SI Baltic Sea Neighbourhood Programme

Do you represent an organisation within the public, private or non-profit sector based in Sweden? 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?
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Open for applications until 2 March

You will find the application material in links under step 2 in the description of how to apply.


What is the SI Baltic Sea Neighbourhood Programme?

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.

There are two different types of grants: seed funding and funding for cooperation projects.

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.

You and your partners can apply for up to SEK 400,000 for a project you complete within 15 months from the start of the project.

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.

These are larger projects that will contribute to in-depth, long-term cooperation. You and your partners can apply for up to SEK 1,000,000 for a project you complete within 24 months from the start of the project.

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 actors in at least three countries (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?

The following countries can be part of a partnership: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Sweden and Ukraine. More information on requirements on the country composition is described in an instruction that will be published when the call for project proposals opens.

 Q&A sessions about the call

SI will arrange online Q&A sessions in the last two weeks of the call. The Q&A sessions are intended for Swedish main applicants who have started an application and provide the opportunity to ask questions about your application to SI’s programme managers. See more information and register in the links below: 

How to apply