To ensure smooth preparation process of the Large Infrastructure Projects (LIP) of Estonia-Russia CBC Programme 2014-2020 five consultations and one joint seminar with active participation of potential project Applicants and partners from Estonia and Russia were held in period from February till May 2016. Events were organised by the Managing Authority and the Joint Technical Secretariat of the Programme.

Joint Programming Committee of Estonia-Russia CBC Programme has identified five Large Infrastructure Projects what are aimed to be financed without call for proposals as direct awards.

These projects aim to preserve the cultural heritage, to develop tourism and business potential of the border region, to contribute to the protection and improvement of the transboundary Lake Peipsi and to quality of joint water assets.  Planned LIPs are stated in the Joint Operational Programme of Estonia-Russia CBC Programme.

The overall indicative amount made available from the Programme for the Large Infrastructure Projects is EUR 20 477 108,62.

Estonia-Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 promotes joint activities for improvement of the border region`s development and competitiveness.

The launch of the first Call for Proposals is expected by the end of 2016.