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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

SI Baltic Sea Neighbourhood Programme 2025

Updated: Jun 20

Does your organisation want to start or expand cooperation that contribute to an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable development in the EU countries around the Baltic Sea and in the EU's eastern neighbourhood? Then the Swedish SI Baltic Sea Neighbourhood Programme might be for you.

The SI Baltic Sea Neighbourhood Programme is a programme which provides funding to projects in which Swedish organisations work on cross-border challenges and opportunities together with organisations from the EU countries around the Baltic Sea and countries in the EU’s Eastern Partnership.

 

Which Countries are eligible?

The SI Baltic Sea Neighbourhood Programme is Available for: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Sweden, Ukraine.

 

Grant Type, Funding Values and Duration


1). Seed Funding

The call during summer 2024 is only for the grant type seed funding.

Seed funding aims to lay the foundation for cooperation. For example, projects can use seed funding to:

  • Prepare applications for new funding (mainly EU).

  • Develop concepts and identify partners for future cooperation.


• Grant amount: Minimum SEK 100,000 up to SEK 400,000

• Project duration: 6 – 15 months

 

2). Cooperation projects


Funding for cooperation projects aims to deepen and further develop cooperation. For example, you can use the funding to:

  • Build networks and platforms.

  • Develop and test models and methods.

  • Provide input to policy and strategy.

  • Build/spread knowledge and competence


• Grant amount: Minimum SEK 500, 000 up to SEK 1,000,000

• Project duration: 12 – 24 months

 

Who can apply?

• A legal entity based in Sweden must be the main applicant and responsible for the project’s implementation and reporting.


• A partnership must include legal entities in at least three of the core countries of the programme (including Swedish main applicant).


• Main applicants and partner organisations can, for example, consist of:

  • Non-governmental organisations, foundations

  • Local authorities

  • Regional authorities

  • Government agencies

  • Higher education institutions and research institutes

  • Intergovernmental organisations

  • Business companies

  • Business and trade organisations

 

Which countries are included in the programme?

13 countries from the Baltic Sea region and the EU’s Eastern Partnership are part of the SI Baltic Sea Neighbourhood Programme. The following countries can be part of the partnership:

  • Core countries within the EU: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland

  • Core countries outside the EU: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

  • Additional countries: Denmark, Finland and Germany

 

Application Procedure

To submit your application, head to this official webpage and navigate to 'How to Apply ' section. There you will find all necessary steps and mandatory documents. You are also advised to read carefully the Application Instructions (PDF).


• Application Deadline: 17 September 2024


For further info, you can register for the info seminar that's scheduled to take place on:

14 August 2024; Register here


• For additional questions, you can contact: (balticseaneighbourhood@si.se)

 

LINK

 

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