Interreg Baltic Sea Region
The best ideas selected!
20 April 2023 The best ideas selected! Written by Viktoria Nilsson The Monitoring Committee selected 13 best ideas for funding and paved the way for...
We need to stick together!
Listen to Ann Irene Saeternes, our Monitoring Committee member from Norway who explains the added value of being part of the Interreg family and benefits the Programme has brought to Norway over the years.
Interreg: it is done nowhere else like this
Inspired by the spirit of cooperation, Jens Kurnol has been a member of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Monitoring Committee from Germany for many years. Listen about his experiences and benefits the Programme has brought to Germany.
Creating momentum for sustainable water management
“It’s amazing to work with all the people with the same vision” – says Agnieszka Ilola, Deputy Head of the Secretariat of the Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC) Sustainable Cities Commission. Read the interview to find out more about this common vision for the region.
About Interreg, smart solutions and remarkable results
Ilga Gruševa, the Monitoring Committee member from Latvia, has helped shape the Programme for more than 10 years. Read about her experiences and benefits the Programme has brought to Latvia.
Strategic partnership that works excellently
Esa Kokkonen, policy area coordinator Innovation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, reflects on the unique partnership between the Strategy and Interreg Baltic Sea Region, and explains Interreg for his home Tampere region in Finland.
About friends who learn from each other
Finding consensus and learning from each other: listen to Deimantė Jankūnaitė, a Monitoring Committee member from Lithuania, who is sharing her experience with the Programme and benefits for Lithuania.
Time for connections, cooperation and co-creation; time for Interreg
Wiktor Szydarowski, Head of the ESPON Programme, has accompanied the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme in various roles from an early start in 1998. Listen about his experiences, memories and what has been possible to achieve – thanks to Interreg.
Let’s do some maritime spatial planning together!
Elīna Veidemane, Deputy Head of VASAB, intergovernmental cooperation on spatial planning and development in the Baltic Sea region explains how Interreg helped advance maritime spatial planning in the region.
Taking blue biomass into circular bio-economy
Across the Baltic Sea region there is a pressing need to adopt more circular approaches to respond to local and global environmental challenges caused by unsustainable practices in farming and fisheries, in combination with climate change. Cathy Brown Stummann from Skive Kommune tells us what they expect to accomplish thanks to EU funding and the Interreg Baltic Sea Region support.
Core projects tune in to the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
This year, the first core projects were launched in Interreg Baltic Sea Region. They bring core changes to our region and help implement important actions of the EU’s first macro-regional strategy.
How Baltic museums cope with crisis to console people in challenging times
The resilience of societies and institutions in the Baltic Sea region was significantly tested during the COVID pandemic and will face even a greater challenge at the time and after the war in Ukraine. Patrick Rang from Estonian War Museum General Laidoner Museum tells us what they expect to accomplish thanks to EU funding and the Interreg Baltic Sea Region support.