The Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020

One of our 67 projects, RIBS (SO 1.2) encourages entrepeneurship among youngster in rural areas.The Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020 finances projects in Finland (including Åland), Estonia, Latvia and Sweden, that aim to solve common challenges together and across borders. In total, 115 million euros are available for funding. The funds can be applied for in calls, two of which have already been realised. The third and likely the last full-fledged call, will open on 2 January 2017. 

The Programme supports four priorities: Competitive economy, Sustainable use of common resources, Well-connected region and Skilled and socially inclusive region. You can read more about the priorities and their specific objectives from the priority pages

The main characteristics of a project to be funded from the Central Baltic Programme include:
  • Thematic focus in one of the four priorities
  • Clear added value of the cross-border cooperation to solve a common challenge
  • Project partners from at least two countries in the programme area 
  • Project results contribute to the result and output indicators of the programme
  • Project results are sustainable and live on after the project end
  • Project partners are public organisations, NGOs and private partners according to relevance in project implementation
There are currently 67 funded projects in the Central Baltic Programme. Information about all contracted projects can be found on the Programme’s project database:

Interested project applicants are warmly welcomed to discuss any potential project ideas with the Joint Secretariat of the programme, located at the Regional Council of Southwest Finland.