Joint Monitoring Committee, December 2019 in Saint Petersburg.

Joint Monitoring Committee had its 9th meeting

The Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) had its ninth meeting on 11 December 2019 in St. Petersburg, Russia. It closed the year in a good and cooperative atmosphere, having made decisions of the awards and reviewing and supporting programme operations. In the meeting, overview on the MA’s annual progress report was complemented by the latest state of play for the contracting processes and evaluation of the first project reports. The chairmanship of the committee was also passed from the Russian National Authority to the Finnish ministerial colleagues for the year 2020.

The ENI CBC 2014-2020 period is now in full implementation phase, and the South-East Finland – Russia CBC financing is still open for applications until 27 February 2020.

Open priorities

1: Lively, active and competitive economy
3: Attractive, clean environment and region
4: Well-connected region

Decisions of the awards are taken in June 2020. Further information of the call.

Launching 2021-2027 programming

The JMC also took notes for the next programming period and made an important decision to establish the Programming Committee (PC) to prepare Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2021-2027 for the regions of the current South-East Finland – Russia CBC. The work of PC, coordinated by the Managing Authority, shall be launched soon after the season’s holidays. First organisational meeting is foreseen in April 2020.