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

Horizontal objectives

Additional to the specific objectives, the financed projects are to contribute to the horizontal objectives of the programme. These are:
  • Sustainable development
  • Equal opportunities and non-discrimination
  • Equality between men and women
  • Low-carbon economy
  • Information and communication technologies
More information on the horizontal objectives can be found in the Programme Manual.

The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

The Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020 is profoundly designed to contribute to the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) supporting all three objectives of the strategy: “save the sea”, “connect the region” and “increase prosperity”. The programme priorities and specific objectives as well as the selection criteria for the projects to be financed all reflect the objectives of the EUSBSR. More detailed information on the EUSBSR and its relevant actors can be found at