Act Local improved local employment possibilities in rural areas

The project improvement local labour market opportunities by implementing community service pilots based on local development plans. The development plans and pilots were implemented in four regions – Ape, Alutaguse, Engure and Setomaa.

Improved community

TELL improved social inclusion among young immigrants

During its implementation, the TELL project organised workshops for young immigrants aged between 16-29.

Improved community

HEAT resulted in four integrated urban plans

The HEAT project contributed to the planning of healthier, more active and inclusive urban areas in the Central Baltic region, in which biking is a safe, popular and acceptable mode of transport. 

Urban area covered with integrated urban management
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Springboard established 14 co-operating and four joint companies

Springboard met and exceeded its result indicators. Great cross-border business teams were established and cooperative and joint companies were registered. The jointly designed and implemented cross-border cooperation model worked well and formed a sustainable formula for future start-up development. In total, 14 co-operating and four joint companies were established.

Joint knowledge intensive enterprise
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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