27.11. - 28.11.2013

Estonian-Russian stakeholder conference "XI Peipsi Forum/ Narva Forum"

November 27-28, Narva/Estonia
Location: Narva/Estonia

Contact person
Margit Säre;
EUBORDERREGIONS project Estonian coordinator

Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation and Narva College of the University of Tartu will host “Narva Forum” on Estonian-Russian cross border cooperation on 27-28 November, in the Estonian border town of Narva.
Narva Forum/ Peipsi Forum is traditionally organized at the end of each year to bring together experts and stakeholders from Estonian and Russian border areas and EU experts to exchange views on experiences and to deliberate on the future of transboundary cooperation in the region. Forums have taken place already 10 times, both on the Estonian side – Tartu, the Russian side – Pskov, and this year in Narva.
This week more than sixty cross border cooperation experts and stakeholders from Estonia, Russia and also Norway meet in Narva. Forum themes are devoted to common challenges for environmental and sustainable tourism issues, to cross border educational and scientific cooperation. A special panel is devoted to learn about the first results of the ENPI Estonia-Latvia-Russia Cross Border Cooperation Program and to discuss priority topics for the next ENPI Estonian-Russian CBC Program (see also:
Several successful projects, financed by the EstLatRus CBC program, are presented, for example the environmental education project “People with Nature”, the Narva-Ivangorod common heritage and tourism development project “EstRusFortress Tour” or the water management and water transport related project “Economically and environmentally sustainable Lake Peipsi”. In addition, the first results on cross border regions sociological study, conducted within EU FP7 funded project “EUBRDERREGION”, will be introduced.
Read more about the Estonian-Rusian border area:
XI Peipsi Forum/Narva Forum is also one of the events to celebrate Peipsi Center’s for Transboundary cooperation 20th birthday. See photo overview on Center’s main activities during these years:
Narva Forum is supported by: Konrad Adenauer Foundation; Narva College; Narva Town council, EC FP7 Programme Project “EUBORDERREGIONS”, Nordic Council of Minister “Nota Bene” project.