The projects funded under this call support the implementation of the EUSBSR by:
- Ensuring its visibility as well as contributing to the implementation of the EUSBSR Communication Strategy (available at balticsea-region-strategy.eu),
- Providing capacity building for the key implementing stakeholders of the EUSBSR (National Coordinators, Policy Area Coordinators, Horizontal Action Coordinators and other relevant financial institutions),
- Providing support to evaluation of the EUSBSR.
Public authorities at local, regional and national level, research and training organisations, pan-Baltic organisations, NGOs, sectoral agencies and associations as well as private not-for-profit organisations from the eight EU Member States (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, parts of Germany from the Programme area, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Sweden), as well as from Norway are invited to apply.
As a minimum requirement, the application has to involve at least three partners from three different countries of the Programme area: a lead partner and at least two other project partners. For more details please check the application package.
In order to be eligible for the Programme support, applicants have to demonstrate a good understanding of the EUSBSR and its key implementing stakeholders, as well as previous experience in cooperating with the National Coordinators, Policy Area Coordinators and Horizontal Action Coordinators for the EUSBSR.
Partners interested in applying for the Programme co-financing, have to first express their interest to the MA/JS and present their project idea. Potential applicants are required to fill in a project idea form available in the application package and submit it to the MA/JS by 22 January 2016. After this step, the potential applicants will be invited to a project development workshop taking place on 4 February 2016 in Riga, Radisson Blu Ridzene, Reimersa Str. 1.
The call is open from 14 December 2015 to 29 February 2016. Further guidance on how to apply has been provided in the applicants pack. For more info on support to EUSBSR check section Coordination of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
To learn more about the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region go to balticsea-region-strategy.eu.