Funding opportunities The implementation of the EUSBSR is financed by different public, national and EU funds as well as from private sources Share Contact Listen Relevant funding sources for realizing transnational cooperation in the Baltic Sea region There is no additional funding dedicated to realize transnational cooperation within the framework of macro-regional strategies. One of the key points lies on the need to align existing funding to the jointly agreed actions and projects. EU funding The EU territorial cooperation programs, INTERREG, and some of the European Sector Programmes are the main tools to finance cross-border cooperation activities linked to prioritized areas in EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. INTERREG Baltic Sea Region INTERREG South Baltic INTERREG Central Baltic LIFE Horizon 2020 – EU framework programme for research and Innovation BONUS – Baltic Sea research and development programme 2010-2017 More information on funding instrumentinstruments for macro-regional cooperation Funding sources for preparatory transnational projects and activities (seed money) There are seed money facilities available to kick-start the development of projects and activities related to tackle cross-border challenges in the Baltic Sea region as defined in the EUSBSR. INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Seed Money Facility INTERREG Baltic Sea Region provides seed money for project cooperation with the objective to support preparation of full scale projects applying for funding from e.g. EU structural funds, national funding agencies or other funding programmes, contributing to the implementation of one of the policy areas or horizontal actions in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.