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.
Barents Boys Choir collected in Keminmaa in May. See how Pohjolan sanomat wrote about it. Barents Boys´ Choir is a part of New Horizons-project.
The CEEPRA project (Collaboration Network on Euroarctic Environmental Radiation Protection and Research) presents its activities in an understandable way in a newly released booklet. It is available e.g. here in English and in Finnish.
Barents Journal project informs that the first issue of a new academic journal Barents Studies: Peoples, Economies and Politics is published. The new journal consists of multidisciplinary peer-reviewed articles, book reviews and presentations of young scholars and their Barents related research. The journal is published in printed as well as in electronic form and it is free of charge for all interested readers.
Access to the electronic version of the journal (free of charge): www.barentsinfo.org/barentsstudies
************New Horizons is the big project in cultural co-operation. Their newsletter archive is here: New Horizons Newsletters
SUMILCERE (short for Sustainable Mining, local
environmental regulation in the Kolarctic area) has been presented in the Parliament magazine in November, 2013. A .pdf including the article is here .
Crossover Crafts – Artisans Without Borders is one of the projects in Kolarctic ENPI CBC. See their interesting blog – presenting loghouse renovation. http://crossovercrafts.wordpress.com/
The Sound of Barents is part of the huge cultural
project New Horizons. See their beautiful annual report:
of Barents year 2013
Kolarctic Salmon-project was handled in Sör-Varanger Avis (in Norwegian) in December 2013. Nå vet de hvor sjölaksen kommer fra
A School for All works in developing inclusive education on our region. Their latest publication is Learning from our Neighbours – Inclusive Education in the Making. http://www.ulapland.fi/loader.aspx?id=d9fec133-5f60-4ce3-9323-1e925a38fbdf
Oil Spill Response System is the shortened name of a Kolarctic project workin with the risk of oil spills. The project has established a testing laboratory, see a newsfilm of the opening (in Russian TV21)
A competition launched by INTERACT. The theme of the video
competition is "border issues, border solutions," and is open to
all ETC, IPA CBC and ENPI CBC programmes and projects as well as
other film-makers. Videos should be a maximum of 3 minutes, relate
to programmes or projects in the 2007-2013 programming period and
depict European border challenges and how these have been overcome
There will be a separate ENPI CBC prize category with two awards available: one public people's choice award and a jury award. Both prizes will be a paid trip to Milan to attend the EC Day kick off event there on 15 September.
Videos can be uploaded onto the EC Day website until 15 July and both the public and jury voting will take place between 16 July and 15 August.
Please spread the word of this competition to any relevant
We wish you good luck and we look forward to seeing your videos!
The Kolarctic ENPI CBC Branch Office in Vadsö, Norway, has a website in Norwegian; http://www.kolarctic.no/
http://www.enpi-info.eu/ is spreading information about ENPI programmes . The ENPI Info Centre itself is a project funded by the EC.