New programme submitted for approval
A long journey
The PPG represents the member countries in the new programme: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands. From priorities to frameworks for projects and calls, they were tasked to find common ground on all key aspects. The group has so far met 12 times.
The work was informed by nearly 400 stakeholders who participated in our online consultations. Also, external experts conducted a scoping study, while an external evaluation of the current programme also helped inform the development of the future programme. An independent screening found no need for an Environmental Strategic Assessment.
The Covid-19 pandemic broke out shortly after the first PPG meeting and has marked the entire process of programme development. A big thank you to the PPG members for their great spirit of cooperation throughout this challenging time!
The next steps
We are now waiting for the Commission's feedback on the draft programme.
Meanwhile, we have already launched the first call in the future programme. We hope to be able to launch the programme and approve the first projects in the summer of 2022.
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