Criteria for the land-based flagship project
The project can be proposed to grant flagship status if the The label of a flagship project can be given to a project that fulfils the following criteria:
• Flagship project should have at least three partners from different countries with a clear indication of the Lead Partner. The information on the partnership composition is important to ensure that the project will be implemented in a good/professional way.
• Flagship project should have a clear transnational dimension and other traits of a flagship project of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. It should contribute to the implementation of VASAB Long-Term Perspective for the Territorial Development of the Baltic Sea Region and to the overall task of the Horizontal Action to achieve territorial cohesion perspective of the Region by 2030.
• In addition, VASAB Secretariat checks if the project contributes to the Tentative Action Plan for the Implementation of VASAB Tallinn Declaration 2015-2019.
The support letters to the potential flagship projects related to maritime spatial planning are granted by the joint HELCOM-VASAB MSP Working Group. Both HELCOM and VASAB Secretariats serve as contact points.