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

Programme

Reduced services during July

Tuesday, 30 June, 2020
In July, most of our staff is on holiday. This means that we have reduced services at the Secretariat. Unless new information becomes available, we return in August (first and second week) to our Turku office and resume normal operation.

NB! Information about coronavirus is still available by clicking the banner above.

A warm thank you to everyone involved in the programme and projects; it's been a very unusual spring and summer to say the least but we have managed!

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Citizen’s summary

Tuesday, 23 June, 2020
How did the year look for us? What did we fund and where are we? The latest Citizen’s Summary – a round-up for of a programme year in clear terms – is available from the documents section.

We have moved all documents into their own folder, so they can be found more easily but you can download the current summary through this direct link: http://centralbaltic.eu/document-categories/citizens-summary
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The Monitoring Committee met on 29 April

Thursday, 30 April, 2020
The Central Baltic programme's Monitoring Committee, consisting of Member State representatives, met on 29 April 2020. The meeting was held online for the first time. In addition to meeting each other virtually, the online meeting also re-defined the concept of a 'group photo' (see picture).

In the meeting, our Head of Managing Authority, Merike Niitepõld gave an update about programme developments, presented the Annual Implementation Report and provided information regarding the continuation of the national Contact Points network.

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Managing a remote office

Tuesday, 31 March, 2020
Our Head of Managing Authority, Merike Niitepõld reflects on keeping the Central Baltic programme on track from her home office in these unusual times.

It will not come to you as any surprise that I am writing this text at home. In only a few weeks the day-to-day life has changed radically. The changes came to the Central Baltic region at slightly different times and in different ways, but the big picture is the same.
 
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The Central Baltic 2014-2020 Programme is looking for an Accountant Officer. Please submit your application by 17 April. The application process is done in Finnish. 

Job description and more details: http://centralbaltic.eu/sites/default/files/documents/Recruitment_Taloussihteeri.pdf ... Read more
What? It's six years already? Indeed, our current website is well on its way towards a decade of online time. While many things stand the test of time, Internet is one of those places, where development takes place at a rapid pace. Alas, our website and database require maintanence to better serve our users and also reflect on the current state of the programme.

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Our national Contact Points are the link between the programme and the regions. They follow projects closely to share/spread project results and to communicate the benefits of cross-border cooperation. A while back we introduced you to our national Contact Point network trough a campaign called "Contact Points in spotlight". Now that we have new collagues in the network, it is time to bring the series back. 

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​Update on the coronavirus situation

Wednesday, 11 March, 2020
Last update 30 June – 10:30
  • First chapter updated to inform that we return to office in August

Most of the staff is on holiday during July. In August, we return normally to our office in Turku and can be reached there. 

For our implementing projects

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Video guidance is now available!

Tuesday, 4 February, 2020
Do you remember Jarmo? Our fictional charachter embarking on a project implementation journey?

During the last few months we have been thinking what are the steps that would help project implementers like him to succeed. With that thought in mind, we have prepared a series of videos based on the Programme Manual as well as on real life cases.

The first part of the series is about project eligibility. More videos about project closure and public procurament will follow.

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One of the things we are proud of is that our projects create results and solutions that are not only concrete, relevant and interesting but also applicable in a wider context beyond the programme region.

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