INTERREG IIIB BSR Assessment

A Mid-term Assessment for Baltic 21

s.Pro was involved in:
Funding programme:
Lead Partner:
Baltic 21
Total budget:
€ 75,000
Project duration:
2005–2006
Topic:
The INTERREG III B BSR Neighbourhood Programme (2000-2006) is the community initiative concerning transnational cooperation to promote spatial planning and regional development throughout the Baltic Sea Region. With a total budget of around 215 Million EURO, 126 projects have received EU co-financing under this programme.

The purpose of the assessment initiated by Baltic 21 was to review to what extend projects funded under INTERREG III B BSR have contributed to the implementation of the Baltic 21 Action Programme and therefore to sustainable development of the BSR in general.

This assessment was made in view of:
  • The Baltic 21 Triennial Report (2004-2006), where regional progress on sustainable development is reviewed, actions taken in each sector and joint area are summarised, and the overall successes and challenges experienced by Baltic 21 are assessed.
  • A first review of the six Baltic 21 Lighthouse Projects (all financed by INTERREG).
  • The search and discussion of new Baltic 21 Lighthouse Project themes, partnerships and funding sources. 
  • Underlining the position of Baltic 21 in the current consultation process with the Joint Programming Committee for the financing facility for territorial cooperation in view of possible priorities and measures to be included and approval/implementation procedures to be adopted.