More efficient management of common water resources
We would like to intensify cooperation between institutions responsible for the management of the Gulf of Riga and Gauja/Koiva and Salaca/Salatsi river basins. The programme is expecting at least 5 joint management initiatives at those water bodies. Within the 1st call for proposals projects SAFE SEA and GURINIMAS have been selected of a total amount of around 0.8 million euros. Within 2nd call projects, GroundEco and WBWB were selected and it led to a total of 6 joint management initiatives to be implemented. 5th call for proposals was open for the priority 2 with total available funding of 2.5 million euro.
5th call closed on 3 June 2019 and the monitoring committee took the selection decisions about two new projects DAML and WaterAct in December 2019.
Examples of expected activities
- Improving efficient use and protection of joint water resources;
- Coordinated cross-border actions to react to environmental accidents in the Gulf of Riga;
- Pollution prevention.
Project main features
- All types of organizations and enterprises can apply;
- Programme will support up to 85% of the total budget of the project. State aid rules apply (please see the Annex 1 of the programme manual).
The programme supported only those projects that involved in their partnership at least one Estonian and one Latvian institution listed in the footnote of page 13 of the 5th call programme manual.
3 projects - SAFE SEA, GURINIMAS, WBWB have ended activities by May 2020.