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


A big thank you on behalf of the Central Baltic staff to all Lead Partner and Communication seminar participants. All material presented during the seminar will be available in two weeks time on our webpage in the LP and Communication seminar folder under events. 

Our next event is the Project Implementation Seminar taking place in the autumn. More information about the event will be available on our webpage. Stay tuned! ... Read more

A quick overview of our third call projects

Tuesday, 13 February, 2018

The third call, brought to the Central Baltic programme 30 new projects, 23 regular and 7 small. The projects are distributed in all four priorities as follows: 5 in Priority 1, 7 in Priority 2 and 3 and 11 in priority 4 (4 regular and 7 small). At the moment 9 projects from the third call have been contracted, 7 small and 2 regulars.

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Our national Contact Points in spotlight

Monday, 22 January, 2018
Our national Contact Points are the link between the programme and the regions. They inform about the funding opportunities and provide first information for potential applicants. Contact Points also help with partner search and matchmaking. In addition, they follow projects closely to share/spread project results and communicate the benefits of cross-border cooperation. 

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Synergies in the field of tourism

Tuesday, 16 January, 2018
Good practices from Central Baltic projects DefenceArch, LightsOn! and St. Olav Waterway

DefenceArch, LightsOn! and St. Olav Waterway, are three of the 97 projects currently founded by the Central Baltic programme and they all belong to specific objective 2.1 — natural resources developed into sustainable tourism attractions. All Central Baltic projects tackle their challenges with cross-border cooperation in mind and DefenceArch, LightsOn! and St. Olav Waterway are a good example of it.

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The Central Baltic programme is active on many fronts in communication. Sometimes it can be confusing as to what is found and where. This post contains a summary of locations and files that our projects should be aware of.

Social Media

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Throughout the year, we have gathered experiences and suggestions about our webpage – what are the things our visitors are interested in, how they are using the site and which parts could be improved. We took all this information and realised many improvements in one go. Read below to find out more.

Programme description

One of the comments we have been getting is that the meaning of the programme is not clear on the landing page. To improve on this, we added a simple one-sentence description of the Central Baltic. ... Read more

The Monitoring Committee met last week

Tuesday, 21 November, 2017
Last week, between 13-14 November, the Central Baltic programme’s Monitoring Committee (MC) gathered near Tallinn in Estonia. The meeting started with a visit to the NATTOURS project site, where we walked along a new boardwalk constructed by the project in Paljassaare. In Paljassaare we discovered a natural pearl within an urban environment.
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Learning from each other

Thursday, 12 October, 2017
On Monday, a delegation from the Slovenia-Croatia, Slovenia-Hungary and Slovenia-Austria programmes, came to Turku to meet with our Head of the Managing Authority Merike Niitepõld and our IT manager Veli-Pekka Suuronen. The visit focused on the programme and beneficiary use of the eMS. The beneficiary's point of view was represented by the Central Baltic project Baltic Urban Lab.

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Back in office

Monday, 14 August, 2017
The summer holidays are now over and most of the staff has returned to the office. Although holidays were nice, it's always a treat to return, catch up with colleagues and check latest project activities. To prove our good moods, we took a photo while reviewing the European Cooperation Day materials sent to us by Interact :) PS. remember to register for our Annual Event and ECD:

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The Central Baltic programme's Monitoring Committee met last week on 24-25 May. Among the topics were the current state of the programme, the Annual Implementation Report and steps after the third call.

It was concluded that the programme is running smoothly and according to plan. This was reflected in the update given by the JS staff members as well as the Annual Implementation Report. The Monitoring Committee was well informed, involved and interested in programme developments.

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