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Erasmus+ Small-Scale Partnerships
The European Union recently introduced small-scale partnerships into Erasmus+ to reach out and provide opportunities to smaller grass-roots organizations which might have less experience with international partnerships. The small-scale partnership requires only a minimum of two organizations in programme countries to work together; it is open to public or private organizations in the fields of education, training, youth, sports, and other socioeconomic sectors.
The objectives of the program are stated as:
- Attracting and widening access for newcomers, less experiences organisations and small-scale actors to the programme.
- Supporting the inclusion of target groups with fewer opportunities
- Supporting active European citizenship and bringing the European dimension to the local level.
If your organization is new to international cooperation, a small-scale partnership could be the perfect starting step. It requires less coordination than a project with many partner organizations, and thus is a good introduction to the complexities and challenges that can occur with transnational projects.
Find more info about small-scale partnerships—including eligibility criteria, how to set up a project, and funding rules—here on the European Commission’s website.
New Erasmus App
The European Commission has created an Erasmus+ app! This app will help applicants through the steps they need to take when applying for EU funding for the 2021-2027 cycle. It provides information on special deals and offers, administrative processes, and more.
For more information check out the website https://erasmusapp.eu/
The app is available for download on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Welcomeurope is a consultancy firm that advises organizations on how to create successful applications for EU grants and how project management, and offers trainings on a variety of topics as well.
Though many of the services offered by Welcomeurope are available for a fee, they have some introductory resources that can be obtained free of charge and which can help provide deeper understanding on EU funding and how it can be obtained.
One can download their starter kit to understanding EU funds here. This kit not only gives weekly updates on calls for proposals, but also offers tips for making sense of EU funding initiatives such as Horizon 2020 and advice for EU project leaders.
Learn about Welcomeurope’s other offers on their website.
Project Support Facility of The Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS)
The Project Support Facility (PSF) was created in 2012 to co-finance projects around the Baltic Sea Region to foster sustainable partnerships in relation to the 3 long-term priority areas of the CBSS:
- Regional Identity.
- Sustainable & Prosperous Region.
- Safe & Secure Region.
The projects proposed have to be relevant for and with reference to at least one area of expertise within the priorities.
The 2021 PSF call is dedicated to innovative solutions for strengthening resilience by promoting inclusiveness and protection of most vulnerable societal groups in the Baltic Sea Region during a period of crisis. The Call Is opened from 15 February to 31 March 2021.
Eligible countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden.
Interreg Baltic Sea Region
The Interreg program for the entire Baltic Sea region focuses on the development of the macro-region around the Baltic Sea, which includes a total of 11 countries: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Poland and Germany.
The program invests approximately two billion kroner from the EU in the period 2014-20 to make the region around the Baltic Sea more innovative, accessible and sustainable.
Local, regional and national authorities, research and educational institutions, NGOs and sector-specific organizations can participate in activities. Partners from Denmark can receive 75 percent co-financing from the EU.
For more information, see the program's website here!
Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2021 - 2027
Good news: transnational cooperation in the Baltic Sea region will continue in the EU funding period 2021-2027. The EU Member States are currently negotiating the draft legislative basis for the future Cohesion Policy including Interreg. Information on the latest state of EU level negotiations about the future legal framework and the budget of Cohesion Policy including Interreg
you will find on the website of the European Commission.
Interreg North Sea region
Work is ongoing to design the next North Sea Region Program, expected to be launched during 2021. The new program will underpin core EU policies such as the EU Green Deal and propel the region towards a greener, smarter, and more liveable place.
The work is based on the EU regulations specifying the priorities and framework for the next Interreg programme period 2021-20217.
The programme will be open for organizations from the following countries: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands.
For more information, see the website of the program here!
Interreg Germany - Danmark
The program Interreg Germany-Danmark promotes cross-border cooperation between Germany and Denmark. The current program (2014 - 2020) is the fifth generation of Interreg (Interreg 5A) and unites the two former German-Danish cross-border Interreg regions (Fehmarnbeltregion and Syddanmark-Schleswig-KERN).
Interreg aims at enhancing cross-border collaboration by funding German-Danish projects in four focused subject areas that are essential to the region. The program is funded with 90 mio. € by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Behind Interreg Deutschland-Danmark stand 11 program partners from Denmark and Germany - two Danish regions and nine German districts and cities from Schleswig-Holstein. In total, 3.6 million people are living in the program region. Therefore, it is important that the region is continuously developing and creating opportunities for its citizens.
Interreg fosters the growth of the region in the areas of economics, employment, education, tourism and culture by funding cross-border innovative projects that want to create positive change for the German-Danish cooperation. Like about 70 other Interreg programmes around Europe we believe that through constant development and integration the national border will no longer be a barrier but accomplish mutual enrichment.
For more information, see the website of the program here.
The Interreg South Baltic Programme
The Interreg South Baltic Program at aims unlocking South Baltic's potential for blue and green growth through cross-border cooperation between local and regional actors from Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden.
Building on the maritime character of the Program, “blue growth” addresses the economic potential of the Baltic Sea for growth and jobs across the shores of the South Baltic. At the same time, "green growth" underlines the need to pursue the path of economic growth in balance with the environment, in particular by utilizing South Baltic's rich natural and cultural heritage in a sustainable and preserving manner.
For more information, see the program site here!
During the 2021-2027 programming period, INTERREG continues to support interregional cooperation among regions from all across Europe.
“To steer the overall process, take formal decisions on the content of the future programme and select our thematic priorities, we have set up a programming committee. The committee is made of delegates from 29 Partner States who take the decisions. An observer from the European Commission as well as the programme's managing authority and joint secretariat take part, but without any decision-making powers. We’ve also hired external experts to help us draft the new programme.”
Horizon Europe is a €100 billion research and innovation program designed to follow Horizon 2020. The program will have 5 main mission areas:
- Adaptation to climate change including societal transformation
- Climate-neutral and smart cities
- Healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters
- Soil health and food
The key to this program is partnership and cooperation between EU countries, which will help build a better future for all Europeans. Another goal is to widen participation and strengthen the European research area.
Here are links with more information about Horizon Europe: