Funding sources

European Regional Development Fund

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is allocated by the European Union with a purpose is to transfer money from richer regions (not countries), and invest it in the infrastructure and services of underdeveloped regions. This will allow those regions to start attracting private sector...

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme and is aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. This funding instrument focuses on supporting research and innovation. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it...

INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme

The Interreg Baltic Sea Region has been supporting the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region during the previous programming period (2007–2013), with 49 projects closely linked to the Strategy with almost EUR 120 million spent to implement it. The Interreg BSR Programme (2014–2020) supports...

INTERREG Central Baltic Programme

The Central Baltic Programme 2014–2020 is a cross-border cooperation programme. Its scope is to finance high quality projects in Finland (including Åland), Estonia, Latvia and Sweden, that aim at solving common challenges together and across borders. Projects applying for this funding should...

INTERREG South Baltic Programme

The Interreg South Baltic Programme aims at unlocking South Baltic’s potential for blue and green growth through cross-border cooperation between local and regional actors from Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden. The “blue growth” addresses the economic potential of the Baltic Sea for...

LIFE Programme

LIFE is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU. For the 2014-2020 funding period, LIFE will contribute approximately €3.4 billion to the protection of the environment and climate. Anyone registered in the EU can make...

The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO)

The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) is an International Financial Institution established by the Nordic Governments in 1990. NEFCO provides results-based green financing targeted at small and medium-sized projects (SMPs) with demonstration value. Moreover, NEFCO’s financing is aimed...