The European territorial cooperation programmes, including the Interreg programmes, promote cooperation and economic development across EU Member States. Interreg is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
In this call, three types of applications are allowed:
- Expressions of interest
- Small-scale project applications
- Full applications based on successful Call 1 expressions of interest
- Full applications without a preceding expression of interest
Themes of Interreg North Sea are:
- 1: Robust and smart economies in the North Sea Region
- 1.1 Enhancing research and innovation capacities and the uptake of advanced technologies
- 1.2 Developing sklls for smart specialisation, industrial transition and entrepreneurship
- 2: A green transition in the North Sea Region
- 2.1 Promoting energy efficiency measures & reducing greenhouse gas emissions
- 2.2 Promoting renewable energy
- 2.3 Promoting smart energy systems, storage and grids
- 2.4 Promoting the transition to a circular economy
- 2.5 Promoting sustainable multimodal urban mobility
- 3: A climate resilient North Sea Region
- 3.1 Promoting climate change adaptation, risk prevention and disaster resilience
- 3.2 Enhancing biodiversity, green infra-structure in the urban environment, and reducing pollution
- 4: Better governance
- 4.1 Better cooperation governance
The spotlight themes 'digitalisation', 'rural-urban linkages' and 'strengh & challenges in the North Sea basin' apply throughout all priorities.
All costs are co-financed at 60% (50% for Norwegian partners).
Organisations based in the North Sea Region 2021-2027
may apply. This region includes all of Denmark, the Netherlands and Flanders, and parts of Norway, Sweden, Germany and France.
For both regular projects and small-scale projects, every partnership must include at least three partners from three different countries.
Interreg North Sea Region has a partner search tool
to share your project idea and to enable potential partners to contact your. Or you can browse to consult the project ideas already submitted by others.
Private companies, and in particular SMEs, are welcome but cannot take on a role as lead partner.
To get started on your application you can consult following guides:
Make sure to contact the National Contact Points
and project advisors before submitting an application. As always OBI needs to be informed and involved in your preparations.
Deadline for advice by the Interreg Secretariat: Please note that the secretariat cannot offer content-related advice on your application after Friday, 21 October. However, you can still consult the National Contact Points on content up to the deadline for submission. You can also continue to ask the secretariat for technical assistance through 14 November.
All information on the call can be consulted here.