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EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURHOOD AND PARTNERSHIP INSTRUMENT
2007-2013 CROSS BORDER COOPERATION PROGRAMME

LATVIA-LITHUANIA-BELARUS

Third step for Strategy of Euroregion "Country of Lakes" – Planning Future Together for Sustainable Social and Economic Development of  LV-LT-BY Border Territories

Short title: 3rd step


NEW BRANCH OF EUROREGION “COUNTRY OF LAKES” OPENED IN GLUBOKOYE


PRIORITY 1: PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Measure 1.2: Enhancement of regional and local strategic development and planning

Beneficiary: Latvian office of Euroregion "Country of lakes" (Kraslava, Latvia)
Partners: Office of Directorate Of Euroregion "Country of Lakes" (Ignalina, Lithuania), Glubokoye district executive committee (Glubokoye, Belarus)

PROBLEM: The Euroregion "Country of lakes" joins 27 municipalities of Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus by borders, nature, history and people, justified by geographic location, and tackling common peripheral problems, which could be solved only with cross-border approach. In order to improve the operation of the Euroregion, a new srategic impulse is needed. The overall functioning of the Euroregion is also undermined by the fact that no registered office of the Euroregion exists in Belarus. 

OBJECTIVES: The overall objective of the project is to contribute to better-integrated, coordinated and harmonised social and economic development and strengthen the joint strategic development and planning in the Latvian, Lithuanian and Belarusian border regions covered by the Euroregion "Country of Lakes".



 RESULTS&OUTPUTS:

The capacity of 27 municipalities (12 Latvian, 8 Lithuanian and 7 Belarusian) that belong to the Euroregion "Country of Lakes" was strengthened in the fields of implementation of cross-border cooperation projects. Interactive seminars, trainings and experience exchange trips were organised.
As the result, the Strategy for Sustainable Development of the Euroregion "Country of Lakes" for the period of 2014-2020 was prepared. The registered national office of the Euroregion "Country of Lakes" was opened and equipped in Glubokoye.
Partners had organised 4 large events in the region attracting around 600 participants: environmental forum in Svencionys (Lithuania), song festival in Rezekne (Latvia), investment forum and conference in Glubokoye.

Project number:LLB-1-083
Grant Contract number:1S-118
Total budget:299 880,60 €
EU contribution:269 892,54 €
Implementation period:18 months (03.2013-08.2014)
Contact:Ilze Stabulniece 
Brivibas Str. 13, Kraslava LV-5601, Latvia
+371 29472638; ilze@kraslava.lv; www.ezeruzeme.lv
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