Seed Money

Seed money instruments are funds for developing and studying a project idea or potential Flagships and preparing application for main project

Policy area Nutri can give support letters for project ideas, if they are in line with the policy area Nutri actions and fulfill the criteria. The policy area coordinators will consider the applications with the policy area steering committee.

Interreg Baltic Sea Region

To develop projects in line with the EUSBSR Action Plan.

50 000 EUR
Co-financing rate: 85%
Duration of financing: one year
Area: Eight EU Member States (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, parts of Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden) and three partner countries (Belarus, Norway and North-West of Russia). Specific implementing provisions for the participation of Belarus and Russia have not been finalised.
Requirements for partnership: At least three project partners from three different countries of the Programme area: a lead partner and at least two project partners. Lead partners must be located in the territory of an EU Member State in the Programme area or in Norway.

EUSBSR Seed Money Facility (closed)

To develop projects in line with the EUSBSR Action Plan.

30 000 - 50 000 EUR, with pre-feasibility studies up to
100 000 EUR
Co-financing rate: 85%
Duration of financing: one year
Area: Baltic Sea region, but partnerships are not limited to the region
Requirements for partnership: At least three partners involved with financial contribution representing three different Baltic Sea Region countries, one is appointed as a lead partner

Swedish Institute - Seed money (2016/2017)

To prefinance and develop projects in line with the EUSBSR Action Plan, the EU's Eastern Partnership and/or HELCOM Baltci Sea Action Plan.

Funding: up to 500 000 SEK
Area: Sweden, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus.
Requirements for partnership: Swedish lead beneficiary. A minimum of three partners and three participating countries.

The call closes 1 February 2017.

CBSS - Project Support Facility

To develop projects, used as co-funding, bridging and pre-financing.

Funding: up to 50 000 EUR
Co-financing rate: 90%
Area: Baltic Sea region
Requirements for partnership:
Public or public equivalent body. At least three partners from three CBSS Member States.

Ongoing Flagships

Nutrient offsetting for the Baltic Sea (NutriTrade)

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

Interactive water management (IWAMA)

Better efficiency for sewage treatment (

Consumer guide for sustainably produced meat (CONSUME)

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 (DESIRE)

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

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.


With the support of

Nutrient inputs

Networks: The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

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