Study finds nature-based solutions add flood resilience across large areas

Landscape with a re-meandered river

This summer’s devastating floods in Europe was a wake-up call to an emerging reality that was further accentuated in the latest IPCC report, released on August 9th. Nature-based solutions help reduce flood risk locally, but […]

Greening ports from the hinterland

Aerial shot of the dryport in Skaraborg, today a logistics hot spot of Sweden

How can ports become greener and smarter? DRYPORT (2008-2012) explored a concept that has proved very durable and still leads to positive spinoffs in the North Sea Region and beyond.  ”Just call me any time, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Projects press on during lockdown

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

5 ways to speed up the energy transition

With the EU Green Deal, Europe has vowed to become climate-neutral by 2050. To meet this goal, green energy systems must evolve faster. Here are some North Sea Region initiatives pushing the pace of the […]

#EUprotects: Bridging troubled waters

Citizen dialogue is key to good water governance, yet it often fails. Meet Susanne Mortensen, who works with landowners to protect water quality in the Interreg WaterCoG project. “My interest in citizen dialogue is based […]

Smart specialisation in practice: 3 examples

At the Smart Regions 3.0 conference this week, North Sea Region Project Advisors Anne Pinz and Isabella Leong are taking part of a joint Interreg stand promoting transnational cooperation. At this event, we are showcasing […]

Nature-based solutions make headway in the North Sea Region

Nature-based solutions to climate change were in focus at this week’s UN Climate Action Summit in New York. Here are three North Sea Region projects using the power of nature to reduce climate impacts while […]

North Sea Commission and KIMO launch transnational river cleanup

A new campaign will involve citizens in a river cleanup across the North Sea Region. At the opening of the North Sea Climate Conference, the president of the North Sea Commission Kerstin Brunnström and advisor […]