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

Contact Points in Spotlight - Rebecka Frej

In this mini-series, we introduce our national Contact Points from around the programme area. The national Contact Points are the link between the programme and the regions. They inform about the funding opportunities and provide first information to potential applicants. Contact Points also help with partner search and matchmaking. In addition, they follow projects closely to share/spread project results and communicate the benefits of cross-border cooperation. Previus Contact Points in Spotlight:


Part 1: Our national Contact Point on Åland - Ester Laurell
Part 2: Our national Contact Point in Finland - Jaakko Ranta
Part 3: Our national Contact Point in Latvia - Ilze Legzdina
Part 4: Our national Contact Point in Sweden South - Annika Holmström
Part 5: Our national Contact Point in Estonia - Johanna Joosep 
Part 6: Our national Contact Point in Sweden-North - Christina Rehnberg 

Part 7: Our national Contact Point in Estonia - Ingel Türk

Part 8: Our national Contact Point in Finland - Julia Jokelin
Part 9: Our national Contact Point in Latvia - Daiga Krumina
Part 10: Our national Contact Point in Estonia Annika Mändla

How did you end up working with Central Baltic?
Before Central Baltic, I worked with regional funding for almost two years. As I had great knowledge of projects in the region, I thought it would be a good match to work with Central Baltic to promote EU funding. It sounded interesting and a chance to learn more and get a wider scope.

What does a typical working day look like?
It is my second week so right now I read a lot of documents, trying to get an idea of Central Baltic and related tasks. I usually start the day making a priority list and I often have a meeting or two during the day. I try to keep a good pace during the day and vary my tasks.    

What are you currently working with?
Figuring out how to learn a lot in a short time span. Going through the statistics that my colleague Annika Holmström assembled from older projects. Reading about current projects, their work, and activities.

What is the best thing about your work?
The variation of tasks and the privilege to learn new things every day. Hopefully, in the future, I will have the chance to meet my new colleagues face to face and I am looking forwards to visiting projects and meet people who are involved with Central Baltic.