Kolarctic CBC Newsletter: 3rd Call for proposals etc.

Published: September 20, 2018

3rd Call for Proposals

Kolarctic CBC will launch the 3rd Call for Proposals on 21st September and it will close on 21st December at 16.00 Finnish time. Organisations can apply for financing from all the Thematic Objectives of the programme:

  • Business and SME development (TO 1)
  • Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation (TO 6)
  • Improvement of accessibility to the regions, development of sustainable and climate-proof transport and communication networks and systems (TO 7)
  • Promotion of border management and border security, mobility and migration management (TO 10)

The Kolarctic CBC Programme encourages especially projects that promote Fluent mobility of people, goods and knowledge through TO 7 and TO 10.

Information about the 3rd CfP is available on https://kolarctic.info/applying/

Information about applying: consultations

During previous calls for proposals, the MA and the Branch Offices have arranged general  information events an announced them in public. During the 3rd call, they will not arrange them in the same way. The new solution is that the MA and the Branch Offices are available for individual consultations and round table discussions. The MA and the Barnch Offices take your proposals about where you would like to meet them, and proposals about possible dates. The programme staff (in cooperation with you clients) can arrange visits according to the needs that you have expressed.

In one consultative event we may invite more than just one organization – it may be reasonable when more than one organization from the same town (remote from us) are interested.

Feel free to contact the Managing Authority or the Branch Office in your country: the contact information is available in https://kolarctic.info/contact-us/

Updated requirements concerning Norwegian and Swedish co-financing

In the Guidelines for the 3rd Call for Proposals, there are new instructions about Swedish and Norwegian co-financing.

A potential Norwegian or Swedish funding institution must receive an application for co-financing at the latest at the same time when the Lead Partner submits the Kolarctic CBC application. If a Norwegian or Swedish Partner submits such an application, a copy of it must be attached to the Kolarctic CBC application. In the absence of such documentation, the Lead Partner or Partners may confirm in the application temporarily co-financing from their own resources.

NOTE that It is important to check application deadlines for the different organizations where you apply for co-financing, they may have different deadlines. Co-financing for the entire project period must be confirmed in writing at least 4 weeks before the application is processed in the JMC.

Arctic Project Clustering Event in Rovaniemi

The Arctic Cooperation Programmes – Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme, Interreg Nord, Interreg Botnia-Atlantica, Kolarctic CBC and Karelia CBC – invites projects to the 2nd Arctic Project Clustering Event on the 7th of November in Rovaniemi, Finland.

The aim of the event is to provide specialists and projects with a forum to meet each other, share experiences and find synergies, new partnerships and possibilities for cooperation. There will also be discussion on Post-2020.

Kolarctic CBC published a ”Save the date” on kolarctic.info on 14 September: https://kolarctic.info/news-and-events/save-the-date-the-2nd-arctic-project-clustering-event-in-november-7-2018/