Flagship - Baltic Sea Tourism Center (BSTC)

The BSTC project is one of the light house projects in PA Tourism and of strategic importance for the implementation of the Action Plan. It is a flagship under the EUSBSR and primarily contributes to sub-action 1.2 - Promote the establishment of a Baltic Sea Tourism Center (BSTC). The project has received seed money from the EUSBSR Seed Money Facility in 2015. The main project was approved in the 2nd call of the Interreg South Baltic Programme.

Project title

Baltic Sea Tourism Center – Sustainable development structures for ACTIVE TOURISM


  1. set-up operational structures for sustainable tourism communication and cooperation at transnational level (BSTC service unit)
  2. investigate, develop and implement sustainable ACTIVE TOURISM products in the green and blue tourism market around cultural and natural heritage assets to extend the tourist season
  3. launch a smart international destination campaign in selected source markets to increase the number of international visitors to the SBR


  1. Interreg South Baltic Programme 2014-2020
  2. Priority axis 2: Exploiting the environmental and cultural potential of the South Baltic area for the blue and green growth
  3. Specific objective 2.1: Increased development of the South Baltic area’s natural and cultural heritage assets into sustainable tourist destinations
  4. Total budget: EUR 1.502.935,50
  5. ERDF co-financing: EUR 1.245.738,68
  6. Own contribution: EUR 257.196,82
  7. Project duration: 01.01.2017 – 31.12.2019


PP01 – Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Tourist Board (LP), DE
PP02 – Pomorskie Tourist Board, PL
PP03 – Danish Tourism Innovation - Visit East Denmark, DK
PP04 – Stralsund University of Applied Sciences: School of Business Studies – Baltic Management Studies, DE
PP05 – Association "Klaipėda region", LT

EUSBSR-related information

  1. Flagship status: completed
  2. PA Tourism support letter: N/A
  3. EUSBSR Action Plan PA Tourism contribution: sub-actions 1.1, 1.2, action 2.