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

First impressions from public hearings

Tuesday, 13 April, 2021
The public hearing process on the Central Baltic programme for 2021-2027 has been closed. During the last two months we’ve invited stakeholders to read and comment the draft content. We received 49 replies to our online survey. Some replies covered several regions or respondents, so the number of involved people has been much larger. We got replies from all programme countries. 
Currently our programming team is going through the replies. Each comment will be considered and replied to. We’re producing a document where all the comments and replies will be visible. ... Read more
The Regional Council of Southwest Finland is setting up the Joint Secretariat for the Central Baltic Programme 2021-2027. The Central Baltic cross-border cooperation programme includes regions from Estonia, Finland incl. Åland, Latvia and Sweden.

The Regional Council of Southwest Finland is now looking for members of staff to launch the implementation of the programme. The aim is to open the first call for proposals in late 2021. The recruitment of the staff will continue in 2022 for positions related to project and programme implementation. ... Read more
The Central Baltic Programme gathered more than 600 participants to public hearing webinars in Finland, Sweden, Åland, Estonia and Latvia. In the webinars, our colleagues presented the programme draft for the next period and the Strategic Environmental Assessment report.

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If you were not able to attend a public hearing webinar, you can still get an overview of what is covered in these events by watching video recording and sharing your input via the feedback questionnaire. In this 30-minute video, Merike Niitepõld is telling how the new Central Baltic Programme 2021-2027 programme is to look like, what the Strategic Environmental Assessment is about and is sharing an indicative schedule for the future. ... Read more
We are happy to share with you news about improvements to the usability of video guidance on the programme website and also our YouTube channel.
Videos for project closure (how to ensure the sustainability of results, how to ensure reporting and finalise the project, etc. ) and cost eligibility (a separate video for each budget line, video for general cost eligibility principles and also public procurement) were developed and shared with you in 2020.
What has changed in 2021?
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The Programme Manual has just been updated to clarify the terminology for project closure.

The version number 3.2 has been replaced by the newly updated 3.3. The version updates are described on the last page of the Programme Manual (updated 2.2021).

The latest version of the Programme Manual replaces all the previous versions. 
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Please share your opinion with us

Tuesday, 16 February, 2021
The public hearing webinars started last week in Finland, Sweden and Åland. Already over 150 people have gained their first experience with the new programme in our webinars.

Although we couldn’t meet face to face this time the discussion was lively and excited. In March the webinars continue in Estonia and in Latvia.

The slides that are used in the webinar are found here.

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We have added new information for implementing projects on the possibility to provide lunch in connection with e-meetings.

Find the latest COVID-19 news on the main menu page:

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The public hearing has been launched with the draft programme and the draft Strategic Environmental Assessment report made publicly available together with the questionnaire.

This means it is time to share your opinion and contribute to the future Central Baltic Programme. After having read the draft documents, please use this opportunity to give your feedback as soon as possible by answering to the online survey (link below).

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    With the first draft of the new Central Baltic programme 2021-2027 being nearly finished, it is time for the public to have a say about the next CB programming period (2021-2027). Key documents to and a questionnaire will be available online on 8 February.

    Afterwards, we will organise a series of webinars in each Member State and Åland. You can find the dates along with more information here. ... Read more