Interreg V-B Baltic Sea Region

Interreg V-B Baltic Sea Region

Available Funding: 
During 2014-2020 € 78,000,000 is available

The Interreg South Baltic is a funding instrument seeking to activate the potential for blue and green growth through cross-border cooperation. “Blue growth” addresses the economic potential to be developed in harmony with the marine environment, whereas “Green growth” refers to economic growth utilising natural resources in a sustainable manner. Financing is made available to projects that:

  • Increase presence and improve transfer of innovation for the benefit of blue and green sector SMEs
  • Increase the cultural and natural heritage assets into sustainable tourist destinations in the eligible area
  • Increase use of green technologies with a view to decrease pollutant discharges
  • Improve quality and environmental sustainability of transport services
  • Improve cooperation in the area through cross-border networks
Eligible Applicants: 

The following list of shows examples of eligible applicants (the list is not exhaustive):

  • Public administrations and agencies;
  • Municipal companies;
  • Chambers of commerce;
  • Clusters and business support organisations;
  • Education and R&D facilities;
  • Associations and NGOs;
  • Public transport operators, etc

Applicants must form a cross border consortium, according to the following criteria:

  • involve partner organisations from at least two programme area countries
  • are in line with the Programme’s strategy and scope (see here)
  • have a clear cross-border relevance
  • have a clear vision about results and impacts
Project Length: 

Under regular project calls the third call opens mid 2017.

The first call for seed money is planned to open autumn 2016.

Further Financing Information: 

Project partners must co-finance activities with their own resources.
The co-financing rates for the different countries are:
• Norway up to 50%
• Sweden, Denmark, Germany (eligible federal states), Finland up to 75%
• Poland, Baltic countries up to 85%
• Belarus, Russia up to 85% (released upon signature of bilateral Financing Agreements between these countries and the EU)

For more Information: 

More information can be found Interreg V-B Baltic Sea Region website.

To find more country specific information please see this website.

Questions related to the Interreg V-A Finland-Estonia-Latvia-Sweden (Central Baltic) programme may be directed at the Joint Secretariat or the National Contact Points.