Creating tailwind for wind-assisted shipping

The ECOLINER

The North Sea Region Programme supports innovation that reduces the heavy CO2 footprint of sea carriers. An example is the SAIL project (2012-2015) that helped kick-start wind-assisted shipping propulsion (WASP), a low-carbon freight solution which is now […]

Summers are heating up: Will water scarcity become the new normal?

The dry summer of 2018 was a forewarning of what lies ahead. Using advanced technology, the North Sea Region project TOPSOIL investigates how water in the uppermost soil layers responds to climate change. This helps […]

Smaller footprints, less emissions

The 2impresz project is enlisting the support of school children to reduce carbon emissions in their schools. It helps 141 schools across the North Sea Region reach 30% energy savings representing an emissions reduction of […]

Bikes, business, and social mobility

The small social enterprise Mobiel provides jobs for unemployed people whilst promoting cycling in cities across Flanders. The founder of Mobiel says Interreg support and transnational cooperation were key to their present-day success. Mobiel is […]

Eco-innovation integral to futureproofing of smaller ports

In a world where sustainability is increasingly in focus and ships are growing in size and volume, is there a future for smaller, regional ports?  A workshop hosted by the North Sea Region funded project […]

Seventy years later, the risk is still there: New project may bring the solution

The remnants of a Europe in conflict can to this day still be found on the seabed of the North Sea.  More than seventy years after World War II and  a hundred years after World […]

Constructing the future: Transnational cooperation showcased at #EURegionsWeek

In collaboration with 11 other Interreg programmes, the North Sea Region Programme created visibility for transnational cooperation over four days at the EU Week of Regions and Cities. From 8 to 11 October, over 6,700 […]

Carbon Farming project to test green methods across the North Sea region

Reflections from the Carbon Farming kick-off meeting: Transnational cooperation to improve greening of agriculture methods The Carbon Farming project, which was approved in June and fits under the North Sea Region Programme’s thematic priority 2 […]

Transnational cooperation in spotlight at European Week of Regions and Cities

Are you attending the #EURegionsWeek? Here is what not to miss! The EU Week of Regions and Cities is a key event for anyone interested in the future of EU Cohesion Policy and how it […]

European Mobility Week 2018 focuses on multimodality: ‘mix and move!’

Mix and move! That is the theme of this year’s EuropeanMobilityWeek, which takes place this week, from 16-22 September. With multimodality in mind, the organisers of the 2018 campaign wish to encourage cities and towns […]