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

SMART E67

Tuesday, 12 March, 2019
Central Baltic project SMART E67 received a significant acknowledgement from the NGO “Latvian design, building and construction council” who awarded 1st Prize in the new engineering structures of 2018 contest to SMART67 road ITS design and implementation.

Head over our project database to learn more about SMART67.

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The fourth call for project applications closed on 16 November 2018. After that, assessments have been ongoing at the Joint Secretariat, and on 5-6 March the Steering Committee, consisting of the Central Baltic Member State representatives, took funding decisions on both regular and small projects.

The following 16 projects have been approved for funding:
 
Regoular project list
  • URBAN ECO ISLANDS
  • Archipelago Access
  • Baltic Loop
  • eMesai
  • 4Smart Growth
  • NatAc
  • ASIA-CLEAN
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Information about the SmartLog project – an Interreg Central Baltic programme project about logistics management – has been spread to 35 countries in Europe. That is the result from having gotten attention in the Assembly of the European Regions network, which is an organisation for 35 countries and 15 interregional organisations on regional development.
 
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The Guide for Project Implementation has just been updated.

The updated Guide provides more information about the Project Modification procedure as well as information related to GDPR.

All changes are listed in Annex 10 of the Guide.
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The third week of the 4th call is about to end and up until now already more than 65 applications have been started in our electronic Monitoring System (eMS) in all priorities, and more are started every day.
The 4th call will close in exactly a week on 16.11.2018 at 15:00 EET. We strongly encourage projects to submit their application well before the deadline.
 
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The Project Applicant Seminar is just behind the corner. Tomorrow in Riga, representatives of the Central Baltic Joint Secretariat, will tell potential applicants how to prepare for the 5th call.

For potential applicants interested in applying for the 5th call, but unable to attend the seminar, it is possible to participate virtually by following this webstream link. The streaming will start tomorrow, Tuesday 11.6 at 10:15.

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The Swedish Institute, a public agency that promotes swedish interests around the world, just opened a call for application aimed at projects with a Swedish lead partner that would like to cooperate with countries located outside of the European Union in the framework of their project.

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On 6 March, the local radio of Åland broadcasted two short interviews with four people involved in the Central Baltic programme. In the first interview, Linnéa Johansson, head of Department for Trade and Industry at the Government of Åland, gives a boader view of what CB means to Åland.

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The European Commission is launching a call for proposals for overcoming legal obstacles in border regions as one of the actions proposed in the Communication "Boosting growth and cohesion in EU border regions".
 
With b-solutions, DG REGIO and AEBR offer the possibility to find a solution to concrete obstacles to cross-border cooperation and to contribute finding innovative policies to foster a more and better connected EuropeanUnion.

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​​5th call information

Thursday, 24 January, 2019
The new year started with a great news! 

The programme has received additional funding from an ERDF reserve originally held by Finland and Estonia for ENI CBC programmes.

The next Monitoring Committee taking place in April will decide on what to do with the extra funds, but it is likely that a 5th call for application will open next autumn. 

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