Flagship projects are a means to implement the EUSBSR actions in the priority areas, therefore these projects serve as pilot examples for desired change. A flagship fleshes out the ambition of a policy area in a specified field. It may, for example, develop key solutions, new methodologies, practises, be a network looking for new forms of cooperation or concern key investments of regional importance.
Structure of a flagship can be:
· A single project;
· A set of projects (a group) contributing to same action;
· A process (e.g. network, new cooperation platform, etc.).
Criteria to become a Flagship:
· Have a high macro-regional impact;
· Contribute to meeting the objectives, indicators and targets of the EUSBSR;
· Be related to the implementation of one or more actions of the policy area concerned.
· Have a clear macro-regional dimension (cooperation between and/or impact on at least three Baltic Sea region states);
· Be mature for implementation:
· Be monitored and evaluated towards the objectives, indicators and targets of the EUSBSR and particular policy area.
KEEP is a source of aggregated information regarding projects and beneficiaries of European Union programmes dedicated to cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation within the European Union and between European Union Member States and neighbouring countries.
Comprehensive source of integrated information on the projects and partners of Interreg, Interreg IPA cross-border and ENPI/ENI cross-border cooperation programmes.
KEEP can be used for many purposes. Future lead partners can look for partners. Local, regional and national politicians can seamlessly detect opportunities for future projects... And these are just two of the many possibilities KEEP holds.