5 ways to supercharge the green energy transition

The latest IPCC report and the rising cost of oil and gas both underline the urgent need to ramp up fossil-free solutions. Focused on innovation and testing on the ground, Interreg North Sea Region projects […]

A French connection at the secretariat

Marie Martin Kjaersgaard close-up photo

In November, we were thrilled to welcome Marie Martin Kjærsgaard at the Joint Secretariat in Viborg. She has settled in brilliantly and is already a close member of our team. I spoke with her to […]

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 […]