SB FICA - South Baltic Food Culture Innovation Actors

Project description

The main objective of the project “South Baltic Food Innovation Culture Actors” is to improve the cross-border capacity of local South Baltic area actors through a new cross-sectoral partnership, in order to raise their involvement and ability to take active part in cross-sectoral networks and cross-border events. The partnership consisting of 10 actors: 3 municipalities, 2 business support institutions, 2 cultural institutions and 3 NGOs (4 PPs and 6 APs) agreed on a strong need to improve their capacity to cooperate in established cross-sectoral partnership between SE, PL and LT. The project idea was initiated by Krinova (SE, LP) in a partnership with Czarna Dąbrówka Municipality (PL,PP2) and Rietavas Business and Information Centre (LT, PP3). The Baltic Sea Cultural Centre (PL) in the 4th call decided to extend their role in the project and contributed to setting the work plan on a ground of intensified intercultural dialogue.The cross-sectoral partnership provides a mix of competence that will explore the topic of SB identity with food culture as a common denominator, examining first the external factors (i.e.joint events) and then the organisations’ internal capacity, and through joint guidelines raise the  local actors’ involvement and ability to work internationally. To reach the best cross-border perspective, the WPs will be divided between partners. The results will be disseminated to a broad extern target group, incl organisations in DK and DE. The project duration is 22 months starting in Dec 2017.
The project, developed in a bottom-up perspective, managed to engage 6 newcomers (1PP and 5APs) from the rural areas. In the times of Brexit and a threat of further “-exits”, it is more important than ever to involve local actors in the rural areas in cross-border cooperation and inspire them to participate in EU-programmes. Using food culture as a common denominator, the project creates a vibrant innovation environment for capacity building activities.



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Project total eligible budget
410 367,00 EUR
328 394,45 EUR
Project start date
01 Dec 2017
Project end date
30 Sep 2019
Lead partner

Name: Krinova AB
Address: Stridsvagnsvägen 14 291 39 Kristianstad
Region/Subregion: Sydsverige
Country: Sweden

Project partner
Name: Czarna Dąbrówka Municipality
Address: ul. Gdańska 5 77-116 Czarna Dąbrówka
Country: Poland
Name: Rietavas Tourism and Business Information Center
Address: Parko g. 5 LT-90311 Rietavas
Region/Subregion: Lithuania
Country: Lithuania
Name: The Baltic Sea Cultural Centre
Address: Korzenna 33/35  80-001 Gdańsk
Region/Subregion: Pomorskie
Country: Poland
Category of intervention
096 Institutional capacity of public administrations and public services related to implementation of the ERDF or actions
supporting ESF institutional capacity initiatives