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Short presentation of approved projects (1- 9 calls) www.bsrinterreg.net. Belarus Denmark Estonia Finland Germany Latvia Lithuania Norway Poland Russia Sweden. Measure: Strategies and actions for macro-regions. South Baltic Arc (www.south-baltic-arc.org) Partnership

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  • Short presentation of approved projects (1-9 calls)

  • www.bsrinterreg.net

Belarus

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

Germany

Latvia

Lithuania

Norway

Poland

Russia

Sweden


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Measure: Strategies and actions for macro-regions

  • South Baltic Arc (www.south-baltic-arc.org)

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Russia, Latvia, Poland

  • (regional development agencies, ministries, municipalities, regional authorities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Low growth dynamics caused by insufficient pan-regional cooperation and joint development action in the coastal regions in the south-eastern BSR.

  • Expected outcome

  • Harmonised regional development concepts and strategies

  • Recommendations for methodology for infrastructure planning

  • Ready-to-implement regional development measures for infrastructure

    improvement

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,708,225

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 587,418


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Measure: Sustainable development of tourism

  • SuPortNet II (www.suportnet.org)

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland

  • (municipalities, ministries, NGO’s)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Conflicts between the expansion of boat tourism and the protection of large nature areas, missing harbour infrastructure.

  • Expected outcome

  • Sustainable land use plans for boat harbours

  • Concept for waste water collection from boats

  • Networking of harbours for boat tourism development

  • Internet-based information system for boat tourists

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 4,492,088

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,642,214


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Measure: Sustainable development of tourism

  • Baltic Welcome Center

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

  • (municipalities, development agencies, regional authorities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Baltic Sea Region seen as one tourism destination with high quality of services.

  • Expected outcome

  • BWC as an information point and entertainment centre for tourists

  • BWC as distribution channel for promotion materials, services and

    regional products

  • Baltic virtual Welcome Center

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,000,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 823,453


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • High Quality Tourism 2 (www.baltic-area.net)

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Sweden, Latvia, Poland

  • (regional authorities, municipalities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Underdeveloped potential for tourism in rural and former industrial areas with high unemployment rate.

  • Expected outcome

  • A network of regional and transnational "entrance gates"

  • Structures for direct marketing of regional products

  • New tourist products including cultural and natural heritage

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,260,969

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,115,924


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Measure: Communication links

  • NeLoC - Networking Logistics Centres(www.neloc.net)

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Poland

  • (ministries, universities, research institutions, local municipalities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Differences and insufficient cooperation between logistics centres, low competitiveness, lack of innovative solutions and technology in the centres.

  • Expected outcome

  • Improved logistics competitiveness of the region

  • ICT-based network of logistic centres and SMEs

  • Methodology, guidelines and tools for planning and developing logistic centres

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,720,466

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,029,117


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Measure: Management of cultural and natural heritage

  • Crossing Fences (www.crossing-fences.net)

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia

  • (municipalities, regional authorities, museums, NGO's)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Underdeveloped tourist potential of gardens & parks in urban and rural areas.

  • Expected outcome

  • Experience-based and product-oriented expert-network on regional and

    transnational levels

  • Networks for exchange experience and transfer of know-how

  • Joint marketing measures and new product lines (season prolongation)

    for 120-150 partners

  • Concepts, action-plans and concrete measures to develop gardens and

    parks towards leisure and experience attractions

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,434,600

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,186,050


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Measure: Strategies and actions for macro-regions

  • STRING II - Implementing New Geography

  • Partnership (www.balticstring.net)

  • Denmark, Germany, Sweden

  • (regional authorities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Underdeveloped potential and low competitiveness of the STRING area when facing the challenges of globalisation.

  • Expected outcome

  • Marketing and information strategy for cultural and natural assets

  • Strategy supporting the implementation of ICZM

  • Strategic networks

  • Information and communication platforms on the Internet

  • Model for training of SMEs in the use of ICT

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 3,420,266

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,067,764


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Measure: Strategies and actions for macro-regions

  • VBNDZ - Via Baltica Nordica Development Zone

  • Partnership (www.viabalticanordica.com)

  • Finland, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia

  • (national & regional auth., municipalities, ministries, associations, univ., found.)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Negative impact of development trends on socio-economic and environmental aspects. Low level of awareness of zone's own identity. Various stages of development of the regions in the zone.

  • Expected outcome

  • Increased awareness, stronger identity and co-operation in the VBNDZ

  • Information and guidance systems for tourism and railway traffic

  • Multimodal transport solutions for easy and safe travelling

  • Sustainable management and development of tourism attractions

  • Information and planning systems, and methodologies for GIS/Internet systems

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 4,434,100

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 2,077,297


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Measure: Strategies and actions for macro-regions

  • The Baltic Palette II (www.balticpalette.com)

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Russia

  • (regional and local authorities, research institutes, water protection associations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Differences in the development levels of the EU countries and non-EU countries, unsustainable spatial structures, inefficient transport and communication systems, unbalanced settlement structures, urban sprawl and sea water pollution.

  • Expected outcome

  • Strengthened position of the Baltic Palette Region in the EU and globally

  • Introduction of non-EU members to EU standards and policies

  • Increased ability to plan sustainable polycentric spatial structures

  • Strategies for implementing transport corridor networks

  • Network of water quality protection organisations in the Baltic Palette Region

  • Market analysis and product development for tourism

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,233,350

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 929,700


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Measure: Strategies and actions for macro-regions

  • Seagull – DevERB (www.eurobalt.org/english/projects/seagull/seagull.htm)

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia

  • (regional authorities, municipalities, associations, public corporations, universities, private companies)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Disparities between the member regions; social, economic and environmental cohesion within the EuroRegion Baltic (ERB).

  • Expected outcome

  • Joint Transnational Development Programme (JTDP) setting long-term strategy for the development of the ERB

  • Development programmes for rural areas in the ERB

  • Statistics and GIS support, seminars and workshops on Good Governance, tools for regional development programming and planning, tools for measuring environmental sustainability, etc.

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 3,230,905

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,300,440


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Measure: Sustainable development of tourism

  • BothnianArc–ACTion (www.bothnianarc.net)

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Russia

  • (municipalities, regional authorities, universities, research institutions)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Weak region's tourism profile and competence. Low region's recognition.

  • Expected outcome

  • Plans for development of tourism infrastructure

  • Marketing strategy for a new tourism concept "Arctic coastal and archipelago

    tourism"

  • Platform for using mobile IT in tourism & indicators to measure sustainable

    tourism

  • Increased recognition of Bothnian Arc

  • Concrete plans for networks of tourist routes, cycle trails, ice roads and snowmobile trails linking centers in the region

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,350,444

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 644,956


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Measure: Sustainable development of energy

  • BTN - Bioenergy Technology Transfer Network

  • Partnership (www.bdc-network.jypoly.fi)

  • Finland, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Norway

  • (universities, public companies)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Narrow implementation and low awareness of bioenergy technologies, few industry standards and lack of end-user services. Few strategic measures to promote sustainable use of the bioenergy potential with spatial planning processes.

  • Expected outcome

  • Increased awareness of the local bioenergy potential

  • Comprehensive development plans for sustainable use of bioenergy

  • Regional Bioenergy Development Centres (training, know-how transfer,

    information, co-operation forums)

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,336,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 945,000


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Measure: Integrated management of climate change

  • SEAREG (www.gsf.fi/projects/seareg)

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Poland

  • (national research institutes, universities, municipalities, regional authorities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Mid and long term impacts of climate change (e.g. rise of the sea level) on the socio-economic development and environmental sustainability of BSR.

  • Expected outcome

  • Interdisciplinary decision support system for impacts of climate change induced by sea-level rise

  • Elevation scenarios of climate changes and subsequent water level fluctuations

    for each of the case study cities

  • Recommendations for the cooperation and development under changing climatic

    conditions in the BSR

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,631,940

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 870,970


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Measure: Integrated management of coastal zones

  • BALTCOAST(www.baltcoast.org)

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Poland

  • (regional authorities, ministries, associations, research institutions, municipalities, universities, foundations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Conflicts between environmental protection and economic development. Lack of co-ordination of seaside and water protection activities. Complex land-sea conflicts.

  • Expected outcome

  • Increased awareness of sustainability in the C.Z.

  • Better management of economic and nature protection activities (in the fields of

    tourism, urban and regional development)

  • Legal security for windmill parks and other large scale investments

  • Common spatial register as step towards the common devel. strategy for C.Z.

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 3,319,978

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,703,844


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • CBSR - Connect Baltic Sea Region

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway,

  • (regional authorities, associations, public companies, universities, foundations, municipalities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Declining old industrial structures and loss of employment. Lack of necessary critical mass and involvement of private sector in R&D, needed for development of knowledge-intensive industries in medium-sized urban regions in the BSR.

  • Expected outcome

  • CONNECT network covering most of the BSR

  • CONNECT organisations in the Baltic States, Norway and Finland, which link

    entrepreneurs, R&D, service providers, venture capitalists and other partners

  • 1000 new knowledge intensive companies and 20,000 new jobs in the regions

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 3,560,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,402,500


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • Rural Development Connection (www.interreg-rdc.com)

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Poland

  • (ministries, municipalities, associations, regional auth., companies, national auth.)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Threatened social balance in sparsely populated rural areas hit by depopulation, degradation, loss of employment opportunities, over-aging population and insufficient infrastructure

  • Expected outcome

  • Improved rural infrastructure

  • Innovative rural tourism products (e.g. village church tours, trained church guides)

  • New innovative business products (e.g. 200 new companies/business ideas, transnational co-operation and study trips for entrepreneurs, IT portals, regional thematic networks)

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 3,604,253

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,647,000


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • PIPE – Particip. Identity Planning Entrepre. (www.pipeproject.no)

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Russia

  • (county councils, municipalities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Marginalisation of regions situated in peripheral areas. Low entrepreneurial and community spirit among the inhabitants.

  • Expected outcome

  • Promotion of young entrepreneurs

  • Conferences, workshops, innovation camps for young people, teachers and officials

  • Involvement of young people in regional decision-making

  • Strengthened regional identity for international competitiveness

  • Creation and implementation of local action plans in all case areas

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,106,810

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 912,000


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • COMPASS (www.compass.regionomics.info)

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden,

  • (municipalities, county councils, technology centres)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • How to attract private sector investments into the BSR to ensure growth, prosperity and improved competitiveness in a globalised economy.

  • Expected outcome

  • Analysis of regional industrial clusters and growth potentials

  • Definition of investors' criteria for site selection

  • Comparative cost model of industrial clusters

  • Development of instruments for cluster analysis (benchmarking) identifying the regional growth potential

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 619,120

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 309,560


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • MECIBS - Medium Sized Cities in Dialogue

  • Partnership (www.mecibs.dk)

  • Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia (research institutions, universities, municipalities, chamber of commerce)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Unbalanced spatial development of medium sized cities that lag behind the capitals and suffer from restructuring of their basic urban functions.

  • Expected outcome

  • Network of cities with a potential for learning by exchange of experience

  • Recommendations on local strategies and regional policies (national/EU)

  • Conferences facilitated by researchers and consultants

  • A number of urban biographies of medium sized cities outside the national core areas

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,940,748

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,580,374


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Measure: Communication links

  • SEBTrans-Link (www.sebtrans.com)

  • Partnership

  • Sweden, Lithuania, Poland, Russia

  • (county councils, municipalities, national boards of transport)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Underdevelopment of SEBTrans transport corridor, with focus on the North-South corridors. Bottlenecks in transportation systems.

  • Expected outcome

  • Intermodal break-point system

  • Preparation of investments, e.g. missing links along the corridor

  • Expansion of labour markets across the borders

  • Stimulation of business development

  • Actions to improve accessibility in the road-, rail and sea transport networks

  • Promotion of the development of sustainable transport systems

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,260,200

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 935,100


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Measure: Communication links

  • Decision Support (www.decision-support.info)

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland

  • (public companies, universities, associations, municipalities, ministries, national authorities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The increasing complexity in the fields of transport, spatial planning and regional development in the entrepreneurial and political decision making processes.

  • Expected outcome

  • Inter-regional thematic network of the centres of excellence

  • Education, knowledge and technology exchange

  • Long-term strategy for the network

  • Decision support system

  • Evaluation, improvement and implementation of the developed method

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,625,426

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 954,612


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Measure: Communication links

  • FCIP Network - First Class Industrial Park Network

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia

  • (municipalities, county administrations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Job losses and weakened regional economic basis due to closure of numerous big military airfields.

  • Expected outcome

  • Creation of one FCIP in three different countries

  • Definition of an interface between airports and industrial parks

  • Functional logistics- and air-cargo solutions that will support the enterprises at the FCIPs as well as the surrounding regions and the whole network

  • Network of Third Part Logistic Centres

  • Structure and organisation for the management of future FCIP network

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,650,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,031,250


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Measure: Management of cultural heritage

  • VIKINGS - Destination Viking - Baltic Sea

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Russia

  • (regional authorities, museums, municipalities, universities, foundations, associations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Vikings' cultural heritage as a bridge between countries in the BSR.

  • Expected outcome

  • Operational and attractive Baltic Sea Viking heritage tourist route

  • New and improved existing attractions

  • Authentic remains from the Viking age available for public access

  • Viking Heritage Magazine

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,168,997

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 760,840


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Measure: Management of cultural heritage

  • EuRoB (www.eurob.org)

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland

  • (ministries, associations, foundations, regional authorities, municipalities, national boards)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Neglected potential of brick gothic heritage for socio-cultural and economic development.

  • Expected outcome

  • European tourist route of brick gothic

  • Documenting brick gothic objects

  • Marketing strategy for promoting the culture tourism route (a multi-functional website, catalogues a brochure and a flyer)

  • Pilot projects for preserving brick gothic objects and for improving the infrastructure for tourism

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,110,400

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 535,950


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Measure: Management of cultural heritage

  • RANE - Rock Art in Northern Europe (www.rane-project.org)

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Russia

  • (regional & national authorities, museums, municipalities, associations, universities, foundations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Rock Art threatened by the modern way of life.

  • Expected outcome

  • An information programme to increase awareness of Rock Art (Internet, TV, DVD, guide-book, pre-studies, information centers)

  • Damage and environment monitoring programme

  • Tools and programmes for sustainable management of Rock Art

  • Ground for and elements of tourism infrastructure

  • Increased sustainable cultural tourism

  • Documentation programme (e.g. photos, descriptions)

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 3,999,720

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,599,888


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Measure: Institution building

  • BSVC - Baltic Sea Virtual Campus(www.bsvc.org)

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia

  • (universities, regional authorities, companies, chambers of commerce, associations, research institutions)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Need for lifelong academic education and professional training for the whole workforce in the BSR to keep up with fast-changing knowledge-driven economy.

  • Expected outcome

  • Unified Systems Platform - technical e-learning platform

  • Academic Structure - "Baltic Sea Virtual Campus" consortium, setup of common study fields

  • Dissemination, among universities in the BSR, of the knowledge how to run academic on-line education and to develop new academic e-learning content

  • On-line Master degree programme "Transregional management"

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 3,349,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,424,500


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Measure: Institution building

  • Eco Forum Baltica (www.ecoforum.nu)

  • Partnership

  • Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia

  • (regional authority, research institutions, universities, national authorities, municipalities, associations, ministries)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Development and know-how on Environmental Management Systems (EMS) in companies (mainly SMEs) and authorities.

  • Expected outcome

  • Tools for transfer of know-how on EMS/Waste management (handbook, website,

    study visits)

  • EMAS/EMS bodies in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania & Poland

  • Generation of EUR 3 million investments

  • Network for co-operation of environmental managers

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,060,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 380,000


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Measure: Strategies and actions for macro-regions

  • BALTIC+ (www.balticplus.se)

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Sweden, Poland

  • (national, regional &local public auth., co-operative associations, public universities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Lack of an overall strategic approach and co-ordination between the transnational and cross-border co-operations in the BALTIC+ area.

  • Expected outcome

  • common political platform to manage the joint strategies in spatial development

  • permanent body for cross-sectoral co-operation in the field of urban development

  • support/promotion of ecological farm production (“Culinary Heritage Festival”)

  • preparation of selected public transport investments as links between the big communication axes

  • common tools for tourism (marketing, information, booking system)

  • Approximate total project budget: EUR 3,075,450

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution: EUR 1,604,512


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • Metropolitan Areas+ (www.metropolitan-areas.net)

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Lithuania, Poland, Russia

  • (national public authorities, regional public authorities, local public authorities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Imbalance in growing capital regions between metropolises and outskirts

  • Expected outcome

  • professional- and action-related transn. network for horizontal and vertical transfer of know-how & best practices of running spatial development tasks on national level

  • definition of investor’s criteria for allocation and polycentric marketing of functional nodes and cores for transnational importance

  • strategic action plan of political level for transnational and regional co-operation between metropolises and outskirts with thematic focus

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR1,938,618

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 922,500


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • BERAS - Baltic Ecol. Recycling Agriculture & Society

  • Partnership (www.jdb.se/beras)

  • Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland,

  • (national public authorities, regional public authorities, local public authorities, registered associations, foundations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Significant environment pollution in the Baltic Sea caused by high agricultural specialization and resulting in increased levels of contamination with nitrogen and phosphorus.

  • Expected outcome

  • evaluation and demo of the potential of ecological recycling-based agriculture

  • exchange of experience, learning and cooperation among actors involved in local ecological agricultural production that will led to decreased consumption of limited resources and a significant reduction in dangerous emissions

  • publication of results, recommendations and evaluated examples

    Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,156,050

    ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR1,367,525


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Measure: Communication links

  • STBR - sustainable transport in the Barents Region

  • Partnership (www.barentsinfo.org/stbr)

  • Finland, Sweden, Norway, Russia

  • (national public authorities, regional public authorities, local public authorities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Inadequate transport system in the Barents Region

  • Expected outcome

  • database for the transport network, services and improvement needs in the

    Barents Region

  • traffic forecasts analysis for the region (regional trends of transport, as well as social and economic development)

  • single transport system, which covers the entire Region in a balanced way

  • permanently strengthened interregional and cross-sectoral co-operation

  • a follow-up mechanism to ensure implementation of national programs in a proper way even after the completion of the STBR

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR2,572,070

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR1,419,763


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Measure: Communication links

  • BALTIC GATEWAY(www.balticgateway.se)

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Russia

  • (national, regional &local public auth., limited companies, co-operative associations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Need for sustainable transport concepts in the Southern BSR (S-BSR) to meet the challenge of the progressing European integration.

  • Expected outcome

  • position paper to clarify the future Gateway role of the S-BSR in European context

  • transnational view on a revised TEN/TINA/PETN network

  • comprehensive plan for a primary transport network for S-BSR to develop more sustainable freight transport, including short-sea shipping links and main hubs

  • investment plans (rail link in Skåne, ferry link Gedser-Rostock, a part of the E22)

  • practical examples of how to use IT to improve efficiency and safety in the transport system.

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR2,741,600

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR1,140,500


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Measure: Management of cultural and natural heritage

  • Ancient Times in the Baltic Sea Region(www.ancientimes.net)

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Poland

  • (national, regional &local auth., public corporation, registered assoc., public univ.)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Need to further develop heritage sites as well as innovative products, which attract and educate visitors.

  • Expected outcome

  • preservation & conservation methods for historical sites + authentic re-building of ancient villages

  • new innovative products to attract visitors (working camps, theatre plays, ancient markets, workshops, events/festivals, youth summer camp)

  • common brochure/Internet platform / CD-Rom with historical facts on different themes, periods, routes, sites + events, scientific handbook

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR2,173,526

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 908,822


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Measure: Management of cultural and natural heritage

  • Big Lakes II (www.biglakes.net)

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Russia

  • (regional public authorities, local public authorities, public corporations, co-operative associations, registered associations, foundations, public universities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Slow development of the Big Lakes regions (comparing to the metropolitan areas)

  • Expected outcome

  • Identification and report of cultural and natural heritage objects/factors in the Big Lakes areas for nature protection and sustainability

  • Big Lakes C&N heritage strategy as a tool for spatial planning and regional dev.

  • several small-scale infrastructure investments for future development

  • Big Lakes network, information dissemination by new mobile technology

  • new products for tourism attractiveness

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR2,050,533

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 895,554


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Measure: Management of cultural and natural heritage

  • Advantage Hardwood (www.advantagehardwood.org)

  • Partnership

  • Sweden,Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia

  • (national andregional public authorities, public institutes)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Inadequate structure for joint environmental actions and efficient co-operation between forestry owners, regional authorities and the hardwood industry

  • Expected outcome

  • defined environmental benefits of planting broad-leaved trees and use of hardwood

  • concepts for sustainable management broad-leaved trees and its integration in a regional spatial planning perspective

  • training programs, pilot projects (e.g. establishment of forest paths)

  • established strategic alliances between hardwood producers

  • planning models based on ESDP adapted for regional use and rural development

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR2,220,910

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 831,705


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Measure: Management of cultural and natural heritage

  • Sustainable Historic Towns (www.nba.fi/en/sustainablehistorictowns)

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia

  • (national public authorities, regional public authorities, local public authorities, private universities, public universities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Lack of strategies and methods to manage the conservation of urban heritage in a sustainable way.

  • Expected outcome

  • strategic networks for urban heritage management on transnational, national, regional and local level

  • research programs on cultural heritage indicators as well as on integrated management tools for urban heritage

  • management policies, practices and strategies for integrated urban conservation plans

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR1,577,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 513,500


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Measure: Sustainable development of energy

  • Wind energy in the BSR

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Russia

  • (national, regional &local public authorities, public corporations, limited companies, registered associations, private universities, public universities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Extreme disparities in development and experiences in the wind energy sector between West and East BSR.

  • Expected outcome

  • BSR-wide wind energy network with permanent structures

  • Internet platform for information – telematic network as consultation-point

  • wind energy courses for future specialist (in development, production and service) ending with an official certificate

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR2,364,540

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 638,050


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Measure: Integrated management of coastal zones

  • BERNET Integrated Management of Catchments(www.bernet.org)

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Poland, Russia

  • (regional public authorities, local public authorities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The need for improvement of the overall water quality of the Baltic Sea through a comprehensive planning and management of entire catchments – as also required in the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD).

  • Expected outcome

  • developing Water District Plans for selected catchments according to the WFD

  • preparing the implementation of the WFD

  • developing tools and testing the EU “ecological” guidelines

  • disseminating the results of the pilot implementation

  • platform for future co-operation on sustainable management of the aquatic envir.

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR1,463,450

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 617,675


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • ABC - Alliance of Baltic Cities II

  • Partnership (www.ubc.net/commissions/ABCAlliance/ABC_Home/ABCHome.html)

  • Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Poland

  • (local public authorities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Need for using local experience and knowledge on urban development to realize existing regional strategies on national and European levels.

  • Expected outcome

  • concrete examples on how to solve local planning problems and to realize regional strategies

  • small-scale investments

  • network of city planners and architects that will help solving local and regional planning problems in the BSR.

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR825,439

  • ERDF contribution:EUR255,957


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • CONVERNET (www.conver.net)

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland,

  • (national, regional & local public authorities, public corporations, public universities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Negative impacts of military base closures and high complexity of the conversion process.

  • Expected outcome

  • transnational network of local, regional and national actors involved in converting former military bases to civilian uses

  • regional Conversion Action Plan, outlining policy goals and necessary support mechanisms, especially for the candidate countries

  • reuse and redevelopment strategy/concepts for addressing the issue of base conversion

  • workshops (e.g. best-practice examples of conversion in different environments)

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR1,164,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 723,000


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Measure: Management of cultural and natural heritage

  • ISLANDS IN HISTORY(www.islandsinhistory.dk)

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Estonia

  • (national &regional public authorities, public corporations, foundations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Difficult economical and social condition and need for improved competitiveness of the island regions.

  • Expected outcome

  • common network for co-operation

  • cultural and history events

  • new holiday packages

  • Education Models for Cultural Milieus

  • specific plan for presenting the Middle Ages in an easy, accessible manner

  • draft business plans for dissemination, business and educational concepts

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR1,522,220

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 436,110


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Measure: Institution building

  • Baltic University Urban Forum (www.balticuniv.uu.se/buuf)

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Finland, Sweden, Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Russia

  • (regional &local public authorities, public corporations, registered associations, public universities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Increased demand for better housing and living conditions. Need for actions that require implementation of sustainable development strategies for building and rebuilding cities in the BSR.

  • Expected outcome

  • network between cities, towns, and universities for sustainable urban development

  • demonstration projects on sustainability techniques

  • specialists reports

  • number of professionals with improved professional competence in dealing with sustainability issues in their cities.

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR1,610,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 450,000


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Measure: Institution building

  • EUROBALTIC Programme for Civil Protection (eurobaltic.srv.se)

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Russia

  • (national,regional andlocal public authorities, public corporations, registered associations, foundations, public universities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Need to improve the mechanisms and institutions to deal with various environmental risks as well as natural and man-caused/technical disasters, which endanger both safety of citizens and basic functions of societies.

  • Expected outcome

  • assessment and mapping of risks for preventive strategies in spatial planning

  • improved policies for the involvement of citizens in risk management

  • transnational, cross-sectoral and multi-level cooperation between authorities

  • compatible IT support systems in the BSR

  • transnational training programme in the field of civil protection

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR1,540,895

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 442,250


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Measure: Strategies and actions for macro-regions

  • Four Corners

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Lithuania, Poland

  • (regional public authorities, local public authorities, co-operative associations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Out-migration of young people from the rural South Baltic regions to bigger and nearby cities.

  • Expected outcome

  • transnational network of cultural workers

  • Improved territorial integration

  • Attracting new enterprises and visitors.

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,514,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 708,000


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Measure: Strategies and actions for macro-regions

  • Barents 2010(www.barents2010.net)

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Sweden, Norway, Russia

  • (national public authorities, regional public authorities, public corporations, public universities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Out migration of the young people from the region.

  • Expected outcome

  • Long term Strategy and Action Plan for the Barents co-operation

  • Analysis of specific problems for the development

  • proposals for improvement of water quality and biodiversity

  • Internet based information system

    Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,050,000

    ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,183,000


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • Baltic Balance (www.balticbalance.se)

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania

  • (national, regional andlocal public authorities, public corporations, limited companies, cooperative associations, registered associations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Out migration from rural districts in the participating areas

  • Expected outcome

  • Strategy for better balanced settlement structure and integration between rural and urban areas

  • at least 20 ideas for new income sources tested in each rural area

  • plans for accessibility and quality in services as schools, child, elderly and health care, communications and daily commodities

  • solutions for land use developed in a bottom up approach.

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,591,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 755,708


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Measure: Communication links

  • NEW HANSA

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland

  • (national andlocal public authorities, public corporations, registered associations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Negative environmental impact caused by the increasing flow of goods and people

  • Expected outcome

  • Pan-Baltic harmonious Port Policy (a common policy paper on protection of the environment will be jointly produced and signed by all partners)

  • analyses of the spatial, socio-economic, ecological and economic problems and pre-investment feasibility studies

  • investments as regards harmonized dry waste separation facilities aboard the ships and reception facilities for waste and waste water ashore

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,052,044

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 521,873


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Measure: Communication links

  • North East Cargo Link (www.necl.se)

  • Partnership

  • Finland,Sweden,Norway,Russia

  • (national, regional andlocal public authorities, limited companies, co-operative associations, registered associations, public universities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • High traffic congestion in the southern part of the Baltic Sea.

  • Expected outcome

  • strategy for Intermodality in the Mid-Nordic Corridor

  • Development of alternative traffic corridor from Russia to UK/Continent through the Mid-Nordic Countries

  • Internet portal for freight and business

  • market and goods flow studies

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,705,198

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,695,091


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Measure: Communication links

  • INTRASEA (www.intrasea.org)

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Finland, Sweden, Lithuania, Poland, Russia

  • (national, regional andlocal public authorities, public corporations, limited companies, co-operative associations, registered associations, public universities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Inability of the transport system to cope with the expected substantial increase in traffic volumes in the Baltic Sea Region

  • Expected outcome

  • Common strategy in the BSR for inland waterway development

  • Database on inland waterways and routes

  • Socio economic and environmental justification of Inland Waterway Infrastructure development

  • Studies (on: modal shift to inland navigation, environment, tourism development)

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,036,200

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 544,050


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Measure: Strategies and actions for macro-regions

  • ProMidNord (www.mittnorden.net/promidnord)

  • Partnership

  • Sweden, Finland, Norway, Russia

  • (national, regional andlocal public authorities, public corporations, limited companies, public university, registered associations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The difficulties of business development in the Northern regions of low population density.

  • Expected outcome

  • Joint strategy for the macro-region

  • A network of the major cities

  • Increased cooperation and business within environmental and energy fields

  • Research school and student exchange program

  • Increased understanding of the cultural identity and heritage

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 3,461,526

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 2,267,527


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Measure: Sustainable development of energy

  • ESCOBALT

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Germany, Estonia, Latvia,Lithuania, Poland, Sweden

  • (national, regional andlocal public authorities, public university, public corporation, co-operative association)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The lack of coordination of the energy saving programs in the old and new EU member states. Inefficiencies in the energy supply in the new EU member states.

  • Expected outcome

  • Introduction of the Corporate Social Responsibility Concept (CSRC)

  • New tools and innovative technologies of energy saving as well as for planning of regional development based on energy saving

  • A transnational and intersectoral network between all stakeholders

  • Public awareness for the energy saving issues

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,120,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 680,000


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Measure: Sustainable development of tourism

  • VHB-ZONE

  • Partnership

  • Estonia, Latvia,Lithuania, Finland

  • (foundations, regional andlocal public authorities, limited company)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The lacking economic integration and dynamics of the Via Hanseatica transport corridor in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

  • Expected outcome

  • A common cooperation model for Via Hanseatica

  • Via Hanseatica known as a tourism product

  • Readiness for investments in the region

  • Common understanding of the necessary quality of tourism services

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,234,719

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 926,039


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Measure: Integrated management of coastal zones

  • COASTMAN (www.coastman.se)

  • Partnership

  • Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia,Lithuania, Russia

  • (public universities, national, regional andlocal public authorities, foundation)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The conflicting interests and goals as well as environmental pollution in the Baltic Sea zones (e.g. concerning oil transports).

  • Expected outcome

  • A set of recommended methods and guidelines for conflict resolution in coastal zone management (CZM)

  • A web based course on conflict resolution in CZM

  • Improved practical skills for the stakeholders in methods for conflict resolution

  • Information exchange platform on the web

  • Published handbook on conflict resolution

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,497,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 602,500


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www.connectnorge.org www.connectsverige.se www.connectdenmark.com www.connectlatvia.lv www.connectestonia.ee

Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • Connect Baltic Sea Region+

  • Partnership

  • Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,Germany, Latvia,Lithuania,Sweden

  • (regional public authorities, foundations, registered associations, public university, limited companies)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The missing “critical mass” of ideas, entrepreneurial skills, business services and venture capital in the middle sized urban regions in the Baltic Sea Region.

  • Expected outcome

  • New or further developed regional connect organisations to support/administrate networks between entrepreneurs and service providers and experts

  • Strengthened Nordic Connect network

  • Springboards for entrepreneurs

  • Better evaluation procedures

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,105,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 681,500


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • BSReHealth (www.ehealthforregions.net)

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Denmark, Finland,Lithuania, Norway, Poland,Sweden

  • (regional and local public authorities, public universities, public corporation, registered association)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The gap between rural and urban areas regarding accessibility to and quality of health care supply.

  • Expected outcome

  • Transnational strategic network for e-health solutions

  • Co-operation strategies for defined concrete co-operation fields

  • A technical pilot solution and implementation in the field of cardiology

  • A business model

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 3,265,235

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,803,966


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • Baltic eHealth (www.Baltic-eHealth.org)

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Estonia,Lithuania, Norway, Sweden

  • (national and regional public authorities, limited company, public university, public corporation)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The lack of access to specialized health care in rural areas.

  • Expected outcome

  • Guidelines on overcoming barriers for eHealth

  • Business model on the procurement of eHealth

  • Establishment of a secure and modern infrastructure

  • Proven practical usability of guidelines and business model through two eHealth pilots

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,141,731

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,138,665


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • Defris (www.defris.net)

  • Partnership

  • Sweden, Finland, Lithuania, Poland

  • (regional public authorities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The concentration of activities and population in metropolitan regions causing imbalances.

  • Expected outcome

  • Winning strategies for First Division Regions

  • Comparison studies on regional preconditions

  • Concrete development projects as engines for development

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,326,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 803,000


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • BALTMET INVEST

  • Partnership

  • Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania

  • (local public authorities, foundation)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The lack of clear development strategies guiding the investments in the cities

  • Expected outcome

  • Coordinated investment strategies

  • A joint approach to the strategic planning and development

  • A best practice of a coordinated approach in the planning and development to be applied by other metropolises of the BALTMET network

  • Common internet portal providing investment information in the BSR with an online database of investment objects in the BALTMET INVEST metropolises

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 649,640

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 487,230


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • Baltic Sea Cycling Project (www.balticseacycling.com)

  • Partnership

  • Sweden, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland

  • (local public authorities, national public authority, registered associations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The growing traffic volumes contributing to the loss of attractiveness of cities

  • Expected outcome

  • Collection of best practices promoting urban cycling

  • Pilot actions to show the effectiveness of urban cycling in improving city sustainability and attractiveness

  • BSR urban cycling strategy

  • Local cycling policy for each participating city

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,295,428

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,414,928


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Measure: Communication links

  • BaSIM (www.basim.org)

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Sweden

  • (national and local public authorities, limited companies, registered association, public corporations, co-operative associations, public universities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The physical and communication barriers and bottlenecks concerning Baltic Sea transport routes

  • Expected outcome

  • New standardized ICT architecture for transport and logistics

  • Telematic supported solutions for new processes and procedures on safety and security in ports and supply chains

  • Innovative maritime transport corridor concepts and strategies

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,824,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,011,000


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Measure: Communication links

  • Baltic Cruise Project 2004-2007 (www.cruisebaltic.com)

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Russia

  • (national, regional and local public authorities, foundation, limited companies, public corporations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Uneven quality level, the lack of cooperation and coordination as well as the lack of clear brand standing in BSR as an international cruise destination

  • Expected outcome

  • Integration of cruise sector in spatial development strategies

  • Common cruise standards for ports

  • Plans for infrastructure investments

  • Common brand for BSR cruise destinations

  • Common promotion channel for cruise cities of the BSR

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,134,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 671,000


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Measure: Communication links

  • InLoC (www.inloc.info)

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Russia

  • (national, regional and local public authorities, public universities, public corporations, co-operative association, registered associations, limited companies, private university)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The need for more integrated and sustainable transport and communication links

  • Expected outcome

  • Improved co-operation of ports, logistics centers and other actors in logistic chains

  • Improved port-hinterland connections based on dry port concept

  • Better marketing of the logistics centers

  • Better integration of logistics aspects in spatial planning processes

  • ICT-solutions for transport and logistics networks

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,867,600

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,023,825


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Measure: Management of cultural and natural heritage

  • WATERSKETCH (www.watersketch.net)

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Germany, Denmark, Lithuania, Poland

  • (national and regional public authorities, public universities, co-operative association)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The contrasting goals of the river basin planning

  • Expected outcome

  • Comprehensive report of diverse goals and contradictions caused by different measures and directives

  • The Planner’s Toolbox improved with WFD-related aspects and applied terminology

  • Multicriteria Decision Support System tools for conflict analysis

  • Handbook outlining methods towards sustainable river basin use

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,552,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 849,500


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Measure: Management of cultural and natural heritage

  • BIRD

  • Partnership

  • Sweden, Estonia, Finland, Latvia

  • (national, regional and local public authorities, public universities, public corporations, foundation)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The structural changes in the field of agriculture and the lack of alternatives in rural areas

  • Expected outcome

  • Improved spatial planning in wetlands and cultural landscapes

  • Joint education program for guides

  • Small-scale investments to improve the accessibility to project regions

  • A Virtual Tourist Office

  • International Wetland Centre

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 3,991,452

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 2,460,697


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Measure: Institution building

  • BSR EAGLE (www.bsreagle.net)

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Russia(national, regional and local public authorities, public universities, co-operative association, registered associations, limited companies, public corporations, foundations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The lack of understanding of ecological processes and sustainable development

  • Expected outcome

  • A Nature Centre Strategy for BSR

  • New methods of planning, implementation and co-operation concerning nature centres, environmental interpretation and training

  • National and BSR networks between nature centres and environmental interpreters

  • Training programs for environmental interpreters

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 3,273,886

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,889,920


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Measure: Institution building

  • BSR Haz Control

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway

  • (national and regional public authorities, public corporations, foundation)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The need to boost waste management efficiency and to upgrade waste treatment infrastructure

  • Expected outcome

  • Implementation of EU waste legislation into national regulations

  • Aligned data management, monitoring and reporting system for hazardous waste

  • Uniform waste tracking procedures region-wide

  • Best practice options for treatment and handling of specific waste streams

  • Road map for infrastructure investment

  • Establishment of the Baltic Waste Management Council

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 997,196

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 559,420


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Measure: Institution building

  • COMMIN

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Estonia

  • (national, regional and local public authorities, public corporations, public universities, registered association)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Inefficient transnational communication due to lack of common understanding of terms

  • Expected outcome

  • A common key terminology resulting in “common mindscapes”

  • An e-portal and information system for spatial planning and regional development issues

  • Training courses in spatial planning and regional development

  • Broader knowledge of best practice approaches in spatial development issues

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,530,378

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 796,226


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Measure: Institution building

  • FEM (www.feminfo.net)

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Russia, Belarus

  • (national, regional and local public authorities, registered associations, public corporations, foundation, public university, co-operative association)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The structural disadvantages for setting up of business by women

  • Expected outcome

  • Improved infrastructure and partnership towards promoting women entrepreneurship and the role of women in regional development

  • A network of advisors and training programs for advisors

  • Best practices in mentorship

  • New models of practical internationalisation

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,174,840

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,356,733


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Measure: Sustainable development of energy

  • ET-Bioenergy

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Germany, Estonia, Poland, Latvia

  • (universities, public and private companies)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Endanger balance between local biofuel demand and supply in a new situation caused by emission trading

  • Expected outcome

  • The regional socio-economical impacts of the most promising options for international bioenergy trade, whether in the form of fuel, energy (electricity), or emission allowances, assessed

  • Feasible solutions attractive enough to private investors and local actors (e.g. authorities, fuel and energy producers, equipment manufacturers)

  • tentative regional investment programmes in the case regions.

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,170,700

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 693,275


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Measure: Sustainable development of tourism

  • BalticFortRoute

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland

  • (universities, local administration)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Missing receipts for inventory, documentation, reconstruction, monument protection, development of different utilizations, local management organizations and interregional marketing of fortresses.

  • Expected outcome

  • Central management organization for professional transnational management of fortresses

  • Specialized, professional scientific centers of competence and consultation

  • Effective, consistent systems for documentation and information on fortresses

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,402,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,775,600


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Measure: Sustainable development of energy

  • BBN

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland

  • (universities, public companies, public corporation)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Regional competition among users in the bio-energy and industrial processing industries for limited or too costly biomass resources or by attractive export markets for biomass.

  • Expected outcome

  • Network of bio-energy stakeholders in the partner regions

  • Simple, replicable and BSR harmonized methods for resource planning for bio-energy investment projects

  • Methods for planning the integration of alternative cropping and solid bio-fuel harvesting in existing land-use systems

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,360,360

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,360,350


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Measure: Integrated management of coastal zones

  • COASTSUST (www.coastsust.net)

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia,Lithuania

  • (regional and local public authorities, public universities, NGOs)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Varying and conflicting interests in the coastal zones versus valuable natural heritage.

  • Expected outcome

  • Common structured network of managing authorities of natural reserves (national,

    landscape parks)

  • Transnational survey for studying the use of nature as a resource as the state of

    spatial planning in the project areas

  • Concepts/models for interactive management in the conflict zones

  • Improving concrete new possibilities and education

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,128,030

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 632,390


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Measure: Integrated management of coastal zones

  • BSB (www.balticseabreeze.org)

  • Partnership Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Russia (regional and local public authorities, public universities, NGOs and public associations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Unnecessary oil spills from motor boats, waste disposal from fishing and leisure craft boats, marine litter and poorly-educated personnel in marinas/guest harbours.

  • Expected outcome

  • Network of ecologically friendly marinas and their users

  • Raising awareness: new study courses for regional fishermen/seamen on marine

    awareness/pollution issues; broad involvement of media

  • Pilot studies on boat washes and bio fuel to improve marina’s infrastructure

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,724,504

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,490,703


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • BaltMetInno (www.baltmet.org)

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia,Sweden and Russia

  • (municipalities, cities, development agencies, knowledge and technology transfer

  • institutions)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The challenge to unlock unused potentials in innovation creation and business

  • development combined with the threat of imbalances through concentration of

  • wealth and population in metropolitan regions triggers the need to relate

  • innovation and spatial policies in a transnational perspective.

  • Expected outcome

  • metropolitan innovation strategies integrating urban policy and spatial

    development issues

  • selected metropolises' marketing strategies

  • development concepts for transnationally complementary economic clusters

  • joint innovation policy framework

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,651,244

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,612,354


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Measure: Communication links

  • COINCO (www.coinco.net)

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany

  • (regional authorities and municipalities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Infrastructural deficiencies of the transnational corridor Oslo-Gothenburg-Malmö-

  • Copenhagen-Hamburg-Berlin as a corridor of innovation

  • Expected outcome

  • Common strategy for infrastructural development

  • Strengthening of networks between partners and other stakeholders

  • Model of cross-border co-operation in managing innovation flows along the corridor

  • Policies and recommendations for management of transnational innovation processes

    Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,062,231

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 561,018


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Measure: Communication links

  • Baltic Tangent(www.baltictangent.org)

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Poland and Russia

  • (national, regional and local public authorities, public associations, research

  • organisations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Remote location of the area concerned to main traffic arteries and centres

  • ofeconomic development

  • Expected outcome

  • Pre-conditions and options for the development of the area as a secondary transport network

  • transnational transport infrastructure strategy

  • partnership and an activity plan for effective implementation of the results

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,077,300

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,207,450


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Measure: Management of cultural and natural heritage

  • Castle Tomorrow

  • Partnership

  • Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus and Russia

  • (national and regional public authorities, public universities, NGOs)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Inefficient management of castles and manors

  • Expected outcome

  • Improved competence and increased capacity of the c.h.o. operators and

    professionals involved in their preservation

  • Development model to be used by c.h.o. operators for planning and identification

    of priority actions needed

    Approximate total project budget:EUR 794,023

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 522,914


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Measure: Institution building

  • BBDN (www.bbdn.org)

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Estonia, Russia (universities, science parks, chambers of commerce)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The underdeveloped SME sector in the BSR among new EU countries and in certain regions of old EU members

  • Expected outcome

  • Virtual Baltic Development Agency based on an IT-supported functional network between

    business schools, RDAs and SMEs;

  • Regional access points, which offer full services to the SME's;

  • Common BSR-standards for business plans;

  • Course ”Business Guide to the Baltic Sea Region” about the BSR focusing on the 9 partner

    markets;

  • Acomparative research study and new proposals about the further dev of BBDN;

    Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,000,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,237,500


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Measure: Institution building

  • IC (www.innovationcircle.net)

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Estonia

  • (national, regional and local public authorities, public corporations, public universities, association)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The insufficient human capital and week institutional capacity in small towns and peripheral regions

  • Expected outcome

  • A trans-national training programme;

  • Implementation of concrete actions of development and entrepreneurial projects in

    local communities;

  • Established an Innovation Forum and an Academy

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,291,830

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution: EUR 1,393,879


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Measure: Institution building

  • ScanBalt Campus

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Estonia, Russia (universities; agencies, private companies, knowledge centres, hospitals)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Fragmentised current structures and networks that deal with life science

  • Expected outcome

  • A concept for a sustainable triple helix organisation of education, R&D, and technology

    transfer between universities, hospitals/university, companies and other actors from the life

    sciences communities in BSR;

  • A European model case for re-organizing education;

  • ScanBalt Academy as a high level strategic body to ensure academic excellence in SBC;

  • 5-10 concrete examples of shared curricula;

  • 4 sustainable knowledge centers;

  • Training courses at master or ph.d.-level;

    Approximate total project budget:EUR 817,350

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 467,055


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Measure: Institution building

  • B-SME(www.hanse-parlament.de)

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Estonia, Russia(national, regional and local public authorities, chamber of commerce)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Weak SME support networks in BSR

  • Expected outcome

  • a sustainable network of regional development authorities, chambers and other

    intermediaries who jointly develop regional enterprise policy and deliver enterprise

    advisory services for the BSR;

  • A specific Baltic training programmes

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 3,008,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution: EUR 2,014,500


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Measure: Institution building

  • RECO

  • Partnership

  • Belarus, Germany, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Estonia, Russia

  • (national, regional and local public authorities, public corporations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • To strengthen the capacity of Regional Waste Management Institutions (RWMIs) e.g. to improve the cooperation and coordination in waste management and spatial planning

  • Expected outcome

  • Established well functioning self sufficient RWMIs;

  • A waste management handbook for RWMIs and municipalities;

  • Information material for companies on waste management;

  • Update of the waste Management Plans in 7-8 pilot regions;

  • Decisions on direct investment projects in waste management infrastructure in

    30% of the participating regions of totally 30 M Euro;

    Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,121,770

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution: EUR 1,660,360


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Measure: Institution building

  • EuRoB II(www.eurob.org)

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Estonia,

  • (national, regional and local public authorities, foundations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The need to institutionalize the European Route of Brick Gothic;

  • The week awareness of cultural identity

  • Expected outcome

  • Concept for EuRoB institutionalisation;

  • Entire Route database information on the brick Gothic objects;

  • Coherent and effective marketing strategy; new marketing tools;

  • EuRoB is established as well known tourism product

  • Stable experts network on brick Gothic heritage;

  • Best practice solutions and strategies for attractive uses, designs and

    refurbishment of brick Gothic heritage

    Approximate total project budget: EUR 1,650,700

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution: EUR 1,074,025


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Measure: Development of tourism

  • AGORA

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Poland, Sweden, Belarus, Russia, Denmark, Lithuania (universities, local/regional/national authorities, registered associations, limited companies, co-operative associations )

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Little exchange between sustainable tourism projects, which hinder better results and a long-lasting as well as mutual benefit

  • Expected outcome

  • establish an information and service hub for sustainable tourism

  • evaluate and improve tools in spatial and tourism management

  • pilot projects, in which the tools are tested and best practises

    demonstrated

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,692,844

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,924,462


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Measure: Development of coastal zones

  • ASTRA

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland,

  • (universities, local/regional/national authorities, limited company)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The regional impacts of the climate change and how to deal with it

  • Expected outcome

  • Assessment of the regional climate change impacts

  • Adaptation strategies and policies for different spatial scales

  • Increased risk awareness

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,246,822

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,399,617


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Measure: Development of post-military areas

  • ReMiDo

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland (universities, local/regional/national authorities, limited companies)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Post-soviet residential areas are often in a bad socio-economic state and hinder municipalities and regions in their development. Municipalities and regions are not able to solve the problems on their own.

  • Expected outcome

  • Accumulation of national frameworks, experiences, best and bad

    practices

  • Development of strategies, methods and models as well as their

    appliance and improvement in pilot projects

    Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,105,318

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,535,239


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • BUSTRIP

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Norway, Russia (universities, local authorities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Transport growth as a key obstacle for sustainable development of urban areas

  • Expected outcome

  • Sustainable Urban Transport Plan (SUTP) for each participating city

  • Implementation of SUTP pilot actions

  • Printed guidebook and a toolbox CD

  • Strengthened and active UBC city networks

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 3,332,113

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,731,871


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • BEEN

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Russia (universities, local/regional/national authorities, registered associations, public corporations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Low energy efficiency in, or respectively, high energy waste and C02 emmission by residential buildings errected between 1950 and 1990

  • Expected outcome

  • Elaboration of strategies and instruments (with focus on legislative,

    financial and technical issues) for an energy efficient refurbishment

  • Implementation of schemes in best-practice projects

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,479,940

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,084,955


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • RENET

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland (local/regional companies, registered association, public companies)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Spatial concentration of retail settlement and it‘s negative effects on functional balance in the polycentric system of cities and regions

  • Expected outcome

  • Initiate and test cross-sector and integrated development schemes/

    processes and strategic alliances which aim to support a balanced retail

    development and to consider the different interests of all relevant actors

  • Creating a learning and open competence network on retail development

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 3,262,228

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,910,363


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Measure: Communication links

  • BalticBroadband

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Norway (local/regional authorities, co-operative/registered associations, limited companies, public corporation, foundation)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Insufficient broadband access and lack of reasonable prices in rural areas as an obstacle for a better spatial integration and regional development

  • Expected outcome

  • Compendium on development of cheap and fast broadband access, especially by

    alternative techniques

  • Local and regional broadband strategies, operating models, business plans,

    investment planning

  • Implementation of WEB based services, Development of an E-community

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 3,997,581

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 2,227,170


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Measure: Communication links

  • LogVas

  • Partnership

  • Finnland, Germany, Sweden, Lithuania, Poland (universities, local authorities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Unused logistic potentials for value added services in port located areas

  • Expected outcome

  • Development of a traffic information model and logistic maps, which

    shows potentials and point out economic as well as political planning

    strategies

  • Design of a logistic market concept

  • Brochures, position papers, guidelines for decision makers

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,431,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 748,500


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Measure: Communication links

  • BalticMaster

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Finnland, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia (universities, local/regional/national authorities, registered associations, limited companies)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Local and regional actors are only little involved in planning concerning safety at sea, but have to deal with the consequences of shipping in the Baltic Sea and potential ship accidents, esp. with oil and hazardous goods.

  • Expected outcome

  • Improved maritime safety in the Baltic Sea through involving local and

    regional actorsin processes of preparedness, prevention, planning and

    education.

    Approximate total project budget:EUR 4,358,220

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 2,537,110


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Measure: Communication links

  • RAIL BALTICA

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland (regional/national authorities, public Corporation)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Insufficient improvement of the Trans-European railway Rail Baltica, which hinder a better economic growth and integration of Baltic States and Poland; only single national actions instead of a transnational development strategy

  • Expected outcome

  • Common strategy for railway development in the BSR

  • Definition of the most favourable Rail Baltica route

  • Raised awareness of the relevant actors on the benefits of railway connections

  • Internet platform PRO RAIL BALTICA

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,502,602

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,126,952


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Measure: Management of cultural and natural heritage

  • Balance

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway (universities, regional/national authorities, foundations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Commercial and leisure activities place increasing pressure on vulnerable marine habitats and natural ressources; lack of transnational integrated planning to solve the conflicting interests

  • Expected outcome

  • Providing key-information and spatial planning tools for a sustainable use and protection of valuable landscapes, e.g.

    -gathering of existing transnational and cross-sectoral data and publishing in a web-based GIS, characterisation of marine landscapes and their distribution in the BSR

  • Habitat maps for 4 transnational pilot areas, Development and promotion of the “blue corridor” concept, Template zoning plans for 2 pilot areas

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 4,388,491

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 2,304,681


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Measure: Management of cultural and natural heritage

  • Lagomar

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Russia (universities, local/national authorities, public corporation)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • No joint development of politically divided, but otherwise coherent lagoon regions; no central information platform ; unqualified bodies

  • Expected outcome

  • Gathering, Structuring, distributing of information about nature and

    culture

  • Implementation of a database system

  • Development of cross-disciplinary and tourism strategies

  • Establishing of a scientific network

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,336,000

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 945,000


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Measure: Management of cultural and natural heritage

  • TRABANT

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Russia (universities, regional/national authorities, registered associations, public corporation)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Influence of activities in river basins on the condition of bodies of water in the Baltic Sea, Need for adaptation of spatial planning and River Basin management

  • (RBM) to new EU standards (WFD)

  • Expected outcome

  • Transnational approaches to achieve for RB planning, analysis and management to

    achieve the environmental objectives of the WFD

  • Recommendations and a guide book of RBM approaches for transboundary waters

  • Improvement of cooperation between EU countries and EU countries and neighbouring

    countries

  • Basis for integration of significant ecological and management aspects in RBM

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,283,407

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 739,118


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Measure: Institutional and capacity building

  • Eurobaltic II

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Norway, Russia (universities, local/regional/national authorities, registered associations, public corporations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Risks of man-made accidents and natural disasters and their negative effects on spatial development; Experiences in risk management differ within the BSR region, low preparation for international and cross-sectoral aspects of accidents and risks

  • Expected outcome

  • Good practice examples via pilot projects, research network

  • Chemical risk maps, report on managing flood risks to cultural heritage

  • Guidelines on community based safety promotion and support network for

    implementing safety promotion programmes

  • Improved cooperation over borders and sectors

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,802,649

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,076,094


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Measure: Institutional and capacity building

  • BEN

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Russia (local/national/regional authorities, co-operative associates, registered associations, public corporations, foundations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Insufficent role of Euroregions (= cross-border cooperation institutions) in development and integration processes because of low own institutional capacity and less inclusion through national authorities and international institutions into planning processes; Considerable differences in competence between the Euroregions

  • Expected outcome

  • Increased institutional capacity, strategic planning capacity and engagement in

    spatial development of the Euroregions

  • Network of Euroregions for capacity building and sharing of experience

  • E-library for CBC studies, Best practice handbook

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,248,961

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 861,137


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Measure: Institutional and capacity building

  • HEPRO

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Norway, Russia (universities, local/regional authorities, co-operative associates, public corporation)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • To improve implementation of a sustainable public health policy

  • Expected outcome

  • Improved knowledge and comparability of health and environmental

    conditions across national boundaries

  • Integration of health conditions in spatial planning processes

  • Development of an interregional tool for local health profile

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,947,109

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,065,309


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Measure: Institutional and capacity building

  • Seagull II

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Sweden, Lithuania, Poland, Russia (national/regional authorities, co-operative associates)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Imbalances in the level of development in the regions of the Euroregion Baltic (ERB); Need of measures for a coherent development, esp. in 5 priority areas

  • Expected outcome

  • Comprehensive cooperation platform

  • Strengthening ERB institutional structures

  • Communication e-facility system

  • ERB Benchmarking Database

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 604,900

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 404,200


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Measure: Strategies and actions for macro-regions

  • SEBco

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Regional decline of medium-sized centres along the south-eastern rim of the Baltic caused by selective out-migration processes and a weak transport system

  • Expected outcome

  • initiate new city-suburban alliances for the concentration of services of general public interest and of land-use planning,

  • initiate a selection and inter-municipal planning process for specific large-scale industrial areas, using relevant experience from South Baltic Arc,

  • prepare complex revitalisation measures for selected secondary railway lines and stations,

  • raise the ability of SME in and around medium-sized centres to establish transnational chains of production and

    Approximate total project budget:EUR 862,500

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 519,375


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Measure: Strategies and actions for macro-regions

  • VBN InnoReg

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania, Germany, Sweden

  • Problem to be addressed

  • The partner regions in the VBN face challenges of weak innovation performance,

  • inefficient conversion of regional skills and knowledge into innovation as well as

  • inadequate fiscal incentives boosting business development and employment

  • Expected outcome

  • promote sustainable economic development, competitiveness and coherence in the VBN region in the framework of regional innovation system (RIS) development

  • enhance efficiency, innovation performance and operating environment of the RIS

  • enhance capacities of regional authorities and other key innovation system actors

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,070,694

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 675,749


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • MoCuBa

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Lithuania, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Finland,

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Congestion and inefficiency of transport systems, consumption of resources (incl. Space), energy, CO2-emission caused by the development of transport

  • Expected outcome

  • ’improved mobility culture’ - a better image and acceptance by urban populations of alternative human transport solutions

  • integration of public transport into the strategic urban planning

  • introduction of innovative human transport alternatives such as Car-Sharing concept

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,580,421

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 881,052


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • HINTERLAND

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Denmark, Russia

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Long-term decline processes and increasing over-aged population in the hinterland regions vs. growing demands in education, training, mobility and economic networking

  • Expected outcome

  • Improved knowledge about general and individual aspects/processes of actual population and decline processes

  • Development of joint decline management based on Hinterland typology

  • Change in public awareness and motivating actors from all levels to manage decline processes along tailored information packages

  • Promoting partnerships between Hinterland and neighbouring prospering zones

  • International promotion of the decline problem for the whole BSR Hinterland areas

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 953.835

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 517.674


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Measure: Polycentric settlement structures

  • A.S.A.P.

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Russia

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Inadequate public administration structures and policies for rural areas

  • that would take into account their specific demands

  • Expected outcome

  • transnational exchange of experience on administrative reforms

  • transnational exchange of experience on utilisation of ICT for political and administrative processes

  • transnational exchange of experience on meeting demographic change

  • compilation and analysis of best practices, elaboration of strategic plans for organising university-region interaction in chosen regions

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,776,888

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 941,831


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Measure: Communication links

  • DaGoB

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Russia (national, regional and local public authorities, universities, associations, NGOs)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Lack of comparative studies, knowledge and transnational co-operation in monitoring dangerous goods flows across the Baltic Sea and accident risks

  • Expected outcome

  • a toolkit based on the analysis of DG flows, accidents and related bottlenecks in the process both on a local, national and BSR-wide level

  • risk assessment methods and IT system and application reviews on dangerous goods flows

  • permanent co-operation network of entities dealing with dangerous goods flows

    Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,749,160

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 785,495


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Measure: Communication links

  • LogOn Baltic

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Russia (national, regional and local public authorities, universities, associations, NGOs)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Solutions to develop efficient ICT and logistics uses as well as related infrastructure, which better serve the interests of transport-related SMEs in their effort to increase competitiveness and which enhances regional development and spatial integration of the respective territories

  • Expected outcome

  • regional logistics profile as a valid and tested framework for regional and local development actors and decision-makers

  • measures to increase ICT and logistics competence of the Baltic Sea regions

    Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,305,642

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 768,000


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Measure: Communication links

  • STBR II

  • Partnership

  • Sweden, Finland, Norway, Russia (national and regional public authorities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Further development of the comprehensive strategy for transport sector an intermodal transport system in the entire Barents Region by means of pilot projects and small-scale investments

  • Expected outcome

  • ensured flight services between Russia and the Nordic countries

  • creation of a Forum of Barents seaports

  • upgrading plan and operating model for a cross-border railway

  • standardisation and sharing of road information through a common database

  • devised measures to improve heavy vehicle safety in winter

    Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,305,642

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 768,000


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Measure: Communication links

  • InterBaltic

  • Partnership

  • Lithuania, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Latvia, Germany, Estonia, Russia, Norway (national, regional and local public authorities, associations, universities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Expected huge increase in transportation and logistics in the BSR to affect political decisions, business development and living conditions; practical actions needed in a partnership between the public and private sector based on a common strategic platform

  • Expected outcome

  • contribution to a common transport policy for the BSR, influencing national and European transport policy and plans

  • stronger cooperation between pan-Baltic organisations and regional and national authorities in the countries around the Baltic Sea through an established High Level Group

  • Business related spin-offs as a result of better transport solutions and interregional networks

    Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,932,932

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,883,332


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Measure: Communication links

  • East-West

  • Partnership

  • Sweden, Lithuania, Denmark, Russia (national, regional and local public authorities, associations, universities, private companies)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Lack of coherent spatial strategy for development of an efficient and sustainable transnational transport corridor between the North Sea/Esbjerg and Lithuania/Russia

  • Expected outcome

  • preparation of investments in selected ports

  • strengthened co-operation between private stakeholders, public authorities and academia in line with the triple-helix approach

  • small-scale intelligent traffic control installations

    Approximate total project budget:EUR 3,553,014

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,862,000


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Measure: Communication links

  • Baltic Gateway+

  • Partnership

  • Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Russia (national, regional and local public authorities, chambers of commerce, universities, private companies)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Harmonisation of regional perspectives and joint implementation of priority projects in the field of transport as agreed in the Quick Start Programme for the South Baltic Sea area (outcome of the joint co-operation by 7 countries in the preceding Baltic Gateway project)

  • Expected outcome

  • improved knowledge of alternative ways to fund and implement infrastructure investments

  • better understanding of prerequisites for implementation of intermodal transport services

  • joint political dialogue and communication activities (Joint Implementation Plan including a Joint Action Programme and a Communication Strategy based on Commitments signed by the political leaders)

    Approximate total project budget:EUR 940,951

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 473,000


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Measure: Management of cultural and natural heritage

  • Baltic Forest

  • Partnership

  • Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus and Russia

  • (national and regional public authorities, public universities, private forests owners associations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • An economic, ecological and social optimisation of the forest sector, as well as broadening awareness and implementation of current knowledge and policies in order to secure forest sector sustainability and enhance input to regional development and spatial planning

  • Expected outcome

  • Improved and unified methods for management of forest resources (public and private forests, efficient use of economical potentials etc)

  • Evaluation of options and benefits in applying the Model Forest (MF) concept in BSR

    Approximate total project budget:EUR 2,273,092

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,362,369


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Measure: Management of cultural and natural heritage

  • S-MAN 2000

  • Partnership

  • Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden

  • (national and regional public authorities, public universities, NGOs)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Management of the most sensitive N2000 areas and solving the various conflicts between utilization and protection of the limnic and brackish water systems.

  • Expected outcome

  • Comprehensive intermedia info materials and awareness raising campaign in regions involved;

  • Area specific strategies for sustainable angling tourism/transnational transformation into practice accompanied with individual marketing strategies/concepts

  • Standardized knowledge in all partner regions; practicing N2000 guidelines; enabled S-MAN 2000partners to operate in sense of N2000 principles.

    Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,522,323

    ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,085,125


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Measure: Transnational institutional and capacity building

  • MARITOUR

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Norway, Russia (local/regional authorities, associations, tourism boards, foundations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • BSR maritime tourism potential is not fully utilised: marketing of the BSR as a whole is done occasionally; lack of market data or its inconsistency; events are not scheduled; tourism information incomplete in the whole BSR etc

  • Expected outcome

  • created a joint institution to carry out joint marketing actions in the BSR and to improve availability and transnational accessibility of market information

  • new data updated on the booking situation of major sail ships

  • Harbour benchmarking identifying potential for improving harbours’ contribution to local economies

  • Internet based tourism information for sailors geographically extended towards E-BSR

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,889,792

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,090,525


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Measure: Transnational institutional and capacity building

  • InWATER

  • Partnership

  • Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Russia (local and regional authorities, universities, associations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Insufficient use of waterway network potential for transport, recreation and tourism activities e.g. luck of technical infrastructure for this purpose and comprehensive approach to deal with these issues

  • Expected outcome

  • build up and strengthen the capacity of local authorities to facilitate territorial development of the region

  • best practises in the field of waterway exploitation and management

  • Improvement of tourism information along waterways

  • raising new planning concepts, development programmes, marketing strategies

  • Information campaigns and events

  • Networking of organisation on different administrative and management level

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 847,687

  • ERDF +Norwegian National contribution:EUR 572,592


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Measure: Transnational institutional and capacity building

  • I-COIN

  • Partnership

  • Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland (local and regional authorities, EU offices, universities, associations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Need for better public and other services for the citizens in rural and disadvantaged/structurally weaker areas through better development e-government/e-services

  • Expected outcome

  • jointly developed pilot e-government/e-service solution

  • redeveloped concept of ICT between the regions

  • design and delivery of effective participatory knowledge around core themes as e-inclusion, education & research, employment and technological development etc

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,786,387

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 1,042,536


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Measure: Transnational institutional and capacity building

  • SUSTAINMENT

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia (local and regional authorities, universities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Need for more effective and comprehensive instruments in urban areas to reach goal of sustainability; lack of policy integration and coherence

  • Expected outcome

  • Developed Sustainable Management Centres (SMC)

  • Comprehensive SMC project portfolio

  • Comprehensive Development Package including a Manual and Workbook

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 1,585,440

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 751,074


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Measure: Bilateral co-operation across maritime borders

  • BEE

  • Partnership

  • Sweden, Russia (associations, local and regional authorities)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • how to better take care of results and experience from project work in the regular activities and goals of the concerned organisations and in particular addresses environmental issues and sustainable learning

  • Expected outcome

  • new approach towards project work

  • a common strategy for cooperation on environmental and energy matters

  • models/methods for better educational and understanding of the concept of sustainability concerning environment and energy

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 593,298

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution: EUR 206,141


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Measure: Bilateral co-operation across maritime borders

  • RED

  • Partnership

  • Sweden, Russia (local and regional authorities, associations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Unutilised potential of the South Sweden and Kaliningrad region for regional economic development

  • Expected outcome

  • Improved methods to attract investments and support business development in the region

  • capacity build and strengthened for local and regional authorities to deal with economic development issues across the maritime border

  • Approximate total project budget:EUR 790,336

  • ERDF + Norwegian National contribution:EUR 298,500


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Measure: Promotion of transnational institution and capacity building

  • SPb InnoReg

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Germany, Russia (local and regional authorities, associations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Promoting Regional Innovation System(RIS) in St. Petersburg through transnational Cooperation

  • Expected outcome

  • Analysis and recommendations for developing the RIS in St. Petersburg will be produced

  • Collaboration in cluster development work and development of transferable cluster elaboration tools between the cluster developers in the Baltic metropolises will be reinforced

    Approximate total project budget:EUR 790,336

  • External funding (Tacis):460,376.00 EUR


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Measure: Promotion of transnational institution and capacity building

EastWest Window

Partnership

Latvia, Germany, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Poland (local and regional authorities, universities, institutes)

Problem to be addressed

Promoting territorial integration of North-West Russia (including Kaliningrad) into the BSR through joint spatial planning and development actions in the identified fields of business development, transport/ICT development as well as in the sea use planning and Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)

Expected outcome

Recommendations for different target groups will be formulated and fields

for further action will be identified

Approximate total project budget: 570,104EUR

External funding (Tacis):427,578EUR


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Measure: Promotion of transnational institution and capacity building

BEN-EAST

Partnership

Lithuania, Russia, Belarus (local and regional authorities, associations, centres, NGOs)

Problem to be addressed

Strengthen CBC structures/Euroregions in Russia and Belarus, so they would become valuable partners for national and transnational institutions in sustainable development of the Baltic Sea Region.

Expected outcome

A strong network of Euroregions/CBC structures developed were Russian and Belarusian partners with increased and deepened institutional capacity would take full and active part

Approximate total project budget: 508,694EUR

External funding (Tacis): 381,520EUR


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Measure: Promotion of transnational institution and capacity building

  • MATRUSCHKA

  • Partnership

  • Finland, Russia, Sweden (local and regional authorities, centres)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Integrated management system for Russian cities in the field of sustainable development

  • Expected outcome

  • Stakeholder Involvement Toolkit developed– a guide for the city administration on how to include different departments, political decision makers, citizens and other relevant stakeholders in planning processes

  • Through partnership, city-networking, and use of an online knowledge management database, cities will exchange their best practices

  • Approximate total project budget: 766,712 EUR

  • External funding (Tacis): 534,370EUR


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Measure: Promotion of transnational institution and capacity building

DaGoRus

Partnership

Finland, Sweden, Russia (local authority, centres, educational institutions)

Problem to be addressed

Safe and Reliable Transport of Dangerous Goods (DG) in the Russian-EU Logistics Chain

Expected outcome

Comparative analyses on DG cargo flows, accidents or incidents involving Russia & bottlenecks of border-crossing transport chains of DG between Russia and EU developed

Approximate total project budget: 564,000EUR

External funding (Tacis): 423,000 EUR


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Measure: Bilateral maritime cooperation across the Baltic Sea

  • Matryoshka

  • Partnership

  • Latvia and Russia (local and regional authorities, associations, centres, chamber of commerce)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Promote sustainable economic development in the fast growing metropolitan regions of the Baltic Sea East Coast - Riga and Leningrad regions - by creating favourable environment for cooperation of entrepreneurs from both regions

  • Expected outcome

  • business development strategy for Leningrad region and St. Petersburg developed

  • database on SMEs in Leningrad region merged with the database on SMEs of Riga region

  • a set of information materials for start-ups and SMEs

  • Approximate total project budget: 347,000EUR

  • External funding (Tacis): 260,250 EUR


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Measure: Bilateral maritime cooperation across the Baltic Sea

  • EastWind

  • Partnership

  • Germany and Russia (local and regional authorities, centre, university)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Establishing Wind energy use in the Russian Federation

  • Expected outcome

  • Economic and social advantages of wind energy use shall be worked out and the positive effects on the job market

  • Detailed steps towards a successful implementation of wind energy projects will be communicated and demonstrated & contacts for successfull business cooperations will be made.

    Approximate total project budget: 285,000EUR

  • External funding (Tacis): 256,500EUR


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Measure: Bilateral maritime cooperation across the Baltic Sea

  • MunEM

  • Partnership

  • Germany and Russia (local and regional authorities, associations)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • Sustainable energy management (EM) on municipal level

  • Expected outcome

  • General EM concept will be elaborated and disseminated throughout the Kaliningrad region

  • Set of instruments and structures will be elaborated and introduced in order to assist local authorities in making relevant decisions in EM

    Approximate total project budget: 642,055EUR

  • External funding (Tacis): 444,041EUR


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Measure: Bilateral maritime cooperation across the Baltic Sea

JOCCOW

Partnership

Sweden and Russia (local and regional authorities, associations, university)

Problem to be addressed

Joint capacity building concerning waste management

Expected outcome

Kalmar partner knowledge shall be transferred to Kaliningrad to promote the establishment of an efficient WMS in a pilot projects

Approximate total project budget: 299,889 EUR

External funding (Tacis): 269,900 EUR


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Measure: Promotion of transnational institution and capacity building

  • Greenhouse

  • Partnership

  • Norway, Estonia, Germany, Russia (local and regional authorities, universities, centres)

  • Problem to be addressed

  • An integrated approach on entrepreneurship promotion for specific target groups

  • Expected outcome

  • An concept for start-ups in business from the first idea up to the implementation of the new enterprise shall be installed in Pskov

    and Kaliningrad

  • The Norwegian lead partner will introduce and install a concept of “SME- farmer” in the agriculture Department of Kaliningrad State Technical University.

    Approximate total project budget:EUR 471,612.78

  • External funding (Tacis): 353,709.58 EUR


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