Who are you?
NordDanmark's EU Office helps North Jutland and Sermersooq municipality to find funding and financing from the EU for the public sector, companies and educational institutions. To support this work, we are a group of specialists in innovation and internationalization with a wide range of different sectors. We work with financial implementation of the European strategies and the green transition is therefore naturally a large part of our work.
Why are you involved in CO2Vision?
CO2Vision provides many building blocks for Denmark to achieve the objectives of CO2 neutrality in 2050 and the opportunity to create many jobs and international companies based in North Jutland. CO2Vision is a midwife for many projects which, before they reach their objectives, need much more funding. It is therefore natural that Northern Denmark's EU Office participates in CO2Vision in order to see the possible needs and support them with help from the EU.
What do you offer as a partner in CO2Vision?
We create awareness of CO2Vision in a European context by communicating about the vision to the EU Commission and at various European conferences on the green transition. It creates interest in the vision, and provides knowledge of similar European projects and how they can be linked together to provide greater synergy in a European energy strategy. Furthermore, we have mapped the possible European funding opportunities within the CO2Vision's four pillars and are working to help establish projects that can receive funding from the EU.
What do you expect to come out of having been part of CO2Vision?
We expect that this will give us an opportunity to help with a significant part of the funding needed for the mini lighthouses and for CO2Vision to continue to be a success. It helps us to achieve the goals we have with our owners and thus contribute to a North Jutland that moves into our future energy structure.
What has it given you to be part of CO2Vision?
It has helped us to better deliver value to North Jutland. We continuously collect knowledge from the EU that is important to bring into play in a project with such a large impact, for which CO2Vision is a foundation stone in North Jutland. Co2Vision is a platform where the EU office gets the opportunity to show what it can mean and the EU office gets access to collaborate with all partners in CO2Vision who can use our knowledge of financing via the EU.
About Northern Denmark's EU Office:
NordDanmark's EU Office works to promote Danish participation of public and private actors in EU projects and to bring home EU funds from the EU's support programmes. Our aim is to support activities that contribute to increased internationalisation, growth and more jobs in North Jutland. NordDanmark's EU office is an independent association established and owned by the 11 municipalities of North Jutland, Region North Jutland, University College North Jutland, Aalborg University and the Greenland municipality, Sermersooq.