39 new projects selected to further boost Baltic Sea region
24 May 2017

The Interreg Baltic Sea Region Monitoring Committee met in Helsinki on 23-24 May 2017 to select project applications that will receive funding within the framework of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020. As many as 39 projects were chosen in the thematic fields of capacity for innovation, management of natural resources and sustainable transport, which correspond to the Programme's priorities. The new projects will complement 35 projects from the first call and will contribute to a more innovative, better accessible and connected Baltic Sea region.

Interreg BSR Monitoring Committee met in Helsinki (Photo: IB.SH/Anna Galyga)
Interreg BSR Monitoring Committee meeting in Helsinki

The Monitoring Committee, which decides on project applications, oversees the overall implementation and is responsible for the correct use of funds, selected 39 project applications out of 71 submitted project applications and allocated about EUR 87 million of the European Regional Developing Fund (ERDF). Supporting business incubators to effectively support game start-ups and low temperature district heating are examples of ideas supported by the Monitoring Committee.

Altogether, EUR 177 million out of EUR 264 million from the Programme's ERDF funding have now been allocated to 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 to develop joint solutions to common challenges in the Baltic Sea region. More detailed information on projects and funds will be available soon.

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