Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2021-2027

Calls for applications are open!

Do you have a smart project idea how to bring in innovative, water-smart and climate-neutral solutions for the benefit of citizens? Do you want to develop and apply your solutions transnationally in regions around the Baltic Sea? Would you like to show how the EU values stand for real actions?

If you answer – yes – to these questions, we call for your project applications! We offer EU funding for public and private players with smart ideas how to shape the Baltic Sea region. We provide more than money: we create an environment for working together across borders to let great solutions become common practice.

Funding cooperation

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EU funding programme

We give funding to people in public and private organisations.

EU funding programme

We fund cooperation for organisations located in the Baltic Sea region.

EU funding programme

You receive funding to run a project together with your partners.

EU funding programme

You work with partners from other countries in one team.

EU funding programme

We create an environment for you to develop, test and apply solutions in various topics. 

Funding cooperation

Sounds like a good idea to try? Go through the checklist to see if you match.

For core projects

Innovative, waters-smart & climate-neutral societies

Core projects: open call 

Core projects are the main tool to deliver the change Interreg Baltic Sea Region aims at. All core projects are requested to prepare, pilot and transfer practical and durable solutions to the challenges they choose to tackle. These challenges must correspond to one of the Programme objectives within the priorities of Innovative societies, Water-smart societies or Climate-neutral societies.

The main results of the core project are increased capacities of the target groups to deal with the defined challenges. The target groups are organisations that have competences to influence the challenge and are interested in the solutions. Hence, reaching out to the target groups and involving them in the preparation of the solution, piloting and transfer is crucial for the success of the core projects.

If you are interested in core projects, please submit your Project Idea Forms (PIFs): this is an obligatory step in applying for funding in our Programme. After submitting your PIF, you can also request a tailored individual consultation on your project idea. More information about the process you will find here

Timeline*

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8 February 2022

Official launch of the call

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15 March 2022

Deadline for submitting Project Idea Forms (PIFs)

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12 April 2022

Deadline for consultations

Deadline for requesting access to BAMOS+

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26 April 2022

Deadline for submitting applications 

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Autumn 2022

Selection of applications by the Monitoring Committee

For small projects

Innovative, waters-smart & climate-neutral societies

Small projects: open call

Small projects aim at facilitating easier access to the Programme, in particular for those partners that have not previously participated in the Programme. Applying for a small project and implementing a small project is much simpler when compared to the core projects. For example, the budget of a small project is smaller than a regular project. The work plan consists of one work package and it may be implemented by small partnerships.

In small projects, partners are encouraged to develop practical and durable outputs and solutions for challenges in the region. These challenges need to correspond to one of the Programme objectives. Small projects should increase capacity of the target groups to deal with the identified challenges during and after the end of the project implementation.The development of solutions is not obligatory in small projects. However, activities need to go beyond pure networking and knowledge exchange.

If you are interested in small projects, please submit your Project Idea Forms (PIFs): this is an obligatory step in applying for funding in our Programme. After submitting your PIF, you can also request a tailored individual consultation on your project idea. More information about the process you will find here

Timeline*

For EUSBSR PACs

Cooperation governance

Assistance to the policy area coordinators of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region: open call

The Programme provides funding to the policy area coordinators (PACs) to coordinate the policy areas and facilitate the implementation of actions defined in the EUSBSR action plan.

From December 2021, you can request a consultation. Please send an email togovernance@interreg-baltic.eu. You need to request access to the electronic data exchange system BAMOS+. It is the system you will use to develop and submit your full application. For more information, go here.  Once the application draft is prepared, you can request feedback from the MA/JS to it. Please send an email with the request to governance@interreg-baltic.eu.  

Timeline*

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8 February 2022

Official launch of the call

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9 March 2022

Deadline for requesting feedback

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30 March 2022

Deadline for submitting applications 

For EUSBSR Strategy point

Cooperation governance

Assistance to a Strategy point of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region: open call 

The Programme provides funding to the Strategy point for its administrative and technical support for the EUSBSR management, communication, coordination and capacity building as well as for stimulating exchange and sharing knowledge among the policy areas, including cooperation with the partner countries.

From December 2021, you can submit your Project Idea Form (PIF) to the Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat via e-mail to governance@interreg-baltic.eu and request an individual online consultation. It is an obligatory step in applying for funding in our Programme. During the consultation, you will receive tailored feedback to your project idea.

As lead partner, you will receive the registration number of your PIF via e-mail. You will need this number in order to apply for the electronic data exchange system BAMOS+. It is the system you will use to develop and submit your full application. For more information, go here

Timeline*

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8 February 2022

Official launch of othe call

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9 March 2022

Deadline for submitting Project Idea Forms (PIFs)

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16 March 2022

Deadline for consultations

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30 March 2022

Deadline for submitting applications 

*Disclaimer

Please note that the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme Document is subject to adoption by the European Commission. During this process the Programme content might be revised. Timeline of the calls is dependent on the duration of the adoption process.

All documents related to this call for applications are also subject to approval by the Monitoring Committee of the Programme. The Monitoring Committee will be constituted after adoption of the Programme by the European Commission. The Monitoring Committee might potentially change conditions of the call.

When submitting the applications, the applicants shall accept the above risks. The programme and the participating Member States cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, or costs.

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