Sustainable transport

Priority 3 ‘Sustainable transport’ covers capacity building measures ensuring more sustainable transport solutions in the region. In particular, it aims at better connecting the secondary and tertiary nodes of transport corridors in the Baltic Sea Region, in particular in terms of linking different transport modes. Furthermore, the priority is targeted at improved accessibility of distant areas that have accessibility deficits as well as areas affected by demographic changes to urban, administrative and economic centres. Due to the significance of maritime transport for the region the priority also focuses on the improvement of maritime safety and environmental-friendly shipping. Lastly, the priority specifically focuses on urban areas of the Baltic Sea Region with the aim of increasing environmentally friendly mobility in cities.

Some of the projects within the priority are directly linked with the Action Plan of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and are therefore marked as flagship projects of the Strategy:

Flagships of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region funded by Interreg Baltic Sea Region in the field of transport - a bar with the Strategy logo and a list of the projects: DiveSMART-Baltic | EnViSum |  HAZARD.

Interoperability of transport modes

The Programme aims to increase interoperability in transporting goods and persons in north-south and east-west connections based on increased capacity of transport organisations (specific objective 3.1).

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Ongoing projects

Enhancing freight mobility and logistics by strengthening inland waterway and river sea transport and promoting new international shipping services

  • Lead partner: Port of Hamburg Marketing, Germany
  • Contact: Stefan Breitenbach | | +49 4037 709 121
  • Project partners: 5 SE, 4 DE, 4 LT, 4 PL, 3 FI
  • Total budget: EUR 4.4 million
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Mitigating the effects of emergencies in Baltic Sea Region ports (HAZARD)

  • Lead partner: University of Turku, Finland
  • Contact: Jarmo Malmsten | | +35 823 339 639
  • Project partners: 4 FI, 3 DE, 3 LT, 2 EE, 1 FR, 1 LU, 1 PL, 1 SE
  • Total budget: EUR 5.0 million
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Sustainable and multimodal transport actions in the Scandinavian Adriatic Corridor (ScandriaR2Act)

North Sea Baltic connector of regions  (NSB CoRe)

  • Lead partner: Helsinki Uusimaa Regional Council, Finland
  • Contact: Sakari Saarinen | | +358 9476 7411
  • Project partners: 4 FI, 3 DE, 3 PL, 2 LT, 2 LV, 1 EE
  • Total budget: EUR 4.5 million
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Capitalising on TEN-T core transport network corridors for prosperity, growth and cohesion  (TENTacle)

  • Lead partner: Region Blekinge, Sweden
  • Contact: Mathias Roos | | +46 455 305 053
  • Project partners: 7 SE, 3 DE, 3 PL, 2 DK, 2 FI, 2 NO, 1 EE, 1 LT, 1 LV
  • Total budget: EUR 3.5 million
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Accessibility of remote areas and areas affected by demographic change

The Programme wants to improve the accessibility of the most remote areas and regions whose accessibility is affected by demographic change based on increased capacity of transport organisations (specific objective 3.2).

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Maritime safety

The Programme wants to increase maritime safety and security based on advanced capacity of maritime organisations (specific objective 3.3).

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Ongoing projects

Diving with state maritime resources in the Baltic Sea (DiveSMART-Baltic)

Operational plans and procedures for maritime search and rescue in incidents involving hazardous and noxious substances (ChemSAR)

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Environmentally friendly shipping

The Programme wants to enhance clean shipping based on increased capacity of maritime organisations (specific objective 3.4).

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Shipping is one of the development areas for which Interreg Baltic Sea Region provides EU funding.

Ongoing projects

Sustainable development of cruise port locations (Green Cruise Port)

  • Lead partner: Hamburg Port Authority, Germany
  • Contact: Ingo Fehrs | | +49 4042 8473 019
  • Project partners: 2 DE, 1 DK, 1 EE, 1 FI, 1 LT, 1 LV, 1 NO, 1 PL
  • Total budget: EUR 2.8 million

Environmental impact of low emission shipping: measurements and modelling strategies (EnviSuM)

Liquefied Natural Gas value chain for clean shipping, green ports and blue growth in the Baltic Sea Region  (Go LNG)

  • Lead partner: Klaipeda Science and Technology Park, Lithuania
  • Contact: Andrius Sutnikas | | +370 4631 0463
  • Project partners: 5 DE, 3 DK, 3 LT, 3 SE, 2 PL, 1 EE, 1 NO
  • Total budget: EUR 3.3 million
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Environmentally friendly urban mobility

The Programme wants to enhance environmentally friendly transport systems in urban areas based on increased capacity of urban transport organisations (specific objective 3.5).

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