The call for proposals is open now

Latvia – Russia Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 (hereinafter- Programme) is pleased to inform you that call for proposals is open now and it is possible to submit project concept note within four priorities of the Programme. The call for proposals will be open from 2 June 2017 until of 28 September 2017.

Strategic goal and thematic objectives

The strategic goal of the Programme is to support joint efforts for addressing cross-border development challenges and promote sustainable use of existing potential of the area across border between Latvia and Russia. In order to contribute to the achievement of the strategic goal the, Programme participating countries have chosen two thematic objectives and relevant Programme priorities under which project concept notes and full applications can be submitted for call for proposals:

Thematic objective 1 “Business and SME development”:

1.1. Promotion of and support to entrepreneurship;

1.2. Development and promotion of new products and services based on local resources.

Thematic objective 6 “Environmental protection, climate change adaptation”:

2.1. Efficient management of nature objects;

2.2. Joint actions in environmental management;

Programme area

The Programme core area includes Vidzeme and Latgale regions in Latvia and Pskov region in Russia.

Adjoining area includes Pieriga and Zemgale regions in Latvia and Leningrad region in Russia participating in the Programme under the same conditions as the Programme core area provided that it would bring substantial added value for the core eligible area and that its participation is essential for achieving cross-border cooperation impact in the core eligible area.

Riga and St. Petersburg are major economic centres of the Programme area and may be involved to contribute to the achievement of the cross-border cooperation impact in the core eligible border area, and are essential to achieving the Programme’s objectives in a sustainable way.

Who can apply?

– public authorities understood as national institutions, regional and local authorities – for the Republic of Latvia; public entity understood as federal, regional or local authority of the Russian Federation – for the Russian Federation.

-public equivalent bodies meaning any legal body governed by public or private law:

  • established for the specific purpose of meeting needs for the general interest and not having industrial or commercial character,
  • having legal personality, and
  • either financed, for the most part, by the state, or regional or local authorities, or other bodies governed by public law; or subject to management supervision by those bodies,
  • or having an administrative, managerial or supervisory board, where more than half of the members are appointed by the state, regional or local authorities or by other bodies governed by public law;

-non-governmental organisations constituting legal bodies that have been established for the specific purpose of meeting needs for the general interest and not having an industrial or commercial character, and having legal personality.

Available budget, co-financing rate, project duration

The overall indicative amount made available from the Programme under call for proposals is 8.7 million EUR and co-financing rate is up to 90% of the total eligible costs of the project. Maximum duration of a project is 24 months, except for projects under priority 2.2. which is 18 months.

Information and support

To learn more about the contents and the application procedures of the call for proposals, the potential applicants are invited to attend information seminars:

In addition, partner search forum will be organised within the framework of seminars in Rēzekne, St. Petersburg and Pskov.

For a detailed description of contents of Programme, Programme priorities, eligibility requirements for projects, applicants and project partners, available funding and other important information, please, see Guidelines for Grant Applicants.

Thematic Objective Planned available Programme co-financing per TO within call for proposals Priority Maximum budget of a project
TO1 Business and SME development 4 112 231,01 1.1. Promotion of and support to entrepreneurship 250 000,00 EUR
1.2. Development and promotion of new products and services based on local resources 500 000,00 EUR for projects with 2 partners

650 000,00 EUR for projects with 3 partners

800 000,00 EUR for projects with 4 and more partners

TO6 Environmental protection, climate change mitigation and adaptation 4 579 516,79 2.1. Efficient management of nature objects 700 000,00 EUR
2.2. Joint actions in environmental management 100 000,00 EUR

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