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1 State of Play State of Play Estonia–Latvia–Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme within European Neighbourhood Partnership Instrument Unda Ozolina Head of the Joint Technical Secretariat 19 September 2012, Võru

2 ENPI Programmes: main features European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument – promoting stability and prosperity on and beyond the borders of the European Union. Countries participating in the Programmes are involved in implementation and decision making on the equal basis 2

3 ENPI CBC Land border, Sea Crossing and Sea Basin Programmes 2007 – Landborder ProgrammesOversea border Programmes 3

4 ESTLATRUS CBC Programme Aim and Priorities The strategic objective The strategic objective of the Programme is to promote joint development activities for the improvement of the region’s competitiveness by utilising its potential and beneficial location on the cross roads between the EU and Russian Federation Priority 1 Priority 1. Socio-economic development Priority 2 Priority 2. Common challenges Priority 3 Priority 3. Promotion of people to people cooperation 4

5 Total Programme budget EUR EUR additional financing from Estonian State budget for Large scale projects involving partners from Estonia and Russia 5

6 6 1 st Open Call for Proposals

7 Focus on Support to Applicants Over 1000 consultations provided More than 1000 people consulted Over 100 answers to FAQs published on Programme website 7 1 st Open Call for Proposals (1) Launched:Submission deadline: 23 August November 2010

8 8 Seminar in Valmiera, Latvia 1 st Open Call for Proposals (2) Application packs in JTS, Riga

9 1 st Call in figures (1) 925 projects awarded Quality Assessment 133 applications Eligibility Verification 190 applications Opening Session and Administrative Check 204 applications 226 applications submitted

10 10 Submitted applications per country 1 st Call in figures (2) Submitted applications by Programme Priorities

11 11 Financing (1) Available Programme financing EUR Approved Total amount of Programme Grant EUR Grant Contracts with all 25 projects have been signed before mid-April 2012

12 1st Open Call for Proposals Programme grants per Measure 12 Financing (2) Awarded Grants by Programme Measures Payments to awarded projects 2011ca. EUR 1,5 million JAN – JUN 2012 ca. EUR 4,5 million

13 Partnerships 13 Project Partners per country Amount of partners in the projects Number of projects

14 14 Support to projects Beneficiary seminars

15 Example of Project – Priority 1 Exploring the history of narrow gauge railway EHNGR Enhance the historical research of railway history in Estonia and Russia and increase accessibility of tourism information Total project budget: EUR Duration: 18 months Project partners (2):  Turi Rural Municipality (EST)  Non-profit organization “Imperatorski Voksal” (RUS) 15

16 Example of Project – Priority 2 Tartu, Rezekne, Pskov: Green Management for Urban Development & Planning in EE-LV-RU Border Capitals GreenMan 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 Estonia-Latvia-Russia border area for their residents and visitors. Total project budget: EUR Duration: 24 months Project partners (10):  NGO “Lake Peipsi Project, Pskov” (RUS)  9 partners in EST, LAT and RUS 16

17 Example of Project – Priority 3 Improving availability of medical information and counselling MEDINF Increasing the availability of medical counselling services via telephone, internet and other means by using ICT solutions (algorithm-based counselling software and Counselling Centre) in the border areas of Estonia and Russia Total project budget: EUR Duration: 27 months Project partners ():  Estonian Advice Centres (North-East Estonia)  4 partners in EST, LAT and RUS 17

18 18 2 nd Restricted Call for Proposals

19 Timeline 19 Concept Note Evaluation Stage 10 January 2012Launch of the 2 nd Call for Proposals 27 February 2012Deadline for submission of Concept Notes 29 June 2012 JMC decision on Shortlisted Projects Support of applicants: info seminars, consultation days, FAQ section on the website Full Application Form Evaluation Stage 12 September 2012 Deadline for submission of Full Application Forms December 2012Decision on award of the Grant January 2013Minor changes and clarification stage January - February 2013Signing of Grant Contracts 19

20 Concept Note Evaluation Stage 20

21 21 Priority% Priority I40,32 Priority II47,83 Priority III11,32 NA0,53 Requested grant funding by Programme Measures (%) 21 Concept Note Evaluation Stage

22 22 2 nd Call: Interim Results ?Awarddecision 38 applications shortlisted Quality Assessment 278 applications 333 applications submitted

23 23 2 nd Call Financial Envelope Total requested financing by the Shortlisted applications EUR ,63 Total amount of Programme Grant available for this Call for Proposals EUR ,00

24 24 Focus on Support to potential applicants and partners Seminar in Valka, Latvia Open Day in Riga, Latvia Seminar in Rakvere, Estonia Open Day in Pskov, Russia

25 25 Large Scale Projects

26 26  30% of the Programme financing has been allocated to the LSPs, in addition Estonian co-financing of ca. EUR 9,0 million has been allocated to the LSPs;  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;  2 Grant Contracts are signed in July 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.

27 Main topics of the LSPs 27 Improvement of the border crossing infrastructure on the borders between Estonia - Russian Federation and Latvia –Russian Federation Development of Narva–Ivangorod fortress ensemble Renovation of wastewater treatment plants around Lake Peipsi

28 Improvement of traffic and border crossing possibilities in Varska-Pechory monastery road SAFE ROAD Total project budget: EUR ,20 Grant Contract: Signed in July 2012 Project partners (4):  Estonian Road Administration (EST)  Administration of Pechory District (RUS)  Municipal Culture Institution “Pechory Culture Centre” (RUS)  General partnership “Shans&Co” (RUS) 28

29 Complex reconstruction border crossing points in Invangorod and in Narva Total project budget: EUR Grant Contract: Expected to be signed in September 2012 Project partners (4):  Estonian Ministry of the Interior (EST)  The Federal Agency for the Development of the State Border Facilities of the Russian Federation (Rosgranitsa) (RUS)  State Real Estate Ltd. (EST)  Federal State Budget institution Rosgranstroy (RUS) 29

30 Economically and environmentally sustainable Lake Peipsi area Total project budget: EUR Grant Contract: Expected to be signed in September 2012 Project partners (11):  Estonian Ministry of the Interior (EST)  Tartu City Government (EST)  Mustvee City Government (EST)  Kallaste City Government (EST)  Rapina Rural Municipality Government (EST)  State Committee on Natural Management and Protection of the Environment in Pskov Region (RUS)  Administration of Gdovsky Area (RUS)  Administration of Pskovsky Area (RUS)  Administration of Pechorsky Area (RUS)  State Institution of Social Service “Pervomaysky Psycho-neurologic Dispensary” (RUS)  Municipal enterprise of the Pskov city “Gorvodokanal” (RUS) 30

31 Reconstruction of border checkpoint “Vientuli” (LAT) and arrangement of border checkpoint “Brunishevo” (RUS) Total project budget: EUR Grant Contract: Expected to be signed in September 2012 Project partners (3):  State JSC “State Real Estate” (LAT)  Federal Agency for Development of the State Border Facilities of Russian Federation (Rosgranitsa) (RUS)  Federal State Budget institution Rosgranstroy (RUS) 31

32 Development of the unique Narva-Ivangorod trans-border fortress ensemble as a single cultural and tourism object Total project budget: EUR Grant Contract: Signed in July 2012 Project partners (2):  Narva City Government, Department for Development and Economy (EST)  The Leningrad Region State Cultural Institution “Museum Agency” (RUS) 32

33 33 Information and Visibility of the Programme

34 Key Events September VIII Annual International Conference “Cross-border Cooperation: The Russian Federation, The European Union And Norway” (Pskov, Russia) 21 September European Cooperation Day 2012 – 20 Local Events in Estonia, Latvia and Russia September Conference “Russian-European Cross Border Cooperation – A Tool To Promote Innovation”, and Exhibition during V St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum (St. Petersburg, Russia) 31 October Annual Programme Event “Cross Border Cooperation. Advancing Partnership. Bridging Together” (Narva, Estonia) 34

35 Programme webpage  on-line registration system for events  project search tool  news in 4 languages  projects can publish their news  subscription to programme news 35

36 Programme participation in European Cooperation Day ● at least 25 Projects of the Programme (including 2 LSPs) are participating ● about 20 different activities (out of ca. 150 Europe wide) for local communities in 32 local places in the Programme area ● 6 Promotional Projects ● media 36

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