We have a new team member – welcome Femke!

A very warm welcome to our newest team member and now second Dutch colleague, Femke Boersma. Femke joined the Joint Secretariat at the beginning of October. Despite only having spent a week in the office as […]

Helping start-ups brave the pandemic

After two years of successfully helping start-ups test their innovations at European festivals, 2020 was not the best year for the Inno-Quarter project. The big problem was that the Covid-19 pandemic shut down this year’s […]

Reframing loneliness during lockdown

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For too many, loneliness is a fact of life and the project From Isolation to Inclusion is designed to change that. Now, the partners are finding that the new constraints of 2020 can be thought […]

5 reasons why projects should work together

Have you ever wondered if it is worthwhile cooperating with other Interreg projects or programmes? Yes, say the eight project managers we interviewed. Joint conferences and tools, communication, and coffee meetings. Cooperation comes in many […]

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

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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

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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 […]