Partnerships

Looking for partners for your project?

Partnerships

Looking for partners for your project?

How to find partners?

One of the core tasks of HA Neighbours is to support the initiation of projects with partners from both the EU countries and the non-EU countries in the region. Even the very best project ideas can struggle with finding the best partners for the project and many projects need a wide range of partners for a) to be approved for funding in the first place and b) to be able to deliver the most added value for the region.

It is often easiest to stick with the partners we already know but that is to close the door for the vast amount of different possibilities that exist in the region. The amount of organizations that are part of projects working for the benefit of the Baltic Sea Region is vast and there are still many that could be. The amount is in fact so large that it is not easy to find the right one for your partnership.

There are however ways to deal with this. The funding programmes gather data about the projects they fund including the partners and partnerships behind them. This data is available for us to search in a few different platforms. From the right hand side you can read more about them.

The Keep database is built and maintained by the Interact Programme. It is the only source of aggregated project and partner data in the European Union cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation programmes among the member States, and between member States and neighbouring countries.

The Interreg funding programmes also offer databases regarding their own activities. The advantage of these databases for example when comparing to Keep is that these can be more up to date and it is easier to find what you are looking for from a smaller data set. You might do well to check Keep first and then move on to the smaller ones. These databases do not all have so good filtering options but they perhaps more accessible. Click the pictures to reach each one.

Searching databases is time consuming work if you are not absolutely sure what you are looking for.

If your project idea has potential to further the objectives of the EUSBSR Action Plan and you are either from Russia, Belarus, Norway or Iceland or looking for a partner in one those countries do not hesitate to contact us.

We can assist you in narrowing down your search and putting you in direct contact with just the right people.