Welcome to the North Sea Commission

The North Sea Commission is a cooperation platform for regions around the North Sea. Our mission is to further partnerships between regional authorities which face the challenges and opportunities presented by the North Sea.

Through dialogue and formal partnerships we seek to promote common interests, especially in relation to European Union institutions, national governments and other organizations dealing with issues that are relevant to the North Sea.

The main objectives of the North Sea Commission are

  • To promote and create awareness of the North Sea region as a major economic entity within Europe
  • To be a platform for developing and obtaining funding for joint development initiatives
  • To lobby for a better North Sea region

Cooperation focuses on 5 main themes and involves policy development and political lobbying, development of transnational projects and exchange of knowledge and best practice.

  • Marine resources
  • Transport
  • Energy and climate change
  • Economic development
  • Culture and tourism

You can read more about the North Sea Commission and our work in the left navigation.

Membership
North Sea regions from Scotland, England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway may become members of the North Sea Commission.

Click Membership if you would like to learn more about how to become a member of the North Sea Commission.

Focus

House of Lords Consultation on European …

21-11-2014 Focus articles

North Sea Commission Executive Secretary gives oral evidence to House of Lords sub-committee on European regional marine cooperation, 5th November 2014.

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Marine planning to balance blue growth a…

20-03-2014 Focus articles

The North Sea Commission takes a stand on maritime spatial planning. A cross-country approach is needed to address the competition between different users of the sea. Background The North Sea Commission Executive...

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European Parliament allocates funding to…

20-10-2013 Focus articles

The North Sea Commission has been in close dialogue with the European Parliament about the need to analyze the North Sea region’s growth potential and the added value of having...

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