35 projects approved in first call
20 Nov 2015

At its meeting on 18-19 November in Malmö, Sweden the Baltic Sea Region Monitoring Committee (MC), which decides on project applications, oversees the overall implementation and is responsible for the correct use of funds, selected the first projects for Interreg Programme funding during the period 2014-2020.



Preparing rescue divers across the Baltic for close cooperation, reducing environmental damage caused by lost fishing gear, teaching industrial designers that products using less natural resources can be good for busienss. These are only a few examples of the, in total, 75 project applications that were submitted to the Interreg Baltic Sea Region in the first call of the Programme.

Now, the Programme’s Monitoring Committee has selected and approved the best 35 project applications for funding.

Altogether, EUR 90 million out of EUR 264 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) have now been allocated to these projects. Authorities from local, regional and national levels, research and training institutions, sectoral agencies and associations, NGOs and enterprises from around the Baltic Sea will work together for the next three years in an attempt to make the Baltic Sea Region more innovative, more sustainable and better connected.

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