The programme aim is to support development and foster sustained economic growth across the region. It 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. The programme map is available here.
The UK is still a full member of the EU, and UK applicants are eligible for EU funding until new arrangements are agreed. The External Funding Team would urge potential applicants to make the most of the opportunity while it still exists and are here to help. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ANSWER - A North Sea Way to Energy-efficient Regions
This project developed ways to promote and increase energy efficient consumption patterns in society, working with communities and businesses to engage and empower them to increase efficiency.
Led by Suffolk County Council and in partnership with Norfolk County Council along with 11 other partners from five countries, this project received €1.8 million for a total budget of €3.6 million.
Further information on this project is available here: http://www.northsearegion.eu/project-information/
Please note that this project was funded under the previous programme (2007-2013) and that the new programme (2014-2020) has different objectives and expectations.
Projects can be co-financed by up to 50% of the eligible costs by the North Sea Programme.
Any legal entity from the private or public sector within the programme area may be Lead Partner or Partner of a project and apply for funding.
Projects must include at least two beneficiaries from two different countries within the eligible area.
Note: projects should have a positive effect on large parts of the programme area which could be hard to justify with only the minimum number of beneficiaries.
The programme area of the North Sea Region is made of the following countries:
Norway and Denmark, eastern parts of the UK, three provinces of the Flemish region of Belgium, the north western regions of Germany, the northern and western parts of the Netherlands and the south western area of Sweden.
The North Sea Region programme has a two-step application procedure with the submission of a Phase 1 application form followed by a more detailed Phase 2 application form for successful applicants.
Details of forthcoming application deadlines can be found on the programme website.