Estonian EU external border programme


The 1st Call for proposals of the Estonia-Russia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme (CBC) 2014-2020 is open from 17 January 2017. Deadline for submission of project applications (Project Summary Forms) is 3 April 2017 at 17:00 (Estonian time).

There are three thematic objectives (TO) supported by the Programme under the 1st Call for proposals:

  • TO1 Business and SME development
  • TO5 Support to local and regional good governance
  • TO6 Environmental protection, climate change mitigation and adaptation

The Programme will finance activities within the projects which have a purely cross-border character and involve at least two beneficiaries of whom at least one from the Republic of Estonia and at least one from the Russian Federation.

Eligible Programme area:
–  Fom  Estonia: Kirde-Eesti, Lõuna-Eesti, Kesk-Eesti and as  adjoining region Põhja-Eesti, incl. Tallinn (only under TO1 and TO6).
–  From Russia:  St.Petersburg, Leningrad region and Pskov region.

As minimum 10% of the total eligible costs must be co-financed by the beneficiaries. Total available amount from the Programme for the 1st Call for proposals is EUR 10 000 476,78.

Project submission is in two stages – Project Summary Form and Full Application Form. Applications shall be submitted via electronic Monitoring System (eMS).

Guidelines for the 1st Call for proposals and related documents are published on the website of the Estonia-Russia CBC Programme

For support to potential Applicants and partners of the 1st Call for proposals the Joint Technical Secretariat is organising three seminars and providing consultations in Estonia and Russia.

Estonia-Russia CBC Programme 2014-2020 aims to foster cross-border cooperation across the borders between the Republic of Estonia and the Russian Federation to promote economic and social development in regions on both sides of the common borders.

Estonia-Russia CBC Programme 2014-2020 is co-financed by the European Union, the Republic of Estonia and the Russian Federation.

Announcement of the 1st Call for proposals in Estonian  and in Russian.