Micro SMEs succumb easier to global crisis or unexpected external disturbances. However, micro SMEs operating in international markets are much more likely to recover quickly from or survive a global crisis. As such, local market presence and collaborations within the BSR will make micro SMEs more resilient by diversifying their market base, and creating local value chains that will shield them from global supply chain disruptions in the event of future exogenous shocks such as pandemics, wars or financial crisis. Therefore, the objective of this project is to increase the resilience of BSR micro SMEs and the BSR, by stimulating increased trade and collaboration within the BSR. This will be done by providing micro SMEs with the knowledge, tools and network to execute effectful internationalisation strategies and build strong local value chains within the BSR. The project will pilot an internationalisation programme for micro SMEs, that will have as its output a blueprint of tools and recommendations on how to increase and support local trade and value chain cooperations among micro SMEs in the BSR. The blueprint will then be transferred to and used by the micro SMEs themselves, business development organisations and business development departments of local authorities in the Baltic Sea geography.