The Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020 finances result orientated cross-border cooperation projects in Estonia, Finland (incl Åland), Latvia and Sweden

Citizen’s summary

Tuesday, 23 June, 2020
How did the year look for us? What did we fund and where are we? The latest Citizen’s Summary – a round-up for of a programme year in clear terms – is available from the documents section.

We have moved all documents into their own folder, so they can be found more easily but you can download the current summary through this direct link:
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At the end of the summer our programme is organising a series of thematic workshops. If you are interested in contributing to the content of the Central Baltic programme in 2021-2027”. ​“Save the date”

Tues 25.8. Åland
Tues 1.9. Finland 
Wed 2.9. Latvia
Thurs 3.9. Estonia 
Tues 8.9. Sweden

More information will be available soon!
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HIT or Harmonised Implementation Tools help Interreg programmes manage, improve and streamline their overall operation. In practise, HIT consists of best-practices, forms and templates. It was first introduced for the current programming period and will be carried over into the new one. Right now, the focus is on publishing an updated Application Form for potential beneficiaries.

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Hashtag CB day in Life

Monday, 8 June, 2020
One of the lessons we have learned from the COVID19 crisis, is that we can be together apart.

Last Friday 5 June was proof of that. Central Baltic projects and programmes colleagues all located in different places, they have met on Twitter under a common hashtag, #CBinmylife.

From tweets about morning coffee breaks to insights into daily work-related tasks, a big thank you to everyone who has participated in the campaign. Sharing our day with you and reading about your day unfolded made us feel that we might be apart, but we are a community!
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Programme manual updates

Monday, 4 May, 2020
Supporting you, our projects, in your project implementation is very important to us. Because a smooth project implementation, starts with an up-to-date Programme Manual, we have just published version 3.2 of the Programme Manual. This version includes:  
  • Explenations about the euro conversion,
  • A Frequently Asked Questions
  • The fixed link about public procurement 
  • Clarification about the flexibility rule 
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The Monitoring Committee met on 29 April

Thursday, 30 April, 2020
The Central Baltic programme's Monitoring Committee, consisting of Member State representatives, met on 29 April 2020. The meeting was held online for the first time. In addition to meeting each other virtually, the online meeting also re-defined the concept of a 'group photo' (see picture).

In the meeting, our Head of Managing Authority, Merike Niitepõld gave an update about programme developments, presented the Annual Implementation Report and provided information regarding the continuation of the national Contact Points network.

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Tuesday, 28 April, 2020
Last autumn and winter, we have been working hard to produce a series of videos to support you, our projects, in your implementation. Because the project implmentation cycle is like an hero's journey, and because every hero needs some support, we have created a fictional hero Jarmo, to help us frame some of the struggles projects encounters in their implementation.  

You can find below the list of all the video support material that we have produced so far. 
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The Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020 is looking for an Accountant officer. Please submit your application by 30 April. The application process is conducted in Finnish.

Please find the job description here.

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Trhoughout the years and our five calls, the Central Baltic Communication Network for projects on Facebook has kept on growing! As the community expands, so does our network. 

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Managing a remote office

Tuesday, 31 March, 2020
Our Head of Managing Authority, Merike Niitepõld reflects on keeping the Central Baltic programme on track from her home office in these unusual times.

It will not come to you as any surprise that I am writing this text at home. In only a few weeks the day-to-day life has changed radically. The changes came to the Central Baltic region at slightly different times and in different ways, but the big picture is the same.
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