UMBRELLA project is looking for independent experts

UMBRELLA project is looking for independent experts from Denmark, Sweden, Lithuania, Poland and Germany, and other EU countries to engage in a pool of experts to support UMBRELLA’s potential beneficiaries.



Umbrella is a project financed by INTERREG South Baltic. Approved in November 2017, it was officially launched on 14th-15th February 2018 and now it is in its initial phase. The project is framed in the priority axis V of the SBP: improve the cooperation capacity of local South Baltic area actors through participation in cross-border networks.

The overall objective of the project is to initiate a process of capacity building involving small municipalities, NGOs and other local/ regional organizations in order to transfer the knowledge and capacities, and to include them in the current cross-border cooperation networks.

To do so, Umbrella will map stakeholders and will offer them different tailor-made solutions according to their “level of knowledge” and integration in cross-border cooperation and project management. Therefore, the following actions will be implemented:


  • National training and trainings for trainers to respond to specific requirements, problems and barriers in every region covered by Umbrella;
  • Micro-activities (like study visits, conferences, reports on particular aspects of cooperation) to help beneficiaries better understand the added value of cross-border cooperation. Beneficiaries will be able to use knowledge, expertise and experience gained to later submit full-scale or small-scale applications to regular SBP or other ETC Funds calls for projects;
  • Cross-border workshops & “Rent-an-expert” service to offer beneficiaries -who will have identified relevant themes or concrete ideas- a chance for developing projects and to start concrete cooperation in joint projects;
  • Cross-border Conferences with PA Panels: to provide beneficiaries with relevant information in specific thematic areas for the preparation of future project applications.

An expert could be hired to:
– Participate in Cross-border workshops organized for Umbrella’s beneficiaries that have
identified relevant themes or concrete ideas for the development of projects. Experts will be
invited as lecturers and/ or panellists.- Guide/ support through Umbrella’s “Rent-an-expert” facility.
– Participate in micro-activities.
– Assist in writing projects proposals through the “Rent-an-expert” facility.

Experts will receive all the necessary support-material in advance, once he/she will be contacted for
the implementation of a task, to ensure professionality.

See the full  Umbrella_Call for experts_ final and apply now using this template: Application_ rent an expert_modified 12.02.2019

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The content of this website is the sole responsibility of the author and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union, the Managing Authority or the Joint Secretariat of the South Baltic Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020. The project UMBRELLA is partly financed from the Interreg South Baltic Programme 2014-2020 through the European Regional Development Fund.
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