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Impressions from the Interreg workshop, Turku Baltic Sea Days

Together with the Central Baltic and the South Baltic Programmes, the Baltic Sea Region Programme organised a joint workshop “Interreg funding opportunities for 2014-2020” at the Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region held in Turku/FI, 3-4 June. The workshop gave brief orientation for potential project partners about funding available in the Baltic Sea region in the near future.

As from 2014, much more emphasis will be put on project results in all funding programmes. When planning a project, the partners shall think about what they want to achieve through the cooperation, and how to involve relevant partners. In discussion with the audience it was noted that the right expertise, which leads to tangible outcomes, is the one of the most important parts of the successful project.

EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region has been taken well into account while drafting the new programmes and is reflected in the new thematic priorities. Programmes are not going to have “revolution, but evolution”, meaning some fine-tuning and adding new features compared to old programmes, e.g. involvement of private partners in the Baltic Sea Region Programme, option to support seed money activities in the South Baltic Programme and small scale projects in the Central Baltic Programme.


Snapshot from the workshop. Moderated by Susanne Scherrer, Baltic Sea Region Programme, Director of the Managing Authority and the Joint Technical Secretariat. Speakers: Thorsten Kohlisch (South Baltic), Merike Niitepõld (Central Baltic) and Eeva Rantama (Baltic Sea Region).

published 10.06.2014