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Central Baltic Programme / Newsletter 3/2015
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Between the first and second call
- Statistics from the first, and events heading to the second are here!


While the Joint Secretariat is assessing the received 177 project applications, we have several interesting things to share with you. Firstly, as we know that many are waiting to hear about the success of their submitted project, we can at this point share some statistical data of the received applications.

Secondly, we would like to draw everyone's attention to the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of Interreg cooperation by organising the Central Baltic annual event "Going for concrete results: Interreg cooperation in the Central Baltic region" on 19 May in Riga. Also project consultations will be offered in Riga.

Read on to learn more and register for our events!
 

163 % of the programme funds were applied for in the first call


The first call for applications closed on 9 February resulting in 177 applications. Out of these 136 were so called 1st step applications of the regular projects and 41 were applying for a small project. In total 187 million euros ERDF were applied for while the programme has 115 million euros to allocate during the whole programme period. In the first call a maximum of 70% of the available funding per priority can be allocated to projects.

A statistical overview of the project priorities, specific objectives, ERDF amounts per priority and partner origins of the applications is now available on the programme website.
 


 

Upcoming events:


Going for concrete results: 
Interreg cooperation in the Central Baltic region

Annual event of the Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020


Time: 19 May, 2015 at 9:00-16:30
Place: Islande Hotel (Riga, Latvia)

In 2015 the Interreg cooperation celebrates its 25th anniversary. Therefore, the Central Baltic annual event 2015 "Going for concrete results: Interreg cooperation in the Central Baltic region" focuses on how to put the Interreg and the EUSBSR philosophy into action in a good Central Baltic cooperation project. The event also provides practical training on how to form a good partnership to achieve the planned cross-border project results. See the draft agenda from here: Draft agenda

Target group
Anyone interested in the cross-border cooperation and the Central Baltic Programme. Project applicants as well as persons working with territorial cooperation and/or regional development.

Registration
The number of places in the event is limited. The places are reserved in the order of registration. The registration will close on 8 May 2015 or when the event is fully booked.


 

The event will be streamed online. You do not need to register to watch the streaming.

 

Central Baltic Project Consultation Day in Riga


Time: 20 May, 2015 at 9:00-14:15
Place: Riga, Latvia (venue to be confirmed)


The Central Baltic Project Consultation Day provides project partnerships an opportunity for a face-to-face consultation with the programme Project Managers. The aims is to support the preparation of projects to contribute to achieving the objectives of the Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020.

NB! Project consultations days are to be held in all programme countries in the coming months. More information available soon.

Target group
Project partnerships interested in preparing projects for Central Baltic Programme. The partnerships coming to consultations should have a well-elaborated project idea. 

Registration
The project developers can book one 30-minute consultation time with the Project Manager of the priority the project idea supports. The project idea is to be described as part of the registration by filling in a "Central Baltic Project Idea Form" (in English). You can upload your filled-in Project idea form when making the registration. This way the consultation will provide a real possibility to discuss the the project idea in the light of programme specific objectives, expected results and partnership composition.

   
The number of consultations is limited. The places are reserved in the order of registration. The registration will close on 8 May 2015 or when the consultation times are fully booked.

 
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