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Title: Small Scale People to People Cooperation

INTERREG IIIA Conference "United by Borders"
24-25 September 2007 Reval Hotel Latvia, Riga
  • Small Scale People to People Cooperation
  • Workshop
  • Facilitator Vytautas Stankevicius, Kaunas
    University of Technology, certified moderator
  • Co-facilitaror Birute Markeviciute, Joint
    Secretariat Riga

  • Goals of the Workshop
  • to discuss the experience and results of the
    approved projects
  • to develop recommendations/good practice
    solutions for the future cross-border cooperation
    Programmes and projects

  • Agenda
  • Short introduction by moderator
  • Overview of approved projects
  • Work in groups
  • Presentation of group results
  • Presentations from projects
  • Discussions and conclusions.

Definition of small scale projects
  • Small budget
  • 5.000 -50.000 EUR ERDF
  • 10.000 - 50.000 EUR Tacis
  • Duration 18 months
  • Applicants additionally NGOs as Lead Partners
  • Structure
  • soft cooperation projects
  • creation of contacts and networks among people
    and institutions

Definition of small scale projects
  • Sectors
  • North under all supported co-operation fields
  • South Topic 2 projects
  • Types of activities
  • creation of contacts and networks among people
    and institutions in spheres of culture,
    education, business, social work, recreation,
    heritage, environment, etc
  • organisation of joint cross-border events
  • training and qualification
  • development of strategies, initiatives,
    cooperation structures, exchange of experience
  • municipal, local cooperation and provision of
    services etc.

Some Statistics
  • 31 projects out of 99 approved projects are
    small-scale in both Priorities.
  • Of these
  • 4 support cooperation with Russian partners
  • 2 support cooperation with Belarusian partners.
  • 1,7 million EUR total budget (620,738 North
    Priority and 1.110,234 South Priority)
  • Average 56 000 EUR
  • Smallest 9600 EUR
  • Largest 105 000 EUR

97 partners from 5 countries
  • 31 in North Priority
  • 66 in South Priority

Lead Partners
Partners by Type
Fields of Cooperation
Projects Achievements on Estonian- Latvian
border ...
  • Environment management
  • gather best available knowledge for mire habitat
    management, protection and restoration
  • Tourism development
  • establish velo tourism route by the waking routes
    of two important cultural figures Krisjanis
    Barons and Kristjan Jaak Peterson
  • Youth education
  • establish networks of youth and teenagers in
    rural regions by supporting youth projects
  • share art and musical traditions between border
  • develop entrepreneur attitudes and skills among
    young people in border regions

Projects Achievements on Estonian-LatvianRussian
border ...
  • Business development
  • expand the established Baltic states business
    network to St. Petersburg and Leningrad oblast
  • Environment management
  • prepare management plan for protection and
    sustainable use of fish resources at lake Peipsi
  • determine transboundary management needs for
    three large wetland areas by Lake Peipsi
  • Municipal cooperation
  • update Vidzeme and Pechory district development
    strategies, improve planning methodology
  • Social services
  • - develop centers for disabled people and
    strenghten institutional
    cooperation contacts

Projects Achievements on Latvian-Lithuanian
  • Business development
  • create a basis for a balanced joint development
    of horticulture sector
  • unite enterprises of Southern Lithuania and East
    Latvia in the created wood enterprises cluster
  • establish Daugavpils business information center
    based on Zarasai business center model
  • local micro and small entrepreneurs elaborate
    innovative products
  • flax industry enterprises establish a cooperation
  • Tourism development
  • commonly develop tourism between
    Daugavpils-Zarasai (LV-LT)
  • Municipal cooperation
  • market positive image of euroregion Saule as
    attractive place to live and work

Projects Achievements on Latvian-Lithuanian
  • Culture management
  • develop a strategy for preserving and developing
    cultural heritage in one of oldest towns of Ludza
    (LV) and Moletai (LT)
  • prepare joint musical as a pilot project to test
    the developed cooperation model
  • organise amateur artists festivals in rural
  • Social services
  • establish network of families having hearing
    impaired children and young deaf people
  • Youth education
  • promote active sport tourism among youth as
    alternative way of spending free time
  • establish a network of libraries and artists and
    prepare a photo exhibition of people and
    their environment in border areas

Projects Achievements onLatvian-Lithuanian-Belaru
sian border...
  • Business development
  • - improve finance management capacities of SMEs
    in border regions
  • foster cooperation between regional branches of
    Chambers of Commerce and Industry and SMEs
    through creation of joint ventures and
    development strategy
  • Environment management
  • improve conditions for conservation and
    management of biodiversity in transboundary lake
    of Drukiai
  • Municipal cooperation
  • involve community in energy saving and promote
    efficient use of energy resources

Main features of projects
  • variety of fields of cooperation
  • focus on establishment of contacts and networks
  • no or small investments
  • focus on environment management, youth education
    in North Priority
  • focus on business, culture cooperation, youth
    education in South Priority
  • main partners are NGOs and local public
  • small partnerships simple projects structures