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Making circular production a reality in the Baltic Sea region and beyond

Making circular production a reality in the Baltic Sea region and beyond

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.

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Valuable exchange during the site visits

Valuable exchange during the site visits

In connection to the 12th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, two Interreg Baltic Sea Region projects, cities.multimodal and Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance+, had the pleasure to host the representatives of the European Commission.

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How Biobord network boosts rural bioeconomy through open innovation and co-creation

How Biobord network boosts rural bioeconomy through open innovation and co-creation

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.

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Low-carbon mobility solutions to green our future

Low-carbon mobility solutions to green our future

In line with the EU’s climate neutrality target, our Programme supported several initiatives tackling the diverse challenges faced by the Baltic Sea region’s transport sector. We united our efforts to make our region more accessible, better connected and less polluted, ultimately improving the overall mobility experience in the area while protecting the environment. Read how Interreg Go LNG, BSR electric and Sohjoa Baltic have contributed to green mobility and innovation in transport sectors in the region.

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Enterprises go smart beyond borders with Interreg

Enterprises go smart beyond borders with Interreg

Small and medium sized enterprises largely fall behind other players in innovation and investments in research & development (R&D). Thanks to the Interreg project GoSmart BSR, enterprises in seven countries around the Baltic Sea learned how to use smart specialisation to improve competitiveness jointly and gain access to new markets.

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Listen up! Voices from the Interreg community

Listen up! Voices from the Interreg community

In our new playlist on YouTube, we present to you people from the Baltic Sea region who are on a mission. With their work for and in Interreg projects they bring to life the vision of the European Union, because they are creating a culture of cooperation across and beyond borders. Listen to what they have achieved with this EU funding scheme for cooperation. Listen to “Interreg voices”.

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Better prepared for emergencies thanks to Interreg

Better prepared for emergencies thanks to Interreg

With an average of 300 accidents per year, as reported by the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission’s (HELCOM), the Baltic Sea seems to be a challenging area for navigation. The ResQU2 platform has reinforced the preparedness of rescue authorities, services, seaports and other authorities for large-scale incidents in the Baltic Sea.

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How NonHazCity paves the way for a tox-free Europe

How NonHazCity paves the way for a tox-free Europe

From toothpaste to toys, hazardous chemicals are everywhere around us. Read about the Interreg project NonHazCity and its #MadeWithInterreg solutions for a greener and healthier life. Together with another project from the North Sea region, Sullied Sediments, they show how dedicated people working across borders are putting the EU Green Deal into practice.

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How water-smart ideas make the Baltic Sea region thrive

How water-smart ideas make the Baltic Sea region thrive

From a rich marine life to beautiful vacation places, the Baltic Sea offers numerous resources that can be exploited to boost the economic growth of the region without harming its ecosystem. Interreg Baltic Sea Region funded multiple cooperation projects that have contributed to a sustainable and innovative blue economy. Good and successful examples of smart blue initiatives include ALLIANCE, Baltic Blue Growth, Capacity4MSP and Blue Platform.

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How to reduce pharmaceutical emissions posing a threat to wildlife in the Baltic Sea?

How to reduce pharmaceutical emissions posing a threat to wildlife in the Baltic Sea?

Active pharmaceutical ingredients are found in our environment at concentrations that pose a risk to wildlife. Pharmaceuticals are used to treat humans and animals, and we cannot stop using them. Instead, the overall consumption of pharmaceuticals tends to increase with an aging population. “We must find applicable solutions to decrease the emissions of pharmaceuticals in the Baltic Sea region, and we need to work together.”, states Noora Perkola, a leading researcher in Finnish Environment Institute and leader of the project “Clear waters from pharmaceuticals” (CWPharma).

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Interreg fights aliens in the Baltic Sea

Interreg fights aliens in the Baltic Sea

At any moment in the Baltic marine area, about 2,000 ships are transporting people, goods, but also stowaways: marine organisms from distant places, like Harris mud crabs, that colonise the Baltic Sea waters. The Interreg project COMPLETE brought together people with smart ideas how to translate the existing regulations into a working system to prevent alien species from invading the Baltic Sea.

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Cooperation as the key to a climate-neutral Baltic Sea region

Cooperation as the key to a climate-neutral Baltic Sea region

A common challenge for the countries in the Baltic Sea region is how to produce green and climate-neutral energy. In fact, as much as 75% of the EU greenhouse gas emissions still come from energy use and production. Cooperation and sharing good practices in Interreg projects, such as LowTEMP, Baltic Integrid and Area 21, can be a game-changer in accelerating the energy transition in the region.

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5 questions to EcoDesign Circle: RegioStars finalist 2020

5 questions to EcoDesign Circle: RegioStars finalist 2020

One of our Interreg Baltic Sea Region projects, EcoDesign Circle, reached the finals of the RegioStars Awards last year in the category of circular economy. What did the process look like? What did the project like most? And, most importantly, what was the gain for the project? Read the interview below.

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How Biobord network boosts rural bioeconomy through open innovation and co-creation

How Biobord network boosts rural bioeconomy through open innovation and co-creation

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.

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Low-carbon mobility solutions to green our future

Low-carbon mobility solutions to green our future

In line with the EU’s climate neutrality target, our Programme supported several initiatives tackling the diverse challenges faced by the Baltic Sea region’s transport sector. We united our efforts to make our region more accessible, better connected and less polluted, ultimately improving the overall mobility experience in the area while protecting the environment. Read how Interreg Go LNG, BSR electric and Sohjoa Baltic have contributed to green mobility and innovation in transport sectors in the region.

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Enterprises go smart beyond borders with Interreg

Enterprises go smart beyond borders with Interreg

Small and medium sized enterprises largely fall behind other players in innovation and investments in research & development (R&D). Thanks to the Interreg project GoSmart BSR, enterprises in seven countries around the Baltic Sea learned how to use smart specialisation to improve competitiveness jointly and gain access to new markets.

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