Linking sustainable growth with nature protection
Project results overview
The INTERREG North Sea Region project “PROWAD Link – Protect & Prosper” aims to support sustainable growth by engaging SMEs in nature conservation. Thereby, the potential of nature heritage brands as drivers for jobs and sustainable regional development are unlocked, closing a nature-business-benefit-cycle. Fifteen project partners from Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom set out in 2018 with three main targets:
- Improve access to nature brands with economic value for SMEs;
- Enhance sustainability of SMEs in the North Sea Region;
- Co-create, with SMEs and knowledge partners, innovative and sustainable marketable offers and products.
This brochure highlights the main achievements of the project with focus on how they can be of added value for stakeholders in the coming years. Results that are available online are directly linked in the document for easy access.
The 2018-2022 project was co-funded by and carried out in the framework of the Interreg North Sea Region Programme under the Programme Priority 1 “Thinking Growth”. The programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union. The project’s total budget was 4.8 million euros, with 2.4 million euros contributed by ERDF and Norway.