Funding available for sustainable use of natural resources
Strengthening the sustainable use of natural resources with cross-border cooperation is the main objective of a €3 million call for proposals launched by the Karelia ENPI Cross Border Cooperation Programme.
The specific objectives are to develop and support the sustainable use of heavy metals, land, animals and fish, maintain biodiversity and to support sustainable recreational use of nature through cross-border cooperation.
In order to be taken into the consideration, projects must have a lead partner either from the actual programme area or from an adjacent region.
The eligible regions are:
Finland: Kainuu, North Karelia and Oulu Region
Russia: Republic of Karelia
The adjacent regions: Lapland, Northern Savo, St. Petersburg (city), Leningrad, Murmansk, and Archangelsk.
The funding available under this call is €3 million.
The minimum amount of the grant is €50,000, and no grant can exceed 90% of the total eligible cost of the action.
The deadline for the applications is 27 August 2012.
The Karelia ENPI CBC Programme provides a framework for continuing cross-border cooperation in 2007-2013, which was formerly pursued through the Interreg II and III A Karelia Programme and the Euregio Karelia Neighbourhood Programme. The key objective of the programme is to strengthen cross-border cooperation in strategically important territories in the programme area and to provide preconditions for pursuing such cooperation in practice. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
Guidelines for applicants
Karelia ENPI CBC website
EU Neighbourhood Info Centre webpage - CBC
EU Neighbourhood Info Centre interview - Working across borders to bring people together