Joint Monitoring Committee gathering for its 7th Meeting on 10-11 April

On 10 – 11 April the Joint Monitoring Committee of the Estonia-Latvia-Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme will hold its 7th meeting in Kuressaare, Estonia. Representatives from the National and Regional Authorities from Estonia, Latvia and Russia will discuss the next steps for the programming for 2014-2020. Programme implementation will be presented by the Joint Technical Secretariat. The Programme representative from the European Commission, Mr Alejandro Eggenschwiler, will participate in the meeting.

The Joint Monitoring Committee is responsible for effective and qualitative implementation of the Programme, approving projects to be financed and monitoring implementation of the Programme. A representative from the European Commission participates in the work of the Joint Monitoring Committee in the capacity of an advisor.

The overarching strategic objective of the Estonia-Latvia-Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme within European Neighbourhood and Partnership instrument 2007-2013 is to promote joint development activities for the improvement of the region’s competitiveness by utilizing its potential and beneficial location in the cross roads between the EU and Russian Federation. The specific objective is to make the wider border area an attractive place for both its inhabitants and businesses through activities aimed at improving the living standards and investment climate.