Estonian EU external border programme

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Thematic objective

TO1 Business and SME development

Start date: 01.07.2023

End date: 31.12.2023

Duration: 6 months

Specific area

Increasing SME development and entrepreneurship by fostering cross-border business contacts and the development of services and products

Programme co-financing

300 000,00

Total budget

400 000,00


Northeast Estonia

Contact email

[email protected]

Project status

Ongoing (6th Call for proposals)

Step by Step - ER233

The external-border area of the Republic of Estonia “Narva border riverside” is actively developing and converted into safe, comfortable place for tourists, visitors and business development.

However, the important and authentic part of the area  – “Hahn Staircase” that links the lower and upper promenade in historical part of city is in a deplorable state.

Overall objective: to increase the attractiveness of Narva cultural and heritage sites to visitors and business by reconstruction of the Hahn Stairs.

Specific objectives:

  • to complete the reconstruction works of Hahn stairs;
  • to create conditions to attract visitors and SMEs to riverside area including opportunities to do business on the Hahn’ staircase site.