Fifth call closes on 27 March 2019

Fifth open call for proposals of the South-East Finland – Russia CBC 2014-2020 closes on 27 March 2019 with the financial envelope of € 6,8 Mio. Applications may be submitted to all four priorities:

Priority 1: Lively, active and competitive economy
Priority 2: Innovative, skilled and well-educated area
Priority 3: Attractive, clean environment and region
Priority 4: Well-connected region 

For the fifth call there are some specific criteria and emphasis set by the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) in its meeting on 6 September, which should be considered for the preparation of the proposals. 

  • Maximum duration of the projects awarded from the fifth call is 30 months. This is due to closing schedule of the programme, reflecting to projects’ eligible implementation period until the end of 2022. Maximum duration must be indicated already in the application. 
  • While selecting applications for the awards, a special emphasis shall be given for those proposals increasing institutional capacity of public authorities at municipal level of governance in Russia and Finland, their relevant roles in the partnership and support to sustainable use of the expected results. 

Application document-pack and process are the same as in the previous calls, but the Partnership Statement template is renewed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation. Older versions are not accepted. Go to PROJECTS site for templates. Lead applicant workshops to support finalising of the applications are organised in Finland and Russia in January-February 2019. Dates and places with the registration instructions are published before the winter holiday season.