The 5th Joint Programming Committee on the preparation of the Latvia-Russia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme for the period of 2021-2027, met on October 14 to give our cross-border future a precise shape and structure. The representatives of the national authorities of Latvia and Russia and the European Commission, together with the participating regions and TESIM expert identified the areas for cooperation in the coming programming period:
- PO 1 A more competitive and smarter Europe by promoting innovative and smart economic transformation and regional ICT connectivity.
- PO 2 A greener, low-carbon economy and resilient Europe by promoting clean and fair energy transition, green and blue investment, the circular economy, climate change mitigation and adaptation, risk prevention and management, and sustainable urban mobility.
- PO 4 A more social and inclusive Europe implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights.
- ISO 1 A better cooperation governance by encouraging people-to-people actions.
These objectives reflect the trust and mutual interest in joint work building a better, greener, and safer environment to be enjoyed by locals and visitors to our welcoming cross-border area.
The draft Programme document has been developed and approved by the JPC members for the public hearing planned to be held starting from mid-November. The date of the launch of public hearing will be announced separately.
We are grateful to all participants for their dedication and commitment to the idea of cooperation across the border. The programming is going ahead to define the details of support to our future together in 2021-2027.