The past year ended with good news, for the Interreg South Baltic Joint Secretariat: a total of 16 applications received in the course of the 6th call for proposal and under the fields of green technologies, sustainable development, sustainable transport, cooperation capacity and skills development.
How was it possible all that? How can it be demonstrated? Certainly, first of all, this is not a matter of lucky or fortuity but the result of the joint efforts made by each staffer making up the team as a whole. For instance, it can be confirmed through the meeting organized by the Interreg South Baltic Joint Secretariat on 27-28 November 2018, in Gdańsk (Poland) and in which different Polish, Lithuanian, Swedish and Danish CPs (= Contact Points) took part. In the first day participants discussed not only the goals related to some of their projects achieved until that moment but also eventual initiatives to plan for the next year. During the second day participants were involved in order to issue, in particular, interesting topics like the importance of informing all potential target groups as concerns the way these can enormously benefit from the outcomes of each approved proposal in line with the Interreg South Baltic Programme 2014-2020: for instance, by improving the cross-border projects management.
At a later time, precisely on 4-5 December, the Interreg South Baltic Joint Secretariat organized a training session, always in Gdańsk, with special attention to the fundamental role played by the project communication. In addition, amongst the arguments dealt with the event at issue, the strategic value connected to communication to disseminate a successful project by using various social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.
However, the Interreg South Baltic Joint Secretariat has never stopped working in spite of the busy end of the last year, and it can be proved while taking into consideration the fact that its staffers are still publishing and sharing new open calls for proposals as well as they are planning in close liaison with both the European Commission and the Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs the 10th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, which in turn will be held in Gdańsk on 12-13 June 2019 and focused mainly on circular economy.