Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014-2020

Programme documents

Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014-2020

Cooperation Programme

The Cooperation Programme explains the strategy, the cooperation priorities as well as the administrative and financial set-up of the Programme. In particular, it provides a detailed description of the 14 specific objectives, including examples of actions, main target groups and an indicator system to measure the success of the Programme. It is the foundation of the work of the Programme’s managing bodies and the legal framework of the Programme.

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The Programme Manual gives applicants practical guidance on project development, application and implementation. It defines the main principles as well as the rules and regulations that need to be followed in budgeting, reporting and auditing.

The Programme Manual for Coordination of Macro-regional Cooperation sets out the requirements for applicants and specifies rules for project implementation targeting specific objective 4.2 “Coordination of macro-regional cooperation”.

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Based on the approved Cooperation Programme the participating countries have agreed on a joint programme management structure.

To stipulate its set-up the countries signed the Agreement on Management, Financial and Control Systems and for Russian participation the Financing Agreement has been signed with the European Union and Germany.

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Evaluation reports

The Final Impact Evaluation of the 2014-2020 Programme was carried out in 2022. It covered the final update on the development of institutional capacities of the region. The main evaluation questions focused on factors influencing the process of institutional capacity building in projects, the influence of the types of territory, the impact of the project platforms and the impacts of the change to online cooperation. 

In 2020, external experts were entrusted to prepare a report “Evaluation of the state of institutional capacity in the Interreg Baltic Sea Region” in order to assess what the Programme led to, in terms of institutional capacities in the thematic fields and sectors covered by the Programme since 2018. 

In 2018, external experts evaluated the impact of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme at mid-term point of the funding period. Its purpose was to demonstrate the impact of the Programme and its progress and contribution to achieving its objectives. 


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Annual Implemention Reports

Each programme submits to the European Commission an annual report on its implementation in the previous financial year

Annual implementation reports set out key information on implementation of the programme and its priorities by reference to financial data, common and programme-specific indicators and quantified target values. The reports also set out a synthesis of the findings of all evaluations of the programme that have become available during the previous financial year, any issues which affect the performance of the programme, and the measures taken.

In certain years, the reports include information on achieving the objectives of the programme and its contribution to achieving the Union strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

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Regulations related to the 2014-2020 period were published in the Official Journal of the European Union (Eur-Lex).