Second call statistics: 212 concept notes submitted
08 Jun 2016

With 212 concept notes submitted for new projects, the Programme is looking forward to exploring all the new ideas for cooperation across borders. Have a look at which topics are the most popular among the project proposals and how much money is requested.

We expect the third call to be open in mid-2017 at the earliest.

All themes covered – all Programme countries involved

The concept notes submitted cover all themes of the Programme priorities: innovation (98 concept notes), natural resources (67) and sustainable transport (47). The majority of the concept notes were submitted by project lead applicants from Finland (60), Germany (41), Estonia (26) and Poland (25). Project applicants represent all Programme countries.

Concept notes submitted to Interreg Baltic Sea Region the second call for applications (priorities 1-3), step 1.
Chart of concept notes submitted to Interreg Baltic Sea Region the second call for applications (priorities 1-3), step 1.

Reliable support by the Programme

Project development process:

In order to engage applicants, the Programme has pro-actively promoted the call since last winter. The Monitoring Committee members and the Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat (MA/JS) organised information events in several Programme countries across the Baltic Sea region as well as during a number of events related to the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). More than 1,600 applicants discussed and developed project ideas in an online forum on LinkedIn. The MA/JS consulted some 160 project ideas in person, in writing and in online meetings.

Competition is strong – decision to be taken in September

The applications add up to about two to three times as much funding as is still available. The assessment procedure of the first step of the two-step application procedure is now on its way. Throughout the next two months, the MA/JS will assess the concept notes. Based on the assessment, the Monitoring Committee decides in mid-September which concept notes can be developed further into full applications. During the second step of the application process in autumn/winter 2016, the partnerships of the selected concept notes are asked to develop full applications. They can include new partners in the project during that stage.

Interreg Baltic Sea Region funds requested vs. funds available in concept notes submitted during the second call for applications (priorities 1-3), step 1.

List of concept notes submitted

Due to some technical problems at the MA/JS on 30 -31 May 2016, some applicants may not have received a confirmation e-mail after concept note submission. Please check the list of concept notes submitted. If your submission is not on the list, please contact us at

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