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

Central Baltic Programme 2021-2027

The next Central Baltic Programme is almost here!
Work is ongoing to finalise writing the Programme draft, which will be result-oriented and support cross-border cooperation between Finland (including Åland), Estonia, Latvia and Sweden. Based on the needs and challenges of our region, 7 thematically grouped Programme Objectives have been proposed.


Start getting ready! 

Now is the time to start developing your project idea. You can find the programme draft document as well as our 30-minute video about the preliminary programme and proposed Specific Objectives below.  
It’s a good time to get acquainted with the programme logic. If your interest fits to the selected Programme Objectives, start preparing your project idea and partnership.
Free Icon | Arrow in circle  Central Baltic Programme 2021-2027 Draft

Free Icon | Arrow in circle  Video about the new programme for public hearing

What's new for Central Baltic in 2021-2027?

What will be new? What will remain the same? What will be simplified?
You will find answers to these questions and learn more about what's ahead in our recent article written by Merike Niitepõld, our Head of Managing Authority: What's new for Central Baltic 2021-2027

Expected Timetable  

Below you can see the provisional timeline with the next key steps in the process. Please note that the dates are tentative and subject to change.  
  • Joint Programming Committee met for the 7th time in the end of May and the next meeting will be held in July.
    The JPC members have thoroughly analysed and agreed on the Joint Secretariat’s responses to the comments received from the public hearing process on the future programme draft. In July, the plan is to revisit the programme draft before national approval processes are launched in all countries and confirm the first call application package. 
  • New Interreg regulations are to be approved by the European Commission over the coming months. After that, the Central Baltic Programme 2021-2027 is submitted to participating governments for national approval, which can take up to 3 months.  
  • Following national approval process, the programme is submitted to the European Commission for review and approval.  
  • The earliest possible deadline for submitting the applications for funding is December 2021. 
Find all the latest news about the 2021-2027 programming period from the left-hand side menu. 
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