This page will be updated when more details about Call 3 become available.
Do you have a great idea to tackle a common challenge in the North Sea region? Do you have a team ready that can hit the ground running?
Then we invite you to join the third call in the 2021-2027 North Sea Programme.
The programme welcomes applications for regular and small-scale projects. For regular projects, full applications must be based on an approved expression of interest or a previously rejected full application.
In the first two calls, interest for funding in Priority 2 (Green Transitions) has been especially intense. At present, it is unclear how much funding will be available in Priority 2 for Call 3 applications. More will be known following the decisions to be made on Call 2 applications (12-13 April).
If you are contemplating applying in Priority 2, it might be worth considering how your project idea might fit under another priority. Feel free to get in touch with us to discuss these options.
Organisations based in the North Sea Region may apply.
However, Norwegian funding is not available for this call, so Norwegian organisations cannot join projects as partners in these calls. You can find out more here.
In special cases, partners can be located outside of the region, providing they are based in one of the six EU member states that participate in the programme (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, and Sweden). More information on this is available here.
We have set out four priorities including 10 specific objectives. Your proposal must address one of the specific objectives.
You may choose to apply as a small-scale project, or you can submit either an expression of interest or a full application to participate as a regular project.
Full applications in Call 3 must be based on an approved expression of interest or a previously rejected full application.
The Online Monitoring System is now open for expression of interest and will soon open for full applications and small-scale projects. Please watch this page for updates. You can submit applications from April 17. The deadline for submission is Friday, 30 June 17:00 CET.
Our Monitoring Committee will take final decisions on the submitted applications at the end of October.
To get started on your application ahead of the call, check out our guidance material.
Types of project: The difference between small-scale and regular projects.
Steps to apply: An easy step by step guide on the application process.
Guidance by stage: Tailored guidance for each type of application.
Partner search: Our platform dedicated to posting project ideas and finding partners.
A Get Ready! event took place in February to prepare for Call 3. The presentations of the event are a great source of information to prepare for Call 3.
All material of the day can be found here.
A summary of the event with key takeaways can be found here.
We highly encourage you to discuss your project idea with us and schedule a consultation to help you with your idea and learn what is important to a successful application.
Reaching out to your National Contact Point is always a good idea. They are ready to help with any questions you might have.
You are also welcome to contact our Project Advisors.