How (not) to organise an online conference

Our yearly North Sea Conference, like so many other events these days, had to be held online. We missed the opportunity to connect face-to-face with all of you, but we are grateful for the valuable […]

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 […]

Changing job during lockdown

Peter Racz recently became part of the Joint Secretariat and was welcomed by his new colleagues at an online meeting. Here is his story of what it is like to take up a new position […]

Reflections during the corona crisis

Head of Secretariat Christian Byrith shares his thoughts on how the coronavirus pandemic affects the North Sea Region community, and what this may imply for the next North Sea Region Programme. The corona crisis has […]

North Sea Region hotspots revealed

Network of cities

We have crunched the numbers to connect the dots and discover the epicentres of North Sea Region project activity. The North Sea Region Programme supports place-based, transnational approaches to improving the future and creating vibrant […]

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 […]

#EURegionsWeek 2019: future perspectives

With over 10,000 attendees and 300 events, the European Week of Regions and Cities is the top annual event for stakeholders to meet and discuss how to improve European regional and local governance. One of […]

2imprezs wins first place in the Interreg Project Slam 2019

A huge congratulations to the North Sea Region project 2imprezs! This week, the project delivered an amazing performance at the Interreg Project Slam. They were chosen out of nearly 40 submissions received from across the […]

Update on Brexit

New information for North Sea Region projects with UK participation While the debates about a deal or no deal Brexit are continuing, in the Secretariat we have received more information about the likely consequences for […]

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 […]