The Programme funds projects in four thematic fields, known as Priorities:
- Priority 1, “Capacity for innovation”, offers support for e.g. development of innovation infrastructures, implementation of smart specialisation strategies and development of non-technological innovations.
- Priority 2, “Efficient management of natural resources”, highlights the need to manage natural resources more efficiently. Resource efficient blue growth, renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and clear waters are areas that receive support.
- Priority 3 concentrates on “Sustainable transport”. Here projects covering themes such as interoperability, accessibility of remote areas, maritime safety, environmentally friendly shipping and urban mobility are supported.
- Priority 4, offers funding to Seed Money projects of the EU Strategy. In addition it supports the coordination of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region the stakeholders of the Strategy: here assistance to the Priority Area Coordinators and Horizontal Action Leaders, organisation of Strategy Forums and other implementation tasks are co-financed.