Interreg North Sea Region Call 8 - Expressions of Interest
The aim of the programme is to support development and foster sustained economic growth across the region. The North Sea Region Programme helps enterprises, institutions, public administrations, NGOs and others to pool their expertise, share their experience and cooperate to develop realistic solutions to problems shared by organisations across the region.
Projects of interest have a particular focus on pilots, demonstrations and trials. Projects typically explore how organisations can work better, often together, for the long-term. The four themes that are most relevant and pressing across the region cover:
- Thinking growth
- Sustainable North Sea Region
- Green transport and mobility
You must apply as part of a partnership, and every partnership must include at least 2 beneficiaries from 2 different countries. However, projects should have a positive effect on large parts of the programme area so only meeting the minimum requirements will generally be considered a weakness. You need to be a legal entity (organization or enterprise) based in the programme area in order to apply. There are limits on which private sector organisations can perform the role of Lead Beneficiary. Please see Fact Sheet 13 for details. Partners from outside the programme area can be part of a partnership under special conditions. At present, however, the Managing Authority faces major difficulties establishing effective control and audit arrangements for countries outside the North Sea Region. You should therefore be aware that partners from outside the North Sea Region may have to be excluded from the partnership.
All project applications correctlysubmitted through the Online Monitoring System with all relevant supporting documents before the end of a call will be assessed. Applicants should regularlyconsult the programme website at www.northsearegion.eu for announcements about new calls. As a rule these will happen every six months or so during the start of the programme.
All partners can claim reimbursement of 50% of costs for all project activities, although applicants should always check the specific conditions for each call for proposals for information on the total funds still available and any special funding terms that may
apply. There is no formal minimum or maximum budget for projects, but projects will be assessed on value for money and larger projects will be expected to deliver significant benefits to the programme area.
National Contact Points can provide extensive information and individual guidance on how to apply. There is a list of Contact Points on the NSRP website.
Online materials about rules and procedures are collected in the Programme Manual and Fact Sheets.
Anyone planning on submitting an Expression of Interest should attend the programme’s Interwork event on 4-5 September 2018 in Bergen, Norway for detailed guidance and one-to-one feedback on application details. Please see the programme website for further information about this event and the link to online registration.