Latest News from our projects
Enhancement of Oil Spill Response System ... project has opened n oil weathering laboratory in Murmansk. See TV21 news of the opening ceremony in TV21 website . Basic info on the project is e.g. in this poster.
Kolarctic Sports and Recreational Activities, also known as Kola Sport has published its 4th newsletter in Finnish. See it here.
See the newsletter from New Horizons! The project is a huge collection of cooperation activities in arts.
Fishermen visited Varzuga
Salmon fishermen from Finland and Norway visited Varzuga village and got acquainted with the White Sea salmon fisheries. Read more in Russian on PINRO:s website.
Talk about journalism in Barents Cafe
Our project Barents Mediasphere is organising the next Barents Cafe on Thursday, September 12th. See Barents Mediasphere website
What is happening during next fall in SWOP (Barents Cross-Border Cultural Experts) ? See their Newsletter.
X-Border Art Biennial is in Rovaniemi, Luleå and Severomorsk June 19th - October 6th. The exhibition wants to explore and illuminate questions about boundaries, identity, cultural diversity and knowledge. See more in http://www.x-border.info . Read X-Border Art Biennial Catalogue / Magazine here: http://issuu.com/x-border/docs/magazine
NEW HORIZONS is, in one of its sub-projects, promoting competence development of young entrepreneurs in the arts and culture branches. The participants to their education and networking seminar come from Sweden, Finland, Russia and Norway. More about this is written in Swedishon the Lead Partner's website.
Barents Mediasphere is a project where journalists of the Kolarctic region have, among other things, the possibility to share experiences. See article about their visit to Russia in Barentsinfo
X-Border Art Biennial is approaching. It has invited artists to explore and illuminate questions about boundaries, identity, cultural diversity and knowledge in a time of globalisation. See http://www.x-border.info / . The X-Border Art Biennial is part of the project New Horizons.
CEEPRA works e.g. with estimation and modelling the consequenses of a nuclear accident in Northern Finland. See what the newspaper Kaleva has written about this on May 5th, 2013.
SWOP (an abbreviation for the project name Northern Cross-Border Cultural Experts) has a training session to offer, see the news on the Swop website
Connecting Young Barents
is a project connecting young people from Russia, Finland and Norway - around arts, music, hobbies... see their blog:
ConEct lähettää opiskelijoita työssäoppimisjaksoille naapurimaihin
This is how ConEct helps students to go cross-borders. The article is in Finnish only, taken from magazine "Käpyset" of Lapland Vocational College.
The Programme Kolarctic ENPI CBC is one of the ENPI financing instruments of the European Union. The ENPI programmes are being implemented on the external borders of the EU.
Kolarctic ENPI CBC has granted financing to totally 50 projects during the programme period 2007-2013. In the projects, the project partners are a wide range of public and private organisations on the Kolarctic region. The core programme region consists of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark counties in Norway, Norrbotten in Sweden, Lapland in Finland, Murmansk and Arkhangelsk regions and Nenets autonomous district in Russia.
In many contexts, the region is also being referred to as the Barents region. The Kolarctic ENPI CBC programme region differs from the region known as the Barents Euro-Arctic region somewhat: the latter includes also Kainuu region in Finland, and Karelia republic and Komi republic in Russia. Kainuu and Komi are not eligible regions in Kolarctic ENPI CBC.
No more calls for proposals are going to be launched.
In the projects, that are co-financed by Kolarctic ENPI CBC, organisations develop their activities with cross-border partners, and promote the development of the region.
The Regional Council of Lapland works as the administrative authority of Kolarctic ENPI CBC Programme.
A kick off meeting for the planning of ENI 2014-2020 has been hald in St Petersburg 21.-22. May. Norway, Russia and EU participated, and the meeting started the planning of the ENI programmes for the regions of current ENPI programmes Kolarctic, Karelia and Southeast Finland - Russia.
Slides used in the kick-off are available here:
ENPI CBC Branch Office in Vadsö, Norway, has a website in
http://www.enpi-info.eu/ is spreading information about ENPI programmes . The ENPI Info Centre itself is a project funded by the EC.
The RCBI has been a project supporting the Partners countries' participation in ENPI programmes. The project has put useful material on its website