2 Seas Monitoring Committee approves 4 projects
On Thursday 30 and Friday 31 January, the Interreg 2 Seas Monitoring Committee gathered in the North Department Council’s Hemicycle in Lille. In her welcoming speech, Mrs. Sylvie Labadens, Vice-President for International and European relations at the North Department, highlighted once more the importance of cross-border cooperation for the 2 Seas region:
“Border areas are territories where the European project can find its full significance. They are territories where Europe invents itself, experiences itself and develops as time goes on.”
Inspired by this constructive idea, the 2 Seas Member States agreed to financially support four new cross-border projects. These decisions bring the total of selected projects for the current programming period to 82. Here is some key information about these new projects. More details will follow shortly on the 2 Seas website.
ENCORE or Energizing Coastal Regions with Offshore Renewable Energy is a Technological Innovation project that unites 12 project partners and 26 observer partners. The project partners will jointly tap into the potential of the 2 Seas as a source of renewable energy.
The MONUMENT consortium consists of 12 partners and 24 observer partners. This Social Innovation project aims to strengthen the resilience and perseverance of informal carers of people living with dementia.
Also, two projects on Low-carbon Technologies have been selected. MOBI-MIX brings together cities, universities and companies to decarbonise road transport. The 11 partners will work together to facilitate the private sector to more effectively implement greener mobility solutions. The other newcomer is LECSEA. The 10 partners of this project will work together on a successful take-off of Energy Communities in the 2 Seas region through 8 different demonstration pilots. In total, LECSEA should lead to a total of 3.750 tonnes of CO2 savings per year.
Welcome and good luck to all new project partners!