The South Baltic Programme

The eligible area of the Programme (© JTS)

The South Baltic Cross-border Co-operating Programme 2007-2013 is a multilateral cross-border cooperation programme created on the maritime borders between the southern Baltic Sea regions.

The overall objective of the Programme is to strengthen the sustainable development of the South Baltic area through joint actions increasing its competitiveness and enhancing integration among people and institutions. Priorities and measures of the South Baltic Programme are:


1. Economic competitiveness

  • Entrepreneurial development (2 projects)
  • Integration of higher education and labour markets
  • Transport accessibility (2 projects)

2. Attractiveness and common identity

  • Management of the Baltic Sea enviroment (2 projects)
  • Energy saving and renewable energy (2 projects)
  • Sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage for regional development (3 projects)
  • Local community initiatives (2 projects)

EU strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EU SBSR) presents ways to cooperate for implementing EU legislation and policy instruments in a coordinated manner in all the countries of the region. Not only that, it also seeks to enable sustainable development, to enhance region's prosperity and increase accessibility and attractiveness. The EU SBSR focusses also on ensuring safety and security in the Baltic Sea Region.

This is the new way of working together in the European Union on each level to decrease the differences between countries, to improve communication and to develop the co-operation between the regions.