Statistics: first call for applications
26 Nov 2015

35 cooperation projects are about to kick-off: The Monitoring Committee of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region has selected the best out of 78 project applications. Find out which themes are covered, how much funding is still available and which project partners are the most frequent.

Equal distribution among funding priorities – few thematic gaps

The three funding priorities of the Programme are almost equally well covered with twelve projects dealing with innovation, thirteen with natural resources and ten with transport. When looking into the topics in more detail, “clear water” (seven projects), “non-technological innovation” (five projects) and “interoperability” (five projects) are the most popular themes. On the other end of the scale, the themes “accessibility of rural areas and demographic change”, “urban mobility” (zero projects) and “energy efficiency” (one project) are not covered well yet (see diagram below).

Number of projects by theme approved in the first call for applications of Interreg Baltic Sea Region.

More than one third of available funds allocated

With respect to funds, 38 % of the funds available from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Norwegian national funding are now allocated to projects, namely EUR 91.9 million out of EUR 240.3 million (see diagram below). The highest share of allocated funds can be found in priority 2 (Natural resources): Almost half of the available ERDF funds were allocated within the first call, i.e. EUR 38.9 million out of EUR 84.4 million.

Funds allocated to projects of the first call vs. funds available in Interreg Baltic Sea Region by type of organisation (in million EUR, preliminary figures before contract signature).

A broad range of project partners involved

The Programme furthermore succeeded in attracting project partners from all countries in the Programme area and across a wide range of organisations. More than 500 partners will work together to bring forward change and make the Baltic Sea Region more innovative, more sustainable and better connected (see diagram below). More statistics are available for download.


Number of project partners in Interreg Baltic Sea Region'S first call projects by type of organisation (*preliminary figures before contract signature).

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