Two more million euros for seeding EUSBSR project ideas

The EUSBSR Seed Money Facility will be able to provide funding to more projects than originally planned for. On top of 1.3 million euros originally provided, 2.0 million euro will be granted to the Seed Money Facility from the Technical assistance budget to the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

The decision of the Member States and the EU Commission came well in time for the on-going assessment of more than 60 seed money proposals submitted in September - the majority of them with a budget of about 50.000 €. The additional funds provided will allow for more applications to be approved in this decision-making round. The funds will be primarily allocated to applications already submitted to the Secretariat. After the closure of the second financial decision, in February 2014, the Seed Money Committee will decide if a third round for seed money applications will be launched.


Number of applications for Seed Money at record level

During the second decision round (April-September 2013), the Seed Money Secretariat received 68 eligible applications, requesting 3.40 million EUR funding from the Seed Money Facility. The applications cover a wide range of topics contributing to the majority of the  Priority Areas and Horizontal Actions of the Action Plan of the of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. The Priority Area Crime is an exception: there are no Seed Money projects addressing its topics so far.

During November-December 2013 the Seed Money Committee will decide which projects are to receive funding.

Deadline for project submission

The deadline for project submission to the Seed Money Secretariat is 30 September, 2013. We expect projects in all Priority Areas and Horizontal Actions.

To be able to receive the necessary letter of support for your project ideas, please contact the responsible Priority Area Coordinators/Horizontal Action Leaders as soon as possible, and submit your project applications to the PACs/HALs no later than 16 September, 2013. Once you have the letter of support, please send your application to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .