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Apply in Call 3

Call 3 is open for submission of applications 17 April - 30 June.


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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. 

Applications in Call 3 are restricted

In the first two calls, interest for funding has been especially intense. Due to limited remaining funds, not all categories are open.

The programme welcomes the following applications:

  • Full applications in all four priorities. Full applications must be based on approved expressions of interest or a rejected full application submitted in Calls 1 or 2.
  • Expressions of interest in priority 1.
  • Small-scale projects for priorities 1, 3 and 4.

The infographic below gives an overview of the project types you can submit in the four priorities of the programme.

Overview project possibilities

If you have been contemplating applying in a priority that is now closed, it might be worth considering how your project idea might fit under another priority or as a small-scale project. Feel free to get in touch with us to discuss these options. 

The application process

How to apply

To get started read the guidance note of Call 3. In this document the most important rules and requirements for this call are described. 

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.

Guidance material

All guidance material is gathered in our 'resources' section. 

Get Ready!

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.

Need help?

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.