Results

Footprints of Defence in the Archipelago

The DefenceArch project created a tourism attraction consisting of existing, though almost untapped defence historical sites in the archipelago: the Gålö seal farm in Sweden close to the capital city Stokckholm, the Bomarsund fortress in Åland, the southern cape of Örö and Korpoström in Turku archipelago.

Joint tourist attraction

Waterchain - prevention of nutrients inflows in the Baltic Sea

Project Waterchain tackled the prevention of water pollution by using spatial planning and source-specific cost-effective technological solutions for water treatment including both science-based ones as well as practical knowledge. The cross-border co-operation partnership set up in the framework of Waterchain project, enabled by the wide complementary expertise of Finnish (incl.

Reduction of nutrients, hazardous substances and toxins inflow into the Baltic

EDU-RAIL - harmonization of VET programs in railway engineering, transport and logistics

During its lifecycle, project EDU-RAIL tackled the fragmentation of VET in the field of railway engineering, transport and logistics in the Central Baltic region by aligning five specialization modules. The modules, 15 ECTS each, were developed by project partners in Estonia, Latvia and Finland. The study modules take into account the regional labor market needs, including joint regional aspects and the shared challenges related to the further integration with the European Railway system.
 
This resulted in the development of:
 

Aligned vocational education and training programme

PortMate - improved safety and resource efficient services in small ports

Project partnership worked during end 2016-end 2019 to improve services in 19 small ports in Finland, Sweden, and Åland (Rauma, Gävle, Söderhamn, Kökar, Sottunga and other small ports nearby). A considerable part of the project budget and resources was devoted to the upgrade of investments – service houses, waste management solutions, drinking water, lighting, renewable energy by solar panels, etc, which is a valuable achievement that is used by boaters and other small port users today and during coming years.
 

Improved small port

PRIME - training programmes for young migrants

To promote the social and economic integration of young migrants aged 18-30 years who have limited knowledge of the host country’s language & culture and lack social capital & support, the project PRIME developed and piloted a training programme targeting young migrants with a refugee background in Linköping, Sweden and foreign students in Riga, Latvia.
 

Improved community

NURED aligned curricula for home-care nurses

NURED project developed two new aligned curricula for future home-care nurses in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, and Sweden. The curricula were developed considering stakeholder needs: the partners created pilot versions of four different modules based on surveys conducted with home care staff in 2017-2018. The surveys’ results revealed the differences in home care nursing practices in all four partner countries.
 
The available modules are:

Aligned vocational education and training programme

ARC - Engaging refugees in meaningful activities

ARC improved social inclusion of immigrants with a refugee background. During its implementation, the project found new and cost-effective methods to create meaningful activities for their target group.

The project implemented a variety of activities that included mostly gardening but also other type activities such as building small greenhouses, participation in running a radio station and language classes. Some of the activities provided participants with study credits, thus advancing their position in getting a degree and improving their chances on the labour market.

Improved community

FinEst Smart Mobility project - Innovative mobility solutions in a cross-border environment

The ferry connection between Helsinki West Harbour and Tallinn Old City Harbour is one of the busiest in the world with over 8 million annual passengers. Current traffic creates substantial congestion, noise and other negative externalities at both ports and in both cities.
 
FinEst Smart Mobility piloted five ICT solutions in the harbours and adjacent areas, to find solutions for these challenges. The pilots focused on better integration of different transport modes in inner-city and cross-border traffic.
 
The main results of the project:

Improved transport flow of goods

Plan4Blue - maritime spatial planning for future

The Plan4Blue project worked with Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP), under which it produced four future scenarios to support planning and management activities.

These scenarios discuss:

  1. Marine energy
  2. The maritime cluster
  3. Blue bioeconomy & subsea resources and
  4. Maritime tourism.

Planning was improved in the Finnish Gulf area between Finland and Estonia. Also, Russia and Åland islands were included on an information exchange level.

Marine/coastal area with improved management

HPP - training future professionals in health promotion

An important issue related to sustainable development is holistic human health and wellbeing. In order for people to learn how to care for their health and wellbeing themselves, future professionals from different fields need to be trained in how holistic human health and wellbeing promotion.

Central Baltic HPP - Health Promotion Programme – a cross-border cooperation project between Helsinki-Uusimaa and Läänemaa region, tackled this challenge by:

Aligned vocational education and training programme

LiviHeri - experiencing cultural heritage in UNESCO World Heritage towns.

Preserving the spirit of a city whilst developing tourist attractions can be a challenge. Central Baltic project LiviHeri accepted it. As a result, the project established the following tourist attractions in the UNESCO World Heritage towns of Rauma (Finland), Visby (Sweden), Kuldiga and Aizpute (Latvia).

The tourist attractions the project developed are:

Joint tourist attraction

LightsOn! - historical sites as a joint attraction

The project LightsOn! combined eight historical sites in Finland and Estonia into a joint attraction. This was achieved through activities that included e.g. themed events with light installations, a mobile application and an entrepreneur training programme. The training resulted in better involvement of local communities whereas the events (16 in total) helped raise awareness about the sites and attracted new target groups. The events advanced marketing as well which was done under a single visual appearance as an event locations. 
 

Joint tourist attraction