First call closes with promising show of interest

01 July 2015 - Published by Rikke Sørensen
By the close of the first call for applications 30 June, we received a total of 79 applications.

Uniquely for this first call, project applicants could submit either an expression of interest or go directly to submitting a full application.

The final count shows a promising interest in becoming part of the 2014 – 2020 programme: We received 51 expressions of interest and 28 full applications.

Breakdown of received applications
Priority 1, Thinking growth, received the most attention, followed by priority 3, Sustainable North Sea Region. Submissions are divided by priority as follows:

Expressions of interest Full applications
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The submissions per country are illustrated below.

Expressions of interest

Full applications



Next steps

Project advisors will now go through all submissions and make their recommendations to the Steering Committee. 

The Steering Committee meets 9 - 10 November to decide which full applications and expressions of interest will help shape the North Sea Region in 2014 – 2020.

In the meantime, communication between the secretariat and project applicants regarding applications will be directly through the online monitoring system.


Photo from the North Sea Conference 2015.