South Baltic 9-03-2009

Between 20th October 2008 and 9th January 2009 a second call for proposals was held by the South Baltic CBC Programme. 22 projects were submitted.
21 submitted project applications passed formal assessment and will be subject to further procedures, including the decision as to their approval or rejection taken by the Programme Steering Committee at the meeting on 6 — 7 April 2009 in Kalmar.
The submitted projects presented the cooperation effort of 157 partners from all the involved countries plus associate partners from the Kaliningrad Region of the Russian Federation. The largest attendance was displayed by partners from Sweden (56 in total) and Poland (51in total). Similarly, most would-be Lead Partners have come from Poland (9) and Sweden (7).
The total budget of the submitted applications is 23 MEUR (where the co-financing amounts to 18,28 MEUR altogether). The budgets of these applications spread relatively equally between the two Programme priority axes (47% within the first priority and 53% in the second one).
Although the submitted projects spread quite evenly between the individual measures, initiatives of local communities proved the most attractive measure among the applicants of the second call, when considering the number of projects. In terms of the type of partners  who submitted the applications, most are local (54) and regional (24) authorities.
6 projects were submitted by four Euroregion Baltic Working Groups and Youth Board. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!
More information can be searched at http://en.southbaltic.eu.