Festivals: Perfect testing grounds for sustainable products and services

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 […]

Creating tailwind for wind-assisted shipping

The ECOLINER

The North Sea Region Programme supports innovation that reduces the heavy CO2 footprint of sea carriers. An example is the SAIL project (2012-2015) that helped kick-start wind-assisted shipping propulsion (WASP), a low-carbon freight solution which is now […]

Bikes, business, and social mobility

The small social enterprise Mobiel provides jobs for unemployed people whilst promoting cycling in cities across Flanders. The founder of Mobiel says Interreg support and transnational cooperation were key to their present-day success. Mobiel is […]

Eco-innovation integral to futureproofing of smaller ports

In a world where sustainability is increasingly in focus and ships are growing in size and volume, is there a future for smaller, regional ports?  A workshop hosted by the North Sea Region funded project […]

Transnational cooperation in spotlight at European Week of Regions and Cities

Are you attending the #EURegionsWeek? Here is what not to miss! The EU Week of Regions and Cities is a key event for anyone interested in the future of EU Cohesion Policy and how it […]

Bottom-up approach helps biodiversity gain ground in European farmlands

Only halfway through its planned duration, the North Sea Region project PARTRIDGE is garnering significant public interest and uptake by national and regional policies.  Birdlife Netherlands (Vogelbescherming Nederland) calls the project’s preliminary results ‘spectacular’. The PARTRIDGE […]

What does the future hold? Highlights from the North Sea Conference

The North Sea Region VB Programme is past its half-way point, and we are looking ahead to what the future might bring. This year’s North Sea Conference focused on current trends in the region that […]

A Norwegian look at the North Sea Region

Though not an EU country, Norway has been a mainstay of the North Sea Region Programme for over 20 years and has played a key role in many transnational projects. Norwegian organisations are currently involved […]

Promoting the cool factor of carsharing

‘Don’t show your wealth, show that you are smart.’ Mobility experts Michael Glotz-Richter and Rebecca Karbaumer of the City of Bremen explain why a change of mindset is essential in the transition from individual car […]

North Sea Region projects make their mark

From creative technology to farmland biodiversity, energy-savvy youngsters and shared mobility solutions:  North Sea Region projects are creating a stir with their novel approaches.   North Sea Region Programme funded projects are carefully selected based on […]