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Economic power on the coast: transnational projects in the North Sea Region play an important role in helping Europe grow together. The partners work together on topics referring to the sustainable development of the environment, the closure of value chains or the increase of innovation capacities.
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The North Sea Region stretches from the deserted islands and fjords in the far north to the densely populated cities and research centres in the heart of Europe: it includes the regions of Norway and Sweden located on the coast and its hinterland, the whole of Denmark and the Netherlands, the Flemish provinces of Belgium and coastal regions in Germany and northern France. The North Sea Region is characterised by its economic power, by good infrastructures, a highly qualified workforce and a strong research and development sector. The North Sea Region is already dealing sustainably with environmental risks in many areas, especially in the context of the transition to a low-carbon economy and society and in adapting to the consequences of climate change. Protecting the sea and the coast is an important topic here. Since the North Sea Region with its ports is the most important logistics hub in the EU, sustainable logistics and mobility also play an important role.
The North Sea Programme supports projects concerning the following four priorities:
Robust and smart economies in the North Sea Region
A green transition in the North Sea Region
A climate resilient North Sea Region
Spotlight themes play a special role for the project implementation within all priorities:
Under the North Sea Programme, at least three partners from at least three different countries join within a project. About 10 to 15 institutions participate in regular projects, and 3 to 7 in small-scale projects. A lead partner takes the overall control in each case.
The Programme addresses public and private stakeholders. Examples of partners eligible for funding under the North Sea Programme:
Interreg Nordseeprogramm – Deutsches Beratungsnetzwerk
Division RS 3 - European Spatial and Urban Development
Phone: +49 22899 401-2360
Deutscher National Contact Point für das Interreg Nordseeprogramm 2021 – 2027
Phone: +49 40 428 31 1477