North Sea Conference 2018

The 21st North Sea Conference explored the theme of Setting the Course for the future reflecting the current discussions about the future of EU regional cooperation.

It took place in Fredrikstad, Norway on 13-14 June 2018. The conference was jointly hosted by the North Sea Commission and Østfold County Council, Norway.


Conference programme

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Presentations from the plenary sessions

Please find below the presentations from the North Sea Conference plenary sessions:

Reflections on the future of the North Sea Region, Gregg Jones, CPMR
Development of a Norwegian SME, Ole Jakob Ottestad, IPCO AS 
Development of the Dutch North Sea Strategy 2030, Ton  IJlstra, Dutch Ministry
The SEEV4-City project, Sture Portvik, Project Manager
The future of Interreg, Katharina Erdmenger, German Federal Ministry
Regional development & cohesion & cooperation, Pierre-Emmanuel LeClerc, European Commission

Presentations from the event workshop sessions

Clean and efficient transport

North Sea Region Priority 4, Sarah Holsen, Joint Secretariat
Transport Outlook post -2020, Pim Bonne, Flanders Ministry 
North Sea Region Project #IWTS 2.0
North Sea Region Project G-PATRA
North Sea Region Project HyTrEc
North Sea Region Project SURFLOGH

Maritime Space

Maritime Spatial Planning, Katharina Erdmenger
KIMO International, Municipalities for Sustainable Seas

Responding to climate change

North Sea Region Priority 3, Joint Secretariat and North Sea Commission

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Participants list

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