Latest News from our projects
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.
Basic facts about Kolarctic ENPI CBC:
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 works by granting financing to projects. A minimum requirement is that there is one participant from the Russian programme area and one participant from the Finnish or Swedish programme area. (In some cases one Russian and one Norwegian partner is enough.)
Then, what is the programme area? It includes Nordland, Troms and Finnmark counties in Norway, Norrbotten in Sweden, Lapland in Finland, Murmansk and Arkhangelsk regions and Nenets autonomous district in Russia. Västerbotten in Sweden, Oulu Region (Northern Ostrobothnia) in Finland, Republic of Karelia, Leningrad region and St. Petersburg in Russia are also eligible regions, with certain conditions.
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.
The Kolarctic ENPI CBC financing is for projects, by which organisations develop their own activities with cross-border partners. So it may be worth taking a look at the programme Kolarctic ENPI CBC - does it have the same goals as your organization?
The Regional Council of Lapland works as the administrative authority of Kolarctic ENPI CBC Programme.
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