Third Country Participation in the Baltic Sea region

Is your organisation participating in an EU project or a flagship within the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region? Would you like to cooperate with countries outside the EU? If you are an organisation based in Sweden, you can apply for funding from the Swedish Institute to establish and develop networks in this area.
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The next call opens during 2023.

Overview

What is Third Country Participation?

Third Country Participation in the Baltic Sea region offers actors based in Sweden the opportunity to apply for project funding for the inclusion of actors from Russia or the countries of the EU Eastern Partnership in a current EU project or a flagship within the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

The projects applying for funding for Third Country Participation in the Baltic Sea region will contribute to economic, environmentally and socially sustainable growth in the Baltic Sea region and its immediate area. In the long term they will contribute to an increased integration in the region. The projects will work on a common challenge in the region and benefit all participating actors.

The projects should have a clear link to policies in the region: the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and/or the EU Eastern Partnership.

  • A project may run for no longer than 2 years and no less than six months.
  • A project may apply for up to SEK 350,000 for a 1-year project and up to SEK 700,000 for a 2-year project.

Who can apply?

  • The main applicant has to be based in Sweden.
  • The application must include at least two actors in two different countries eligible for support, one of which is Sweden (as main applicant).
  • The funding is available for actors from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Sweden and Ukraine.*
  • The application must be linked to a current EU project where one of the parties involved is the Swedish applicant. Alternatively, the application may be linked to a flagship under the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region in which the Swedish applicant is involved.

* Note that the Swedish Institute has suspended all support to public-sector actors in Russia and Belarus.

FAQ

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

Annika Claesson

Camilla Wristel

Gabor Schneider

Markus Boman