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 programme budget for 2021-2027 is EUR 118 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which can be applied for in the calls.

Central Baltic Programme as such has already a long history. The programme has been existing in its current form from 2007 and cooperation links in the region are well established and developed. The region has formed into a functional cross-border cooperation area with joint interests, striving for cohesion.

Programme Objectives

1. MORE EXPORTS BY SMEs. As a result, companies achieve sales and contracts on target markets.

2. MORE NEW SCALED-UP GROWTH COMPANIES. As a result, companies achieve scaled-up status as, for example attract investment, develop new product or expand their team.

3. JOINT CIRCULAR ECONOMY SOLUTIONS. As a result, product and service cycles and chains are improved.

4. IMPROVED COASTAL AND MARINE ENVIRONMENT. As a result, the load of nutrients and other harmful substances to the Baltic Sea is reduced from various sources.

5. DECREASED CO2 EMISSIONS. As a result, CO2 emissions are reduced from intermodal transport nodes and areas.

6. IMPROVED EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ON LABOUR MARKET. As a result, people’s competitiveness on labour market and entrepreneurship capabilities are improved and additional anti-discriminatory policies are applied by organisations.

7. IMPROVED PUBLIC SERVICES AND SOLUTIONS FOR THE CITIZENS. As a result, solutions are taken up or upscaled by organisations.