Apply now: third call for applications is open!
05 Oct 2017

Interreg Baltic Sea Region opens the third call for project applications in three thematic fields: capacity for innovation, management of natural resources and sustainable transport. In this way, the Programme intends to financially support transnational projects contributing to the development of a more innovative, better accessible and sustainable Baltic Sea region.

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What funding is offered by Interreg Baltic Sea Region?

Interreg Baltic Sea Region aims at stimulating transnational cooperation by addressing issues that cannot sufficiently be tackled by single countries and require a joint response by partners from several countries of the Baltic Sea region. The Programme area covers eight EU Member States (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, parts of Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden) and three partner countries (Belarus, Norway and parts of Russia). The funding comes from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Neighbourhood Instrument and the financial contributions of the Kingdom of Norway and the Russian Federation. 

How much funding is available? 

After as many as 74 projects were selected in the three thematic priorities of the Programme, there is still €57.5 million ERDF funding available for new projects, in particular: €23.3 million for innovation projects; €18.5 million for natural resources projects; and €15.7 million for transport projects. In addition, there are €2.6 million for partners from Norway and €5.0 million for partners from Russia. 

What are the thematic priorities? 

The projects co-funded by Interreg Baltic Sea Region are built around three thematic priorities: strengthening capacity for innovation, managing natural resources and sustainable transport. More specific information about each of the thematic priority and its specific objectives you will find in the Cooperation Programme. 

What is the focus of the third call? 

The call focuses on projects that increase institutional capacity of public authorities at all levels of governance by including public authorities with relevant roles in the partnership. All applications, except for specific objective 1.1 Research and innovation infrastructures, should clearly demonstrate how they achieve this. Please see for further details about the focus of the call in the Announcement Note of the call. 

How to apply? 

The third call for applications is held as one-step application procedure that includes a compulsory consultation with the Managing Authority / Joint Secretariat (MA/JS) staff.

First, all applicants are requested to submit a project idea form (PIF) to the MA/JS by 15 January 2018 at the latest as a prerequisite to be invited for a consultation. Only after a consultation lead applicants can obtain access to the online application system (BAMOS) where they can submit a complete project application not later than 9 April 2018. 

Please note that PIFs submitted to the MA/JS will be forwarded to the Monitoring Committee of the Programme along with comments from the MA/JS. The Monitoring Committee members may contact the lead applicants and provide recommendations for further development of a full application.

Where to find more info? 

For more information about the third call and the application procedures go here.

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