Trilateral cooperation on Environmental Challenges in the Joint Border Area
Lead partner: Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Lapland (ELYLAP), Finland
The goal of the Trilateral cooperation on Environmental Challenges in the Joint Border Area (TEC) project is to produce information on environmental impacts of airborne emissions, regulation of waterways and climate change in the Finnish-Norwegian-Russian border region.
Young Innovative Entrepreneurs is a business development project that will make it more attractive for young entrepreneurs to stay and do business as well as initiate projects in the Barents region.
The Young Innovative Entrepreneurs project aims to develop a support system for implement innovative business ideas by young innovative entrepreneurs in the Barents region, facilitating cross-border cooperation.
Project applicant seminars are targeted towards the partnerships that are in an advanced planning phase of their projects and will submit their application for the third call. The Project applicant seminars are working seminars focused on preparing the project application. Seminar day is built on three main blocks: Programme/ project intervention logic, designing a work plan and drafting a budget.
As a part of the third call for project applications the Joint Secretariat organises two Project applicant seminars, in Tallinn and Stockholm. Please visit the programme website for details and registration.
In these times of tension between Russia and Western Europe there is a real success story: the Northern Dimension cooperation. It is an equal Partnership between Russia, European Union, Norway and Iceland, concentrating on projects of common interest in four fields: environment, health, transport and logistics, and culture. For each field there is a Partnership with own specific structures. On the political level, the Foreign Ministers´ biannual meetings are the top decision making body for the Northern Dimension. The Ministerial meeting held two years ago under the chairmanship of Lady Ashton was attended by 14 Foreign Ministers.