Projects

The activities and initiatives carried out within the framework of the Bothnian Bay Coastal Inter-Municial Cooperation are jointly financed by the five municipalities. For certain specific development initiatives, additional funds are sought for external project financing.

Project with co-financing

Preliminary study for future development of the coast and archipelago of the Bothnian Bay

The project is being implemented due to the Bothnian Bay coastal cooperation planning to implement major investments in infrastructure and other capacity-increasing measures in the area. The project aims to meet long-term goals of an accessible and attractive coast and archipelago, a rich outdoor life, improved public health, improved conditions for companies in the tourist industry, reduced emissions to air and water from boat traffic and an otherwise sustainable use of the archipelago. The project is funded with support from Region Norrbotten and Region Västerbotten. The project must be reported to the regions no later than May 2022.

Destination development in the Bothnian Bay archipelago

The project was carried out during 2018 to 2020. The purpose of the project is to create increased accessibility to a number of destinations in the Bothnian Bay coast and archipelago through an investment in expanded service functions. Service functions in the form of, for example, guest jetties, dry toilets, barbecue areas, footbridges, etc. ensure that more people can visit the area in a sustainable way, ie without damaging the sensitive archipelago environment. The project was financed with the support of Region Norrbotten Region and Region Västerbotten. A final report with a description of the project's implementation and results has been produced after the project has ended..

Information signs in the Bothnian Bay archipelago

The project was carried out between 2017 and 2020. The purpose of the project was to welcome and spread information about different places in the coast and archipelago. The project produced 54 site-specific signs that were set up in the area from Kataja in the Haparanda archipelago down to Lövsele-Noret in Skellefteå. The signs present local information about the destination and some general information about the area as a whole. The project was funded with support from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, Swedish Lapland Visitors Board, Heart of Lapland, Visit Luleå, Visit Piteå and Visit Skellefteå. A final report with a description of the project's implementation and results has been produced after the project has ended.

Development measures in the Bothnian Bay archipelago

The project was carried out between 2011 and 2014. The project's purpose was to increase the archipelago's attractiveness and accessibility so that municipal citizens and visitors have the opportunity to discover and use the archipelago with regard to and preservation of natural and cultural values, environment and landscape. A large number of initiatives were carried out in several places in the archipelago. Among other things, harbor improvements were carried out on Haparanda Sandskär, rental cottage on Renskär, dredging of Trollerisundet and Pite-Rönnskär and Bondökanalen in Piteå. In total, the project comprised just over SEK 65 million, of which approximately SEK 34 million was financed with support from the Regional Fund, the County Administrative Board of Norrbotten, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and others. A description of the project is included in a report on the collaboration between 2006-2019.

Collaboration and product development in the Bothnian Bay coast and archipelago

The project was implemented between 2012 and 2013. The project's goal and purpose was to stimulate companies to collaborate to develop new products that enrich the experience of the destination and increase profitability. The participants in the project were a network of 20 companies in tourism and handicrafts / arts and crafts. The project was co-financed with the support of Leader Mare Boreale. A description of the project is included in a report on the collaboration between 2006-2019.

Boundless Bothnian Bay

The project was carried out between 2011 and 2014. The project was a collaborative project between Sweden and Finland with the aim of strengthening and developing the Bothnian Bay area and its islands as important tourist destinations and as a resource for the business community. Partners were Metsähallitus (Metsähallitus), the cities of Kalajoki and Kokkola, Oulu, Iilaakso Oy, Kemi-Tornio Regional Development Acency, the municipalities of Skellefteå, Luleå, Piteå, Kalix and Haparanda, Bothnian Arc. The project was financed with the support of Interreg IV A Nord. A description of the project is included in a report on the collaboration between 2006-2019.