NWE making an impact

The Interreg NWE Programme is committed to delivering tangible results that contribute to improving the economic, environmental, social and territorial development of the North-West Europe region.

Our projects help solve common challenges and bring benefits to the citizens of regions and cities across the area. The Programme not only supports projects to achieve their expected impact but also dedicates strong efforts to identifying best practices and showcase successful project stories.

In this section you can find the main facts and figures of the most successful topics addressed by the Programme and discover how Interreg NWE projects are making the difference on the ground.

Facts and Figures

Co-funded projects

102

Partner organisations involved in projects

940

ERDF invested in projects

376M

NWE making an impact! - Highlights

Last December in Tourcoing (FR), 370 participants were brought together to showcase the most advanced of our 95 projects and the impact of their transnational collaboration in the most concrete way.

In this publication, we capture the highlights of this very rich and inspiring event.

Success stories

Cooperation: a key enabler for water management in NWE

ith a growing demand on water resources innovative technology can play an important role in creating a space for using water resources more efficiently and effectively, reducing waste, lowering energy usage and recovering useful materials. In this interview, Ruth McNeil from Scottish Water Horizons Limited (UK) and Lead Partner of the Water Test Network (WTN), presents her view on innovation in the water sector and how the project supports SMEs in testing, demonstrating and developing new products for the industry.

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The dawn of the (Hydro)generation

From sustainable heating to green garbage trucks

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Holy cow!

How Interreg NWE helps the dairy sector strive towards sustainability

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Golden tickets to the ocean energy factory

How NWE vouchers support marine energy to exploit its potential with strategic real sea testing

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Bringing a greener agriculture to the spotlight

An interview with Stef Laurijssen, Lead Partner of the UV-ROBOT project

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Cooperation at its best: Interreg NWE showcases its hydrogen projects at EUSEW

Interreg NWE co-organised the session "Boosting the hydrogen economy through international cooperation" on 25th June.

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Afraid of robots? Meet the cobots!

Automation at the workplace is often perceived as a threat to jobs and can generate fear among workers. But what if technology, rather than replacing human beings, helped them with repetitive and potentially harmful tasks? Employees and robots working hand-in-hand, this is what cobots – collaborative robot(ic)s – are all about.

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A more energy-efficient North-West Europe

Although the North-West Europe area is considered as one of the most dynamic and prosperous areas of the European Union, households from some regions still face severe difficulties in affording their energy bills or suffer from a lack of adequate energy services at home.

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Achieving solid sustainability

Transnational cooperation as a key enabler for implementing circular practices in North-West Europe's construction sector.

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Unlocking the power of technology for better mental health

While digital tools are often rightly blamed for bearing a responsibility in the development of medical conditions such as anxiety or depression, technology provides us with opportunities to help monitor our mental health.

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Programme Newsletter

Issue October 2020

This issue presents our upcoming 2nd call for capitalisation and its related webinar on 5th Nov, introduces the new NWE Programme Director, and includes a featured video, as well as success stories from our projects.

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Issue July 2020

This issue introduces our upcoming 2nd call for capitalisation, presents examples of adaptation to the pandemic from our projects, and includes videos, as well as our media presence.

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Issue April 2020

On the first issue of the NWE Programme newsletter you will find the most recent activities of the programme, impact stories from projects, videos, and our media presence.

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Issue February 2021

This issue presents our stakeholder consultation in the framework of the future NWE Programme task force, our upcoming online networking events, and includes a featured video, as well as success stories from our projects.

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