Interreg Baltic Sea Region Seed Money: 2nd Call for Applications is open!

Interreg Baltic Sea Region Seed Money supports the preparation of projects in line with the Action Plan of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Seed money funding should be used to plan the main project activities, partnership and budget as well as to investigate the current situation of the thematic field and potential funding sources for the main project.

Call open: 5 November 2019 

The seed money application procedure consists of two steps. 

Step 1:  Pre-selection by PA Nutri

5 November 2019 – 9 December 2019 - Interested applicants are welcome to submit their applications to PA Nutri

by 20 January 2020 – preselection by PA Nutri

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

by 23 March 2020 - Submission of applications to the Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat via online system  

June 2020 - Selection of seed money projects by the Monitoring Committee

The main general pre-selection criteria are:

• The draft application demonstrates potential for a high macro-regional impact;

• The draft application contributes to fulfilling the objectives, indicators and targets of the EUSBSR;

• The draft application is related to the implementation of one or more actions of the policy area/horizontal action concerned;

• The draft application has a clear transnational dimension;

• The draft application demonstrates added value to already implemented activities/initiatives in the region.

Detailed information regarding the timetable and the links to the call procedure are here.

Ongoing Flagships

Better efficiency for industrial sewage treatment (BEST)

Development of sustainable wetland management by restoration and biomass utilisation of peatlands in the Neman river catchment to improve water quality of the Baltic Sea (

Enhancing water resources management in four river basins oriented on Baltic protection (BigRivers4Baltic)

Ongoing platforms

Sustainable manure and nutrient management for reduction of nutrient loss in the Baltic Sea region (SuMaNu)

Platform on Integrated Water Cooperation (BSR Water)

Completed Flagships

Phasing Out of the Use of Phosphates in Detergents, finalized in 2011.
EN and RU)

Putting Best Agricultural Practices into Work
(Baltic Deal), 2010-2013.

Assessment of Regional Nutrient Pollution Load and
Identification of Priority Projects to Reduce Nutrient Inputs from Belarus to the Baltic Sea, Nov 2012-Dec 2013.

Project on Reduction of the Eutrophication of the Baltic Sea Today
(PRESTO), Jun 2011-Mar 2014.

Nutrient offsetting for the Baltic Sea (

Initiating full scale mussel farming in the Baltic Sea (
Baltic Blue Growth)

Interactive water management (

Consumer guide for sustainably produced meat (


With the support of

Nutrient inputs

Networks: The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

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