Clustering Project Call

To support the implementation of macro-regional and sea-basin strategies, the MC is encouraging clustering activities between ongoing projects.

Clustering activities can take place between projects from different programmes dealing with the same theme or projects that are addressing the same territorial challenges. The cooperation has to take place between projects funded by different cooperation programmes and the objective is to ensure better implementation of the cooperating projects, more efficient use of the funding, better results and wider dissemination of the results. 

The clustering activities shall contribute to the implementation of EU’s Macro Regional and Sea Basin strategies, the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and the Action Plan for a Maritime Strategy for the Atlantic, or to the EU Arctic Communication, An integrated European Union policy for the Arctic.

The deadline for submitting clustering projects is 30th September 2017. UPDATE: the deadline has been extended to 15th October 2017, 23:59 CET.

Decisions on preparatory projects are made by the Joint Secretariat. The approval process takes approximately 1 month from submission. Note: During the summer period, it will not be possible to keep the 1-month processing time due to summer vacations.

Projects applications should submitted via the NPA Electronic Monitoring System (eMS). You can find the preparatory project application pack on the right-hand side, including all relevant documents such as the application form and guidance documents, most importantly the Programme Manual.

If you are interested in applying, we recommend that you get in touch with the Regional Contact Point in your region. Alternatively, you can contact Christopher Parker at the Joint Secretariat, christopher.parker{at}