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Profile of registrant

North Sea Commission

Identification number in the register: 52068343015-15
Registration date: 14/01/10 13:48:57

The information on this organisation was last modified on 18/12/13 10:16:42
The date of the last annual update was 18/12/13 10:16:42

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: North Sea Commission
Acronym: NSC
Legal status: Association of public authorities
Website address:


Section: VI - Organisations representing local, regional and municipal authorities, other public or mixed entities, etc.
and more precisely: Local, regional and municipal authorities (at sub-national level)

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Henning Christensen
Position: Executive Secretary

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Henning Christensen
Position: Executive Secretary

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 30 Niels Bohrs Vej 
P.O. box: 8300
Aalborg Ø 9220
Telephone number: (+45) 97648000
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The North Sea Commission was founded in 1989 to facilitate and enhance partnerships between regions which manage the challenges and opportunities presented by the North Sea. The North Sea Commission also promotes the North Sea Basin as a major economic entity within Europe, by encouraging joint development initiatives and political lobbying at European Union level.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 8
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Territorial cooperation
Maritime Policy
Macroregional Strategies

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Regional Policy
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 1,650,000
Number of member organisations: 34
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Aust-Agder Fylkeskommune (106,145 members)
  • Buskerud Fylkeskommune (247,655 members)
  • Hordaland Fylkeskommune (461,197 members)
  • Møre & Romsdal Fylkeskommune (245,407 members)
  • Nord-Trøndelag Fylkeskommune (128,928 members)
  • Rogaland Fylkeskommune (404,258 members)
  • Sogn & Fjordane Fylkeskommune (106,110 members)
  • Sør-Trøndelag Fylkeskommune (278,916 members)
  • Telemark Fylkeskommune (166,500 members)
  • Troms Fylkeskommune (154,555 members)
  • Vest-Agder Fylkeskommune (165,412 members)
  • Vestfold Fylkeskommune (223,896 members)
  • Østfold Fylkeskommune (262,543 members)
  • Region Halland (288,859 members)
  • Region Västra Götaland (1,558,130 members)
  • Region Nordjylland (576,972 members)
  • Region Midtjylland (1,247,732 members)
  • Region Syddanmark (1,199,667 members)
  • Bremen (661,866 members)
  • Land Schleswig-Holstein (2,834,260 members)
  • Noord-Holland (2,646,445 members)
  • Samenwerkingsverband Noord-Nederland (1,708,821 members)
  • Zeeland (380,497 members)
  • Zuid-Holland (3,481,558 members)
  • Nord-Pas de Calais (4,025,344 members)
  • Southend on Sea (164,300 members)
  • Aberdeen City Council (202,090 members)
  • Aberdeenshire Council (238,770 members)
  • Fife Council (358,930 members)
  • Highland Council (215,310 members)
  • Orkney Island Council (19,770 members)
  • Shetland Island Council (21,880 members)
  • The South of Scotland Alliance (145,800 members)
  • Örebro Regional development council (270,000 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

NSC is one of the 6 greographical commisions under CPMR. (The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions)that brings together around 160 Regions. Being located along Europe’s shoreline brings both advantages and specific difficulties, so some 160 Regions have come together to form the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR).

They are from 28 countries and represent almost 200 million people. They work together to ensure that EU institutions and national governments take account of their common interests, and cooperate on practical projects in order to enhance their assets.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 141,624
of which public financing:
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 141,624
- donations:
- contributions from members: 141,624
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.