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
ERDF
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
E-mail: sebastian.magier@euroregionbaltic.eu

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