show/hide project search



Project acronym: Baltic COMPASS

Project title: Baltic COMPASS - Comprehensive Policy Actions and Investments in Sustainable Solutions in Agriculture in the Baltic Sea Region

Application call: 2

Priority: 3. Baltic Sea as a common resource

Project website: www.balticcompass.org

Show all partners on map


Lead Partner:

Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet (SLU)
Box 7086
75007 Uppsala
SE
Staffan Lund, Head of Grants Office
E-mail: staffan.lund@slu.se
Phone: +46 18 671130
Fax:

Project Manager:

Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet (SLU)
Box 7086
75007 Uppsala
SE
Kaj Granholm
E-mail: kaj.granholm@slu.se
Phone: +358 46 8509208
Fax:


Information Manager:

Baltic Sea Action Group
Eerikinkatu 2
00100 Helsinki
FI
Paula Biveson
E-mail: paula.biveson@bsag.fi, paula.biveson@sei.se
Phone: +358 505123001
Fax:



Summary description of the project:

Baltic Compass works with the agriculture and environment sectors to answer to the need for a transnational approach to reduce eutrophication of the Baltic Sea. It is aligned with respect to international frameworks, EU directives and the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP). The identified challenge is, in particular, that the competence, technologies, policies and science for developing more sustainable solutions are available, but unevenly distributed in the BSR and thus not efficiently applied. The project improves the stakeholders' capacity to drive the change toward greener agriculture, along with the aim to streamline communication on different policy levels and to mitigate the perceived lack of trust between the environmental and agricultural sectors. In short, Baltic COMPASS fosters win-win solutions for agriculture and environment and promotes the rural areas as drivers for sustainability.

Baltic Compass contributes with knowledge sharing of existing methods and innovations, investment incubation, strategic risk assessment concerned with land use and animal husbandry, and policy adaptation. The project goals will be achieved via direct contacts and networking activities as well as through more systematic, policy and strategy relevant communication. Project stakeholders are governments, farm advisory services, authorities, farmers, technology producers, scientific institutes, and in general everybody, who has an interest in sustainable agriculture in the Baltic Sea area. The concrete benefit for the farmers and decision-makers alike will be better access to decision support. The three-year project is regarded as a strategic project by the financier the EU Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013 for its contributions to investments and policy framework. It forms the cluster of agro-environment projects bridging priority areas 1 & 9 in EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

Baltic COMPASS underlines cooperation and complementarity with related projects, especially Baltic DEAL, Baltic MANURE and BERAS Implementation, and several other national and transnational initiatives.

As a result from specific knowledge contributions and stakeholder interactions, the project delivers:

- decision support to implementing agri-environment measures in national policies,

- scenarios for insights into local and strategic level agri-environment management,

- decision support for cost-efficient and attractive agri-environment schemes,

- management support on advanced agri-environment technologies,

- pilot investments,

- innovation and knowledge transfer platforms,

- stronger stakeholder recognition and involvement,

- broader and more active implementation of HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan and EU strategies,

- pathways for multi-objective integration,

- trust-building between agricultural and environmental interests;

The project website is www.balticcompass.org


Achievements of the project so far:

Baltic COMPASS project has raised awareness in adaptive governance measures and advanced trustful dialogue between the environmental and agricultural interests. The project outputs highlight win-win solutions in farm measures as well as policy approaches. A flexible implementation approach, sensitive to the end users’ priorities, and a Pan-Baltic partnership covering 8 of the 9 Baltic Sea riparian countries and Belarus, enabled the project to engage hundreds of stakeholders in BSR and national meetings, thematic seminars and other interactions. Maintaining broad and attentive communication on local, national and international levels has been the most essential activity of the project. Local pilot areas, covering also a transboundary EU/non-EU river basin, were activated in nearly all countries for stakeholder discussions on bottom-up planning of agri-environmental measures, impact of EU Water Framework Directive River Basin Management Plans on the farm level, and future scenarios.

During 2011-12, National Round Table meetings gathered the experts with national authorities, farmers’ and advisory organizations. These meetings were praised for both facilitating international exchange of information on critical and acute agri-environment topics, and allowing country priorities and the specific contexts to be raised and reflected on the Baltic Sea level discussions. Cooperation with Baltic Deal and Baltic Manure enhanced the dialogue in particular within EUSBSR implementation and HELCOM. So far, the most visible outcome of the project, and of the cooperation with the two abovementioned EUSBSR flagship projects, is the “A Greener Agriculture for a Bluer Baltic Sea” Stakeholder Conference which has been held since 2010 and will be arranged again in 2013 back-to-back with the EUSBSR PA AGRI meeting. There is strong potential for the conference to be sustained as the BSR stakeholder platform for dialogue and innovation on farm practices, water assessment, technologies,

policies and links between agriculture and other sectors. The specific comprehensive decision support outputs on i.a. spatial planning of agri-environment measures, local scenarios, effect of advanced technologies and policy adaptation concepts are used by national ministries, HELCOM, EC and the farmers and advisory communities.

Overall, the project established new collaboration platforms and networks and produced new integrated knowledge which can be used by policy makers to

- balance enforcement and incentives for agri-environment measures;

- support broader governance and local stakeholder initiatives;

- understand the importance of transparency in communication to increase trust;

- prioritize multiple benefit measures as a way to handle current and future uncertainty;

- utilize the business potential in agri-environment solutions; and

- define interventions, adapt management measures and deploy the right platforms for each administrative level: local, national, Baltic Sea and EU.



Project Duration: Sep 2009 - Dec 2012
Approximate total project budget in EUR: 6.603.210,00
ERDF co-financing: 4.611.150,00
ENPI co-financing: 569.784,00
Norwegian national contribution: 0,00

List of partners

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
75007 Uppsala | SWEDEN
Box 7070
Region: Östra Mellansverige
Contact person: Staffan Lund, Head of Grants Office
Phone: +46 18 67 11 30
E-mail: staffan.lund@adm.slu.se
Web: www.slu.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:1.062.920,00
ERDF co-financing:757.440,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
JTI-Swedish Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Engineering
75007 Uppsala | SWEDEN
Box 7033
Region: Östra Mellansverige
Contact person: Ola Palm
Phone: +46 18 30 33 21
E-mail: ola.palm@jti.se
Web: www.jti.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:467.690,00
ERDF co-financing:311.017,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Swedish Board of Agriculture
55182 Jönköping | SWEDEN
Vallgatan 8
Region: Småland med öarna
Contact person: Else-Marie Mejersjö
Phone: +46 36 36 15 51 67
E-mail: else-marie.mejersjo@sjv.se
Web: www.sjv.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:200.000,00
ERDF co-financing:150.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Stockholm Environment Institute
10691 Stockholm | SWEDEN
Kräftriket 2 B
Region: Stockholm
Contact person: Neil Powell
Phone: +46 8 67 47 070
E-mail: neil.powell@sei.se
Web: www.sei.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:423.566,00
ERDF co-financing:317.674,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Swedish Institute (SI)
62123 Visby | SWEDEN
Box 1271
Region: Småland med öarna
Contact person: Robert Hall
Phone: +46 8 4537800
E-mail: si@si.se
Web: www.si.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:105.851,00
ERDF co-financing:79.388,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Central Research Institute for Complex Use of Water Resources (CRICUWR)
220086 Minsk | BELARUS
Slavinskogo 1/2
Region: Minskaya Oblastj, g. Minsk.
Contact person: Aliaksandr Pakhomau
Phone: +375 17 26 35 331
E-mail: aliaksandr.pakhomau@cricuwr.by
Web: www.cricuwr.by
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:84.713,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
RUE Scientific-practical center of the National academy of sciences of Belarus (NPTSNAN)
220049 Minsk | BELARUS
Knorin street 1
Region: Minskaya Oblastj, g. Minsk.
Contact person: Director General Vladimir Samosjuk
Phone: +375 17 28 00 291
E-mail: belagromech@tut.by
Web: www.belagromech.basnet.by
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:284.713,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Aarhus University
8830 Tjele | DENMARK
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, PO Box 50
Region: Midtjylland
Contact person: Erik Steen Kristensen, Head of Department
Phone: +45 89 99 19 00
E-mail: ErikSteen.Kristensen@agrsci.dk
Web: www.agrsci.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:158.837,00
ERDF co-financing:119.127,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Agro Business Park A/S, Innovation Centre for Bioenergy and Environmental Technology (CBMI)
8830 Tjele | DENMARK
Niels Pedersens Allé 2
Region: Midtjylland
Contact person: Henning Lyngsø Foged
Phone: +45 89 99 25 00
E-mail: hlf@cbmi.dk
Web: www.cbmi.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:862.328,00
ERDF co-financing:611.496,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Estonian Institute for Sustainable Development/SEI-Tallinn (SEIT)
10133 Tallinn | ESTONIA
Lai Street 34
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Kaja Peterson
Phone: +372 62 76 104
E-mail: kaja.peterson@seit.ee
Web: www.seit.ee
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:214.383,00
ERDF co-financing:182.225,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Tallinn University of Technology
19086 Tallinn | ESTONIA
Ehitajate tee 5
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Arvo Iital
Phone: +372 62 02 502
E-mail: arvo.iital@tut.ee
Web: www.tut.ee
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:158.837,00
ERDF co-financing:116.311,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Finnish Environment Institute
00250 Helsinki | FINLAND
Mechelininkatu 34 A
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Sirkka Tattari
Phone: +358 20 49 02 240
E-mail: sirkka.tattari@ymparisto.fi
Web: www.ymparisto.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:320.000,00
ERDF co-financing:225.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Foundation for a Living Baltic Sea (BSAG)
00100 Helsinki | FINLAND
Eerikinkatu 2
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Saara Kankaanrinta
Phone: +358 50 54 50 323
E-mail: saara.kankaanrinta@bsag.fi
Web: www.bsag.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:490.000,00
ERDF co-financing:367.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
MTT-Agrifood Research Finland
3600 Jokioinen | FINLAND
-
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Tapio Salo
Phone: +358 3 41 88 24 20
E-mail: tapio.salo@mtt.fi
Web: www.mtt.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:299.283,00
ERDF co-financing:224.462,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
State Agency for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas of the Federal State Schleswig-Holstein
24220 Flintbek | GERMANY
Hamburger Chaussee 25
Region: Schleswig-Holstein
Contact person: Wolfgang Vogel; Dr. Reinhold Stauß
Phone: +49 43 47 70 41 00
E-mail: Wolfgang.Vogel@llur.landsh.de; Reinhold.Stauss@llu
Web: www.schleswig-holstein.de/LLUR/DE/LLUR__node.html
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:309.479,00
ERDF co-financing:232.109,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Union Farmers' Parliament
1981 Riga | LATVIA
2 Republikas laukums, 509
Region: Latvija
Contact person: Lasma Zuzane
Phone: +371 67 02 70 44
E-mail: lasma.zuzane@zemniekusaeima.lv
Web: www.zemniekusaeima.lv
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:180.016,00
ERDF co-financing:153.013,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Baltic Environment Forum Lithuania (BEF-LT)
03221 Vilnius | LITHUANIA
Vivulskio st 14/8-6
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Zymantas Morkvenas, Director
Phone: +370 5 21 38 155
E-mail: zymantas.morkvenas@bef.lt
Web: www.bef.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:142.849,00
ERDF co-financing:114.053,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Lithuanian Agricultural Advisory Service (LAAS)
58343 Kedainiai | LITHUANIA
Stoties g. 5, Akademija
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Rimtautas Petraitis
Phone: +370 34 73 84 15
E-mail: rimtautas.petraitis@lzukt.lt
Web: www.lzukt.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:105.892,00
ERDF co-financing:64.508,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics
03105 Vilnius | LITHUANIA
V. Kudirkos 18
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Romualdas Zemeckis
Phone: +370 5 26 16 670
E-mail: romas@laei.lt
Web: www.laei.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:74.419,00
ERDF co-financing:54.756,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Institute of Technology and Natural Sciences in Falenty (ITP)
5090 Raszyn | POLAND
Hrabska 3 str., Falenty
Region: Mazowieckie
Contact person: Prof. Dr hab. Waldemar Mioduszewski
Phone: +48 22 72 00 531
E-mail: w.mioduszewski@imuz.edu.pl
Web: www.imuz.edu.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:342.275,00
ERDF co-financing:273.933,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Institute of Meteorology and Water Management
81342 Gdynia | POLAND
Maritime Branch, Waszyngtona Street 42
Region: Pomorskie
Contact person: Halina Burakowska
Phone: +48 58 62 88 205
E-mail: Halina.burakowska@imgw.pl
Web: www.imgw.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:207.659,00
ERDF co-financing:176.510,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM)
00160 Helsinki | FINLAND
Katajanokanlaituri 6 B
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Kaj Granholm
Phone: +358 20 74 12 641
E-mail: kaj.granholm@helcom.fi
Web: www.helcom.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:107.500,00
ERDF co-financing:80.625,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00