Youth and Greener Europe event in Lappeenranta 27.9.2022 – register now!

What can be achieved with cross-border cooperation? How to benefit from the outputs and what could be done next? Where to apply for funding for a project idea?

Youth and Greener Europe is an event to celebrate together the European Cooperation Day (EC Day) and the European Year of Youth, it is an event to share our joint priority for greener tomorrow. The event is for promoting project results and making contacts. It is an event to look for future possibilities and new directions of cooperation.

The international event is for Finnish and Estonian project beneficiaries and stakeholders, and it is organized in cooperation with South-East Finland – Russia CBC and Estonia EU external border Programmes. The event will take place on Tuesday 27th September in Lappeenranta, Finland. The event will be held in English, no interpretation provided.

The registration deadline is extended and will close on 19th August 2022. The preliminary agenda as well as the reqistration form can be found here.

Confirmation e-mails will be sent to all confirmed participants soon after the registration deadline.

We would be happy to meet you in Lappeenranta!

Update on office hours

Starting on 15th August, the Managing Authority office in Lappeenranta is no longer regularly open. In case you have documents to deliver, we recommend you send them by post. If you want to bring them personally or if you want to meet any of us, please contact us beforehand for an appointment. The mail can always be dropped to Regional Council office (5th floor).

Summertime services

Managing Authority’s office in Lappeenranta is closed between 4th – 29th July. During these weeks the official email is checked occasionally. During the first week of August (1st-5th August) we recommend to contact us before visiting our office.

Have a nice summer!
CBC team

Large Infrastructure Projects (LIP)

By the endorsement of the South-East Finland – Russia CBC 2014–2020 Programme document (JOP) on 18/12/2015, the Large Infrastructure Projects (LIP) jointly adopted by the Finnish and Russian members of the Programming Committee, were enclosed to the direct award –process and possible funding. The projects are identified in the programme document, chapter 5.4 (Programme Documents at Projects, that may receive programme funding without participating to the round of calls, are limited and they must meet the following criteria: 

  • the body to which a project is awarded enjoys a de jure or de facto monopoly; 
  • the project relates to actions with specific characteristics that require a particular type of body based on its technical competence, high degree of specialisation or administrative power. 

To grant a LIP is a rather long process, but representing important character of the cross-border cooperation and development of the Programme area. The process includes assessment of two application phases (concept note and full application) and it has several decision-making and approval steps. All adopted projects enclosed to the JOP may not receive grant contract, but those endorsing the requirements for funding, are expected to be launched by 30 June 2019, latest.  

The Programme will publish information of each project, according their launching. Following figurative presentations in English, Finnish and Russian describe the LIP process, as a whole. 

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1848,Applications from the second call moving forward”