The Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020 finances result orientated cross-border cooperation projects in Estonia, Finland (incl Åland), Latvia and Sweden

​And we are back!

Thursday, 6 August, 2020
Holidays were great, but we are certainly happy to be back at the office, and also to let you know that most of our 5th call projects have been already contracted!

Though some are already visible on our project database, for others it will still take couple of weeks, until then, here is a brief overview of what they are about. 

Priority 1

Baltic Explorers is supporting companies in the game industry from Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Latvia to reach new markets in Asia and in the US.

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Due to the unusual circumstances caused by the coronavirus, we had to shift the Project Implementation Seminar from spring to autumn. We have now set the dates and also the concept is being fine-tuned to fit the online environment. The event is still held on two days (day 1 9:30-13:00, day 2 9:30-12:00) on 16-17 September but instead of a physical venue, we will meet in Zoom.

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Reduced services during July

Tuesday, 30 June, 2020
In July, most of our staff is on holiday. This means that we have reduced services at the Secretariat. Unless new information becomes available, we return in August (first and second week) to our Turku office and resume normal operation.

NB! Information about coronavirus is still available by clicking the banner above.

A warm thank you to everyone involved in the programme and projects; it's been a very unusual spring and summer to say the least but we have managed!

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The sun is shining, the sky is blue and 11 fifth call projects are now visible on our project database. Head over to get to know them!

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Citizen’s summary

Tuesday, 23 June, 2020
How did the year look for us? What did we fund and where are we? The latest Citizen’s Summary – a round-up for of a programme year in clear terms – is available from the documents section.

We have moved all documents into their own folder, so they can be found more easily but you can download the current summary through this direct link: http://centralbaltic.eu/document-categories/citizens-summary
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At the end of the summer our programme is organising a series of thematic workshops. If you are interested in contributing to the content of the Central Baltic programme in 2021-2027”. ​“Save the date”

Tues 25.8. Åland
Tues 1.9. Finland 
Wed 2.9. Latvia
Thurs 3.9. Estonia 
Tues 8.9. Sweden

More information will be available soon!
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HIT or Harmonised Implementation Tools help Interreg programmes manage, improve and streamline their overall operation. In practise, HIT consists of best-practices, forms and templates. It was first introduced for the current programming period and will be carried over into the new one. Right now, the focus is on publishing an updated Application Form for potential beneficiaries.

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Hashtag CB day in Life

Monday, 8 June, 2020
One of the lessons we have learned from the COVID19 crisis, is that we can be together apart.

Last Friday 5 June was proof of that. Central Baltic projects and programmes colleagues all located in different places, they have met on Twitter under a common hashtag, #CBinmylife.

From tweets about morning coffee breaks to insights into daily work-related tasks, a big thank you to everyone who has participated in the campaign. Sharing our day with you and reading about your day unfolded made us feel that we might be apart, but we are a community!
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Programme manual updates

Monday, 4 May, 2020
Supporting you, our projects, in your project implementation is very important to us. Because a smooth project implementation, starts with an up-to-date Programme Manual, we have just published version 3.2 of the Programme Manual. This version includes:  
  • Explenations about the euro conversion,
  • A Frequently Asked Questions
  • The fixed link about public procurement 
  • Clarification about the flexibility rule 
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The Monitoring Committee met on 29 April

Thursday, 30 April, 2020
The Central Baltic programme's Monitoring Committee, consisting of Member State representatives, met on 29 April 2020. The meeting was held online for the first time. In addition to meeting each other virtually, the online meeting also re-defined the concept of a 'group photo' (see picture).

In the meeting, our Head of Managing Authority, Merike Niitepõld gave an update about programme developments, presented the Annual Implementation Report and provided information regarding the continuation of the national Contact Points network.

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