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Interreg Baltic Sea Region

Cooperation across borders that shapes the region

Interreg Baltic Sea Region

Interreg Baltic Sea Region is a source of EU funding for those with smart ideas to shape the region. The Programme supports partners from nine countries from around the Baltic Sea in putting innovative, water-smart and climate-neutral solutions into practice.

The Programme is an agreement between EU member states Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden and the northern parts of Germany as well as one non-EU country – Norway.

The Programme is funded by the European Union and approved by the European Commission.

Above: Programme area map for Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2021-2027.

Cooperation keeps rolling for the benefit of the citizens

Interreg Baltic Sea Region: two Programmes

Currently, Interreg Baltic Sea Region is in the transition phase. While the Programme for years 2014-2020 is still ongoing, the new Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2021-2027 Programme was submitted to the European Commission end of January 2022. We expect the Commission to approve the Programme by summer 2022. At the same time, the new Programme has opened calls for project applications in all four priorities: Innovative societies, Water-smart societies, Climat-neutral societies and Cooperation governance. Together with other Interreg cooperation programmes, Interreg Baltic Sea Region will contribute to a greener, smarter, more connected and social Europe that is closer to citizens.

We let great ideas trigger cooperation.

We cooperate to let great ideas thrive.

cooperation projects from 2014 to 2020

For new opportunities for funding, check here.

European Territorial Cooperation

We are part of Interreg community

Interreg, known as European Territorial Cooperation, is one of the two goals of the EU Cohesion Policy. Interreg contributes to a harmonious economic, social and territorial development of the Union as a whole. It provides a framework for working across borders for partners from different Member States in the European Union and beyond.

Projects at Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2021 – 2027

Public funding sources

The Programme funds come from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Norwegian national funding. Project partners co-finance activities with their own resources.

The available funding for years 2021-2027 from the European Regional Development Funds accounts to approximately EUR 250 million. There will be an equal allocation of funds to the thematic Programme priorities, i.e. Innovative societies, Water-smart societies and Climate-neutral societies. A certain amount of funding will be dedicated for future platforms and macro-regional governance of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).