Commission approved updated Cooperation Programme
11 Dec 2015

The European Commission approved the updated Cooperation Programme for Interreg Baltic Sea Region on 9 Dec 2015.

A modification of the Cooperation Programme for Interreg Baltic Sea Region, which was approved in its first version on 18 December 2014, was necessary to include the following additional elements:

  • Baselines and targets for the result indicators of priorities 1-3 (Innovation, Natural resources and Transport) were added based on surveys and interviews carried out by external experts from Ramböll Management Consulting.
  • Funding for Russian organisations from the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) and Russian national funding as well as related management provisions were added to allow for future involvement of Russian partners in the Programme. The initially planned inclusion of Belarus in the programme update was, however, not yet achieved.
  • Information on control and audit responsibilities was updated.

Click here to download the latest version of the Cooperation Programme or go to the section Main documents for executive summary or further documents.

Please note that the eligibility of Russian partners in Interreg Baltic Sea Region still requires a Financing Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Union. Drafting and negotiation of the Financing Agreement will start in early 2016.

For more information please contact Ronald Lieske,