Interreg NWE Newsletter - Issue July 2020

Newsletter - July 2020

This issue of the seasonal newsletter of the Interreg North-West Europe Programme 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. Scroll down and enjoy reading the articles!


Get ready for the 2nd call for capitalisation!

The NWE Programme will launch its second call for capitalisation initiatives in mid-October 2020. The call “Maximising project impact” targets existing project partnerships which have a solid ground for additional activities and where continuation of cooperation brings significant added value.
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Webinar on the 2nd call for capitalisation

Save the date!

With the aim to present all aspects of the 2nd call for capitalisation, the NWE Programme will host a webinar on 5th November 2020.
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Farewell NWE! by Ruut Louwers, Programme Director in the last 13 years

In this interview, Ruut Louwers goes over the 13 years he served as Director of Interreg NWE and gives an overview of the Programme's main achievements, his legacy and his vision for the future, before passing on the baton to Matthieu Mori in September.

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Updated COVID-19 implications for the NWE Programme

Although telework continues to be prioritised, physical meetings with external parties can take place if the conditions are agreed by all involved parties beforehand. Please note that the JS offices will be closed on 3-7 Aug.
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Success stories

cVPP project wins 2020's EU Sustainable Energy Citizens’ Award

The project “Community-based virtual power plant” (cVPP) was the winner of the #EUSEW2020 Citizens’ Award. Led by TU Eindhoven (NL), cVPP developed three community-owned virtual power plants in communities with established renewable energy  infrastructure.

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Interreg NWE showcases its hydrogen projects at EUSEW 2020

Cooperation story

Interreg NWE co-organised the EUSEW webinar "Boosting the hydrogen economy through international cooperation" on 25th June, which showcased some of its successful projects in the field of hydrogen.

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Bringing a greener agriculture to the spotlight

Stakeholder interview

Six questions to Stef Laurijssen from Proefcentrum Hoogstraten (BE), lead partner in the UV-ROBOT project, developing an autonomous technology to control mildew in a more sustainable way.
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Turning the crisis into an opportunity

Concrete examples from NWE projects

Despite some inevitable difficulties, the Programme was delighted to see how some projects managed to deliver their tasks planned for the first half of the year creatively, turning hard times into opportunities to thrive.

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Featured video
See on YouTube the GenComm animation, which explains in a simple way how renewable hydrogen is generated, some of the benefits of renewable hydrogen as well as explaining the GenComm project. Check it out!
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NWE in the media
Have a look at some of the articles recently published online showcasing Interreg NWE project results and achievements!
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Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) is a European Territorial Cooperation Programme funded by the European Commission with the ambition to make the North-West Europe area a key economic player and an attractive place to work and live, with high levels of innovation, sustainability and cohesion. It invests EUR 370 million of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in activities based on the cooperation of organisations from eight countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
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