Karelia ENI CBC

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    Programme Thematic Objectives

    • Thematic objective Business and SME development Investment priority Growing cross-border business cooperation is dedicated to activities which improve the preconditions for the businesses and SME’s to operate cross the border. Specific objective
      • To create new working possibilities with cross-border cooperation for those already living in the region and also for people willing to move to the region, with special focus being on young people.
    • Thematic objective Promotion of local culture and preservation of historical heritage Investment priority Attractive cultural environment Specific objective
      • Activities on culture focus on the development of new and innovative forms of culture. The cross-border environment offers new opportunities, especially for cultural activities. Capacity building of cultural stakeholders is seen as a key development area including inter alia the entrepreneurship skills as a whole, knowhow on marketing and the building of cooperation networks. Capacity-building activities aim also to improve the cost-effectiveness of the enterprises working in the cultural sector.
    • Thematic objective Environmental protection, climate change mitigation and adaptation Investment priority Clean and comfortable region to live Specific objective
      • Clean environment and diverse and unique culture are strengths and key attraction factors of the Programme region. Objective of the priority is to use these attraction factors as an inducement for people to stay or move to the region.
      • Environmental activities focus on improving the living environments – including also the built environment. The utilisation of environmental technology and expertise – including pure drinking water and waste management as well as energy efficiency offers possibilities with mutual benefit and explicitly improve the peoples living conditions. Expertise is available in the programme area though there are also large-scale development needs. Attention is also paid to the activities improving environmental awareness and knowhow.
    • Thematic objective Improvement of accessibility to the regions, development of sustainable and climate-proof transport and communication networks and systems Investment priority Functioning border crossing Specific objective
      • Possibility to cross the border fluently and easily is one key precondition for active cross-border cooperation – for both people and businesses. Border infrastructure forms the cornerstone for physical connections. Karelia CBC programme shall focus on removing the bottlenecks on the Programme area’s international border crossing points and this way tries to lower the threshold for people to travel across the border. Also, the conditions for goods traffic are considered.
      • Programme’s operations under this priority include large infrastructure investments identified as direct awards.
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Karelia CBC is a cross-border cooperation programme creating an attractive region for people and business in Kainuu, North Karelia and Oulu region in Finland, and in the Republic of Karelia in Russia. Growing cross-border business cooperation, Attractive cultural environment, Clean and comfortable region to live, and Well-functioning border-crossings are the objectives of the Programme.

The projects funded by the Programme need to be in line with these objectives. The Programme finances development, infrastructure and micro-projects that benefit the programme region. Finnish and Russian partners implement the projects in cooperation with each other.

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    • Niko Auer, Programme Coordinator

    • +358 40 685 4012
    • Support for applicants and project partners
      Coordination of Large Infrastructure Projects
    • Auli Cannizzaro, Adviser, CBC Finances

    • +358 50 344 8470
    • Project finances (payment requests, financial reports, expenditure verification, payment orders, recovery orders)
      Project controls (on-the-spot checks)
    • Ossi Tornberg,Financing Controller

    • +358 40 685 4014
    • Support for applicants and project partners on financial issues
      Payment requests and payment order
  • Dmitri Bazegski

  • +7 921 8010115
  • Petrozavodsk, Kuibyshev str.26, 3rd floor, office 305.
    Postal address: 26, Kuibyshev str., Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia,
    Russian Federation, 185035.

    Tel.Fax + 7 8142 790 890
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