Joint product or service development will be supported within the 3rd call of proposals!
Priority 1 and its specific objective 1.2. for development of joint products and services will be opened as a separate call for proposals in October 2017. The approximate funding available for this area of support will be ~ 5.8 million euros. Read requirements for SMEs here.
Two priorities of the programme are open during the 2nd call:
Priority 2 and two of its specific objectives 2.1. for tourism development and 2.2. for awareness raising campaigns and joint water management initiatives.
Priority 4 is open for new cooperation ideas to foster labor mobility across the border.
The approximate funding available for specific support areas during the 2nd call is the following:
- tourism development based on cultural and natural heritage ~ 1.3 million euros;
- environmental awareness ~ 2.1 million euros;
- management of joint waters ~ 1 million euros;
- labour commuters ~ 0.65 million euros.
The idea submission deadline was 12 May, 2017 at 17:00. Applicants, who received feedback, may submit full application in the programme’s eMS by 6 October, 14:00.
Priority 3 within a pre-defined project supports the creation of a network of small harbours on the western coast of Latvia and around the Gulf of Riga with programme financing of around 9.3 million euros. The project has been selected by the Monitoring Committee of the programme on 22 May 2017.
Results of the 1st call
First 28 Estonian-Latvian cooperation projects were selected by the Monitoring Commettee on 10 and 11 January 2017 in Tartu, Estonia and will be funded by the programme for the total amount of around 15 million euros.
5 projects will support tourism development in Estonia and Latvia, in 9 projects Estonian and Latvian (future) entrepreneurs will meet in various training events and within 8 projects new products will be developed jointly by the Estonian and Latvian SMEs. 2 projects will facilitate cooperation in environmental education of public in relation to organization of greener events and establishing and further developing energy classes. 2 projects will support joint water management initiatives. 1 project will support labor commuting in Valka and Valga municipalities and within the biggest project the common Valga-Valka urban centre will be created.