The Swedish Institute (SI) invites Swedish organisations to submit applications for seed funding under the framework for collaboration in the Baltic Sea region. 

The 2016/2017 call for applications is now open and closes 1 February 2017. Applicants can apply for up to SEK 500,000 in funding.

Seed funding is intended to be used to start new collaborations or expand existing ones in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, and in some cases in Moldova and Georgia. Please note that the main applicant must be a Swedish organisation.

More information on Swedish Institute's website.

 

More than 100 photos from the EUSBSR Strategy Forum held in Stockholm 8-9 November 2016 have been uploaded on the EUSBSR Flickr account.

The photos on Flickr can be used by others in a non-commercial EUSBSR context as long as the photographer is accredited. Photographer's name is mentioned under each photo.

All available documentation from speeches and presentations to videos and photos from the Strategy Forum have been collected to the event website. More video material will be published later on. There is also a possibility to buy photos that are not yet available for public reposting from the photographer Melker Dahlstrand.

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Flickr

 

INTERACT has published a video about EU Macro-regional Strategies and Transnational Cooperation Programmes illustrating the main differences between them. At the same time, it highlights that they are both working on common issues for the territory and supporting cooperation.

 

Interact video

 

See the video on INTERACT's YouTube channel.

A new tool for searching funding for projects in the Baltic Sea Region has been developed by INTERACT and Swedish Institute. Baltic Funding Portal is an inventory of more than 300 funding instruments making cooperation possible in the Baltic Sea Region.

Funding Portal2

 

The Baltic Funding inventory includes more than 300 funding instruments. They cover public and private funding sources from all Baltic Sea countries (Germany, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia), including the non-EU countries such as Norway and Russia. In addition, EU-wide funding programmes are included.

The added value of Baltic Funding Portal is that it presents many funding instruments for the first time in English language. More detailed information is available in the original language and on the original web-sites of the instruments. 

Test Baltic Funding Portal and find the funding for your next cooperation project! And don't forget to use KEEP database to see what kind of projects have already been funded and implemented.

 

The 5th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) was organised in Bratislava on 3-4 November. During the Forum the Ministers responsible for Research and Innovation of the participating countries of the Strategy met and agreed on a joint statement.

In the statement the Ministers express their commitment to continue providing political support to the Research and Innovation activities carried out at national and regional level. They also emphasize the importance of the alignment of funding to the activities from all relevant sources.

Read the whole statement on EUSDR website.

 

Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being (NDPHS) as EUSBSR Policy Area Health coordinator organized a seminar as part of the EUSBSR Strategy Forum programme on population health vis-a-vis economic prosperity in the Baltic Sea Region.

The title for the seminar was: "Wealthier and healthier in the decades to come, or just the opposite?" The main question discussed was whether the positive trend of populations in the Baltic Sea Region becoming healthier and wealthier can continue - or whether the new challenges that the societies face will have an impact on the trend. The topic was discussed with three renowned experts.

Read the presentations and conclusions of the seminar on NDPHS' website.

PA Health seminar