About

About

HA Neighbours

Horizontal Action Neighbours is one of the four Horizontal Actions in EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). It was included to the EUSBSR Action Plan in February 2013. The Strategy is an agreement between the Member States of the EU and the European Commission to strengthen cooperation between the countries bordering the Baltic Sea in order to meet the common challenges facing these countries today.

The Strategy has three main objectives (Save the Sea, Increase prosperity and Connect the Region) which all have several sub-objectives. The actions to attain these objectives are coordinated by Policy Areas (PAs) and Horizontal Actions (HAs). Policy Areas focus on thematic issues such as bioeconomy and Horizontal Actions on larger scale matters like the climate or international relations like HA Neighbours.

The set up of HA Neighbours was based on the understanding that close cooperation between EU Member States and neighbouring countries, at national, regional and local level, is vital to tackle jointly many of the challenges in Baltic Sea region, and to exploit fully its development potential.

The main purpose of this HA is to bring together stakeholders in the EU and neighbouring countries, especially the North Western territories of the Russian Federation, in a constructive, mutually advantageous manner. In addition, HA Neighbours seeks to enhance cooperation with Norwegian, Belarussian and Icelandic partners in the Baltic Sea region. The main goal is to to promote dialogue and facilitate cooperation across the borders.

Duration and Funding

The EUSBSR has been around since 2009 and the HA Neighbours from 2013. First the work began with funding directly from the European Commission and after the first two project periods HA Neighbours´inputs and outputs have been organized around INTERREG BSR´s funding cycles. HA Neighbours has received funding so far from three cycles. Here we have gathered information about the earlier as well as the current project periods.

Basic Information

  • Funding Source: Interreg BSR Call P3
  • Project Name: EUSBSR Horizontal Action Neighbours
  • Project Acronym: HA Neighbours / HA N

Duration and Funding

  • Duration of the project: 10/2018 – 9/2020
  • Total Project budget: 200 000.00 €
  • Of which Interreg Support: 170 000.00 €

Basic Information

  • Funding Source: Interreg BSR Call P2
  • Project Name: EUSBSR Horizontal Action Neighbours
  • Project Acronym: HA Neighbours / HA N

Duration and Funding

  • Duration of the project: 6/2016 – 7/2018
  • Total Project budget: 199 240.00€
  • Of which Interreg Support: 169 354.00€

Basic Information

  • Funding Source: Interreg BSR Call P1 Split
  • Project Name: EUSBSR Horizontal Action Neighbours
  • Project Acronym: HA Neighbours / HA N

Duration and Funding

  • Duration of the project: 7/2015 – 6/2016
  • Total Project budget: 68 600.00€
  • Of which Interreg Support: 58 310.00€

Basic Information

  • Funding Source: European Comission
  • Project Name: EUSBSR Horizontal Action Neighbours
  • Project Acronym: HA Neighbours / HA N

Duration and Funding

  • Duration of the project: 11/2014 – 11/2015
  • Total Project budget: 87 466.00€
  • Of which support from the European Commission: 75 221.00€

Basic Information

  • Funding Source: European Comission
  • Project Name: EUSBSR Horizontal Action Neighbours
  • Project Acronym: HA Neighbours / HA N

Duration and Funding

  • Duration of the project: 11/2012 – 2/2014
  • Total Project budget: 70 000.00€
  • Of which support from the European Commission: 60 000.00€