Exciting step in preparing new programme
The preparation phase of the next North Sea Region Programme is in full swing!
To help the programme bodies with the background work needed to make informed decisions about which policy areas to focus on and write the operational programme document, the Joint Secretariat launched a tender process for a scoping study in March.
Five bids were received and the Secretariat selected the NORth consortium to carry out the work. The consortium consists of staff members of three organisations: Reeleaf, Oxford Research, and Nordregio.
The Secretariat was impressed by the group's clear understanding of the task at hand, knowledge of the programme, their description of what they will do and how they will do it, their expertise on the countries in the region, and their flexible approach to the job, especially under the current circumstances.
The Secretariat staff look forward to working with the members of the NORth consortium over the next several months.