Seed funding for cooperation projects in the Baltic Sea region

Would your organisation like to start or expand collaborations that contribute to sustainable economic, environmental or social development in the Baltic Sea region? The Swedish Institute provides funding for joint projects in which Swedish organisations meet transnational challenges together with organisations from the Baltic Sea region countries including Russia and the countries of the Eastern Partnership.
A pier in the Baltic Sea

Open for applications until 15 February

Please note that the deadline for submission is at 15:00 (CET), 15 February 2022.


What is Seed funding in the Baltic Sea region?

The Swedish Institute seeks to strengthen Sweden’s relations and develop cooperation with the countries around the Baltic Sea and in our immediate area. Swedish organisations can apply for funding from the Swedish Institute in order to cooperate with organisations in the Baltic Sea region countries including Russia and organisations in the EU’s Eastern Partnership countries. The project activities that the Swedish Institute supports via ‘seed funding’ must be clearly linked to one or more of the challenges identified in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea region. Projects including countries in the EU Eastern Partnership must also relate to this framework. Furthermore, projects should help create conditions for long-term, sustainable relations in the region.

  • A project can run for no longer than 18 months.
  • A project can apply for SEK 100,000 to SEK 500,000.

Who can apply?

  • The main applicant has to be based in Sweden.
  • The application must include at least three actors in three different countries eligible for support, one of which is Sweden (as main applicant).
  • Countries eligible for funding are  Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russian Federation, Sweden and Ukraine.

Digital info seminars and workshops

During the call 2021/2022, Swedish Institute will arrange digital info seminars and workshops for Swedish main applicants in November, December and January. You can find more information about dates and times on the Swedish version of the website.

Project database

Have a look at our project database to get an idea of the kind of projects we support. You can find the list of approved projects in the call 2020/2021 on the Swedish version of the website.

SI Baltic Sea Sessions – sharing results, shaping the region

Welcome to join our next session in our digital initiative SI Baltic Sea Sessions with a focus on “Energy efficiency” on 17 March 2022, 13:00-15:00. More information will soon be available on our events section. 

Sign up for our newsletter

Are you interested in receiving news about SI’s activities in the Baltic Sea region? Sign up for our newsletter which is sent approximately 8 times a year.


If you have questions relating to our seed funding for Baltic Sea region cooperation, please find our contact details at the bottom of the page.

How to apply


Fåglar som flyger över Östersjön.
Photo: Sven Halling
The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) is an agreement between the EU countries bordering on the Baltic Sea. It has three principal objectives: save the sea, connect the region and increase prosperity. The aim of the strategy, which was adopted during the Swedish presidency of the EU in 2009, is to meet the common challenges facing the countries of the Baltic Sea Region today.
Website of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
A hook
The EU Eastern Partnership
The Eastern Partnership is the EU’s policy for deepening relations between six countries in Eastern Europe: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The policy takes the form of a partnership with these countries.
Website about the EU Eastern Partnership
A person holding a mobile phone.
Photo: Simon Paulin/
Follow us on Twitter!
Follow us on Twitter to find out about SI activities in the Baltic Sea region.

If you have any questions about the support we provide for cooperation in the Baltic Sea region, please contact us: