Baltic Programmes

INTERREG Central Baltic Programme

The INTERREG Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020 is a funding programme financing cross-border cooperation projects in the central Baltic Sea region. The participating countries are Finland (incl. Åland), Estonia, Latvia and Sweden. The programme supports four priorities: Competitive economy, Sustainable use of common resources, Well-connected region and Skilled and socially inclusive region.

INTERREG South Baltic Programme

The Interreg South Baltic Programme is a funding instrument that seeks to activate the potential for blue and green growth through cross-border cooperation between local and regional actors. “Blue growth” addresses the economic potential of the Baltic Sea and its coastal regions for sustainable growth and jobs, to be developed in harmony with the marine environment and through cross-border cooperation. “Green growth” is a term to describe a path of economic growth that utilises natural resources in a sustainable manner.

INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme

 EU funding Programme that facilitates transnational cooperation in the region. Partners from countries around the Baltic Sea work together in transnational projects to address common key challenges and opportunities. The funding is mainly directed at public authorities, research and training institutions, NGOs, sectoral agencies & associations and enterprises.

Lithuania–Russia Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2014–2020

The Programme has been developed within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Instrument and is being co-financed by the European Union (hereinafter – EU) and the Russian Federation. The Programme will promote and broaden the cross-border cooperation (hereinafter – CBC) between the border regions of Lithuania and Russia, which so far has been pursued under the 2004–2006 TACIS Neighbourhood Programme Lithuania–Poland–Russia and 2007–2013 European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument CBC Programme Lithuania–Poland–Russia.

Joint Operational Programme Poland-Russia 2014-2020

The programme, implemented in the framework of the European Neighbourhood Instrument, supports cross-border cooperation between Polish and Russian border areas in the social, environmental, economic and institutional spheres.

The Poland-Russia Programme focuses on four thematic objectives:

• promotion of local culture and preservation of historical heritage (HERITAGE)

• environmental protection and climate change mitigation (ENVIRONMENT)

• improving access to the regions (ACCESSIBILITY)

Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy

The ICLD’s overall objective is to promote the development of sustainable democracy on the local and regional levels. A municipal partnership shall contribute to increased citizen influence by strengthening local and regional politically controlled organisations within one (or if relevant, some) of the following core areas:
• Equity/inclusion
• Citizen participation
• Transparency
• Possibility to demand accountability

CBSS Project Support Facility (PSF)

The CBSS Project Support Facility (PSF) was created at the 9th Baltic Sea States Summit in Stralsund, Germany, on 30 – 31 May 2012. The planned timeframe of the facility was 5 March 2013 until 2015, with a continuous open call for applications.
The main purpose of the CBSS Project Support Facility is to co-finance the development and implementation of Baltic Sea macro-regional cooperation projects, which would bring added value for the Baltic Sea region, show impact in regional cooperation and foster long-term partnerships.        

INTERREG NORD

Interreg V A Nord is a EU-program supporting cross-border cooperation in order to strengthen the economic and social development. Areas included in the program are north Norway, north Finland, north Sweden and Sápmi (which spreads over all three countries).