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1st call for Interreg BSR Seed Money opened

The 1st call for Interreg Baltic Sea Region Seed Money applications is launched. Interested applicants are welcome to submit their applications until 28 October 2016.

Seed money is funding provided by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme to support the preparation of projects in line with the Action Plan of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). With seed money support projects can be prepared for any funding source available in the region.


VASAB encourages to prepare seed money project applications in relation to spatial planning topicalities within the Baltic Sea Region and contribution to the "VASAB Long-Term Perspective for the Territorial Development of the Baltic Sea Region till 2030" implementation.

Registration for the 2nd Baltic MSP Forum is open

The Registration to the 2nd Baltic MSP Forum which will be held on 23-24 November 2016 in Riga, Latvia is open until 4 November 2016.

The Baltic MSP Forum is about bringing together practitioners and researchers interested in MSP, as well as policy makers and stakeholders involved in marine and coastal activities to see the whole picture of the MSP and create more effective ways for the cross-border cooperation. The themes of the Forum are relevant and interesting for MSP practitioners from other sea basins as well.

Please register and see more detailed information on Baltic SCOPE website 


Tender opened for expertise on developing transnational spatial vision on North Sea-Baltic corridor

VASAB secretariat has opened a public tender for qualified expertise on developing joint transnational spatial vision on regional development, logistics and mobility of the North Sea-Baltic corridor. The vision will be developed within the framework of INTERREG VB project "North Sea-Baltic connector of regions" (NSB CoRe). Applicants should submit their tenders by 9th of September, 2016.

Interregional cooperation in Maritime Spatial Planning kick-started at a joint meeting in Copenhagen

Two new European projects will improve transnational coordination in Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in the North and Baltic Sea. Because human activities and their impacts do not stop at national sea borders, there is a need for coordination among national Maritime Spatial Plans and planning processes. With this in mind relevant MSP authorities will cooperate over the coming three years within the two sister projects "NorthSEE" and "Baltic LINes", funded through Interreg. Both projects are led by the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency. The meeting in Copenhagen launched the first ever joint implementation of two MSP projects in the North and Baltic Sea, increasing synergy even across two sea-basins. Together with expert institutions as well as sector stakeholders, they will work on developing coherent transnational planning solutions on a large spatial scale.

Map on Population in the Baltic Sea Region

Where the number of population in the Baltic Sea Region is growing or shrinking

Following an analysis on population development of European municipalities (LAU 2), a similar investigation was carried out for the Baltic Sea Region with support from the VASAB network. That analysis comprised all EU countries in the Baltic Sea Region (in Germany - the northeastern part) as well as Norway, Belarus and Northwest Russia. The analysis reveals large disparities of population development. 

Funding opportunities for the regional collaboration

The  Swedish Institute for the Baltic Sea Region Seed Funding has launched the call for applications. Applicants can apply for funding up to 500,000 SEK to develop project partnerships in the Baltic Sea Region which contribute to the aims in Baltic Sea Region policy documents, e.g. the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. The call closes 14 April 2016. Please note that only partners from Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, and in some cases in Moldova and Georgia can be funded. Partners from Denmark, Germany, Finland, Norway and Iceland are welcome to participate in the projects without funding.

For more information please look HERE


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