Call for applications 2016 is now open
Third Country Participation in the Baltic Sea region (TCPBSR) funding aims to promote economically, environmentally and socially sustainable growth in the Baltic Sea Region and its vicinity and thereby contribute to greater integration. The application period is 15 April – 30 September 2016. SI accepts applications and takes decisions on an ongoing basis throughout the application period. A decision is usually announced at the latest two months after the application has been submitted.
The idea is to broaden and deepen relations and cooperation between the countries in the region, based on EU cooperation in general and on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region in particular. The support focuses on the inclusion of non-EU countries in the region in current EU partnerships. The EU Strategy and Action Plan for the Baltic Sea Region calls for the challenges in the region to be addressed through transboundary and cross sectoral cooperation. In addition, it is important to involve relevant decision-making levels from the intergovernmental down to the local level.
A further aim is to give the partner countries involved a closer understanding of and greater access to the EU’s structures and networks. This in turn facilitates international co-operation in the long term and also gives current EU projects a broader reach and a new dimension.
SI therefore wants to give you the opportunity to scale up an ongoing project. TCPBSR offers Swedish actors the opportunity to apply for project funding for the inclusion of actors from one or more of the countries Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus in a current EU project or in a EUSBSR flagship process/project under the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
Who can apply and take part in the partnership?
We encourage co-operation between Swedish and foreign actors from the public, private and non-profit sectors. A Swedish organisation must be the lead applicant. The partnership must comprise Sweden and at least one eligible country:
- Sweden (lead applicant)
Organisations from other countries in the Baltic Sea Region – Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Iceland – are of course welcome to take part in the project, as are other EU member countries, but without funding from SI.
Project period and project funding
The project may last for no longer than two years and funds are available totalling SEK 350,000 (for one year) or SEK 700,000 (for two years). The minimum amount that can be applied for, regardless of the length of the project, is SEK 200,000.
To APPLY click "Further official information" below and fill the online application form.