Get involved in the North Sea Conference 2016

08 April 2016 - Published by Rikke Sørensen
Have an interesting idea to share? Looking to communicate your project to a new target audience? Then apply to host a workshop at this year's conference.

The North Sea Conference 2016 offers a number of 20 minute workshop sessions. Some are hosted by the North Sea Region Programme and North Sea Commission but for the majority of the sessions, project developers will be given the floor. Here is why you should take the floor – and how.

Why host a workshop? 
If you are already involved in a project, consider hosting a workshop to share your thoughts, initial findings and plans with key stakeholders and policy makers from the entire North Sea Region. This will give you a head start on bringing new stakeholders into your project and effectively communicating your project.

Developing a new project for the North Sea Region? Then hosting a workshop is a great opportunity to share your ideas, get input from your peers and broaden your partnership.

Planning your workshop
The best workshops are usually the ones with a clear aim, and which are well-prepared, interactive and focused on providing value for the participants. Workshops could be structured around a 10 minute presentation and 10 minute open discussion. Other formats are welcome as long as they include active involvement of the workshop participants.

How to apply
Ready to take the floor? Send an email to with the following information:

• Email subject line: Application to host a workshop at the North Sea Conference 2016
• Contact details for further information prior to event
• Name of organisation and presenter
• Title of workshop
• Short summary of workshop (to be used in programme, 20 words max)
• Relevant North Sea Region Programme priority, if applicable
• Objective for the workshop
• Benefit for participants attending this session

Deadline to apply is 9 May 2016. We will choose the best proposals by 17 May. Please note that the information you provide may be published as part of the conference materials.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Photo: Workshop at the North Sea Conference 2015 in Assen, the Netherlands.