21 January 2003

 

 

BSR INTERREG III B NEWSLETTER

No 9, January 2003

 

 

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VACANCY - JS IS LOOKING FOR FINANCIAL PROGRAMME MANAGER!

The BSR INTERREG III B Joint Secretariat is now looking for a financial programme manager. The position is located at the Rostock office. He/she should be able to start work before summer 2003. The employment period will be 2003 to 2008. For more information please see Call for application and job description for a financial programme manager at http://www.bsrinterreg.net/news.html.

 

 

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THIRD CALL FOR PROJECT APPLICATIONS APPROVED PROJECTS

The third call of the BSR INTERREG III B programme was closed on 1 October 2002 with 37 applications submitted.

 

At it's meeting on 16-17 December 2002 in Tallinn the BSR INTERREG III B Steering Committee approved 16 projects (out of 36 applications that passed the eligibility check) amounting to some EUR 12.5 million, which represents 13% of the total program ERDF budget.

 

BSR INTERREG III B projects approved in the 3rd call

Measures

Project Title

Lead Partner

1.1

BALTIC +

Region Skåne, Sweden

1.2 (4)

WIND ENERGY IN THE BSR

City of Rostock, Germany

1.3 (4)

BERNET CATCH

Fyn County, Denmark

2.1

METROPOLITAN AREAS +

Joint State Planning Dept. of Berlin and Brandenburg, Germany

2.1

BERAS

Swedish University of Agric. Sciences, Sweden

2.1 (4)

ABC - ALLIANCE OF BALTIC CITIES

Malmö City Planning Office, Sweden

2.1 (4)

CONVERNET

Brandenburg State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Germany

2.2

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT IN THE BARENTS REG.

County Administration of Norrbotten, Sweden

2.2

BALTIC GATEWAY

Region Blekinge, Sweden

2.3

ANCIENT TIMES

Kalmar Municipality, Sweden

2.3

BIG LAKES II

Häme Environment Centre, Finland

2.3

ADVANTAGE HARDWOOD

Östergötland County Administrative Board, Sweden

2.3

SUSTAINABLE HISTORIC TOWNS

National Board of Antiquities, Finland

2.3 (4)

ISLANDS IN HISTORY

The Medieval Centre of Bornholm, Denmark

3 (4)

BALTIC UNIVERSITY URBAN FORUM

Uppsala University, Sweden

3 (4)

EUROBALTIC

Swedish Rescue Services Agency, Sweden

 

 

Additional funds to promote operations that contribute to a smooth transition towards economic integration of the border regions have been allocated by the European Parliament for the INTERREG III programmes in the year 2002. Therefore, a new priority (Priority 4) providing special support for regions bordering candidate countries had been introduced for this (3rd) call only. Seven of the approved projects will be financed under this priority. This shift over from the measure originally applied in to priority 4 will not lead to any changes in the project set-up.

 

 


BSR INTERREG III B CONTRACTED/APPROVED PROJECTS [in million EUR]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meas/ Priority

1st round

contracted

2nd round contracted

3rd round

approved

Total contracted/approved

Total remaining ERDF budget

Program budget allocation per measure:

No of proj.

ERDF

%

No of proj.

ERDF

%

No of proj.

ERDF

%

No of proj.

ERDF

%

1.1

1

0.59

3%

4

5.38

31%

1

1.71

10%

6

7.67

44%

9.88

56%

17.55

1.2

2

1.96

34%

2

1.54

26%

0

0.00

0%

4

3.50

60%

2.35

40%

5.85

1.3

0

0.00

0%

2

2.57

44%

0

0.00

0%

2

2.57

44%

3.28

56%

5.85

2.1

1

1.12

6%

5

4.53

23%

2

2.18

11%

8

7.82

40%

11.66

60%

19.48

2.2

1

1.03

5%

3

2.92

15%

2

2.88

15%

6

6.83

35%

12.65

65%

19.48

2.3

1

1.19

12%

3

2.40

25%

4

2.25

23%

8

5.84

60%

3.91

40%

9.74

3

0

0.00

0%

2

1.80

13%

0

0.00

0%

2

1.80

13%

12.10

87%

13.90

4

0

0.00

0%

0

0.00

0%

7

3.47

118%

7

3.47

118%

-0.52

-18%

2.95

Total:

6

5.88

6%

21

21.15

22%

16

12.49

13%

43

39.52

42%

55.30

58%

94.81

 

Average project size (ERDF, in million EUR)

 

 

0.98

 

 

1.01

 

 

0.78

 

 

0.92

 

 

 

 

 

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THIRD LEAD PARTNER SEMINAR IN ROSTOCK, 22 JANUARY 2003

Lead partners of the approved projects (3rd call) take part in lead partner information seminar in Rostock on 22 January 2003. The aim of the seminar is to give practical information concerning implementation and reporting of BSR INTERREG III B projects.

 

 

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ALREADY 27 PROJECTS ARE RUNNING IN BSR INTERREG III B PROGRAMME

The 6 first round (autumn 2001) projects have already reported once to the joint secretariat. Altogether there will be 27 projects reporting to joint secretariat by 3 March 2003, among them 21 (from the second round, spring 2002) for the first time.

 

 

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FOURTH CALL FOR PROJECT APPLICATIONS

The fourth call for applications will be launched on 17 February 2003 and closed on 14 March 2003. The next decisions concerning funding will be made by the Steering Committee on 2-3 June 2003. The slightly updated Applicants Pack will be available on 17 February the latest.

 

 

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EXTRA MEETING OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE

The Steering Committee will meet for an extra meeting to be held in Helsinki on 14 February 2003. The Steering Committee will review the project portfolio already approved and assess to which extent the objectives of the programme have been met so far. The Steering Committee will also discuss future directions, in particular with a view to the extended co-operation area during 2004 following EU enlargement. In 2003, the SC will be chaired by Ms Ulla Koski, Finnish Ministry of Environment.

 

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TACIS

The new call for proposals for the Tacis CBC SPF Programme is open. The guidelines and annexes are published at http://europa.eu.int/comm/europeaid/cgi/frame12.pl. Deadline for applications is 21 March 2003. Available budget: EUR 6.7 million.

 

For further information please contact

AIDCO / A3 / Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia

Social Development, Institutional support

L-41 6/75

Tel: +32 2 298 46 77

Fax: +32 2 296 04 23

E-mail: catherine.bodson@cec.eu.int

 

 

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PHARE CBC

Call for proposals (budget 2001) in accession countries will be opened in February 2003. For updated information please monitor our web site (Phare/Tacis section).

 

 

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SEED MONEY THIRD APPLICATION ROUND

The next call for seed money applications will be open on 3 February and closed on 3 March 2003.

 

The BSR EU Member States have decided to add an extra amount of EUR 80.000 to the seed money facility to be used for seed money projects with lead partners from the four accession countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland) as well as from Russia and Belarus. Maximum grant size per project is EUR 8.000 (20% national co-financing required). The seed money eligibility and selection criteria will be applicable to these funds. More information on this new funding is published in Seed Money section at www.bsrinterreg.net/projects.html.

 

Due to the fact that most of the financial means allocated to measure 1.2. (promoting sustainable spatial development of specific sectors) of the BSR INTERREG III B programme are committed, seed money projects are no longer encouraged to apply for funds in this measure (1.2.).

 

 

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For FURTHER INFORMATION go to www.bsrinterreg.net or feel free to contact the BSR INTERREG III B Joint Secretariat.

 

Rostock office:

Telephone: +49 381 45484 5281

E-mail: info@bsrinterreg.net

 

Karlskrona office:

Telephone: +46 455 335 198/99/97

E-mail: bsda@balticinstitute.se