Seed Funding for Cooperation Projects in the Baltic Sea Region

Deadline: 5 February 2019
Open to: projects with at least three actors in three different countries eligible for support, one of which is Sweden (as main applicant)
Benefits: project funding between USD 10,000 to USD 55,000.


Would your organisation like to start or expand collaborations that contribute to sustainable economic, environmental or social development in the Baltic Sea region? The Swedish Institute provides funding for joint projects in which Swedish organisations meet transnational challenges together with organisations from the Baltic Sea region countries and the countries of the Eastern Partnership.

The Swedish Institute seeks to strengthen Sweden’s relations and develop cooperation with the countries around the Baltic Sea and in their immediate area. Swedish organisations can apply for funding from the Swedish Institute in order to cooperate with organisations in the Baltic Sea region countries and organisations in the EU’s Eastern Partnership countries. The project activities that the Swedish Institute supports via ‘seed funding’ must be clearly linked to one or more of the challenges identified in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea region. Projects including countries in the EU Eastern Partnership must also relate to this framework. Furthermore, projects should help create conditions for long-term, sustainable relations in the region.


  • The main applicant has to be based in Sweden;
  • The application must include at least three actors in three different countries eligible for support, one of which is Sweden (as main applicant);
  • A project can run for no longer than 18 months;
  • Funding For Cooperation Projects In The Baltic Sea Region;
  • Available for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russian Federation, Sweden, Ukraine.


A project can apply for funding between  USD 10,000 to USD 55,000.

How to apply?

In order to apply you must register an account.

For further information, please visit the official webpage.