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Role of Estonia-Latvia-Russia CBC Programme in the socio-economic development of border regions: progress and achieved results. 10-11 June, 2013 Sigulda , Latvia. Programme territory. Where Estonia, Latvia and Russia merge efforts. Programme framework for project initiatives.

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Role of Estonia-Latvia-Russia CBC Programme in the socio-economic development of border regions: progress and achieved results

10-11 June, 2013

Sigulda, Latvia

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Programme framework for project initiatives

Measure 1.1. SME and labour market

Measure 1.2. IT and cross-border links

Measure 1.3. Tourism

Measure 2.1. Environment protection

Measure 2.2. common history and culture

Measure 2.3. energy conscious

Measure 3.1. local authority initiatives

Measure 3.2. social sector cooperation

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Interest from the regions:

Calls for Proposals

Strong interest leads to high competition.

559 applications submitted to the Programme

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Joint input into the regional development

  • The Programme tackles each Priority to ensure joint contribution to development of the border Region.
  • Projects of both Calls for Proposals cover all Measures set by the Programme
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Partnerships

  • New partnerships created.
  • Existing partnerships develop and welcome new members.
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Monitoring the progress of the Programme

By now:

  • All Programme financing available for projects is committed to the projects;
  • Contracting to be completed shortly.

Plansfor 2013:

  • Sep-Nov: Detailed analysis of the Programme’s progress;
  • Second half of the year:Mid-Term Evaluation.
  • Having been interconnected the above researches will allow for deep and comprehensive understanding of the achieved results, lessons learnt and recommendation for future programmes.
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Encourage entrepreneurship and economy growth

5 projects supported in Measure 1.1. within the 2nd Call for Proposals:

Expected results:

  • Operating business networks (“FOSTER SME”)
  • Reviving common heritage through business (“HeritageBusiness”)
  • Development of industrial areas (“4 investors”)
  • Training of competitive labour force to ensure development of the regional economy (“T&L”, “LogOnTrain”
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Accessibility across borders:

IT solutions, logistics, transport

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Accessibility across borders:

IT solutions, logistics, transport

2 projects supported in Measure 1.2.

within the 1st Call for Proposals:

Project results and perspectives:

  • Renovation of roads and road infrastructure in the border area (“ESTLATRUS TRAFFIC”);
  • Safer roads: traffic campaigns for drivers and population of border regions with the focus to families with children (“ESTLATRUS TRAFFIC”);
  • Common IT solutions for business and citizens: focus of G2P. (“ICT Baltic”).

Added value of both projects –

trilateral partnerships!!!

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Support to tourism sector growth

7 projects supported in Measure 1.3. within the 1st Call for Proposals:

Project results and perspectives:

  • Revitalisation and improvement of tourism sites (“River promenades II”; “EstRusFortTour-2”; “Via Hanseatica”);
  • Development of recreational and sports facilities (“SVS ACTIVETOUR”; “Tour”);
  • Active activities tourism development (“SVS ACTIVETOUR”);
  • Modern and competitive regional tourism development strategies (“EstRusFortTour-2”; “SVS ACTIVETOUR”; “Tour”; “EHNGR”);
  • Tourism and nature: new products and tourist routes (“Via Hanseatica”; “Tour”; “EHNGR”; “EBLER”)
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Overcoming common challenges together

  • Protecting environment
  • Seeking for the green energy and rational use of energy
  • Cherishing common culture and history
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Environment protection and energy efficiency

9 projects supported in Measures 2.1. and 2.3

within both Call for Proposals:

Project results and perspectives:

  • Fighting water pollution and development of eco-friendly water areas (“Emajõe-Pskov WMP”; “AQUA LIFE”);
  • Waste management for environment protection (“MedicalWaste”);
  • Protection of nature heritage for future generations (“Peoplewithnature”);
  • Development of sustainable green urban areas (“GreenMan”);
  • Green education (“GreenMan”; “Peoplewithnature”);
  • Green energy technologies (“ARIEE”);
  • Best practices in energy saving and rational use (“Greenpublichouses”; “ARIEE”);
  • Stay alert – new technologies for monitoring and management of emergency situations across the borders (“INFROM”).
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Preserving common history and culture

6 projects supported in Measure 2.2

within both Call for Proposals:

Project results and perspectives:

  • Renovation and new life for historical sites: parks and manors (“PROMOTING HERITAGE”; “Landscapepearls”);
  • “excavating” the history – archaeological activities and accessibility of archives – preservation of the common heritage (“E-archive”; “AAC”);
  • Old local crafts are new opportunities – synergy of culture and entrepreneurship (“Preservenot to lose”; “GreenHeritage”).
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Social Responsibility

  • increase of cooperation between local governments and NGOs
  • People-to-people cooperation
  • Inclusive environment and life opportunities for disadvantaged population groups
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Social Responsibility

16 projects supported in Measures 3.1. and 3.2.

within both Call for Proposals:

Project results and perspectives:

  • Local governments, public organisations and NGOs cooperate for population welfare (“MEDINF”; “SPEECH”; “HeCaPrev”; “Culture arts”; “Borderlight”; “Helping to live”; “LSG Development”; “e-G2C”);
  • Social support and equal opportunities (“SPEECH”; “PhotoYouth”; “Helping to live”; “EDU no borders”; “NATURE THERAPY”);
  • Support to development of medical services (“MEDINF”; “HeCaPrev”);
  • Arts and crafts to people (“Culture arts”; “Borderlight”; “FORGET A HURRY”);
  • Promotion of healthy life style to local population through sports activities (“CROSSBO ACTIVE”; “CCF”; “Be goodatsports”; “CBA”).
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Large scale projects:

we think strategic

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Large scale projects: where we are

Large scale cross-border projects (LSPs) are strategic investment projects contributing to socio-economic development of the whole cross-border area and having a strong political support at the national level.

  • 6 proposals have been selected and approved by the Joint Monitoring Committee, and by the European Commission
  • 5 Applications have received final approval from EC
  • 4 Grant Contracts are signed (2 in July, 1 in November, 1 in December 2012)
  • 1 Grant Contract in preparation stage

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Better access across borders

LSP-1, “Improvement of traffic and border crossing possibilities in Varska-Pechory monastery road”

LSP-2, “Complex reconstruction border crossing points in Invangorod (RU) and in Narva (EE)”.

LSP-4, “Reconstruction of border checkpoint “Vientuli” (LV) and arrangement of border checkpoint “Brunishevo” (RU)”.

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Increased welfare in border region

LSP-3, “Economically and environmentally sustainable Lake Peipsi area”. tourism object”.

LSP-6, “Development of the unique Narva-Ivangorod trans-border fortress ensemble as a single cultural and tourism object”.

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What we plan to achieve with LSPs

  • 17 km (EST) and 2,1 km (RUS) long road sectionswill be renovated, arranged;
  • Reduction of time losses due to the queues at the border;
  • Increase the security of countries by BCPs harmonization according to the required international standards, increasing the capacity of road, pedestrian and public transport BCP;
  • Improving the working conditions of BCP employees;
  • Facilities for mooring of watercrafts established, facilities for ship reparation and maintenance established;
  • Reception of cargo residues and ship-generated waste arranged in harbours;
  • The total amount of harmful substances discharged with the wastewater into the waterbodies in the Lake Peipsi basin decreased;
  • Bacteriological pollution level decreased in Lake Peipsi basin;
  • Special regional ecological programme "Pure water of the Pskov region 2012 -2017" updated;
  • Historical fortifications reconstructed and opened for visitors, increased number of tourist and time spent in region on 15%.
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Programme activities

in 2014 and 2015

  • Continuous supervision of implementing projects by the JTS and the JMA;
  • Support to project Beneficiaries and partners in the form of seminars, individual consultations and other events provided by the JTS;
  • Two Annual Events of the Programme:
  • year 2014 in Russia,
  • year 2015 in Estonia;
  • Closing of the Programme in 2015 and elaboration of the new Programme.
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Achievements and improvements

in administration of the Programme

  • smoother process of managing the changes requested by the projects is introduced;
  • JMC written procedures are widely used to make the decision making process more efficient;
  • Resolved VAT issue with respect to project partners from Russia;
  • Clarified Rule of Origin favours and facilitates the implementation of projects;
  • Savings in the project budgets can now be used by the partners to strengthen the project results.
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To sum up:

what is the ROLE of the Programme

  • Joined actions to contribute to prosperity of the border region.
  • Support to development of partnerships across the borders:
    • Create new;
    • Extend and strengthen existing.
  • Coherence of initiatives with future bilateral Programmes;
  • Creation of preconditions to synergy between the future bilateral Programmes.