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CONTENT 2

GREETINGS

311

PROGRAMME PUBLICATIONS

11

KEY INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAMME

315

NETWORKING MEETINGS OF ENPI PROGRAMMES

17

OVERVIEW OF THE SUPPORTED PROJECTS 319

JOINT MONITORING COMMITTEE DECISIONS

323

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION

327

NEXT STEPS

234

List of Awarded Projects

249

PROGRAMME EVENTS

250

Annual Events

282

European Cooperation Days

294

Assistance to Project Implementation

298

Feedback from the Questionnaire for Beneficiaries and Project Partners

303

PROGRAMME IN NUMBERS

304

Common Results

308

Feedback from the Project


GREETINGS

Since 2011 two hundred forty-one partners from Estonia, Latvia and Russia have joined forces in fifty cross-border projects worth approximately 60 million euros. The European Union has contributed toward the largest share of these funds. Activities range from small people-to-people actions related to education, culture and sports to larger projects on the preservation of natural resources and cultural heritage, as well as border efficiency and security. Through these joint initiatives local authorities, civil society organisations, universities and schools, healthcare providers and other partners have built solid cooperation patterns to solve common problems and ultimately increase the prosperity of their regions. In doing so, they have overcome borders, as well as language differences by demonstrating commitment to good neighbourly relations. This is, I believe, the key testimony to the success of the 2007–2013 Estonia-Latvia-Russia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme. This testimony gains significance today, given the current tensions in the relations between the European Union and Russia. I hope it will help in the future to rebuild bridges on a broader scale, once the conditions for it are back in place. This is also why the EU will keep supporting cooperation in the Estonia-Latvia-Russia cross-border area in the period up to 2020, providing new funding opportunities to strengthen the socio-economic development in the regions on both sides of each border. These programmes will continue to have a strong local focus, building on the results already achieved. The overall success of the programme is the result of the day-to-day engagement of the people behind it. I would like to take this opportunity to commend in particular the dedication of all those involved in the programme’s managing and support structures, as well as in providing technical assistance and capacity building.

Christian Danielsson Director-General Directorate-General Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations European Commission

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GREETINGS

I wish to all those involved many new successful projects and fruitful cross-border exchanges!


Dear Friends!

Dear Reader,

More than 10 years ago the EU Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument for cross-border co-operation has been introduced to EU Members States and partner countries.

The Estonia-Latvia-Russia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013 has proved to be one of the most successful Russia-EU regional co-financed initiatives in recent years. Representatives of the three countries and the EC demonstrated an unprecedented spirit of cooperation, mutual collaboration and neighbourhood.

It is really significant to mention that the Estonia-Latvia-Russia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme has become an important instrument for local and regional development for all participating countries. The importance of the results achieved and presented in the current Album is difficult to overestimate.

Thanks to the Programme regional problems have grabbed the attention of the larger public and they are now being solved by common efforts of Russia, EU and partner countries.

The Programme helped to increase the scope of co-operation between border regions both qualitatively and quantitatively, and contributed not only to the socio-economic development of regions involved in the Programme but also answered several macro-regional challenges. These are improvements of the ecological situation of the Baltic Sea by supporting waste water management facilities around Lake Peipsi and establishing the network of environmentally friendly marinas; making movement of people and goods across EU external borders more convenient, modern, and satisfying international requirements and standards by the reconstruction of border crossing points and building road infrastructure; preserving cultural and historical heritage of European importance.

No other cooperation form could encompass such a large variety of activities, among which there is healthcare, culture, history, tourism, facilitation of crossborder movement, environment, etc. The Programme Album you hold in your hands will help to find out more about the efforts put to ensure smooth implementation of the Programme projects and to achieve the best results.

The interest and demand for joint cross-border activities was and remains enormous. It is important that after joint implementation of cooperation projects people are not just partners, but they become friends who know what are their neighbours’ needs, wishes, expectations, plans and they know how to reach joint dreams together.

It goes without saying that the cooperation between the three countries should continue even after the Programme’s closure. That is why together with the Latvian and Estonian partners we are now preparing the new Latvia-Russia and Estonia-Russia Cross-Border Cooperation Programmes. No doubt the new generation of CBC Programmes will be even more successful by capitalizing on the positive experience of cooperation and results achieved during 2007–2013.

Projects and initiatives implemented regionally have become an important basis for more active communication on the ministerial level about regional development and challenges faced by the municipalities near borders.

Margarita Golovko Head of the European Territorial Cooperation Bureau Regional Development Department Estonian Ministry of the Interior

Thinking back to that time and to our expectations, apprehensions and hopes we cherished, we have to recognise that a real breakthrough has happened not only for project partners having carried out a variety of activities but also for the national and regional authorities by being involved in the implementation of the Programme. We take experiences and a good cooperation spirit with us and we are looking into the future and are working diligently to continue the cooperation.

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GREETINGS

Rafael Abramyan Head of the Department for Regional and Cross-Border Cooperation Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

On behalf of the Russian National Authority of Estonia-Latvia-Russia CBC Programme 2007–2013, I would like to thank the Joint Managing Authority and the Joint Technical Secretariat for their professional work and personal involvement in every project, which made the Programme a unique experience for each of us! Good luck!


Dear Friends!

Dear Album reader!

In the period 2007–2013 the new Estonia-Latvia-Russia trilateral Cross-Border Cooperation Programme demonstrated an example of successful joint efforts for the development of the border regions. With this Album we are celebrating results of more than eight years of joint extensive work. We can look back with pride at our achievements, where we see that cooperation can take various formats and within limited investments facilitate a long-term positive impact on territory development. A border can be a barrier but it can also be a gateway and a resource for our regions. Definitely, we all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common spirit of cooperation and similar interests matter more. This Album contains valuable examples of cooperation both on Programme and project level by illustrating various joint cross-border activities and infrastructure objects, common events and visual materials supported by the Programme. Partners from Latvia, Estonia and Russia have done their best to initiate different original project ideas and implement them in a professional way. You can see that the projects tackle various topics, where pooled resources and joint energy helped solve common problems together and boost regional potential. On behalf of the Latvian National Authority, I would like to thank Estonian and Russian colleagues, as well as the European Commission for a constructive dialogue and proactive involvement in the work of the Joint Monitoring Committee. Besides, I would like to highlight the huge role of the Joint Managing Authority and Joint Technical Secretariat that supported the Programme and project partners daily on both sides of the common border to help deliver successful results. I wish to all of us productive and successful cooperation in the future.

THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE ALEXANDER PAVILION IN ALUKSNE LANDSCAPE PARK ON 11 JUNE 2015

Cooperation between Estonia, Latvia and Russia has very deep historical traditions and it was a matter-of-course that in 2007 all three countries took the opportunity provided by the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument to develop the Estonia-Latvia-Russia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme within the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument 2007–2013. At that time the cooperation in the multi-country Programme was a new experience for all three countries, and managing such a programme was even more challenging. I am honoured that the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia took the initiative to accept the role of the Joint Managing Authority of the Programme. Looking back to more than eight years of the cooperation in the Programme’s development and implementation I conclude that managing the Programme was both challenging and exciting and gave us valuable experience. With joint efforts we have facilitated implementation of 50 outstanding Programme projects, which are highlighted in this Album. Competition between projects for almost 60 MEUR of the Programme funding ensured selection of the most needed ideas for the Programme regions. Therefore the Joint Managing Authority and the Joint Technical Secretariat have established close day-to-day communication with each project and partner to facilitate smooth project implementation and accelerate Programme results. Efficiency of the Joint Managing Authority at the same time allowed to reallocate a sufficient technical assistance budget of the Programme administration to support an additional number of projects. This Album is to remind us about excellent work done together and to thank all the involved stakeholders – the European Commission for the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument, Programme Participating countries for the Programme and their enthusiasm and commitment, all final beneficiaries for their project ideas, and last but not least – my colleagues in the Joint Managing Authority and the Joint Technical Secretariat, because all together we have generated the magic of CBC. I am looking forward to a new generation of cooperation programmes to be implemented.

Iruma Kravale Director of the Development Instrument Department Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia

Looking forward to continuation, Truly yours,

Sandis Cakuls

Head of the Joint Managing Authority

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GREETINGS


Dear Readers, It has been a great responsibility, yet a true pleasure to work for the Programme for more than 5 years. It was a challenging time for everybody involved in the implementation of projects and management of the Programme, a lot of things were experienced for the first time. In all our activities, duties, performances the principles of transparency and equal treatment were strongly followed, as in the framework of ENPI CBC equal treatment was ensured for all involved countries on all levels of participation – decision making, financing and implementation of projects. The Joint Technical Secretariat has had a privilege to be a bridge between Programme management and the actual project implementation. Numerous seminars, meetings, consultations and events have been organised to provide assistance to applicants, beneficiaries and partners to ensure recognition of the performed and achieved results of the Programme. It has been an amazing experience to be able to follow how the projects develop and make their progress and how real friendships arise. This Album is a summary of Programme activities and results performed and achieved since 2010. It presents the variety of supported projects, highlights the added value of cooperation and indicates the immense interest of the project applicants to be part of cross-border cooperation (CBC). The Album is a photo-story of a five-year-long history and presents the magic of the CBC – those who have participated once have expressed willingness to continue. I am delighted to take this opportunity to thank the European Commission and National Authorities of Estonia, Latvia and Russia for their genuine interest and efforts in making the Programme successful.

Unda Ozolina I hope this Album will allow you to find out more about the size and scope of the Programme progress made in the past years and will inspire you for new exciting challenges in future.

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GREETINGS

Head of the Joint Technical Secretariat Estonia-Latvia-Russia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2007–2013 within the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument


KEY INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAMME TERRITORY OBJECTIVES BUDGET PARTNERS IN PROJECTS PARTNERSHIPS PARTNERS AND FIELDS


TERRITORY

OBJECTIVES

Estonia: Kirde-Eesti, Lõuna-Eesti, Kesk-Eesti; adjoining area: Põhja-Eesti

The Estonia – Latvia – Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme is implemented within the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument 2007 – 2013.

Latvia: Latgale, Vidzeme; adjoining areas: Riga City and Pieriga Russia: Leningrad region, Pskov region, St.Petersburg City

Strategic objective - promotion of joint development activities for improvement of the region’s competitiveness by utilising its potential and beneficial location in the cross roads between the European Union and the Russian Federation.

241 partners from Estonia, Latvia and Russia are involved in implementation of 50 projects.

Specific objective - making wider border area an attractive place both for its inhabitants and businesses through activities aimed at improving the living standards of local population and investment climate.

Vyborg

ESPOO

HELSINKI

PRIORITIES

SAINT PETERSBURG I

III

KOLPINO III

I III

II

Narva

II

Kohtla-Järve

TALLINN

I

II

Tosno

I

Jõhvi Türi I

Põltsamaa

VELIKIJ NOVGOROD

III

TARTU II

Räpina

II

I

Valga III

Limbazi

Ventspils

I

III

I

Jurmala

I III

II

II

Setomaa Misso

III

Cesis II

RIGA

I

II

Sigulda

II

Balvi I I

Malnava

III

Vilani

SIAULIAI KLAIPEDA

III

I II

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KEY INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAMME

DAUGAVPILS

PANEVEZYS

PSKOV

Smiltene

Madona

Liepaja

II

II III

I

I

I

III

III

- Socio-economic development: Measure 1.1 Fostering of socio-economic development and encouraging business and entrepreneurship; Measure 1.2 Transport, logistics and communication solutions; Measure 1.3 Tourism development. I

VELIKIE LUKI

I II

- location of the Lead Partner and Programme Priority represented I - Socio-economic development / II - Common challenges / III - Promotion people to people cooperation

- Common challenges: Measure 2.1 Joint actions aimed at protection of environment and natural resources; Measure 2.2 Preservation and promotion of cultural and historical heritage and support of local traditional skills; Measure 2.3 Improvement of energy efficiency and promotion of renewable energy sources. II

- Promotion of people to people cooperation: Measure 3.1 Development of local initiative, increasing administrative capacities of local and regional authorities; Measure 3.2 Cooperation in spheres of culture, sport, education, social and health. III

PROJECTS 1st Open Call for Proposals - 25 projects contracted in 2011 - 2012 2nd Restricted Call for Proposals - 20 projects contracted in 2013 Large Scale Projects - 5 projects contracted in 2012 - 2013


Co-financing by the Contribution of the

Contribution of the

Member States

Co-financing by

European Union

Russian Federation

Estonia and Latvia

project partners

43 million €

15.09 million €

0.8 million €

1.59 million €

Partners in Projects Bilateral

Budget 58.89 million € Estonia

Latvia

Russia

15.04 million €

15.78 million €

28.07 million €

Central Estonia

0.28 million €

Latgale Region

10.4 million €

North Estonia

2.48 million €

Pieriga

North-East Estonia

5.02 million €

Riga City

2.05 million €

South Estonia

7.26 million €

Vidzeme Region

1.83 million €

1.5 million €

Leningrad Region Pskov Region

Trilateral

Russia

Estonia

Russia

Bilateral Latvia

Russia

Latvia

1

3

6.70

2 1

3 2

1

4

3

1

million €

Latgale Region

37

23%

4.73

3

2

0

Measure 1.3 12.72 million €

Fostering of socio-economic development and encouraging business and entrepreneurship

Transport, logistics and communication solutions

Tourism development

Measure 2.1 12.81 million € Joint actions aimed at protection of environment and natural resources

million €

18

4.22

million €

12 7

million €

5

million €

8

Measure 3.1 0.66 million €

Measure 3.2 2.93 million €

Preservation and promotion of cultural and historical heritage and support of local traditional skills

Improvement of energy efficiency and promotion of renewable energy sources

Development of local initiative, increasing administrative capacities of local and regional authorities

Cooperation in spheres of culture, sport, education, social and health

Additional financing 9.08 million euro has been made available from the Estonian State budget to the Large Scale Projects with Estonian partners.

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KEY INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAMME

Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

10% 8% 18%

13%

6%

7%

17%

31%

5

3

1.19

million €

7 1.07

million €

5.96

million €

1

Non-Government Organizations

Associations Formed by Public or Public Equivalent Bodies

Public Equivalent Bodies

33%

33%

8%

33%

Leningrad Region

2

0

1

3

2

8

9%

23%

Pskov Region 17%

14%

3% 19%

2% 8%

5

14%

1.64

6%

million €

Public Authorities

Measure 1.1

Measure 1.2

Measure 1.3

Measure 2.1

Measure 2.2

Measure 2.3

Measure 3.1

Measure 3.2

Measure 1.1

Measure 1.2

27%

4%

39% 22%

17%

St. Petersburg City 16%

16%

16%

16%

11% 34%

9%

Measure 1.3

11% 28%

17%

25%

0

17%

6%

1

0

Vidzeme Region

Riga City 17%

2

13.45

8 2.15

Measure 2.3 2.07 million €

39%

13%

Pieriga

20%

milion €

Measure 2.2 6.28 million €

10%

22%

6%

million €

2.61

27%

34%

21

17 2.60

6%

1

11%

Measure 1.2 18.69 million €

11%

10%

13%

million €

South Estonia

North-East Estonia

7% 33%

million €

Measure 1.1 2.73 million €

North Estonia

100%

7.57

73 partners

3.26 million €

Central Estonia

52

48

Estonia

8.6 million €

Estonia

97 partners

71 partners

16.21 million €

St. Petersburg City

Russia

Latvia

Partners and Fields

Partnerships

Measure 2.1

Measure 2.2

Data of April 2015 used in leaflet

16%

Measure 2.3

11% 11%

Measure 3.1

Measure 3.2


OVERVIEW OF THE SUPPORTED PROJECTS


Priority I Measure 1.1

Socio-economic development

Fostering of socioeconomic development and encouraging business and entrepreneurship


FOSTER SME Fostering of Socio-Economic Development and Encouraging Business in Border Areas

Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Fostering economic and social integration in Latvia, Estonia and Russia border areas through intense cooperation of local and regional authorities of Vidzeme region, Vōru county and Pskov region for development of local SME opportunities and encouragement of entrepreneurship Madona Municipality Council (Latvia) ANO Fund of Guarantee and Enterprise Development of Pskov Region (Russia) Võru County Government (Estonia) Associates: Vidzeme Planning Region (Latvia) State Committee of the Pskov Region for Economic Development and Investment Policy (Russia) Võru Municipality Government (Estonia) Antsla Municipality Government (Estonia) Rõuge Municipality Government (Estonia) Vastseliina Municipality Government (Estonia) Misso Municipality Government (Estonia) Võru Town Government (Estonia)

Budget Duration

20

1 084 938.15 EUR 21 months

PRIORITY I / SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.1

Main results reached • Business contact communication social network www.cbclift.com is established for business development with investment offers and a calendar of business events in border areas • Website for potential investors in Võru www.investinvoru.com is developed • Opportunities for local SMEs to develop their business in international markets is ensured • Cooperation Agreement and Working plan for SME development (Memorandum) is signed by Partner organisations to develop the established network


500

150

Purchased and equipped 1 Mobile Business Fair centre in Pskov (Russia) – 500 m2 and a Small Mobile Fair centre of 150 m2 with Business fair equipment Existing Hall in Madona is equipped with modern Business fair equipment

52 In total 52 business events (business fairs, seminars, B2B meetings, regional presentations, round table discussions) were organised

11 SMEs have signed 11 cooperation intents and confirmed their future plans to expand crossborder business

A good neighborhood with countries around us

is usually very important. This project was a tool that helped not only to cooperate in business, but also developed good human relationships and mutual understanding. Madona district can feel like a winner having project results and I am sure that our Estonian and Russian partners as well. Everybody has got good experience and I am sure that companies are ready to continue cooperation to reach new markets and business prosperity.

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Andrejs Ceļapīters, Chairman of Madona Municipality Council


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T&L

1155

Transport and Logistics Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Development of potential of the labour market in the field of transport and logistics in the border areas of Russia and Latvia by improving and broadening accessibility of vocational training programmes Malnava College (Latvia) State Budgetary Educational Institution of Pskov Region “Pskov Agricultural College” (Russia) Academic Park (Latvia) Associates: Latvian National Association of Haulers (Latvia) State enterprise of Pskov Region “Pskovpassazhiravtotrans” (Russia) Joint-stock company “PskovStroyTrans” (Russia) Limited Liability Company “Avtomashservis” (Russia)

Budget Duration

24

219 616.60 EUR 18 months

PRIORITY I / SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.1

Main results reached • Vocational training programme on motor vehicles in the field of transport and logistics is improved • Accessibility of the improved vocational training programme within the Latgale (Latvia) and Pskov (Russia) regions is ensured • Academic staff competence and qualification is raised in motor engineering, diagnostics, exploitation; new skills and knowledge in latest technologies and trends in transport and logistics is obtained • Quality and potential of the trained workforce is raised

1

1 improved vocational training programme on motor vehicles

3 1

3 sets of distance learning equipment and new equipment for the Automotive laboratory is provided Supplementation of 3 study libraries with 1155 new books and study materials on motor vehicles 1 distance learning tool is elaborated


Movement is life for people. Mobility is life for society. Our project had 4 mobility vectors: cross-border cooperation, transport logistics, international education, distance learning. We enjoy the results of the project! We enjoyed the process of the project! We are sure both people and society became richer!” Dr Igors Kabaškins, Project Manager of Academic Park

This project has been one of the most marvellous

and exciting experiences we have ever had! Definitely, it has generated positive changes in both – Malnava College (Latvia) and Pskov Agricultural College (Russia) at cross-multi-level. All the initiatives were targeted at our young people – to help them get better education and promote youth employment in the field of transport and logistics.”

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Viktors Indričāns, Project Manager, Malnava College, Deputy Director for Studies and Research PRIORITY I / SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.1


Main results reached

Heritage Business Promoting the Use of Cultural Heritage and Resources in Product Development in Border Areas Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Development of competitiveness of SMEs from border areas through cross-border cooperation and use of local cultural heritage and resources in product development The Union of Setomaa Rural Municipalities (Estonia) Administration of Pechory District (Russia) Ape Municipality Council (Latvia) Associates: Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Estonia) The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Pskov Region (Russia)

Budget Duration

28

932 389.00 EUR 27 months

PRIORITY I / SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.1

• Improvement of the business environment for small and medium-sized enterprises, cross-border trade, knowledge and skills of SMEs in the project area • Cross-Border Business and Cooperation Centre is established in Pechory (Russia) offering different kinds of support to SMEs, including opening of the Business incubation centre • Improvement of skills and knowledge of school-children in Setomaa (Estonia), Pechory (Russia), Ape (Latvia) about entrepreneurship to ensure future sustainability of the business sector and to reduce unemployment among young people


3800

1000

Creation of the website of Crossborder Business and Co-operation http://bizpechory.ru/

3800 copies of Manual for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) in EST, RUS, LAT about possibilities in using traditional cultural heritage in business are issued 1000 copies of Brochure in RUS about Cross-Border Business and Cooperation in Pechory are issued

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PRIORITY I / SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.1

3 CBC networks created (EST-LAT, LATRUS, EST-RUS) between businesses participated in study tours

Project “Heritage Business” succeeded to improve the competitiveness of SMEs from border areas through the cross-border cooperation and the use of local cultural heritage and resources in product development. Joint seminars and mutual study tours enabled creation of mutual trust and awareness about the benefits of cross-border cooperation among entrepreneurs and to get new fresh ideas for the future. As a result of joint efforts of project partners the Cross-Border Business and Cooperation Centre was established in Pechory, including the incubation centre for start-ups. The centre will be a contact point for SMEs from border areas interested in finding new partners and clients from neighbouring regions. SMEs learned how to use local cultural heritage in product development in small-scale production, tourism, handicraft etc. A business training programme was organised in schools of 3 regions. Student firms participated with great enthusiasm in local, national and international fairs and received many awards. Thanks to the project many students were overwhelmed with the entrepreneurial spirit, which is very important for the sustainable development of border areas.

Margus Timmo, Chairman of the Board, the Union of Setomaa Rural Municipalities


Main results reached

LogOnTrain Logistics and Overland Transport Network for Training “Blue Collars”

• Curricula and training vocational programmes are upgraded to modern international standards and are synchronised with those of university level • Development of teaching methods including access to available simulation, modelling and IT-based software for transport and logistics, introduction of the package laboratory IT-programme of Valga County Vocational Training Centre, introduction of the RFID programme of St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications adapted to actual needs, adaptation of railway costs calculation IT system of St. Petersburg State Transport University to actual needs • Enhanced qualification of trainers of transport, logistics, freightforwarding, warehousing

Project in key words

Fostering socio-economic development through the development of labour market potential with a special focus on cooperation between research and educational institutions and businesses in order to raise the quality of the workforce

Partners (lead partner first)

Valga County Vocational Training Centre (Estonia) Valga County Development Agency (Estonia) Riga State Technical School (Latvia) Latvian Transport Development and Education Association (Latvia) Petersburg State Transport University (Russia) NPMP “North-Western Russia Logistics Development and Information Centre” ILOT (Russia) St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (Russia) Associate: Valga Town Government (Estonia)

Budget Duration

32

452 452.22 EUR 23 months

LogOnTrain project was launched to enhance training of logistics and freight forwarding in vocational schools of border areas by new working out training programmes, raising skills of teaching staff, using simulation, modelling and IT programmes in the training process and creating relevant networks. The new logistics training programme meeting the demands of the European 5th qualification level was worked out, Summer School for Estonian and Latvian teachers of logistics in vocational schools and International Logistics Forum took place creating supporting networks.

Rainer Kuutma, Project Manager, Valga County Vocational Training Centre PRIORITY I / SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.1


3

Summer school for teachers and trainers including seminars on methods of training and qualification courses are organised

2

6

PRIORITY I / SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.1

3 seminars for relevant companies and local/regional authorities in 3 countries 2 promotional campaigns to study transport and logistics in vocational schools

6 master classes, 6 lectures by university professors in vocational schools

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3

Kick-off and final conferences, a website, participation in 6 international logistics and transport events, International Forum “High qualified blue collars – a creative resource for modern cross-border logistics”


4 Investors Regions are to Attract the Investors

Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Fostering socio-economic development of the cooperating regions by improving their competitiveness in attracting foreign investments Foundation Ida-Virumaa Industrial Area Development (Estonia) Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Estonia) Municipal Fund “Ivangorod Centre of Sustainable Development” (Russia) Associates: Committee of the SMEs and Consumer Market Development of Leningrad Region (Russia) Public Institution of Leningrad Region “Leningrad Regional Business Support Center” (Russia)

Budget Duration

36

371 716.00 EUR 14 months

PRIORITY I / SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.1


5 new office work places in Ivangorod and 5 in Narva business incubators are equipped, 2 sets of modern IT-solutions for distant services are provided

Main results reached • Infrastructural pre-conditions for effective starting of the business is improved, comfortable conditions for investors to start the business operation are developed • Planning is completed for the industrial area of 82 ha in Narva (Kulgu industrial park), at least 35 new plots of land is allocated for industrial and logistical companies

5

2

• Marketing seminars for representatives of industrial and logistical companies in St. Petersburg and Tallinn, exchange visits to Ivangorod, St. Petersburg, Narva and Tallinn are organised • Dissemination of advertising and promotional materials, promotion video about Narva industrial and logistics park is produced

“ 1200 The building of the business incubator is repaired; project documentation is completed for the creation of an industrial business incubator Construction projects of technical infrastructure for Kulgu industrial park and business incubator in Kadastiku industrial park (total area 1 200 m2) in Narva is elaborated

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The project has been very essential for us,

succesfull and effective: an investment in the construction of an electrical sub-station, made in the frame of the project, helped to attract a large industrial enterprise, which invested 12 million EUR and will create 380 new jobs that is extremely important for our region. The project has helped our Ivangorod partner to renovate the building and equip the local business incubator and create a modern environment for local accelerating start-ups. Cooperation with partners continues after the end of the project in advising foreign investors, which plan to invest in the Ivangorod-Narva border region. Thanks to the project partners joint efforts the volume of foreign investment in the region could be doubled within next 3 years.

Vadim Orlov, Project Manager, Foundation Development of Ida-Viru Industrial Areas PRIORITY I / SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.1


Measure 1.2

Priority I Socio-economic development

Transport, logistics and communication solutions


ESTLATRUS TRAFFIC Increasing Traffic System Capability within EE-LV-RU International Importance Transport Corridors Project in key words Partners (lead partner first)

Increase of sustainability, capability, accessibility of the transport system in the Estonia-Latvia-Russia border region and development of transport and road information infrastructure. Contribution to increase safety on the cross-border roads Latvian Office of Euroregion “Country of Lakes” (Latvia) Karsava Municipality (Latvia) Kraslava Municipality (Latvia) Rezekne City Council (Latvia) Preili Municipality (Latvia) Ludza Municipality (Latvia) Vilani Municipality (Latvia) Pskov regional public organization “Lake Peipsi Project (Pskov)” (Russia) The Administration of the Pskov District (Russia) The Administration of the Krasnogorodsky District (Russia) The Administration of the Pytalovsky District (Russia) The Administration of Pechorsky District (Russia) Võru Town Government (Estonia) Tartu City Government (Estonia) Associates: Latvian Ministry of Interior Latgale Region State Police Department (Latvia) Road Traffic Safety Directorate (Latvia) Rally club “Ajags LATVIA” (Latvia) Võru Police Station (Estonia)

Budget Duration

42

1 876 570.00 EUR 30 months

PRIORITY I / SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.2

The main target to increase the transport system’s sustainability, capability, accessibility and competitiveness of the EstonianLatvian-Russian border region as the sphere of national interests through exchange and capacity building in visible traffic safety solutions and development of transport and road information was achieved. The handbook and web-based catalogue on innovative streetscape was prepared, several traffic safety campaigns were organised, in total the roads of a distance of 50 km were positively impacted.

Ilze Stabulniece, Project Manager, Latvian Office of Euroregion “Country of Lakes”


300

Main results reached • Public awareness on traffic safety issues is increased after the involvement of 22 207 persons in 4 traffic safety campaigns and 2 forums • The number of accidents on the roads is decreased • Children knowledge on traffic rules is improved due to functioning traffic education parks in border regions • Improvements in the transport and road information infrastructure in 12 Estonian, Latvian and Russian settlements located on the strategic transport corridors of international importance ensure traffic safety for drivers and pedestrians

6325

7

30

Traffic Education Parks are installed in Karsava, Rezekne (Latvia), Pskov, Krasnogorodsk, Pytalovo (Russia), and Võru (Estonia). Altogether 6 325 m2 territory is reconstructed with 7 training equipment sets, 30 training materials sets, 1 testing equipment set

4 international traffic safety campaigns were held:

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PRIORITY I / SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.2

4

49

4697

3

3961

2416

13

60

4

Improvements of transport and road information infrastructure in border regions of Estonia, Latvia, Russia of impacted zone in a distance of 49.09 km of transit streets including: Road surface reconstruction, including lighting 4 697 km, 3 parking places (3 961m2), reconstruction of pedestrian roads 2 416 km, marking streets with plastics 0.439 km, installation of barriers 0.04 km, 13 bus stops, 60 traffic/street signs, 4 welcoming signs, 4 Intelligent Transport System (ITS) sets, 3 recreation areas, 4 information stands, 9 crossings including lighting 15 000 leaflets and 14 600 brochures on traffic safety are issued, 12 000 reflectors are produced

300 Handbooks and a web-based catalogue “Innovative Streetscape Design – Sustainable Transport and Public Space Development in Border Towns of Estonia, Latvia and Russia” is issued


Main results reached

ICT Baltic Baltic ICT Platform

• Increase of the usage of modern ICT by governments of cooperating regions to serve business, educational institutions, public organisation and citizens locally and in crossborder areas • The most modern ICT approaches were demonstrated at Demo Centre presentations and trainings to governmental, public, business sectors to improve their capacity • Web-site developed by Riga Demo Centre: www.rigademocentre.com

Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Budget Duration

46

Setting up the sustainable basis for modern ICT tool exchange, development of new e-government services and communication in cross-border areas Non-Commercial Partnership North-West Funding Service Centre (Russia) European-Russian InnoPartnership (Russia) St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of Russian Academy of Science (Russia) Latvian IT Cluster (Latvia) NGO ICT Demo Center (Estonia) Tartu Science Park (Estonia) 1 625 080.00 EUR 36 months

PRIORITY I / SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.2

• The tool for utilising modern ICT solutions is obtained by governmental bodies and governmental electronic services are developed and piloted


3 years of intensive cooperation

4

29

A network of 4 ICT Demo Centres in Tallinn, Tartu, Riga and St. Petersburg is established

yielded the establishment of 4 modern ICT Demo Centres (DC) with the most up-todate equipment, operation and training facilities, as well as sites for the latest e-service demonstration. The DCs got united in an international network with a common development strategy and I-net platform. New members and partners are weclome!

Elena Kuznetsova, Project Manager, North-West Funding Service Centre

145 29 e-services were elaborated by partner Demo Centres; 145 e-solutions are exhibited in partners Demo Centres

1

48

PRIORITY I / SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.2

3

1 Demo Centre in North Estonia is improved and 3 new Demo Centres in St. Petersburg, Riga and South Estonia are opened and equipped with the most up-to-date computer and demonstration equipment

3 310 delegations and 5 432 visitors from 115 countries visited partner Demo Centres, 37 seminars and trainings were performed, 3 promo videos were produced

3310

5432

115


Main results reached

Safe Road Improvement of Traffic and Border Crossing Possibilities in Värska-Pechory Monastery Road Large Scale Project Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Improvement of border crossing possibilities and traffic safety in Värska-Pechory monastery road for development of South Estonia and Pskov region (Russia) border regions, a better living environment and more favorable business environment, especially for transport/ logistic and tourism sectors Contribution to increase safety on cross-border roads Estonian Road Administration (Estonia) The Administration of Pechorsky District (Russia) Municipal Culture Institution “Pechory Culture Center” (Russia) General Partnership Company “Shans & Co” (Russia) Associates: State Committee of Road Facilities in Pskov Region (Russia) Department for Foreign Economic Relations, State Committee of the Pskov Region for Economic Development and Investment Policy (Russia) Värska Municipality (Estonia) The Union of Setomaa Rural Municipalities (Estonia)

Budget Duration

50

5 879 943.15 EUR 55 months

PRIORITY I / SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.2

• Faster and safer traffic possibilities ensured for trucks and cars in border areas of South-East Estonia and Pskov region (Russia) • Increased cross-border traffic flows from EU to Russian Federation and back through Koidula-Kunichina Gora crossborder points (EST-RUS) • Safer traffic opportunities created for cyclists and foot passengers in border areas of South-East Estonia and Pechory, (Russia) • Traffic accidents in the border area are decreased • Increase of tourists visiting tourism, cultural attractions in border regions of South-Estonia and Pechory (Russia)


14.6

2.4

Reconstructed 14.6 km long road section Reha-Koidula and 2.4 km long road section Värska-Reha (Estonia)

2.1

1.6

52

PRIORITY I / SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.2

0.3

2.1

Constructed 1.6 km long foot/cycle way in Värska village and ca 0.3 km long foot/cycle way in Koidula border area (Estonia), ca 2.1 km foot/cycle ways in Pechory (Russia)

0.5

Reconstructed ca 2.1 km long road from Kunichina Gora frontier point to Pechory monastery (Russia) 0.5 ha parking area constructed for tourism buses in Pechory (Russia)

As the result of the “Safe Road” project high quality road infrastructure is available in the VärskaKoidula-Kunichina Gora-Pechory route for local people, visitors and transport companies. Better and safer traffic possibilities have also been created for cyclists and foot passengers. Regional and municipal organizations responsible for road management in 2 regions received new knowledge and experience in the fields of road safety, road maintenance and repair of main roads, basic and secondary roads and streets.

Janar Taal, the Head of Southern Region Construction Area, Estonian Road Administration


Narva-Ivangorod BCP Complex Reconstruction Border Crossing Points in Ivangorod and in Narva Large Scale Project Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Infrastructure improvement and arrangement of border crossing points (BCPs) Narva-Ivangorod according to the international standards to synchronise their functioning; increase of the capacity of the road and pedestrian BCPs; contribution to the socio-economic development and development of border region competitiveness Estonian Ministry of the Interior (Estonia) Federal Agency for the Development of the State Border Facilities of the Russian Federation (Russia) “State Real Estate” Ltd (Estonia) Direction for Construction and Maitenance of Facilities of Rosgranitsa (Russia) Municipal Fund “Ivangorod Centre for Sustainable Development” (Russia) Associates: Police and Border Guard Board (Estonia) Narva City Government (Estonia) Estonian Tax and Customs Board (Estonia) Administration of the MF “City of Ivangorod” (Russia) Committee for Safety and Order of the Leningrad Region (Russia)

Budget Duration

54

8 221 126.00 EUR 57 months

PRIORITY I / SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.2


Main results reached

6

• Improved capacities of border crossing points sufficient for smooth border crossing, minimisation of the negative effect of existing border barriers • Improvement of accessibility for people with special needs • BCPs functioning synchronized due to infrastructure improvement and arrangement according to the international requirements and standards

In BCPs Parusinka and Ivangorod (Russia): construction of a new terminal (with 6 gates) BCP-1 and pedestrian terminal BCP-2, landscaping, construction of external engineering networks and pavement

• Contribution to the socio-economic development and development of border region competitiveness through improvement of accessibility of the region

On the material side of the project a new pedestrian and vehicle terminal of the Narva-1 Border-Crossing Point on the Estonian-Russian border was established, road pavement between the control area and bridge was reconstructed; technical networks were completed and new equipment was installed. But more importantly – strong working relationships among Estonian and between Estonian and Russian partners were established, constructive cooperation took place, and all will help to renovate more border-crossing facilities in the future ENPI programmes.

” 56

Lilia Zujeva, Project Manager, Estonian Ministry of the Interior

PRIORITY I / SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.2

In BCPs Narva-1, Narva-2 (Estonia): construction of a new pedestrian terminal (with 11 gates), reconstruction of the pedestrian bridge, renovation of customs and border office buildings, carcontrol area, road surface and pavement

11

Unification of border and custom control for trucks, installation of control equipment, X-ray, a video security system and furniture Installation of a complex security and communication system, X-ray, control equipment and furniture


In BCP Vientuli: preparation of technical documentation, basic site preparation work, construction of main buildings of the reconstructed BCP (import flow)

Vientuli-Brunishevo Reconstruction of BCP “Vientuli” (Latvian Republic) and Arrangement of BCP “Brunishevo” (Russian Federation)

Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Budget Duration

58

Large Scale Project

Main results reached

Improvement of infrastructure and increase of capacity of BCP Vientuli (Latvia) and BCP Brunishevo (Russia) improving overall capacity of LatvianRussian border crossing infrastructure

• The increase of qualitative and quantitative capacity of BCPs Vientuli/ Ludonka and Pededze/Brunishevo and improvement of overall capacity of Latvian-Russian border control point infrastructure

State Joint Stock Company “State Real Estate” (Latvia) Federal Agency for the Development of the State Border Facilities of the Russian Federation (Russia) Federal State Budget Institution “Rosgranstroy” (Russia) 9 298 192.00 EUR 57 months

PRIORITY I / SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.2

In BCP Brunishevo priority infrastructure and facilities are arranged: technical design for the reconstruction of the BCP, reconstruction of the building site and perimeter, administrative building and foundation of additional control buildings

• Basis for turning of Vientuli-Ludonka BCP into a fully functioning border crossing point for passengers and cargo vehicles • Increased capacity and level of comfort of BCP Pededze-Brunishevo and a created basis for turning this point into a multilateral border crossing checkpoint for passenger vehicles

Before

Installation of water supply, sewage and waste water treatment, power and heat supply and distribution, communication infrastructure

Before


Installation of auxiliary facilities and maintenance objects, power and heat supply infrastructure and facilities, communication and security systems, water supply, sewerage and rainwater drainage infrastructure and facilities, road and square infrastructure, landscaping

The project “Vientuli-Brunishevo”

has set a foundation for expanding both quantitative and qualitative capacity of the border crossings on the RussianLatvian border. Vientuli BCP has been reconstructed and equipped according to the current requirements and technology of EU border crossings. The infrastructure has been created to enable opening of the BCP for the passage of cargo vehicles. The arrangement of Brunishevo BCP will enable opening the Pededze-Brunishevo BCP for the international passenger passage. The project has provided very significant contribution to international trade and regional development of the cross-border regions.

60

PRIORITY I / SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.2

Jurijs Kondratenko, Project Manager, State Joint Stock Company “State Real Estate”


Measure 1.3

Priority I Socio-economic development

Tourism development


River Promenades II Development of the Historical Riverside Protection Area in Narva/Estonia and Ivangorod/Russia II Stage Project in key words

Integrated construction and improvement of the historical promenade areas in Narva/Estonia and Ivangorod/Russia

Partners (lead partner first)

Municipality of Narva, Department for City Development and Economy (Estonia) Administration of Municipal Formation “City Ivangorod, Kingisepp District, Leningrad Oblast” (Russia) Associates: Committee for Culture, Sport and Youth Policy of City Administration Kingisepp (Russia) Ida-Viru County (Estonia) Environmental Board of Estonia (Estonia) Heritage Conservation Board of Estonia (Estonia) Foundation “Narva Museum” (Estonia)

Budget Duration

1 742 338.67 EUR 26 months

Main results reached • Border riverside areas in Narva and Ivangorod are converted into attractive and convenient sights for inhabitants and visitors • Regions are widely promoted due to close cross-border cooperation and joint events • Raised awareness of tourist operators, service providers and inhabitants in project regions and countries about new opportunities for visitors • Cross-border cooperation between Narva and Ivangorod is enhanced, future common initiatives are outlined

64

PRIORITY I / TOURISM DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.3


18

23

15

3

3

7

5 000 000

18 press-releases and 23 publications in mass-media, 15 articles in newspapers, 3 articles in tourism magazines, 3 press conferences, 7 TV/radio broadcasts In total about 5 000 000 people are addressed with massmedia coverage on the project events and created sites

“ 3570 Northern promenade of Narva river – the thematic place called “Fisher market” is reconstructed in Ivangorod (ca 3 570 m2)

4700 Part of the upper promenade of Narva Fortress is reconstructed (ca 4 700 m2)

For a border town, the implementation of international projects is an important component of the economic, cultural, and political life of Ivangorod. The territory that borders with the European Union must be equipped with necessary amenities and be comfortable both for the people who live here and for visitors/tourists. This is why the development of social services, culture, sport through international projects must be supported strategically and implemented systematically year after year, but not by random snatches. This is the only way to enhance the importance and attractiveness of the cross-border region.

M.B. Korneyev, Head of the Municipal Formation “City of Ivangorod”

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PRIORITY I / TOURISM DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.3


ESTRUSFORTTOUR-2 Unique Estonian-Russian Fortresses Ensemble Development as a Single Tourist Product. Stage II Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Development of the Narva and Ivangorod fortresses ensemble as a single tourist product and the area’s unique historical heritage Narva City Government, Department for City Development and Economy (Estonia) Administration of the Municipal Formation “City Ivangorod Kingisepp Municipal District” (Russia) Narva Museum (Estonia) Associates: Heritage Conservation Board of Estonia (Estonia) Ida-Viru County (Estonia) Committee for Culture of Leningrad Region (Russia) Committee for Culture, Sport and Youth Policy of City Administration Kingisepp (Russia) “Museum Agency” Leningradskaya Oblast State Institution of Culture (Russia) Foundation “Narva Museum” (Estonia)

Budget Duration

68

1 824 564.85 EUR 32 months

PRIORITY I / TOURISM DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.3

Main results reached • Accessibility to the Narva and Ivangorod fortresses complex is improved for families with children and disabled people • Access roads to Narva Castle are converted into attractive, convenient sights for visitors and the local population • An audio-tour in 3 languages – Estonian, Russian and English, is developed and installed in audioguides and is available for free downloading as an innovative tourist product using ICT tools on the project website www.forttour.net • Regions are widely promoted due to close crossborder cooperation and joint events • Promotional materials about Narva and Ivangorod fortresses are widely available for the local and regional audience • Tourist companies included new service with the audio-tour in tourist packets for visitors of the Narva-Ivangorod fortresses (estimate of 177 000 tourists per year)


Ivangorod tourist infrastructure is improved

370

Constructed and modernised Ivangorod fortress access road (370 m length)

336

90

Descent (336 m2) and ascent to the fortress (90 m) formed, constructed public toilet and parking, videomonitoring system and landscaping is developed

13538 Narva fortress tourist infrastructure is improved: reconstructed and modernised 13 538 m2 of access territory, landscaping is improved

Mr Eduard East, Mayor of Narva

34 21

33 20

Audio-tour includes 67 objects in Narva (34) and in Ivangorod (33), legends and stories about Narva (21) and Ivangorod (20) PRIORITY I / TOURISM DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.3

Ivangorod fortresses is obviously a pearl and pride of our cross-border region. It attracts tourists from all over the world. The results of the project have significantly improved accessibility of the fortresses. Also, the Castle Park in Narva has sprung back to life – children laughter can be heard through the splatter of the water fountain and newly-weds take wedding pictures with the ancient fortress walls in the background. It is particularly pleasant to realize that the results of the project have been appreciated not only by the locals and tourists – the reconstructed Castle Park has won an award in “The Most Beautiful Home 2014” contest held by the President of Estonia. Only because of the well-coordinated cooperative work of the project team and the EstoniaLatvia-Russia Programme all of this has been made possible.

67

70

The architectural ensemble of the Narva and

250

21

5

3

18000

250 articles, 21 press-releases, 5 newsletters, 3 brochures and leaflets in 18 000 copies are produced

14

6

14 TV/radio programs are produced, 6 pressconferences, press tours and promotional tours for tourist companies are organised

3

1

Exhibitions

Conference

2

Events for the wider public are organised


SVS ACTIVETOUR Establishment of the Environment in Võru (EE), Sigulda (LV), St. Petersburg (RU) for Development of Tourism Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Promotion of tourism and recreation in crossborder areas of Sigulda-Võru-St. Petersburg by transforming suburban areas to areas suitable for active and sports tourism Sigulda District Council (Latvia) Committee for Physical Culture and Sports, Government of St. Petersburg (Russia) Võru Town Government (Estonia) Saint-Petersburg State autonomous enterprise “Directory for Managing Sport Facilities” (Russia) Saint-Petersburg State autonomous enterprise “Training Centre for National Sport Teams” (Russia) Associate: Association “A2” (Latvia)

Budget Duration

72

1 700 000.00 EUR 33 months

PRIORITY I / TOURISM DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.3


1.1

1.4

A cooled 1.1 km ski track (as a part of the general 1.4 km ski track), stadium and a service house are constructed at Laurenči centre

During the implementation of the project SVS ACTIVETOUR, partners from Sigulda, Võru and St. Petersburg have created a strong team. Interesting and already popular sports and active infrastructure objects are built and reconstructed: Kubija Sports Centre in Võru, ski service houses in St. Petersburg, a cooled ski track in Laurenči, Sigulda. The ski track gave the opportunity to organise the 3rd Winter Olympics of Latvia in Sigulda despite warm weather last year, the first international MTB XCO C2 level competitions in Latvia were organised in the track.

14 sport events are organised: 3 roller ski, 2 triathlon, 2 bike and 2 skiing competitions, 2 orienteering and 1 badminton event, 1 running training and 1 mountain marathon

14

Jānis Lazdāns, the Manager of Laurenči Ski Track and Author of the Project Idea

Main results reached • Active and sports tourism objects are developed: in Sigulda (Lativa), Kubija recreation centre in Voru (Estonia), and 2 service houses on existing skiing tracks in St. Petersburg (Russia) • A joint active and sports tourism strategy for further development of cooperation between Sigulda District, Voru District and St. Petersburg is produced

3

2 74

PRIORITY I / TOURISM DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.3

Sport fields and playgrounds, soccer fields, volleyball and handball courts, paths are renovated and developed at Kubija recreation centre 2 well equipped service houses on existing skiing tracks are built at Kurortniy and Primorskiy districts of St. Petersburg

18

50250

1760

4

6

3 brochures in 50 250 copies, 18 articles, 1 760 information items, 4 memory plaques and 6 short movies about sport events in St. Petersburg are produced


314

Via Hanseatica

Partners (lead partner first)

76

Elaboration of the joint Via Hanseatica tourism package and modules, establishment of a strong international partnership, and advanced accessibility of tourism objects and services along the Via Hanseatica area in Estonia, Latvia and Russia Vidzeme Planning Region (Latvia) Committee for Culture of the Leningrad region Administration (Russia) NCO “International Centre for Social and Economic Research “Leontief Centre”(Russia) Foundation Valga County Development Agency (Estonia) Foundation Tartu County Tourism (Estonia) Foundation Jõgeva County Development and Enterprise Centre (Estonia) Foundation Ida-Viru County Enterprise Centre (Estonia) Kocēni Mucipality Council (Latvia) Municipal Agency “Cēsis Culture and Tourism center” (Latvia) Sigulda District Council (Latvia) Strenči Municipality Council (Latvia) Valka Municipality Council (Latvia) Valmiera City Council (Latvia) Palupera Municipality Council (Estonia) Foundation Luke Manor (Estonia) Jõgeva Municipality Council (Estonia) Budget Saare Municipality Council (Estonia) Avinurme Municipality Council (Estonia) Duration

PRIORITY I / TOURISM DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.3

22

4

5

Visibility and availability of VH information for people travelling on the VH route has significantly increased due to installation of road signs, object signs and road information-boards along the VH route: 314 road signs, 56 object signs and 22 road information-boards along the whole route. VH information terminals with touchscreens in major visiting places of VH (4 in Estonia and 5 in Russia)

Advancing Remote Areas by Development of Cross-border VH Tourism Route on Basis of Local Resources Project in key words

56

Associates: Vidzeme Tourism Association (Latvia) Committee for Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism of the Leningrad Region (Russia) Administration of MF “City Ivangorod Kingisepp Municpal District Leningrad Oblast” (Russia) Committee on Culture, Sports and Youth Policy of the City Administration of Kingisepp (Russia) Administration of Gatchinsky Municipal District (Russia) Valga County Government (Estonia) Tartu County Government (Estonia) Jõgeva County Government (Estonia) Ida-Viru County Government (Estonia) Union of Local Municipalities of Valga County (Estonia) Union of Local Municipalities of Tartu County (Estonia) Helme Municipality Council (Estonia) Hummuli Municipality Council (Estonia) EELC Hargla Congregation (Estonia) Otepää Municipality Council (Estonia) Nõo Municipality Council (Estonia) Pala Municipality Council (Estonia) Sillamäe City Council (Estonia) Mäetaguse Muncipality Council (Estonia) Riga Planning Region (Latvia) 1 803 966.30 EUR 39 months

Main results reached • The attractiveness, quality and accessibility raised due to reconstruction of 12 objects (6 in Estonia and 6 in Latvia) along the Via Hanseatica (VH) route • 12 thematic routes for VH created and inserted in the VH travel planner http://travel.viahanseatica.info/map/ Among them 3 long thematic routes including 322 objects (Family Fun; People to meet and Culture to greet; Adventure in Nature) • General TOR for guides trainings is prepared for use in all 3 countries ensuring a homogeneous approach of training • VH is promoted by 70 well-trained guides, who regularly lead tourism groups to VH objects. The increase in the volume of tourists in VH regions is ensured • Development of the VH mobile application and audio guide that support travelling in the VH territory; the mobile application is available on mobile phones to enable travellers to get information on sites both online and offline • Improved availability of Via Hanseatica virtual information with the help of the interactive multilingual webpage www.viahanseatica.info providing tools for travel and route planning (in EE, LV, RU, EN, GE languages) • Technical documentations for 7 Estonian objects and for 4 Russian objects with a high potential, thus increasing further investments into tourism infrastructure on the VH route


786 Database of 786 objects (413 EST, 252 LAT, 118 RUS) including attractions, services, objects elaborated

Often I have told that the sky is a limit if we really want and believe in something. We believed that the Via Hanseatica tourism route provides real experience and true satisfaction to our visitors and we wanted to improve all that we offer. We have succeeded – TOGETHER! Visiting Via Hanseatica is now easy: go to WWW.VIAHANSEATICA.INFO, read the Via Hanseatica romantic travel story, plan a trip in our travel planner, download our mobile application for travellers and off you go. Being from Philippines, Brazil, Russia or China – we are waiting for all of you!

Sillje Talvet, Project Manager, “Gravitas Consult” Ltd

100

100 entrepreneurs operating on VH trained to improve travel experience and service quality on VH

119500

20500

45 78

PRIORITY I / TOURISM DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.3

VH traveller’s materials issued and distributed by stakeholders on the VH route to facilitate trip planning and improve the travel experience (VH promotional maps (119 500 in EN, GE, FI, RU, EE, LV), travel guides (20 500), audio introduction to 45 VH objects)

8

5

3

8 Via Hanseatica promotional video clips including 5 thematic and 3 countryspecific for use in media, social media, fairs, presentations


Tour Tour de Latgale & Pskov

Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Budget Duration

80

Development of cooperation and establishment of a permanent cooperation network in the tourism sector among Latgale Region and Pskov Region Latgale Planning Region (Latvia) Latgale Region Development Agency (Latvia) State Committee for Culture of Administration of the Pskov Region (Russia) Pskov Tourism Development Centre (Russia) 1 681 815.20 EUR 27 months

PRIORITY I / TOURISM DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.3

Main results reached • Marketing campaign “Sirsnīgi” is performed • A cooperation network between Latgale and Pskov Region in tourism is created • A joint management body for further cooperation in tourism is established • Tourism development marketing plans for Latgale and Pskov Oblast are elaborated


5

28

Development of the tourism branch is one of the priorities for our region!

192

The implementation of “Tour de Latgale and Pskov” project helped us to improve a lot. During the project period we have improved infrastructure in both regions (Latgale and Pskov). Through workshops we have raised capacity of people working in the tourism branch in both regions, we have also attracted the attention of travellers by our marketing campaigns. It was a great experience to work together with our Russian partners.

5 new thematic tourism routes are created (Sacral, Crafts, Rural, Natural and Cultural) and 28 tourism spots are developed

192 tourism professionals and municipality specialists gained new knowledge about new tourism routes and interregional tourism marketing activities

Iveta Maļina-Tabūne, Head of Administration of Latgale Planning Region

57600

57 600 brochures and maps are produced and distributed

3 000 000 82

PRIORITY I / TOURISM DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.3

3 million inhabitants are informed about the joint Latgale and Pskov tourism routes


EHNGR Exploring the History of Narrow Gauge Railway Partners (lead partner first)

Budget Duration

Türi Rural Municipality (Estonia) Non-profit organization “Imperatorskii Vokzal“ (Russia) 261 285.00 EUR 24 months

Main results reached • Over 250 target groups are informed about the project, the book about railway history, and joint tourism networks to develop new tourism products and services in Estonia and Russia • New materials and small exhibits for the future Türi Railway Museum are donated thanks to positive publicity of the book “St. Petersburg to Tallinn by Train” • Attractiveness of tourists and visitors is enlarged due to the new tourism object – Türi Railway Museum, expected to be opened on the basis of project outputs, as well as the railway exposition in St. Petersburg

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PRIORITY I / TOURISM DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.3


The comperehensive book of the history of the railway “St. Peterburg to Tallinn by Train” written by Tiit Pruuli (famous Estonian writer) in English/Russian and printed in 1000 copies – is widely distributed in Estonia and Russia

1000

Precoditions for the creation of the Türi Railway Museum in Türi, Estonia are established

Preconditions for creation of a railway exposition in St. Petersburg, Russia are established

PRIORITY I / TOURISM DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.3

preparations for creating attractive tourism objects for Türi as well as to for St. Petersburg. Even though we faced some challenges, we tackeled them all and in the end gained much more than just aims we had set in our project application. The experience, new knowledge, contacts, networks, friends are priceless! Reeda Kaal, Project Manager, Türi Rural Municipality

A successful corporate design and the website of the project (in EST, RUS and ENG) is created and will be transfered to the future Türi Railway Museum – www.railwaymuseum.ee

86

Thanks to the project we could do all the necessary


EBLER Enjoy the Best in Latvia, Estonia and Russia

Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Budget Duration

88

Creation and promotion of the thematic tourism routes “National Cuisine” and “Recreation for families with children” and establishment of a long-term cooperation between tourism organisations in Latvia, Estonia and Russia Latvian Campsite Association (Latvia) Regional Sports Federation of Sport Tourism of the Region of Leningrad (Russia) Estonian Caravan Club (Estonia) 289 440.00 EUR 21 months

PRIORITY I / TOURISM DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.3

Main results reached • The camping concept is promoted in Estonia, Latvia and Russia • A cooperation network between Estonian, Latvian and Russian tourism experts is created • Camping opportunities in three states are continually promoted in tourism fairs in close cooperation in Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Lithuania, Germany and the Netherlands in year 2014 and 2015


2

74750

5

Business opportunities of 531 local small tourism entrepreneurs in Estonia, Latvia and Russia are developed

40250

2 new tourism routes, relaxation for families with children and for enjoying the national cuisine, are developed through Estonia, Latvia and Russia (St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast) 74 750 guidebooks in 5 languages and 40 250 copies of route maps are produced

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12 international tourism fairs are attended with exposition

PRIORITY I / TOURISM DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.3

600 000

2

At least 600 000 people are informed about 2 new tourism routes, recreation and camping possibilities

During project implementation we learned about the various differences between the partner countries, we learned to cooperate instead of being competitive and we learned how to talk instead of being silent! The travel guide book we produced is still in high demand. If only we had the financial capacity – we would have issued additional edition. The lasting value will reimain the web sites: www.enjoyler.com and www.enjoyler.eu.

Linda Bēce, Project Manager, Latvian Campsite Association


Narva-Ivangorod Development of Unique NarvaIvangorod Fortresses Ensemble as a Single Cultural and Tourist Object Large Scale Project Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Increase of cross-border region competitiveness through the development of the unique Narva-Ivangorod trans-border fortresses ensemble Narva City Government, Department for City Development and Economy (Estonia) “Museum Agency” Leningradskaya Oblast State Budget Institution of Culture (Russia) Associates: Heritage Conservation Board of Estonia Ida-Viru County Government (Estonia) Narva Museum (Estonia) Committee for Culture of Leningrad Region (Russia) Administration of the Municipal Formation “City Ivangorod Kingisepp Municipal District” (Russia)

Budget Duration

92

6 871 455.00 EUR 57 months

PRIORITY I / TOURISM DEVELOPMENT / MEASURE 1.3


Main results reached

177 000

• Victoria bastion (Narva) and Small Powder Granary (Ivangorod) is reconstructed and opened for visitors as a tourist product, created expositions and visitor centres

Increased number of tourists and visitors by 15 % (present total value of ca 177 000 coming tourists per year)

• Landscaping and access territory is renovated, quality of access roads is improved • Created equal possibility for different groups for visiting the Victoria bastion and Small Powder Granary • Improvement of quality and accessibility of tourist information

Narva fortifications and the Ivangorod Fortress are the symbols of two different cultures, worldviews, and civilizations. Nowadays they are parts of a unique architectural ensemble of great historical and cultural value. The development of the fortresses as a single tourist object provides a significant synergetic effect in the field of tourist attractiveness of crossborder regions. The historical expositions in the Small Powder Granary and the casemates of the Victoria Bastion have been developed within the frames of “Narva-Ivangorod LSP6” project. The expositions are the bright modern key points of the cross-border ensemble of fortresses.

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Living environment is improved (ca 75 000 cross-border region inhabitants in Narva and Ivangorod)

V. V. Fomin, Managing Director of St. Petersburg Research and Design Institute for the Restoration of Historical and Cultural Monuments


Priority II Common challenges

Joint actions aimed at protection of the environment and natural resources

Measure 2.1


Main results reached

Emajõe-Pskov WMP Water Management Project of Peipsi, Pihkva, Lämmijärve, Saadjärve and Veskijärve Lakes Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Budget Duration

98

Protection of the environment and reduction of cross-border pollution through sustainable management and protection of freshwater resources on the lake Peipsi water basin AS Emajõe Veevärk (Estonia) Mustvee Municipality (Estonia) Lohusuu Municipality (Estonia) Kasepää Municipality (Estonia) Municipal enterprise of Pskov city “Gorvodokanal” (Russia) 1 869 912.45 EUR 30 months

PRIORITY II / COMMON CHALLENGES / MEASURE 2.1

• Efficient maintenance of water and wastewater utilities, reducing maintenance and operating costs of utility networks due to the elaborated Geographic Information System (GIS) • Public water and wastewater services extended through the improved supply network in the border territory of Estonia and Russia • Up to 1 600 people in Estonia and 194 000 people in Russia benefit from two renovated wastewater plants • Quality of drinking water is improved in 2 municipalities in Estonia, which meets the requirements given in the National legislation • Pollution is reduced in the Lake Peipsi water basin


1 consistent Geographic information system (GIS) prepared in Tartu region

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2 175 meters of water and 2 140 meters of wastewater pipelines installed in Palamuse (Estonia)

1 waste water treatment plant (WWTP) reconstructed in Mustvee (Estonia)

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The Water Management Project of Peipsi, Pihkva, Lämmijärve, Saadjärve and Veskijärve lakes provided us with the exceptional possibilities to improve the environment on both sides of the border – in Estonia and Russia. It helped to make many new friends and share both – the knowledge and information – on how to provide even better ways to manage water and wastewater. For Emajõe Water Management Company this project gave a big leap forward – we have built a GIS system and now our workers are using the latest mobile technology in everyday work to be better connected and very well informed.

Katre Illak, Project Manager, AS Emajõe Veevärk

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1 wastewater treatment plant constructed in Pskov (Russia)

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2 water treatment plants constructed in Kasepää municipality (Estonia)


People with Nature Promoting Nature Education as Efficient Mean of Awareness Raising Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Advancing environmental education methods and improving the availability of nature education to the society, showing the ways for further development of mankind for saving natural resources to the next generations Nature Conservation Agency (Latvia) Natural History Museum Support Society (Latvia) Gauja National Park Foundation (Latvia) Dagda Local Municipality (Latvia) Tartu Environmental Education Centre (Estonia) Peipsi Centre for Transboundary Cooperation (Estonia) Pskov regional public organization “Lake Peipsi Project, Pskov” (Russia) Federal State Institution “The Sebezh Natioanl Park” (Russia) Pskov Regional Centre of the Development of Gifted Children and Youth (Russia) State Committee on Natural Resource Use and Environment Protection (Russia) Saint Petersburg charitable organization “Biologists for Nature Conservation” (Russia)

Budget Duration

102

1 499 977.00 EUR 30 months

PRIORITY II / COMMON CHALLENGES / MEASURE 2.1


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4 nature education centers (NECs) in Latvia are renovated and opened for visitors; 10 NECs are equipped with offices and/or monitoring sets 3 nature trails are open for the public

The results of the project “People with nature” show that public and non-governmental organisations of Estonia, Latvia and Russia can cooperate in a very successful way to find the best solutions for development of nature education and can jointly put into practice effective tools and methods that positively affect environmental awareness of the society on sustainable development and integrated nature conservation in the project region. It was a pleasure to work in a team with people who are very professional, but also enthusiastic about what they do.

Main results reached • The concept for nature education centres to decide the need and scope of the nature education center (NEC) planning and management is jointly elaborated

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More than 120 study days, 3 cross-border camps, 7 fairs participated in 3 local Final events and 1 international event, altogether 13 509 participants took part in events including 5 016 children and youth

Sintija Kordule, Project Manager, Nature Conservation Agency

• Modern hands-on exhibitions for visitors of NECs are developed • A project manual is available for all organisations interested in international cooperation on environmental education • Nature education is more available to the society and positively influences the awareness of people • Statistics show that the number of visitors to the NECs is rising, and NECs become well known among teachers, students and regular visitors

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19 exhibitions, 20 study programmes, 5 educational movies for more than 27 000 visitors

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PRIORITY II / COMMON CHALLENGES / MEASURE 2.1

567 specialists are trained in 24 trainings

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18 leaflets, 10 brochures and 19 430 promo items were disseminated 4 web-pages, 178 press-releases, 51 articles, 15 banners and 7 info stands, 24 TV and radio broadcasts were produced, which reached about 120 000 persons in Estonia, Latvia and Russia


Green Man Tartu, Rezekne, Pskov: Green Management for Urban Development & Planning in EE-LV-RU Border Capitals

Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Budget Duration

106

Promotion of effective green management policies, practices and innovations, and learning opportunities in green management for students; increase of greenery and attractiveness of the cities in the Estonia-Latvia-Russia border area for their residents and visitors NGO “Lake Peipsi Project, Pskov” (Russia) Administration of Pskov City/Department of Urban Services (Russia) Pskov State University (Russia) Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation (Estonia) Tartu City Government (Estonia) Estonian University of Life Sciences (Estonia) Latvian Office of Euroregion “Country of Lakes”(Latvia) Rezekne City Council (Latvia) Rezekne Local Municipality (Latvia) Daugavpils University (Latvia) 1 948 194.78 EUR 30 months

PRIORITY II / COMMON CHALLENGES / MEASURE 2.1

Main results reached • Enhanced attractiveness of the cities in the Estonia, Latvia and Russia border area for their residents and visitors due to increased greenery and created green areas • Raised awareness and increased competence among urban planning specialists, municipality officers, students mainly from Tartu, Rezekne and Pskov about Urban Greenery via organised informational activities and due to the preparation of the Manual report “How to Manage Urban Green Areas” • Strengthened cooperation of NGOs with local and regional authorities from Tartu, Rezekne and Pskov in the field of urban development and spatial planning, green management


3000 More than 3 000 trees in Rezekne and in Pskov were inventoried

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The “GreenMan” project is a success story and a good case-study of collaboration of 10 partner organisations from Estonia, Latvia and Russia (NGO–University–Municipality from each side), which combined their efforts in increasing greenery and developing sustainable management of green areas in Tartu, Rezekne and Pskov. The project was highly evaluated by the Pskov public – it won the award of the contest “People’s Acknowledgement 2013” in the category “Quality of Life”. Thanks to the project 2 bilateral agreements on cooperation between participating universities were signed, which added value to the “GreenMan” project.

Olga Vasilenko, Project Manager, NGO “Lake Peipsi Project, Pskov”

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PRIORITY II / COMMON CHALLENGES / MEASURE 2.1

9.48

4 large-scale urban green areas are created: the Arboretum (DendroPark) in the center of Pskov is restored (5 ha); the Friendship Alley in the center of Tartu is created (1 ha); the eco-friendly Children recreation Area in Raina Park in Rezekne City is reconstructed (0.6 ha), the Ancupani Forest Park Cover in Rezekne Local Municipality is improved (9.48 ha)

The Rozarium of Partner Cities and The Natural Trail in the center of Tartu The project website is created and information on project implementation and results are published: http://greenmanproject.org

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2 electronic urban green management systems (databases) GIS/CAD for Rezekne City Council and Pskov City are developed and 1 Tartu’s green management system is updated


Main results reached •

INFROM Integrated Intelligent Platform for Monitoring the Cross-Border NaturalTechnological Systems Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Development of the universal common intelligent platform for unifying efforts of specialists from Russia and Latvia to protect environment, based on the integrated space-ground monitoring Riga Technical University (Latvia) Saint Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of RAS (Russia) Associates: Committee on IT and Communications, Goverment of the City of St. Peterburg (Russia) Latvian Transport Development and Education Association (Latvia) Diplomatic Economic Club (Latvia)

Budget Duration

110

989 356.00 EUR 28 months

PRIORITY II / COMMON CHALLENGES / MEASURE 2.1

In the Pskov Region (Russia) approbation of the developed techniques and software prototypes with satellite GeoEye-1 data is used to identify the area of soil disturbance of agricultural activities, to identify forest classification and environmental damages on the local territories

• Joint initiatives with the Daugavpils City Council are performed for operative flood forecasting and visualisation • Along the Daugava River (Latvia) the real-time approbation provides accurate forecast of water flow simulation in cases of high and low water • New web-services are available with flood forecast software including hydrological data collection, modelling, results storing and converting, publishing on webpage and geoportal http://flood.aerospaceinfo.ru/ https://daugava.crowdmap.com/main • International research and educational institution network is created including 10 institutions and 7 municipalities


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Elaborated full set of techniques and 7 software prototypes for space and ground-based natural – technological systems (NTS) monitoring & control

Performed 7 approbation studies and 2 real-time experiments, multiple modelling scenarios generated and simulated

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important problems that otherwise either could not be solved at all, or their alternative solution would ask for unacceptable large investments. For instance, for the Madona district examples of such problems are forestry inventory and analysis, monitoring of the overgrowing and environmental impact of the Lubans lake, and agricultural land monitoring. And it is very important that the project team not only has developed methodology and IT tools for solving such complicated problems, but also provided training in using these tools. We are very glad to be among users of the INFROM project results.

40 specialists in 7 municipalities involved and trained in Latvia and Russia

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The INFROM project provides great opportunity for solving

Outputs presented in 3 project conferences, 3 International conferences and 11 conferences outside Programme area

Andrejs Ceļapīters, Chair of the Board of the Madona District Municipality, Latvia


Aqua Life Water Environment Protection and Green Lifestyle Measures Development in Latvia and Russia Border Regions Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Budget Duration

Increasing attractiveness of border areas through a joint educational approach, exchange of experience and solutions aiming at improvement of environmental conditions of public artificial and natural water bodies in Latvia and Russia Latvian Office of Euroregion “Country of Lakes” (Latvia) County Council of Riebini (Latvia) Dagda Local Municipality (Latvia) County Council of Preili (Latvia) Ilukste Local Municipality (Latvia) County Council of Livani (Latvia) Local Municipality of Daugavpils (Latvia) District Administration of Sebezh (Russia) Administration of Pechory Town (Russia) District Administration of Pitalovo (Russia) District Administration of Pskov (Russia) 579 932.68 EUR 24 months

Main results reached • Attractiveness and environmental conditions of public artificial and natural water bodies in border areas of Latvia and Russia on the project territory are improved • Common guidelines on the maintenance of water bodies are prepared to establish a joint cross-border approach for the protection of the environment • School children and local inhabitants’ knowledge about the environment and its ecosystem is increased • 8 technical projects for further reconstruction and cleaning works of water bodies in Russia and Latvia are prepared

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Reconstruction work on 3 water bodies in Latvia Installation of 57 waste containers and 11 wooden platforms for the waste containers

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10 mobile “Green laboratories” organised in 6 municipalities of Latvia and 4 municipalities in Russia and visited by 520 local inhabitants


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120 copies of the produced video clip “AQUA LIFE” showing the differences between clean and unclean water bodies for demonstration at schools

2 summer camps “Eco School of Life” in Preiļi (Latvia), and Sebezh (Russia) organised for 67 children 12 to 14 years old 26 clean-up collectives of coasts and territories at water bodies in Latvia and Russia with the involvement of local inhabitants

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In total 3 720 copies of the book “Explore the Environment” with educational material additional to biology lessons

The project has been leading the movement on promotion of sustainable “green” thinking and has been creating new behaviour models on protection of the water and environment in Latvia and Russia. Children, their families and communities have been connected to nature through innovative ideas like the mobile “Green laboratory”, reconstructed and cleaned water bodies, common clean-up collectives. But summer camps “Eco Shool of life” were real magic of new friendship, joint adventures and new experiences inspired by our loved nature.

Līga Upeniece, Project Manager, Latvian Office of Euroregion “Country of Lakes”


Medical Waste Eco-Friendly Disposal of Hazardous Medical Waste in the Cross-Border Region

Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Decrease of environmental risks in the crossborder region of North-West Russia and NorthEast Estonia by ensuring effective separation, neuatralisation and disposal of hazardous and infectious medical waste Kohtla-Järve Town Government (Estonia) Ida-Viru Central Hospital (Estonia) Administration of Municipal Formation Slantsy Municipal District (Russia) Municipal public health institution Slantsy Trans-Regional Hospital (Russia) Not-for-profit Partnership North-West Funding Service Centre (Russia) Associates: St. Petersburg Business Contact Centre (Russia) Ida-Virumaa Society of Veterinarians (Estonia) Ltd “Cosmos” (Russia) Ida-Viru County Government (Estonia)

Budget Duration

118

456 000.00 EUR 20 months

PRIORITY II / COMMON CHALLENGES / MEASURE 2.1


Main results reached • Two centres for processing hazardous medical waste – regional non-earning centres in Kohtla-Jarve, Ida-Viry Central Hospital (Estonia) and in Slantsy TransRegional hospital (Russia) are prepared and put in operation

By realisation of the Medical Waste project two regional economically effective centres for disposal of hazardous medical waste were created in Kohtla-Järve and Slantsy towns. Training seminars were organised to educate and popularise the need for the separation of materials used by medical institutions. Implemented activities lead to decreasing environmental risks in the cross-border region by ensuring effective separation, neutralisation and disposal of hazardous and infectious medical waste.

Jelena Dulneva, Project Manager, Kohtla-Järve Town Government

• For each hospital partners developed their own logistic system of separation, collection, intermediate storage, and transportation of hazardous medical waste

2 2 medical waste treatment and processing sets of equipment are purchased and installed in Slantsy and Kohtla-Jarve hospitals Premises in 2 buildings required for the centres’ operation are renovated, processing lines are put in operation, manuals are provided and staff is trained

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80 80 specialists of medical institutions are trained in Kohtla-Järve and Slantsy, study visits to health care institutions of St. Petersburg are organised


Common Peipsi Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Lake Peipsi Area Large Scale Project Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Improvement of the environmental situation in the Lake Peipsi basin, fostering development of water-related tourism and entrepreneurship, thus contributing to the socio-economic development of settlements in the Peipsi lake area Estonian Ministry of the Interior (Estonia) Tartu City Government (Estonia) Mustvee City Government (Estonia) Kallaste City Government (Estonia) Räpina Rural Municipality Government (Estonia) State Committee on Nature Management and Protection of the Environment of Pskov Region (Russia) Administration of Gdovsky Area (Russia) Administration of Pskovsky Area (Russia) Administration of Pechorsky Area (Russia) State Budgetary Institution of Social Service “Pervomaysky Psychoneurologic Dispensary” (Russia) Municipal enterprise of the Pskov City “Gorvodokanal” (Russia) Associates: Ministry of the Environment (Estonia) Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (Estonia) Ltd “Põlva Water” (Estonia) State Committee on Economic Development, Industry and Trade in Pskov Region (Russia)

Budget Duration

122

9 474 009.00 EUR 53 months

PRIORITY II / COMMON CHALLENGES / MEASURE 2.1

Main results reached • In Estonia: Established facilities for mooring of watercrafts (ca 104 mooring places) Arranged reception of cargo residues and ship-generated waste in 4 harbours Established facilities for ship reparation and maintenance • In Russia: Decreased nutrient load on receiving water bodies Improved quality of surface water in water bodies Improved sanitary conditions in Gdov, Cheryokha, Leschikhino and Pechory (Pskov region) • Total amount of pollutants (e.g. P, N, BOD5) discharged with the wastewater into the rivers of Gdovka, Pachkovka, Mnoga and Velikaya are decreased to the level of Russian standards for main pollutants • Recommendations for the long-turn regional ecological programme “Pure water of the Pskov region 2012–2017” concerning improvement of the wastewater treatment system of the Lake Peipsi basin are prepared


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All planned work has been implemented successfully and in time. Project partners have practiced on working with ENPI grants within the cross-border area. The most tangible point is obtaining of the experience in construction, maintenance and operation of waste water treatment plants, as well as solving common issues jointly within one of the biggest partnerships of the Programme.

3 harbours are constructed in Tartu (10 252 m2), Mustvee (47 000 m2) and Räpina (7 744 m2), and slip in Kallaste (Estonia)

Andrey Alyabyev, Project Manager, Municipal Enterprise of the Pskov City “Gorvodokanal”, Russia

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Reconstructed sewage network (ca 700 m) from the hospital to the existing waste water treatment plant and sewage pumping stations in Pechory (Russia)

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Waste water treatment plants in Gdov town with the capacity of 530 m3/ day, in Cheryokha village with the capacity of 1 400 m3/day, in Leschikhino (120 m3/day) are reconstructed (Russia)

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In Pskov city (Russia) waste water treatment plant 4 secondary sedimentation tanks with the diameter of 30 m are reconstructed, 2 decanters are repaired, sludge dampers and 1 decanter are replaced

Based on the results of the inspection Feasibility Studies aiming at the improvement of waste water treatment plants in 17 municipalities of the Pskov region in the Lake Peipsi basin are prepared

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Priority II Common challenges

Preservation and promotion of cultural and historical heritage and support of local traditional skills

Measure 2.2


PROMOTING HERITAGE Development of the Centres for Culture and Creative Industries in Räpina, Vilaka and Pechory Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Budget Duration

128

To utilise the potential of the the border region of Räpina, Pechory and Vilaka for its cultural, economic and social development, supporting the expansion of local infrastructure and preservation of the historical heritage Räpina Municipality Government (Estonia) Administration of Pechory District (Russia) Municipal Culture Institution “Culture Centre of the Pechory District” (Russia) Vilaka Municipal Council (Latvia) 2 200 067.00 EUR 31 months

PRIORITY II / COMMON CHALLENGES / MEASURE 2.2


Main results reached • 3 culture centres are opened for the local public and visitors in Räpina (Estonia), in Vilaka (Latvia) and in Pechory (Pskov Region, Russia). Centres are also accessible for disadvantaged people and give positive influence on equal opportunities

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• Strengthened cooperation and exchange between different culture spheres of the participating regions • Regions are widely promoted due to active preservation of historical heritage, maintenance of know-how and local traditional skills, and joint culture events

The creative industry sector as one of the most promising ones should certainly be integrated into the social, economic and cultural life of the border regions. PROMOTING HERITAGE has paid special attention to the cultural and traditional values of the border regions where the innovative potential of the traditional skills has been developed via events and infrastructure development. I can only cross my fingers that the experience of creative industry development will be systematically expanded in cross-border cooperation!

Signe Somelar-Erikson, Project Manager, Räpina Municipality Government and “Seerav” LLC PRIORITY II / COMMON CHALLENGES / MEASURE 2.2

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The International Culture Festival “Open Hearts to Music” in Pechory and Art exhibitions in 3 countries

• Raised awareness of local communities and young people about local historical heritage and cultural traditions

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3 historical buildings are restored by partner municipalities in Räpina (Estonia), in Pechory (Pskov Region, Russia) and in Vilaka (Latvia)

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15 ethnological expeditions are organised 3 master-classes for about 100 participants and 2 Conferences for above 200 participants are held


Main results reached

E-archive Cross Border E-archive

• People from border areas of Estonia, Latvia and Russia have unique digital access to the valuable and otherwise restricted collections and information related to the common history, culture and population of the citizens in their native languages and in English • A semi-professional social cooperation network is established and unites historians, archivists, librarians, educators • Future generations will gain from the content of the portal, its valuable genealogical information

Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Creation of a digital environment for descriptions and data of archival materials in Estonia, Latvia and Russia border area archives and provision of access to the heritage for the citizens of the area State Agency “Culture Information System” (Latvia) Ideju Forums (Latvia) Directorate General of State Archives (Latvia) The National Archives of Estonia (Estonia) St. Petersburg Information and Analytical Centre (Russia) Associate: Archival Committee of St. Petersburg (Russia)

Budget Duration

132

1 218 191.40 EUR 27 months

PRIORITY II / COMMON CHALLENGES / MEASURE 2.2

• Target audiences in Estonia, Latvia and Russia and outside the Programme territory are widely informed about genealogical search opportunities


4 The virtual archive is developed as a universally accessible, functional, online digital platform – www.earchive-estlatrus.eu 4 digitalised collections are developed – student files, church books, historical maps, and various personal documents (from archives of Estonia, Latvia and Russia)

The priority of the Cross-Border E-archive project, the inclusion of three country archive resources to a joint study of history and culture, is based on actual needs for historical and cultural research and is quite closely connected to the development taking place worldwide. Gradually it has been accompanied by an understanding of the international importance of retrospective information and the synergy of information stored in the archives of different countries.

Aadu Must, Professor of Archival Studies at Tartu University in Estonia, External Expert of the National Archives of Estonia on Research Activities

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11 546 files are digitalised and 481 622 documents are made available for target groups in Estonia, Latvia and Russia

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The website of the project – http://project. earchive-estlatrus.eu is developed and is functional

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94 archive specialists and 39 people with disabilities are trained on the usage of the E-archive portal 6 international events are organised


AAC ARCHAEOLOGY, AUTHORITY & COMMUNITY: Cooperation to Protect Archaeological Heritage Project in key words Partners (lead partner first)

Preservation and protection of common archaeological heritage in the cross-border region and raising awareness of people about it University of Tartu (Estonia) National Heritage Board (Estonia) (Non-Profit Association) Archaeological Centre (Estonia) Institute of Latvian History at the University of Latvia (Latvia) Ludza Municipality (Latvia) Alūksne Municipality (Latvia) State institution of culture of Pskov Region ”Archaeological Centre of Pskov Region” (Russia) Independent non-profit organization “Pskov archaeological Centre” (Russia) Pskov State Historical-Architectural and Art Museum-reserve (Russia) Associate: State Committee on Protection of Cultural Heritage Objects of Pskov Region (Russia) Gdov Regional Museum (Russia) Institute of History of Material Culture of the Adademy of Sciences of Russia (Russia)

Budget Duration

136

1 714 515.66 EUR 32 months

Main results reached • Preservation of archaeological heritage in the border areas of Estonia, Latvia and Russia by developing communication and cooperation between archaeologists of the three countries and by raising public awareness about the importance of protection of archaeological heritage is improved • Conservation and storing conditions are improved in Pskov, equipment is purchased for the restoration laboratory (distillery, hygrometers), climate-control and storing equipment for archaeological depository, furniture, equipment for research • A new exhibition in Aluksne museum, new workshops in Ludza museum, 3 mobile exhibitions in Pskov are organised • Public awareness is raised about the importance of protecting cultural heritage and condemning on a social level the incidents of grave looting and other destructive and illegal activities on the monuments • A new organisation “Cross-border Network to Protect Archaeological Heritage” is established for the cooperation between specialists from Estonia, Latvia and Russia

PRIORITY II / COMMON CHALLENGES / MEASURE 2.2


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In total ca 820 formally known sites are inspected or new sites are found and documented 6 tourist routes (2 in each country) and Reconstruction of Viking Age farmstead in Rõuge are developed

The project worked well and gave good results – not only in terms of protection and popularisation of archaeological heritage, but also in making personal contacts between archaeologists of different countries and generations, including the students. People learned to know each other. Cooperation will be continued in the framework of the Network that was founded as a result of the project. We really appreciate the project and its results.

Heiki Valk, General Coordinator of the Project, University of Tartu

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157 public events, 4 conferences, 6 press tours are organised, about 5 500 participants learned about heritage protection 5 040 discoveries are estimated and documented, 710 artefacts are conserved, analysis of metal composition of 450 artefacts are done

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31 leaflets in 18 142 copies, 19 brochures in 6 700 copies, 22 booklets in 9 100 copies, 7 books in 3 922 copies, 6 newsletters, 54 press-releases, 118 articles, 79 TV/radio programs, 8 films, 3 websites, 6 600 promotional items

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At least about 245 200 people had direct access to news about Project activities, information was spread to potentially 3 497 500 people via radio and TV


Main results reached

Landscape Pearls Two Pearls of the Landscape Parks in Eastern Europe Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Budget Duration

140

Preservation and development of significant cultural and historical heritage of the Pavlovsk and Aluksne palaces and landscape park complexes and traditions of the restoration school of Saint Petersburg, and increasing attractiveness and capacity of the border region museums Aluksne Municipality (Latvia) The Pavlovsk State Museum (Russia) 625 700.00 EUR 24 months

PRIORITY II / COMMON CHALLENGES / MEASURE 2.2

• Increased attractiveness of the museums and parks: developed new educational programs and improved technical equipment of the museums and parks • Increased knowledge of visitors about landscape parks • Increased capacity of experts due to provided cross-border conferences, gained experience and new knowledge within 2 experience exchange seminars • Attractiveness of border areas for visitors are improved


2 Preserved unique historical heritage of the landscape parks – restored 2 small architectural forms: the Alexander pavilion in Aluksne Manor Park (Latvia) and the Grand Cascade in Pavlovsk Park (Russia)

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3 Developed research and a restoration methodology of Aluksne New Palace and restored small passage of Aluksne New Palace PRIORITY II / COMMON CHALLENGES / MEASURE 2.2

of Alexander I” – the official tangible results of the Programme. For museum staff of Pavlovsk in Russia and of Aluksne in Latvia there is a poetic name: “Two pearls”, “Landscape pearls”. We knew that we share Emperors Peter and Alexander, barons Vietinghoffs, and Catherine I with Aluksne. Now we share even more: colleagues in Aluksne and good advisers in Riga. The project gifted us with a spiritual component. The programme logo reminds me of a supersonic aircraft, gaining height. There is vastness ahead. Borders are united.

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TANGIBLE – INTANGIBLE. Restored “Grand Cascade” and “Pavilion

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15 000 copies of leaflets, 1 000 post cards with Aluksne photos, 5 000 booklets/ brochures in 3 languages about Aluksne, 1 000 copies of books about barons von Vietinghoffs’ heritage in Aluksne

Galina Osinskaya, Information Manager of the Project


Main results reached

Preserve Not to Lose To Preserve Not to Lose It – Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Development of manor complexes for preservation, promotion and efficient utilisation of tangible and intangible cultural and natural heritage Balvi Municipality (Latvia) Sangaste Rural Municipality (Estonia) Dedovichi District Administration of Pskov Region (Russia) Associates: Latvian Chamber of Crafts (Latvia) Baltinava County Museum (Latvia) Viļaka Municipality (Latvia) Association of Latvia’s Castles, Palaces and Manors (Latvia) Latvian Museum Association (Latvia) Estonian Rye Assocation (Estonia) Estonian Agricultural Museum (Estonia) Village Museum “Starinushka” (Russia) Culture Municipal Institution “Friendship Folk Museum of Pytalovo Area Local History” (Russia)

Budget Duration

144

958 712.00 EUR 18 months

PRIORITY II / COMMON CHALLENGES / MEASURE 2.2

• Attractiveness of Balvi (Latvia), Sangaste (Estonia) and Dedovichi (Russia) is improved for inhabitants of neighbouring regions, visitors and tourists • New culture tourism products are created in Balvi (Latvia), Sangaste (Estonia), Dedovichi (Russia) • Cultural and historical heritage has been preserved for future generations • Public awareness about natural and cultural heritage, the need to preserve and revive it for the next generations is raised; opportunities for cultural education are extended


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11 rooms of Dedovichi district central library (Russia) are renovated; 3 digitalised exhibitions and 2 permanent expositions are organised

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8 premises of Winter Garden in Sangaste castle are reconstructed; 5 contemporary expositions are opened in Sangaste manor (Estonia) and 1 digitalised exhibition is created

18 new exhibitions are set up and digitalised equipment is purchased for Balvi Museum, Sangaste castle and Dedovichi library

Competencies, legislation, mentality, and project management experience was completely different for every single partner. However, during the project implementation we understood that the differences are what unite us. By generously sharing ideas, knowledge and skills with each other, we became a cohesive and strong team and things that have been completed througout 18 months in all three countries bring great joy.

Ināra Ņikuļina, Chairwoman of the Project Steering Committee

5 exhibition premises are renovated and equipped with 5 digital exhibitions in Balvi county museum (Latvia)

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524 participants attended 23 traditional crafts and arts masterclasses; 90 participants attended 3 local seminars on how to start their own business


Green Heritage Regeneration of Parks as an Integral Part of Historical Heritage

Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Budget Duration

Development of competitiveness of SMEs from border areas through cross-border cooperation and use of local cultural heritage and resources in product development Vidzeme Tourism Association (Latvia) Gulbene Municipality Council (Latvia) State Budgetary Institution of Culture of the Leningrad Region “Museum Agency”(Russia) Rapina Municipality Government (Estonia) 297 094.00 EUR 18 months

Main results reached • The Green Heritage Tourism Route is created and it connects St. Petersburg– Pskov–Räpina–Gulbene–Rīga • Familiarisation tour for journalists from Russia has been organised through the route • Ground for future investments and continuous process towards preservation and reconstruction of 4 parks in Estonia, Latvia, Russia • The Green Heritage Tourism Route is popularised and 36 heritage sites and surrounding green parks in Estonia, Latvia and Russia are promoted • Increased competitiveness and productivity of 242 local craftsmen and producers to enhance development of local economies

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PRIORITY II / COMMON CHALLENGES / MEASURE 2.2

• Increased knowledge and competence, exchaged of best practices about management and restoration of the cultural heritage sites, as well best approaches for their effective use in tourism are identified


242 specialists are trained in marketing and new local product development in 3 workshops, 3 exchange visits and 5 training events

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4 sets of technical documentation are prepared– for the Main Gate of Gulbene Red palace park (Latvia), for parks of mansions “Rozdestveno” and “Suida” (Russia), for tracks of Sillapää manor park (Estonia)

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project “Green Heritage”

Although in the implementation of the there was no large investment work or installation of expensive equipment, the development process of the project has brought invaluable experience, as well as strengthened cooperation and friendship between the Russian, Estonian and Latvian project partners.

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Raitis Sijats, Project Coordinator, Vidzeme Tourism Association, Head of the Board

90000 150

PRIORITY II / COMMON CHALLENGES / MEASURE 2.2

4 large cultural events for the wider public in Räpina (2), Suida and Gulbene are organised 13 720 copies of hand-outs about heritage sites along the route and 90 000 copies of the Culture heritage tourism map are published

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6 video reportages, 24 Press releases and 5 TV/Radio broadcasts are issued


Priority II Common challenges

Improvement of energy efficiency and promotion of renewable energy sources

Measure 2.3


Green Public Houses Development and Promotion of Using Green Energy and Energy Saving Principles in Public Houses Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Budget Duration

Development and promotion of the use of green energy and energy saving principles in public houses by effective and sustainable use of energy resources, significantly improved energy savings, and development of alternative and renewable energy sources Misso Rural Municipality Government (Estonia) Administration of the “Strugi-Krasniye area” of Pskov Region (Russia) 379 577.25 EUR 19 months

Main results reached • Misso municipal centre (Võru County, Estonia) and two municipal buildings in Strugi-Krasnye village (Pskov region, Russia) are renovated to energyefficient houses • Promotional tools are produced in electronic form to introduce the main principles of an energyeffective building, environmental impacts and sustainability of houses, through the example of the renovated Misso municipal centre and two municipal buildings in Strugi-Krasnye village • Using of green energy and renewable energy sources, improvement of energy efficiency and energy saving principles has been promoted in the region

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4 study trips, 2 final seminars are organised 2 brochures, 5 press-releases are published on the partners’ websites

New energy efficient windows and doors are installed, the heating system is renovated in 2 municipal buildings in StrugiKrasnye village

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Complex renovation work in the Misso municipal centre is implemented

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COMMON CHALLENGES / MEASURE 2.3

Quantitative indicators are achieved: thermal energy consumption savings by heated area – ca. 75 %; savings on heating expenses – ca. 11 000.00 EUR per year (70 %) in Misso and StrugiKrasnye

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5

Our cooperation across the border has achieved efficient results. Both Misso and Strugi-Kasnye municipalities have saved a remarkable amount of money for heating already during the first winter thanks to the usage of green energy and renewable energy sources and we continue to promote energy saving principles and raise the awareness of people on green energy in the region. A new modern look of Misso municipality centre pleases inhabitants and guests. We have also found new contacts in both countries, which has lead us already to the new CBC businesses.

Indrek Ülper, Project Manager, Misso Municipality


Sun and Wind Sun and Wind: Universal Renewables for Local Sustainability

Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Promotion of an effective and sustainable use of local renewable energy resources and diversification of used sources of energy through implementation of pilot projects, joint research, planning, and exchange of experiences in the target regions of Estonia and Northwest Russia Tartu Regional Energy Agency (Estonia) Rõuge Municipality (Estonia) ANO SKC “PskovRegionInfo” (Russia) Meremäe Municipality (Estonia) Pytalovo Municipality (Russia) Gdov Municipality (Russia) Associates: Bezhanitsky District (Russia) Strugokrasnensky District (Russia)

Budget Duration

936 126.00 EUR 28 months

Main results reached • Reduction of municipal power consumption in South Estonia and Pskov region (Russia) settlements up to 50 % and an increase of local population safety in the streets • Reduction of the cost for heating by ca 30 % • Demonstrated options of a wider use of local renewable energy usage in the public sector • Increased energy efficiency and environnmental sustainability of the target municipalities of South Estonia and Pskov Region (Russia) • Research of options to use local renewables in Strugokrasnensky, Porkhovsky, Bezhanitsky Districts and Zalita Island (Pskov Region, Russia)

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• Increase of knowledge and awareness of local authorities and the community, especially youth on alternative renewable energy source usage PRIORITY II /

COMMON CHALLENGES / MEASURE 2.3


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In Tyamsha (Russia) – 103 street LED lamps are installed and street lighting poles upgraded, energy saving up to 40 %

project “Sun and Wind”

With the implementation of the security of supply and energy efficiency in remote areas of Estonia and Russia was improved. Results were achieved by installing modern technology and using local sources of renewable energy.

Natalya Krasnikova, Project Coordinator ANO SKC Pskov Region Info

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Martin Kikas, Project Manager, Tartu Regional Energy Agency

Modernised street lighting: In Rõuge (Estonia) – 57 new energy efficient lamps with poles, 50 % less energy cost

5 160

Let the Sun always last.

COMMON CHALLENGES / MEASURE 2.3

Local heating and electricity supply systems are modernised in 5 public buildings of South Estonia and Pskov Region (Russia): changing from electricity, oil and charcoal to ground heat pumps and solar energy (solar panels) and biomass

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4 seminars on renewable energy and energy efficiency were organised and 1 Energy Class was modernised in Rõuge school by installing the smart board and purchasing new equipment for energy measuring


Main results reached

ARIEE Awareness Raising and Investments in Energy Efficiency: Jõhvi and Kingisepp Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Contribution to the achievement of higher energyefficiency in two neighbouring regions: Jõhvi and the whole county of Ida-Virumaa (Estonia) and the district of Kingisepp (Russia) Jõhvi Municipality Government (Estonia) Administration of Municipal Formation “Kingisepp Municipal District” (Russia)

Budget Duration

162

981 528.50 EUR 20 months

PRIORITY II /

COMMON CHALLENGES / MEASURE 2.3

• Two kindergartens in Jõhvi Municipality (Estonia) and Kingisepp (Leningrad Region, Russia) buildings are reconstructed using the contemporary energy saving solutions, measured energy consumption is reduced in both buildings • An information seminar for employees of public sector institutions dedicated to the energy effectiveness • Energy lesson methodology for kindergarten children is developed, workbook and methodical materials for kindergarten teachers are composed, translated and printed • The educational process in both kindergartens is developed and people awareness of energy saving since young ages is raised • The project ARIEE won the first prize in the First State Contest (Russia) of projects in the energy effectiveness field on the basis of Internet voting as an educational project for children presented by the Kingisepp Municipal Administration


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More than 100 kindergarten kids took part in Energy Days in Jõhvi and Kingisepp

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39.9

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3 Energy days for children in in Jõhvi and Kingisepp, and a drawing competition “Energy saving through the eyes of children” were held

In Kingisepp kindergarten heat and energy consumption is reduced by 47.8 % and 39.9 %, in Jõhvi kindergarten heat consumption (during the period September-November 2013 till September-November 2014) is reduced by 63.4 %, savings during two months are about 2 639.63 EUR

2000

2 000 workbooks, 4 press-releases, 11 articles and 2 interviews, 2 websites, 1 promotional stand, 2 billboards, 2 memory plaques were produced More than 40 000 local people are informed about project achievements

Due to the project we have a sample kindergarten now in both sides of the border. We can go on with our common challenge to reduce the energy consumption in the rest of our kindergartens and schoolhouses. But the most important aspect is the shift in the minds of people – to raise their awareness of a sustainable way of living and starting from very young ages!

Vello Juhkov, Vice-Mayor of Jõhvi Municipality


Priority III Promotion of peopleto-people cooperation

Development of local initiatives, increasing administrative capacities of local and regional authorities

Measure 3.1


MEDINF Improving Availability of Medical Information and Counselling

Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Increasing the availability of medical counseling services via telephone, internet and other means by using ICT solutions (an algorithm-based counseling software and Counseling Centre) in the border areas of Estonia and Russia Estonian Advice Centres (Estonia) Kohtla-Järve Town Government (Estonia) St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (Russia) Medical Centre “Healthy World” (Russia) Municipal Institution of Health Care: Station of Emergency Service (Russia) Associates: Committee of Health Care, St. Petersburg City Government (Russia) Committee of Health Care and Pharmacy, Administration of Pskov Oblast (Russia)

Budget Duration

168

333 330.00 EUR 30 months

PRIORITY III / PROMOTION OF PEOPLE TO PEOPLE COOPERATION / MEASURE 3.1


Main results reached

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A complete database of counselling algorithms (ca 1 000 items) is established and 1 service programme software for managing calls is installed and is functioning

24/7

• Development of Medical Counselling by using ICT solutions • Existing Counselling Centre ready for work via internet in Estonia • 10 work places in Counselling Centres in Russia are established • People are being consulted and receive necessary information or guidelines for medical problems via Internet and other means • Reduction of medical expenses and working time of family doctors

The project MedInf provided a unique opportunity to establish practical co-operation between Estonian and Russian primary health care organisations. The access to medical advice via telephone has now been improved for the population in border areas. Last but not least, both Estonian and Russian partners have learned significantly about each other’s innovative e-health services.

Dr Imre Rammul, Director of Estonian Advice Centre

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PRIORITY III / PROMOTION OF PEOPLE TO PEOPLE COOPERATION / MEASURE 3.1

2 Counselling Centres in Russia are equipped

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In total 422 medical consultations in St. Petersburg and 970 medical consultations in Pskov are made by telephone in Counselling Centres

A website is operational 24/7 in Estonia and Russia


LSG Development Supporting the Local Self-government Development to Improve the Quality of Life in Rural Areas Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Increasing involvement of rural communities in the regional development processes through stimulation of social dialogue and improvement of institutional conditions for LSG development in rural areas Association “Council of Municipalities of the Leningrad Region” (Russia) Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments (Latvia) Associates: Municipality of Shugozerskoe Rural Settlement of Tihvin Municipal District (Russia) Gulbene Municipality (Latvia)

Budget Duration

204 600.00 EUR 14 months

Main results reached • Developed rural elders’ system facilitating local development, state support of activities and best practice samples highly appreciated by the regional and national authorities both in Russia and in Latvia • 2 educational programmes for rural elders in Shugozero and specialists in Gulbene municipalities are elaborated • Project trainings addressing rural tourism, farming, consumer cooperatives, etc. stimulated personal involvement of the local population in LSG development processes • Project deliverables are disseminated to most Russian regions and Latvian municipalities • An alerting system on emergencies is installed in pilot Shugozero Municipality taken as a model for the whole Leningrad Region • A network in the sphere of LSG development is developed and an Action plan on future cooperation is signed between the Association “Council of Municipalities of Leningrad Region” and the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments

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3050

in the rural area. People from different localities involved in the project learnt about effective approaches to municipal administration, rural tourism development, improving access to public services and other relevant issues. But above all participants of the project explored the opportunity to establish new contacts, find friends and develop initiatives that would be source of inspiration after the project ends. Small changes could lead to major achievements, if there is someone who is determined to succeed. This entire project was aimed at motivating local communities for further development through bringing ideas into practice and changes really happening.

7 thematic brochures are published in Russian and Latvian languages in 3 050 copies

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4 public opinion surveys are conducted, more than 500 inhabitants are involved in 2 pilot municipalities – Shugozero (Leningrad Region, Russia) and Gulbene (Latvia)

PRIORITY III / PROMOTION OF PEOPLE TO PEOPLE COOPERATION / MEASURE 3.1

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Rural elders in 35 villages of Shugozero settlement are provided with Communication and Emergency alerting systems, 2 Handbooks for Russian and Latvian municipalities and inhabitants are elaborated

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10 articles in local newspapers and 5 articles in specialised publications are published in 7 000 copies, 2 TV broadcasts, 12 newsletters and 2 press-releases

Anna Leontieva, Project Coordinator, Association “Council of Municipalities of the Leningrad Region”

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Our project brought new perspectives to self-government development

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More than 1 000 people took part in the project events and more than 2 000 learnt about the project achievements


e-G2C Increasing Capacity of LAs in Providing E-services in Ida-Virumaa-Leningrad Oblast CB Areas Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Increase of administrative capacity and e-readiness of local and regional authorities in providing socially significant public e-services through cooperation and implementation of e-government solutions in cross-border regions e-Governance Academy Foundation (Estonia) St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, eGovernment Center (Russia) International Association “e-Signature Without Borders” (Estonia) Narva BAS Foundation (Estonia) Kingisepp Region Municipality (Russia) Slantsy Region Municipality (Russia) Narva Municipality (Estonia) Associates: Rezekne Higher Education Institution (RHEI) (Latvia) Nonprofit Partnership “e-Development Partnership in the North-West of Russia” (PRIOR NW ) (Russia) “Certification Centre” Ltd (Estonia) Committee for Telecommunications and Informatization of the Leningrad Region (Russia)

Budget Duration

199 337.00 EUR 18 months

Main results reached • Two most frequently requested services in municipal archives – queries about the working history and burials provided, mutual agreements in common procedures between cross-border archives in Narva (Estonia), Kingisepp and Slantsy (Russia) are established • All guiding documents are created and all archives are equipped with relevant equipment to start using e-services, fillable forms available on archive web-pages for the public to make archive query online – a person can sign the query digitally and send it to the archive for processing • Specific equipment is provided in archives to digitise archive materials and exchange relevant documents digitally

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3

message goes through faster and more is done with less time. Where people from cross-border archives had only spoken via phones earlier without knowing the colleague at the other end, now thanks to this project they actually met and visited each other’s archives. Where requests, filled in by the citizens, piled up in archives earlier, waiting several months to be physically carried across the border, now the communication is an every-day procedure and different documents are signed electronically within minutes.

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The Estonian Certification Center provided all 15 archivists in 3 target archives with personalised ID-cards and a special soft environment as a pilot; certificates given are valid and give the document a real signature with a timestamp

600 handbooks and Flash animation of Guidelines, 1 awareness seminar and joint training for target municipalities are organised

Annela Kiirats, Project Manager, e-Governance Academy Foundation

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E-services not only bring efficiency in communication, but also bring people closer to each other – the

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A kick-off seminar and Final conference are organised 10 000 leaflets, 3 newsletters, 7 press-releases and 9 factsheets, 6 articles, 2 internet videos and 1 TV broadcast, 7 webpages, 1 promotional stand are produced More than 300 000 people from the programme area and beyond are informed about the project results and solutions


Priority III Promotion of peopleto-people cooperation

Cooperation in spheres of culture, sport, education, social and health

Measure 3.2


Speech Exchange of Cross-Border Experience to Enhance the Quality of Special Education Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Budget Duration

182

Improving the quality of special education and speech therapy for the Russian-speaking children in Estonian and Russian pre-schools and secondary schools Integration and Migration Foundation “Our People” (Estonia) University of Tartu (Estonia) Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (Russia) 197 462.60 EUR 24 months

PRIORITY III / PROMOTION OF PEOPLE TO PEOPLE COOPERATION / MEASURE 3.2

Main results reached • An increased number of speech therapists in Estonia and Russia are ready to give high quality assistance to children and grown-ups with speech problems • Increased average results of secondary and high school graduates in Estonian language exams • A cooperation network between Estonia and Russia in the field of special education is developed • The base for development of a new common curriculum in speech therapy is made in Estonia and Russia. This makes high quality special education possible after the project execution


A brochure “Education of Russian-speaking speech therapists in Estonia and Russia” with a collection of articles about special speech education is published

In Estonia there is an increased need for speech therapists with contemporary training in both the Estonian and the Russian language. The participants got both theoretical and practical professional training, received information about new methods and techniques and had an opportunity to practice their skills in St. Petersburg. In addition to teaching children, Russian speaking speech therapists who participated in this project can provide extra value in other fields of the Estonian healthcare system.

Liilika Raudhein, Project Manager, Integration and Migration Foundation Our People

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55 speech therapists upgraded their qualification theoretically and practically

A speech therapy curriculum in partner institutions is analysed and an activity plan is developed

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PRIORITY III / PROMOTION OF PEOPLE TO PEOPLE COOPERATION / MEASURE 3.2

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Approximately 40 people get speech therapy and assistance every year by each of the trained specialists, in total 2 200 people get better therapy results after the project implementation


Main results reached

HeCaPrev Development of Hereditary Cancer Prevention Measures in Pskov Region Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Budget Duration

186

Improvement of life quality in Russia and Latvia by developing an effective populationbased hereditary cancer screening and management system model and by combating hereditary cancer in border regions Riga Stradins University (Latvia) Pskov Onkological Dispensary (Russia) 297 176.00 EUR 30 months

PRIORITY III / PROMOTION OF PEOPLE TO PEOPLE COOPERATION / MEASURE 3.2

• Methodology for hereditary cancer (HC) treatment in Pskov region is being used by POD employees to further develop HC management in the region • The newly established hereditary cancer centre in Pskov is open to the HC patients and is functioning: analyses are made and consultations are provided on a regular basis • General public awareness is raised (~20 000 people in Russia and 20 000 people in Latvia) about hereditary cancer as a manageable and curable disease • Doctor and other medical personnel knowledge on hereditary cancer issues in Pskov region is improved


1 hereditary cancer centre is developed in Pskov; the HC centre is provided with the equipment to test and figure out hereditary cancer risk groups Methodology for hereditary cancer treatment in Pskov region is developed A hereditary cancer database was established after all project data was assembled

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1 000 Family cancer history surveys are made in Russia; 1 000 blood samples are taken in Russia, investigations are carried out in Latvia

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32 joint consultations of Latvian and Russian specialists for HC patients in Pskov are carried out 2 000 brochures are published for doctors 20 000 brochures are published for patients

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Culture Arts Cooperation in Theatre and Music Arts Development Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Budget Duration

Promotion of the attractiveness of Latvia and Russia for inhabitants and businesses by means of cooperation in music and theatre arts between Limbazi, Salacgriva and Volhov Limbazi Municipality (Latvia) Salacgriva Municipality Council (Latvia) Administration of the Municipal Formation of the Town Volhov of the Volhov Municipal Area (Russia) 301 267.26 EUR 29 months

Main results reached • A cooperation network between Latvian and Russian music and theatre collectives is established bridging about 200 amateur artists • About 300 local musicians and actors of amateur theatres from 18 collectives acquired new skills and increased knowledge through different classes and events led by professionals • Quality of the culture life in Limbaži, Salacgriva (Latvia) and Volhov (Russia) local municipalities is considerably improved through increased competence of local amateur theatres, music groups and purchased inventory • Purchased equipment and musical instruments have improved the capability of music groups of all partners

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10 theatre performances are produced and performed at 13 festivals in Latvia and at 10 festivals in Russia

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The most important achievements of the project “Culture arts” are the establishment of real friendship and more skilled and knowing local culture collectives and specialists, which results in higher self-belief of the collectives, diversification of local culture, and intentions for further common cross-border activities. Furthermore, development of culture life and cross-border cooperation, although only very small at the moment, gives an impact on popularising the project municipality, unity of local society, and development of local entrepreneurs.

6 theatre and music festivals are organised – 3 in Russia (Volhov), 3 in Latvia (Limbaži, Salacgrīva)

Anna Siliņa, Project Manager, Limbazi Municipality

19 sets of theatre costumes are purchased for amateur theatres

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PRIORITY III / PROMOTION OF PEOPLE TO PEOPLE COOPERATION / MEASURE 3.2

Several music programmes are prepared and presented at 9 concerts organised in Latvia and Russia

19

Musical instruments and inventory is purchased for music schools Renovation works of Volhov Theatre are conducted


Main results reached

CROSSBO ACTIVE Promotion of a Healthy Life-Style Organizing Sport Events in Latgale and Pskov Regions Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Budget Duration

194

Popularising active recreation and a healthy life style with sports without obstacles of language, culture and borders Latgale Region Development Agency (Latvia) Pskov State Educational Institution “Children and Youth Centre Sports Training” (Russia) Associate: State Committee of Pskov Region on Youth Policy and Sports (Russia) 315 672.72 EUR 18 months

PRIORITY III / PROMOTION OF PEOPLE TO PEOPLE COOPERATION / MEASURE 3.2

• The total amount of 2 151 people participated in 17 sports tournaments. People are personally involved and awareness about healthy lifestyle for sportsmen, young and grown-up is raised • Integration into common social activities for sociallyexcluded community groups – youth at risk for drug, alcohol and tobacco addiction, youth from marginalised or low income families – is fostered • A cooperation network between Latgale and Pskov Region in sports is created and strengthened during the project lifetime


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17 sports tournaments in volleyball, football, ice-hockey, handball, football, basketball and streetball are organised

1 900 posters are printed and distributed before sports tournaments

A great number of mutual tournaments that took place throughout the project developed good contacts between the athletes, coaches, judges and organizers of sports of Latvia and eastern part of Pskov region. Tournaments were organised so that the participants in addition to the trial of strength on the sports field could also be able to go on excursions and get acquainted with the local tourist attractions and landmarks. To continue the cooperation and develop new ones, sport tournaments are being organised even after completion of the project.

6 000 copies of a brochure about the project and sports possibilities in the border regions is distributed in municipalities and sports institutions

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Māris Bozovicš, Director of The Latgale Region Development Agency The Project web-site www.crossboactive.net is created


Border Light Border Light Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Budget Duration

198

Improvement of intermediate culture relations between Latvia and Russia by means of organising educational, cultural theatre events, experience exchange trips Valka Municipality Council (Latvia) Gatchina City Administration (Leningradskaya oblast, Russia) 161 602.00 EUR 18 months

PRIORITY III / PROMOTION OF PEOPLE TO PEOPLE COOPERATION / MEASURE 3.2


Main results reached • Promotion of regions through cultural cooperation and joint events

• Improved artistry of Valka and Gatchina amateur theatre actors • Raised awareness of local administrations, specialists and inhabitants about the cultural links between Latvia and Russia • Advertisement and thematic materials about culture, history and theatre festivals are available for the wider region audience •

Established cooperation network between Valka Art school and Gatchina art school teachers and students

The Gatchina City Administration was the best partner for achieving the project aims through planned project activities. Before the implementation of this project, there had been a long and successful cooperation only with the Valka Amateur Theater and the Gatchina Experimental Theater, whereas now the Valka Art School has good cooperation with Gatchina Art School, and Valka Municipality Council has common project ideas regarding cultural heritage and the environment for the next planning period with Gatchina City Administration.

Gunta Smane, Project Manager, Valka Municipality Council

190 amateur theatre actors and directors from Valka and Gatchina gained professional skills in 6 master-classes and 4 exchange visits

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Two 5-day festivals of amateur theatres “Avant-guard and traditions” in Gatchina (Leningrad region, Russia) and “Talvils” in Valka (Latvia) are organised

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Two plays of Russian dramatists are staged and performed, 274 participants are involved in theatre festivals

8 274 100

PRIORITY III / PROMOTION OF PEOPLE TO PEOPLE COOPERATION / MEASURE 3.2

Sound and light equipment is purchased for Gatchina theatre and Valka Culture House 1 400 books, 3 200 booklets, 1 410 brochures, 8 pressreleases and 100 information materials are produced


Photo Youth Creating Access to the Art of Photography for Young People with Disabilities Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Improving living standards and providing equal access to the additional education in the art of photography for young people with disabilities Education, Culture and Sports Department of Riga City Council (Latvia) N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Art College of Pskov District (Russia) Centre of complex social services for citizens “Vyborg” (Russia) Regional non-governmental organization “Petersburg Parents” (Russia) Accociate: Administration of the Municipality “Vyborg region” of Leningrad District (Russia)

Budget Duration

Main results reached • A new method of teaching the art of photography for young people with disabilities is elaborated, adopted and used • The project contributed in changing the general attitude of most social groups towards people with disabilities towards recognising their capability of ataining achievements in the art of photography

293 028.00 EUR

• Enhanced possibilities to enter the labour market for young people with disabilities

18 months

• The profession of a photographer with the possibility to get further education in this direction is chosen by young disabled people • Through new skills on how to work and communicate in the e-environment further contacts between partners are ensured

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PRIORITY III / PROMOTION OF PEOPLE TO PEOPLE COOPERATION / MEASURE 3.2


The project not only

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300 students from Riga, Vyborg and Pskov gained new professional skills in visual arts

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60 teachers are educated and consulted on new methodology in seminars

fulfilled its fundamental missions – to develop skills of young people in photopgrahy, but also boosted student selfesteem, helped them experience that they are trusted. Working independently these students created photographs that were exhibited in various countries and were highly appreciated in the social media. The project achievements are the message to the wider public about young people with special needs and their creative work abilities and living specifics.

Velta Zdanovska, Project Manager, Education, Culture and Sports Department of Riga City Council

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PRIORITY III / PROMOTION OF PEOPLE TO PEOPLE COOPERATION / MEASURE 3.2

A travelling photo exhibition was created and showed in 12 prominent places in Riga, Vyborg, St. Petersburg, Pskov and Open Days in Brussels

Computers, color printers and photo cameras are purchased for 15 involved institutions and for professional training used by youngsters


CCF Cross Countries Through Football

Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Budget Duration

Strengthening the local sports clubs on Estonian and Russian border sides and promoting young people’s and children’s active and healthy life styles through football Estonian Football Association (Estonia) FC Narva Trans (Estonia) Administration of Pechory District, Children’s Sport School (Russia) 332 602.50 EUR 27 months

Main results reached • In Narva stadium an artificial football field lawn is installed, football ground in Narva can be used also in the winter season • In Pechory stadium the football field is replaced with a new one, old soil of the stadium is peeled, filled in with a proper basis and covered with a natural lawn • Training of football trainers is implemented, education brochures for trainers are prepared and printed (in Russian and Estonian)

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In Narva stadium a new artificial turf cover of 8 214 m2 is installed, and at Pechory stadium a natural lawn is fully restored 6 800 m2

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This cross-border project brought a new football wave to Pechory. The renovated grass pitch has attracted more youngsters to play football and the coaching lesson delivered by Estonian coaches was a big help and motivation for our coaches and teachers.

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Equipment is purchased for Pechory stadium: 1 set of information tables, a set of new football gates, 200 plastic seats, and a set of equipment for stadium maintenance

It is now possible to play and train football all year long in Narva.

Nikolai Burdakov, the President of Narva Football Club “Trans”

Dmitri Sopotov, Sport Administrator of Pechory Region

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2 football seasons with 347 games for 8 642 participants were held, the Winter cup and Summer camp were organised 3 public events, a conference and an exhibition took place 1 150 brochures, 2 pressreleases, 2 articles, project webpage, 2 promotional stand


Main results reached • Better socialisation of the target group, resolution of a particular life situations

Helping to Live Reduction of Social Consequences of an HIV Spread in Estonia and Leningradskaya Oblast of Russia Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Development of a sociopsychological support system for people living with HIV/AIDS in border territories of Estonia and Leningradskaya oblast. Contribution toward reduction of social and economic consequences of HIV/AIDS Social Support and Public Health Foundation “POSITIVE WAVE” (Russia) ESPO Society (Estonia) LIGO NGO Association of Women Against HIV/AIDS (Estonia) NGO Evrika (Estonia) Associates: Leningrad Regional AIDS Center (Russia)

Budget Duration

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364 943.31 EUR 30 months

PRIORITY III / PROMOTION OF PEOPLE TO PEOPLE COOPERATION / MEASURE 3.2

• A model of social services to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA) on the territory of a particular municipal territory (2 Centers established) • Joint measures developed for reduction of the impact of an HIV epidemic on the economic and labour resources of the region and a negative impact on the society • A partner network is organised accumulating state and public organisations to ensure close cooperation of state social support institutions with municipal healthcare and public organisations (45 institutions involved) • Work of the centers of social-psychological support for people living with HIV will be continued: in Estonia the partner will provide services in Narva and Jõhvi, in Leningrad region similar centers will operate in 4 areas at the expense of the regional budget


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500 clients received psychological counselling and managed to resolve their problems; over 50 clients managed to find a job after training on job hunting skills; over 500 clients resolved their social problems; over 150 clients resolved their legal problems

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2 seminars for social workers in both countries (25 participants in each), 2 educational trips to partner countries, 9 staff trainings 4 seminars and 6 working meetings for municipal management bodies are conducted; 3 roundtables are conducted in municipal territories with the involvement of mayors and administrations of these territories

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5 press-releases, 8 articles, 3 brochures in 5 000 copies are published, a manual on organisation of social work with PLWA in 200 copies and an electronic version on CDs is distributed to 200 institutions, and is downloaded by over 1 000 specialists

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To support several hundreds of families with severe health problems in border areas, it is necessary to perfectly agree on conditions of many historical events. Thanks to the efforts of wonderful people we got all the necessary conditions! After going through the stages of hard work, we can say that all together we made a miracle... The partnership of two border regions was bright. Experience of studying regional problems and their possible solutions at different levels of cooperation was effective. And I say: “Together is always more effective!”

Zanna Bober, the Head of NGO “Evrika” PRIORITY III / PROMOTION OF PEOPLE TO PEOPLE COOPERATION / MEASURE 3.2


Be Good at Sport Be Good at Sport through Three Countries Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Budget Duration

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Encouraging cooperation between Valka (Latvia), Valga (Estonia) and Novodevyatkino (Russia) municipal volleyball, football and floor-ball teams, improvement of resource basis, acquisition and distribution of best training practices Valga Town Government (Estonia) Valka Municipality Council (Latvia) Municipality “Novoedevyatkinskoe selskoe poselenie” (Russia) 220 000.00 EUR 18 months

PRIORITY III / PROMOTION OF PEOPLE TO PEOPLE COOPERATION / MEASURE 3.2


6 6 International competitions in football, floorball and volleyball are organised

The best gratitude is brightness in the eyes of children. The majority of boys have never travelled abroad (Russia, Estonia, Latvia) and during this project they got their first unforgettable experience of travelling. This project increased  a wish among the boys to travel more often and discover new countries. Seeing different cultures enriches the world view of young people and helps them set meaningful targets.

Marika Post, Project Manager, Valga Town Government

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159 young sportsmen are equipped with uniforms for future games and equipment for playing

Main results reached • An international network involving 3 municipalities, 3 culture houses, 3 schools, 3 sport centres and 6 sport clubs is developed • The concept and actions developing the movement “Men to Move” is presented to the wider audience • A healthy and active lifestyle is promoted for local youth • Equipment for playing football, floorball and volleyball is provided to partner sport organisations

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9 60 000 Radio and TV interviews, 1 200 brochures and 9 articles in local newspapers are published for 60 000 inhabitants

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EDU no Borders Cooperation for Quality Education for Children at Social Risk Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Improvement of the quality of education for children at social risk through cross-border cooperation of educators, parents and local municipalities P천ltsamaa Co-educational Gymnasium (Estonia) Pskov Pedagogical Complex (Russia) Pskov SOS Children Village (Russia) Valmiera 5th Secondary School (Latvia) SOS Children Village Latvia, Valmiera SOS Children Village (Latvia) SOS Children Village Estonia, P천ltsmaa SOS Children Village (Estonia) Tartu Annelinna Gymnasium (Estonia) Associate: P천ltsamaa Town Government (Estonia) State Department of Education of Pskov Region (Russia)

Budget Duration

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231 765.83 EUR 20 months

PRIORITY III / PROMOTION OF PEOPLE TO PEOPLE COOPERATION / MEASURE 3.2


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A guide book with good practices and experiences is published in Estonian, Russian, Latvian and English in 300 copies

Main results reached

• Improvement of the quality of life of children at social risk through cross-border cooperation of educators, parents and local municipalities • More than 25 different activities for students in different environments in several out-of-school activities: in science centers, in the wild, in museums, in vocational schools, at the adventure track, on the football field, on interactive tours

The project provided an incredible opportunity for us to develop cross-border cooperation in the field of education. A lot in a child’s and young person’s life depends on acquired education. Thereby, the fact that the lives of children outside the schoolhouse have to be joyful and meaningful as well, cannot be overlooked. While cooperating we must not forget the most important thing – cooperation with children and youngsters themselves. The students really loved to learn in other diverse ways. They liked to learn through playing games and by using new practical tools. Our kids and youth often miss activities, which could support their motivation and feeling of happiness in everyday life. It is hard to carry out a lot of duties without feeling of joy.

• The learning environment is diversified with study tools and games, IT technology equipment, educational DVD, books and a large number of instructional materials for teachers • Equal opportunities are improved for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups of children to integrate them into community life

Annika Kallasmaa, Project Manager, Põltsamaa Co-Educational Gymnasium

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Over 160 teachers and specialists have improved their professional competence to work with children with special educational needs, about 200 students know better how to prevent and solve problems, and communicate with schoolmates, about 100 parents have improved knowledge about the principles of raising and supporting their children

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Nature Therapy Nature Therapy for the Improvement of Equal Living Standards in LatviaRussia Border Areas Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

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Development of a sustainable social environment and improvement of equal living standards using nature therapy as an innovative experiential approach in Latvia-Russia wider border area Latvian Office of Euroregion “Country of Lakes� (Latvia) Daugavpils City Social Department (Latvia) Dagda Local Municipality (Latvia) Livani Local Municipality (Latvia) Ilukste Local Municipality (Latvia) State Administration of Social Welfare of the Pskov Region (Russia) Centre for Curative Pedagogy and Differential Learning (Russia) Informatization of the Leningrad Region (Russia) 220 225.00 EUR 17 months

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Main results reached • Social environment accessibility for children with special needs and social risk groups are ensured • Theoretical and practical experience of 18 social workers from Latvia and Russia is improved to use innovative methods of nature therapy in daily work with children

project “Nature Therapy”

Within the the knowledge on nature therapy as a unique rehabilitation method was improved both for individuals and professionals, raising awareness about the healing effects of nature – the physical, psychological and social factors of positive effects on the human organism. The project for many Latvian and Russia families has provided positive feelings, helped find and deal with many social issues, thus improved and harmonised the family and the community living environment.

Laila Vilmane, Project Manager, Latvian Office of Euroregion “Country of Lakes”

• Strengthened professional and personal networks between Latvian and Russian social workers • Children of large and oneparent families, children with special needs discovered nature accompanied by animals, got new interests, rehabilitation

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• Raised awareness on nature therapy as a unique rehabilitation method was improved both for individuals (parents) and professionals

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2 international 7-day summer camps “Back to Nature” were organised for 64 children of large and oneparent families in Daugavpils and Pskov regions. Different nature therapy courses for each child: reittherapy, canistherapy, phytotherapy, sand therapy are provided by professionals


Forget a Hurry Shaping of Latvia-Russia Border Municipalities into a United Cultural Information Place and Cooperation Network by Means of Literary, Artistic and Creative Potential Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Development of a united cultural information environment and collaboration network for the people with literary, artistic and creative potential in Vilani, Karsava and Shlisselburg in order to achieve stronger cooperation between Latvian and Russian border municipalities Vilani Local Municipality (Latvia) Karsava Local Municipality (Latvia) Administration of Municipal Formation Shlisselburg Town (Russia) Associates: Jana Rozentala Riga Art School (Latvia) The Municipal Budgetary Educational Institution of Supplementary Education of Children (Russia)

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200 000.00 EUR 20 months

PRIORITY III / PROMOTION OF PEOPLE TO PEOPLE COOPERATION / MEASURE 3.2

Main results reached • Improved infrastructure and conditions in 3 target municipalities for literates and artists to make performances, presentations of new books and meet with their audience for cultural events • A positive impact to the development of the cultural sphere is ensured • Diverse events are organised to strengthen the potential of artists and literates • A new blog is created with published poems and art work to popularise literates and artists – http://shlb-library.livejournal.com


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Built open-air reading places: a stage near the Vilani library and in Karsava (Latvia). A renovated library in Shlisselburg (Russia) Equipment for Vilani, Karsava and Shlisselburg is purchased to hold teleconferences and to improve communication between partners Writers and artists organised a summer camp “Art Not Recognize Borders” for new artists and literates

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moment, taking whatever it gives – is what we learned in the creation of a successful collaboration between three municipalities Vilani and Karsava in Latvia and Shlisselburg in Russia. Summing up all the skills in art and literature, we have gained new friends and done grand things through this cooperation. Linda Grandāne, Project Manager Assistant, Vilani Local Municipality

Organised 3 international and 3 local Literate-Artist meetings in each municipality with more than 300 participants

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263 participants in 3 International competitions for the best lyrics and art work in Vilani, Karsava (Latvia) and Shlisselburg (Russia); best poems and art work are chosen and published in an international book “Forget a Hurry” to popularise artist activities


Main results reached

CBA Cross Border Athletics

Project in key words

Partners (lead partner first)

Budget Duration

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Encouraging children and young people in sport activities, particularly in athletics, using cross-border cooperation between Latvia and Russia as a healthy sport competition and active life style promoter Smiltene Region Council (Latvia) Porhov District Administration (Russia) 220 000.00 EUR 20 months

PRIORITY III / PROMOTION OF PEOPLE TO PEOPLE COOPERATION / MEASURE 3.2

• International children and youth cooperation is developed in one of the most popular sports in the world – athletics • Sport complexes are developed in Smiltene and Porhov to provide lasting opportunities for children and young people • International athletics competitions are arranged in Smiltene and Porhov • Exchange visits of sport experts to Porhov and Smiltene including training and theoretical acquaintance with the sports system in the partner country, a state presentation (in the gym), practical athletics training, athletes demonstrations (in stadium) are organised


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Laid surface for the athletics runway in Porhov – 6 jogging tracks for straight-running and 4 jogging tracks for circle-running (400 m)

We are delighted about the implemented project, because each project reinforces our county and creates more opportunities for the population. The cross-border project can serve as a good basis to achieve its objectives of a new Smiltene county athlete and the new stadium is a good place for training health-respecting old men, young persons and children. We are excited about the project’s result, it gave new experience for us and the athletes and enables to lift up sporting activities in a new quality.

Gints Kukainis, Mayor of Smiltene Country

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List of Awarded Projects Best Project Site

Best Project Manager

• Ivangorod Fortress “Development of Unique Narva-Ivangorod Fortresses Ensemble as a Single Cultural and Tourist Object” LSP-6

• Ms Julia Tikhanova “Improvement of Higher Vocational Education in the Field of Transport and Logistics“ ELRII-285

• Leshikhino village waste water treatment factory “Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Lake Peipsi Area” LSP-3

• Ms Anna Leontieva “Supporting the Local SelfGovernment Development to Improve the Quality of Life in Rural Areas” ELRII-269

• Grand Cascade in Pavlovsk “Two Pearls of the Landscape Parks in Eastern Europe” ELRII-261

• Ms Zoia Koroleva “Creating Access to the Art of Photography for Young People with Disabilities” ELRI-146 • Mr Andrey Aljabev “Water Management Project of Peipsi, Pihkva, Lämmijärve, Saadjärve and Veskijärve Lakes” ELRI-013 • Ms Lubov Lukina “Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Lake Peipsi Area” LSP-3

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• Access road and stairs to Ivangorod Fortress “Unique Estonian-Russian Fortresses Ensemble Development as a Single Tourist Product. Stage II” ELRI-103 • Two well equipped service houses on existing skiing tracks created in St. Petersburg “Establishment of the Environment in Võru (EE), Sigulda (LV), St. Petersburg (RU) for Development of Tourism” ELRI-112 • Demo Centre opened in St. Petersburg “Baltic ICT Platform” ELRI-121 • Library renovated in Shlisselburg “Shaping of Latvia-Russia Border Municipalities United Cultural Information Place and Cooperation Network by Means of Literary Artistic Creative Potential” ELRII-359 • Centre for preservation and rehabilitation of material and immaterial cultural traditions in cross-border regions of Russia, Estonia and Latvia in the town of Pechory “Development of the Centres for Culture and Creative Industries in Räpina, Vilaka and Pechory” ELRI-016 • Kingisepp kindergarten’s energy saving project “Awareness Raising and Investments in Energy Efficiency: Jõhvi and Kingissepp” ELRII-499 • Ivangorod Promenade “Development of the Historical Riverside Protection Area in Narva/ Estonia and Ivangorod/Russia. Stage II” ELRI-015 • Playgrounds for children in Palkino and Pytalovo “Tour de Latgale and Pskov” ELRI-129

OVERVIEW OF SUPPORTED PROJECTS / LIST OF AWARDED PROJECTS

Best Communication, Best Promoter • Ms Maria Bulatova, consultant of Department for Foreign Economic Relations, State Committee of the Pskov Region for Economic Development and Investment Policy • “Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Lake Peipsi Area” LSP-3 •

“Fostering of Socioeconomic Development and Encouraging Business in Border Areas” ELRII-233

• “Tartu, Rezekne, Pskov: Green Management for Urban Development & Planning in EE-LV-RU Border Capitals” ELRI-177

Best Project Solution • “Improvement of Traffic and Border Crossing Possibilities in Värska-Pechory Monastery Road” LSP-1

Outstanding Event • “Creating Access to the Art of Photography for Young People with Disabilities” ELRI-146 • “Cooperation in the Theatre and the Music Arts Development” ELRI-106

• “Development of Unique Narva-Ivangorod Fortresses Ensemble as a Single Cultural and Tourist Object” LSP-6

• “Development of the Centres for Culture and Creative Industries in Räpina, Vilaka and Pechory” ELRI-016

• “Integrated Intelligent Platform for Monitoring the CrossBorder Natural-Technological Systems“ ELRI-184

• “Two Pearls of the Landscape Parks in Eastern Europe” ELRII-261

“Supporting the Local Selfgovernment Development to Improve the Quality of Life in Rural Areas” ELRII-269

• “Promoting Nature Education as Efficient Mean of Awareness Raising” ELRI-156

Best Sustainability and Best Impact for the Future • “Sun and Wind: Universal Renewables for Local Sustainability” ELRII-473 • “Cooperation for Quality Education for Children at Social Risk” ELRII-310 • “Exchange of Cross-border Experience to Enhance the Quality of Special Education” ELRI-087

Pearl of Region • “Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Lake Peipsi Area” LSP-3 • “Baltic ICT Platform” ELRI-121 • “Establishment of Environment in Võru (EE), Sigulda (LV), St. Petersburg (RU) for Development of Tourism” ELRI-112 • “Development of Unique Narva-Ivangorod Fortresses Ensemble as a Single Cultural and Tourist Object” LSP-6

• “Improving Availability of Medical Information and Counseling” ELRI-064

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List of Awarded Projects Best Project Manager • Ms Helena Musthallik “Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Lake Peipsi Area” LSP-3

Best Project Site

• Ms Silja Lehtpuu “Improvement of Traffic and Border Crossing Possibilities in VärskaPechory Monastery Road” LSP-1 and “Promoting the Use of Cultural Heritage and Resources in Product Development in Border Areas” ELRII-291

• Boat Harbour in Tartu “Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Lake Peipsi Area” LSP-3

• Ms Natalia Orava “Unique EstonianRussian Fortresses Ensemble Development as a Single Tourist Product. Stage II” ELRI-103

• Winter garden in Sangaste “To Preserve not to Lose it – Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage” ELRII-308

• Boat Harbour in Mustvee “Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Lake Peipsi Area” LSP-3

• Ms Annika Kallasmaa “Cooperation for Quality Education for Children at Social Risk” ELRII-310

• Narva Castle Park “Unique Estonian-Russian Fortresses Ensemble Development as a Single Tourist Product. Stage II” ELRI-103

• Ms Jelena Dulneva “Eco-friendly Disposal of Hazardous Medical Waste in the Crossborder Region” ELRII-448

• Centre for creative industries in Räpina “Development of the Centres for Culture and Creative Industries in Räpina, Vilaka and Pechory” ELRI-016

• Mr Martin Kikas “Sun and Wind: Universal Renewables for Local Sustainability” ELRII-473 • Ms Zanna Bober “Integrated Intelligent Platform for Monitoring the Cross-Border Natural-Technological Systems” ELRI-184

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• Narva Promenade “Development of the Historical Riverside Protection Area in Narva/ Estonia and Ivangorod/Russia. Stage II” ELRI-015 • Jõhvi kindergarten’s energy savings project “Awareness Raising and Investments in Energy Efficiency: Jõhvi and Kingissepp” ELRII-499

OVERVIEW OF SUPPORTED PROJECTS / LIST OF AWARDED PROJECTS

Best Communication, Best Promoter • “Development of Unique Narva-Ivangorod Fortresses Ensemble as a Single Cultural and Tourist Object” LSP-6 • “Unique Estonian-Russian Fortresses Ensemble Development as a Single Tourist Product. Stage II” ELRI-103 • “ARCHAEOLOGY, AUTHORITY & COMMUNITY: Cooperation to Protect Archaeological Heritage” ELRI-191 • “Logistics and Overland Transport Network for Training “Blue Collars” ELRII-465 • “Increasing the Capacity of Local Authorities in Providing E-services in Ida-Virumaa-Leningrad Oblast Cross-border Areas” ELRII-470

Best Partnership • “Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Lake Peipsi Area” LSP-3 • “Development of Unique Narva-Ivangorod Fortresses Ensemble as a Single Cultural and Tourist Object” LSP-6 • “Unique Estonian-Russian Fortresses Ensemble Development as a Single Tourist Product. Stage II” ELRI-103 • “Cooperation for Quality Education for Children at Social Risk” ELRII-310 • “Development of the Historical Riverside Protection Area in Narva/ Estonia and Ivangorod/ Russia. Stage II” ELRI-015

Best Sustainability • “Development of Unique Narva-Ivangorod Fortresses Ensemble as a Single Cultural and Tourist Object” LSP-6 •

“Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Lake Peipsi Area” LSP-3

• “Water Management Project of Peipsi, Pihkva, Lämmijärve, Saadjärve and Veskijärve Lakes” ELRI013“Eco-friendly Disposal of Hazardous Medical Waste in the Cross-border Region” ELRII-448

Best Solution • Räpina Boat Harbour “Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Lake Peipsi Area” LSP-3 • Kallaste Slip “Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Lake Peipsi Area” LSP-3

Outstanding Event • “Promoting the Use of Cultural Heritage and Resources in Product Development in Border Areas” ELRII-291 • “Sun and Wind: Universal Renewables for Local Sustainability” ELRII-473 • “Be good at Sport Through Three Countries” ELRII-227 • “To Preserve not to Lose It – Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage” ELRII-308

Pearl of Region • “Cross Countries Through Football” ELRI-181 • “Regions are to Attract the Investors” ELRII-535 • “Promoting the Use of Cultural Heritage and Resources in Product Development in Border Areas” ELRII-291

• “Exploring the History of the Narrow Gauge Railway” ELRI-142 • “ARCHAEOLOGY, AUTHORITY & COMMUNITY: Cooperation to Protect Archaeological Heritage” ELRI-191

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List of Awarded Projects Best Project Manager • Ms Sille Talvet “Advancing Remote Areas by the Development of Cross-border VH Tourism Route on the Basis of Local Resources” ELRI113 and “Promoting Nature Education as an Efficient Mean of Awareness Raising” ELRI-156

Best Project Site

Best Promoter

• Ms Sintija Kordule “Promoting Nature Education as an Efficient Mean of Awareness Raising” ELRI-156

• Alexander Tea Pavilion in Alūksne “Two Pearls of the Landscape Parks in Eastern Europe” ELRII-261

• “Advancing Remote Areas by Development of the Cross-border VH Tourism Route on the Basis of Local Resources” ELRI-113

• Ms Inese Kursite “Improvement of Higher Vocational Education in the Field of Transport and Logistics“ ELRII-285

• Cooled ski track, the stadium and service house built in Sigulda “Establishment of the Environment in Võru (EE), Sigulda (LV), St. Petersburg (RU) for Development of Tourism” ELRI-112

• “Promoting Nature Education as an Efficient Mean of Awareness Raising” (ELRI-156)

• Open-air stage in Karsava and a reading place in Vilani “Shaping of Latvia-Russia Border Municipalities United Cultural Information Place and Cooperation Network by Means of Literary Artistic Creative Potential” ELRII-359

• “Cross Border E-archive” ELRI-167

• Ms Laila Vilmane “Nature Therapy for the Improvement of Equal Living Standards in Latvian-Russian Border Areas” ELRII-351 • Ms Sarmite Teivane “Tour de Latgale and Pskov” ELRI-129 • Ms Ivita Gusta “Two Pearls of the Landscape Parks in Eastern Europe” ELRII-261 • Ms Marija Nikipelova “Integrated Intelligent Platform for Monitoring the Cross-Border Natural-Technological Systems” ELRI-184 • Ms Gunta Smane “Border Light” ELRI-135

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• Rezekne Raiņa park “Tartu, Rezekne, Pskov: Green Management for Urban Development & Planning in EE-LV-RU Border Capitals” ELRI-177

• Centre for creative industries in Vilaka “Development of the Centres for Culture and Creative Industries in Räpina, Vilaka and Pechory” ELRI-016 • Svetune Lake (Baltinava municipality) and Vilaka Lake (Vilaka municipality) “Tour de Latgale and Pskov” ELRI-129

OVERVIEW OF SUPPORTED PROJECTS / LIST OF AWARDED PROJECTS

• “Promotion of a Healthy Life-Style Organising Sport Events in Latgale and Pskov Regions” ELRI-130

Pearl of Region Best Partnership • “Advancing Remote Areas by Development of the Cross-border VH Tourism Route on the Basis of Local Resources” ELRI-113 • “Shaping of Latvia-Russia Border Municipalities United Cultural Information Place and Cooperation Network by Means of Literary Artistic Creative Potential” ELRII-359 • “Improvement of Higher Vocational Education in the Field of Transport and Logistics“ ELRII-285 • “To Preserve Not to Lose It – Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage” ELRII-308

Best Sustainability and Best Impact for the Future • “Reconstruction of BCP “Vientuli” and Arrangement of BCP “Brunishevo”” LSP-4 • “Promoting Nature Education as an Efficient Mean of Awareness Raising” ELRI-156 • “Improvement of Higher Vocational Education in the Field of Transport and Logistics“ ELRII-285 • “Integrated Intelligent Platform for Monitoring the Cross-Border Natural-Technological Systems” ELRI-184 • “Creating Access to the Art of Photography for Young People with Disabilities” ELRI-146

Best Solution

Outstanding Event

• Advancing Remote Areas by Development of the Cross-border VH Tourism Route on the Basis of Local Resources” ELRI-113

• “Shaping of Latvia-Russia Border Municipalities United Cultural Information Place and Cooperation Network by Means of Literary Artistic Creative Potential” ELRII-359

• “Cross Border E-archive” ELRI-167

• “Border Light” ELRI-135

• “To Preserve Not to Lose It – Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage” ELRII-308 • “Nature Therapy for the Improvement Equal Living Standards in Latvian-Russian Border Areas” ELRII-351

• “To Preserve Not to Lose It – Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage” ELRII-308 • “Cooperation in the Theatre and the Music Arts Development” ELRI-106 • “Regeneration of Parks as an Integral Part of Historical Heritage” ELRII-404

• “To Preserve Not to Lose It – Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage” ELRII-308 • “Advancing Remote Areas by Development of the Cross-border VH Tourism Route on the Basis of Local Resources” ELRI-113 • “Establishment of the Environment in Võru (EE), Sigulda (LV), St. Petersburg (RU) for Development of Tourism” ELRI-112

• “Tour de Latgale and Pskov” ELRI-129

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Best project manager

Best Project Site

• Ms Silja Lehtpuu “Improvement of Traffic and Border Crossing Possibilities in Värska-Pechory Monastery Road” LSP1 and “Promoting the Use of Cultural Heritage and Resources in Product Development in Border Areas” ELRII-291

• Narva Castle Park “Unique Estonian-Russian Fortresses Ensemble Development as a Single Tourist Product. Stage II” ELRI-103

• Ms Sille Talvet “Advancing Remote Areas by Development of the Crossborder VH Tourism Route on the Basis of Local Resources” ELRI-113 and “Promoting Nature Education as an Efficient Mean of Awareness Raising” ELRI-156 • Ms Inese Kursite “Improvement of Higher Vocational Education in the Field of Transport and Logistics“ ELRII-285

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• Ivangorod Promenade “Development of the Historical Riverside Protection Area in Narva/ Estonia and Ivangorod/Russia. Stage II” ELRI-015 • Cooled ski track, the stadium and service house built in Sigulda and Service houses on existing skiing tracks built in St. Petersburg “Establishment of the Environment in Võru (EE), Sigulda (LV), St. Petersburg (RU) for Development of Tourism” ELRI-112

OVERVIEW OF SUPPORTED PROJECTS / LIST OF AWARDED PROJECTS

Best Communication, Best Promoter • “Unique Estonian-Russian Fortresses Ensemble Development as a Single Tourist Product. Stage II” ELRI-103 • “Advancing Remote Areas by Development of the Cross-border VH Tourism Route on the Basis of Local Resources” ELRI-113 •

“Tartu, Rezekne, Pskov: Green Management for Urban Development & Planning in EE-LV-RU Border Capitals” ELRI-177

Life-Changing Story • “Creating Access to the Art of Photography for Young People with Disabilities” ELRI-146

Best Partnership

Best Sustainability

Best Solution

• “Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Lake Peipsi Area” LSP-3

• “Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Lake Peipsi Area” LSP-3

• Kallaste Slip “Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Lake Peipsi Area” LSP-3

• “Advancing Remote Areas by Development of the Crossborder VH Tourism Route on the Basis of Local Resources” ELRI-113 and “Promoting Nature Education as an Efficient Mean of Awareness Raising” ELRI-156

• Digital exposition in Balvi Museum “To Preserve Not to Lose it – Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage” ELRII-308

“Development of the Historical Riverside Protection Area in Narva/ Estonia and Ivangorod/Russia. Stage II” ELRI-015

• “Advancing Remote Areas by Development of the Cross-border VH Tourism Route on the Basis of Local Resources” ELRI-113 • “Improvement of Higher Vocational Education in the Field of Transport and Logistics” ELRII-285

• “Cooperation for Quality Education for Children at Social Risk” ELRII-310

• Emergency Alert System “Supporting the Local Selfgovernment Development to Improve the Quality of Life in Rural Areas” ELRII-269

OVERVIEW OF SUPPORTED PROJECTS / LIST OF AWARDED PROJECTS

247


PROGRAMME EVENTS ANNUAL EVENTS EUROPEAN COOPERATION DAYS ASSISTANCE TO PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION FEEDBACK FROM THE QUESTIONAIRE


Launching Conference of the Programme “United by Borders�

Place Riga, Latvia Tallink Hotel Riga

Time 14 July 2010

Number of Participants 200

The conference was opened by Ms Dagnija Stake, at the time the Latvian Minister for Regional Development and Local Government, highlighting the importance of cross-border cooperation. Representatives of National Authorities and regions from Estonia, Latvia and Russia presented their visions for directions of common cooperation and already on-going development activities. The Second part of the conference with the assistance of the RCBI Project and other experts was organised in three interactive working group sessions according to the Programme priorities: 1. Socio-economic development, 2. Common challenges, 3. People-to-people cooperation. In the working group sessions potential grant applicants and programme stakeholders had a chance to exchange already existing ideas and generate new ones for joint cooperation projects.

250

PROGRAMME EVENTS / ANNUAL EVENTS


252

PROGRAMME EVENTS / ANNUAL EVENTS


Close to 100 participants took part in the Partner Search Point activities organised by the Regional Capacity Building Initiative. This activity was designed to facilitate the establishment of new partnerships for the elaboration of the new project to be submitted within the course of the 2nd Call.

“Strategic Cooperation – United by Borders”

Place St. Petersburg, Russia The Ambassador Hotel

Time 16 November 2011

Number of Participants 150

254

The Annual Conference was aimed at promoting the Estonia-Latvia-Russia ENPI CBC Programme as a tool for strategic cross-border cooperation between the European Union and Russian Federation and its coherence with regional development strategies of participating countries. During the conference 3 very first Grant Contracts were countersigned by the Joint Managing Authority of the Estonia-Latvia-Russia ENPI CBC Programme and project Applicants in the presence of the representatives of the National Authorities from Estonia, Latvia and Russia. The signing ceremony was combined with the Press-Conference for national and regional media of the Programme partner countries.

PROGRAMME EVENTS / ANNUAL EVENTS

During the conference the indicative information on the 2nd Call for the Estonia-Latvia-Russia ENPI CBC Programme project proposal was delivered. The participants of the conference were introduced to the terms of participation and priorities of the Call.

The conference gave the opportunity for the first time to present to the wider public the objectives of 4 Large Scale Projects.


256

PROGRAMME EVENTS / ANNUAL EVENTS


“Cross-Border Cooperation. Advancing Partnership. Bridging Together”

Place Narva, Estonia Narva College of the University of Tartu

Time 31 October 2012

Number of Participants 160

258

The Annual Event gathered participants from Estonia, Latvia and Russia in the newly built Narva College. Honoured speakers Mr Siim Kiisler, Minister for Regional Affairs, Estonia, Ms Dace Grūberte, the Head of the Joint Managing Authority of the Programme, and Mr Alexander Tsybulskiy, the Ministry of Regional Development, Russia, opened the Event with a friendly hand shake. Programme Implementation in Facts, Projects in Keywords, European Cooperation Day Local Actions were evidences of implementation of the Programme after almost a year of the first signed Grant Contracts. To experience real border crossing and to visit project sites in Russia, a guided tour was organised to the Ivangorod Fortress. A positive atmosphere of friendship and partnership was noticed by participants and after the Event both Narva and Ivangorod remain in the memories of everyone.

PROGRAMME EVENTS / ANNUAL EVENTS


260

PROGRAMME EVENTS / ANNUAL EVENTS


“Support to the Cross-Border Cultural and Active Tourism in Latvia, Estonia and Russia”

The conference gathered tourism officials and interested parties, representatives of the Programme management and Project partners from various locations.

Place Sigulda, Latvia Conference Centre “White Grand Piano” Castle of the Livonian Order

Time 10–11 June 2013

Number of Participants

Sustainability of the socio-economic development of the Programme territory was mentioned in many speeches and presentations, as well as the role of the Programme to reach this aim was outlined by the Head of the Joint Managing Authority of the Programme, Ms Dace Grūberte.   Prominent guest speakers from the Council of Europe, Expert Ms Kseniya Khovanova-Rubicondo from the University of Latvia, Dr.eoc, Assoc. Professor Mr Viesturs Karnups, and COE of “Via Hansa” group company Balticvision Riga, Mr. Ēriks Lingebērziņš, added a great value to the Conference in a way that broadened the view on tourism from scientific, historical and business angles, and these sectors can support the sustainability of the cross-border projects, too.  On second day of the conference an open-air project exhibition “Enjoy the Hansa Route through Latvia, Estonia and Russia!” took place. It gathered about 420 participants of the Event, visitors and guests of Sigulda from all continents. They visited the Via Hanseatica Tourism Route in one place – the Castle of Livonian Order in Sigulda.

220

262

PROGRAMME EVENTS / ANNUAL EVENTS


264

PROGRAMME EVENTS / ANNUAL EVENTS


“Joint Solutions for the Benefit of Estonia, Latvia and Russia Border Areas”

Place Gatchina, Russia The Gatchina Palace, Conference Hall

Time 3–4 June 2014

Number of Participants 140

266

The Annual Event highlighted the great importance of joint solutions for the benefit of the border areas by various presentations of successful cooperation projects, as well as the visual exhibition “Children in projects focus”. The Event was designed to concentrate on the following sectors: • Infrastructure development and renovation in the Programme area promoting relevant Largescale projects and Open call projects with the local infrastructure component; • Projects directly addressing children, youth and families with children as target groups and/or aiming at some actual needs of these target groups. As acknowledged by Ms Iruma Kravale, Head of Development Instruments Department, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia, the Programme is expanding, and the Project and Programme Event Calendar shows a very intense implementation schedule every month.

PROGRAMME EVENTS / ANNUAL EVENTS


Mr Konstantin Shkred, Head of Department for International Relations, Promotion of Interregional and Cross-Border Cooperation, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation, noted the overall success of the implementation of the Estonia-Latvia-Russia CBC Programme and the importance of joint solutions and the transfer of know-how in the social sphere.

Year 2014 was the “Year of Childhood” in the Leningrad region and responding to the theme plenary session “Cross border cooperation for the future – benefits for children” and the exhibition “Children in project focus” included informative and visual presentations of 13 children-related projects.

As mentioned by Mr Andrey Minin, Chairman of the Committee for External Relations of the Leningrad Region, and in the videospeech by Ms Margarita Golovko, Head of European Territorial Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Estonia, the Programme business card between Russia and Estonia in tourism is represented in the cross-border towns Narva and Ivangorod. Via Hanseatica and Tour de Latgale and Pskov – routes that include Latvia can also be easily added.

268

PROGRAMME EVENTS / ANNUAL EVENTS


The highlight of the evening programme was the award ceremony when special thanks were given to the most successful projects and implementers.

Programme Final Event “Magic of CBC” in Russia

Place Pskov, Russia Pushkinskiy Drama Theater

Time 28–29 April 2015

Number of Participants 140

270

The event was opened warmly by the host of the event Mr Andrey Mikheev, Chairman of the State Committee of the Pskov Region for Economic Development and Investment Policy, followed by an opening speech of Ms Ināra Buda, Deputy Director of the Development Instruments Department, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia, Mr Rafael Abramyan, Head of the Department for Regional and Cross-Border Cooperation Development of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, and Ms Margarita Golovko, Head of the European Territorial Co-operation Bureau of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Estonia.

PROGRAMME EVENTS / ANNUAL EVENTS

The Final event presented the best achievements and results created within all three programme priority areas – Socio-economic development, Common challenges, and Promotion of people-to-people cooperation. The second part of the conference was devoted to the discussion on the future of the “LatviaRussia” and “Estonia-Russia” Cross-Border Cooperation Programmes 2014–2020.

To witness tangible results of the projects implemented in Pskov region, four project site visits were organised on the second day of the event. The site visits were grouped under four thematic titles: ecology – Waste Water Treatment Factory of Pskov City; social cooperation – Pskov SOS Children’s Village; entrepreneurship – Mobile Exhibition Centre in Pskov; and heritage – Exhibition Centre in the House of Safjanschikov. Every visit included a demonstration of project results, as well as a discussion on the experience acquired.


272

PROGRAMME EVENTS / ANNUAL EVENTS


Programme Final Event “Magic of CBC” in Estonia

Place Tartu, Estonia Vanemuine Concert Hall and AHHAA Science Centre

Time 27–28 May 2015

Number of Participants 140

274

The first day of the event held in Tartu Vanemuine Concert Hall put a focus on achievements, results and challenges of cross-border cooperation within the Estonia-Latvia-Russia Programme 2007–2013 with special attention set on the Programme Measure 2.1: Joint actions aimed at protection of the environment and natural resources, also actual information about future Estonia-Russia and Latvia-Russia CBC Programmes was presented. Words of welcome were delivered by the Mayor of Tartu city Mr Urmas Klaas. He accented that the benefit of cross-border cooperation in the framework of the Estonia-Latvia-Russia Programme is well notable also in Tartu. Representatives of National Authorities of the Programme – Mr Priidu Ristkok, Head of the Regional Development Department, Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Estonia, Ms Ilze Krieva, Deputy Director of the Development Instruments Department, Ministry of the Environmental Protection and Regional Development, and Ms Angelina Stebakova, Senior Advisor of the Department for Regional and Crossborder Cooperation Development, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, expressed in their speeches the significance of current cooperation in the development of  the border regions of three countries.

PROGRAMME EVENTS / ANNUAL EVENTS

Valuable insight to new opportunities for the cross-border cooperation till the year 2020 was given by representatives of expected Managing Authorities of two future bilateral CBC programmes, Ms Julia Koger, Advisor of the European Territorial Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Estonia, for EstoniaRussia and Ms Jelena Pastuškova, Senior Expert of the Cross-Border Cooperation Unit of the Development Instruments’ Department, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia; Representative of Joint Managing Authority, for the Latvia-Russia CBC Programme.

Ms Unda Ozolina, Head of the Joint Technical Secretariat of the EstoniaLatvia-Russia Programme, presented outcomes of the project self-evaluation questionnaire.

Outstanding projects and project partners from Estonia were highlighted during the official awarding ceremony of the Programme held in Ahhaa Science Centre.

On the second day of the event project site visits in Tartu and Räpina presented actual outcomes of cross-border cooperation projects financed by the Estonia-Latvia-Russia Programme. A joint visit to the Tartu Environmental Education Centre, Tartu Karlova Boat Harbour, Räpina Centre for Creative Industries, and Räpina Boat Harbour was carried out to experience the project results and to take part in various project-related workshops. All of these site visits offered great opportunities for participants to acquire new ideas, strengthen existing ones and conclude a new cooperation contacts.


276

PROGRAMME EVENTS / ANNUAL EVENTS


Programme Final Event “Magic of CBC” in Latvia

Place Gulbene, Latvia Vecgulbene Manor Complex

Time 10–11 June 2015

Number of Participants 140

278

Participants of the event were warmly welcomed by representatives of national authorities of Latvia, Estonia and Russia – Mr Sandis Cakuls, the Head of the Joint Managing Authority, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of Latvia, Ms Julia Koger, Advisor of European Territorial Co-operation Bureau of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Estonia, and Ms Svetlana Bibichkova, Deputy Head of the Unit for Regional and Cross-border Cooperation, Department for Regional and Crossborder Cooperation Development; the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Speakers gave gratitude to all project implementers for their investment of time, knowledge and boundless efforts to increase welfare of the inhabitants of the Programme area, emphasised the great importance of continuous cooperation and close work together to ensure further development activities that improve competitiveness of the regions.

PROGRAMME EVENTS / ANNUAL EVENTS

To ensure continuity of the Programme, Ms Iruma Kravale, Director of Development Instruments Department, Ministry of the Environmental Protection and Regional Development of Latvia, Ms Julia Koger and Ms Svetlana Bibichkova presented information on the preparation process, thematic objectives, and management of the two future bilateral CBC programmes – “LatviaRussia” and “Estonia-Russia” 2014-2020.

Inspiration for new and creative project ideas was given by two project presentations of the Latvia-Lithuania CBC Programme. Ms Ilze Stabulniece presented the project called “Development of a co-operation platform for Latvian and Lithuanian vocational schools and entrepreneurs” and Ms Anna Builo-Hoļme presented the project “Cross border network of crafts as a promoter of attractiveness of Latvia-Lithuania borderlands”.

The award ceremony was dedicated to honour the most notable projects and implementers.


On the second day of the event visits to the project sites in Vidzeme and Latgale regions were organised with special attention paid to the Programme’s measure 2.2: Preservation and promotion of cultural and historical heritage and support of local traditional skills. Participants had a chance to visit Balvi Museum and witness the official opening of the 200-year-old wooden Alexander Pavilion in Aluksne Manor Park.

280

PROGRAMME EVENTS / ANNUAL EVENTS


European Cooperation Days “Sharing Borders, Growing Closer“

Place Various locations in Estonia, Latvia, Russia

Estonia

Latvia

Russia

Key Action – “Borders Unite” in Narva River riversides near the Narva and Ivangorod fortresses ensemble on 21 September

Key Action – “Sigulda thrills and cooperates” on 21 September

Key Actions – Conference and Joint ENPI exposition (“Kolarctic”, “Karelia”, “South-East Finland–Russia”, “Estonia-Latvia-Russia” and “Lithuania-Poland-Russia”) during St. Petersburg V International Innovation Forum on  26–28 September

Other Actions: • Tree planting in Friendship Alley, Tartu

Year

• Open Doors Lecture “Archaeology in Southeast Estonia”, Võru

September– October 2012

• European Cooperation Day (ECDay) Lecture at the European College of the University of Tartu and Narva College of the University of Tartu • Public Lecture “Exploring the history of the narrow gauge railway” at Türi Joint Gymnasium • Information Desk “Promoting Heritage” in Räpina Municipality Government Building • Opening of the Traffic Educational Park in Võru

282

ECDay 2012

Other Actions: • Traffic safety Campaigns “Know the traffic regulations abroad” and “Sleep and Drive!” at the Terehova–Burochki border crossing point • ECDay Lectures at the University of Latvia, University of Daugavpils and Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences • Voleyball Tournament in Ludza • Open Doors “Space knowledge for Humanity” at Riga Technical University • Traffic safety Campaign “Father, mother and me – a protected family” at several Secondary Schools in Rezekne • Opening of the Traffic Educational Park in Karsava and Rezekne • Presentation of a new Tourism Route Guide at “Meža salas”, Limbazi district • Concert of the Limbazi orchestra “Lemisele” at Limbazi culture centre

PROGRAMME EVENTS / EUROPEAN COOPERATION DAYS

Other Actions: • Girls Football Match in Pechory • “Borders Unite”, Ivangorod fortress • Opening of the Traffic Education Park in Krasnogorodsk and Pytalovo • Basketball tournament in Velikije Luki • ECDay Lectures at the University of Pskov, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration North-West Institute, European University at St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Leningrad State University by the name of A.S. Pushkin, St. Petersburg, State Institute on Economics, Finance, Law and Technologies in Gatchina The Estonia-Latvia-Russia Programme was among the two Programmes, which were invited to present the results reached and the approach chosen for the celebration of ECDay 2012 at the INTERACT ENPI 5th Annual Conference in Jordan


284

PROGRAMME EVENTS / EUROPEAN COOPERATION DAYS


Place

Flagship Projects of ECDay 2013

Various locations in Estonia, Latvia, Russia

• “Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Lake Peipsi Area“ (Common Peipsi) • “Promoting Nature Education as an Efficient Means of Awareness Raising” (People with Nature)

Year September 2013

“Tartu, Rezekne, Pskov: Green Management for Urban Development & Planning in EE-LVRU Border Capitals” (Green Man)

Main Actions The youth poster campaign in the urban environment on 3 September in Riga, Latvia. The initiative was organised in cooperation with four CBC programmes operating in the Baltics – Estonia-Latvia-Russia Programme, Estonia-Latvia Programme, Latvia-Lithuania Programme, Central Baltic INTERREG IVA Programme. Public tree planting activities in Dendropark in Pskov, Russia; Vipinga Forest Park in Rēzekne, Latvia and Tähtvere Sports Park in Tartu, Estonia. Five ENPI Programmes with the participation of Russia cooperated for two joint events in Russia: • ECDay lecture for students at the St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University • Joint Exhibition “ENPI Corner” at the IX Annual International Conference “Cross-Border Cooperation: Russian Federation, European Union and Norway” in Petrozavodsk, Russia

286

PROGRAMME EVENTS / EUROPEAN COOPERATION DAYS


288

PROGRAMME EVENTS / EUROPEAN COOPERATION DAYS


Flagship Projects of ECDay 2014

Place Various locations in Estonia, Latvia, Russia

• “To Preserve Not to Lose It – Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage”

Year

• “Supporting the Local SelfGovernment Development to Improve the Quality of Life in Rural Areas”

September 2014

• “Promoting the Use of Cultural Heritage and Resources in Product Development in Border Areas”

Joint cleaning activities and preservation actions were held in all three participating countries: Estonia Opening of the newly constructed Winter Garden, the swing and interactive permanent exhibitions in Sangaste Castle Latvia Ceremonial ECDay action “Let’s preserve the Grand Oak!” and the grand opening of a digital exposition of the North Latgale intangible cultural heritage in Balvi Russia Opening of the Cultural Heritage Centre and oak planting near the Centre in Dedovichi

290

PROGRAMME EVENTS / EUROPEAN COOPERATION DAYS


292

PROGRAMME EVENTS / EUROPEAN COOPERATION DAYS


2012

2010

Event

Clarifications provided on technical issues:

ASSISTANCE TO PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

• By e-mail (402 replies to inquiries) • Public consultations (207 persons consulted) Place

Participants

Informational seminars for potential project applicants

Estonia 7 September in Narva 8 September in Valga 19 October in Tartu 10 November in Tallinn

98 participants 93 participants 84 participants 65 participants

Latvia 9 September in Livani 30 September in Valmiera 27 October in Cesis

95 participants 151 participants 96 participants

Russia 15 September in St. Petersburg 16 September in Leningrad Oblast 17 September in Pskov 1 November in St. Petersburg 1 November in Leningrad Oblast 3 November in Pskov

118 participants 95 participants 41 participants 121 participants 45 participants 49 participants More than 1 150 participants in total

Partner Search Forum

294

PROGRAMME EVENTS / ASSISTANCE TO PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

5 October in Daugavpils, Latvia

207 participants

Participants

15–16 February in Dikli, Latvia 20–21 February in Narva, Estonia 5–6 March in Pskov, Russia

80 participants 70 participants 90 participants 230 participants in total

Beneficiary and Partner seminar for Large Scale Projects

14–15 May in Pskov, Russia

47 participants

Seminars for auditors and financial managers and accountants of the Beneficiaries and Partners

24 April in Riga, Latvia 25 April in Tartu, Estonia 16 May in Pskov, Russia

71 participants 65 participants 57 participants 193 participants in total

Seminars on the proper implementation of the projects

14 November in Riga, Latvia 15 November in Tartu, Estonia 27 November in Pskov, Russia 28 November in St. Petersburg, Russia

70 participants 31 participants 35 participants 26 participants 162 participants in total

1st Call Beneficiary and Partner seminars for the 1st Call projects to ensure a successful start of the project, proper implementation and to strengthen partnerships. The information was provided by the JTS staff and INTERACT, RCBI experts

• By phone (541 phone calls registered)

Event

Place

2011 Event 1st Call • 28 public consultations in Riga, Tartu, Jõhvi, St. Petersburg, Pskov • 541 consultations provided by phone


2012

2013

Event 2nd Call Open days in the JTS Main office and Branch offices

Place

Participants

17 January in Riga, Latvia 25 January in Johvi, Estonia 26 January in Pskov, Russia 30 January in St. Petersburg, Russia 6 February in Riga, Latvia 7 February in Tartu, Estonia 7 February in Pskov, Russia

2 people consulted 17 people consulted 22 people consulted 16 people consulted 28 people consulted 29 people consulted 25 people consulted 159 people are consulted

Consultation days in all JTS offices

7 and 24 August

Seminars for the potential applicants to introduce the Concept Note submission requirements. In addition, two seminars in cooperation with RCBI “Project preparation workshop” for potential applicants from Russia were organised in Russian

19 January in Viljandi, Estonia 20 January in Valka, Latvia 24 January in St. Petersburg, Russia 25 January in Rezekne, Latvia 31 January in St. Petersburg, Russia 2 February in Rakvere, Estonia 8 February in Pskov, Russia

68 participants 41 participants 56 participants 40 participants 52 participants 38 participants 35 participants 330 participants in total

Seminars for the proper preparation of full application forms

13 August in Tartu, Estonia 16 August in Riga, Latvia 21 August in Pskov, Russia 23 August in St. Petersburg, Russia

31 persons participated 58 persons participated 22 persons participated 30 persons participated 141 participants in total

2013

Event

Place

Participants

2nd Call Capitalisation and Communication seminars for Communication specialists and/or project managers

20 March in Valga, Estonia 26 March in St. Petersburg, Russia

30 participants 49 participants 79 participants in total

Seminars on the procurements by National legislation in Latvia and Estonia Seminar on changes on procurement procedures in Russia

4 April in Riga, Latvia 18 April in Tartu, Estonia 22 October in St. Petersburg, Russia

54 persons participated 38 persons participated 62 persons participated 154 participants in total

Seminars for Beneficiaries and Partners

23–24 April in Pskov, Russia 23–24 May in Rakvere, Estonia 13–14 August in Rezekne, Latvia

72 persons participated 51 persons participated 88 persons participated 211 participants in total

Seminars for Beneficiaries and Partners on reporting

22 August in Tartu, Estonia 4 September in Pskov, Russia

28 participants 17 participants 45 participants in total

Seminars for auditors and financial managers/accountants of the Beneficiaries and Partners

25 November in Riga, Latvia 26 November in Tartu, Estonia 27 November in Pskov, Russia

43 participants 47 participants 55 participants 145 participants in total

2014

Event

Place

Participants

Event

Place

Participants

1st Call Capitalisation and Communication seminars for communication specialists and/or project managers

20 March in Valga, Estonia 26 March in St. Petersburg, Russia

30 participants 49 participants 79 participants in total

Mobilisation briefings for Beneficiaries to assist projects on the finalisation process and to put an emphasis on implementation, results and reporting

23 January in Riga, Latvia 29 January in St. Petersburg, Russia 7 February in Tartu, Estonia

31 participants 35 participants 29 participants 95 participants in total

4 April in Riga, Latvia 18 April in Tartu, Estonia 22 October in St. Petersburg, Russia

54 persons participated 38 persons participated 62 persons participated 154 participants in total

Seminars on implementation and reporting issues

26–27 February in Pühajärve, Estonia 19–20 March in Pskov, Russia 9–10 April in Gulbene, Latvia

91 persons registered 70 persons registered 76 persons participated 237 participants in total

Seminars on the procurements by National legislation in Latvia and Estonia Seminar on changes on procurement procedures in Russia

296

2015

PROGRAMME EVENTS / ASSISTANCE TO PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

Event

Place

Participants

Briefing/ consultation meetings on final reporting and challenges in preparation of the final reports

4 February in Riga, Latvia 5 February in Tartu, Estonia 11 February in Pskov, Russia 12 February in St. Petersburg, Russia

25 participants 20 participants 44 participants 22 participants 111 participants In total


Personal meetings (individual consultations, etc.)

FEEDBACK FROM THE QUESTIONNAIRE FOR BENEFICIARIES AND PROJECT PARTNERS

Programme requirements

In order to sum up the experience gained by the projects througout the period of project implementation, an electronic questionnaire for project Beneficiaries and Partners was developed to allow to express their view on various aspects of the Programme. The conclusions, findings, opinions and comments have been carefully collected. Feedback of the projects on the support provided by the Programme is visualised in the following pages.

48 29 15 5 3 0 0

@ 298

Most relevant Rather relevant Somewhat relevant Can't say relevant or not Somewhat irrelevant Mostly irrelevant Least relevant

Most relevant Rather relevant Somewhat relevant Can't say relevant or not Somewhat irrelevant Mostly irrelevant Least relevant

64 21 6 5 1 3 0

PROGRAMME EVENTS / FEEDBACK FROM QUESTIONNAIRE

13 10 15 7 11 16 28

Most relevant Rather relevant Somewhat relevant Can't say relevant or not Somewhat irrelevant Mostly irrelevant Least relevant

42 26 18 6 6 2 0

To understand the Programme requirements better

HOW DO YOU EVALUATE THE COMMUNICATION TOOLS WITH THE JTS?

E-mail correspondence

Most relevant Rather relevant Somewhat relevant Can't say relevant or not Somewhat irrelevant Mostly irrelevant Least relevant

To solve problems in partnership

THE JTS SUPPORT WAS NEEDED Most relevant Rather relevant Somewhat relevant Can't say relevant or not Somewhat irrelevant Mostly irrelevant Least relevant

Telephone conversation

46 24 14 11 3 2 0

To solve problems with ďŹ nancing

Most relevant Rather relevant Somewhat relevant Can't say relevant or not Somewhat irrelevant Mostly irrelevant Least relevant

Most relevant Rather relevant Somewhat relevant Can't say relevant or not Somewhat irrelevant Mostly irrelevant Least relevant

27 23 22 9 6 7 6

To write reports

37 27 14 11 7 1 3


JTS support was needed

Responses On a daily basis Time to time Was not needed at all other

3 91 1 5

Minor changes in the beginning of implementation of the 1st call Addendums to Grant Contract Check of Interim/Final reports Payments to the project Transfer of Assets Other

21 23 23 15 2 16

We were engaged with JMA supervision regarding‌

Was the JTS support available upon need?

Always available Mostly available Rather available Cannot say available or not Sometimes not available Mostly not available Never available

300

48 32 14 3 2 0 1

PROGRAMME EVENTS / FEEDBACK FROM QUESTIONNAIRE

Support from Branch ofďŹ ces in your home country was available and relevant

Least relevant Mostly irrelevant Somewhat irrelevant Can't say relevant or not Somewhat relevant Rather relevant Most relevant

0 0 2 15 16 33 34


PROGRAMME IN NUMBERS


Common Results Priority I: Socio-economic development

Priority II: Common challenges

LIVING ENVIRONMENT AND SAFETY CONDITIONS

PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT

TOURIST SERVICES AND LOCAL ATTRACTIVENESS

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT AND SME SUPPORT

CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL HERITAGE

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

304

PROGRAMME IN NUMBERS


Priority III: Promotion of people-to-people cooperation

Interest in the Programme

HEALTH CARE Applications – submitted and awarded

300

333

200

217

150 200

Total number of submitted aplications

CULTURE

Applications and financing Available financing (milj EUR)

226

100

25

Number of awarded applications

Submited applications (total requested) milj EUR

20

0

1st Call

2nd Call

148

100 50

24

26

9

0

1st Call

2nd Call

LSPs

Changes in the Projects SOCIAL SERVICES AND EDUCATION

SPORT

Total amount of changes

PROGRAMME IN NUMBERS

Amount of changes by theme (type of changes)

Minor

Major

Budget changes

Change of activities

Time plan

Extension of project implementation

Partnership

Changes of a staff member or expert

Legal title and status

Use of savings

Use of contingency reserve 3

1st Call Projects

179

136

43

143

21

10

13

7

48

8

4

2nd Call Projects

114

79

35

80

16

7

13

2

15

2

1

Large Scale Project (LSP)

58

35

23

40

10

6

1

351

250

101

263

47

32

10

63

10

5

Total

306

Type of changes

17

3


Feedback from the Projects

What kind of support did project partners receive from the national/ regional authority? Proposing potential project partners at the application stage

9%

Proposing potential project partners at the implementation stage

4%

Support in development of the project idea

13 %

Support in technical elaboration of the project

6%

Assistance in cooperation with national/ regional authorities of partner countries

10 %

Support in co-financing

15 %

Assistance in communication among partners during project implementation

12 %

Support in implementation of project activities Other

Did the project achieve all the planned results?

Project activities lead to the real changes in existing policies or programmes on…

I plan to take part in an international project…

When establishing the partnership we…

Yes

92 %

Local level

51 %

Already this year

48 %

44 %

No

8%

Local level and Regional level

25 %

Next year

26 %

Regional level

20 %

Maybe later

26 %

Engaged partners from a previous cooperation

No changes

4%

Never again

0%

Found partners during Programme events

15 %

Found partners with the help of a national/regional authority

21 %

Found partners only during preparation of the Application Form

20 %

We plan to continue cooperation with… There is a demand for the project results from...

The results of your project are sustainable…

Stakeholders

56 %

Locally in the municipality

35 %

3%

Final Beneficiaries

42 %

Locally in the region

28 %

Only partners from my country

4%

No interest

2%

On the cross-border territory

37 %

No more projects

1%

Currents project partners

65 %

Current and new project partners

27 %

New project partners

24 % 7%

I gained experience in… What challenges did you face in financial management of the project?

308

PROGRAMME IN NUMBERS

Differences between national legislation and Programme requirements

26 %

Language-related difficulties, translation of the documents

18 %

Reserving own funds to cover the project expenses before the Balance payment is received

20 %

Timely usage of co-financing

6%

Establishing the financial flow in the project

8%

Reconciliation of budget changes in the project with other partners

17 %

Other

5%

Organising international events

16 %

Organising international events in another country

7%

Organising procurements

12 %

Organising procurements for infrastructure work

5%

Organising supervision of construction work

4%

Working with Programme documentation

19 %

Drafting documents in English

14 %

Working with local legislation

11 %

Working with international legislation

9%

Other

3%

The scope of project activities was mostly... Implemented in full in accordance with the initial plan

45 %

Reduced in the course of project implementation

14 %

Increased in the course of project implementation

41 %

It was my 1st EU-member state – Russian Federation project experience Yes

69 %

No

31 %


PROGRAMME PUBLICATIONS


Leaflets, Fact Sheets and Thematic Fact Sheets

Programme Publications

“Project’s Notebook” 1st call for Proposals (2012)

“Large Scale Projects” (2013)

Joint publication of 5 ENPI Programmes with participation of Russia in the magazine “Regional Review” (2014)

Calendars

Promotional Video Clip of the Programme (2014) Programme Leaflet 2015

Programme Leaflet 2010 Project roll-ups

European Cooperation Day poster 2013

“Project’s Notebook” 2nd Call for Proposals (2014) Programme Leaflet 2011

European Cooperation Day poster 2014

Brochure “Get to know yourself through your neighbour” (2013) Route Map “Supporting Tourism in Estonia, Latvia and Russia” (2013)

Joint publicatin of 4 cross-border cooperation Programmes operating in the Baltics

Joint publication of 5 ENPI Programmes with participation of Russia in the magazine “Regional Review” (2013)

Promotional Video Clip of the Programme (2011)

PROGRAMME PUBLICATIONS

313


NETWORKING MEETINGS OF ENPI PROGRAMMES


Networking Meetings of ENPI Programmes

Place Kernavė, Lithuania

Place Lilaste, Latvia

Time

Participating Programmes • “Estonia-Latvia-Russia” • “Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus” • “Lithuania-Poland-Russia” • “Poland-Belarus-Ukraine”

8–9 October, 2013

23–24 August, 2011

Main activities The Annual meeting gathered seven cross-border cooperation Programmes and the representatives shared their best implementation practices, actualities and future perspectives among the Heads, Project Managers, Financial Experts and Information Managers of the Programmes. Practical results expressively illustrating cross border cooperation were presented during the joint visit to Riga 1st special school, which took part in the project “Photo Youth” supported by the Estonia-Latvia-Russia CBC Programme.

Main activities Four ENPI Programmes came together to share experience, establish relationships and discuss the achievements, challenges and new action plans of each programme.

Time

Participating Programmes • “Estonia-Latvia-Russia” • “Kolarctic” • “Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus” • “Poland-Belarus-Ukraine” • “Lithuania-Poland-Russia” • “South-East Finland-Russia” • “Karelia”

Thematic workshops were designed to facilitate knowledge-sharing among the Heads of the Secretariats, Financial Managers, Project Managers and Information Managers.

Place Ryn, Poland

Time 22–23 November, 2012

316

NETWORKING MEETINGS OF ENPI PROGRAMMES

Participating Programmes • “Estonia-Latvia-Russia” • “Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus” • “Lithuania-Poland-Russia” • “Poland-Belarus-Ukraine” Main activities The meeting allowed to present the state of play of each Programme by sharing achievements and challenges that have been met during the implementation. Discussion on monitoring of project implementation took place, as well as a summary of the best practices was presented.

Place Rovaniemi, Finland

Time 10–11 March, 2015

Participating Programmes • “Estonia-Latvia-Russia” • “Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus” • “Lithuania-Poland-Russia” • “Karelia”

• • • •

“Kolarctic” “Poland-Belarus-Ukraine” “South-East Finland-Russia” INTERACT

Main activities During the meeting information on the Programme implementation state and future perspectives was shared among the participants. In a workshop participants exchanged opinions on lessons learnt from the current programming period and recommendations for future capacity building. INTERACT provided training on Programme closure, recovery procedure in 2007–2013 and the main changes introduced in 2014–2020, responsibilities of programme bodies in the new period. A successful cross-border cooperation was demonstrated at the “Arctic Centre” which is a Lead Partner in a project that aims at improving cross-border communication and the flow of information within the Barents region.


JOINT MONITORING COMMITTEE DECISIONS


JMC Decisions

Number of Written Procedures

YEAR

PROCEDURES

2015

14+

2014

13

Number of decisions made during the JMC meetings

MEETING

DECISIONS

1st

34

2nd

10

3rd

15

4th

16

2013

36

2012

23

5th

13

2011

44

6th

20

7th

10

8th

6

9th

7

323 decisions made

320

JMC DECISIONS

132 decisions on project selection, implementation, monitoring

161

programme management level decisions

30 decisions made on the Technical Assistance budget


PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION


List of Persons Involved in the Programme

Surname

324

Name

Surname

Name

Surname

Name

Surname

Name

Surname

Name

Surname

Name

Surname

Name

Surname

Name

Kolesnikov

Vladimir

Marnauza

Agnese

Rudakova

Ekaterina

Talvet

Sille

Kolesnikov

Andrey

Meņailova

Nataļja

Rugačina

Olga

Tomberg

Hanno

Korbut

Dzmitry

Merca

Rita

Rugaine

Benita

Tsin

Olga

Koteļņikova

Irēna

Mitt

Maarja

Saar

Liina

Tsybulskiy

Alexander

Krastiņš

Māris

Moskaleva

Ekaterina

Saksniit

Hannele

Ühtegi

Marek

Kravale

Iruma

Mosneaga

Cristina

Sazhinov

Alexey

Unt

Ivar

Kresse

Elita

Muciņš

Rinalds

Seilis

Valerijs

Uvarova

Inga

Krieva

Ilze

Narusk

Indrek

Shkred

Konstantin

Ūdre

Dagnija

Vladimir

Vaap

Riina

Abramyan

Rafael

Bērziņa

Eva

Dravniece

Dace

Hankov

Monica

Krupenko

Dace

Nikolaev

Sergey

Skorokhodov

Abramyan

Meri

Bibichkova

Svetlana

Dubčaks

Sergejs

Härk

Kalev

Kursīte

Inese

Ozoliņa

Unda

Skrebele-Stikāne Ilze

Vahter

Britt

Abula

Agnese

Bisters

Valdis

Dūze

Zane

Ivaščenko

Irina

Kužnieks

Andris

Pastuškova

Jeļena

Solnson

Margus

Valeine

Elīna

Alexandrova

Zhanna

Bīdermane

Agnese

Eggenschwiler Alejandro

Jakovleva

Jūlija

Laansoo

Anneli

Pavlenkova

Jana

Sorrosal

Albert

Vann

Veronica

Allas

Anti

Buda

Ināra

Filatova

Anna

Janušauska

Zanda

Lapiņš

Artis

Persson

Bodil

Spēlmane

Dace

Varik

Annika

Andreičika

Arina

Budjaka

Ilze

Gēme

Vija

Jốgi

Mati

Lenšs

Ervīns

Philip-Timothy Rose

Spiridonova

Veronika

Vatfa

Suzanna

Ansberg

Ülo

Bukin

Dmitry

Gnezdovski

Olga

Kalbergs

Edgars

Lepp

Kadri

Pikner

Tarmo

Spiridonovs

Jurijs

Velcis

Guntars

Aristov

Sergey

Bulatova

Maria

Goleva

Natalia

Kampus

Krista

Leroy

Karine

Pudža

Ligita

Stebakova

Angelina

Viira

Artur

Astakhova

Maria

Bystrov

Dmitry

Golovko

Margarita

Kapyrin

Igor

Lipp

Silja

Puzo

Iveta

Stūrmane

Diāna

Vinogradov

Mikhail

Balanev

Sergey

Cakuls

Sandis

Gorelikova

Lubov

Kaupuža

Agita

Lokteva

Julia

Rasnača

Agnese

Šaforostovs

Aleksejs

Vladimirova

Tatiana

Batanova

Olga

Čekalovs

Aleksejs

Gorshkov

Dmitry

Khramova

Anna

Makarova

Elena

Raugze

Ilona

Šēls

Lauris

Walch

Aishling

Bauska

Kaspars

Daugavietis

Jānis

Grīnberga

Dace

Kivirand

Anneli

Maļina-Tabūne Iveta

Reimaa

Anne-Ly

Šilova

Anta

Zaytseva

Polina

Beldsinsky

Tiina

Dejus

Gunta

Grīnberga

Liesma

Koger

Julia

Mänd

Miia

Resele

Dace

Škabireva

Anna

Zvidriņa

Solvita

Berestnev

Yuri

Djakova

Anna

Grūberte

Dace

Koguce

Jevgenija

Mangule

Zanda

Rosenblatt

Liane

Šnore

Vineta

Zvirgzdiņa

Dace

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION


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NOTES


NOTES


NOTES


This publication has been produced with the financial assistance of the Estonia-Latvia-Russia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme within the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument 2007–2013. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of the Joint Managing Authority of the Programme and under no circumstances can be regarded as reflecting the position of the Programme participating countries, alongside with the European Union. Text: The Joint Technical Secretariat of the Estonia-Latvia-Russia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme within the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument 2007–2013 Photos: We would like to thank projects and partners for the photos Design & Printing: Ltd “E Forma”, Latvia

Printed in September 2015. ISBN 978-9934-14-602-2

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