Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014 – 2020

 

EU funding for people with smart ideas of how to shape the region

Turning great solutions into common practice

Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014 – 2020

Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014-2020, as one of more than 100 Interreg programmes, has been improving life of Europeans by funding cooperation: one project at a time. The Programme provides more than money: it creates an environment for working together to let great solutions become common practice.

Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014-2020

Funding under four priorities

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Priority 1: Capacity for innovation

offers support for e.g. development of innovation infrastructures, implementation of smart specialisation strategies and development of non-technological innovations.

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Priority 2: Efficient management of natural resources

highlights the need to manage natural resources more efficiently. Resource efficient blue growth, renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and clear waters are areas that receive support.

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Priority 3: Sustainable transport

focus on  support of interoperability, accessibility of remote areas, maritime safety, environmentally friendly shipping and urban mobility.

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Priority 4: Institutional capacity for macro-regional cooperation

offers funding to Seed Money projects of the EU Strategy. In addition it supports the coordination of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region the stakeholders of the Strategy: here assistance to the Priority Area Coordinators and Horizontal Action Leaders, organisation of Strategy Forums and other implementation tasks are co-financed.

Turning great solutions into common practice

Projects at
Interreg Baltic Sea Region
2014 – 2020

 

The Programme co-financed some 200 projects with more than 2,500 partners from the Baltic Sea region countries and beyond. Each project has its own share in making the region more innovative, more sustainable and better connected.

Each project involves at least three partners from three different countries from the Programme area. The total project budgets typically range between EUR 1.5 and 4.5 million for seven or more partners working together for two to three years.

 

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Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014 – 2020

Programme facts & future

 

Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014 – 2020

Programme structure

The Programme management structure comprises the following bodies.

Monitoring Committee (MC)

A joint Monitoring Committee (MC), includes the representatives of all the participating countries. The MC oversees the progress in Programme implementation and achieving the milestones and targets of the Programme. Furthermore, it oversees Programme communication and evaluation. The MC also selects projects for funding.

Audit Authority

The Audit Authority verifies the effective functioning of the management and control system of the Programme and ensures sample audits on projects. It is hosted by the Ministry of Justice, European Affairs, Consumer Protection and Equality of the German Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel, Germany. The Audit Authority is assisted by the Group of Auditors comprising representatives of the participating countries carrying out the second level audits.

Managing Authority/Joint Secretatriat

The Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein (IB.SH) acts as the Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat (MA/JS). It is located in Kiel and Rostock, Germany.  The MA/JS concludes subsidy contracts with project lead partners. It is the focal point for information and practical day-to-day implementation of the Programme. The MA/JS also manages the Programme funds and pays the subsidies to the project lead partners.

Participating countries

Besides these bodies national sub-committees play an important role regarding the dissemination of Programme related information in the participating countries.

Project lead partners, project partners and their controllers complement the overall Programme management structure.