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  • Is Tallinn part of the adjoining Programme area?

    2012-02-06 10:41:42

    According to GLfGA Section 1.4. Tallinn and Põhja-Eesti (North Estonia) is adjoining Programme area. The Programme funding may up to a limit of 20% be used for financing of expenditure incurred by the project partner(s) from adjoining areas in Estonia and Latvia. Please note that participation of the project partners from adjoining areas should bring a clear benefit to the border regions of the Programme.

  • What are the priorities for co-operation within the Estonia - Latvia - Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme?

    Basic programme rquirements
    2012-02-06 10:40:40

    According to GLfGA Section 1.3. the following three priorities have been defined for the Programme:
    1 Priority: Socio-economic development
    Priority is dedicated to strategic development of border region’s competitiveness through support to business and labour market development, improvements in communication networks and exploring region’s potential for tourism as well as maintaining efficient and safe borders.
    2 Priority: Common challenges
    Priority aims at addressing common problems and initiating and continuing joint actions in the areas of common interest on both sides of the border.
    3 Priority: Promotion of people to people cooperation
    Priority is focusing on small scale activities for improving the cooperation of the border region supporting wide range of activities to be performed by regional and local municipalities and various actors of the society, which have been identified as being of crucial importance to a more integrated region.

  • What is meant by ”Nationality rule and rule of origin”?

    Budget and finances
    2012-01-31 08:43:22

    According to the nationality rule participation in the procurement and grant procedures is open on equal terms to all natural and legal persons from the EU and from eligible countries.

    According to the rule of origin all supplies and materials purchased under a contract financed within the Programme must originate from the EU or from eligible countries.

    Eligible countries:
    Member States of the European Union:
    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

    ENPI countries:
    Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Russian Federation, Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine.

    Countries that are the beneficiaries of an Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance set up by Council Regulation (EC) No 1085/2006 of 17 July 2006 establishing an Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA):
    Croatia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Albania, Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia, including Kosovo.

    Member States of the European Economic Area:
    Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway.

    The nationality rule applies to natural and legal persons.

    The nationality rule does not apply to the experts proposed by service providers taking part in tender procedures or service contracts financed by the Programme.

    All supplies and materials purchased, including the materials to be used for construction are the subject to the rule of origin.

    The rule of origin does not apply to the contractor’s equipment to be used during the construction.

  • Are feasibility studies eligible under Priority III measure 3.2?

    2012-01-30 12:46:29

    According to the Programme document (European Commission on 17 December 2008, decision No C(2008)8332) Article 4 both
    investments and soft projects shall be eligible for the Priority III. However the directions of support should be also respected while planning the particular project activities.

  • How long should project documents be kept?

    Large Scale Projects
    2012-01-27 10:41:33

    In accordance with LSP guidelines point 4.8, all the project related documents are to be kept for at least seven years after the receipt of the balance payment to the project.

  • How to know whether Estonian co-funding is available for our project?

    Large Scale Projects
    2012-01-27 10:41:13

    This information must be in the AF, or you can ask your Lead Partner.

  • Can we change Partnership Agreeement template?

    Large Scale Projects
    2012-01-27 10:40:52

    We recommend not make any changes in template and don’t delete any points. It is possible to add annexes and additional agreements.

  • State Examination satisfies programme requirements of project environmental impact?

    Large Scale Projects
    2012-01-27 10:40:32

    Yes, if it is elaborated according to national legislation.

  • Who is the Programme donor?

    Large Scale Projects
    2012-01-27 10:40:10

    Donor is Programme, but contract will be signed with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia as the JMA of the Programme and Contracting Authority ( please see LSP guidelines point 1.5).

  • What means Estonian co-financing, is this co-finance available for Russian partners?

    Large Scale Projects
    2012-01-27 10:39:50

    This co-financing is provided additionally to the Programme from Estonian budget. This co-financing is available for EST-RUS LSPs (for Estonian and Russian partners), please see LPS guidelines point 1.6.

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