Interreg IVb Baltic Sea region

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The overarching strategic objective of the Baltic Sea Region Programme is to strengthen the development towards a sustainable, competitive and territorially integrated Baltic Sea region by connecting potentials over the borders. As part of Europe, also the Baltic Sea region is expected to become a better place for its citizens to invest, work and live.

The programme is divided into 4 priorities:

1. Fostering innovations across the Baltic Sea Region:
the priority focuses:
- on innovations in nature and technologic sciences and on their transfer to SMEs;
- on selected non-technical innovations, such as business services, culture and design, and other market-related skills.

2. Internal and external accessibility of the Baltic Sear Region:
The objective: to increase the area’s external and internal accessibility through development of transnational solutions diminishing the functional barriers to diffusion of innovation and to traffic flows

3. Management of the Baltic Sea a common resource:

The objective: to improve the management of the Baltic Sea resources in order to achieve its better environmental state.

4. Promoting attractive and competitive cities and regions:

The objective: to ensure co-operation of metropolitan regions, cities and rural areas to share and make use of common potentials that will enhance the BSR identity and attractiveness for citizens and investors. The priority concentrates on making the BSR cities and regions more competitive at the European scale both by hard (e.g. investments) and soft measures (e.g. marketing, enhancement of environmental quality, synergy between activities of public and private actors). It also gives room for preparation of pan-Baltic strategies, action programmes, policies and subsequent investments in order to enhance BSR competitiveness and territorial cohesion.

Maßnahmen/Methoden

Areas of support:
1. Fostering innovations across the Baltic Sea Region:
  • support of the innovation sources and their links to SMEs,
  • facilitation of transnational transfer of technology and knowledge, and
  • strengthening the societal foundations for absorption of new knowledge.
2. External and internal accessibility of the Baltic Sea Region:
  • Promotion of transport and ICT measures enhancing accessibility and sustainable socio-economic growth
  • Actions stimulating further integration within existing transnational development zones and creation of new ones
3. Management of the Baltic Sea as a common resource:
  • Water management with special attention to challenges caused by increasing economic activities and climate changes
  • Economic management of open sea areas and sustainable use of marine resources
  • Enhanced maritime safety
  • Integrated development of off-shore and coastal areas
4. Promoting attractive and competitive cities and regions:
  • Strengthening metropolitan regions, cities and urban areas as engines of economic development
  • Strategic support for integrated BSR development and socio-economic and territorial cohesion
  • Strengthening social conditions and impacts of regional and city development
Expected project results:
1. Fostering innovations across the Baltic Sear Region:
  • Strengthened international performance of innovation sources and improved links to SMEs
  • Improved transnational transfer of technology and knowledge
  • Broadened public basis for generation and utilisation of innovation
2. External and internal accessibilty of the Baltic Sear Region
  • Accelerated increase of capacity and/or interoperability of different transport and ICT networks
  • Speeded up integration of areas with low accessibility
  • Influenced policies, strategies and regulations in the field of transport and ICT
  • Increased role of sustainable transport
3. Management of the Baltic Sea as a common resource
  • Improved institutional capacity and effectiveness in water management in the Baltic Sea
  • Improved institutional capacity in dealing with hazards and risks, including climate change
  • Increased sustainable economic potential of marine resources
  • Influenced policies, strategies, action plans and/or regulations in the field of management of Baltic Sea as a common
4. Promoting attractive and competitive cities and regions:
  • Pooled resources of metropolitan regions, cities and rural areas to enhance the BSR competitiveness and cohesion
  • Improved preconditions for increase of BSR competitiveness in Europe and worldwide
  • Increased BSR identity and/or its recognition outside the formal borders
  • Strengthened social conditions and impacts of regional and city development

Antragsberechtigt

legal status:

  • Public authorities from national, regional and local levels
  • Public equivalent bodies (e.g. research and training institutions, business development institutions and other non-profit organisations)
  • Private (commerical) organisations as additional partners with own financing
  • Within limits, programme funds can be applied for by partners from outside the eligible area.

geographical location:

As a general rule, organisations of project partners and lead partners that receive financing from the programme must be located in the programme area.

Verantwortlich

Joint Technical Secretariat Rostock
Grubenstrasse 20
18055 Rostock,
Germany

Termine

Herbst 2009

Quelle

  • priority fact sheets 1-4
  • Baltic Sea Region Programm 2007 Annex 4c