The aim of the project “Innovative Services for International Talents – Easier Access to the Central Baltic Sea Region (EXPAT)” was to develop a common platform for providing innovative services to increase the interaction among the expats, locals and private and public service providers.

The project seeked to facilitate the improvement of services and networks available to the international talents and their families before their departure from their home country, upon their arrival in the region and during their stay. The platform provides easier access to employment opportunities and to a better quality of life in the Central Baltic Sea Region.

EXPAT developed a common platform for the provision of innovative services (so-called “soft-landing and soft-departure services”) to increase interaction amongst expats, locals and private as well as public service providers. The project thus facilitated the exchange and use of innovative services that could promote social networking in the region. Furthermore, the project compiled policy recommendations for local, regional and national authorities and other stakeholders involved in the interaction with expats.

See more information on the project’s webpage.

The project was funded from the European Regional Development Fund, Central Baltic Interreg IVA Programme.

The Estonian partnership was carried out by HeiVäl Consulting OÜ. For more information, contact Kaido Väljaots: