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Central Baltic Interreg IV A Programme

  • Duration: 2007-2013
  • Area: Southern Finland (Varsinais-Suomi, Uusimaa, Itä-Uusimaa, Kymenlaakso, Åland. Adjacent: Etelä-Karjala, Kanta-Häme, Päijät-Häme ), Eastern Sweden (Gävleborgs län, Uppsala län, Stockholms län, Södermanlands län, Östergötlands län, Gotlands län. Adjacent: Örebro län, Västmanlands län), Estonia (Kirde-Eesti, Kesk-Eesti, Põhja-Eesti, Lääne-Eesti. Adjacent: Lõuna-Eesti) and Latvia (Kurzeme, Riga, Pieriga. Adjacent: Vidzeme, Zemgale).
    • Two subprogrammes: Southern Finland + Estonia and Archipelago + Islands.
  • Priorities: a safe and healthy environment, an economically competetive and innovative region and attractive and dynamic societies.
  • Timeframe: 3rd call during August-September 2009. The call is open 15.9.-15.10.2009.
    • Seminar of "How to fill the form" is 23.9.2009 (Turku) and 24.-25.9.2009 (Helsinki).
  • Language: English
    • All official correspondence and documentation including the application forms and all reporting. With e.g. invoices, necessary evaluations or permits include a short summary in English.
    • The language requirement does not exclude that in the day-to-day contact and communication within your project.


Planning a Project

  • A project has limited and fixed objectives and tasks, a limited budget and lifetime.
    • The objectives and tasks of any project must be clearly defined.
    • A project tackles a certain problem or task using a pre-defined set of measures.
      • Tasks that are part of an organisations regular work and that are intended to carry on indefinitely cannot be labelled projects and will not receive project funding.
    • The duration and tasks are interlinked.
    • The duration should always be only a few years; not over three years.
    • The budget should be realistic and viable.
  • A successful project creates practices, models, solutions, networks
    and/or knowledge that live on after the project ends even without project funding.
  • Project leader is a project partner which bears the overall responsibility for the preparation and well-functioning of the project.
  • Project partners have to fulfill the geographical eligibility. Also legal status and the aims of its activities effect.
  • At least two of the programme's Member States.
    • Cross-border co-operation should always bring added value to the project - and vice versa.
  • At least two of the following criteria are met: joint development, joint implementation, joint staffing and joint financing.
  • Fulfil the programme's content criteria of cross-border activities and have to follow the Lead Partner principle.
    • The project partners must decide on the division of tasks and responsibilities within their partnership.
    • Lead Partner is the project partner who later will sign the project application and other relevant documents.
      • Is also the only one who can submit the Payment Claim for ERDF co-financing as part of the Progress Report.
  • The Central Baltic INTERREG IV A Programme 2007-2013 does not support projects that could be implemented independently in any one country.
  1. Lead Partner sends the completed project application package to the Joint Technical Secretariat
  2. From there it will be assessed and brought to the respective Steering Committee for a funding decision.
  3. The Joint Technical Secretariat will then inform the Lead Partner in written about the Steering Committee's funding decision.
  4. In case the decision is positive, the Managing Authority will sign a Subsidy contract with the Lead Partner.
  5. The project is ready to start.

NB! No major changes can be made to the project application after it has been officially submitted to the Joint Technical Secretariat.
NB! It is highly recommended to use the services and expertise of the Joint Technical Secretariat from an early stage in your project preparation.


During the Project

  • Information and publicity are emphasized in order to effectively disseminate the results of your project.
  • Each project will be monitored both in regards to how the project uses money and lives up to the content as described in the project plan.

Central Baltic Interreg IV A Programme - Important documents

Possible partners

Emailed to

Viljandi Culture Academy(Lõuna-Eesti) -> PARTNER

Tartu Art College (Lõuna-Eesti) -> No time to participate

MKFC Helsinki


Stockholm University, Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation

Estonian Academy of Arts (New Media, Animation, Graphics, Photography)

Baltic Film and Media School

Uppsala University, Faculty of Science and Technology

Gotland University

Riga Technical University, Institute of Telecommunications, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology

Latvijas Kulturas Akademija 

Haapsalu College

Tallinn University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology

Tallinn University, Centre for Educational Technology => PARTNER

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