Estonian EU external border programme


The Large Infrastructure Project (LIP) “Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Lake Peipsi area 2” – Common Peipsi 2 (ER2) has been officially launched since Programme Managing Authority and Lead Beneficiary, Setomaa Municipality Government, signed Grant Contract on 20 June 2019 for the grant in the amount more than 4 million euros.  

LIP Common Peipsi 2 will be implemented by six Estonian partners:

  • Setomaa Municipality Government
  • Tartu City Government
  • Luunja Rural Municipality Government
  • Mustvee City Government
  • Alataguse Rural Municipality Government
  • Räpina Rural Municipality Government

and three Russian partners:

  • State Committee of the Pskov region for economic development and investment policy
  • Administration of the Pskovsky area
  • Municipal enterprise of the Pskov city “Gorvodokanal”

Common Peipsi 2 project will work for improvement of the environmental situation of the Lake Peipsi/Chudsko-Pskovskoe basin and development of local tourism economy. Thus border area will become more attractive for investing, businesses, inhabitants and visitors.

Reconstruction of waste-water facilities in Russia and establishing contemporary infrastructure in small harbours on Estonian and Russian sides are foreseen by the project.

Project activities will include:

In Russia:

  • – Reconstruction of 1 water (in Cheryokha village) and 1 waste-water treatment facility (in Pskov city);
  • – Construction of the contemporary mooring infrastructure in Tolbitsa village of Pskovsky area in accordance to environmental requirements;
  • – Purchase of passenger vessel for regulating transport connection in the Pskov-Peipsi water area between mainland and islands in Pskovsky area for local inhabitants, entrepreneurs and tourists.

In Estonia:

  • – Construction of 3 small harbours (in Värska, Luunja, Vasknarva of Alataguse) and establishment of new contemporary infrastructure in these small harbours (stationary and floating piers, slips, facility for disposal of garbage, lighting, toilet, crane platform, etc);
  • – Further development of small harbours in Mustvee and Räpina: services, repair halls, water and wastewater facilities, places for yacht landing, recreation area, etc; construction of hall for historic passenger ships in Tartu as educational-cultural centre.

Within the project exchange of knowledge between specialists on the most effective and efficient solutions in development of small harbours, water and waste-water treatment facilities and best practices in maintenance of harbours will be organized.

The project will be implemented in the course of 30 months and supported by the overall budget EUR 5 199 139,00 which includes Programme co-financing in the amount of EUR 4 256 923,73.                                      

Large Infrastructure Projects are strategic cross-border cooperation projects identified by the Programme and are contracted through the direct award procedure.