First seed money projects ready for approval

The approval procedure of the first seed money projects was launched on 28 May. Decisions are expected to be taken by the end of June.

For the first decision making round, 25 eligible applications were received by the Seed Money Secretariat. The project proposals are covering ten priority areas (Innovation, Energy, Health, Education, SME, Tourism, Bio, Agri, Culture, and Transport) and two horizontal actions (Neighbours, and Sustainable Development / Bio-economy).

In this decision making round, no more than 50% of the available Facility financing can be allocated. This means that a total of 572.000,00€ is available for projects. The second financial decision will be taken in autumn 2013.

Updated FAQ section online

During the EUSBSR Seed Money Facility info day in Berlin, participants had the opportunity to notify the Secretariat of any further questions they might have. The answers to these questions are now included in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of this website. If you have any question that is not answered by the FAQ, you are welcome to contact us.


The updated Action Plan is now available

The revised Action Plan of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region was published on Friday 22 February 2013. It offers a good basis for development of future cooperation with a view to reaching the objectives assigned to the Strategy. The revised Action Plan also lays out activity fields for new ideas and new partnerships to be developed within Seed Money Facility.

The EUSBSR Seed Money Facility applications have to relate to one of the 17 Priority Areas or to one of the five Horizontal Actions, as listed in the Action Plan. The relevance of the project idea to the strategy has to be confirmed by the respective Priority Area Coordinator or Horizontal Action Leader. The updated list of Priority Area Coordinators will be available in two weeks. For further information on the Seed Money application process, please refer to the section “How to apply” on this website.

The updated Action Plan can be downloaded from the EUSBSR website.