News 2014-2020

This page explains how Interreg Baltic Sea Region was prepared.

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Interreg Baltic Sea Region -
the Programme for 2014 to 2020

Transnational cooperation in the Baltic Sea region continues in the funding period 2014-2020. After more than two years of intense work, the Joint Programming Committee, comprising national delegations from eight EU Member States (Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Sweden) as well as the neighbouring countries Norway, Belarus, and Russia, approved the Cooperation Programme on 14 May, 2014, in Warsaw. After the approval by the Joint Programming Committee, the Cooperation Programme was submitted to participating EU countries and Norwegian governments for final national endorsement. On 4 September 2014 the Programme was submitted to the European Commission for approval and approved on 18 December 2014.


The Cooperation Programme is available at

Programming bodies & process

Stakeholder consultations

The programming was organised in close interaction with stakeholders in the region. More information about this process is summarised in a separate stakeholder consultation section.

Ex-ante Evaluation & Environmental Report

An ex-ante evaluation was carried out in accordance with Article 55 of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 by external experts of the company COWI. This also included a Strategic Environmental Assessment based on the requirements of Directive 2001/42/EC. You can find both documents for download here:

EU information on Cohesion Policy 2014-2020