Results

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Lakesperience succeeded in creating a joint Central Baltic tourist attraction

The project managed to develop partnering lake areas into a joint sustainable tourism attraction with joint values and to connect the lake tourism service products to it. In the core of the joint tourism attraction and products was the joint positioning theme/brand Nordic-Baltic Lake Trails that was developed in the beginning of the project. Joint positioning theme was utilized in the product development workshops and in developing sales manuals. Based on the joint positioning theme, a Lakesperience marketing strategy was developed.

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BATSECO-BOAT improved sewage collecting services in 20 locations

The BATSECO-BOAT project achievements are based on making investments in altogether 11 new sewage pump-out stations, which of five are located in Finland, four in Estonia and two in Sweden. In Finland the project supported also the renovation of altogether nine old floating pump-out stations, so that those could be used for another 10 years.

At the end of project duration, the BATSECO-BOAT project has improved sewage collecting services in altogether 20 locations.

Improved small port
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SEABASED helped to improve the status of marine area by reducing nutrients from the seabed

Eutrophication is one of the most large-scale problems of the Baltic Sea. While the nutrient load from land-based sources has been cut significantly during past decades, nutrients that are stored in the seabed and are being released from the sediment back to the waterbody.  
 
Reduction of nutrients, hazardous substances and toxins inflow into the Baltic

Baltic Wings developed birdwatching prerequisites at Central Baltic area

The Baltic Wings project helped to develop the Central Baltic area as a nature and birdwatching destination.

Swedish, Latvian and Åland partners put their efforts on developing sustainable birding tourism in the region with the help of marketing activities, bird guide training and long-lasting infrastructure investments, such as built birding towers, platforms and hides. Especially capacity strengthening had a major role in the project, and it was done in cooperation with local entrepreneurs, lodges, stores and local food providers.

The EfficientFlow project improved the flow of goods and passengers through the two corridors of Gävle-Rauma and Stockholm-Turku in Baltic Sea Region by implementation of Sea Traffic Management concept

The EfficientFlow project improved the flow of goods and passengers through the two corridors of Gävle-Rauma and Stockholm-Turku in Baltic Sea Region by implementation of Sea Traffic Management concept.

The project had two blocks of activities:

1. Port flow optimisation - development of Port Activity Application

Improved transport flow of goods
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Coast4us project resulted in 8 sustainable development plans for pilot regions around the Baltic coast

The aim of the project Coast4us was to develop a holistic and inclusive approach to the spatial and community development planning process by involving stakeholders of different interests to create sustainable marine and coastal development plans at different levels, including at community grassroots level.

During this project, partners worked in three main, interlinked areas:

Marine/coastal area with improved management

ICT security skills on the vocational education level

The ICT Security Specialist curriculum was developed in English and localized for Estonia, Latvia, and Finland. 8 VET schools from Estonia, 5 schools from Latvia and 12 schools from Finland have been involved in project activities and teacher training and are preparing themselves to use the developed curricula.
Most important outcomes: 

Aligned vocational education and training programme

The CoMe Strong project activated older men in a risk of social exclusion

The CoMe Strong project aimed at activating inactive men aged 45-75 who were in a risk of social exclusion due to unemployment, loneliness and lack of family and friends. Partners from Turku and Tartu initiated a new model to activate the men by establishing Come Strong clubs which were places for men to gather and plan meaningful activities they wished to implement. The model was later presented for the social and health care professionals.

Improved community

Much more contributed to social inclusion of the middle-aged men with addiction problems in their past

The Much more project contributed to better social inclusion of the middle-aged men who have had addiction problems in their past. The project objective was to provide social support for men and thus empower them to reunite with their families and the society. Over 120 men were reached through peer-group activities in Sweden, Latvia and Finland.

Improved community

Heawater improved water quality in selected small urban rivers

The project Heawater improved water quality in selected small urban rivers by preventing nutrients and hazardous substances inflow from watersheds to Baltic Sea.

Partners from Estonia, Sweden and Finland developed and tested new technological solutions that were specially designed for small rivers to reduce pollution load. The most suitable solution for each selected small river was tested as part of the pilot investments that were carried out in Tallinn, Söderhamn and Turku. Monitoring data shows reduction in concentration of selected indicators more than 10%.

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

ACTIVE AGE improved an equal access of long-term unemployed seniors to labour market in rural areas

The main result of the project - social well-being of local people aged 55+ has been improved through higher employment and incomes. Participants of the project gained practical skills, knowledge, self-esteem, self-confidence. Motivation of seniors have improved and they have better access to local labor market now, some seniors have already found a new job.
 

Improved community

Smart E67 improved the transport corridor Via Baltica (road E67)

Project improved the transport corridor Via Baltica (road E67), a key North-South direction transport corridor in Estonia and Latvia by taking into use Intelligent Transport System. Project activities included installation of new road weather stations, different variable message and warning signs as well as improvement of the existing traffic lights by making them to work in adaptive regime considering impulses given by traffic sensors.

Improved transport flow of goods