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 27th February 2020Second Call
What is Interreg Baltic Sea Region?
Interreg Baltic Sea Region is a source of EU funding for smart ideas on how to shape the region. We support integrated territorial development and cooperation for a more innovative, better accessible and sustainable Baltic Sea region. In our Programme, we select the most valuable ideas of public and private players for funding and help them work together as if there were no borders. In this way, we ensure that their ideas are put into practice to improve the life of all citizens around the Baltic Sea.
Which area is covered by the Programme?
The Programme’s cooperation area covers ten countries, eight of them EU Member States and two partner countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden and the northern parts of Germany as well as in Norway and the northwest regions of Russia. It stretches from central parts of Europe up to its northernmost periphery and corresponds to an area of around 3.8 million km² with a population of more than 101 million inhabitants.
What is funded and how?
We have provided funding to 123 cooperation projects in 2014-2020 with more than 1.600 partner organisations involved in 13 countries. Each project is obliged to involve at least three partners from three different countries from the Programme area.
Between 2014 and 2020, Interreg Baltic Sea Region provides EUR 282.4 million to find joint solutions to common challenges. The Programme funds come from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI), Norwegian and Russian national funding. 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.