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Discover the Interreg IIIB-North Sea Programme

More countries have come together with a common purpose.

The cross border cooperation between the UK, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Belgium and Denmark was quite strong before the EC has decided to contribute to its growth. This programme took part between 2000 and 2006, but it built a solid and long lasting relationship between all the countries involved.

A collaboration for more than two decades

The programme was officially introduced in 2000, about two decades ago. It was officially ended in 2006. The EC has invested a total budget of EUR 258.4 million. As a direct result, the North Sea has been more efficiently assessed.

Action priorities

Each country had a word to say when the agreement was started. Altogether, they identified five major areas that required special attention.

Transnational spacial development

There are more strategies in place for transnational spacial development these days, as well as activities for the maritime, urban and rural systems in the North Sea.

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Citizens' words

What people think about Interreg IIIB-North Sea

The programme is excellent for our countries and I hope it will go on for a long time.

Marcus Bethal
Danish citizen

The programme was excellent when it came out and I think it has brought our countries closer.

Markus Rasmussen
German citizen

Keeping control over the North Sea in a friendly manner is certainly a plus for the countries involved.

Joshua Brimble
British citizen

You cannot go wrong with such a partnership, can you? I believe the programme should go further.

Andre O'Riu
Dutch citizen
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