Due to its geographic location, the Kaliningrad region is actively involved in cross-border cooperation programmes.
For instance, in the years 2006-2009, Lithuania – Poland - Kaliningrad Region of the Russian Federation Programme was implemented with the view of facilitating cross-border cooperation between NUTS III level administrative units in 2004-2006. The programme was financed from the European Regional Development Fund and TACIS.
Implementation of projects under the Lithuania-Poland-Russia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme of the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) for 2007-2013, funded by Russia and the EU, are currently being finalized.
In 2017 calls for project applications within “Poland-Russia 2014-2020” and “Lithuania-Russia 2014-2020” programmes are expected to be announced.
Customarily, the following types of recipients are eligible to apply for cross-border cooperation projects within the framework of such programmes:
Benefits for municipalities and NGOs:
For a more complete presentation of possible benefits to municipalities and NGOs from participation in this work, here are some examples of typical activities implemented in the framework of similar projects:
To participate in projects corresponding application forms meetings a set of requirements and containing detailed description of the main parameters of the future project must be prepared.
Specialists of the Regional Development Agency have many years’ experience of participating in projects with Russia-EU cooperation programmes, and are ready to offer potential applicants assistance in developing applications and implementing projects.
A testimony of the quality of our work within this field of operation is the fact that 3 projects that received comprehensive assistance on the part of the Agency’s staff who performed the duties of project managers and financial managers were awarded during closing conferences of the corresponding cooperation programmes as the best projects in their categories:
Benefits for companies
Commercial organizations are not eligible to participate as applicants, but often benefit from various activities within the framework of international projects.
How does this happen in practice?
For example, the list of activities in the project application may include:
At the same time, the participation of companies (for example, the costs related to travel, accommodation, meals, rent of a conference hall, translators' work, rent of exhibition space, etc.) is covered from the project budget, i.е. it is free for the companies.
Participation of companies in such project opens unique opportunity for them to strengthen their competitiveness by means of finding new partners, extension of their market areas, increase in the level of qualification of their employees, etc.
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