Best pictures are made with Interreg!
15 Apr 2019

How to show the transnational cooperation, grasp the essence of a project or show the project result in just one picture? Interreg Baltic Sea Region projects have risen to the challenge and eagerly joined a photo competition. Best pictures by BalticLINes, IWAMA, HAZARD as well as the winner of the public vote, GoSmart BSR, gained visibility at the recent Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme Conference. But there is more to come! Congratulations!

Pictures #MadeWithInterreg

One picture tells a thousand words. Following this maxim, all Interreg Baltic Sea Region projects were invited to share their best pictures fitting the three categories: “Cooperation”, “Your project in one picture” and “Your project result in use”. 

Out of 43 images submitted in the competition, the jury of the Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat (MA/JS) selected one best picture in each category which were subsequently displayed during the Programme Conference and will decorate the premises of the MA/JS in Rostock. The pictures will also be proposed for the cover of the June edition of the PANORAMA magazine that will feature articles on benefits of transnational cooperation.

In parallel, all pictures submitted in the photo competition were shared with the Programme followers on Facebook for public voting. The most popular picture with the highest score turned out to be the by GoSmart BSR.

Best picture in the category: "Cooperation"

© VASAB Secretariat

Project: Baltic LINes

This photo shows the diverse maritime spatial planning (MSP) process where strong cooperation is a key to success. The photo was taken at the Baltic LINes and its sister project's NorthSEE MSP conference 'Connecting Seas' on 13 - 14 February 2019 in Hamburg during the MSP Challenge 2050 board game session. MSP Challenge 2050 is a computer supported simulation-game that gives maritime spatial planners insight in the challenges of sustainable planning of human activities in the marine and coastal ecosystem. During the Baltic LINes project the MSP Challenge 2050 Baltic Sea edition was developed.

More information about the project: here


Best picture in the category: "Your project in one picture"

© Lauri Ojala

Project: HAZARD

This picture embodies perfectly the project's aim: mitigating the effects of major accidents and emergencies. The picture was taken in Klaipeda during a major exercise simulating a chemical accident occurring at a container terminal in September 2017.

More information about the project: here


Best picture in the category: "Your project result in use"

© Union of the Baltic Cities, Sustainable Cities Commission

Project: IWAMA

The photo present innovative high energy-efficient and cost-effective investment implemented in the framework of IWAMA project in Gdańsk, Poland. The photo was taken during the project study visit at the Gdańsk wastewater treatment plant. Gdańsk investment is one of seven pilots implemented within the IWAMA project.

More information about the project: here


Best picture in the public vote 

©Tomasz Trochimczuk

Project: GoSmart BSR 

Inner kick-off meeting of GoSmart BSR in Bialystok, Poland – the first meeting of all project partners from 7 countries. We get to know each other, we set the rules for cooperation and we start joint activities with full commitment. #InnovateAcrossBorders is our motto.

More information about the project: here