The work on the new North Sea Region strategy for the 2020’s is high on the agenda this year. It is coordinated by a strategy task force consisting of the secretariat, the thematic group advisors and some additional officers representing all countries. The work is supervised by the Executive Committee, who had a special session in January discussing priorities.

Some major deliverables so far:

Be active – take part in the discussions!

The task force has also examined a lot of strategy documents from various organisations and European institutions and extracted a long list of challenges and opportunities for the North Sea region. Now, in the spring of 2019, we will discuss priorities for the new strategy with members, thematic groups and stakeholders. A short document of possible objectives has been prepared – please note that this document does not have any formal status, it is only aimed at stimulating discussions.

We encourage all members to be active and take part in the discussions during the coming months. If you have any questions about the process or on how you can take part, please contact the NSC Secretariat,

During the coming months we will also gather facts and figures on some of the areas that are relevant for the process of the new strategy.

At the Annual Business Meeting in Marstrand in June 2019, members will be asked to decide on a set of priorities for the new strategy, and in the autumn the new strategy will be drafted for consultations next winter and adoption at the ABM 2020.