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Robust & smart economies

We support a resilient economy that is the backbone of a green, dynamic North Sea Region where no one is left behind.

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Yes, money matters

Whether you earn or spend it – money matters a great deal. A sound economy is the basis for stable employment and peace of mind for citizens.

Innovation plays a central role in building a  smart and green economy that can withstand future shocks. As part of this, new solutions may reduce disparities and improve social cohesion.

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) make up over 99% of all companies in the European Union and they play a vital role in regional economies. We therefore support projects that help SMEs innovate, prosper and become drivers of sustainability.

To further underpin a thriving society, we also fund projects that improve public services, for example through digital technologies. 


Specific objectives

Please note: The examples of themes and actions listed below are only indicative. If in doubt, please get in touch with us to clarify the best match for your project idea.

Need advice?

Feel free to consult one of our project advisors dedicated to this priority.  

Photo in this page by the Interreg North Sea project SHINE.