Project title
Umbrella - Boosting cross-border cooperation capacities of local actors in South Baltic Sea
Project description
The research shows that the South Baltic Programme (SBP) is still poorly available to small organisations, because of their insufficient institutional and financial capacities. In general among the SBP stakeholders there are still communication barriers due to lack of English language skills, lack of competences and capacities for project development and implementation, especially by small local actors. As a consequence, low-level international activity of small actors can be observed. This leads to the fact, that local community actors (especially newcomers and small organisations) are hampered in participating in cross-border cooperation projects, thus in using cross-border cooperation as an instrument for local policy development. To address these challenges, Umbrella project aims at developing know-how capacities for small local and regional organisations in the South Baltic Programme area to initiate their actively participation in the cross-border cooperation in their daily activities. To achieve this goal, project implements significantly wider approach (in comparison with the regular projects financed by the SBP within Priority Area 5), going much beyond typical scope of projects’ intervention. This is determined by a strategic decision of the partnership to address different levels of capacity building processes – from single institutional capacity of potential project partner, via micro-activities addressed to the micro organisations till strategic capacity building on the programme macro level. To ensure relevant spectrum of competences, the partnership structure covers whole geographical South Baltic region and consists of 6 Project Partners and 9 Associated Organisations representing regional authorities, macro-regional structures and scientific / training institutions, partly involved in the previous Capacity Building Project implemented in the programming period 2007-2013.
Project total eligible budget
986 566,00
797 392,00
Project start date
01 Dec 2017
Project end date
31 May 2020
Lead partner

Name: Association of Polish Communes of Euroregion Baltic

Contact person: Sebastian Magier

Address: Stary Rynek 25 82-300 Elbląg

Region/Subregion: Warmińsko-mazurskie

Country: Poland

Project partner
Name: Assoc. for Promotion of Hanseatic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Reg Dev at the Univ of Rostock Contact person: Lutz Laschewski Address: Ulmenstrasse 69 - Haus 3 18051 Rostock Region/Subregion: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Country: Germany
Name: Baltic Institute for Regional and European Concern BISER Contact person: Magda Leszczyna-Rzucidło Address: Tetmajera 60 81-406 Gdynia Region/Subregion: Pomorskie Country: Poland
Name: Klaipeda University Contact person: Rasa Viederyte Address: Herkaus Manto 84 LT-92294 Klaipeda Region/Subregion: Lithuania Country: Lithuania
Name: Regional Council in Kalmar County Contact person: Jan Martinsson Address: Nygatan 34 391 27 Kalmar Region/Subregion: Småland och öarna Country: Sweden
Name: Guldborgsund Municipality Contact person: Frede Danborg Address: Parkvej 37 4800 Nykøbing F Region/Subregion: Sjælland Country: Denmark