Looking back and looking forward at the 8th #latruscbc JMC

8th Latvia-Russia CBC Programme Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) meeting took place on December 17 on Zoom platform bringing together the National Authorities of Russia and Latvia, the representative of the European Commission, TESIM expert, and the representatives of the regions in the Programme territory.

The participants discussed so much-awaited results of the first four completed projects, the plans for other project activities in 2022, and the influence of the COVID-related restrictions on the project implementation. Although most projects had to reconsider the format of their public events and prolong the implementation period, we are happy to confirm that the required indicators are being achieved and the cross-border cooperation is developing.

The mitigation of the current challenging conditions boosted the creativity of project partners who found new impressive ways to collaborate and exchange experience:

  • virtual tours
  • hybrid events
  • integrated products,

these are just some examples of a fresh look at the target audiences in our joint cross-border territory. The projects are now building a sound basis for the cooperation which will last.

The representatives of the co-financing countries – Latvia, Russia, and the European Union, also discussed the results of project implementation monitoring through a number of tools exercised by the Managing Authority and the Joint Technical Secretariat, including tailored webinars for project beneficiaries, individual and group consultations upon request, and on-spot checks.

The JMC members were informed on the 2021-2027 programming and the ongoing process of public hearing for the Programme document and Strategic Environmental Assessment. 

The 8th JMC meeting for Latvia-Russia CBC Programme has demonstrated a genuine mutual interest to support the cooperation between the countries, the organizations, and the people on both sides of the border.

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