Applying for funding

The projects to be funded by the Central Baltic Programme 2021-2027 need to have following characteristics:

  • The project has thematic focus in one of the seven programme objectives
  • The project contributes to the result indicators of the programme
  • The project has at least two partners from the different member states
  • The cross-border cooperation brings clear added value to solve a common challenge
  • Project results are sustainable and live on after the project end
Application process

The first call for project proposals to the Central Baltic Programme 2021-2027 will be open in the period 10 February to 31 March, 2022. During that time, the joint electronic monitoring system Jems will be open for filling in the application. The deadline is at 12 Finnish time.

Our national Contact Points are happy to provide you information about the basic programme requirements in your own language as well as support you in finding relevant partners.

Our Project Managers are ready to provide the in-depth consultations to the projects planning to submit the application for the first call. The programme strongly recommends having at least one, preferably several, consultations. Please note that consultations are ended two weeks before the deadline of the call. After this moment, the Joint Secretariat focuses support to earlier consulted projects and their practical questions in filling in the application form.

Use the Project idea form to define the project idea in the preparation phase of the project and think about the central questions to prepare for consultations.

The application phase is in two steps, meaning that after the first step, feedback on the idea is already given for the applicants. Only the strategically best ideas will be asked to fill in the whole application with all annexes in the second step.

The application will be submitted via joint electronic monitoring system JEMS.

Supporting Documents

Detailed information about the criteria for funding, who can apply and how to apply are available in the Programme Manual and Guide for Applying for a Project.  Please also see the other supporting documents that need to be attached to the application package.