Funding

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The Funding section introduces different funding programmes operating in the countries of the Baltic Sea Region. The funding overview can give an idea on the financing sources existing in the region, availability of funding for specific project scopes.

Most of the funding sources, which are provided as examples on this page, have been applied in the good practices showcased in the Hub.

BONUS Programme

BONUS vision Economically and ecologically prosperous Baltic Sea region where resources and goods are used sustainably and where the long-term management of the region is based on sound knowledge derived from multidisciplinary research. BONUS, the joint Baltic Sea research and development...

European Regional Development Fund

The ERDF aims to strengthen economic and social cohesion in the European Union by correcting imbalances between its regions. 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...

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...

Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion until 2027. It tackles climate change, helps to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and boosts the EU’s competitiveness and growth. The programme facilitates collaboration and...

INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007–2013

The Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007–2013 (alias INTERREG IV B programme for the Baltic Sea region) is a financing tool for co-operation in the Baltic Sea Region. It is one of the mainstream Structural Funds programmes under the European Community's territorial co-operation objective. The Programme...

INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014–2020

The Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014–2020 supports integrated territorial development and cooperation for a more innovative, better accessible and sustainable Baltic Sea region. Partners from countries around the Baltic Sea work together in transnational projects on common key challenges...

INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme 2021-2027

Interreg Baltic Sea Region is a source of EU funding for those with smart ideas to shape the region. The Programme supports partners from countries around the Baltic Sea in putting innovative, water-smart and climate-neutral solutions into practice. The Programme is an agreement between EU member...

INTERREG Central Baltic Programme 2014–2020

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 Central Baltic Programme 2021-2027

The Central Baltic Programme 2021-2027 is a EU cross-border cooperation programme. Its scope is to finance high quality projects with European Regional Development Funds in Finland (including Åland), Estonia, Latvia and Sweden, that aim at solving common challenges together and across borders. The...

INTERREG South Baltic Programme 2014–2020

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. Anyone registered in the EU can make a proposal for LIFE funding, while project partners can come also from outside the EU, provided that the coordinating beneficiary...

Nordic Council of Ministers

The projects eligible to the funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers must benefit the Nordic countries, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland. Projects may also include at least two out of the Nordic countries, Greenland, Åland, and the Faroe Islands and a non-Nordic country. Projects must...

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...

Swedish Institute

The Swedish Institute promotes international exchange within the areas of culture, education, and research. The goal is to strengthen the work of sustainable development in our partner countries and create important relationships for Sweden. SI provides funding support for projects, but also for...

The German Federal Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt - DBU)

The DBU funds innovative, exemplary and solution-oriented projects for the protection of the environment.