Posted on 04.11.2015 in EU and the Eastern Partnership, Featured, News, Russia

Cross-Border Cooperation Project Creates Common Cultural Space for Latvian and Russian Artists

A common cultural space without boundaries for new opportunities and challenges in art and literature has been created in framework of a project funded by the EU under the Estonia-Latvia-Russia cross-border cooperation programme.

Thanks to the 20-month project –  “Shaping of Latvia-Russia border municipalities united cultural information place and cooperation network by means of literary artistic creative potential” – the infrastructure was improved in each of the municipalities involved, with an open-air stage built in Karsava, the library renovated in Shlisselburg, and an outdoor reading room created in Vilani.

The project also conducted a five-day summer camp for children in Karsava, as well as local and international meetings of writers and artists. It purchased multimedia equipment, organized an international teleconference, set up a blog, and created a virtual museum access point.

The Estonia-Latvia-Russia CBC Programme has supported 49 cross-border cooperation projects in the programming period 2007-2013. Its objective was to promote joint development activities for the improvement of the region’s competitiveness by using its potential at the crossroads between the EU and Russia. Specifically, it aimed to make the wider border area an attractive place for both its inhabitants and businesses through activities aimed at improving living standards and investment climate.

Source: enpi-info.eu

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