Call 1: April - June 2015

The North Sea Region Programme 2014-2020 invited the submission of applications for funding under all programme priorities from 27 April to 30 June 2015.

Project applicants could submit both expressions of interest and full applications within this period. Projects were assessed over the summer break and decisions were taken by the programme Steering Committee in autumn 2015.

This call included the possibility to apply for State Aid under the de minimis rules and under Article 20 of the General Block Exemption Regulation (651/2014).

Please note: A new two-step application procedure has been put in place for the 2014 - 2020 period. This means that all project developers are first asked to submit an expression of interest. If the programme’s Steering Committee approves the expression of interest, the project will be asked to develop and submit a full application. If this is approved, the project will receive a contract and can start work.

For this first call only, projects were able to submit either an expression of interest or a full application – meaning that it was possible to skip the expression of interest.

All applications had to be submitted through the new online monitoring system.

Below you will find background and guidance documents for the call.


Background information
Cooperation Programme and Citizen Summary
Project life cycle
Submitted project ideas

Guidance for first call
General guidance including special guidance for the first call
About the online monitoring system (including tutorials)
Things to consider for your digital submission

Application forms (for information only - submission in the online monitoring system)
Application form: Expression of interest
Application form: Full application