Interreg 2 Seas Programme ( 2014-2020) Launch Event

20.11.2014 - 21.11.2014


Halls de la filature, Saint-André-lez-Lille - France [view on map]


The 2 Seas Launch Event was held on 20 & 21 November, in Saint-André-Lez-Lille. It attracted over 620 participants and was an excellent networking platform.

Through this event, the 2 Seas Programme aimed to:


1. Set the scene of the 2 Seas Programme and explain clearly its duality: the Programme has to comply with a strict EU logical framework and has to respond to the concrete needs of the areas involved.

2. Provide transparency on the programming process and explain the choices made by the 2 Seas Programme together with Member States expectations; preparing "ownership" of the Programme by the participants.

3. Enable a good understanding of the results expected regarding the themes chosen and explain concretely how the success of the Programme depends on the projects supported.

4. Provide a first forum where project ideas can be developed and partnerships built, actively supported by the territories involved in the 2 Seas area.

5. Prepare potential applicants to effectively submit quality projects to the Programme. 



You can find below all the presentations and a selection of pictures of the Launch Event.

The documents related to the first 2 Seas Call for Proposals are now online.

Day 1: Thursday 20 November

 Opening session

New EU policy framework and 2 Seas area challenges:

Origins, main characteristics and ambition

of the Programme

 Presentation of the 2 Seas Programme 2014-2020  (PPT)

Thematic sessions on the

six chosen objectives:

What type of project is expected?


Which actions are to be supported


which results are to be achieved?

 Framework conditions for Innovation
(Specific Objective 1.1)

 Technological Innovation

(Specific Objective 1.2 )


 Social Innovation

(Specific Objective 1.3)


 Low-carbon Technologies

(Specific Objective 2.1)


 Adaptation to Climate Change

(Specific Objective 3.1)


 Resource Efficient Economy

(Specific Objective 4.1)


Day 2: Friday 21 November

Technical sessions on how

to participate

in the Programme:

How to prepare yourself

and get ready for the first Call?

- In English
- In French
- In Dutch

Launch Event 2014