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  1. Tripartite Cross Border Cooperation Bornholm, Kaliningrad and Warmia-Mazury regions

  2. Background 1995: Bilateral cooperation between Bornholm and Kaliningrad 1998: Establishment of ERB 1999: Bilateral cooperation between Bornholm and Warmia-Mazury 2001: Bornholm delegation to Kaliningrad June 2002: Bornholm delegation to Olsztyn 12 September 2002: Tripartite Conference on Bornholm, signing of Letter of Intent

  3. Structure Political leaders of the three regions Monitoring Group Business Council Rural District Council 3 project coordinators 2 in Kaliningrad and 1 in Olsztyn Social & Health care coordinators Culture & Media coordinators

  4. Status 2002-2006 35 projects implemented More than 100 project partners actively involved More than 1 000 participants actively involved in the projects At least 6 000 citizens have participated in the events organised

  5. Financing DK Foreign Ministry: 450 000 € DK/Baltic Educational Island: 500 000 € DK/Baltic Sea Project Facility: 160 000 € EU, Prince programme: 25 000 € DK, EU information: 6 000 € Totally: 1 141 000 € + own financing

  6. Achievements, business development Flower Festival in Sowetsk Integration into European Tourism networks Training in international accounting Joint Transport company established (PL/RUS) Joint Consulting company established (PL/RUS) Training of young entrepreneurs Creation of a joint SME consulting website Tourism development seminars

  7. Achievements, rural development Spatial Planning, introduction of DK and PL practices Development of Rural Tourism in Bagrationovsk Development of rehabilitation tourism I + II Youth Initiatives Fair Cultural events based on Napoleonic routes Development of Agribusiness advisory service Seminar for young farmers

  8. Achievements, social and health care Handicap institutions, training of staff etc. School, Social authorities and Police cooperation to prevent crime etc. I + II ’Golden Autumn’ conference and traineeship ’LOTUS’ camp for mentally handicapped people and their staff Social Partnership building Family aid, young lonely mothers Baltic Newsletter for Handicap area I + II

  9. Achievements, Culture and Media Training of librarians, use of internet etc. Media cooperation • Journalist training seminars • Bagrationovsk/Bartoszyce local media Radio reportages about EU enlargement influencing

  10. Experiences Driving force: • Political anchoring • Enthusiasm and personal ownership feeling Four main obstacles: • Lack of project development and management skills • Communication, language and cultures • Lack of understanding of a partnership to be both give and take • Financing and resources to apply it