Norwegian organisations will not be able to apply for funding as project partners in Calls 2 or 3. This is due to exhausted Norwegian funds after the approval of three small-scale and 14 regular projects in the first call for proposals of the 2021-27 funding period.
However, Norwegian organisations are welcome to participate in projects as observers. This means that the Norwegian organisations' interest and participation in the project can be described in the application, but they will not be listed as part of the partnership, nor can project activities or results be dependent on their participation. Following from this, they will not be included in the project contract or partnership agreement.
This applies to Norwegian organisations in the partnerships of approved expressions of interest in Call 1, small-scale project applications, and 'direct' full applications (skipping the expression of interest stage in Call 2).
Opportunities to join Interreg North Sea projects from Call 4 will be announced at a later date, pending further decisions on Norwegian funding by the national Norwegian authorities at the end of 2022 or early 2023.
If you have any questions, please contact our project advisors or Kate Clarke, our National Contact Point in Norway.