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  • Programme Thematic Objectives

    • A better cooperation governance

        RSO 6.3 Build up mutual trust

        • Types of expected activities:

          • Improving the creation and delivery of shared public services with pilot projects focused on overcoming border challenges;
          • Encouraging the collection and use of regional data to develop new joint services;
          • Supporting cooperation between local councils across borders through networks, plans, and pilot projects;
          • Testing and putting into practice solutions for setting up public services;
          • Finding solutions for other development needs besides services;
          • Creating and carrying out joint plans for cross-border strategies and actions.

        RSO 6.3 Build up mutual trust

        • Types of expected activities:

          • Shared learning, training, and exchange activities;
          • Knowledge-sharing trips and events for local council and charity staff;
          • Enhancing services in border areas and strengthening related organisations;
          • Sharing skills between communities to boost job opportunities;
          • Efforts to protect, maintain, and develop cultural traditions, heritage, events, and gatherings;
          • Joint sports matches, training camps, and exchange of coaching experience.

    • A smarter Europe – innovative and smart economic transformation

        RSO 1.3 Enhancing sustainable growth and competitiveness of SMEs and job creation in SMEs, including by productive investments

        • Types of expected activities:
          • Grouping, networking, mentoring, and hands-on training to help small businesses increase their ability to innovate in product development and apply the acquired knowledge;
          • Joint innovation and improvement in product or service development, including studies, existing research-based processes, and prototyping;
          • Collaborative marketing efforts to reach new export markets, such as market research and attending trade fairs;
          • Developing cross-border cooperation among clusters;
          • Joint activities focused on technology and green innovation within small businesses;
          • Sharing knowledge and experience in science-industry technology transfer, joint research and development, and promoting cross-border activities in this area;
          • Identifying and adopting joint digital solutions, like new software, digitising data, digital technologies, AI, automation, and robotics.

    • A greener, low-carbon Europe

        RSO 2.7 Biodiversity and green infrastructure

        • Types of expected activities:
          • Safeguarding and restoring ecosystems, protecting cross-border biodiversity and key species;
          • Collecting and analysing biodiversity data, and improving data-gathering methods;
          • Field-testing the best methods for protecting and restoring at-risk habitats;
          • Restoring and managing species and habitats, including re-introducing species;
          • Addressing invasive species and promoting shared practices and public awareness between Estonia and Latvia;
          • Developing innovative ways to collect biomass for various uses;
          • Small-scale pilot projects for preserving urban biodiversity;
          • Implementing innovative measures to support pollinators and native species in urban areas, and raising awareness about eco-friendly urban spaces;
          • Joint efforts to address cross-border environmental challenges, such as pollution, green networks, nature-based tourism, and infrastructure solutions that benefit wildlife.

    • A more social Europe implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights

        RSO 4.6 Enhancing the role of culture and sustainable tourism

        • Types of expected activities:

          • Creating eco-friendly and accessible tourism offerings based on the area's natural and cultural heritage, such as shared routes, offers, and brands;
          • Enhancing existing heritage sites that contribute to joint tourism products or services;
          • Making tourism offers, sites, products, and services accessible to everyone, including the elderly, children, families, and disabled individuals;
          • Marketing the developed products and services through various events and activities, like media advertising, fairs, and visits.

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  • Currently there are neither job vacancies or calls for projects open for this programme

30th September 2019

Last open call closed on 30th September 2019

6th call for project proposals
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The Estonia-Latvia Programme is a cross-border collaboration initiative under the European Territorial Cooperation goal (Interreg). The programme continues the cooperation between Estonia and Latvia, which began with the Estonia-Latvia-Russia INTERREG IIIA Priority within the Baltic Sea Region INTERREG III B Neighbourhood Programme in 2004, followed by the Estonia-Latvia programme for 2007-2013 and 2014-2020. It is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Estonia, and Latvia. The ERDF is one of the EU Cohesion Policy funds.

From 2021 to 2027, the European Regional Development Fund (Interreg) provides €24 million in financing for the Estonia-Latvia Programme. The Programme has four priorities that support the European Union’s strategic goals.

Estonia and Latvia offer outstanding chances for people to lead happy, successful lives, ranking among the happiest in Europe.


We back sustainable and innovative ideas that foster growth in Estonian and Latvian border regions through friendly cooperation.


The key authority for implementation of the Estonia-Latvia programme is the Estonian Ministry of Finance, which governs the Managing Authority and the Audit Authority of the programme. The Ministry of Finance also represents National Responsible Authority in Estonia, where in Latvia it is the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development. Programme management.
The Joint Secretariat (JS) provides information to potential applicants about funding opportunities and assist project implementers. The JS is located in Tartu, Estonia and hosted by Enterprice Estonia. The JS is supported by the Information and consultation point (ICP) in Riga, Latvia that is hosted by the State Regional Development Agency. Contacts. 

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