Programme Thematic Objectives
Improve the framework conditions for the delivery of innovation, in relation to smart specialisation
Increase the delivery of innovation in smart specialisation sectors
Increase the development of social innovation applications in order to make more efficient and effective local services to address the key societal challenges in the 2 Seas area.
Investment priority 1B
Increase the adoption of low-carbon technologies and applications in sectors that have the potential for a high reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
Investment priority 4F
Improve the ecosystem-based capacity of 2 Seas stakeholders to climate change and its associated water-related effects
Investment priority 5A
Increase the adoption of new solutions for a more efficient use of natural resources and materials
Increase the adoption of new circular economy solutions in the 2 Seas area
Investment priority 6G
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Last open call closed on 8th April 20198th Call for proposals
Interreg 2 Seas 2014-2020 is a European Territorial Cooperation Programme covering England, France, the Netherlands and Belgium (Flanders). The Programme is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and has a total of €241m ERDF to co-finance projects in the 2014 – 2020 period.
Programme overall objective
The overall objective is to develop an innovative, knowledge and research based, sustainable and inclusive 2 Seas area, where natural resources are protected and the green economy is promoted. In order to realise this, projects that directly contribute to one of the Specific Objectives can be part-financed for up to 60 % of their total project budget. Next to these Specific Objectives, projects are also encouraged to
take into account the two 2 Seas cross-cutting themes: “support to SMEs” and the “Maritime dimension”.
Who can participate
Interreg 2 Seas supports many kinds of organisations. These include:
- Public organisations (national, regional or local authorities)
- Organisation that fall within public law (e.g. universities, chambers of commerce, trade unions)
- Private organisations (micro, small, medium and large enterprises)
- Not-for-profit organisations
The minimum partnership requirements are:
- at least two organisations from 2 different Member States of the Programme area.
- at least one UK partner.
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