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1 EuropeAid European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument Cross Border Co-operation within the Baltic Sea Region Programme Hamburg, May 2007 Martin EISENBEIS European Commission EuropeAid Co-operation Office

2 EuropeAid EuropeAid Co-operation Office ► set up on 1 January 2001 ► in charge of implementing the external aid instruments of the European Commission ► set up on 1 January 2001 ► in charge of implementing the external aid instruments of the European Commission ►

3 EuropeAid CBC at the external borders – different instruments until 2006 INTERREG - EU border regions Tacis - NIS partner countries (BY, MD, RU, UA) Phare - candidate countries MEDA - South (Medocc, Archimed) Neighbourhood Programmes – transition

4 EuropeAid ENPI: The new instrument for CBC ► From 2007 CBC at the EU external borders covered under a new financing instrument ► One set of rules applied on both sides of the borders – cover all external borders in East and South ► Over 1.1 billion € to finance CBC in 15 Programmes in East and South ► Build on the Neighbourhood Programmes ► From 2007 CBC at the EU external borders covered under a new financing instrument ► One set of rules applied on both sides of the borders – cover all external borders in East and South ► Over 1.1 billion € to finance CBC in 15 Programmes in East and South ► Build on the Neighbourhood Programmes

5 EuropeAid ENPI CBC Programming aspects ► Programming horizon: 7 years (2007 – 2013) ► Fully equal (joint) programming and decision making structures ► Financing: combining funding from Cohesion Fund (ERDF) and External Relations budget ► Covered by a single ENPI Regulation and a specific Strategy Paper ► Programming horizon: 7 years (2007 – 2013) ► Fully equal (joint) programming and decision making structures ► Financing: combining funding from Cohesion Fund (ERDF) and External Relations budget ► Covered by a single ENPI Regulation and a specific Strategy Paper

6 EuropeAid ENPI CBC Rational ► Avoid new dividing lines in Europe ► Key element in promoting an area of security, stability and prosperity of the EU and its neighbours to the East and South ► Avoid new dividing lines in Europe ► Key element in promoting an area of security, stability and prosperity of the EU and its neighbours to the East and South

7 EuropeAid Key ENPI CBC principles ► Common benefit Measures financed under ENPI CBC need to benefit both parties, thus the requirement for joint programmes, joint management and joint projects ► Partners are equal -they prepare the programme together -they jointly designate a single managing authority -they select together the projects to be financed ► Common benefit Measures financed under ENPI CBC need to benefit both parties, thus the requirement for joint programmes, joint management and joint projects ► Partners are equal -they prepare the programme together -they jointly designate a single managing authority -they select together the projects to be financed

8 EuropeAid ENPI CBC Objectives Builds on four main objectives ► Promote economic and social development ► Address common challenges ► Ensure efficient and secure borders ► Promote people-to-people co-operation Builds on four main objectives ► Promote economic and social development ► Address common challenges ► Ensure efficient and secure borders ► Promote people-to-people co-operation

9 EuropeAid ENPI CBC 9 land border and 3 sea crossing programmes

10 EuropeAid ENPI CBC 3 sea basin programmes

11 EuropeAid Current co-operation with Russia and Belarus in the Baltic Sea Region Baltic Sea Region INTERREG III B Neighbourhood Programme ► Priority North supports cross-border cooperation on the borders between Estonia, Latvia and Russia. ► Priority South supports cross-border cooperation on the borders between Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus.

12 EuropeAid Russia and Belarus in the Baltic Sea Region Programme ► Russia: Murmansk Oblast, Republic of Karelia, City of St Petersburg, Leningrad, Pskov, Kaliningrad, Novgrorod Oblasts for Barents cooperation also: Archangelsk Oblast, Nenets Okrug, Republic of Komi ► Belarus: the whole of the country

13 EuropeAid Expected Results (1) Fully joint and integrated projects, implemented between actors from partner countries and Member States, both having an equal role in the decision-making process during the preparation, implementation and monitoring of activities

14 EuropeAid Expected Results (2) ► Meeting the specific priorities of local partners in the eligible border regions, allowing for increased ownership by local stakeholders ► Improving the co-ordination between local, regional and national level development plans ► Contributing to enhanced prosperity, stability and security along the external borders of the EU through strengthened co-operation and contacts across borders

15 EuropeAid Integration of ENPI CBC specific issues in BSR priorities (1) Priority 1:Fostering of innovations across the BSR Co-operation in areas of SME development, tourism, trade as well as broader economic and regional development

16 EuropeAid Integration of ENPI CBC specific issues in BSR priorities (2) Priority 2:External and internal accessibility of the BSR Development of joint strategies for future regional transportation (feasibility studies, investment proposals for larger-scale investments)

17 EuropeAid Integration of ENPI CBC specific issues in BSR priorities (3) Priority 3:Management of the Baltic Sea as a common resource Environmental protection, waste treatment and management, energy issues, institutional co- operation in border-related aspects and civil protection

18 EuropeAid Integration of ENPI CBC specific issues in BSR priorities (4) Priority 4: Promoting attractive and competitive cities and regions Public health issues and social affairs (incl. communicable diseases), integration of national minorities, disabled people, youth, regional development (incl. small/medium cities development), tourism, institutional co-operation, capacity building and training, cultural heritage and educational co-operation

19 EuropeAid Further information Mailbox address Website – EuropeAid CBC Website – ENP


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