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, […]

Ten years of driving winning ports

The North Sea Region project Dryport gave rise to the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA). As it celebrates its tenth anniversary, journalist Felicity Landon reflects on an extraordinary decade of achievement. Since its official […]

How projects cope during Covid-19

Early February, North Sea region projects came together to share experiences  during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Joint Secretariat hosted four sessions where 20 project experts shared challenges and presented solutions on how to set up pilots, engage […]

Growing the healthcare economy

Two people in close dialogue at an event.

How can society keep up with increasing needs for healthcare? SHINE found the key may be smart business cases creating wins for both companies and the public health sector. In the project SHINE, eight partners […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Why apply to Interreg with your transport project? TEN-T Days reveals some answers…

TEN-T Days is the annual event for EU and member state transport ministers, officials, experts, and anyone else working on increasing transport connections within the European Union. Corridors, railways, maritime sector, urban nodes, hydrogen fuel, […]