The current flagship projects of Priority Area 13 of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region are financed by various funding sources. Some projects are primarily funded by the regular budgets of the project makers (such as flagship project no. ), whereas other are financed either by special allocations of the European Commission or by one of the regional funding programmes. Most project makers are ready to commit a share of funding from their regular budgets, but many are indeed dependent on additional external contributions.
In principle, there are no strict requirements as to which source(s) of funding, a Flagship Project could turn to. Thus, the below list can be considered as inspiration, and not as an exhaustive list of funding opportunities.
Funding instruments of interest for projects related to maritime safety and security in the Baltic Sea Region
EU Territorial Cooperation programmes
The Interreg programmes are an initiative that aims to stimulate cooperation between regions in the European Union. It started in 1989, and is financed under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The current programme is Interreg IV, covering the period 2007–2013. The objectives of the individual programmes vary, and the focus of each programme may also deviate over time. In order to learn about the focus and criteria for each programme, please study the website and contact the programme concerned. The secretariats of the respective programmes are often most helpful to assist potential project makers. We suggest that you make use of this assistance at an early stage in your project considerations.
The Interreg programme is divided in three parts: A, B & C.
Interreg A is the subregional programmes, where each subregional programme covers smaller parts of a region. In the Baltic Sea Region, there are several programmes each covering specific parts of the region.
Baltic Sea Programme (covers all of the Baltic Sea Region)
Central Baltic Programme (covers parts of Sweden, Finland, Åland, Estonia & Latvia) http://www.centralbaltic.eu
South Baltic Programme (covers parts of Denmark, Poland, Sweden, Lithuania and Germany)
Öresund, Kattegat & Skagerrak programme (covers parts of Denmark, Sweden and Norway)
Botnia – Atlantica programme (covers parts of Sweden and Finland)
Estonia-Latvia programme (covers Estonia and Latvia)
Latvia-Lithuania programme (covers Latvia and Lithuania)
Northern Programme (covers parts of Norway, Finland and Sweden)
Interreg B has a regional focus.
North Sea Programme (covers the North Sea Countries, of which some are also border the Baltic Sea Region, such as Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Germany)
Interreg C includes all of the European Union, and thus also the Baltic Sea Region.
East Mid-Sweden Programme (covers certain parts of Sweden)
(EC description in English)
(Programme website in Swedish)
Other European funding programmes
Trans European Transport Network Programme (TEN-T) – is one of the most important means of infrastructure funding in the EU. TEN-T funding opportunities are open to all EU Member States or, with the agreement of the Member States concerned, international organisations, joint undertakings, or public/private undertakings or bodies. Funding in TEN-T grants can support studies or works which contribute to TEN-T programme objectives.
Proposals for addition of more relevant funding opportunities are welcome. Please contact the Priority Area Coordinators