Attend a cross-border workshop to support you in development of your project idea

Do you have a concrete project idea to be developed on a cross-border level?

Do you want to receive support of a panel of experts that will assess and develop your idea during a workshop?

If the answer for these questions is yes, then you should apply for participation in some of the cross-border workshops arranged by the Capacity Building Project. The workshops are prepared for the potential projects that have already identified ideas for development of projects within the South Baltic Programme.

How does it work?

Before attending the workshop you will be asked to send your project idea to the Capacity Building Project that will distribute it to the panel of experts. The ideas will be presented, discussed and examined with support of the experts. All participants will listen to your presentation and be able to give feed back as well. During the workshops there also will be time for hands-on exercises to improve your project description.

As the workshop will have participants from all over the Programme area it is also an excellent opportunity to find partners. The workshops will have a thematic approach to facilitate for better partner search.

Two cross border workshops are scheduled for March 2011, to connect the 7th call within the South Baltic Programme. The call will be opened from 29 April 2011 to 17 June 2011. The workshops will be arranged as lunch to lunch events and take place in Karlskrona, Sweden March 3 - 4 and in Rostock, Germany in May 9-10.

Two cross border workshops took place in October 2010. If you are interested to know more about our experiences from the cross-border workshop in Klaipeda have a look at this article.

You have to apply for participation and a limited number of prioritized participants (mainly newcomers* in the South Baltic Programme from smaller municipalities and NGO's) will have travel and accommodation paid for by the CAPACITY project. The application forms for attendance have opened. Go to the official webpage to register. Keep track of news about the cross-border workshops at the Capacity Building Projects web site

The workshops will be moderated by Eva-Lisa Ahnström, Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden, who has a long time experience in development and implementation of transnational projects.

Important! Practical information:

Practical information for the cross-border workshop in Rostock can now be found here

  • The workshops are free of charge for participants
  • Working language during the workshops, and for descriptions of project ideas, are English
  • To attend you need to have a formulated project idea that is distributed to the project at least one week prior the workshop to enable the experts to read and reflect on YOUR project idea.

o   Preferred format for the formulated project ideas is the Model for Strategic project Planning-template, word format (DOC) that is found at:
You do not need to answer to all questions in the form, but try to answer as many as possibly in order to have a clear description.
The project idea shall be sent to:

o   You will also need to prepare a presentation to be given at the workshop for the expert panel and other participants.
Maximum time for presentation: 10 minutes.
You may use a power point presentation or any other way of presenting your idea. We can recommend that you somehow do it visual, for a better understanding of what you want to do. NOTE! You do not need to send this prior to the workshop, just be prepared to present at the workshop!

  • In the form in which you apply for attendance, you can apply for reimbursement as well.

o   Reimbursement rules: A limited number of participants will have their travel and accommodation covered by the Capacity Building Project. Newcomers* to the programme are prioritized for reimbursement. Also the submission date for your application is one parameter that will be taken into account when we select who to reimburse.

  • You will have a final approval of attendance, and decision about reimbursement, at the latest 10 days before the workshop (direct after the deadline for applications to attend the workshops) NOTE! Preliminary approvals can be given earlier by the projects contact persons in order to facilitate for the planning of travel.
  • The organizers will provide you with information on chosen hotels, at a good price, for your accommodation during the workshop. This information will be sent to participants when their applications are confirmed.
  • All projects ideas, independent of thematic area are welcomed to any workshop. However there is an aim to keep a thematic division for project ideas between the workshops to facilitate for active partner search for projects addressing:

o   Karlskrona, March 3 - 4: Thematic areas for projects aiming at:
(According to measures in the South Baltic Programme, see: ):

§  1.1 Entrepreneurial development

§  1.2 Integration of higher education and labour markets

§  1.3 Transport accessibility

§  2.4 Local community initiatives

o   Rostock, May 9-10: Thematic areas for projects aiming at:
(According to measures in the South Baltic Programme, see: ):

§  2.1 Management of the Baltic Sea environment

§  2.2 Energy saving and renewable energy

§  2.3 Sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage for regional development

§  and

§  2.4 Local community initiatives


Do you need any further information? Contact Eva-Lisa Ahnström, or the Capacity Building Projects contact person in your country.
Contact details, see:


* Definition of newcomer in the Capacity Building Project:

  • Organisation from the target group that has not been involved in the SBP projects before
  • Organisations from the target group that have been active in the SBP before but have failed with earlier applications
  • Organisations from the target group that have been PP in SBP projects before but now take on the role of LB.


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