Programme Thematic Objectives
Investment priority 1A
‘Research and innovation infrastructures’: To enhance market uptake of innovation based on improved capacity of research and innovation infrastructures and their users
Investment priority 1B
‘Smart specialisation’: To enhance growth opportunities based on increased capacity of innovation actors to apply smart specialisation approach
‘Non-technological innovation’: To advance the Baltic Sea Region performance in non-technological innovation based on increased capacity of innovation actors
Investment priority 6B
‘Clear waters’: To increase efficiency of water management for reduced nutrient inflows and decreased discharges of hazardous substances to the Baltic Sea and the regional waters based on enhanced capacity of public and private actors dealing with water quality issues
Investment priority 6G
‘Renewable energy’: To increase production of sustainable renewable energy based on enhanced capacity of public and private actors involved in energy planning and supply
‘Energy efficiency’: To increase energy efficiency based on enhanced capacity of public and private actors involved in energy planning
‘Resource-efficient blue growth’: To advance sustainable and resource-efficient blue growth based on increased capacity of public authorities and practitioners within the blue economy sectors
Investment priority 7B
‘Interoperability of transport modes’: To increase interoperability in transporting goods and persons in north-south and east-west connections based on increased capacity of transport actors
‘Accessibility of remote areas and areas affected by demographic change’: To improve the accessibility of the most remote areas and regions whose accessibility is affected by demographic change based on increased capacity of transport actors
Investment Priority 7C
‘Maritime safety’: To increase maritime safety and security based on advanced capacity of maritime actors
‘Environmentally friendly shipping’: To enhance clean shipping based on increased capacity of maritime actors
‘Environmentally friendly urban mobility’: To enhance environmentally friendly transport systems in urban areas based on increased capacity of urban transport actors
Investment priority 11ETC
‘Seed Money’: To increase capacity for transnational cooperation implementing the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and working on common priorities with the partner countries
‘Coordination of macro-regional cooperation’: To increase capacity of public administrations and pan-Baltic organisations for transnational coordination in implementing the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and facilitating the implementation of common priorities with the partner countries
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Last open call closed on 15th Jan 20183rd Call for projects
The Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020 supports integrated territorial development and cooperation for a more innovative, better accessible and sustainable Baltic Sea region. Partners from countries around the Baltic Sea work together in transnational projects on common key challenges and opportunities.
The Programme is implemented in the EU member states Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden and the northern parts of Germany as well as in Norway and the northwest regions of Russia. The Programme is funded by the European Union and approved by the European Commission.
What is funded?
Projects have to involve at least three partners from three different countries from the Programme area. Total project budgets typically range between EUR 1.5 and 4.5 million for seven or more partners working together for two to three years.