Estonian EU external border programme


XI St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum took place in St.Petersburg, Russia, on 28-30 November October 2018 and hosted over 3 000 participants.

XI St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum started on 28 November 2018, being the universal platform for business communication of all participants of innovation activities and a key event for the development and support of innovations.

Acting Governor of St. Petersburg, Alexander Beglov at the opening ceremony of the Forum.


Delegation presenting Estonia-Russia CBC Programme 2014-2020:  Aleksander  Vukkert – State Shared Service Centre of Estonia, Advisor; Unda Ozolina – Head of  Joint Technical Secretariat; Polina Zaytseva – Programme consultant and Sergey Balanev – Information manager.

Participants of the event had opportunity to get specific information about activities of the CBC Programme at the dedicated counter on the exhibition stand “Global and Regional partners of St. Petersburg”, including various  promotional materials.



Aleksander Vukkert delivered presentation on the current status of the Estonia-Russia Programme implementation at the Round table “International Cooperation Programmes: New Financial Opportunities for Internationalization and Global Integration”.

Introductions to the implementation of South-East Finland-Russia, Latvia-Russia and Baltic Sea Region Programmes were also the topics of the agenda, illustrated by the presentations of 5 CBC projects recently started within South-East Finland-Russia and Baltic Sea Region Programmes.