Three CBC Programmes “South-East Finland – Russia”, “Kolarctic” and “Karelia” are present in the All-Russia Forum in St. Petersburg in October, where they organize a Round Table discussion and a project exhibition on the premises of the Forum.
Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC) is a well-functioning tool to facilitate neighbouring countries Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway in finding better solutions for business development, innovation, education, environmental protection, cultural activities, transport connections of bordering regions, and much more. Three CBC Programmes “South-East Finland – Russia”, “Kolarctic” and “Karelia” are co-financed by the European Union and the participating countries.
The Managing Authorities of the Programmes, together with their Russian Branch Offices, are organizing the Round Table discussion on 25 October 2021, at 17:15–19:15 in Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya Hotel, St. Petersburg. The key speakers of the first session are National authorities from Russia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the European Commission, EU Delegation to Russia, and the CBC Programmes. Second session gives floor to the regional development organizations, educational institutions and business support organizations acting as the projects’ implementers. The Round Table is organized in hybrid format with on-site and on-line speakers. Discussions can be followed
- In English: https://youtu.be/Ai4MtovHwwc (Round Table “Cross-Border Cooperation — In Action for Border Regions”)
- По-русски: https://youtu.be/NcGf2a4nZLk (Круглый стол «Приграничное сотрудничество в действии на благо сопредельных регионов»)
The Forum, with all parties engaged to the joint discussion, is good platform to increase dialog over the implementation of the CBC Programmes, and showcase the projects’ results. Its Round Table exchanges mutual understanding between the national and regional stakeholders, business and civil society about common values and development targets. The discussion is also a contribution to development of the next generation of Programmes for programming period 2021-2027.
The Forum participants and visitors are welcome to visit the joint exhibition of CBC funded projects to get the first -hand information about the benefits of cooperation for the involved stakeholders, the regions and people.
The main focuses of projects’ showcases are:
- Greener and smarter future
- Cross-border collaboration as the behavior transformer
- Matchmaking science, business and people
- Empowering synergies