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 

Download the agenda of the Interwork event

Please note: Call 12 has been postponed. Please see this news article for more details. 

Main programme 25 June

Opening and networking dinner

Dinner venue: Sillsalteriet, Malepertsvägen 7, Marstrand, Sweden 

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Transport to and from the dinner venue:

For those wishing to travel by boat, a boat will sail us to the dinner venue. The boat will leave from the conference venue (Marstrands Havshotell) at 18:30 and 18:45 hours (subject to change depending on weather conditions).

No boat has been arranged for the return journey and participants are asked to return by foot (app. 10 min walk). A small minivan will be rented for those who need transport for the return journey.  


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 

Conference venue: Marstrands Havshotell, Varvskajen 2, 442 66, Marstrand, Sweden

Participants not staying at the Conference venue:

For those participants staying on the island and not at the conference venue, tickets for the ferry can be collected (for free) from the reception of the Conference venue. You only need a ticket going to the island, the return is included.

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.