P3 Well-connected region
3.2. Improved services of existing small ports to improve local and regional mobility and contribute to tourism development
Archipelago and Islands
01.02.2018 - 30.04.2021
€8 205 287
€6 243 202
To plan a trip spontaneously, it is crucial to be able to find reliable information. The availability of highly valued harmonized standards like Blue Flag and Blue Star Marina in a harbor, usually influences travelers in their choice of (next) destination.
Maritime and coastal destinations are a growing trend among families, youth and middle-aged tourists. Visitors’ expectations towards service quality is very high. Keywords are clean facilities, service variety, availability of modern technologies, safety etc. The quality of facilities differs in harbors substantially. Uncoordinated small harbors’ actions are not sufficient to improve the service level.
The aim of the project is to help harbors transform into attractive and modern ports by connecting harbors & other relevant actors across CB borders to jointly enhance the level of services. The motto of the entire project is: “Opening the door to a destination”. As a result of the project, a Visitor-friendly harbor is opened not only for (boat)tourists but also for hikers, cyclists, families from the village nearby/beyond. Dockside pedestals should provide 2-or 3-phase electricity along with drinking & non-potable water. Laundry, modern mooring, ship logs, BerthMaster online etc will be a definite part of available services in harbors
Ålands Utvecklings Ab
Partner budget: 3.649.999 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 2.737.499 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 1.005.894 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 754.421 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 818.465 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 613.849 EUR ERDF
Skärgårdsstiftelsen i Stockholms län
Partner budget: 259.430 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 194.573 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 1.579.139 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 1.184.354 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 892.360 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 758.506 EUR ERDF
Företagsam Skärgård r.f.
Ålands Natur & Miljö r.f.
Smart Marina improved 32 small ports
The main achievement of the project was the improvement of 32 small ports and a Blue Flag certification of 17 upgraded harbours with a clear environmental signature.
Project improved conditions and service level in 32 small ports on the coast of the Baltic Sea in Estonia, Sweden, Finland and Åland. Ports invested in construction or renovation of service buildings including saunas, toilets, kitchens, etc., in improving quality of drinking water, wastewater and garbage treatment, green technology (solar panels), electrical pedestals, floating piers and pontoons. Safety training for harbour personnel was an important activity as well.
Project developed a Smart Marina app that can be used by boaters for finding location, get information about the destination and safety sailing guidance into the guestharbours. App can be downloaded from App-store or GooglePlay.
Sharing best practices between harbour owners and operators has been an additional value from the project. Joint marketing of the region, it’s ports and sailing opportunities is another valuable output of the cooperation.
- Improved conditions and service level in 32 small ports
- Safety training for harbour personnel
- Smart Marina app