Funding Opportunities

EuroAccess Macro-Regions 
online information point and search tool for EU funding

EuroAccess is a gateway to EU funding. It provides the key data of more than 200 EU funding programmes, including all Interreg programmes that operate within the geographical scope of the EU macro-regional strategies.

This online platform is covering all four EU macro-regional strategies (the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region, the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and the EU Strategy for the Danube Region).

More information is available on

Fourth call for project proposals of Interreg Europe

Call opens on 7 May and closes on 22 June, at 12:00 p.m. CET (Paris time). 
Call aiming at public authorities, non-profits and other organisations in charge of defining and implementing regional policy instruments.

Focus of projects:

·         Research and innovation

·         SME competitiveness

·         Low-carbon economy

·         Environment and resource efficiency

More information on the Interreg Europe website (

Over €138 million of EU funding available for energy projects

Calls are open under the  2018-2020 Horizon Work Programme.

Scope and budget for applications:

  • Developing and testing solutions for smart cities and communities - Total budget €43 m (per project €14.5 - €20 m);
  • Developing and demonstrating integrated local energy systems (energy islands) - Total budget €26.3 m (per project €5 - €6 m);
  • Decarbonising energy systems of geographical islands -  Total budget €19 m (per project €7 - €10 m);
  • TSO – DSO – Consumer: large-scale demonstrations of innovative grid services - Total budget €30 m (per project €15 - €20 m);
  • Demonstrating cost-effective advanced biofuel pathways in retrofitted industrial installations - Total budget €20 m (per project €8 - €10 m).

Deadline 5 April 2018.

More information about the requirements and application is available here

Swedish Institute - Funding for cooperation projects in the Baltic Sea Region

The Swedish Institute is providing funding to strengthen Sweden's relations and develop cooperation with the countries around the Baltic Sea and the countries of the Eastern Partnership.
Two financial instruments available.

Seed funding for cooperation projects
Funding opportunity for project developers wishing to
 start or expand collaborations that contribute to sustainable economic, environmental or social development in the Baltic Sea Region.

Deadline: 13 February 2018
Basic facts: 

Third Country Participation
The funding is an offer to Swedish actors in a current EU project or a flagship within the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region the opportunity to apply for project funding for the inclusion of actors from Russia or the countries of the EU Eastern Partnership.

The call opens during March 2018
Deadline: mid-April 2018 
Basic facts: 

Seed Money: First Call for Applications opened

The first call for the Interreg BSR seed money opens 21 September 2016. Interested applicants are welcome to submit their applications until the 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. The seed money application procedure consists of two steps.


Step 1:  Pre-selection by EUSBSR Policy Area and Horizontal Action Coordinators


  • Call open: 21 September 2016
  • Submission of draft applications to the relevant Policy Area or Horizontal Action Coordinator (PAC/HAC) by 28  October 2016
  • Pre-selection by PACs/HACs: second week of December 2016

In order to be eligible for funding, every seed money project has to receive a letter of support from the Priority Area Energy Coordinator, therefore, before submitting any application. Please contact the PAC to obtain support for the idea. The PACs shall confirm that the project contributes to the PA Energy. 

Step 2: Submission of seed money applications to Interreg Baltic Sea Region (only applications pre-selected by PACs/HACs)

  • Submission of applications to the Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat via online system by 15 February 2017
  • Selection of seed money projects by the Monitoring Committee: May 2017

Next Call to be open Autumn 2017/ early 2018

Interreg Baltic Sea Region programme manual, Chapter J "Seed Money for the EUSBSR" (p.184)

Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2nd Call for Regular Project Applications

Tuesday, 1st March 2016 at 12am - 12am Wednesday, 1st June

The second call for applications of the Interreg Baltic Sea Programme has been opened on 1 March. Under the second priority ‘Efficient management of natural resources’ projects in the policy area of energy can be applied. The Programme offers financial support to transnational projects contributing to the development of a more innovative, better accessible and sustainable Baltic Sea Region. The priority supports transnational cooperation enhancing the capacity of public authorities and practitioners to ensure a better environmental status of the Baltic Sea Region waters and to strengthen resource-efficient growth.

Project Priority 2 aim and criteria:

·  Develop integrated approaches to reducing nutrient loads and decreasing discharges of hazardous substances in the waters. Support the integration of regional energy sources in the energy grids, the storage of renewable energy as well as the development of decentralised energy solutions.

·  Support development and testing of governance and funding models as well as technological solutions for production and distribution of renewable energy and for improved energy efficiency.

·  Strengthen the sustainable and resource-efficient blue growth in the BSR.


The selection process is organized in two steps

1. Preparation of concept notes (1 March-1 June) with their evaluation on September 2016. (More information is available in the announcement note -

2. Call for project applications (September 2016 – January 2017) with selection of projects for funding on May 2017.

Programme co-financing from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for priorities 2 amounts to 45.5 million euros. Norway allocates 4.3 million euros national funding to the Programme for Norwegian project partners.

(Please be aware that the figures are preliminary and might slightly change in the course of contracting of the 1st call projects.)

More information about regular projects and application.

Third Call not to be opened before mid 2017

Swedish Institute Baltic Sea region seed funding grants

Thursday, 1st December 2016 at 12am - 12am Wednesday, 1st February 2017

Seed funding is intended to be used to start new collaborations or expand existing ones in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, and in some cases in Moldova and Georgia.

For more information about criteria and how to apply please visit:

Other Funding Opportunities

Do you have a project idea? 

Search for possible Bealtic Sea Region funding instruments.

There are different other funding opportunities, granted from different institutions which are eligible for projects. The granted amount of money also varies between 30 000 up to 50 000€, and all different funding opportunities envisage different requirements.

A new tool for searching funding for projects in the Baltic Sea Region has been developed by INTERACT and Swedish Institute. 

Baltic Funding Portal is an inventory of more than 300 funding instruments making cooperation possible in the Baltic Sea Region. 


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