ClientThe Interreg Baltic Sea Region (BSR) Programme
The Interreg Baltic Sea Region (BSR) Programme is the EU-financed initiative to strengthen integrated territorial development and cooperation for a more innovative, better accessible, and sustainable Baltic Sea Region. During the financing period of 2014–2020, the BSR Programme focused on the capacity for innovation, efficient management of natural resources and sustainable transport.
Our team was honoured to evaluate how the Interreg BSR Programme achieved its aims and established impact and how the funded projects met their objectives.
Interreg is a tool of the European Union’s cohesion policy, which aims to solve cross-border problems and jointly develop the potential of different territories to be greener, smarter, and better connected. The Programme addresses risks and problems that the state cannot solve alone and in which transnational cooperation is necessary. The Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014-2020
Programme co-financed approximately 200 projects in the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea (see Figure 1). Each project played a role in making the region more innovative, sustainable, and accessible.
Our analysis shows the Programme has achieved its objectives despite the COVID-19 crisis:
Intensity of the cooperation across the projects
The BSR Programme successfully reached its objectives with some unexpected (or not) hindrances. This final report evaluates its progress in achieving the targets set for the result indicators that measure the institutional capacities of the Programme’s target groups.
It offers valuable insights for future programmes in the region.