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Who can apply

Potential beneficiaries of the SB programme are, for example:

  • Local, regional governments as well as their associations; 

  • Non-governmental organisations (NGO's); 

  • Schools, universities, and R&D institutions;

  • Institutions supporting and promoting sustainable development, innovation, and entrepreneurship;

  • other public institutions supporting and promoting sustainable development.

Who can take part in the South Baltic Programme projects?

Partners and associated organisations can take part in SB projects. They commit themselves to the project and intend to provide own (co-)financing for carrying out project activities.

Each project has to follow the Lead Beneficiary Principle. This means that among the partners who carry out the project, one is appointed to act as Lead Beneficiary and takes the overall responsibility for the project implementation. The Lead Beneficiary must fulfil more demanding criteria related to its financial and organisational capacities than the other partners.

The Lead Beneficiary must be either:

  • A national (governmental), regional or local authority or their association, or
  • An institution that will need to provide evidence that:
  • It is established under public or private law for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character, and
  • It has legal personality, and
  • It is financed, for the most part, by the State, regional or local authorities, or other bodies governed by public law; or subject to management supervision by those bodies; or having an administrative, managerial or supervisory board, more than half of whose members are appointed by the State, regional or local authorities, or by other bodies governed by public law.

The Lead Beneficiary has to be located (decisive is the legal address of the organisation) in the SB programme’s eligible area. Exceptions are (self-)governmental organisations that are located outside the eligible area but have a branch office in the eligible area (e.g. Marshal Office of Warmia-Mazury).

Partners are entities that fulfil the eligibility criteria defined in the Programme Manual and that can claim the refund from the ERDF. They sign a co-financing statement.  In the South Baltic Programme a project partner must be either:

  • A national (governmental), regional or local authority or their association, or
  • an institution which will need to provide evidence that:
  • It is established under public or private law for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character, and
  • it has legal personality.

Partners from the core area can freely take part in all South Baltic Programme projects. Partners from the adjacent area are subject to the 20% rule. This means that the programme may report costs incurred by partners located on the territory of these areas to the limit of 20% of its ERDF budget.

Associated organisations are those entities that claim no refund from the ERDF (e.g. because they are for-profit organisations or are located outside the eligible area). They participate in the projects by signing the letter of commitment and contribute own resources (e.g. cash, working time) for covering all project-related expenditures. Associated organisations cannot receive any revenues out of the SB projects.

The South Baltic Programme excludes observers - partners or associated organisations not taking part actively in the project implementation and providing no (co-)financing from their own resources. Observers cannot be listed in the application form and are consequently not considered in the assessment of project proposals.

For more information please check the Programme Manual

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