The consortium of the Baltic and North Sea Support and Coordination Action (BANOS CSA) represents the leading research and innovation funders of 12 EU
member states and associated states surrounding the Baltic Sea and the North Sea
whose representatives form both the highest decision making body, the BANOS CSA Steering Committee, as well as the 'tasks' oriented Forum of Programme Managers.
The BANOS CSA consortium is coordinated by
BONUS EEIG (European Economic Interest Grouping). This is
the dedicated implementing structure of BONUS, the joint Baltic Sea research
and development programme www.bonusportal.org (TFEU Art. 185 initiative).
The four Strategic Partners of the consortium work in close collaboration with the Consortium and are observers in the BANOS CSA Steering Committee and Forum of Programme Managers. The European Commission has also an observer status in the BANOS CSA.
The Advisory Board of the BANOS CSA consists of experts from different spheres of importance who provide strategic support and guidance to the Consortium.
The BANOS CSA has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No.817574.