Lithuanian Presidency 2020-2021

Project Support Facility

The 2021 Project Support Facility funding call focused on innovative solutions for strengthening resilience and inclusiveness in the BSR during a period of crisis. CBSS received 55 submitted PSF applications, from which the following eight projects were selected by the CBSS Committee of Senior Officials.

A Safe Place

Lead Partner: Active Youth Association in partnership with Lithuania, Sweden, Latvia, Poland.

The project aims to address the widespread phenomenon of domestic violence in the Baltics, to support women who are increasingly victims of violence during the ongoing worldwide pandemic and to educate and train people working with domestic violence.

Resilient Child Protection Systems around the Baltic Sea

Lead Partner: The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and family Affairs (Bufdir) in partnership with Norway, Iceland, Estonia, Lithuania, Germany and Finland. 

The project is designed to support the implementation of the CAR strategic priority to bolster national child protection systems, and to address concerns regarding the impact of Covid-19 and other forms of crisis on the protection of children at risk.

Rural Cultural Planning 

Lead Partner: Danish Cultural Institute in partnership with Denmark, Latvia, Russia

RuralCulturalPlanning is born out of the experience and knowledge accumulated in the ongoing Interreg BSR project UrbCulturalPlanning (2019-2021). The project seeks to support rural areas to unleash their full potential within municipality, community and cultural sector.  

Building resilient and inclusive sustainable maritime tourism in the Baltic Sea Region

Lead Partner: Fundacja Motus in partnership with Poland, Estonia and Lithuania

The overall objective of the project is to initiate the methodology and institutional framework for the future development of the resilient and inclusive cross-Baltic sustainable tourism through promoting sustainable and digital solutions applicable to the sector.

Creative Waves – Baltic Sisterhood for Change

Lead Partner: Intercult Productions ek.för. in partnership with Sweden, Poland and Estonia.

The project objective is to empower representatives of vulnerable groups: women, youth and immigrants by bringing together traditional social relations and cultural activities with contemporary demands via innovative digital and cultural tools. 

Child sexual abuse crimes in media-coverage: Providing expertise for sustainable media support of the CSA crimes surviviors in the Baltic Sea Region

Lead Partner: Stellit (Regional Public Organization of Social Projects in the Sphere of Population’s Well-Being “Stellit”) in partnership with Russia, Estonia and Germany 

The objective of this project is to investigate CSA-related media coverage and establish the harmful narratives, myths and stereotypes, to develop practical recommendations for journalists and other relevant stakeholders, to train key stakeholders, disseminate study results, and raise public awareness as well as to establish an international network of scientists, child protection stakeholders and media professionals for future collaboration, information and practice sharing. 

Improving communication with migrants for crisis preparedness: lessons learned from COVID-19

Lead Partner: Tallinn University in partnership with Estonia, Finland and Latvia

This project aims at developing an appropriate communication plan, based on effective translation practices and policies, which can provide a quick response to the current crisis and future emergency situations in disseminating relevant information among migrant communities. It also seeks to strengthen cooperation between the states of the Sea Baltic Region to deal with cross-border emergencies and use the knowledge generated by this cooperation to tackle problems at the local/state level. 

DE-PL-LT Civic Education for Resilience of Communities to Crises by creating a system of modern training as well as professional qualifications for civil protection educators

Lead Partner: Sejny Municipality in partnership with Poland, Lithuania and Germany

The aim of the project is to adopt a comprehensive concept of civic resilience. Resilience is seen as an intertwining of social, political, economic, environmental and military factors, not just as the ability to oppose conventional external aggression. Civil protection, by providing local resilience, is seen as the key for success in the project.