Deadline: 14 April 2016
The Swedish Institute (SI) invites Swedish organisations to submit applications for seed funding for the Baltic Sea region, aiming at developing conditions for long-lasting sustainable relations between organisations in the region.
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The project activities should contribute to economically, environmentally and socially sustainable growth and development in the Baltic Sea region and vicinity through its activities there.
The project addresses a challenge in one of the following documents:
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- the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region,
- the EU’s Eastern Partnership or
- the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan
The project must be in line with ambitions for a closer partnership with other countries in the Baltic Sea region, including Russia.
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The Seed funding 2016 call for applications for funding in the following general areas:
- An ecologically sustainable region
- Sustainable growth from increased prosperity
- Challenges to the region
Seed funding can be awarded, for instance, for projects that:
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- Set up new networks or expand and strengthen existing ones
- Prepare an application for EU funding
- Conduct a preliminary study
Applicants can apply for up to SEK 500,000 in funding.
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- The main applicant must always be a Swedish organisation.
- A partnership may consist of the following organisations-
- Local authorities, regional authorities, regional development councils and county councils.
- Government agencies
- Institutions of higher learning and research institutes
- Business and trade organisations
- Intergovernmental organisations
- Partner countries
- Organisations from other countries in the Baltic Sea region – Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Iceland – are welcome to join the partnership, but SI does not provide any funding for their participation.
- Requirements for the partnership
- A partnership must include at least three countries that qualify for funding, with the main applicant being from Sweden
- A partnership must include at least three organisations.
- SI takes a positive view of partnerships that include more organisations when they can contribute to longer-lasting collaboration and increased dissemination of project results.
How to Apply
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In order to apply, applicants must fill in the online application form which will soon be available on the official website.
For more information, please visit SI Seed Funding Grants 2016.