Interreg supports Sweden to reach its climate goals

Ahead of the North Sea Climate Conference in Swedish Marstrand, we look at how Interreg projects help Sweden deal with climate change and meet the country’s ambitious targets. Adopted in June 2017, the Swedish Climate […]

5 sustainability challenges for housing associations

Older buildings in need of energy renovation are a major challenge in the North Sea Region. INDU-ZERO provides a streamlined solution to accelerate renovations and meet the European climate goals on time.     Buildings are […]

Uma atualização marítima – that’s Portuguese for a maritime update!

The North Sea Region Programme’s Project Advisor Jenny Thomsen and UK National Contact Point Vanessa Pilley share their thoughts from the European Maritime Day in Lisbon. The North Sea Region Programme takes a keen interest […]

Energy clusters join forces: Results and spin-offs

An employee gauging the energy flow on screens.

Defying tradition and perception barriers, the project Northern Connections forges cooperation among regional energy clusters to shape new synergies. This approach is now showing some interesting results. Energy clusters in the North Sea Region involve […]

#EUGreenWeek inspires the North Sea Region

This year’s EU Green Week focused on European environmental laws and their implementation. Project Advisors Jesper Jönsson and Axel Kristiansen were there to showcase environmental projects in the North Sea Region and learn about upcoming […]

Peatland farming could protect vital carbon sink

The CANAPE project promotes peatland restoration and innovative wet farming to keep vast carbon stocks locked in the ground. As global temperatures keep rising, the race is on to develop climate-smart solutions. In fact, one […]

New digital tools to solve spatial conflicts at sea

Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) in the Baltic Sea and North Sea was the focus of the recent ConnectingSeas conference in Hamburg. Practitioners presented new digital tools that can foster multi-use and prevent conflicts. On 13-14 […]

Festivals: Perfect testing grounds for sustainable business ideas

The Inno-Quarter project is using festivals in the North Sea Region to help startups design and test products and services contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Startup companies can apply now to take part […]

International Saline Futures Conference addresses climate change and food security

As climate change causes saltwater to intrude in farmlands across the North Sea Region, how can we continue to produce enough food for the world’s population? The conference Saline Futures provides some leading-edge answers to […]

Contact points strengthen support to North Sea Region applicants and projects

One of the cornerstones of applicant and project support in the North Sea Region Programme is our network of national contact points (NCP). Our programme is fortunate to have one national contact point in each […]