The 1st Call for Proposals of the Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Lithuania-Russia 2014-2020 is launched on the 10th of January 2018 with the deadline of the 10th of April 2018, 14:00 (Vilnius time, GMT+2). By this time the applications must have reached the Public establishment Joint Technical Secretariat (Konstitucijos Ave. 7, LT-09308, Vilnius).

The Programme promotes and broadens the cross-border cooperation between the border regions of Lithuania and Russia and directly contributes to the overall objective of progress towards an area of shared prosperity and good neighbourliness between the involved countries.

The 1st Call for Proposals is open for the project proposals contributing to the following thematic objectives and priorities:

  • TO1: Promotion of local culture and preservation of historical heritage.

Priority: Restoration and adaptation of historical and natural heritage, promotion of culture, cultural networking and tourism development;

  •  TO2: Promotion of social inclusion and fight against poverty.

Priority: Promotion of social inclusion and cooperation in CBC region through improved health, social and education services and community led initiatives;

  •  TO3: Support to local and regional good governance.

Priority: Promotion of cooperation between public authority institutions and strengthening local communities;

  •  TO4: Promotion of border management and border security, mobility and migration management.

Priority: Ensuring efficient functioning of border crossing.

Projects shall involve beneficiaries at least one from Lithuania and at least one from Russia. Each organisation must be a legal non-profit entity and must be located in the eligible area of the Programme.

The Programme will finance 90% of the eligible costs of each selected project. 10 percent of the eligible costs must be co-financing by the project partners. The Programme funding for project can vary from 100 000 EUR to 1 000 000 EUR. The duration of projects is up to 24 months.