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Programm: Interreg Baltic Sea Region

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Programme
Interreg Baltic Sea Region
Acronym BSR
Type of Fund Structural Fund
Description of programme
"Interreg Baltic Sea Region"
The overall objective of the Programme is to strengthen the integrated territorial development and cooperation for a more innovative, better accessible and sustainable Baltic Sea Region. The Programme promotes transnational cooperation and integration by projects addressing common key challenges and opportunities of the Baltic Sea Region. The Programme is divided into four priority axes:
  1. Capacity for innovation
  2. Efficient management of natural resources
  3. Sustainable transport
  4. Institutional capacity for macro-regional cooperation
Projects should address these priority axes and are also expected to contribute to institutional capacity building. Furthermore, projects should reflect the horizontal principles of sustainable development, equal opportunities and non-discrimination, and equality between men and women in their activities, outputs and results. Moreover, projects should support integrated territorial development and address cross cutting issues, such as:
  • cooperation with the partner countries Belarus and Russia
  • multi-level governance
  • BSR common identity
  • spatial planning/maritime spatial planning
  • climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • adaptation to demographic change
Link Link to Programme
Thematic Focus Research, Innovation, Transport, Regional development, Development Cooperation, Climate, Infrastructure, Energy, Mobility, Environment & biodiversity, Capacity Building, Technologies, Rural Development, Sustainability, Natural ressources, Urban development, Social affairs
Macro-Region
Baltic Sea Region
Origin of Applicant of programme
Interreg Baltic Sea Region
Denmark / Danmark
Estonia / Eesti
Finland / Suomi
Germany / Deutschland Berlin
Germany / Deutschland Brandenburg
Germany / Deutschland Bremen
Germany / Deutschland Hamburg
Germany / Deutschland Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Germany / Deutschland Schleswig-Holstein
Germany / Deutschland Niedersachsen Lüneburg
Latvia / Latvija
Lithuania / Lietuva
Poland / Polska
Sweden / Sverige
Norway / Norge
Belarus / Беларусь
Russia / Россия St. Petersburg / Санкт-Петербург
Russia / Россия Arkhangelsk Oblast / Архангельская область
Russia / Россия Vologda Oblast / Вологодская область
Russia / Россия Kaliningrad Oblast / Калининградская область
Russia / Россия Republic of Karelia / Карелия
Russia / Россия Komi Republic / Коми
Russia / Россия Leningrad Oblast / Ленинградская область
Russia / Россия Murmansk Oblast / Мурманская область
Russia / Россия Nenetsky Autonomous Okrug / Ненецкий АО
Russia / Россия Novgorod Oblast / Новгородская область
Russia / Россия Pskov Oblast / Псковская область
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details Every project has to involve a minimum of three project partners from three different countries of the programme area. Each project should appoint one organisation as a lead partner. Lead partners must be located in the territory of a Member State in the Programme area or in Norway.
Applicant details As a general rule, ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) co-financing is only provided to project partners located in one of the Member States. However, in exceptional cases project partners located outside the Union part of the Programme area can request ERDF cofinancing and join the BSR partnerships. Norwegian partners receiving Norwegian national funding, as well as partners from Belarus and Russia receiving ENI cofinancing, are not affected by this exception. Organisations outside the Union part of the Programme area can become project partners only if:
  • their participation brings added value and expertise to the project implementation;
  • their participation is to the benefit of the Baltic Sea Region;
  • the Member State or third country of origin enters into agreement with the MA/JS of Interreg Baltic Sea Region on obligations regarding management, control, audit and financial liabilities.
Financial details Total budget:
  • European Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 263.8 million €
  • European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI): 8.8 million € (subject to signing of the Financing agreement)
  • Russian national funding: 4.4 million €
  • Norwegian national funding: 6 million €
Co-financing rates: 
For priorities 1-3 the programme co-funds:
  • up to 75% of costs generated by partners from Denmark, Germany, Sweden and Finland
  • up to 85% for partners from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland
  • up to 50% for partners from Norway (from Norwegian national funding)
  • up to 75% for countries outside the Union part of the Programme area

Contact Details Contacts of the Joint Secretariat can be found here:
https://www.interreg-baltic.eu/contacts/ma-js.html

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