priority 1: Innovative Societies

Objective 1.1
Resilient economies and communities

In this objective, the Programme supports actions that make both economies and societies more resilient. Innovative and resilient economies and societies are necessary for the long-term prosperity of the Baltic Sea region.

What is resilience?

Resilience is understood as the ability to respond to external disturbances such as severe recessions and financial crises, downturns of particular industries or major health crises.

Resilience also refers to a society characterised by strong social cohesion and a shared system of values. As unexpected shocks can create tremendous and persistent damage to the region, the Programme encourages actions that help to avoid unwanted external impacts, withstand them or recover quickly from them. This also implies being able to monitor potential vulnerabilities. Building Baltic Sea region resilience is understood as part of European efforts to achieve higher level of self-sufficiency in the critical sectors and strengthening identity based on common European values, culture and heritage.

Encouraging experimentation

Since the Baltic Sea region increasingly needs to cope with interlinked challenges, the Programme encourages experimentation, “thinking outside the box” and working across different sectors to find suitable solutions.

The solutions developed within this objective need to contribute to increasing innovativeness of the region. Wherever appropriate, the actions should consider uneven territorial developments, e.g. different effects of a disturbance on the urban and rural areas. Where suitable, the actions should untap the potential of digitalisation to increase adaptability of the region.

 

Support resilience building

Furthermore, the Programme pays special attention to adjustments of the innovation ecosystems to support resilience building. The ecosystem is understood as ability of multiple and interconnected stakeholders to work together effectively using available resources e.g. financial and human.

Exiting policies and regulations as well as culture supportive to innovation are other important elements of the ecosystem. Furthermore, the solutions developed by projects should adapt smart specialisation approaches to reinforcing the region’s resilience at the macro scale. This implies finding the right balance between reducing dependency and connecting to global supply and value chains.

What can I do in my project?

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Reduce dependecies

Develop models that reduce the dependency of the Baltic Sea region on global supply chains and increase the ability to produce critical goods in the region.

N

Redesign smart specialisation approaches

Redesign smart specialisation approaches and redefine connections to global value chains to strengthen resilience of the Baltic Sea as a macro-region.

N

Manage economic and societal challenges

Develop and test mechanisms that manage economic and societal challenges in the Baltic Sea region macro-region in a coordinated fashion, e.g. piloting smart health solutions;

N

Encourage sustainable consumption

Explore the potential of sustainable consumption patterns based on local services and goods and strengthen a common identity of the Baltic Sea region as a source of these goods and services.

N

Respond to sudden demand fluctuations

Explore solutions (e.g. digital) that enable services and production in the Baltic Sea region to scale and shrink in response to sudden demand fluctuations, minimising negative impact on human welfare.

N

Assist business

Explore solutions to assist business with recovery following unexpected external disturbances, e.g. develop new or adapt existing business support programmes, implement efforts to diversify the industrial base, develop risk management tools for whole sectors (e.g. creative industries) and risk response strategies.

N

Strengthen societal resilience

Pilot actions that strengthen societal resilience through cultural change, behavioural shifts and mobilising creativity, e.g. promoting smart working solutions, testing mechanisms supporting vulnerable social groups.

N

Strengthen cohesion and regional identity

Pilot actions that strengthen cohesion and regional identity by using culture as means for social inclusion and social innovation.

N

Better connect research and regional innovation systems

Pilot actions solving specific challenge in building resilience through better connections between research and regional innovation systems.

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Four priorities & nine objectives

Funding under four priorities

Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2021-2027 creates an environment for public and private partners to work together across borders on their smart ideas. This is how the Programme helps put into practice innovative, water-smart and climate-neutral solutions for the benefit of the citizens across the Baltic Sea region.

The Programme is structured along four priorities, which in the years 2021-2027 guide partners in achieving the most when cooperating across borders.

 
Priority 1

Innovative societies

1.1 Resilient economies and communities
1.2 Responsive public services

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Priority 2

Water-smart societies

2.1 Sustainable waters
2.2 Blue economy

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Priority 3

Climate-neutral societies

3.1 Circular economy
3.2 Energy transition
3.3 Smart green mobility

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Priority 4

Cooperation governance

4.1 Project platform
4.2 Macro-regional governance

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Overview: all programme objectives

Resilient economies and communities

Objective 1.1
under Priority 1: Innovative societies

Sustainable waters

Objective 2.1
under Priority 2: Water-smart societies

Climate-neutral societies

Objective 3.1
under Priority 3: Climate-neutral societies

Project platforms

Objective 4.1
under Priority 4: Cooperation governance

Responsive public service

Objective 1.2
under Priority 1: Innovative societies

Blue economy

Objective 2.2
under Priority 2: Water-smart societies

Energy transition

Objective 3.2
under Priority 3: Climate-neutral societies

Macro-regional governance

Objective 4.2
under Priority 4: Cooperation governance

Smart green transport

Objective 3.3
under Priority 3: Climate-neutral societies

Resilient economies and communities

Objective 1.1
under Priority 1: Innovative societies

Responsive public service

Objective 1.2
under Priority 1: Innovative societies

Sustainable waters

Objective 2.1
under Priority 2: Water-smart societies

Blue economy

Objective 2.2
under Priority 2: Water-smart societies

Climate-neutral societies

Objective 3.1
under Priority 3: Climate-neutral societies

Energy transition

Objective 3.2
under Priority 3: Climate-neutral societies

Smart green transport

Objective 3.3
under Priority 3: Climate-neutral societies

Project platforms

Objective 4.1
under Priority 4: Cooperation governance

Macro-regional governance

Objective 4.2
under Priority 4: Cooperation governance

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