Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Sweden
Operational Programme 'Central Baltic'
Programme under the European Territorial Cooperation Objective, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
On 21 December 2007, the European Commission approved the Cross-border Cooperation Operational Programme “Central Baltic Interreg IV A” for the period 2007-2013. This Programme involves Community support for certain regions of Estonia, Finland (incl. Åland), Latvia and Sweden under the European Territorial Cooperation Objective.
1. The purpose and aim of the EU investment
2. The expected impact of the investment
The following are some of the expected results of the Programme’s investments:
3. Priority axes
Priority 1: Safe and Healthy Environment [approximately 27.1% of total funding]
This priority focuses on protecting and improving the common environment of the Central Baltic area and places special emphasis on protecting the Baltic Sea itself. It also focuses on supporting sustainable environmental development in the area.
Priority 2: Economically Competitive and Innovative Region [approximately 39.8% of total funding]
This priority focuses on enhancing the overall economic development and competitiveness of the area. Emphasis will be put on innovation, the development of connections to facilitate cross-border cooperation and better flows of goods and people, improvements in how the labour force is used and development of the tourism sector.
Priority 3: Attractive and Dynamic Societies [approximately 23.9% of total funding]
This priority addresses the health, wellbeing and security of the population as well as cooperation for strengthening cultural exchange and cohesion in the area covered. The aim is to create a region with equal opportunities for different groups of the population and support their active participation in society.
Priority 4: Technical Assistance [approximately 9.2% of total funding]
Technical assistance will be provided for implementation of the Programme. Financial support is also available and covers administration, monitoring, publicity and control.
4. Managing Authority
- Regional Council of Southwest Finland
- P.O. Box 273 Ratapihankatu 36
- FIN-20101 Turku
- Tarja, Nuotio
- Tel.: +358 2 2100 948 / +358 40 506 3715
- Fax.: +358 2 2100 970
- E-mail.: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: Central Baltic INTERREG IV A Programme
- Title : Operational Programme 'Central Baltic'
- Intervention Type : Operational Programme
- CCI no : 2007CB163PO066
- Number of decision : C/2007/6599
- Final approval date : 2007-12-21
- Breakdown of finances by priority axis
|Priority Axis||EU Investment||National Public Contribution||Total Public Contribution|
|Safe and Healthy||28 073 434||8 039 557||36 112 991|
|Economically Competitive and Innovative Region||42 418 602||10 601 600||53 020 203|
|Attractive and Dynamic Societies||25 556 234||6 387 100||31 943 334|
|Technical Assistance||6 130 741||6 130 741||12 261 482|
|Total||102 179 011||31 158 998||133 338 010|