The EU-Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) covers eight countries: Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland.

The implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) is based on three overall objectives, which are reflected by the Action Plan of the EUSBSR: “Save the sea”, “Connect the region” and “Increase prosperity”. Project proposals should contribute to the policy areas related to tourism and culture (objective “Increase prosperity”):

  • Policy Area (PA) ‘Tourism’ aims at facilitating networking and clustering of tourism stakeholders for example by strengthening the Baltic Sea Tourism Forum Process and promoting the establishment of a Baltic Sea Tourism Center. PA Tourism also aims at mobilizing the full potential for sustainable tourism of the Baltic Sea region by facilitating coordination with stakeholders through joint workshops and by stepping up communication.
  • Policy Area (PA) ‘Culture’ aims at promoting the Baltic Sea region cultural and creative industries by encouraging creative entrepreneurship, as well as promoting and presenting Baltic Sea region culture using the innovative force of culture for societal development. PA Culture also focuses on preservation and presentation the Baltic Sea region cultural heritage and strengthening the cultural identity of the region, as well as developing an efficient framework for Baltic Sea region cultural cooperation.

If you wish to apply, please download and read carefully the following documents:

Call for proposal EUSBSR

Annex EUSBSR


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The four calls for proposals are launched in the framework of the joint programme of the European Commission and Council of Europe “Routes4U”. Project proposals shall produce an added value to the Council of Europe and the European Commission’s efforts in the domain of Cultural Routes and macro-regional strategies. They shall help enhancing the common identity within the respective macro-regional strategies.

  • Implementation period: 15 March 2019 until 1 October 2019
  • Budget: 10 000 (ten thousand) euros per grant
  • Eligibility criteria: Be the legally constituted body in charge of a network certified “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe”
  • Deadline for application: 4 February 2019. The  application must be submitted to routes4u@coe.int.
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