The Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020 finances result orientated cross-border cooperation projects in Estonia, Finland (incl Åland), Latvia and Sweden

Competitive economy

The programme supports the sustainable growth of the region and aims at a balance between economic and environmental interests. The chosen means to achieve this goal is to develop and promote the Central Baltic region as a knowledge-based innovative economy, supporting the creation of new companies and promoting the SME entrances to international markets. The focus is on innovations to the business development encouraging entrepreneurial activities of the young generation as well as creating links between the generations of entrepreneurs.

The priority has three specific objectives which are described in more detail below.


New Central Baltic knowledge intensive companies
More entrepreneurial youth
More exports by the Central Baltic companies to new markets