This week (III) Euroregio: Euregio Karelia (funding programmes)

On the official web sige of the Karelia Euroregion, the following funding programmes are underlined specifically for the territorial area in concern:

1. The Karelia ENPI CBC Programme

The Karelia ENPI CBC Programme is a cross-border cooperation programme implemented in the regions Kainuu, North Karelia and Oulu in Finland and in the Republic of Karelia in Russia. It provides a framework for continuing cross-border cooperation which was formerly pursued through the Interreg II and III A Karelia Programmes and the Euregio Karelia Neighbourhood Programme. The adjacent regions are Lappi and Pohjois-Savo in Finland and the city of St Petersburg and the areas of Leningrad, Murmansk and Archangel in Russia.

The key objective of the programme is to strengthen cross-border cooperation in strategically important territories in the programme area and to provide preconditions for pursuing such cooperation in practise.

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2. South-East Finland – Russia ENPI CBC Programme

The South-East Finland – Russia ENPI CBC -Programme continues the cross-border cooperation implemented previously through the The South-East Finland – Russia Neighbourhood Programme. The Programme covers the South Karelia, South Savo, and Kymenlaakso regions in Finland and the city of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region in Russia. The areas that may participate in the programme as adjacent regions include East Uusimaa, Päijät-Häme and North Savo, and the Republic of Karelia.

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3. The Kolarctic ENPI CBC Programme

The Kolarctic ENPI CBC 2007-2013 Programme promotes cross-border cooperation between the countries in the North Calotte and northwest Russia. The area covered by the Kolarctic ENPI CBC Programme comprises Lapland in Finland, Norrbotten in Sweden, Finnmark, Troms and Nordland in Norway and Murmansk Oblast, Archangelsk Oblast and Nenets Autonomous District in Russia. Adjacent areas are Northern Ostrobothnia in Finland, Västerbotten in Sweden and Republic of Karelia, Leningrad Oblast and St Petersburg in Russia.

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