The CBSS Project Support Facility (PSF) was created at the 9th Baltic Sea States Summit in Stralsund, Germany, on 30 – 31 May 2012. The first projects were decided on 5 March 2013 and so far 20 projects have been financed. The main purpose of the CBSS Project Support Facility is to co-finance the development and implementation of Baltic Sea macro-regional cooperation projects, which would bring added value for the Baltic Sea region, show impact in regional cooperation and foster long-term partnerships.
Here you can read an overall introduction letter by the Director General of the CBSS Secretariat. The PSF should be used to facilitate project preparation and implementation in relation to the three long term priorities of the CBSS, which have been adopted during the Finnish Presidency:
Regional Identity, aiming to develop and foster the concept of Baltic Sea Region identity and a sense of belonging to the Baltic Sea Region through engagement, dialogue, people-to-people contacts, macroregional networks and multilevel governance.
Sustainable and Prosperous Region, working towards developing the Baltic Sea Region as a model region of sustainable societies able to manage and use resources efficiently, and to tap the economic, technological, ecological & social innovation potential of the region, in order to ensure its prosperity, environmental protection and social cohesion.
Safe & Secure Region, with the goal to enhance societal security and safety in the Baltic Sea Region and to ensure that people of the Region are protected from and resilient to violence, accidents and emergencies through preparedness, and safeguarded against harm caused by criminal exploitation and human trafficking.
PSF in Brief:
- The projects should be transnational in character and aim to have a sustainable outcome.
- The maximum amount of co-financing granted is 50 000 euros.
- The project proposals may be initiated by a variety of legal entities of CBSS Member States, as well as CBSS Expert Groups and CBSS Networks.
With the launch of the CBSS Project Support Facility, the Council of the Baltic States takes one more step on the road towards a more project oriented regional cooperation.
Call for applications
Please, be kindly informed that the call for applications is open, with a deadline for submissions on 8 May 2016.
The CBSS Secretariat will endeavour to notify all applicants as to the outcome of their application within a four month period after the submission of the application.
Applications that have been selected for financing will receive an explanation of the action required to complete the contractual procedures.
Here you can see received projects overview with highlighted projects that were selected for CBSS PSF funding.