The second call is open from 1st March to 3rd May
The Monitoring Committee of the Karelia ENPI CBC Programme decided that the second call for proposals will be opened on 1st March 2011.
The theme of the second call is tourism cooperation. The overall objective for the call is to strengthen cross-border cooperation in tourism and to make the programme region more attractive tourist attraction. The specific objectives are to develop tourism related know-how, improve the conspicuousness of the programme region on other regions and countries, create and strengthen joint marketing and to promote sustainable tourism.
The call for proposals is restricted; on the first phase of the call a concept note is submitted to the Joint Managing Authority. Grant applications are submitted during the second phase of the call. The first phase will close on 3rd May and the second phase is foreseen to be closed in September. According to the initial timetable the decisions on project selection will be made in December 2011.
The overall indicative amount made available under this call is EUR 6 620 000. Minimum amount of the grant is EUR 50 000. Maximum amount of the grant is EUR 3 806 500 on projects under priority 1 and EUR 2 813 500 on projects under priority 2. No grant may exceed 90 % of the total eligible costs of the action.
Dmitry Bazegsky selected as the project officer
Mr Dmitry Bazegsky has been selected as the project officer of the branch office that is to be established to Petrozavodsk. Mr Bazegsky has previously been working for example for the Russian embassy in Finland and for the Ministry of the economic development of the Republic of Karelia. He has gratuated from the Petrozavodsk State University.
When working for the Karelia ENPI CBC Programme Mr Bazegsky will be responsible for the informative activities in Russia. He will also assist the Joint Managing Authority in other tasks, such as contracting of the projects.
The first grant contract for the Karelia ENPI CBC Programme was signed by the JMA on Friday 18th February. As of today a total of four contracts has been signed by the JMA and based on those contracts one project has already been launched.
The JMA is not allowed to publish the names of the contracted projects until all the grant contracts relating to the call for proposals has been signed. The contracting is foreseen to be finalised by the end of March.
The first call for proposals was opened under a theme Cross-border solutions for sustainable spatial, economic and environmental development. A total of ten project were selected by the Joint Monitoring Committee, and in addition to those three were placed on a reserve list.