02-03 June 2016
The Interreg 2 Seas Programme is organising its Cooperation Fair! This free networking event aims to gather partners from Belgium (Flanders), England, France and the Netherlands to foster the development of cross border projects.
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At the start of a new programming period, when expectations have changed, some of you may be wondering what your chances of success in the 2 Seas Programme might be. You no doubt want to understand what exactly the new Programme wants to deliver and the results it wants to achieve working with you.
Two years into the Programme, we remain dedicated to supporting 2 Seas partnership building in every way we can. Whilst some organisations are looking for relevant partners to share and further develop their ideas with, others are still exploring the possibilities available through the 2 Seas Programme. This event is specifically targeted at helping different stakeholders located across the 2 Seas Programme area to develop their projects in line with the Programme strategy. By working together, we expect to receive many successful submissions in one of the following 2 Seas Calls for Proposals!
2 Seas Cooperation Fairs have always been instrumental in gathering hundreds of interested organisations from all over the Programme area, enthusiastic to learn more about the Programme aims and to explore possibilities for cooperation. This cross-border event will allow you to fast-track the development of your project by:
A project ideas exhibition will showcase all the project ideas submitted to the online Cooperation Corner on stands themed by the Specific Objectives they belong to. One-to-one appointments with other interested participants will be facilitated.
This exhibition will be supported by a territorial exhibition hosted by local representatives with displays highlighting a range of organisations and project ideas from different places in the Programme area.
In thematic corners, project idea pitches and working groups will be organised, offering the perfect opportunity for networking and meetings with other like-minded participants.
Three different workshops will be organised at different times over the course of both days to provide direction and understanding of the 2 Seas application process. The workshops are aimed at different levels of experience. However, taken together, they will allow participants to get a complete overview of 2 Seas project development.
The first will be a “Beginners” workshop, this is aimed in particular at participants that are new to the 2 Seas Programme or new to Interreg in general. The focus of this session will be providing a short overview of the Programme, followed by a more detailed look at the different stages of project development.
A second “Advanced” workshop targets more experienced participants and will cover the intervention logic as well as more specific guidance on how to complete the Concept Note and Application Form. This workshop will also provide applicants with some tips to improve the quality of their proposal.
A third workshop will be delivered for participants looking for more information on private sector involvement in the 2 Seas Programme. This session will explore the different ways of involving private sector organisations in a project while also complying with State aid rules.
Get to know your partners, enjoy the 2 Seas Programme!
The success of this event is highly dependent on your active participation, both in the lead up to and during the event. The more you prepare yourself, the more you will get out of the event. We therefore suggest the following next steps:
The Cooperation Fair will be a two-day event, from lunch to lunch. See below our Programme with the different workshops that will be organised. Don’t forget that the Cooperation Fair and the networking will be ongoing all along the two days, as this will be the core of our event!
Discover who is joining the Cooperation Fair and contact people to fix a meeting. You can have a complete overview of the participants, or you can filter by country and specific objective.
The Cooperation Fair will be organised on 2 and 3 June 2016, at Sandown Park, in Esher. The venue is located within the M25 and only 25 minutes by train from London Waterloo or 15 miles from South West London. London airports Heathrow and Gatwick are approximately 20 and 40 kilometers away by road respectively.
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Here is a short list of convenient hotels situated around the venue. Please note that we will not make hotel bookings for the event participants. These hotels offer exhibition prices (specify Sandown Park Event).
£79,00 / 6.1 miles
£129,00 / 4,7 miles
Don’t hesitate to join our Cooperation Fair !
We are counting on you !