Running projects: 22
Finalised projects: 68
EUR committed: 215.0 mln
EUR paid out: 143,2 mln
Programme info event in Helsinki
More than 70 participants took part in the second Finnish national info day on the Baltic Sea Region Programme in Helsinki on 9 February 2009. The participants represented a wide variety of ministries and other national authorities, universities and other educational institutions, regional councils, municipalities, regional and local development agencies etc. from all over the country.
During the first part of the event, general information on the Programme and the results of the first call were provided. The Finnish Lead partner of one of the first call successful projects (BSR InnoReg) shared its experience from the preparation and application stage. The second part of the event focussed on the second call - the special features set out in the announcement note, as well as the national arrangements for co-financing and first level control. The questions sent in advance were addressed in the presentations. Some participants were disappointed about the limited possibilities of involving Russian partners, but there seemed to be a willingness to make the best out of the situation.
The event was a joint effort of the authorities represented in the Monitoring Committee and/or providing state co-financing: the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, the Ministry of Environment, The Ministry of Education, the Regional Council of Central Finland and the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities. The presentations from the event can be found at www.tem.fi/eay/bsr (in Finnish only).