How (not) to organise an online conference

Our yearly North Sea Conference, like so many other events these days, had to be held online. We missed the opportunity to connect face-to-face with all of you, but we are grateful for the valuable […]

A new face at the Joint Secretariat

Tuuli Veikkanen close-up with beautiful mountainous landscape in the background.

Meet our new colleague Tuuli Veikkanen, who has joined the secretariat to assist with communication for a period of six months. Tuuli Veikkanen has been working with the Joint Secretariat since June 2020.  Her main […]

Promoting a digital mindset in public service innovation

After four years full of hackathons, digital coaches and numerous other inventions, the Like! project can boast a great range of innovative digital solutions for public service delivery. I had an online chat with project […]

Helping SMEs expand overseas

Speaker in front o audience

In the award-winning Lean Landing project, business incubators and accelerators joined forces to help micro-SMEs break into foreign markets. Lean Landing was designed to help small businesses grow by moving into markets overseas. Internationalisation is […]

Climate-proof your city with BGI

The BEGIN project is providing cities across Europe with lessons on how to best integrate blue and green infrastructure (BGI) for more climate-resilient and liveable cities. Since 2016, the BEGIN project (Blue-Green Infrastructures through Social […]

The story of the three-legged stools

A magic tale about transnational cooperation, brought to you by the PARTRIDGE project. Once upon a time there were three stools and each stool had three legs.  The owners of the three stools were three pillars […]

Projects press on during lockdown

Amid the Covid-19 crisis, Interreg projects are staying on course to build environmental and economic resilience in the North Sea Region. Cooperation is at the heart of every Interreg project. So how do North Sea […]

Changing job during lockdown

Peter Racz recently became part of the Joint Secretariat and was welcomed by his new colleagues at an online meeting. Here is his story of what it is like to take up a new position […]

Reflections during the corona crisis

Head of Secretariat Christian Byrith shares his thoughts on how the coronavirus pandemic affects the North Sea Region community, and what this may imply for the next North Sea Region Programme. The corona crisis has […]

Let’s build a digital future for rural areas

Does your region offer a future-proof digital environment? Not sure? CORA provides tools to identify and address the right challenges. For rural areas to stay attractive for families and businesses, they need a healthy digital […]