NSS - NORTH SEA STAR, North Sea - Spreading Transnational Results
The North Sea Region (NSR) faces the same energy challenges as the rest of Europe and transnational cooperation is being used to share knowledge and develop regional responses with the ultimate aim of developing regional energy self-sufficiency.
This project aims to assess North Sea Region project results with a view to developing the most effective regional energy responses possible in future operations. The analysis focuses on the role that territorial cooperation can play in such developments and at how new models for clustered project implementation might influence this process and promote effective multi-level governance.
The combination of practitioner experience and the localisation of potentials and challenges based on existing ESPON results will provide input for decisions on future actions and programme strategies in the NSR, and should also be transferable to many other programmes and themes. Furthermore, with regards to governance the project should answer the key question of how the clustering approach can help to stimulate regional co-operation in order to provide input to policy making on how to accelerate the take-up of renewable energy technologies and supporting relevant green economic activities in the region.
The North Sea Region Programme Secretariat – DK
Main stakeholder interests
The following questions shall be addressed:
- The project will provide support for decision-making on strategic issues. This includes the national and regional representatives who will be responsible for setting the terms of any future programme, the European authorities responsible for defining the programme framework, as well as the regional and local actors.
- The recommendations are expected to indicate the most effective ways of delivering policy and as such offer a bridge between policy-makers and practitioners.
- The results of the analysis will serve as guidance for regional energy policy development and delivery in the North Sea Region.
The added value of the project will consist of:
- The process brings together players who do not often all meet around the same table and should provide inspiration on wider collaborative approaches to project development and management in future programming.
University of Liverpool – UK
Detailed information on the contracted project team can be found under Transnational Project Groups
Budget: € 339 923.70
Project’s lifetime: September 2012 – February 2014
Delivery of Reports
Inception Report: 22 February 2013
Interim Report: 30 June 2013
Draft Final Report: 31 December 2013
Final report: 28 February 2014
Reports will be published once they are approved by the ESPON Monitoring Committee
Please contact the Project Expert at the ESPON Coordination Unit: Peter BILLING, e-mail: email@example.com