Estonian EU external border programme


More than 70 applicants, potential partners and Programme stakeholders were involved in a two-day Informational Seminar for the 1st Call for Proposals held on 7-8 February in Pskov (Russia). 99% of the audience assessed the content of the seminar as useful and very useful. 95% of the respondents made their mind to apply for the Call.

The event was opened by Ms Natalia Goleva – head of the external economic relations Department, State Committee for economic development and investment policy of the Pskov region and  Ms Julia Koger – the representative of the National Authority of Estonia, the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Estonia.


The purpose of the seminar was to introduce Applicants and potential partners in detail with Programme Guidelines and requirements in order to ensure smooth preparation of Project Summary Forms on the first stage of the Call.


During the 1st day of the seminar Joint Technical Secretariat presented thematic objectives and indicative activities, eligibility of partners, Programme requirements on communication and visibility, budget planning issues and eligibility of costs. Overview of eMS and key principles of working with the system while uploading information to the Project Summary Form in the eMS was also delivered.


Practical exercises on eligibility of costs and other issues have warmed up the audience thus initiating Questions and Answers session.


Second day was devoted to project individual consultations, during which many practical questions on elaboration of projects were asked.


Next informational seminar will be organized by the Programme in St.Petersburg on 20-21 February.

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

Photo Gallery of the seminar.