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  • Programme Thematic Objectives

    • A smarter Europe – innovative and smart economic transformation

        RSO 1.1 Developing and enhancing research and innovation capacities and the uptake of advanced technologies

        • Short-term expected effects:
          • More tests and demo projects across the border.
          • More cross-border research collaborations/results.

        • Medium-term expected effects:
          • More and new users of research infrastructure/test beds.

        • Long-term expected effects:
          • Sustainable innovations that contribute to strengthened competitiveness, green transition, and a resilient society.
          • New value and knowledge chains.
          • Good overview and utilization of the region's S3 areas.
          • Common models for innovative/green procurement.
          • Increased commercialization of research and innovations.

        RSO 1.4 Developing skills for smart specialisation, industrial transition and entrepreneurship

        • Short-term expected effects:
          • Cross-border collaboration in education and skills development related to smart specialization.
          • Joint education and training programmes for researchers.

        • Medium and long term expected effects:
          • Improved knowledge of smart specialization and innovation within the public sector in ÖKS.
          • Enhanced expertise in common areas of smart specialization within the public sector and academia.

    • A greener, low-carbon Europe

        RSO 2.2 Renewable energy

        • Short term expected effects:
          • Sustainable solutions that promote the transition to renewable energy.
          • Testing, demo projects, and pilots across national borders.

        • Medium-term expected effects:
          • The project results can influence political decisions on local, regional, and national energy policies and also provide input and contribute to EU and UN energy policies.
          • A common planning structure for investments in renewable energy.

        • Long-term expected effects:
          • Increased awareness and engagement in energy efficiency, reduced resource consumption, and transition to renewable energy among citizens, businesses, and the public sector.
          • Increased use of renewable energy.

        RSO 2.4 Promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention and resilience, taking into account eco-system based approaches

        • Short term expected effects:
          • Development of robust solutions to manage extreme rainfall and climate change in vulnerable natural areas.
          • Increased knowledge and awareness of climate adaptation.

        • Medium-term expected effects:
          • Limited costs from damages resulting from increased water volumes and/or drought.
          • More strategic urban and rural planning, where changing precipitation levels and rising water levels are important factors in the planning.
          • Creation of recreational areas and attractive environments in both urban and rural areas for the benefit of citizens and biodiversity.

        • Long-term expected effects:
          • Implementation and positive effects of robust solutions.
          • A more climate-resistant and climate-adapted society.

        RSO 2.6 Circular economy

        • Short term expected effects:
          • Development and testing of circular business models
          • Increased knowledge and awareness of circular public procurement
          • Development of "resource loops" in various industries
          • Establishment of territorial circular economic partnerships across borders

        • Medium-term expected effects:
          • Implementation and establishment of "resource loops"
          • Development of territorial circular economic partnerships across borders

        • Long-term expected effects:
          • Reduced waste quantities
          • Reduced resource consumption
          • Widespread circular business development

    • A more connected Europe – mobility and regional ICT connectivity

        RSO 3.2 Developing and enhancing sustainable, climate resilient, intelligent and intermodal national, regional and local mobility, including improved access to TEN-T and cross-border mobility

        • Short-term expected effects:
          • Plans, strategies, reports, recommendations
          • Tested solutions
          • Proposals for common standards
          • Increased awareness among target groups and authorities
          • Applications to CEF and/or Horizon Europe

        • Medium-term expected effects:
          • Tested solutions/products/tools used by public authorities, transport operators and/or launched on the market
          • Interstate agreements on cross-border infrastructure investments
          • Contribution from CEF and possibly Horizon Europe for relevant projects
          • Decisions on the construction of alternative fuel and technology infrastructure
          • Launch of new/improved transport offers, increased frequency, reduced costs, shorter travel time
          • More passengers and more freight on trains and ships, in public transport and/or walking/cycling
          • Establishment of permanent networks for cooperation
          • Increased capacity and better conditions for using new/improved transport technology
          • Increased awareness of the need to reduce emissions and choose more environmentally friendly and active transport solutions

        • Long-term expected effects:
          • Reduced emissions and noise from the transport sector
          • More climate-resistant transport infrastructure
          • Fewer deaths and serious injuries in traffic, reduced health damage
          • More efficient transport in terms of delivery time, costs
          • Better mobility in all types of areas
          • Increased green transition, sustainable growth

    • A more social Europe implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights

        RSO 4.1 Enhancing the effectiveness and inclusiveness of labour markets and access to quality employment through developing social infrastructure and promoting social economy

        • Short-term expected effects:
          • Learning through transfer of methods, models, data, knowledge, ideas and visions.
          • Solutions to common problems
          • New products/services/solutions for a better functioning cross-border regional labour market
          • More joint education across borders
          • Joint plans and strategies for a strengthened cross-border regional labour market and education system

        • Medium-term expected effects:
          • Increased knowledge about opportunities for studying/working on the other side of the border
          • More positive attitudes towards cross-border commuting for study and work
          • Better knowledge base, needs analysis, etc. for a strengthened cross-border regional labour market and education system
          • Increased cooperation between national, regional and local levels to reduce border obstacles
          • More and strengthened cross-border advisory services, more users (job seekers, students, companies)
          • Harmonized requirements for education and professional qualifications across borders

        • Long-term expected effects:
          • Improved informative, administrative and institutional structures.
          • Reduced number of border obstacles
          • More people studying or having internships in another ÖKS country
          • Increased cross-border commuting for work
          • Better conditions for digital work for cross-border commuters
          • Better matching between the education system and the needs of the labour market.

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What is Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak?

It is an EU programme that works to strengthen European territorial cooperation, meaning cooperation across borders. We do this by providing funding for projects that aim to solve common societal challenges by finding common solutions across country borders in southern Scandinavia. Our motto is: Vi går over grænsen. We go over the border.

Where can you find us?

Our projects operate across these 11 Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian regions around Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak; Skåne, Halland, Västra Götaland, Hovedstaden, Sjælland, Midtjylland, Nordjylland, Agder, Oslo, Vestfold and Telemark, and Viken. Our employees can be found at our offices in Copenhagen, Gothenburg, and Malmö.

What is a project?

For us, a project consists of a partnership between at least two actors from at least two of the three countries that the program operates in. The actors can be both public and private organizations, but not individual entrepreneurs or private individuals. A project must also meet specific criteria to receive support, including fitting into our four focus areas. Our main projects typically have a three-year duration, while our pre-projects are typically one-year long.

Where does the project financing come from? Most of the money we invest in projects comes from the European Regional Development Fund. In projects with Norwegian partners, the money also comes from the Norwegian state, as Norway is not a member of the EU. Projects that receive funding from us must also provide a certain level of co-financing (40 percent).

Is Interreg right for you?

Do you and your partners have an idea within one of our focus areas? Do you want to collaborate across borders? Do you have a handle on the financing? With guidance from us, you can prepare to apply for funding for an Interreg project.


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  • If you are in the Kattegat / Skagerrak area and want to know more about the program and its project development opportunities, you are welcome to contact the project advisors in Gothenburg. We do our best to answer your questions and provide feedback and guidance

    Att. Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak
    Box 112 78
    404 26 Gothenburg

    Visiting address:
    Kilsgatan 4
    411 04 Gothenburg
  • If you are a project applicant and are located around Öresund, you are welcome to contact the project advisors in Copenhagen

    Greater Copenhagen & Skåne Committee
    Att. Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerak
    Nørregade 7B, 3rd floor
    DK-1165 Copenhagen K
  • If you have questions about law, communication, finance or management of the Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak, please feel free to contact the Malmö office.

    Att. Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak
    Box 32
    201 20 Malmö

    Visiting address:
    Östra Promenaden 3
    211 28 Malmö
  • Norwegian Managing Organization is located in Sarpsborg, Norway. You can contact Norwegian managing organization if you have questions about Norwegian management of the program. If you have questions about project funding, please contact the secretariat in Copenhagen and Gothenburg

    Viken fylkeskommune
    Postboks 220
    N-1702 Sarpsborg

    Visiting address:
    Oscar Pedersens vei 39
    1702 Sarpsborg
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