Reducing waste and ensuring sustainable use of our natural resources can’t be done by one country alone. We need more effective transnational solutions like the two successful examples from the Baltic Sea region and Central Europe show.
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The uptake of digital solutions both in the public and private sectors is the key to boost innovation and remain competitive. The Interreg project DIGINNO helped small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), industry associations and policy makers speed up the Baltic Sea region’s transition to a single digital market.
Maritime industry in the Baltic Sea region needs innovative ideas to keep up with strict environmental regulations while maintaining competitiveness. Driven by eco-efficiency, the ECOPRODIGI project developed and piloted digital solutions to better measure, visualise and optimise maritime industry processes.
Interaction between public service providers and citizens is necessary to face the most pressing societal challenges and better respond to the needs of citizens. Find out how our #MadeWithInterreg projects Empaci, Healthy Boost and SEMPRE have driven the co-creation...
The GreenSAM project focused on the development of age-friendly green mobility solutions based on the opinions and needs of elderly people. This was done thanks to participatory tools used in six cities across the Baltic Sea region. The key role of senior citizens in...
80 % of the environmental impact of a product is determined during the design phase. This means that key decisions for a circular model of production are taken during this early stage. It is thus fundamental to act as early as possible to create products with a sustainable lifecycle which minimise waste. This is what our #MadeWithInterreg project EcoDesign Circle did by bringing together design centres, professionals, companies, and lecturers from eight countries in the Baltic Sea Region to increase their understanding of and capacities in ecodesign.
Lilia Gutsul is a girl who earned the title of school Mayor of Pskov Cycling City for her efforts in creating a sustainable urban infrastructure for schoolchildren. Listen to her personal experience from the Interreg project cities.multimodal. Who is Lilia Gutsul?...
This story is about bioeconomy developers with a passion for building smart, viable rural economy in the Baltic Sea region. It is about open innovation developed in a dialogue and co-creation. It is also about connecting talented people living in small communities in the middle of fields and forests eager to find solutions for sustainable and healthy food production, natural resources management and development of new and improved technologies. Read about #MadeWithInterreg Biobord network.
Transnational projects on bio- and circular economy funded by the current and earlier Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programmes are highlighted in the recent article published by the Baltic institute of Finland. They are taken as inspiring examples and good practices in the framework of the Smart Specialisation approaches.
Angling can help increase local fish populations while offering new local business opportunities. The Interreg project RETROUT boosted coastal fishing tourism. It helped local fishing guides to develop their destinations and restored sea trout rivers in six countries within the Baltic Sea region.