Estonian EU external border programme



Name of Lead Beneficiary

Võru Town Government_ER65

Associated partners

Võru Kesklinna School; Võru Kreutzwaldi School; Võru Järve School; The Environmental Board; Pskov Humanitarian Lyceum, School No 15; State budgetary educational institution of Pskov region "Centre for special education №1".

Thematic objective

TO6 Environmental protection, climate change mitigation and adaption

Start date: 18.04.2019

End date: 17.04.2022

Duration: 36 months

Specific area

Increasing awareness of environmental protection and efficient use of energy resources

Programme co-financing

557 714,68 EUR

Total budget

619 683 EUR


South Estonia
Pskov region

Contact email

[email protected]

Project status

Completed (1)

BioAware (completen on EST side) - ER65

Improving biodiversity and increasing awareness of environmental protection in regional centres in Estonian-Russian border area

BioAware project helps to shape people’s behaviour and raise their awareness about the need of environmental protection and the importance of sustainable and biologically diverse environment. 

Specific objectives:

  • To raise the people’s awareness of the importance of environmental protection and energy-efficient practices
  • To create an attractive, biologically diverse and environmentally sustainable urban area in regional centres (Võru and Pskov)

Main activities:

  • Preparation of educational materials for envrionmental studies in Võru and Pskov;
  • Environment awareness raising campaigns including tree planting; purchase of equipment for youth research and art projects;
  • Youth and teachers’ exchanges are organized for increasing knowledge about best practices;
  • Reconstruction of 3,9 ha park area around river Mirozhka in Pskov (Russia) including small scale purification water asset and 4,2 ha of creek Koreli shore in Võru (Estonia)  to make recreation areas and outdoor study of environment more attractive.


Project portfolio

School student interview about the project in Estonian

Photo gallery of family festival “Green Võru” in Võru, Estonia on 14 September 2019

Photo Gallery