Conference programme

Pre-programme 24 - 25 June

Monday 24 June

North Sea Commission (for North Sea Commission members only)

17.00                  Welcome Reception at the Region Västra Götaland (Note: located in Gothenburg). 


Tuesday 25 June

North Sea Commission meetings

(for North Sea Commission members only)

09.00 - 12.00 


North Sea Commission Thematic group meetings

12.00 - 13.00



13.00 - 17.00    

North Sea Commission Annual Business Meeting

17.00 - 18.00  

North Sea Commission Executive Committee Meeting

Information about the meetings will be sent to the NSC member regions. 

Interwork  Seminar 

(For those working with the Interreg VB North Sea Region Programme)

09.00 - 16.00         Calls 11 and 12 Interwork Seminar 

Information about the Interwork seminar (including an agenda) will be available on the programme website in due course.


Main programme 25 June

Opening and networking dinner

Dinner venue: Sillsalteriet, Malepertsvägen 7, Marstrand, Sweden 

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Boat transport will be organized from Marstrands Havshotell to the dinner venue. More information about this will be available as soon as possible.  

19.00                  Welcome

Welcome speeches by:

President of the Regional Council, Region Västra Götaland 

President of the North Sea Commission 

Head of the North Sea Region Programme 

    North Sea Region Video Awards   


Main programme 26 June 

09.00 - 10.30          

Plenary session

The future is about climate - climate is about the future

10.30 - 11.00   Coffee, tea and networking
11.00 - 12.30   Workshops / Governance Aspects of Climate Change (working tittles)

1. Climate and Governance 
2. Climate Adaptation
3. De-carbonizing Transport

12.30 - 13.30    Networking Lunch
13.30 - 14.30  

 Plenary session

The future is about business - business is about climate

14.30 - 16.15   Workshops / Business Aspects of Climate Change (working titles)

1. Climate and Blue Growth: Innovations/ Business Models 
2. Renewable and Sustainable Energy 
3. Climate-Smart Food Production

16.15 - 17.00   Final Plenary:
    Feedback from the workshops and panel debate about the next steps
17.30 - late   Visit to Carlsten Fortress with a light snack, the old fort that rises above Marstrand.