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The Northern Dimension policy is a unique regional initiative bringing together the EU, Norway, Iceland and Russia. It addresses environmental challenges and promotes economic cooperation and ...

The Northern Dimension policy is a unique regional initiative bringing together the EU, Norway, Iceland and Russia. It addresses environmental challenges and promotes economic cooperation and people-to-people contacts in the European North. It covers a broad geographic area, from the European Arctic and Sub-Arctic to the southern shores of the Baltic Sea, countries in the vicinity and from north-west Russia in the east, to Iceland and Greenland in the west.

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  • 1. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011 Northern Dimension Information System 2010ECONOMIC COOPERATION........................................................................................................................................ 2 NORDIC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS (NCM)…………………………………………………………………….. 2ENVIRONMENT, NUCLEAR SAFETY AND NATURAL RESOURCES........................................................................................... 13 EUROPEAN COMMISSION .......................................................................................................................................................... 13 NORDIC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS (NCM)…………………………………………………………………….. 16CIVIL PROTECTION ........................................................................................................................................................................ 56 SWEDEN……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 56 NORDIC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS (NCM)…………………………………………………………………….. 58RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CULTURE .......................................................................................................................... 71 EUROPEAN COMMISSION……..…………..…………………………………………………………………….. 71 NORDIC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS (NCM)…………………………………………………………………….. 73SOCIAL WELFARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH ............................................................................................................................... 108 NORDIC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS (NCM)……………………………………………………………………..108JUSTICE AND HOME AFFAIRS…………………………………………………………………………………. 138 NORDIC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS (NCM)……………………………………………………………………..138FREEDOM, SECURITY AND JUSTICE.................................................................................................................................................. 147 NORDIC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS (NCM)……………………………………………………………………..147 1
  • 2. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011Economic Cooperation6 projectsNordic Council of Ministers (NCM)IPM Ref Number 808158704561008211Title of the project Capacity building of local administrations through cooperation between Nordic and Russian regions and municipalitiesND geographical priority area KaliningradPriority sector Economic CooperationCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information www.norden39.ru Booklet publishes by the Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad Mr. Arne Grove, Director of Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad ag@norden39.ru Ms. Natalia Khalyuk, Project coordinator from NCM in Kaliningrad nh@norden39.ruLeading Country/Organisation Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad, RussiaCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Russia/Kaliningrad region: 1. Government of thein the project Kaliningrad region (Ministry of infrastructure development, Ministry of industry, Ministry of economy, Agency for economic cooperation and foreign relations, Ministry on municipal development) 2. Municipal authorities of Kaliningrad, Gusev, Gurievsk, Neman, Svetly, Pionersky, Mamonovo, Zelenogradsk, Slavsk and Yantarny. 3. Kaliningrad Trade and Industry Chamber 4. Fund for entrepreneurship development 5. I.Kant Baltic Federal University 6. Kaliningrad State Technical University 7. Academy of National Economy at the RF Government (Kaliningrad branch) 8. Kaliningrad Business College 9. Centres for SMEs support in Mamonovo and Zelenogradsk 10. ECAT-Kaliningrad 11. Media Group “Kaskad” Denmark: 1. Municipal authorities of Odense, Aalborg, Sonderborg, Varde, Middelfart, Copenhagen, Kalundborg, Kolding, Vejle, Varde and Lolland. 2. Consulting companies and businesses: Ea Energy Analysis (Copenhagen), Project ZERO (Sonderborg), AstraConsult, COWI, Danfoss, Business Kolding, Baltic Sea Solutions, Cluster Biofuels Denmark, Envotherm, NIRAS etc. 3. EU South Denmark Office, Northern Denmark Office in EU 4. Technical College of Aalborg, Business College SYD (Sonderborg) 5. House of Innovation, Kolding; Odense Science Park, Danfoss Universe, Vejle Business Incubator, Business Park Lolland Sweden: 1. Administration of Blekinge Region, Municipal authorities of Kalmar, Karlshamn, Malmo, Enkoping, Karlskrone, Ronneby, Halmstad, Vaxjo 2. Companies: ENA Energi, Sustainable Sweden Southeast AB, 3. Blekinge Business Incubator, Expansiva Vexjo, Incubator of Vaxjo, 2
  • 3. Malmo Innovation Centre, Malmo Business Development Agency, Sustainable Business Hub 4. Linnaeus University, Malmo University Norway: 1. Municipal authorities of Stavanger, Oslo, Mandal, Trondheim 2. Companies: Siemens (Oslo), ECON, ITFORNEBU, Nordic Energy Research, SuportnetAgro, Greenfuel, Greater Stavanger, Forus Energi, SIVA, ERC, AKVA Group, SMI energy& Miljo AS 3. Norwegian- Russian Chamber of Commerce 4. Nordic Innovation Centre (Oslo), VALONIA, Bioenergy Centre (Brandbu) 5. Norwegian University of Life Sciences Finland: 1. Municipal authorities of Turku 2. Turku University, Centre for Extension studies 3. Association of Finnish municipalitiesImplementing body/ies Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in KaliningradContact details Mr. Arne Grove, Director of Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad ag@norden39.ru Ms. Natalia Khalyuk, Project coordinator/ Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad nh@norden39.ruBrief description of the project The project started on 15 April 2009 with setting up a network of Nordic and Kaliningrad municipalities. Municipalities of the Kaliningrad region were selected based on their previous experience in international cooperation and willingness to participate in the project. Nordic municipalities joined the network based on their twinning relations with some of Kaliningrad municipalities. The project is implemented in a close coordination with the project “Energy cooperation in the North-West of Russia” funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The project started on 15 April 2009 with setting up a network of Nordic and Kaliningrad municipalities. The project is aimed at sustainable development of municipalities based on experiences and best practices of the Nordic countries. Main focus areas of the project are: - Environmental, energy and climate planning on the municipal level, - SMEs support and - New role of municipal libraries in society. Main project activities are study visits of civil servants and municipal staff, representatives of companies, universities and business organisations to Nordic countries, workshops, seminars and training sessions in Kaliningrad, summer camp for young entrepreneurs in the Kaliningrad region. As the result of the project implementation a network of about 40 Russian and Nordic municipalities has been established. The project activities facilitated the elaboration of Energy efficiency programmes at ten partner municipalities of the Kaliningrad region. The coverage of the project events is provided in the mass media of the Kaliningrad region (newspaper articles, TV programmes and participation of journalists in the key project activities). 3
  • 4. Objectives Overall objective: To enhance the administrative capacity of public administrations in the Kaliningrad region by exchange of knowledge, competences and best practices in municipal management issues for the purpose of sustainable socio-economic development of municipalities in the Kaliningrad region of Russia.Results • Improved knowledge and competences of local administrations in the Kaliningrad region on sustainable development including municipal support to SMEs and entrepreneurship development, energy, environmental and climate planning and new role of municipal libraries. • Enhanced network and cooperation of Nordic and Russian municipalities, companies, NGOs and educational institutions • Improved business contacts and support to young entrepreneursTime frame Start: 2009 End: 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosTotal 335261 EURLead contribution NCM: 227978 EUROther contribution All Russian and Nordic partner municipalities and organisations participated in the project contributed by the following: - Per diems of and other input from project team and participants during the project implementation, events and activities; - Premises and equipment used for a number of workshops and training session in Kaliningrad; - Local transport Totally this contribution is calculated as appr. 30% of the project budget. 4
  • 5. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 296701813431606711Title of the project Enhancing regional and local governments in the North- West RussiaND geographical priority area Barents Sea Region; KaliningradPriority sector Economic Cooperation; Civil Protection; Justice and Home AffairsBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information eh@norden.ru http://www.norden.ru http://www.norden.ru/NewsList.aspx?id=108&lang=enLeading Country/Organisation Russia Government in Arkhangelsk region, Ministry of Regional and Local developmentCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Norway, Sweden, Finland North-West Russia,in the project Arkhangelsk, Kaliningrad, Vologda regions, Saint PetersburgImplementing body/ies Nordic Council of Ministers Information office in S.- Petersburg Contact Point in ArkhangelskContact details Elena Khoroshkina, Head of NCM Contact Center in Arkhangelsk, adviser, eh@norden.ruBrief description of the project The project started in December 2009 in Arkhangelsk with the kick-off conference for approximately 80 participants. The project included training sessions in Arkhangelsk, exchange of experience between municipalities and associations of municipalities in Sweden, Finland, Norway, through visits to Finland and Norway, pilot projects development, to ensure sustainability and long-term partnerships. In February 2010 a training session for 45 participants focused at improving local government services through information technologies based on the Nordic experience. Two traineeship visits to Finland and Norway have been implemented in spring-summer 2010. Participants were involved into studying of local governance system, introduction of public services in electronic format, improvement of quality in public services in Nordic countries. The project attracted much interest, total amount of project participants is about 500, representing governments in North-West Russia, Vologda, Saint- Petersburg, as well as Plenipotentiary office in NW Russia, Moscow, national government. The arrangements finalizing the first year of cooperation opened with the seminar on “Good governance”, aiming at how to coordinate good working practices and methods within local and territorial governance structures to promote both “good governance” as well as economic and functional efficiency. Other arrangements, namely the conference, summing up the results of the project, and round table with participation of regional and local authorities in Arkhangelsk region, Finland, Norway and Sweden took place on 24-25 November in Arkhangelsk. 5
  • 6. Participants started to implement the projects which they have developed during one year. The first individual project has been presented in Koriazhma (Arkhangelsk region). Network for cooperation has been established, enhancement process started, regional and local governments international competitiveness strengthened. The project is coordinated by the Ministry of regional development in Arkhangelsk region with involvement of KS in Finland and Norway.Objectives The project aims to increase the administrative capacity in the NW Russia within Archangelsk and other regions, by giving assistance in civil and municipal management for the purpose of sustainable development in the NW Russia. The project aims to study innovation and competition, social sustainability, power relationships and democracy using models from Nordic civil and municipal systems on how the key elements for promoting good governance could be transferred into the Russian practice.Results - the overall development and reform of regional and local public administrations in the involved regions in the North West Russia will be enhanced; - experiences and knowledge of the involved Nordic municipalities in public administration management, governance, planning, policy and decision-making procedures, public services and private partnerships in specific sectors will be introduced and utilized by the Russian partners in their development plans and follow-up; - capacities of regional and local policy makers, civil servants and experts of the involved Russian public administrations in design, management and evaluation of public administrative systems in specific sectors is enhanced and they are utilized their development plans; - contacts and networks are established between Nordic and Russian organizations and new initiatives for follow-up activities are identifiedTime frame 2009-2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosTotal 175.414Lead contribution 45 191Other contribution Nordic Partners 16.091 6
  • 7. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 773271839520906711Title of the project Best practice in fighting corruption in business transactionsND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; Arctic / Sub- Arctic areasOther area MoscowPriority sector Economic Cooperation; Freedom, Security and Justice; Civil Protection; Justice and Home AffairsBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in St. PetersburgCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers inin the project St. Petersburg, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Russian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Government of Murmansk Region, Government of Karelia Republic, Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce, The Northern Chamber of Commerce, business organisations from Russia, Norway, Finland, SwedenImplementing body/ies Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg , Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finnish Ministry for Foreign AffairsContact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruBrief description of the project A one day seminar “Best practice in fighting corruption in business transactions” aimed at helping to enhance the capacity of companies working in the Murmansk region to do business without paying bribes thereby enhancing their competitiveness. Murmansk, Russia. 8th December 2010 Participants: 65 representatives of authorities, business, civic society of NW Russia and Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark. The mattes of involvement of the third sector in anticorruption measures‟ development, monitoring and implementation and challenges in implementing an effective anti-corruption policy as well as suggestions on cooperation 2011-2012 have been discussed.Results The project “Increasing efficiency of anticorruption measures in NW Russia using Nordic experience” with partners from NW Russia, Sweden, Finland, and Norway has been developed. It‟s launching January 2010 with duration up to 20 months.Time frame Start: November 2010 End: January 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 23.292Other contribution NCM 9.172 EUR 7
  • 8. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 461525258161506811Title of the project Exchange programme for NGO:s and young leaders (2)ND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; KaliningradOther area Novgorod and Vologda regions, Komi Republic and Nenets A.O.Priority sector Economic Cooperation; Freedom, Security and Justice; Research, Education and Culture; Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural Resources; Social Welfare and Public HealthBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information http://www.norden.ru/Article.aspx?id=161&lang=en Websites of NGOs Brochures Publications in newspapers PowerPoint Presentations The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Svetlana Goryunova, sg@norden.ru, +7- 812-3367580, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg There are 26 projects which were supported in 2010 within the Nordic-Russian NGO Programme, each of them has a different leading organisationCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Ålandin the project Islands, GreenlandImplementing body/ies Administrator of the NGO Exchange programme – NCM Information office in St.Petersburg Russian NGOs – grant-receivers – are responsible for implementing their specific projects in frames of the programme.Contact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Svetlana Goryunova, sg@norden.ru, +7-812-3367580, www.norden.ruBrief description of the project • Brief description of the project (compulsory): The exchange programme is a sub-programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers‟ Knowledge Building and Networking programme in North West Russia. The exchange programme opens up a possibility for socially active Russian voluntary non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to intensify cooperation with Nordic partners. The cooperation project in frames of the NGO Exchange Programme includes a study visit to partner NGOs from at least two Nordic countries (Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Åland Islands, Faroe Islands, Greenland) with an aim to exchange experience and develop a network of contacts, and a final event on distributing the new knowledge and the results of the project. It is expected that the developed partnership with Nordic NGOs has a continuation even after the project realization proving its sustainability. 8
  • 9. Objectives • Objectives (optional): • Establishing and developing networks between partner organizations in the Nordic countries and North West Russia; • Promoting exchange of knowledge, experiences and skills in socially active NGOs activities; • Spreading information about the democratic process and values of Northern European countries, society and culture. The overall aim is to enhance sustainable and long-term partnerships between Northwest Russian and Nordic partner organizations.Results The programme is supported by the NCM with a view to broaden and intensify co-operation between public organizations, to strengthen the civic community in the region and to support the ongoing democracy development processes.Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 500.000 euros - 1.500.000 eurosTotal 500.976Lead contribution 98.702Other contribution NCM 402.274 9
  • 10. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 018843311581008411Title of the project Barents Indigenous EntrepreneurshipND geographical priority area Barents Sea Region; Arctic / Sub-Arctic areasPriority sector Economic Cooperation; Research, Education and CultureCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation International Barents SecretariatCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part NSR –Norwegian Saami Association, Saami Council,in the project OOSMO – Saami Association of Murmansk Region, (Pending: SSR –Saami Association of Sweden)Contact details Lars Miguel Utsi, Indigenous Peoples‟ Adviser International Barents Secretariat Phone: +47 78 97 08 73 Mob: +47 47 24 29 81 Email: lars.miguel.utsi@beac.stBrief description of the project The Indigenous Entrepreneurship project is supposed to establish a foundation for development of businesses within the indigenous societies in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region. The main goal is to develop indigenous peoples‟ businesses based on their own premises and traditions, and to establish networks between indigenous businesses in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region and also in other countries. The project will involve 60-80 participants from the Nenets, Saami, Veps societies in the region. The main project activities will include workshops, courses in production, marketing, networking, business management etc.Time frame Start: 2010 End: 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 500.000 euros - 1.500.000 eurosTotal 874519 EURLead contribution Interreg IVA Nord: 210049 EUR 10
  • 11. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 326207354131106711Title of the project NotaBENe (Preparatory actions)ND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; KaliningradPriority sector Economic Cooperation; Research, Education and CultureBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information www.norden.ru and the Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) in St. PetersburgLeading Country/Organisation NCM, Information office in St. PetersburgCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Petrozavodsk State University, Russia North-Westin the project Academy of Public Administration, Russia Saint- Petersburg State University, Russia Murmansk State Technical University, Russia Immanuel Kant State University of Russia, Kaliningrad, Russia Pskov Volny Institute, Russia Association “Council of municipalities of the Republic of Karelia” Municipal training center, Kaunas, Lithuania Peipsi TBC, Tartu, Estonia Finnish- Russian Cross border university, Finland University of Tromsø, Norway Copenhagen business school, DenmarkImplementing body/ies NCM, Information office in St. PetersburgContact details Pavel Petrov Head of Contact Centre Adviser Phone/Fax +7 8142 783534 Mobile +7 921 9042376 pp@norden.ru Nordic Council of Ministers Information office in St.Petersburg Contact Centre in Petrozavodsk Address: Anokhina 20 office 410 185002 Petrozavodsk RussiaBrief description of the project In years 2003-2008 two big projects (BEN and BEN- East) were implemented, which united authorities, NGOs, business organizations, and organizations with cross-border co-operation working in the Baltic Sea Region and interested in transnational co-operation with other Baltic States to one Baltic Euroregional Network. The project revealed one of the biggest problems of the countries, willing for cross-border co-operation: lack of qualified personnel working in the field of international and cross-border co-operation on the level of municipal and regional authorities. This fact can be seen as a reason for deficient development of cross-border co- operation and infrastructure both in North-West Russia and in EU-countries adjoining to borders of the Baltic Sea. Lack of trained personnel among local and regional administrations in border areas results in deficient development of cross-border co-operation between business structures, NGOs, international organizations, as they face all kind of restrictions in their activities from the side of authorities. Thus the idea of the project is to increase competence of civil servants in the field of cross-border cooperation by the means of: 1. Elaboration of trainings on cross-border cooperation for representatives of local authorities 2. Study tours to partner countries 3. Establishment of Centers of Expertise on the basis of the participating HEIs with the following main functions: 4. Publication of manual on cross-border cooperation. 11
  • 12. Objectives Creation of the project network of the universities and municipalities focused on cross-border cooperation, definition and specification of the project strategy. Overall goal Institutional capacity building in the field of cross-border cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region based on Triple Helix concept (government, business, education)Results The preparatory action is integrated the project partners into network for preparation and applying the project in spring, 2010 to the following institutions: NCM KBNP programme for NW Russia; EU Central Baltic programme, NCM NordPlus programme. If the project will be applying to the EU programmes, NCM could co- finance the Russian and Belorussian parts of the project with co-financing from their side. The representatives of local and regional administrations is elaborated and integrated into the curricula of the participating universities.Time frame Nov 2009 - Oct 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 39.390Lead contribution NCM: 29.939 EUROther contribution 9.450 EUR 12
  • 13. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011Environment, Nuclear Safety and Natural Resources28 projectsEUROPEAN COMMISSIONIPM Ref Number 958416117181108211Title of the project Arctic Footprint and Policy AssessmentND geographical priority area Arctic / Sub-Arctic areasPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI European Commissionpresenting the projectMore information http://arctic-footprint.eu/Leading Country/Organisation European Commission DG EnvironmentCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Project carried out in consultation with wide range ofin the project Arctic stakeholders.Implementing body/ies European Commission DEVCO - ENRTP project Contractor: Ecologic InstituteContact details Jaime.Reynolds@ec.europa.euBrief description of the project The EU Arctic Footprint and Policy Assessment Project (EU Arctic Footprint) is a first attempt at calculating Europe‟s contribution to the impact on the Arctic environment and inhabitants. At the same time, the project also examines the effectiveness of EU policies in mitigating Arctic impacts. Both of these assessments will be considered in relation to possible future scenarios.Objectives - Assessing the EU‟s current footprint on the Arctic environment and evaluating how it could change over time (up to 2030). - Analysing the effectiveness of the EU‟s current environmental (and related) policies, and how this relates to the current and future footprint scenarios (up to 2030). - Developing options to improve the effectiveness of the EU‟s environmental (and related) policies in addressing the EU‟s current and potential future footprint (up to 2030). - Contributing to the implementation of the EU‟s strategic initiatives and the policy objectives outlined in the Arctic Communication. - Promoting the EU‟s interest in international co-operation in the Arctic region by disseminating study results to a broad group of stakeholders and key experts.Results Improved effectiveness of EU environmental policies with respect to the Arctic region, especially as relates to the implementation of existing policies and a new Arctic Policy for the EU.Time frame December 2009-November 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosTotal 250,000Lead contribution 250,000 13
  • 14. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 579987316591435610Title of the project Soil Atlas of the Northern Circumpolar RegionND geographical priority area Arctic / Sub-Arctic areasPriority sector Research, Education and Culture; Environmnet, NuclearBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI European Commissionpresenting the projectMore information http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/library/maps/Circumpolar/i ndex.html Luca Montanarella European Commission - DG JRC Via E. Fermi, 2749 I-21027 Ispra (VA) ITALY Tel.: +39-0332-785349 Fax: +39-0332-786394 Mobile: +39-3406942126 E-mail: luca.montanarella@jrc.ec.europa.eu http://eusoils.jrc.it/index.html http://esdac.jrc.ec.europa.eu/Leading Country/Organisation European Commission - DG JRCCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part The Editorial Board of the Atlas comprised: Arwynin the project Jones, Soil Action, JRC (Lead Editor) Luca Montanarella, Soil Action Leader, JRC Vladimir Stolbovoy, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences (ex-JRC VS) Prof. Gabriele Broll, University of Osnabruck (D) Charles Tarnocai, Agriculture and Agri- Food Canada Otto Spaargaren, ISRIC – World Soils Data (NL) Prof. Chien-Lu Ping, University of Alaska Fairbanks (USA)Implementing body/ies European CommissionContact details luca.montanarella@jrc.itBrief description of the project The 144-page atlas is the result of a three-year collaborative project with partners from northern EU countries, as well as Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, the USA and Russia, and gives a detailed overview of circumpolar soil resources, which are also relevant to agriculture, forest management, water management, land use planning, infrastructure, housing and energy transport networks. In a clear style, the atlas describes the origin and major characteristics of the different soil types that can be found in this environment.Objectives Organic carbon in soils is the biggest terrestrial carbon pool and presents an important factor in future climate change projections. Permanently frozen grounds in the northern polar region, together with extensive peatlands, ensure that those soils are a significant carbon sink. These important carbon stores need special attention because the boreal and arctic regions that house them are expected to warm more rapidly than the rest of the world. Similarly to what happens when you pull the electricity plug of a freezer, decomposition of organic matter starts with increased temperatures and leads, in the case of soil, to emissions of CO2 and methane. This new atlas is a comprehensive source of data, which will allow scientists and policymakers to understand whether there is a back coupling effect on global warming and underpin the development of policies to protect the arctic carbon sinks and thus our climate. 14
  • 15. Results The Soil Atlas of the Northern Circumpolar Region is the first compilation providing all the available information on this carbon pool as well as other important data on northern soils. The Atlas will therefore provide a valuable scientific input to climate change and sustainable development models. Máire Geoghegan- Quinn, the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science said: "This atlas is a unique source of information for researchers, policy makers, teachers and the general public on the characteristics of northern soil and raises awareness of its environmental importance and global significance. It shows the possible impacts of climate change on permafrost- affected soils and explains the critical role that they play in the global climate and carbon cycles."Time frame 1/2008-5/2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 euros 15
  • 16. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)IPM Ref Number 461525258161506811Title of the project Exchange programme for NGO:s and young leadersND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; KaliningradOther area Novgorod and Vologda regions, Komi Republic and Nenets A.O.Priority sector Economic Cooperation; Freedom, Security and Justice; Research, Education and Culture; Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural Resources; Social Welfare and Public HealthBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information http://www.norden.ru/Article.aspx?id=161&lang=en Websites of NGOs Brochures Publications in newspapers PowerPoint Presentations The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Svetlana Goryunova, sg@norden.ru, +7- 812-3367580, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg There are 26 projects which were supported in 2010 within the Nordic-Russian NGO Programme, each of them has a different leading organisationCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Ålandin the project Islands, GreenlandImplementing body/ies Administrator of the NGO Exchange programme – NCM Information office in St.Petersburg Russian NGOs – grant-receivers – are responsible for implementing their specific projects in frames of the programme.Contact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Svetlana Goryunova, sg@norden.ru, +7-812-3367580, www.norden.ruBrief description of the project • Brief description of the project (compulsory): The exchange programme is a sub-programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers‟ Knowledge Building and Networking programme in North West Russia. The exchange programme opens up a possibility for socially active Russian voluntary non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to intensify cooperation with Nordic partners. The cooperation project in frames of the NGO Exchange Programme includes a study visit to partner NGOs from at least two Nordic countries (Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Åland Islands, Faroe Islands, Greenland) with an aim to exchange experience and develop a network of contacts, and a final event on distributing the new knowledge and the results of the project. It is expected that the developed partnership with Nordic NGOs has a continuation even after the project realization proving its sustainability. 16
  • 17. Objectives • Objectives (optional): • Establishing and developing networks between partner organizations in the Nordic countries and North West Russia; • Promoting exchange of knowledge, experiences and skills in socially active NGOs activities; • Spreading information about the democratic process and values of Northern European countries, society and culture. The overall aim is to enhance sustainable and long-term partnerships between Northwest Russian and Nordic partner organizations.Results The programme is supported by the NCM with a view to broaden and intensify co-operation between public organizations, to strengthen the civic community in the region and to support the ongoing democracy development processes.Time frame OngoingCurrent status 500.000 euros - 1.500.000 eurosTotal cost in euros 500.976Total 98.702Lead contribution NCM 402.274 17
  • 18. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 854857932381008411Title of the project Energy cooperation in North-West Russia – Phase III / Energisamarbejde med NordvestruslandND geographical priority area Kaliningrad;Other area North West RussiaPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation NCM Info Office in KaliningradCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part At least one partner from North-West Russia and atin the project least one partner from two Nordic countries.Contact details Natalya Yakovchuk +7 4012 72-81-72 nk@norden39.ruBrief description of the project The purpose of the project is to expand and further develop dialogue and cooperation about energy between relevant participants in the Nordic countries and North West Russia, with the purpose of contributing to energy efficiency and development of renewable energy ressources in NW Russia.Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 500.000 euros - 1.500.000 eurosTotal 728140 EUR 18
  • 19. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 718803204091008411Title of the project Emerging innovation in Northern Europe ProgrammeND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionOther area North West RussiaPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation NordRegioCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part NCMin the projectContact details Ole Damsgaard ole.damsgaard@nordregio.se, +46 (0)70 233 66 65Brief description of the project The main aim of the program is to facilitate and promote closer co-operation and exchange of ideas and experiences in the sphere of innovation, between the carefully selected participants from relevant institutions in Northwest-Russia and the Nordic countries with the overall objective of stimulating new cross-regional investments, pro-jects and ventures of such a nature that it ensures mutual benefit and increased opportunities for the Northwest-Russian partners as well as their Nordic counterparts.Time frame Start: 2010 End: 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosTotal 187466 EURLead contribution NCM: 132353 EUROther contribution Financing participants: 55113 EUR 19
  • 20. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 586446612371308211Title of the project Energy Cooperation with Northwest RussiaND geographical priority area KaliningradPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information http://www.norden39.ru/en/projects/energy-cooperation/Leading Country/Organisation NCM office in KaliningradCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part At least one partner from North-West Russia and atin the project least one partner from two Nordic countries.Implementing body/ies The Nordic Council of Ministers Information offices in St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad.Contact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information office in Kaliningrad . Olga Kovaleva Project Coordinator ok@norden39.ruBrief description of the project The project aims to build knowledge, exchange experiences and initiate new networks and cooperation activities between local authorities and other relevant stakeholders the Nordic countries and North-West Russia within the area of energy efficiency, renewable energy resources and regional planning. The main activities are study trips, seminars and other networking activities designed to increase knowledge on energy- related issues and regional planning. The cooperation focuses among other issues on energy supply in remote areas, energy saving in operation, maintenance and renovation of district heating networks, development of wind energy and bio energy as renewable sources of energy. One of the core objectives of the cooperation between the Nordic countries and NW-Russia is to ensure a high level of competence on modern energy planning including renewable energy sources and the use of energy efficient solutions as well as to strengthen the Nordic-Russian dialogue and networks to support transparency and safety within the energy sectors in the Baltic Sea Region.Objectives The project aims to increase knowledge and boost the development of strategies on energy efficiency in local and regional administrations in Northwest Russia, with the overall objective to ensure sustainable and efficient use of energy resources in North-West Russia for the benefit of the region.Results The project is expected to boost regional planning and increase the knowledge to ensure sustainable development strategies and regional and local action plans on energy efficiency in the North-West Russian regions.Time frame Start: 2007 End: 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosLead contribution NCM: 134105 EUROther contribution The project participants in each activity contribute at least 30% co-financing. 20
  • 21. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 438592721111308211Title of the project BASREC Summer School (Baltic Energy Academy – BALREPA)ND geographical priority area KaliningradPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)Leading Country/Organisation Nordic Council of MinistersCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Lithuanian Ministry of Energy BASRECin the projectContact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information office in Kaliningrad. Arne Grove Director, Honorary Consul of Denmark in Kaliningrad agr@norden.orgBrief description of the project The plan is to arrange a Baltic Energy Academy each year rotating between the participating countries. The Project includes the Nordic countries, Russia and the Baltic States. The Energy Academy will take participants from municipal and regional governmental level as well as energy experts and other relevant stakeholders. The project shall strengthen the knowledge and competences on energy planning and collaboration in the Baltic Sea Region through exchange of knowledge and expertise, joint activities and concrete projects on energy efficiency and renewable energy.Objectives The overall objective of the project is to contribute to improved green economic growth, energy security, and reducing CO2 emissions in the Baltic Sea States through establishing efficient energy markets and promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy.Results The project should create a common platform of knowledge and common understanding of the energy planning process for sustainable energy that can further energy collaboration in the BSR. One main case will be used to be replicated in other countries through exchange of expertise and elaboration of a manual on energy planning in the Baltic Sea Region. The pilot project covers to Academies (Kaliningrad and Vilnius).Time frame Start: 2010 End: 2011Current status Under preparationTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosTotal 444100 EURLead contribution NCM: 156334 EUROther contribution 156334 EUR (BASREC) 134005 EUR (national/partner co-financing) 21
  • 22. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 837034406041108211Title of the project Energy cooperation in the North-West RussiaND geographical priority area Kaliningrad; Other (please specify)Other area Karelia, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Pskov, Leningrad regionsPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information www.norden39.ru Booklet published by the Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad. Newsletter on energy efficiency published by Murmansk Energy Efficiency Center, within the project. Mr. Arne Grove, Director of Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad ag@norden39.ru Ms. Olga Kovaleva, Project coordinator from NCM in Kaliningrad ok@norden39.ruLeading Country/Organisation Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad, RussiaCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Parners in Russia: Ministry of Energy of RF, Moscowin the project Centre for Efficient Use of Energy, RusHydro, InterRAO of United Energy System. Partners in regions of North West Russia: Murmansk: Government of Murmansk region, Murmansk Energy Efficiency Center, administrations of 3 municipalities, NGO Bellona- Murmansk. Archangelsk: Government of Archangelsk region, Non-state Archangelsk Energy Efficiency Center, State Institution “Regional centre for energy saving”. Karelia Government of Republic of Karelia, Karelia Energy Efficiency Center. St. Petersburg: Government of St. Petersburg, Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg, NGO “Saint Petersburg Foundation for Support of Industry”, Noncommercial Partnership “City house owners association”, St. Petersburg Union of Entrepreneurs. Leningrad Oblast: Administration of Leningradskaya Oblast Pskov: Administration of Pskov Region Vologda: Administration of Vologda Oblast Nenets Autonomous Okrug: Administration of NAO Komi: State Centre for Energy Saving Novgorod: Administration of Novgorod Oblast Kaliningrad region: 1. Government of the Kaliningrad region (Ministry of infrastructure development, Agency for economic cooperation and foreign relations, Ministry on municipal development) 2. Municipal authorities of Kaliningrad, Gusev, Gurievsk, Neman, Svetly, Pionersky, Mamonovo, Zelenogradsk, Slavsk, Yantarny, Chernyakhovsk and Gvardeysk. 3. Kaliningrad State Technical University 4. Kaliningrad Regional Centre for Energy Efficiency 5. ECAT-Kaliningrad 6. Kaliningrad Chamber of Commerce and Industry 7. Foreign Investors Association in the Kaliningrad Region 8. Media Group “Kaskad” Denmark: 1. Municipal authorities of Odense, Aalborg, Aarhus, Sonderborg, Varde, Middelfart, Copenhagen, Kalundborg, Kolding, Vejle, Varde and Lolland. 22
  • 23. 2. Consulting companies and businesses: Ea Energy Analysis (Copenhagen), Project ZERO (Sonderborg), COWI, Baltic Sea Solutions, Cluster Biofuels Denmark, Envotherm, NIRAS etc. 3. EU South Denmark Office, Northern Denmark Office in EU 4. House of Innovation, Kolding; Sweden: 1. Administration of Blekinge Region, Municipal authorities of Kalmar, Karlshamn, Malmo, Enkoping, Karlskrone, Ronneby, Halmstad, Vaxjo 2. Companies: ENA Energi, Sustainable Sweden Southeast AB, 3. Malmo Innovation Centre, Sustainable Business Hub 4. Linnaeus University, Malmo University Norway: 1. Municipal authorities of Stavanger, Oslo, Mandal, Trondheim 2. Companies: Siemens (Oslo), ECON, ITFORNEBU, Nordic Energy Research, SuportnetAgro, Greenfuel, Greater Stavanger, Forus Energi, SIVA, ERC, AKVA Group, SMI energy& Miljo AS 3. Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce 4. Nordic Innovation Centre (Oslo), VALONIA, Bioenergy Centre (Brandbu) 5. Norwegian University of Life Sciences Finland: 1. Municipal authorities of Turku 2. Turku University 3. Association of Finnish municipalitiesImplementing body/ies Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in KaliningradContact details Mr. Arne Grove, Director of Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad ag@norden39.ru Ms. Olga Kovaleva, Project coordinator/ Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad ok@norden39.ruBrief description of the project The cooperation started in 2008 within the framework of the Northern Dimension on Environment and as complementary cooperation with BASREC, BDF, UBC, NEFCO and BEAC (Working group on Energy) will continue and broaden till 2013. Knowledge and best practices received in Nordic countries on energy issues were shared and started to be implemented into practice in North-West Russia. The project is being implemented in a close coordination and cooperation with the Municipal project (“Capacity building of local administrations through cooperation between Nordic and Russian regions and municipalities”).Objectives • Contribute to the Nordic-Russian energy dialogue within the framework of the Northern Dimension. • Contribute to the development of a network of energy actors in North West Russia and Nordic countries • To build capacity of national, regional and local public administrations, Energy efficiency centres, NGOs, scientific and educational institutions in the NW Russia by knowledge building and networking through study visits to 5 Nordic countries and joint seminars, workshops and training sessions in the 11 NW Russia regions e.g. Karelia, Leningrad Oblast, Kaliningrad, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Pskov regions etc. in the following areas: - Energy saving, energy efficiency and energy management on the regional and municipal levels - Energy efficiency in all kinds of buildings - Strengthening of public awareness on energy saving 23
  • 24. - Support to regional and municipal authorities in the development and monitoring Energy efficiency programmes - Climate planning on the municipal level - reduction of CO2 emissions in cities - Wider use of renewable energy (biofuel, heat pumps and low grade heat etc.)Results • Enhanced wide networks of Nordic and Russian energy key officials on all levels, partner organisations, business communities, NGOs, scientific and educational institutions. • Capacity building of key stakeholders by means of mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and best practices among Nordic and North-West Russia participants. • Enhanced sustainable network of specialists and relevant professional environment related to energy issues.Time frame Start: 2008 End: 2013Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosTotal 295030 EURLead contribution NCM: 227978 EUROther contribution All Russian and Nordic partner municipalities and organisations participated in the project contributed by the following: - Per diems and other contributions of project team and participants during the project implementation, events and activities; - Premises and equipment used for a number of workshops and training session in Kaliningrad; - Local transport Totally this contribution is calculated as appr. 30% of the project budget. 24
  • 25. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 689990840101308011Title of the project Utilization of crop genetic resources of Nordic origin from Vavilov Institute in RussiaND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)More information www.nordgen.orgLeading Country/Organisation NordGen - The Nordic Genetic Resource Center (Sweden)Countries/Regions/Organisations taking part Vavilov Institute, St. Petersburg (Russia)in the projectContact details Svein Solberg svein.solberg@nordgen.orgBrief description of the project During the beginning of 2000s screening for accessions of Nordic crops in Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry (VIR) genbank database and hand-written catalogues was carried out. There is a large number of accessions of Nordic crop material in VIR. The material present at VIR is collected in the beginning of the 20th century and represents historical Nordic material. The duplicate screening and repatriation of materials has been partly addressed only for barley and oats. For timothy only data base screening is made, but no evaluation and repatriation of material has been carried out yet. There are a number of other crops which still should be analyzed and where unique accessions could be included in NordGen collection. Turnips, oilseed crops and rye are among these. The screening of duplicates would ensure that only unique accessions will be included in the collections, avoiding unnecessary expenses of maintaining several copies of accession. The gained evaluation information on material will stimulate utilization of material of Nordic origin and contribute to the sustainable development of agriculture. The information and material is valuable for new Nordic Food development. These accessions also have potential value as source of genes for crop adaptation to climate changes. NordGen and VIR have established a platform for cooperation and change of knowledge and material. The project on ´Utilization of Crop genetic resources of Nordic Origin from Vavilov Institute in Russia‟ was initiated in 2009 with focus on the plant material with (1) identification of Nordic material in VIR collections, (2) characterization and evaluation of the material, and (3) regeneration and utilization of the material. The 1st phase of project covering activities in 2009 has been successfully carried out, i.e. the screening for accessions of Nordic crops rye, turnips, oilseed and turnip rapes in VIR gene bank database and handwritten catalogs was carried out and compared to data base of NordGen where unique accessions and potential duplicates were identified, multiplication of barley and oat accession was finalized during 2009, whereas rye, timothy, turnip and rape material field trials and regeneration plots have been set up during 2009. 25
  • 26. Nordic material of turnip, timothy, rye and oilseed and turnip rape require growing at least over two years to be able to carry out characterization and regeneration work which makes it essential to receive funding for 2010 activities in order to fulfill the objectives of the project. The knowledge and information gained from the project is relevant for not only the Nordic countries, but whole Northern European region, including the Baltic countries, especially in light of climate change and the need to develop plant material adapted to shifting environment conditions including emerging diseases pressure.Objectives The project aims to promote Nordic and Russian cooperation in networking gene banks, universities, research institutes, breeders, and representatives from the food sector in order to improve conservation and utilization of plant genetic resources in the region. The aims of the project are: • To strengthen crop scientific network between Russian and Nordic countries • Identify original Nordic accessions and duplicates within NordGen and VIR collections on important crops for the Northern Europe • Characterize, and evaluate accessions of Nordic origin on relevant parameters • Regenerate unique material to VIR and NordGen including the Global Seed Vault safety storage at Svalbard • Facilitate utilization of the genetic material for breeding, food industry and food movements as the New Nordic FoodResults The screening for accessions of Nordic crops rye, turnips, oilseed and turnip rapes in VIR gene bank database and handwritten catalogs was carried out and compared to data base of NordGen. Unique accessions and potential duplicates were identified. The following numbers of accessions are regenerated and described: rye (100 accessions), timothy (71 accessions) , turnips (19 accessions), swedes (6 accessions) and oil seeds (18 spring sawn rape seeds + 42 winter rape seed and 8 winter turnip rape). In addition potentially duplicates of barely (200 accessions from VIR and 200 from NordGen) and oat (80 accessions from each gene bank) was characterized and regenerated. Material and information of is given to NordGen. Steps have been taken to further screening of Nordic wheat, bean, carrot, cabbage, flax, beet roots, onion and leek is started, and steps are taken to get this material in regeneration and evaluation – and for repatriation to NordGen. The winter wheat accessions were seeded at VIR in September 2010 for further characterization and regeneration in 2011. Plans are made to do the same with the other crops spring 2011. Several meetings and expert visits between NordGen staff members and colleagues/crop experts at Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry (VIR) has been carried out during the project period, and with additional support form Knowledge building and Networking Programme at NMR. Two workshops, expert visits, a master thesis work, and active communication via email has been carried out. 26
  • 27. Project information has been available on NordGen‟s webpage (www.nordgen.org). A project folder is planned for the next phase (2011) describing the projects, it potential and results.Time frame Start: 2009 End: 2010 (Phase 1)Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 90247 EURLead contribution 45191 EUROther contribution NCM: 45057 EUR 27
  • 28. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 503844026421108011Title of the project Networking, exchange and evaluation of crop genetic resources of Nordic originND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information www.nordgen.orgLeading Country/Organisation NordGen - The Nordic Genetic Resource CenterCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Vavilov Institute, St. Petersburg (Russia)in the projectContact details Svein Solberg svein.solberg@nordgen.orgBrief description of the project The utilization of genetic resources in order to broaden genetic base and improve the adaptation ability of crops to the changing environment (emerging diseases, abiotic stress) are important for the sustainable development of agriculture and food security in the future. Since North West Russia, Baltic and Nordic countries are located in northern Europe, having same crops, similarities in day length conditions and temperatures, the possibility of collaboration in this field should be explored for benefit of whole region. The common efforts on Plant Genetic Resources (PGR) work will contribute not only to better understanding of the subject, but also enhance the collaboration in this field in the future. The initial phase of project has been started in spring 2009, where common workshops and meetings were carried out between Nordic, Baltic and Russian experts on PGR. In order to strengthen these PGR initiatives in the region, facilitate network building as well as stimulate the mobility of Nordic and Baltic experts working on plant genetic resources additional funding is required.Objectives The project aims to promote North European cooperation in networking gene banks, universities, research institutes, breeders, and representatives from the food sector in order to improve conservation and utilization of plant genetic resources in the region. The objectives are: • To strengthen crop scientific network between Russia and Nordic countries • To develop ideas and projects to promote diversification on PGR use in changing climate • Facilitate utilization of the genetic material for breeding, food industry and food movements as the New Nordic Food • Support work on identification of original Nordic accessions and duplicates within NordGen and VIR collections on important crops for the Northern EuropeResults Several meetings and expert visits between NordGen staff members and colleagues/crop experts at Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry (VIR) has been carried out during the project period, and been held with additional support form Jord & Skov and Bærekraftig udvikling at NMR. Two workshops, expert visits, a master thesis work, and active communication via email have been carried out. Project information has been available 28
  • 29. on NordGen‟s webpage (www.nordgen.org). A project folder is planned for 2011 describing as a follow up from the projects and its potential and results. The results of the networking project have led to several areas of interaction between NordGen and VIR, and a process of joint works and new projects are initiated. On cereal genetic resources a workshop on pre-breeding was carried out in November 2009. Experts from NW Russia and Baltic countries were invited to participate supported by “North European networking and expertise exchange on Plant Genetic Resources”. The aspects of collaboration possibilities, germplasm availability and utilization as well as challenges of climate changes in cereals growing and breeding were discussed. During the workshop were presented status and examples of existing collaborations on cereal pre-breeding and future needs and applications, also the breeding goals and challenges of funding were discussed. More information, including workshop program, participant list, presentations and workshop conclusions can be found on NordGen webpage (www.nordgen.org). On vegetable genetic resources a workshop was carried out in April 2010 with focus on specific crops as carrot, onion, beans and medicinal plants. Meeting on Nordic PGR repatriation and characterization were held between NordGen staff members and colleagues/crop experts at the Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry (VIR) were held in Russia to discuss initiation of the project and some activity planning on evaluation and repatriation of Nordic germplasm. In November 2009 also a visit of cereal experts from VIR to NordGen was organized. Detailed evaluation & characterization of cereal material was discussed as well as collaboration possibilities within field of sustainable utilization of cereal genetic resources. Active communication via email has been carried out during whole 2009 between NordGen and VIR experts and project information has been available on NordGen‟s webpage (www.nordgen.org). Further visits were carried out during 2010 and a master student project was initiated in 2010 based on the activity. The discussion and exchange of experience on how to present the PGR material and relevant information in order to facilitate utilization of genetic resources was initiated with SESTO seminar and meeting with Baltic PGR stakeholders. So far the information has been disseminated electronically and workshop information published on the website of NordGen. Further steps will be taken via publishing in scientific journals and giving presentations during seminars and workshops in order to facilitate information and material distribution toTime frame breeders, food industry and food movements. Start: 2009 End: 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 70668 EURLead contribution 21200 EUROther contribution NCM: 49468 EUR 29
  • 30. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 683669354051607511Title of the project The NORDIC ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT FUND (NMF) managed by the NORDIC ENVIRONMENT FINANCE CORPORATION (NEFCO) since 1996ND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information www.nefco.orgLeading Country/Organisation NEFCOCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Financial support from NMF is intended to complementin the project local, regional, national and international (incl. Nordic) resources to the extent possible i.e. NMF supplements other financing. Local contribution is required.Contact details info@nefco.fiBrief description of the project NMF‟s goal is to finance of high-priority environmental projects in Northwest Russia, Ukraine and Belarus that attain environmental benefits. Priority shall be given to projects that support the environmental programmes for the Baltic Sea and the Barents region and the Arctic region and to projects that leads to environmental effects beneficial also to the Nordic region. The goal is to support the profitability of high-priority environmental projects, facilitate financing with higher risk, advance the implementation of projects and attract additional environmental investments. Financing from NMF shall support specific environmental projects in the regions neighbouring the Nordic countries. Priority is given to projects supporting the environmental programmes for the Baltic Sea and the Barents region and the Arctic region. NMF finances projects within energy saving, renewable energy, cleaner production, water supply and wastewater treatment, hazardous waste treatment and environmental investments within agriculture. During 2010, a total of 18 new projects received final approval. Of these, two projects relate to the energy saving loan programme for projects and nine to the Cleaner Production programme. A total of 62 energy efficiency projects have been approved under NEFCO‟s energy saving loan programmes. By the end of the year, the loan facility for Cleaner Production in had granted loans 76 projects. When all the individual projects under different programmes are taken into account, the total number of projects approved, agreed and implemented came to 276.Objectives The goal is to attain environmental benefits by enhancing the potential profitability of high-priority environmental projects, facilitating financing with higher risk, advancing the completion of projects, or by attracting additional environmental investments.Results Reduction of pollution 30
  • 31. Time frame Start: 1996 End: The forth extension of the fund, covering the years 2011–2013, was approved during 2010. NMF‟s activities are expected to continue for several years.Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros > 1.500.000 eurosTotal Approx. EUR 280-300 millionLead contribution Of the current total budget, EUR 55.8 million was committed at the end of 2010. The total budget of NMF up to the end of 2010 is approx. EUR 60.4 million.Other contribution Contributions to the fund from the Nordic countries during the year 2010 amounted to EUR 1.9 million (DKK 14.25 million). Totally during the years 1996-2010 the contributions from the Nordic countries amounts to EUR 39.7 million (DKK 296 million). NMF is financed with annual contributions from the Nordic countries and the Nordic Council of Ministers. The third extension of the fund, covering the years 2008–2010, was approved by the Nordic environmental ministers in autumn 2007. A further extension for the years 2011-2013 was approved during 2010. The total budget of the fund up to the end of 2010 is approx. EUR 60.4 million and will increase with an additional EUR 11 million for the years 2011- 2013. NMF offers concessional financing. The projects under the fund are mostly financed through revolving loans with repayment tied to the savings generated from the investment involved. Contributions to the fund from the Nordic Council of Ministers during the year 2010 amounted to EUR 1.5 million (DKK 11.32 million). Totally during the years 1996-2010 the contributions from the Nordic Council of Ministers amounts to EUR 28.85 million (DKK 155 million). NMF is financed with annual contributions from the Nordic countries and the Nordic Council of Ministers. The third extension of the fund, covering the years 2008–2010, was approved by the Nordic environmental ministers in autumn 2007. A further extension for the years 2011-2013 was approved during 2010. The total budget of the fund up to the end of 2010 is approx. EUR 60.4 million and will increase with an additional EUR 11 million for the years 2011- 2013. NMF offers concessional financing. The projects under the fund are mostly financed through revolving loans with repayment tied to the savings generated from the investment involved. 31
  • 32. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 124175026171507511Title of the project Energy efficiency revolving credit frame for St. Petersburg, Vodokanal Two projects have so far been completed. These are: 1. Upgrading of electrical substation TS-9 at the sludge incineration plant 2. Construction of reject water pumping stations at CASND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionBenefitting indigenous peoples Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nopresenting the projectMore information Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)Leading Country/Organisation www.nefco.orgCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part NORDIC ENVIRONMENT FINANCE CORPORATIONin the projectContact details NORDIC ENVIRONMENT FINANCE CORPORATIONBrief description of the project Vodokanal of St. PetersburgObjectives info@nefco.fiResults Energy efficiency program using revolving credits.Time frame Additional environmental financed from the Revolving Reduced projects to be loadCurrent status Improved energy efficiency, improved level of services, reduced capital costTotal cost in euros 1997 - 2010Total OngoingLead contribution > 1.500.000 eurosOther contribution Approximately 2.000.000 Nefco has approved a revolving credit facility of 2 MEUR USD to be used by Vodokanal of St.P for energy savings measures. 32
  • 33. NDIS 2010IPM Ref Number 018888918051507511Title of the project BRISK_RU - Russian component of Sub-regional risk of spill of oil and hazardous substances in the Baltic Sea (BRISK) projectND geographical priority area Barents Sea Region; KaliningradPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information http://www.brisk.helcom.fi/ (BRISK webpage) www.norden.org/aeg (NCM lead working group handling BRISK-RU) Arne Grove (agr@norden.org), Director at information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers In Kaliningrad. Project Manager of BRISK_RU.Leading Country/Organisation Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in KaliningradCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Danish Admiralty Fleet HQ - Mr. Peter Soeberg Poulsen,in the project Manager of BRISK, Marine Environment Officer, Chairman of HELCOM RESPONSE, Denmark COWI A/S - Mr. Carsten Jürgensen, Expert, Subcontractor of the BRISK-RU project, Denmark Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM) – Ms. Monika Stankiewicz, Professional Secretary, Finland Swedish Coast Guard - Mr. Bernt Stedt, Responce Department, Sweden Central Marine Research & Design Institute, Ltd.St. Petersburg - Mr. Gennady Semanov, Head of Laboratory for Maritime Transport Environment, Russia Participants of the BRISK-RU project will include participants from Russia who will be in close cooperation with the participants of the BRISK project and will take part in joint discussions, workshops, seminars and study visits in order to increase the efficiency of the BRISK-RU project and add to the benefits of the Nordic and Baltic countries, involved in the project and to Russian benefits. For more detailed lists of participants please see Annex Participants_BRISK-RU_ENG.xls and Annex Participants_BRISK_ENG.Implementing body/ies Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in KaliningradContact details Arne Grove, Director, Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad E-mail: agr@norden.org Mobile: +7 906 238 91 95 Telephone: +7 (4012) 72 81 72; 72 81 95Brief description of the project The BRISK-RU project is developed as a Russian component for the EU-financed project “Sub-regional risk of spill of oil and hazardous substances in the Baltic Sea” (BRISK). Both projects are developed as a response to the increased risk of accidents and environmental damage in the Baltic Sea due to significant increase in ship traffic in the Baltic Sea with a common objective of reaching the goals of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan and EU Baltic Sea Strategy. 33
  • 34. The increased risk of oil spills is of great concern for the whole Baltic Sea Region. In the context of growing oil transportation from Russian ports in the Baltic Sea, especially in the Gulf of Finland, there is a key role for Russia to play in this project. Therefore, the specific objective of this project component is to ensure and facilitate participation of relevant Russian stakeholders in the implementation of the BRISK project with the aim of strengthening cooperation between Russia and its neighbouring countries in the two maritime areas: the Gulf of Finland and South-East Baltic Proper. Moreover, the implementation of the BRISK-RU project will facilitate fulfilling Russia‟s commitments towards the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan and EU Baltic Sea Strategy. Nordic benefit. While implementing this project Nordic countries will enjoy the possibility to interact with neighbouring countries around the Baltic Sea on solving common environmental problems, exchanging best practices and finding best decisions and resources to facilitate the process of restoring the good ecological status of the Baltic marine environment, thus adding to the implementation and achieving the goals of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan and EU Baltic Strategy, documents of national and international importance. The key Nordic benefit will be the inclusion of relevant information for risk analysis, involvement of Russian partner in the development of sub-regional agreements and coordination of investment plans. This includes also the development of common understanding and trust related to the reduction of risks in oil spills and chemicals in the Baltic Sea.Objectives 1. Strengthening of sub-regional cooperation in the Baltic Sea so as neighboring countries are able to jointly and efficiently respond to spills of oil and hazardous substances in their waters. 2. Development of bi- and multilateral agreements between the countries that shall support this sub-regional cooperation by detailing areas of responsibility, procedures and division of tasks, and setting a network of responsible persons in case of international response operation to “medium-size” or major oil spills. 3. Agreement that defines how neighboring countries will be sharing and building their response resources in the sub-region; by pooling together available capacities of neighboring countries cost-efficiency will be achieved. 4. Further strengthening of a network and partnership of responsible persons and trans-national, national and regional authorities responsible for emergency and response cooperation in the Baltic Sea under the umbrella of HELCOM. 5. The specific objective of this project component financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers is to facilitate participation of relevant Russian partners in implementation of the project in close cooperation with partners from European Union. 34
  • 35. Results 1. A common understanding of the concept of risk and damage is reached to ensure a unified and consistent response in the Baltic Sea. 2. The risk analysis is done to provide important mapping of high risk areas and hence help the authorities responsible for oil spill to a better preparedness on a national, sub-regional and Baltic Sea level. 3. The description of common criteria for required level of response and comparisons with existing response capacities is provided for comparable description of the needs for response resources.Time frame Start: 2010 End: 2012Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosTotal 200.000 EUROther contribution NCM: 201.093 EUR 35
  • 36. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 925515516371407511Title of the project Climate change and water management - meeting the challenges in the Barents Region. Conference in Arkhangelsk, Russia 15-16th June, 2011.ND geographical priority area Barents Sea Region; Arctic / Sub-Arctic areasPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)More information Elena Khoroshkina. +7 8182 645546. Mob: +7 8921 904 23 75. eh@norden.ru; Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in St. Petersburg, Contact Center in Arkhangelsk, Russia; www.norden.org/kolLeading Country/Organisation Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in St. Petersburg, Contact Center in Arkhangelsk, RussiaCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Nordic Council of Minister‟s; Barents Euro-Arctic Councilin the project Working Group on Environment and the Subgroup on Water Issues; Sweden, Norway, (Finland)Contact details Elena Khoroshkina. +7 8182 645546. Mob: +7 8921 904 23 75. eh@norden.ru; Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in St. Petersburg, Contact Center in Arkhangelsk, Russia; www.norden.org/kolBrief description of the project The Nordic Council of Ministers has sinсe 1995 been cooperating with authorities, institutions, universities, NGOs, other relevant actors in North West Russia. The proposal on the conference is based on former NCM environmental activity in NW Russia. Global climate has changed significantly due to the emission of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, with even greater changes projected for coming decades. Of particular concern are concurrent increases in temperatures and in its influence to water issues in the Barents region, especially in North- West Russia. The water sector is constantly facing problems of variability and uncertainty, and there is also a new dimension - increasing the level of uncertainty due to climate change. The Barents regions in the Nordic countries and in Russia are facing similar and transboundary challenges. Research and forecasting models show that climate change is likely to increase precipitation rates thorough out the Barents region, as well as create more frequent extreme weather events. This will pose new challenges to nature, infrastructure, societies as well as to human health. To build capacity for adaptation, improved strategies for flood forecasting and modelling, as well as infrastructure planning is needed. Also health concerns are needed to be taken into account. Against this background the Conference on Climate Change in the Barents region (Vadsö 1-3 September 2009), recommended that the cooperation on water management, i.e. related to flood risk and clean drinking water should be enhanced in the Barents region. 36
  • 37. The Swedish Chairmanship of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council Working Group on Environment, and the Subgroup on Water Issues, have therefore listed the need of a Conference on Water Management and Climate Change in the Barents region, as a priority project. The Government of Arkhangelsk has initiated dialogue and supported the initiative of such an activity. A follow-up to the Vadsö conference has also been called for in the Joint Communique of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (Murmansk, 2009) and the Barents Euro-Arctic Council is currently developing an action plan on climate change in the Barents region. A conference addressing the issues will be held in Arkhangelsk, Russia on June 15- 16th 2011.Time frame Start: 2010 End: 2011Current status Under preparationTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosLead contribution NCM: 46379 EUR 37
  • 38. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 895999521221407511Title of the project Energy efficiency revolving credit frame for St. Petersburg, Vodokanal Two projects have so far been completed. These are: 1. Upgrading of electrical substation TS-9 at the sludge incineration plant 2. Construction of reject water pumping stations at CASND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information www.nefco.orgLeading Country/Organisation NORDIC ENVIRONMENT FINANCE CORPORATIONCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part NORDIC ENVIRONMENT FINANCE CORPORATIONin the projectImplementing body/ies Vodokanal of St. PetersburgContact details info@nefco.fiBrief description of the project Energy efficiency program using revolving credits. Additional projects to be financed from the Revolving fund are: 1. South WTP, replacement of pumps at raw water PS 2. Volkovskaya WTP, replacement of pumps at 2nd lift PS 3. South WTP, replacement of pumps at 2nd lift PS 4. VONS wastewater PS, replacement of pumpsObjectives Reduced environmental loadResults Improved energy efficiency, improved level of services, reduced capital costTime frame 1997 - 2010Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros > 1.500.000 eurosTotal Approximately 2.000.000 Nefco has approved a revolving credit facility of 2 MEUR USD to be used by Vodokanal of St.P for energy savings measures. 38
  • 39. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 786537711141407511Title of the project The Effect of soot, aerosols, ozone and other short lived climate forces on the melt of snow and ice in northern areasND geographical priority area Arctic / Sub-Arctic areasPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information Lars-Otto Reiersen. +4723241632. Mob: +4790046476. lars-otto.reiersen@amap.no. AMAP sekretariatet, P.B. 8100, Dep, N 0032 Oslo, Norge +47 23241630. amap@amap.no; www.amap.no www.norden.org/kolLeading Country/Organisation Arctic Council, AMAP Secretariat, Oslo, NorwayCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Danmark: Jesper Christensen (NERI), Mortenin the project Skovgaaard Olsen (Klima og Energidepartementet) Finland: Kaarle Kupiainen (SYKE), Outi Mähönen (SYKE) Island: Helgi Jensson (Environmental Agency) Norge: Anders Stohl og J.F. Burkhart (NILU), Terje Berntsen (Univeristetet i Oslo), Kim Holmen (NP), Vigdis Vestreng (SFT) Sverige: Svante Bodin (Miljødepartementet), Climate Policy Centre - Europe, Pam Pearson Russland: Vladimir Radionov (Arctic Met office Moscow) USA: Patricia Qiunn (US-NOAA), Ellen Baum (Climate Air Task Force), Tami Bond, (University of Illinois), Canada: Keith Pucket (Atmospheric Canada) WMO: Len Barrie UNEP: Peter Prokosch Nordic Council of Minister‟s (KoL)Contact details Lars-Otto Reiersen. +4723241632. Mob: +4790046476. lars-otto.reiersen@amap.no. AMAP sekretariatet, P.B. 8100, Dep, N 0032 Oslo, Norge +47 23241630. amap@amap.no; www.amap.no www.norden.org/kolBrief description of the project The project will identify the present role of Short Lived Climate Forcers (SLFC) in northern areas and their importance on atmospheric warming and the melting of snow and ice. The effects of these processes on the marine and terrestrial Arctic ecosystems and on human health will be studied.Time frame Start: 2010 End: 2012Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 500.000 euros - 1.500.000 eurosOther contribution NCM: 80437 EUR(2009) 80437 EUR(2010) 80437 EUR(2011) 39
  • 40. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 733845956041407511Title of the project Capacity building regarding data inventory and air pollution modelling with the EMEP and GAINS models – applied on Oblasts of the Russian FederationND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; KaliningradPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information www.norden.org/kol; IVL Swedish Environmental research Institute Ltd. (Stefan Åström)Leading Country/Organisation Sweden; IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute Ltd.Countries/Regions/Organisations taking part The Scientific Research Institute for Atmospheric Airin the project Protection (JSC) in the ROSTEKHNADZOR system (Russian Federal Service for Ecological, Technical and Atomic Supervision), Russia Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Research Programme for Global Change, Finland Norwegian Meteorological Institute, NorwayContact details IVL Swedish Environmental research Institute Ltd. (Stefan Åström)Brief description of the project Russia has during the last years shown a larger interest for increasing participation within the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP). In order to facilitate and support this interest, the Swedish EPA and Finnish SYKE recently initiated a bilateral co- operation with These co-operation activities are to a large part focused on the GAINS model. The GAINS and EMEP models are used within the CLRTAP for analysis of air pollution. During the course of the co-operation, it has been recognised that the co-operation activities needs additional support from the EMEP modelling experts in order to show how emissions are dispersed within Russia and to adapt the GAINS model for Russian conditions. This project, which is fully financed by the NMR, aims at increasing the knowledge about the EMEP model and its result and to improve the GAINS model so that it can become more suitable for Russian conditions. This will in turn further help the increased Russian participation in the CLRTAP. The Nordic project partners are IVL, SYKE and met.no.Time frame Start: 2009 End: 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosTotal 220.450 EUROther contribution NCM: 201.093 EUR 40
  • 41. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 397474735061107511Title of the project Risk mapping for 100 non-native species in EuropeND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; Kaliningrad; Arctic / Sub-Arctic areasPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)More information www.nobanis.orgLeading Country/Organisation Denmark: Danish Forest and Nature AgencyCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Norway: Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management,in the project Norwegian Polar Institute Finland: Finnish Environment Institute, Nature unit Faroe Islands: Faroese Museum of Natural History Greenland: Ministry of environment and nature Iceland: Icelandic Institute of Natural History Poland: Institute of Nature Conservatio, Polish Academy of Sciences Holland: Wiebe Lammers, Committee on Invasive Species, Plant Protection Service Belgium: Belgian Biodiversity Platform Austria: Umweltbundesamt, Naturschutz Germany: Federal Agency for Nature Conservation Estonia: Nature Protection Department, Ministry of the Environment Latvia: Kemeri National Park Lithuania: EcoInf.net Russia: Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences Slovakia: State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic Czech Republic: Ministry of the Environment Ireland: School of Biological Sciences, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, National Botanic Gardens, National Biodiversity Data CentreImplementing body/ies Denmark: Danish Forest and Nature AgencyContact details Mr. Hans Erik Svart, hes@sns.dk, +45 72 542829Brief description of the project Introduce a new method to warn European countries of potential new invasive species within the European bioclimatic areas through the creation of risk profiles for 100 different invasive alien species, listing their location, frequency, level of invasive behaviour and level of impact in Europe.Objectives Produce risk profiles on 100 terrestrial, marine and freshwater species in Europe.Results The risk profiles can be used for producing alarm lists with focus on approaching invasive species that form a particular risk for a certain bioclimatic area. The alarm list works as a practical tool allowing a country to work with invasive alien species in a preventive sense.Time frame Start: 2010 End: 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 28.540 EURLead contribution 12.081 EUR (90.000 DKK) (NCM)Other contribution Own financing: 5477 EUR (40.800 DKK) National means: 10.983 EUR (81.818 DKK) 41
  • 42. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 302715848571007511Title of the project Early Warning System for Invasive Alien SpeciesND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; Kaliningrad; Arctic / Sub-Arctic areasPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information www.nobanis.orgLeading Country/Organisation Denmark: Danish Forest and Nature AgencyCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Norway: Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management,in the project Norwegian Polar Institute Finland: Finnish Environment Institute, Nature unit Faroe Islands: Faroese Museum of Natural History Greenland: Ministry of environment and nature Iceland: Icelandic Institute of Natural History Poland: Institute of Nature Conservatio, Polish Academy of Sciences Holland: Wiebe Lammers, Committee on Invasive Species, Plant Protection Service Belgium: Belgian Biodiversity Platform Austria: Umweltbundesamt, Naturschutz Germany: Federal Agency for Nature Conservation Estonia: Nature Protection Department, Ministry of the Environment Latvia: Kemeri National Park Lithuania: EcoInf.net Russia: Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences Slovakia: State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic Czech Republic: Ministry of the Environment Ireland: School of Biological Sciences, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, National Botanic Gardens, National Biodiversity Data CentreImplementing body/ies Denmark: Danish Forest and Nature AgencyContact details Mr. Hans Erik Svart, hes@sns.dk, +45 72 542829 Danish Forest and Nature AgencyBrief description of the project Workshop on the development of an early warning system for invasive alien species based on the NOBANIS database.Objectives To discuss how an early warning system could be developed and structured in the best way in collaboration with the European Environment Agency.Results Recommendations for next steps in the process of developing an early warning system for Europe.Time frame Start: 2010 End: 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 43.625 EURLead contribution 21.477 EUROther contribution TEG 20.135 EUR (150.000 DKK) National means: 21.477 EUR (160.000 DKK) International organisations (EEA): 2013 EUR (15.000 DKK) 42
  • 43. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 204073002411007511Title of the project Barents Protected Areas Network (BPAN) – preparing projectND geographical priority area Barents Sea RegionPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)Leading Country/Organisation Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) FinlandCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part BEAC, RussiaImplementing body/ies Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) FinlandContact details Project manager Ms. Riitta Hemmi, riitta.hemmi@ymparisto.fiBrief description of the project The overall objective of the project is to prepare a work plan to develop the network of protected areas (PA) in Barents Region Euro-Arctic region. Protected areas of Lapland, Oulu and Kainuu Regions in Finland; Finnmark, Troms and Nordland Counties in Norway; Norrbotten and Västerbotten Counties in Sweden; Komi and Karelian Republics, Murmansk and Arkhangelsk Regions, Nenets Autonomous area in Russia, will be determined and classified by their conservation status, establishment year and purpose, size and special characteristics. The protected areas will be presented in map and other presentation forms. Means and activities to get the PAs cooperate with each other in operative and sustainable way will be planned. Meetings to establish the network will be organized during the year 2010 to the stakeholders - officials, PA personnel, scientific organizations and NGOs from the above Barents-regions.Objectives To prepare a work plan and time table for the comprehensive project ”Development of the Protected Areas Network in the Barents Euro Arctic Region” to be implemnted in 2011-2013.Results At the end of the year a project plan with objectives, tasks, time tables and budget, should be finalized for applying further funding and implementing.Time frame Start: 2010 End:2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 22.148Lead contribution 10.067 EUR (75.000 DKK) (NCM)Other contribution Own financing: 3356 EUR (25.000 DKK) National financing: 6712 EUR (50.000 DKK) Russia: 2013 EUR (15.000 DKK) 43
  • 44. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 149512348241607411Title of the project Ecolabeling in the Baltic States and North-WestRussia as contribution to the environmental awareness of consumers and businesses: the case of the Nordic SwanND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionOther area Samara, RussiaPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information Official website of the NCM: http://www.norden.org/da/aktuelt/nyheder/nordic-eco- labelling-tradition-has-impact-on-baltic-countries Official website of the NCM Information office in St.Petersburg, news: http://www.norden.ru Website of the St. Petersburg Ecological Union: http://www.ecounion.ru/ru/site.php?content=detailcontent .php&blockType=196&blockID=1167 Link for downloading file containing videomaterial shown on TV (Channel 5) http://files.mail.ru/CJWBN1 Brochure ”Gateway to the Nordic Countries” published within the frames of the projectLeading Country/Organisation Nordic Council of Ministers offices in Vilnius (coordination partner), Tallinn and Riga NCM Information office in St. PetersburgCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part • Nordic Ecolabelling, Norwegian office www.nordic-in the project ecolabel.org, www.ecolabel.no • St. Petersburg Ecological Union, www.ecounion.ruContact details Alla Nielsen, Adviser, NCM Information office in St. Petersburg, Tel.+7 812 336 75 80, an@norden.ruBrief description of the project The project included following activities: April 2010 – first coordination meeting of the working group in Oslo Spring 2010 – Survey of awareness and interest in ecolabelling in the Baltic countries and NW Russia September 2010 – brochure “Gateway to the Nordic markets” is printed in the Baltic countries and NW Russia in native languages 16 November 2010 – seminar “Ecolabelling as an effective tool to achieve success” in St. Petersburg. To ensure broader format of the event, the seminar was arranged in cooperation with the exhibition “Ecology and People‟s Health”. The seminar was arranged according to the environmentally friendly principles. The seminar was attended by almost 50 people representing Leningrad region government, as well as companies and NGO dealing with ecolabelling, production and consumption. The speakers presented ecolabelling as such, the NCM project, as well as positive examples of eco-labelled companies. 2 December 2010 – final conference in Vilnius with participation of NW Russian speaker and participants. 3 December 2010 – second and final coordination meeting of the working group. 44
  • 45. Objectives • competence building and creating international network in the field of ecolabelling • increasing the interest for import of Swan-labelled Nordic products • increasing the interest for labelling own products with Nordic Ecolabel.Results Besides the unique knowledge transfer on ecolabelling through the events of the project, some more concrete results can be mentioned, such as growing interest in ecolabelling (2 companies in NW Russia got interested in ecolabelling with Swan and 2 – with Russian Vitality Leaf). Concluding on the project, the NCM offices agreed on further information dissemination on ecolabelling using their official websites, the brochures published within the frames of the project, as well as including the ecolabelling aspects in the projects run by the offices.Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros < 20.000 eurosTotal 10.055Lead contribution NCM: 10.055 45
  • 46. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 791158434151104711Title of the project Cooperation in nature management, environmental protection and ecological safety with improving sorted waste management process in Toksovo (Russia), Vihti (Finland), and Otepää (Estonia) as water and recreation areasND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation MTÜ Otepää Arendusgrupp (NGO Otepää Development Group), EstoniaCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Russia, Finlandin the projectContact details Merlin Müür Phone 372 5157487 Merlin.Muur@tseba.ttu.eeBrief description of the project Planned cooperation in nature management, environmental protection and ecological safety with improving sorted waste management process in Toksovo (Russia), Vihti (Finland) and Otepää (Estonia) as water and recreation areas involves activities that help to raise awareness of citizens of Toksovo and local municipality government about the environmental problems. In the frames of the project there are planned seminars in Vihti, Otepää and Toksovo to get knowledge of the areas by resource and practical actions. Estonian and Finnish experts will analyse the situation in Toksovo and in conclusion will be published the materials to improve the awareness of citizens in Toksovo Rural Municipality area.Results Information and education activities have risen localCurrent status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 67.053Lead contribution MCM: 67.053 46
  • 47. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 635622240401004711Title of the project Promoting environmental education around the Gulf of FinlandND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation Finland, Finnish Nature LeagueCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Russia, Finlandin the projectContact details Leea Parhiala +358-(0)-40-840 57 19Brief description of the project The purpose is to increase environmental awareness among young people. The Baltic Sea ambassador lessons, as one way of environmental education, are planned in particular for this purpose. The ambassador lessons are about distribution of information. The pupils will become aware of the situation with the Baltic Sea and how human behavior is related with that. Awareness promotes will to take an action. The purpose of the lessons is also give skills to solve envi-ronmental problems. Consequently, environmental awareness consists of three things: knowledge, attitude and skills to meet with environmental challenges.Results The activities of this project are directed to raise environmental awareness among young people, pupils in schools, educated ambassadors and other volunteers taking part in this project. This result is very likely to become reality. However, it is not clear to what extent this will happen. The desired result depends on success of the activities planned for this project. Those are, for example, strengthening the Baltic Sea ambassador activity in Russia and expanding it to Estonia, refraiming the Baltic Sea ambassador acitivities in St Petersburg to reach the right target group and capacity building of NGOs in Russia and Estonia. The more committed the volunteers in NGOs are to the work in the campaign the more likely the ambassador tour is staying in the country. Participation of the volunteers in this project in diverce ways promotes the capacity building of the NGOs. The NGOs in Russia and in estonia will be capable to carry on with this campaign by themselves. Participation also guaratees enthusiasm among the volunteers to take part in the process. This reinforces the other desired result of increasing civil activism. A third envisaged result will possibly be development of the Baltic Sea ambassador activity, material and methods of teaching through sharing of best practices among participating NGOs. This way the work is not going to be simply repetition of the previous work. Also there might appear new ways of action within this campaign. At the end, envisaged result hopefully will be increasing and improving the Baltic Sea ambassador material that is vital for succesful implementation of the lessons.Current status Ongoing 47
  • 48. Total cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 56.191Other contribution NCM: 15.500 48
  • 49. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 024015259571403311Title of the project Conference on sustainable design processesND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation Denmark, Danish Fashion Institute KronprinsensgadeCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part The Baltic countries, Nort West Russiain the projectContact details Eva Kruse +45 70 20 30 68 Eva@danishfashioninstitute.dkBrief description of the project Conference about sustainable design processes including; new innovative textiles with an improved sustainable footprint in comparison with the traditional textiles; possibilities in the area of colours, chemicals and the newly developed list of chemicals for the branch, water and processes saving water/ Better cotton initiative; general argumentation regarding the nessecity of sustainable design processes in the future.Time frame 01-06-2010 - 01.11.2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 22.133 49
  • 50. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 979473358031207511Title of the project Effects due to climate change on transport, levels and effects of contaminants in ecosystems and humans in Northern areas - part 2ND geographical priority area Arctic / Sub-Arctic areasPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural Resources; Social Welfare and Public HealthCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information Lars-Otto Reiersen. +4723241630. lars- otto.reiersen@amap.no; Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP); P.B. 8100 Dep, N-0332 Oslo, Norge. www.amap.no www.norden.org/kolLeading Country/Organisation Arctic Council – AMAP (Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program)Countries/Regions/Organisations taking part Arctic Council – AMAP (Arctic Monitoring andImplementing body/ies Norway: Bioforsk Jord og miljøContact details Lars-Otto Reiersen. +4723241630. lars- otto.reiersen@amap.no; Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP); P.B. 8100 Dep, N-0332 Oslo, Norge. www.amap.noBrief description of the project Effects due to climate change on transport, levels and effects of contaminants in ecosystems and humans in Northern areas – part 2. This project intend to assess possible effects due to climate change on the transport and re-mobilization of contaminants (persistent organic pollutants and mercury) in Northern areas, including the situation related to flooding of rivers. Further more, the project will try to clarify how climate change may affect levels and effects in animals and humans. The project will also try to clarify changes in parasites that may spread to humans as a consequence of climate change. Use of climate models and analyses of collected samples from several cites in the North will be used in this project. The project will be implemented in close cooperation among Nordic scientists and experts in USA, Canada and Russia, and a larger project funded by EU - ArcRiskTime frame Start: 2010 End: 2012Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 500.000 euros - 1.500.000 eurosOther contribution NCM: 67031 EUR 50
  • 51. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 199431428241006711Title of the project Networking between young politicians of Nordic countries and NW RussiaND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; Kaliningrad; Arctic / Sub-Arctic areas; Other (please specify)Other area Moscow, Pskov, Novgorod, Vologda, TulaPriority sector Freedom, Security and Justice; Civil Protection; Justice and Home Affairs; Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural Resources; Social Welfare and Public HealthBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation The League of young parliamentarians, RussiaCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part - Nordic Council, The Swedish Delegation; - Nordicin the project Council, The Norwegian Delegation; - Finnmark County Authority, Norway; - Regional Council of Lapland, Finland; - Nordic Youth Council - Nordic Council, The Danish Delegation - Nordic Council, The Finnish Delegation - Sør-Varanger municipality (Norway) - Inary municipality (Finland) - Inary Youth Centre (Finland) - State Provincial Office of Lapland - Murmansk Regional Duma - Legislative Assembly of Karelia republic - Petrozavodsk City Council (Karelia republic) - Kostamuksha City Council (Karelia republic) - State Council of Komi republic - Legislative Assembly of Vologda region - Vologda City Duma - City Council of parliamentarians of Primorie (Кaliningrad region) - Svetlovsky City district council (Кaliningrad region) - District Council of Kaliningrad City - Legislative Assembly of Leningrad region - Vyborg City Council - Novgorod Regional Duma - Novgorod City Duma - Pskov regional Assembly of Deputies - Pskov City Duma - Tula City Duma - Legislative Assembly of Saint- Petersburg - Government of Murmansk region - Government of Vologda region - Federal Agency on Youth Affairs, Ministry of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy of the Russian Federation (Moscow)Implementing body/ies The League of young parliamentarians, RussiaContact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruBrief description of the project The issues regarding improvement of the possibilities for young people to live, travel and communicate in the North-West Russia and in the Nordic countries, energy issues and climate change and the relationship between politicians and the media were discussed. A joint Nordic- Russian Resolution was adopted. This Resolution forwarded to the Roundtable Conference between Nordic and Russian politicians in 51
  • 52. Bergen 25-27 May 2010 and other relevant international meetings and forums.) The cooperation between young leaders will be continued – the Arkhangelsk Regional Assembly of deputies proposed to host the Third Forum for young politicians of the North-West Russia and Nordic countries in Arkhangelsk (Russian Federation) in spring 2011.Results - creation a joint cooperation network between young leaders of NW Russia and Nordic countries including national, regional and municipal levels via establishing a permanent sustainable annual structure (annual Forum of parliamentarians and leaders of NW Russia and Nordic countries) for cooperation, mutual competence and expertise development and exchange of experiences between young leaders and parliamentarians of NW Russia and Nordic countries (with possible future involvement of the Baltic States); - competence and expertise development of Russian young leaders so that they can gain positive Nordic experience on the regional/municipal levels via implementation of the study trip to Norway and Finland. Acquired knowledge will be used for the improvement of the youth status on the whole as well as stimulating participation of the young people in the life of the society; - elaborating jointly balanced cross-level approach to youth policy implementation in adjacent regions aimed at creation attractive conditions for youth and prevention outflow of youth from the most northern regions of Russia and Nordic countries; - sharing the skills acquired in 11 regions by means of informational campaign and distributing copies of brochure on the project results; - catalysing the youth activity in the sphere of civic society; - motivating the youth to international cooperation; - strengthening cooperation between Russian-Nordic parliamentarian structures and NGOs. The cooperation between young leaders will be continued – the Arkhangelsk Regional Assembly of deputies proposed to host the Third Forum for young politicians of the North-West Russia and Nordic countries in Arkhangelsk (Russian Federation) in spring 2011Time frame March 2009 - May 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 69.334Other contribution NCM: EUR 28.575 52
  • 53. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 514449541181107511Title of the project BarentsWatch 2010ND geographical priority area Barents Sea RegionPriority sector Research, Education and Culture; Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)More information www.barentswatch.comLeading Country/Organisation Norway: Bioforsk Jord og miljøCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Researchers and experts from each Barents country willin the project contribute to the magazine with articles.Implementing body/ies Norway: Bioforsk Jord og miljøContact details Project manager Mr. Espen Aarnes Bioforsk Jord og miljø espen.tangen.aarnes@bioforsk.noBrief description of the project The popular science periodical Barentswatch, has since 1995 functioned as a display window for environmental cooperation and production of knowledge in the Northern areas. This time Bioforsk Soil and environment Svanhovd wants to publish an issue dealing with mapping (?) of nature types in the four Barents countries, and the importance of different species for different nature types. Barentswatch is published in Russian, English and Norwegian, in printed and digital version (www.barentswatch.com).Objectives The magazine will be published in February 2011.Results The magazine will be published in February 2011.Time frame Start: 2010 End: 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 49.561 EURLead contribution Ministry of Environment, Norway: 26.473 EUROther contribution Own financing: 7879 EUR Ministry of Environment, Norway: 26.473 EUR NCM: 18793 EUR 53
  • 54. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 366427154311106711Title of the project Introduction to domestic waste sorting management in PetrozavodskND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea RegionPriority sector Research, Education and Culture; Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information www.norden.ru; and http://petrozavodsk-mo.ru the Petrozavodsk City AdministrationLeading Country/Organisation Finland, SYKLI – Environmental school of Finland, HelsinkiCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Finland, SYKLI – Environmental school of Finland,in the project Helsinki (Lead partner) Denmark, municipality of Helsingor, Russia, Republic of Karelia – Petrozavodsk City Administration, “Avtospetstrans” – municipal waste management company Norway, Avfall Norge – Association of waste management companies of NorwayImplementing body/ies Finland, SYKLI – Environmental school of Finland, Helsinki Russia, Republic of Karelia – Petrozavodsk City AdministrationContact details Vera Meshko External Relations Department Petrozavodsk City Administation erd@petrozavodsk- mo.ru fax +7 (8142) 78 49 47 ph +7 (8142) 71 33 75 / 71 33 76 / 71 33 94 Lenin Ave, 2 Petrozavodsk 185910 RUSSIA http://petrozavodsk-mo.ruBrief description of the project Background: The problems, related to waste management have been recognized by the local authorities of Petrozavodsk already a while ago. Municipal authorities attempted to approach the issue starting 2006. In particular, the following concrete steps have been taken: - feasibility study on construction in Petrozavodsk of the waste incinerator (in cooperation with Umeå Energi, Sweden). A conclusion was made on inexpediency of incineration of waste in Petrozavodsk - investigation of the possibility to construct a waste- sorting plant. Design and planning documentation has been prepared. However on the later stages the intention to construct waste-sorting unit changed in the absence of initial waste sorting on the level of households - initiation of a project “Introduction of waste sorting methods in Petrozavodsk”, which is being implemented in Petrozavodsk during November 2009- November 2010 together with partners from Finland, Helsinki, Denmark, Helsinore and Norwegian association of waste management companies. The project is carried out by Petrozavodsk City Administration and municipal waste management company Avtospetstrans. The project‟s main idea is establishing interaction between the local authorities and apartment owners of the block houses in launching the process of waste sorting. 54
  • 55. Three associations of apartment owners of Petrozavodsk joined the project and took part in the project‟s training activities, including a study visit to Helsinki and Elsinore - Together with the project activities, the municipal authorities also undertake efforts aimed at creating conditions for waste separation: using the funds, allocated by the city budget, the municipal company Avtospetstrans purchased 40 new anti-vandal containers for plastic, glass and tin, as well as a new Volvo-truck for operating the new containers. At the moment the associations, participating in the NCM project are getting ready for installation of the new waste containers, which will allow to make the first steps in waste separation. According to the plans, the new containers first were installed at the block houses, participating in the project, by the end of September 2010. Implementation of the NCM project caused much public attention in Petrozavodsk – from NGOs, schools, environmental organizations, companies, dealing with waste recycling, associations of apartment owners. A favorable informational environment has been created for continuing the work in this direction. For involving more citizens into the process of waste sorting, much training and education work is required, not only on the level of households, but involving schools, institutions, companies, supermarkets. In this kind of work an experience, accumulated by partners from Northern Europe is very important: having been dealing with waste sorting for few decades, Nordic countries may provide a valuable input in the process of introduction of the new approaches in Petrozavodsk.Objectives Project‟s long-term goal is development of the system of waste treatment and facilitating the process of waste recycling in the Republic of Karelia. Within the project Petrozavodsk, as the project‟s pilot territory, will establish a model of separate waste treatment, which may further be applied by other municipalities in Karelia.Results Residents of the pilot urban district are educated in waste sorting and start to apply new methods of waste handling; Institutions and companies begin to apply new system of waste handling; Collection and utilization of different fractions of waste is in place; Awareness of the citizens of Petrozavodsk in the issues of waste treatment is increased; New approaches in the issues of environmental responsibility appear (legislative aspect)Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 50.000Lead contribution 4.043 EUROther contribution 10.956 EUR NCM: 34.825 EUR 55
  • 56. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011Civil Protection7 projectsSwedenIPM Ref Number 607498045421303811Title of the project Preparation for threats to environments in Arctic RegionND geographical priority area Arctic / Sub-Arctic areasPriority sector Civil ProtectionBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Sweden, Norwaypresenting the projectMore information http://www.pretear.no/Leading Country/Organisation Norway/The Norwegian Fire Protection Training institute (NBSK)Countries/Regions/Organisations taking part Narwik university College/Norway, Harstad Universityin the project College/Norway, Inasmet Tecnalia/Spain, University of Iceland/Iceland, Swedish Civil Contigencies Agency/SwedenImplementing body/ies Civil protection authorities in partner countriesContact details Norway/The Norwegian Fire Protection Training instituteBrief description of the project Northern Regions are facing increased threats to their fragile coastal ecosystems through increasing maritime transport along vulnerable shores as a result of the discovery of large amounts of natural resources. In addition, commercial shipping now navigates the North East and North West Passages. Combined with cold climate issues and sparse population, potential problems require early investigation to avert possible environmental disasters. This project aims to review in detail the specific challenges faced by the region and to compare and contrast these challenges with the capabilities currently in place. The study will simulate and model the most relevant and critical scenarios in addition to statistical studies and reviewing regional compatibility. It will also identify necessary developments in training, mobility and cross-border collaboration to meet the considerable challenges and demands. While providing a firm base for preparedness and protection requirements in Northern areas it will also identify generic features which can be applied in other European and global areas, giving rise to extensive knowledge transfer opportunities. In addition to the participating organisations, Pomor State University, Russia will attend project meetings at their own cost, with a view to implementing the findings of this study in their own region and OH Spill Response in the UK will also self- fund in order to bring their expertise to the project and increase their understanding of the issues facing the Northern Regions. 56
  • 57. Objectives The project is sub-divided into five main packages of work: 1. Review of special challenges in Northern areas; 2. Review of current capabilities and analysis in view of present and future challenges; 3. Simulation and analyses of relevant scenarios; 4. Identification of training needs and cross-border issues; 5. Project Management and Dissemination The study will be carried out across northern area countries: Norway, Sweden, Iceland, hopefully Finland (working on getting cooperation partners), Russia and a/so includes a partner organisation in Spain and United Kingdom. The principal resources to be employed are research time, computer modelling and structured field study seminars.Results The study will: - establish a firm base for informed preparedness and protection requirements in Northern areas, improving the effectiveness of emergency response - reinforce close collaboration between the partner countries, ensuring cohesive transnational actions - raise public and state awareness of potential threats through dissemination of project results - identify training gaps which can lead to the development of specific training modules to increase effective responses and reduce personal risks - create generic outcomes that can transfer to other regions on a European and global levei - help to establish standards for responding to hazard incidents thereby achieving greater effectiveness where mobility of people between nations is necessary. - establish a base for sharing best practice, maximising resource effectiveness. - involve communities and their civil protection services together with relevant industry bodies.Time frame 01/10/2009 - 28/2/2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 500.000 euros - 1.500.000 eurosTotal 610.000,00Lead contribution Norway/The Norwegian Fire Protection Training institute (NBSK) 44.663,00Other contribution EC contribution - 456.843,00 Narwik university College/Norway - 27.109,00 Harstad University College/Norway - 9.553,00 Inasmet Tecnalia/Spain - 26.342,00 University of Iceland/Iceland - 36.897,00 Swedish Civil Contigencies Agency/Sweden - 7.716,00 57
  • 58. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)IPM Ref Number 953040737451303311Title of the project Follow up on the Stoltenberg report in cooperation with DIISND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Arctic / Sub-Arctic areasPriority sector Civil ProtectionCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)Leading Country/Organisation DenmarkCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part The Nordic countriesin the projectContact details Ane Kofod Petersen, akp@norden.orgBrief description of the project Konference about cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region and the Arctic Regions with inspiration from StoltenbergCurrent status ConcludedTotal cost in euros < 20.000 eurosTotal 5.365 58
  • 59. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 331006335011706711Title of the project Practice in the Nordic institutions (Praktik vid nordiska institutioner – Sankt Petersburg)ND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; KaliningradPriority sector Civil Protection; Research, Education and CultureBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Svetlana Goryunova, sg@norden.ru, +7-812-3367580, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in St. PetersburgCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers inin the project St. Petersburg, NICe, Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues, Nordic School of Public Health , Saint Petersburg, Leningrad region, Republic of Karelia, Murmansk region and Arkhangelsk regionImplementing body/ies Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg , NICe (1st study trip)Contact details The NCM Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Svetlana Goryunova, sg@norden.ru, +7-812-3367580, www.norden.ruBrief description of the project The most important project activities included participants from four regions of North-West Russia who took part in the study trips to the following Nordic institutions: - NICe, seminar on innovations, Oslo, Norway, March 2008, 5 participants; - Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues, Helsinki, Finland, October 2010, 10 participants; - Nordic School of Public Health (NHV), Gothenburg, Sweden, March 2010, November 2010 Nordic Innovation Centre, Oslo, March 2008 On 10-14 March 2008 the Russian group, followed by one representative from the NCM Information office in St. Petersburg, took part in a seminar on innovations arranged by NICe in Oslo. The seminar brought together specialists from Arkhangelsk, Murmansk and Leningrad regions, Republic of Karelia, Saint Petersburg as well as Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The main topics of the seminar were Food Safety and Quality, Innovation Policy Development, Creative Industries and Tourism, Energy, Environment and Climate, Micro-and Nano technologies. During the seminar the participants had an opportunity to listen to presentations of different Nordic organisations as well as to visit some of them: The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Innovation Norway, Finnish- Norwegian Cultural Institute, Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology. Moreover, the participants were actively involved into debates and also workshops where proposals on tourism development concepts in their native regions were worked out. Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues, Helsinki, October 2010 The group of journalists and press officers from health authorities from St. Petersburg, Arkhangelsk, 59
  • 60. Murmansk and Petrozavodsk of visited Helsinki on 19- 21 October to learn how Finland is promoting healthy lifestyles among youth. There is an on-going debate in Russia on ways to limit access to alcohol among youngsters and how to prevent drug abuses, and experiences from the neighbouring countries are therefore of high interest. Finland and the Nordic countries have gone through a long history of fighting alcohol abuses from prohibition to state monopoly and sales limitations. During the visits to the Finnish Ministry of Social affairs and health, Finnish centre for health promotion, National institute for health and welfare the group learnt the current legislation, practices, statistics and activities in alcohol and drug abuse prevention. The Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues in Helsinki presented the overall picture of the Nordic welfare model and various researches in the field of alcohol. Another focus of the programme was information campaigns targeting youth. The federation of brewery and soft drinks presented the information campaign “Drunk – you are full” implemented in Finland in spring 2010 (http://www.kannissaoletaalio.fi/). Participants from 4 North-West Russian regions appreciate the programme and will use the knowledge in promoting healthy lifestyles during their work tasks in the health authorities and generating media debate in Russia. The group also visited the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs to learn about the Nordic cooperation and the Finnish Presidency programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2011. Nordic School of Public Health (NHV), Gothenburg, Sweden, March 2010, November 2010 There was a great deal of interest among the Russian and Baltic participants on the course in Universal Design that took place in Sweden and Norway on 22-26 March and was organised by the Nordic School of Public Health (NHV) based in Gothenburg. The discussions during lectures were lively and questions posed many from participants representing various sectors and agencies. 25 participants of the course in Universal Design included architects, planning agency representatives, engineers, rehabilitation professionals and politicians, along with a news team. Universal Design is about accessibility for all regardless of age, ethnicity, level of education, disabilities, etc. It is not only about physical environments such as buildings and outdoor environments but also about culture, education issues, technology and more. "The problem is to change attitudes so that those working for public institutions accept that these should be accessible for all, rather than it being an issue of lack of funding", says Andrey Zonin, Director for the Institute for Cultural Programmes in St. Petersburg. 8 participants from different regions of North-West Russia will participate in a continuation of course on universal design in Sweden in November 2010.Results Enhanced networking, reliable partners for future 60
  • 61. Time frame 2008-2010 The further activities will take part within the project 91046Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 49.214 eur 61
  • 62. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 221603909501006711Title of the project Creating a system of cross border cooperation in the youth field, joining the forces of official youth structures and youth NGOs for realization of common tasks between Northwest Russia, Finland and NorwayND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; Arctic / Sub- Arctic areas; Other (please specify)Other area MoscowPriority sector Civil Protection; Research, Education and Culture; Justice and Home Affairs; Social Welfare and Public HealthBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation Murmansk regional Board for cooperation with NGOs and youth affairs, RussiaCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part - Municipalities of Murmansk region (19) - Murmanskin the project Regional Youth Council, coordination of interaction with youth NGOs/youth groups; - Karelian State Committee for Youth Affairs; - Karelian youth movement «Okl- team»; - Troms fylkeskommune, Norway; - State Provincial Office of Lapland, Finland; - Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation; - Russian National Youth CouncilImplementing body/ies Murmansk regional Board for cooperation with NGOs and youth affairs, RussiaContact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ru 62
  • 63. Brief description of the project The project «Creating a system of cross border cooperation in the youth field, joining the forces of official youth structures and youth NGOs for realization of common tasks between Northwest Russia, Finland and Norway» was started on 24.09.2010 – a seminar among regional and municipal authorities responsible for implementation of youth policies in the Murmansk region, Republic of Karelia, the province of Lapland, the commune of Troms was held. (I stage of the project) Day before the seminar a meeting of representatives of youth non-governmental organizations of the four countries was organized and held in the form of training, during which young people discussed the issues common to young people of the northern territories, and the existing opportunities (forms, methods) for participation of the youth organizations in solving these problems. The results of the youth meeting were presented at the seminar of experts. The next stage of the project (II stage) was a study trip of representatives of youth NGOs and youth authorities of Murmansk region and the Republic of Karelia to Rovaniemi (Lapland) and Tromsø (Norway). During the visit meetings in youth centers and youth organizations were held, the topics and ideas for joint projects were discussed. Trip dates – 12 - 21.10.2009 Based on the results of the visit, during November 2009 - February 2010, in the regime of bilateral consultations the prospects of adapting the projects of the organization «Think mental Fashion Tromsø» for their implementation in the Murmansk region were discussed. In particular, a working plan for joint management of youth campaigns on HIV / AIDS prevention in 6 municipalities of the Murmansk region was developed. The details of interaction of organizations dealing with the preparation of volunteers in the Murmansk region, the province of Lapland, the Republic of Karelia were also discussed. Preparation of a training camp-seminar, which will be held in November 2010 in the Murmansk region is started. At the seminar in March 2010 in Murmansk (III stage) the representatives of regional and local authorities responsible for the youth policy had a meeting with participants of study trip and representatives of NGO‟s. The peculiarities of international cooperation for NGO‟s were discussed during this meeting. For example a report «Cooperation between Russia and European Union in youth field» was made (events organized by National Council of youth organizations of Russia within the frame program of cooperation between Russia and European Union in youth field). After the seminar the list of international youth events taking part in 2010-2011 in Murmansk region, Karelia, Lapland and Troms commune were done. The specialists of youth affairs agreed to send participants (members of youth NGOs) to the events from this list. The nearest event is international youth forum «Hyperboreya» - August 2010, Karelia. 63
  • 64. The list of international events is enclosed. The final stage of the project (IV stage) was the holding on April 25, 2010 of the International Youth Forum in Murmansk. The Forum was held in the spring all-Russian week of goodness, that determined its name – “Good Deed – 2010”.The main objective of the Forum – is the development of youth potential in the Barents region and the North-West Russia, the rising of its civic activity by its attraction to the solution of pressing social issues through participation in volunteer activities. The Forum also helped to inform and involve young people into youth and children‟s associations. The participants of the forum were more than 150 young people aged 14-30 years, representatives of 45 NGOs, whose initiatives are aimed to involve young people in socially useful activities, and specialists in the field of youth policy implementation from the Murmansk Region, the Republic of Karelia, Norway (Tromso) and Finland (Rovaniemi, Ranua). NGOs from 14 municipalities of Murmansk region were presented at the Forum: Murmansk, Kirovsk, Monchegorsk, Severomorsk, Murmashi, Mezhdyrechje, Shezhnogorsk, Polyarniy, Gadzhievo, Kandalaksha, Olenegorsk, Kovdor, Apatity, Roslyakovo. The Forum was organized as a fair of youth initiatives (Youth EXPO). Professional exhibition equipment was used during the Forum. 70 initiatives and projects of youth NGOs were presented at the Forum/ The visitors of youth EXPO could get to know with youth projects and initiatives, make new contacts, get information about NGOs. There were interactive and art presentations of NGOs on the main stage during the Forum. In the frames of Forum the final seminar on discussing of the plan of international youth cooperation between authorities was organized.Results The main results of the project: - specialists of youth affairs got to know with the structure and system of work of state and municipal authorities responsible for the youth policy and protection of youth initiatives; - the list of international youth events taking part in 2010-2011 in Murmansk region, Karelia, Lapland and Troms commune is done. The nearest events are planned in details; - an agreement about signing of bilateral agreement of cooperation in the youth field between Murmansk region and Lapland was reached. The signing of this agreement is planned on 2011 and timed to 20th anniversary of signing of 1st agreement of cooperation between Murmansk region and Lapland. - the opportunity to get information about youth projects realized by NGOs in Murmasnk region, Karelia, Troms commune, Lapland within the frames of organized seminars and International Forum (around 1000 participants and visitors in total) is given - direct contacts between specialists of youth affairs and representatives of NGOs from 4 territories are made - «Think mental Fashion Tromsø» organization made a decision about opening of the office of their organization in Murmansk. 64
  • 65. Time frame September 2009 April 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 56.695Other contribution NCM: EUR 27.665 65
  • 66. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 296701813431606711Title of the project Enhancing regional and local governments in the North- West RussiaND geographical priority area Barents Sea Region; KaliningradPriority sector Economic Cooperation; Civil Protection; Justice and Home AffairsBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information eh@norden.ru http://www.norden.ru http://www.norden.ru/NewsList.aspx?id=108&lang=enLeading Country/Organisation Russia Government in Arkhangelsk region, Ministry of Regional and Local developmentCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Norway, Sweden, Finland North-West Russia,in the project Arkhangelsk, Kaliningrad, Vologda regions, Saint PetersburgImplementing body/ies Nordic Council of Ministers Information office in S.- Petersburg Contact Point in ArkhangelskContact details Elena Khoroshkina, Head of NCM Contact Center in Arkhangelsk, adviser, eh@norden.ruBrief description of the project The project started in December 2009 in Arkhangelsk with the kick-off conference for approximately 80 participants. The project included training sessions in Arkhangelsk, exchange of experience between municipalities and associations of municipalities in Sweden, Finland, Norway, through visits to Finland and Norway, pilot projects development, to ensure sustainability and long-term partnerships. In February 2010 a training session for 45 participants focused at improving local government services through information technologies based on the Nordic experience. Two traineeship visits to Finland and Norway have been implemented in spring-summer 2010. Participants were involved into studying of local governance system, introduction of public services in electronic format, improvement of quality in public services in Nordic countries. The project attracted much interest, total amount of project participants is about 500, representing governments in North-West Russia, Vologda, Saint- Petersburg, as well as Plenipotentiary office in NW Russia, Moscow, national government. The arrangements finalizing the first year of cooperation opened with the seminar on “Good governance”, aiming at how to coordinate good working practices and methods within local and territorial governance structures to promote both “good governance” as well as economic and functional efficiency. Other arrangements, namely the conference, summing up the results of the project, and round table with participation of regional and local authorities in Arkhangelsk region, Finland, Norway and Sweden took place on 24-25 November in Arkhangelsk. 66
  • 67. Participants started to implement the projects which they have developed during one year. The first individual project has been presented in Koriazhma (Arkhangelsk region). Network for cooperation has been established, enhancement process started, regional and local governments international competitiveness strengthened. The project is coordinated by the Ministry of regional development in Arkhangelsk region with involvement of KS in Finland and Norway.Objectives The project aims to increase the administrative capacity in the NW Russia within Archangelsk and other regions, by giving assistance in civil and municipal management for the purpose of sustainable development in the NW Russia. The project aims to study innovation and competition, social sustainability, power relationships and democracy using models from Nordic civil and municipal systems on how the key elements for promoting good governance could be transferred into the Russian practiceResults - the overall development and reform of regional and local public administrations in the involved regions in the North West Russia will be enhanced; - experiences and knowledge of the involved Nordic municipalities in public administration management, governance, planning, policy and decision-making procedures, public services and private partnerships in specific sectors will be introduced and utilized by the Russian partners in their development plans and follow-up; - capacities of regional and local policy makers, civil servants and experts of the involved Russian public administrations in design, management and evaluation of public administrative systems in specific sectors is enhanced and they are utilized their development plans; - contacts and networks are established between Nordic and Russian organizations and new initiatives for follow-up activities are identifiedTime frame 2009-2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosTotal 175.414Lead contribution 45.191Other contribution Nordic Partners 16.091 67
  • 68. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 773271839520906711Title of the project Best practice in fighting corruption in businessND geographical priority area transactions Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; Arctic / Sub- Arctic areasOther area MoscowPriority sector Economic Cooperation; Freedom, Security and Justice; Civil Protection; Justice and Home AffairsBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in St. PetersburgCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers inin the project St. Petersburg, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Russian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Government of Murmansk Region, Government of Karelia Republic, Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce, The Northern Chamber of Commerce, business organisations from Russia, Norway, Finland, SwedenImplementing body/ies Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg , Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finnish Ministry for Foreign AffairsContact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruBrief description of the project A one day seminar “Best practice in fighting corruption in business transactions” aimed at helping to enhance the capacity of companies working in the Murmansk region to do business without paying bribes thereby enhancing their competitiveness. Murmansk, Russia. 8th December 2010 Participants: 65 representatives of authorities, business, civic society of NW Russia and Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark. The mattes of involvement of the third sector in anticorruption measures‟ development, monitoring and implementation and challenges in implementing an effective anti-corruption policy as well as suggestions on cooperation 2011-2012 have been discussed.Results The project “Increasing efficiency of anticorruption measures in NW Russia using Nordic experience” with partners from NW Russia, Sweden, Finland, and Norway has been developed. It‟s launching January 2010 with duration up to 20 months.Time frame Start: November 2010 End: January 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 23.292Other contribution NCM 9.172 EUR 68
  • 69. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 199431428241006711Title of the project Networking between young politicians of Nordic countries and NW RussiaND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; Kaliningrad; Arctic / Sub-Arctic areasOther area Moscow, Pskov, Novgorod, Vologda, TulaPriority sector Freedom, Security and Justice; Civil Protection; Justice and Home Affairs; Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural Resources; Social Welfare and Public HealthBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation The League of young parliamentarians, RussiaCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part - Nordic Council, The Swedish Delegation; - Nordicin the project Council, The Norwegian Delegation; - Finnmark County Authority, Norway; - Regional Council of Lapland, Finland; - Nordic Youth Council - Nordic Council, The Danish Delegation - Nordic Council, The Finnish Delegation - Sør-Varanger municipality (Norway) - Inary municipality (Finland) - Inary Youth Centre (Finland) - State Provincial Office of Lapland - Murmansk Regional Duma - Legislative Assembly of Karelia republic - Petrozavodsk City Council (Karelia republic) - Kostamuksha City Council (Karelia republic) - State Council of Komi republic - Legislative Assembly of Vologda region - Vologda City Duma - City Council of parliamentarians of Primorie (Кaliningrad region) - Svetlovsky City district council (Кaliningrad region) - District Council of Kaliningrad City - Legislative Assembly of Leningrad region - Vyborg City Council - Novgorod Regional Duma - Novgorod City Duma - Pskov regional Assembly of Deputies - Pskov City Duma - Tula City Duma - Legislative Assembly of Saint- Petersburg - Government of Murmansk region - Government of Vologda region - Federal Agency on Youth Affairs, Ministry of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy of the Russian Federation (Moscow)Implementing body/ies The League of young parliamentarians, RussiaContact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ru 69
  • 70. Brief description of the project The issues regarding improvement of the possibilities for young people to live, travel and communicate in the North-West Russia and in the Nordic countries, energy issues and climate change and the relationship between politicians and the media were discussed. A joint Nordic- Russian Resolution was adopted. This Resolution forwarded to the Roundtable Conference between Nordic and Russian politicians in Bergen 25-27 May 2010 and other relevant international meetings and forums.) The cooperation between young leaders will be continued – the Arkhangelsk Regional Assembly of deputies proposed to host the Third Forum for young politicians of the North-West Russia and Nordic countries in Arkhangelsk (Russian Federation) in spring 2011.Results - creation a joint cooperation network between young leaders of NW Russia and Nordic countries including national, regional and municipal levels via establishing a permanent sustainable annual structure (annual Forum of parliamentarians and leaders of NW Russia and Nordic countries) for cooperation, mutual competence and expertise development and exchange of experiences between young leaders and parliamentarians of NW Russia and Nordic countries (with possible future involvement of the Baltic States); - competence and expertise development of Russian young leaders so that they can gain positive Nordic experience on the regional/municipal levels via implementation of the study trip to Norway and Finland. Acquired knowledge will be used for the improvement of the youth status on the whole as well as stimulating participation of the young people in the life of the society; - elaborating jointly balanced cross-level approach to youth policy implementation in adjacent regions aimed at creation attractive conditions for youth and prevention outflow of youth from the most northern regions of Russia and Nordic countries; - sharing the skills acquired in 11 regions by means of informational campaign and distributing copies of brochure on the project results; - catalysing the youth activity in the sphere of civic society; - motivating the youth to international cooperation; - strengthening cooperation between Russian-Nordic parliamentarian structures and NGOs. The cooperation between young leaders will be continued – the Arkhangelsk Regional Assembly of deputies proposed to host the Third Forum for young politicians of the North-West Russia and Nordic countries in Arkhangelsk (Russian Federation) in spring 2011Time frame March 2009 - May 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 69.334Other contribution NCM: EUR 28.575 70
  • 71. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011Research, Education and Culture26 projectsEuropean CommissionIPM Ref Number 579987316591435610Title of the project Soil Atlas of the Northern Circumpolar RegionND geographical priority area Arctic / Sub-Arctic areasPriority sector Research, Education and Culture; Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI European Commissionpresenting the projectMore information http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/library/maps/Circumpolar/i ndex.html Luca Montanarella European Commission - DG JRC Via E. Fermi, 2749 I-21027 Ispra (VA) ITALY Tel.: +39-0332-785349 Fax: +39-0332-786394 Mobile: +39-3406942126 E-mail: luca.montanarella@jrc.ec.europa.eu http://eusoils.jrc.it/index.html http://esdac.jrc.ec.europa.eu/Leading Country/Organisation European Commission - DG JRCCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part The Editorial Board of the Atlas comprised: Arwynin the project Jones, Soil Action, JRC (Lead Editor) Luca Montanarella, Soil Action Leader, JRC Vladimir Stolbovoy, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences (ex-JRC VS) Prof. Gabriele Broll, University of Osnabruck (D) Charles Tarnocai, Agriculture and Agri- Food Canada Otto Spaargaren, ISRIC – World Soils Data (NL) Prof. Chien-Lu Ping, University of Alaska Fairbanks (USA)Implementing body/ies European CommissionContact details luca.montanarella@jrc.itBrief description of the project The 144-page atlas is the result of a three-year collaborative project with partners from northern EU countries, as well as Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, the USA and Russia, and gives a detailed overview of circumpolar soil resources, which are also relevant to agriculture, forest management, water management, land use planning, infrastructure, housing and energy transport networks. In a clear style, the atlas describes the origin and major characteristics of the different soil types that can be found in this environment.Objectives Organic carbon in soils is the biggest terrestrial carbon pool and presents an important factor in future climate change projections. Permanently frozen grounds in the northern polar region, together with extensive peatlands, ensure that those soils are a significant carbon sink. These important carbon stores need special attention because the boreal and arctic regions that house them are expected to warm more rapidly than the rest of the world. Similarly to what happens 71
  • 72. when you pull the electricity plug of a freezer, decomposition of organic matter starts with increased temperatures and leads, in the case of soil, to emissions of CO2 and methane. This new atlas is a comprehensive source of data, which will allow scientists and policymakers to understand whether there is a back coupling effect on global warming and underpin the development of policies to protect the arctic carbon sinks and thus our climate.Results The Soil Atlas of the Northern Circumpolar Region is the first compilation providing all the available information on this carbon pool as well as other important data on northern soils. The Atlas will therefore provide a valuable scientific input to climate change and sustainable development models. Máire Geoghegan- Quinn, the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science said: "This atlas is a unique source of information for researchers, policy makers, teachers and the general public on the characteristics of northern soil and raises awareness of its environmental importance and global significance. It shows the possible impacts of climate change on permafrost- affected soils and explains the critical role that they play in the global climate and carbon cycles."Time frame 1/2008-5/2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 euros 72
  • 73. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)IPM Ref Number 331006335011706711Title of the project Practice in the Nordic institutions (Praktik vid nordiska institutioner – Sankt Petersburg)ND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; KaliningradPriority sector Civil Protection; Research, Education and CultureBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Svetlana Goryunova, sg@norden.ru, +7-812-3367580, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in St. PetersburgCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers inin the project St. Petersburg, NICe, Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues, Nordic School of Public Health , Saint Petersburg, Leningrad region, Republic of Karelia, Murmansk region and Arkhangelsk regionImplementing body/ies Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg , NICe (1st study trip)Contact details The NCM Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Svetlana Goryunova, sg@norden.ru, +7-812-3367580, www.norden.ruBrief description of the project The most important project activities includedResults Enhanced networking, reliable partners for future projects, project ideas to be applied through the mechanism of the Knowledge Building and Networking ProgramTime frame 2008-2010 The further activities will take part within the project 91046Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 49.214 eur 73
  • 74. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 221603909501006711Title of the project Creating a system of cross border cooperation in the youth field, joining the forces of official youth structures and youth NGOs for realization of common tasks between Northwest Russia, Finland and NorwayND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; Arctic / Sub- Arctic areas; Other (please specify)Other area MoscowPriority sector Civil Protection; Research, Education and Culture; Justice and Home Affairs; Social Welfare and Public HealthBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation Murmansk regional Board for cooperation with NGOs and youth affairs, RussiaCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part - Municipalities of Murmansk region (19) - Murmanskin the project Regional Youth Council, coordination of interaction with youth NGOs/youth groups; - Karelian State Committee for Youth Affairs; - Karelian youth movement «Okl- team»; - Troms fylkeskommune, Norway; - State Provincial Office of Lapland, Finland; - Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation; - Russian National Youth CouncilImplementing body/ies Murmansk regional Board for cooperation with NGOsContact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruBrief description of the project The project «Creating a system of cross border cooperation in the youth field, joining the forces of official youth structures and youth NGOs for realization of common tasks between Northwest Russia, Finland and Norway» was started on 24.09.2010 – a seminar among regional and municipal authorities responsible for implementation of youth policies in the Murmansk region, Republic of Karelia, the province of Lapland, the commune of Troms was held. (I stage of the project) Day before the seminar a meeting of representatives of youth non-governmental organizations of the four countries was organized and held in the form of training, during which young people discussed the issues common to young people of the northern territories, and the existing opportunities (forms, methods) for participation of the youth organizations in solving these problems. The results of the youth meeting were presented at the seminar of experts. The next stage of the project (II stage) was a study trip of representatives of youth NGOs and youth authorities of Murmansk region and the Republic of Karelia to Rovaniemi (Lapland) and Tromsø (Norway). 74
  • 75. During the visit meetings in youth centers and youthorganizations were held, the topics and ideas for jointprojects were discussed. Trip dates – 12 - 21.10.2009Based on the results of the visit, during November 2009 -February 2010, in the regime of bilateral consultationsthe prospects of adapting the projects of theorganization «Think mental Fashion Tromsø» for theirimplementation in the Murmansk region were discussed.In particular, a working plan for joint management ofyouth campaigns on HIV / AIDS prevention in 6municipalities of the Murmansk region was developed.The details of interaction of organizations dealing withthe preparation of volunteers in the Murmansk region,the province of Lapland, the Republic of Karelia werealso discussed. Preparation of a training camp-seminar,which will be held in November 2010 in the Murmanskregion is started. At the seminar in March 2010 inMurmansk (III stage) the representatives of regional andlocal authorities responsible for the youth policy had ameeting with participants of study trip andrepresentatives of NGO‟s. The peculiarities ofinternational cooperation for NGO‟s were discussedduring this meeting. For example a report «Cooperationbetween Russia and European Union in youth field» wasmade (events organized by National Council of youthorganizations of Russia within the frame program ofcooperation between Russia and European Union inyouth field). After the seminar the list of internationalyouth events taking part in 2010-2011 in Murmanskregion, Karelia, Lapland andTroms commune were done. The specialists of youthaffairs agreed to send participants (members of youthNGOs) to the events from this list. The nearest event isinternational youth forum «Hyperboreya» - August 2010,Karelia. The list of international events is enclosed.The final stage of the project (IV stage) was the holdingon April 25, 2010 of the International Youth Forum inMurmansk. The Forum was held in the spring all-Russian week of goodness, that determined its name –“Good Deed – 2010”. The main objective of the Forum –is the development of youth potential in the Barentsregion and the North-West Russia, the rising of its civicactivity by its attraction to the solution of pressing socialissues through participation in volunteer activities. TheForum also helped to inform and involve young peopleinto youth and children‟s associations. The participantsof the forum were more than 150 young people aged 14-30 years, representatives of 45 NGOs, whose initiativesare aimed to involve young people in socially usefulactivities, and specialists in the field of youth policyimplementation from the Murmansk Region, theRepublic of Karelia, Norway (Tromso) and Finland(Rovaniemi, Ranua). NGOs from 14 municipalities ofMurmansk region were presented at the Forum:Murmansk, Kirovsk, Monchegorsk, Severomorsk,Murmashi, Mezhdyrechje, Shezhnogorsk, 75
  • 76. Polyarniy, Gadzhievo, Kandalaksha, Olenegorsk, Kovdor, Apatity, Roslyakovo. The Forum was organized as a fair of youth initiatives (Youth EXPO). Professional exhibition equipment was used during the Forum. 70 initiatives and projects of youth NGOs were presented at the Forum/The visitors of youth EXPO could get to know with youth projects and initiatives, make new contacts, get information about NGOs. There were interactive and art presentations of NGOs on the main stage during the Forum. In the frames of Forum the final seminar on discussing of the plan of international youth cooperation between authorities was organized.Results The main results of the project: - specialists of youth affairs got to know with the structure and system of work of state and municipal authorities responsible for the youth policy and protection of youth initiatives; - the list of international youth events taking part in 2010-2011 in Murmansk region, Karelia, Lapland and Troms commune is done. The nearest events are planned in details; - an agreement about signing of bilateral agreement of cooperation in the youth field between Murmansk region and Lapland was reached. The signing of this agreement is planned on 2011 and timed to 20th anniversary of signing of 1st agreement of cooperation between Murmansk region and Lapland. - the opportunity to get information about youth projects realized by NGOs in Murmasnk region, Karelia, Troms commune, Lapland within the frames of organized seminars and International Forum (around 1000 participants and visitors in total) is given - direct contacts between specialists of youth affairs and representatives of NGOs from 4 territories are made - «Think mental Fashion Tromsø» organization made a decision about opening of the office of their organization in Murmansk.Time frame September 2009 April 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 56.695Other contribution NCM: EUR 27.665 76
  • 77. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 018843311581008411Title of the project Barents Indigenous EntrepreneurshipND geographical priority area Barents Sea Region; Arctic / Sub-Arctic areasPriority sector Economic Cooperation; Research, Education and CultureCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)Leading Country/Organisation International Barents SecretariatCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part NSR –Norwegian Saami Association, Saami Council,in the project OOSMO – Saami Association of Murmansk Region, (Pending: SSR –Saami Association of Sweden)Contact details Lars Miguel Utsi, Indigenous Peoples‟ Adviser International Barents Secretariat Phone: +47 78 97 08 73 Mob: +47 47 24 29 81 Email: lars.miguel.utsi@beac.stBrief description of the project The Indigenous Entrepreneurship project is supposed to establish a foundation for development of businesses within the indigenous societies in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region. The main goal is to develop indigenous peoples‟ businesses based on their own premises and traditions, and to establish networks between indigenous businesses in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region and also in other countries. The project will involve 60-80 participants from the Nenets, Saami, Veps societies in the region. The main project activities will include workshops, courses in production, marketing, networking, business management etc.Time frame Start: 2010 End: 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 500.000 euros - 1.500.000 eurosTotal 874519 EURLead contribution Interreg IVA Nord: 210049 EUR 77
  • 78. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 326207354131106711Title of the project NotaBENe (Preparatory actions)ND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; KaliningradPriority sector Economic Cooperation; Research, Education and CultureBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)More information www.norden.ru and the Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) in St. PetersburgLeading Country/Organisation NCM, Information office in St. PetersburgCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Petrozavodsk State University, Russia North-Westin the project Academy of Public Administration, Russia Saint- Petersburg State University, Russia Murmansk State Technical University, Russia Immanuel Kant State University of Russia, Kaliningrad, Russia Pskov Volny Institute, Russia Association “Council of municipalities of the Republic of Karelia” Municipal training center, Kaunas, Lithuania Peipsi TBC, Tartu, Estonia Finnish- Russian Cross border university, Finland University of Tromsø, Norway Copenhagen business school, DenmarkImplementing body/ies NCM, Information office in St. PetersburgContact details Pavel Petrov Head of Contact Centre Adviser Phone/Fax +7 8142 783534 Mobile +7 921 9042376 pp@norden.ru Nordic Council of Ministers Information office in St.Petersburg Contact Centre in Petrozavodsk Address: Anokhina 20 office 410 185002 Petrozavodsk RussiaBrief description of the project In years 2003-2008 two big projects (BEN and BEN- East) were implemented, which united authorities, NGOs, business organizations, and organizations with cross-border co-operation working in the Baltic Sea Region and interested in transnational co-operation with other Baltic States to one Baltic Euroregional Network. The project revealed one of the biggest problems of the countries, willing for cross-border co-operation: lack of qualified personnel working in the field of international and cross-border co-operation on the level of municipal and regional authorities. This fact can be seen as a reason for deficient development of cross-border co- operation and infrastructure both in North-West Russia and in EU-countries adjoining to borders of the Baltic Sea. Lack of trained personnel among local and regional administrations in border areas results in deficient development of cross-border co-operation between business structures, NGOs, international organizations, as they face all kind of restrictions in their activities from the side of authorities. Thus the idea of the project is to increase competence of civil servants in the field of cross-border cooperation by the means of: 1. Elaboration of trainings on cross-border cooperation for representatives of local authorities 78
  • 79. 2. Study tours to partner countries 3. Establishment of Centers of Expertise on the basis of the participating HEIs with the following main functions: 4. Publication of manual on cross-border cooperation.Objectives Creation of the project network of the universities and municipalities focused on cross-border cooperation, definition and specification of the project strategy. Overall goal Institutional capacity building in the field of cross-border cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region based on Triple Helix concept (government, business, education)Results The preparatory action is integrated the project partners into network for preparation and applying the project in spring, 2010 to the following institutions: NCM KBNP programme for NW Russia; EU Central Baltic programme, NCM NordPlus programme. If the project will be applying to the EU programmes, NCM could co- finance the Russian and Belorussian parts of the project with co-financing from their side. The representatives of local and regional administrations is elaborated and integrated into the curricula of the participating universities.Time frame Nov 2009 - Oct 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 39.390Lead contribution NCM: 29.939 EUROther contribution 9.450 EUR 79
  • 80. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 415733024241108011Title of the project Nordic – North Western Russia collaboration on conservation and utilisation of plant genetic resourcesND geographical priority area Other (please specify)Other area North West Russia, St. PetersburgPriority sector Research, Education and CultureCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation NordGen - The Nordic Genetic Resource CenterCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part N.I. Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry, St.in the project Petersburg, RussiaImplementing body/ies NordGen - The Nordic Genetic Resource CenterContact details Axel Diederichsen, Senior Scientist, NordGen Tel. +46 40 53 66 42 Email: axel.diederichsen@nordgen.orgBrief description of the project Two major activities: (1) A joint Russian-Nordic seminar in Sweden and (2) and expert visit in St. Petersburg in 2011 of NordGen plant experts.Objectives Enhanced cooperation and developing perspectives technical cooperation.Results Information materialTime frame Start: 2010 End: 2011Current status Under preparationTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosLead contribution NCM: 32454 EUR 80
  • 81. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 060534130311407411Title of the project International Forum on the Northern Dimension Partnership on CultureND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; KaliningradPriority sector Research, Education and CultureBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information Official website of the NCM Information office in St.Petersburg: http://www.norden.ru/Article.aspx?id=233&lang=enLeading Country/Organisation Nordic Council of Ministers NCM Information office in St. PetersburgCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part • Organisations/Countries/Regions taking part in thein the project project (compulsory): Partners taking part in the organisation of the Forum: • St. Petersburg Government • Russian ministry for Culture • Russian ministry for Foreign affairs Signatories of the Memorandum on the establishment of NDPC: • Denmark - Karin Marcussen, Chair, Nordic Committee of senior officials for Nordic cultural cooperation, Head of Department, Ministry of culture • Finland - Marcus Rantala, State Secretary, Ministry of culture and sport • Iceland - Bjarni Sigtryggsson, Counsellor, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Iceland to Russia • Norway - Kjersti Stenseng, Political adviser, Ministry of culture • Sweden - Johan Tiedemann, State Secretary to the Minister for Nordic Cooperation • Estonia - Ragnar Siil, Head of Development department, Ministry of Culture • Latvia - Iveta Sers, Consul General of the Republic of Latvia in St. Petersburg • Lithuania - signed after the forum • Russia - Andrey Evgenyevich Busygin, Deputy Minister, Ministry of culture • European Commission - Michael Webb, Deputy Head, Delegation of the European Union to Russia • Germany - Bernhard Hauer, Counsellor, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media • Poland - Tomasz Turowski, Ambassador • Implementing body/ies (optional): • Contact details of the person and/or body responsible for the project (see privacy statement) (optional): Alla Nielsen, Adviser, NCM Information office in St. Petersburg, Tel.+7 812 336 75 80, an@norden.ru Content of the project • Brief description of the project (compulsory): In May 2010, as a result of cooperation between St. Petersburg Committee for culture and NCM, the International Forum on the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture was held in St. Petersburg with participation of about 150 representatives from the Nordic countries, Baltic countries, Germany, Poland and Russia. The Forum was arranged by the NCM in cooperation with St. Petersburg Government and Russian ministries for Culture and Foreign affairs. The Forum lasted for 2 days. The programme included plenary sessions, as well as 3 parallel discussions: 81
  • 82. Creative economy, cultural industries and funding, Cultural heritage, festivals and experience tourism and Culture and Innovation. The participants were also offered cultural programme. The Forum in St. Petersburg gathered cultural operators, creative enterprises, international cultural institutions and officials from 11 countries to investigate and discuss how to boost the creative economy in the Northern Dimension areaThis growing sector creates jobs and welfare but needs the support of new funding and financing tools. The main result was signing of the Memorandum of Understanding of establishing the NDPC, by representatives of the EU and the countries – participants of the ND. The NDPC should be up and running from 2011 and its main objective is to facilitate access to funding for long-term projects and enterprises which can create jobs around them and be self- sustainable. The NDPC shall function as a complement to the already existing national and international organizations and institutions working with cultural cooperation and exchange. That will provide an extra platform to strengthen and facilitate a dialogue and exchange best practices of various cultural actors. The next step will be development of the action plan.Contact details Alla Nielsen, Adviser, NCM Information office in St. Petersburg, Tel.+7 812 336 75 80, an@norden.ruBrief description of the project In May 2010, as a result of cooperation between St. Petersburg Committee for culture and NCM, the International Forum on the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture was held in St. Petersburg with participation of about 150 representatives from the Nordic countries, Baltic countries, Germany, Poland and Russia. The Forum was arranged by the NCM in cooperation with St. Petersburg Government and Russian ministries for Culture and Foreign affairs. The Forum lasted for 2 days. The programme included plenary sessions, as well as 3 parallel discussions: Creative economy, cultural industries and funding, Cultural heritage, festivals and experience tourism and Culture and Innovation. The participants were also offered cultural programme. The Forum in St. Petersburg gathered cultural operators, creative enterprises, international cultural institutions and officials from 11 countries to investigate and discuss how to boost the creative economy in the Northern Dimension areaThis growing sector creates jobs and welfare but needs the support of new funding and financing tools. The main result was signing of the Memorandum of Understanding of establishing the NDPC, by representatives of the EU and the countries – participants of the ND. The NDPC should be up and running from 2011 and its main objective is to facilitate access to funding for long-term projects and enterprises which can create jobs around them and be self- sustainable. The NDPC shall function as a complement to the already existing national and international organisations and institutions working with cultural cooperation and exchange. That will provide an 82
  • 83. extra platform to strengthen and facilitate a dialogue and exchange best practices of various cultural actors. The next step will be development of the action plan.Results • signing of the Memorandum of Understanding of establishing the NDPC, by representatives of the EU and the countries – participants of the ND • providing material for the ND Preparatory CommitteeCurrent status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 44.735Other contribution NCM 44.735 83
  • 84. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 208661057251606811Title of the project Training seminar on New Nordic Food concept during the Nordic week in St. PetersburgND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Research, Education and CultureBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)Leading Country/Organisation Nordic Council of Ministers, Information office in St. PetersburgCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Consulates General of Denmark, Finland, Norway andin the project Sweden in St. Petersburg; Embassy of Iceland in Moscow; Institute of Finland and Danish cultural instituteImplementing body/ies Nordic-owned or Nordic-related restaurants and hotels in St. PetersburgBrief description of the project On 24 August the Culinary Studia of Ilya Lazerson became a meeting point for professionals who gathered for a master class on the New Nordic Food. The master class was organized by the Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg. The New Nordic Food concept is supported by all Nordic countries and promotes everyday consumption of high quality healthy food, the food which remains simple in cooking keeping its tastiness, freshness and purity. To support Nordic culinary achievements the Nordic Council of Ministers finances and runs New Nordic Food programme. Even the region itself inspires Nordic dishes: thus, local root vegetables, forest berries and mushrooms and game are widely used in the Nordic kitchen. During the master class in August Kim Palhus, Chef and New Nordic Food Ambassador from Finland, demonstrated how a tasty three courses menu can be prepared out of simple but quality food stuff and how elegantly the dishes can be served borrowing ideas from the nature itself. Ilya Lazerson and chefs and cooks of several Saint Petersburg hotels, restaurants and cafes had an opportunity to follow the Kim Palhus‟ demonstration, taste the menu, exchange opinions as well as to consider integration of new ideas into their kitchens. “The master class was exciting! No doubt, you‟ll be able to find a lot of culinary improvisations inspired by the Nordic food in the city soon” – says Ilya Lazerson, a prominent Saint Petersburg chef and owner of the culinary studia. As a part of the Nordic week in St. Petersburg inhabitants and guests of Saint Petersburg participated in wide range of Nordic related events from 25 September till 10 October. As part of the week, the Nordic food was presented in several St. Petersburg hotels, restaurants and cafes. Radisson Royal, Radisson Sonya hotels, Lapland restaurant and Grand hotel Europe presented Nordic menus during the Nordic week. Café Jam offered Danish, Liverpool bar Icelandic food whereas Sokos hotels presented the Nordic deserts at their restaurants. 84
  • 85. The Nordic food promotion was included into the information campaign of the Nordic week. Therefore, all printed materials (postcards, leaflet, and special New Nordic Food leaflet), internet website, radio commercials, and social media informed about the Nordic food and the New Nordic Food concept.Results The promotion of NNF made the Nordic cuisine and food culture more visible, and worked in order to promote the region itself as an attractive and interesting area. The participating restaurants are either owned by Nordic companies or run Nordic-style cuisine where enhancing the visibility of the Nordic countries as a the Nordic Region.Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros < 20.000 eurosTotal EUR 4.700Lead contribution EUR 4.700Other contribution All participating restaurants and hotels have contributed with space for information dissemination and therefore that could hardly be evaluated in financial terms. 85
  • 86. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 402720131401506111Title of the project Connecting photography mediaND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Research, Education and CultureBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation KultKom/LatviaCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia,in the project Latvia, Lithuania, Russian Federation, BelarusContact details abalcus@yahoo.co.ukBrief description of the project The project will create a network of photographic media institutions and individuals who write on photography in Nordic, Baltic countries and Russia/Belarus in order to raise awareness of current photography processes in the region, stimulate collaboration and interchange of experience and practice.Time frame 01.12.10 - 30.09.11Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 13.533Other contribution NCM 9.450 86
  • 87. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 342021518321506111Title of the project TRYOUT – A Performing Arts LaboratoryND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Research, Education and CultureBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation Q-teatteri ry, FinlandCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Finland, Norway, Sweden, Latvia, Russiain the projectContact details eva.neklyaeva@q-teatteri.fiBrief description of the project A pilot project aiming at establishing an international platform for crossover artistic research, development of new work and creative exchange in performing arts field. The 1st edition of the Laboratory will be organized by Q- Theatre in co-operation with Baltic Circle in the Fall 2010 in Helsinki.Time frame Start: 01.06.2010 End: 30.04.2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 45.560 EUROther contribution NCM 27.375 EUR 87
  • 88. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 297650925261506111Title of the project Critical MassND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Research, Education and CultureBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information tok.curators@gmail.comLeading Country/Organisation TOK, NorwayCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Latviain the projectBrief description of the project „Critical Mass‟ is an international long-term public art project that aims to develop and produce knowledge about public space as a platform for an open critical discussion. The final exhibition of site specific projects will take place in different city locations of St Petersburg in June, 2011.Time frame Start: 01.10.2010 End: 30.11.2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 84.630 EUROther contribution NCM 42.370 EUR 88
  • 89. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 178890643101506111Title of the project MIND THE MAP!ND geographical priority area Barents Sea RegionPriority sector Research, Education and CultureBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information pikene@pikene.noLeading Country/Organisation Pikene på Broen, NorwayCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Germanyin the projectBrief description of the project Two productions for Barents Spektakel festival 2011Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosTotal 251.298 EUROther contribution NCM 25.000 EUR 89
  • 90. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 987617925451406111Title of the project SDR 25 JAGIND geographical priority area Arctic / Sub-Arctic areasPriority sector Research, Education and CultureBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information sdr25jagi@gmail.comLeading Country/Organisation Samisk kunstnerråd (SDR), NorwayCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Finland, Norway, Sweden, Russiain the projectBrief description of the project The Sami artist council (SDR) is 25 years in 2012. SDR wants to mark the anniversary with a series of events throughout the year. Furthermore the SDR wants to improve its functions in meeting the modern world. The pre-project will prepare for a main project which will be implemented in 2012.Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros < 20.000 eurosTotal 15.500 EUROther contribution NCM 3.000 EUR 90
  • 91. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 744920518181406111Title of the project ”Tornerose”- et kreativt møte mellom nord øst og nord vest. "Tornerose" A creative meeting between North East and North WestND geographical priority area Other (please specify)Other area KareliaPriority sector Research, Education and CultureCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information elena.jurievna.beck@rana.kommune.noLeading Country/Organisation helgeland sinfonietta, NorwayCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Russiain the projectBrief description of the project The ballet production " Tornerose" by Peter TsjaikovskijTime frame 29.05.10 - 05.06.10Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 105.400Other contribution NCM 10.000 91
  • 92. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 453512615321306111Title of the project Nordic Photography Experience. Cultural cooperation and educational programND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Research, Education and CultureCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information fotodepartament@gmail.comLeading Country/Organisation Russian FederationCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Denmark, Swedenin the projectBrief description of the project The Nordic Photography Experience project is a program of cultural and educational exchange that will develop the cooperation between photographers and photography-related professionals from the Northern countries and Russian North-West region.Time frame Start: 15.01.11 End: 15.07.11Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 30940 EUROther contribution NCM 11.300 EUR 92
  • 93. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 464561250091004711Title of the project Promotion of rights of indigenous peoples in North West RussiaND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionOther area RussiaPriority sector Research, Education and CultureCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation Denmark IWGIA International Work Group forCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part RUSSIA, FINLANDin the projectContact details Johannes Rohr +45 35 27 05 01 jr@iwgia.orgBrief description of the project Long-term objectives The overall objective is the promotion and protection of the rights of indige-nous minorities in the Russian Federation. Specific objectives are - the protection and consolidation of indigenous land rights as well as - the exploration of types of self- administration, specifically comparing the experience of Seto living within both Russia and the EU.Results Expected results - Several representatives of indigenous communities of Sámi, Komi-Izhemtsy (Izvatas) and Seto have received training in mapping and as-sessment methodology enabling them to assess the benefits derived from traditional types of nature used and to identify actual land users and stakeholders affected by potential or ongoing industrial activities in their territories - Some initial surveying has been undertaken and documented in those three regions - Visits to the Seto community have identified the most pressing problems affecting them and have laid the groundwork for an effective participation of the Seto in Russias movement of indigenous peoples. - Seto representatives from Estonia and indigenous peoples from Russia have exchanged views and experience with regards to the protection and promotion of their rights within the European and Russian contexts.Time frame Start 10.12.2010 End 01.07.2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros < 20.000 eurosTotal 20.918 93
  • 94. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 109944407311603311Title of the project Nordic-Russian Exchange Programme for Local Civil ServantsND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Research, Education and CultureCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation Sweden, NORDREGIO BOX 1658 SE-111 86 STOCKHOLMCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part The Nordic countries, North West Russiain the projectContact details Ole Damsgaard +46 (8) 463 54 00 Ole.damsgaard@nordregio.seBrief description of the project The aim is to strengthen neighbourhood co-operation between the Nor-dic countries and Northwest Russia, through knowledge exchange and network-building activities.Objectives Goal/objectives and indicators of success of the project as stated in the attached document Nordic-Russian Exchange Programme for Local Civil Servants. final version 3/1/2010 The goal is to engage at least 120 (all the following numbers refer to activities during one year) Russian local civil servants in exchange acti-vities and support them to develop their knowledge about physical planning, local environmental work and work with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Furthermore the programme will engage at least 50 Nordic civil servants, who will have the possibility to increase their knowledge about, and contacts with, Russian local administra-tions.Results Expected results: - Increased knowledge of participants of the three areas of co-operation -Sustainable networks and contacts between the co-operating munici-palities - An improved environmental work in the participating municipalities -Improved conditions for SMEs, as well as for trade between SMEs, in the co-operating municipalities -Improved physical planning in the participating municipalities, and more influence on the planning from civiliansTime frame 01-04-2010 - 01-08-2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosTotal 466.669 94
  • 95. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 910414306001603211Title of the project The Development of Russian Volutary youth NGO movement in Norden Heritage studyND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Research, Education and CultureCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)Leading Country/Organisation Russia, Ulvgard of World Heritage Saving FundCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part NORway, ESTonia, DENmark, SWEden, FINlandContact details Natalia Goltsova +7-921-9376378 pinexpert@mail.ruBrief description of the project Purpose: 1. Consolidation of democracy of a Russian society at the expense of establishment youth NGOs, which consists of volunteers whose deed is for keeping history&culture&nature heritage of Nordic-Baltic- Russian countries 2. Including the Russian NGOs in already formed Network of Nordic-Baltic voluntary Viking NGOs and Network of all-European NGOs "Hanza-trade route days" for increasing neighbor interaction, common understanding and deep friendship. Creation Nordic-Baltic-Russian voluntary NGOs Network of the living history of Middle Ages with navigation items. 3. To invite all Nordic-Baltic NGOs Networks to the Far-Baltic- East proceed assimilation of the trade route "From the Varangians to the Greeks" to the Far-East of Baltic sea and then through Russian rivers and lakes (2010-2013).Objectives The project is appeal to rut an activity of Russian NGO in existing for a long time European NGO network, especially Nordic-Baltic Viking voluntary NGO and Hanza Network, to activate a permanent maintenance base for ancient ships in the Staraja Ladoga fortress - the ancient point on the trade route "from the Varangians to the Greeks" - and on the Svir river in Verhnie Mandrogi, Novgorod also to make the regular navigation of ancient ships on the Russian territory on the trade route "From the Varangians to the Greeks"Time frame 28.12.2010 - 01.07.2012Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 34.342 95
  • 96. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 514449541181107511Title of the project BarentsWatch 2010ND geographical priority area Barents Sea RegionPriority sector Research, Education and Culture; Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information www.barentswatch.comLeading Country/Organisation Norway: Bioforsk Jord og miljøCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Researchers and experts from each Barents country willin the project contribute to the magazine with articles.Implementing body/ies Norway: Bioforsk Jord og miljøContact details Project manager Mr. Espen Aarnes Bioforsk Jord og miljø espen.tangen.aarnes@bioforsk.noBrief description of the project The popular science periodical Barentswatch, has since 1995 functioned as a display window for environmental cooperation and production of knowledge in the Northern areas. This time Bioforsk Soil and environment Svanhovd wants to publish an issue dealing with mapping (?) of nature types in the four Barents countries, and the importance of different species for different nature types. Barentswatch is published in Russian, English and Norwegian, in printed and digital version (www.barentswatch.com).Objectives The magazine will be published in February 2011.Results The magazine will be published in February 2011.Time frame Start: 2010 End: 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 49.561 EURLead contribution Ministry of Environment, Norway: 26.473 EUROther contribution Own financing: 7879 EUR Ministry of Environment, Norway: 26.473 EUR NCM: 18793 EUR 96
  • 97. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 366427154311106711Title of the project Introduction to domestic waste sorting management in PetrozavodskND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea RegionPriority sector Research, Education and Culture; Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural ResourcesBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information www.norden.ru; and http://petrozavodsk-mo.ru the Petrozavodsk City AdministrationLeading Country/Organisation Finland, SYKLI – Environmental school of Finland, HelsinkiCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Finland, SYKLI – Environmental school of Finland,in the project Helsinki (Lead partner) Denmark, municipality of Helsingor, Russia, Republic of Karelia – Petrozavodsk City Administration, “Avtospetstrans” – municipal waste management company Norway, Avfall Norge – Association of waste management companies of NorwayImplementing body/ies Finland, SYKLI – Environmental school of Finland, Helsinki Russia, Republic of Karelia – Petrozavodsk City AdministrationContact details Vera Meshko External Relations Department Petrozavodsk City Administation erd@petrozavodsk- mo.ru fax +7 (8142) 78 49 47 ph +7 (8142) 71 33 75 / 71 33 76 / 71 33 94 Lenin Ave, 2 Petrozavodsk 185910 RUSSIA http://petrozavodsk-mo.ruBrief description of the project Background: The problems, related to waste management have been recognized by the local authorities of Petrozavodsk already a while ago. Municipal authorities attempted to approach the issue starting 2006. In particular, the following concrete steps have been taken: - feasibility study on construction in Petrozavodsk of the waste incinerator (in cooperation with Umeå Energi, Sweden). A conclusion was made on inexpediency of incineration of waste in Petrozavodsk - investigation of the possibility to construct a waste- sorting plant. Design and planning documentation has been prepared. However on the later stages the intention to construct waste-sorting unit changed in the absence of initial waste sorting on the level of households - initiation of a project “Introduction of waste sorting methods in Petrozavodsk”, which is being implemented in Petrozavodsk during November 2009- November 2010 together with partners from Finland, Helsinki, Denmark, Helsinore and Norwegian association of waste management companies. The project is carried out by Petrozavodsk City Administration and municipal waste management company Avtospetstrans. The project‟s main idea is establishing interaction between the local authorities and apartment owners of the block houses in launching the process of waste sorting. 97
  • 98. Three associations of apartment owners of Petrozavodsk joined the project and took part in the project‟s training activities, including a study visit to Helsinki and Elsinore - Together with the project activities, the municipal authorities also undertake efforts aimed at creating conditions for waste separation: using the funds, allocated by the city budget, the municipal company Avtospetstrans purchased 40 new anti-vandal containers for plastic, glass and tin, as well as a new Volvo-truck for operating the new containers. At the moment the associations, participating in the NCM project are getting ready for installation of the new waste containers, which will allow to make the first steps in waste separation. According to the plans, the new containers first were installed at the block houses, participating in the project, by the end of September 2010. Implementation of the NCM project caused much public attention in Petrozavodsk – from NGOs, schools, environmental organizations, companies, dealing with waste recycling, associations of apartment owners. A favorable informational environment has been created for continuing the work in this direction. For involving more citizens into the process of waste sorting, much training and education work is required, not only on the level of households, but involving schools, institutions, companies, supermarkets. In this kind of work an experience, accumulated by partners from Northern Europe is very important: having been dealing with waste sorting for few decades, Nordic countries may provide a valuable input in the process of introduction of the new approaches in Petrozavodsk.Objectives Project‟s long-term goal is development of the system of waste treatment and facilitating the process of waste recycling in the Republic of Karelia. Within the project Petrozavodsk, as the project‟s pilot territory, will establish a model of separate waste treatment, which may further be applied by other municipalities in Karelia.Results Residents of the pilot urban district are educated in waste sorting and start to apply new methods of waste handling; Institutions and companies begin to apply new system of waste handling; Collection and utilization of different fractions of waste is in place; Awareness of the citizens of Petrozavodsk in the issues of waste treatment is increased; New approaches in the issues of environmental responsibility appear (legislative aspect)Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 50.000Lead contribution 4.043 EUROther contribution 10.956 EUR NCM: 34.825 EUR 98
  • 99. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 181667845371407611Title of the project Masters programme Public Health in ArkhangelskOther area Arkhangelskaja oblastCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information www.ispha.ruLeading Country/Organisation Norge/Universitetet i TromsøCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part NHV/Nordisk Umeå universitet/Sverige Tamperein the project universitet/ FinlandBrief description of the project Running a masters of health programme in Arkhangelsk. NHV provides lecturers and is a member of the school‟s boardObjectives Establish an ongoing programme run by the Federal medical university of north in ArkhangelskResults Establish an ongoing programme run by the Federal medical university of north in ArkhangelskTime frame Start: 2007 End: 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros > 1.500.000 euros 99
  • 100. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 079501451101108411Title of the project Parlamentary cooperationND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Freedom, Security and Justice; Research, Education and CultureCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation Nordic Council of MinistersCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russiain the projectContact details Torkil Sørensen ts@norden.org, tlf: +45 33 96 04 44Brief description of the project The goal of the project is to give parliamentarians in the neighboring areas of the North an opportunity to get an insight into the parliamentarian work of the Nordic Council and the Nordic Parliamentaries.Time frame End: 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 500.000 euros - 1.500.000 euros 100
  • 101. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 045459210051108411Title of the project Nordic journalism cooperationND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Freedom, Security and Justice; Research, Education and CultureBenefitting indigenous peoplesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation Nordisk JournalistcenterCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part European Journalism Centrein the projectImplementing body/iesContact details Steen K. Rasmussen sr@update.dk tlf. +45 21 72 52 36Brief description of the project By means of courses, seminars, and other arrangements for journalists and editors it is NJCs goal to create and sustain knowledge about and understanding of Nordic cohesion and cultural unity in a world of continued globalization.Time frame Start: 2010 End: 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 500.000 euros - 1.500.000 euros 101
  • 102. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 117474320161606811Title of the project Europe day in St. Petersburg on 25 September 2010ND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Freedom, Security and Justice; Research, Education and CultureBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)Leading Country/Organisation Nordic Council of Ministers, Information office in St. PetersburgCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Consulates General of Denmark, Finland, Norway andin the project Sweden in St. Petersburg; Embassy of Iceland in Moscow; Institute of Finland and Danish cultural instituteImplementing body/ies Nordic Council of Ministers, Information office in St. Petersburg; Consulates General of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in St. Petersburg; Embassy of Iceland in Moscow; Institute of Finland and Danish cultural instituteBrief description of the project NCM St. Petersburg in cooperation with the Nordic Consulates General and cultural institutions presented the joint stand during the Europe Day in St. Petersburg on 25September 2010. The Europe day is the annual event arranged by the European Commissions Delegation to Russia together with the EU Member States. This year, the initiative was widened to all European countries represented in St. Petersburg not only EU countries. That provided an opportunity for participation of Norway, Switzerland and Iceland. The Nordic Council of Ministers arranged the joint Nordic space on 25 September which featured stands of Norway, Sweden and Finland. The Nordic Council of Ministers stand also featured Denmark and Iceland where information materials were distributed. The joint display gave an excellent opportunity for almost 1,500 visitors to learn about Nordic countries, about Nordic cooperation and NCM activities in the North-West Russia through visual presentations, promotional leaflets, brochures, books and CDs, 4 language classes (Danish, Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian), Nordic quiz, internet and video presentations. The first joint Nordic initiative was successful in 2009 and created significant interest of the audience. This visibility event also raised the Nordic profile and provided opportunity to advertise the Nordic week. Nordic benefit: the Europe day as the visibility event targeting general public of St. Petersburg contributed to rising of the Nordic profile and provided an opportunity to advertise the Nordic week. By joint display, the Nordic countries were able to attract more attention of the public. Information Dissemination The Nordic fair at the Europe day was the part of the Nordic week in St. Petersburg events. Therefore, the information campaign of the Nordic week (both printed materials, internet- based campaign and radio advertisements) covered the Europe day. 102
  • 103. The European Commission has also covered the overall campaign of the Europe day where the Nordic fair was clearly visible in printed materials and the website (http://www.eur.ru/spb/). Photos from the Nordic fair are also posted at the Europe day website: http://www.eur.ru/spb/content/yarmarka-severnykh-stranResults Visibility of the Nordic countries enhanced and 5 Member States were positioned as the Nordic region. The Nordic week was evaluated by all Nordic Member States as positive experience and beneficial for joint promotion of the Nordic countries in the North-West Russia.Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros < 20.000 eurosTotal EUR 4,970Lead contribution EUR 4,970 103
  • 104. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 891677125591506811Title of the project Information campaign/materials for all events of the Nordic week in St. Petersburg 1-10 October 2010ND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Freedom, Security and Justice; Research, Education and CultureBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information www.nordicweek.ru /Leading Country/Organisation Nordic Council of Ministers, Information office in St. PetersburgCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Consulates General of Denmark, Finland, Norway andin the project Sweden in St. Petersburg; Embassy of Iceland in Moscow; Institute of Finland and Danish cultural institute.Implementing body/ies Nordic Council of Ministers, Information office in St. PetersburgBrief description of the project Over 20 events of the Nordic Council of Ministers and Consulates General of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in St. Petersburg, the Embassy of Iceland to Russia as well as the Danish institute of culture and Institute of Finland focusing on four Nordic profiles were organised. Events included seminars, presentations, exhibitions, concerts and festivals (full programme www.nordicweek.ru). The Nordic week was launched with the joint Nordic fair at the Europe day in St. Petersburg (over 1,500 visitors). The Nordic week included various topics for various target groups: from photo exhibitions and concerts to Nordic day at St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum. In addition, the New Nordic Food concept was promoted through master class by the Finnish Food Ambassador and special Nordic dishes and menus offered at the partner restaurants during the Nordic week. The Information campaign of the Nordic week covered all events including those organised by the Member States. The campaign included printed materials (500 posters, 5,000 leaflets, 15,000 postcards) but was mostly internet- based. The Nordic week website was created (www.nordicweek.ru) and the group of fans was launched in the Russian social network “Vkontakte” (700 followers). Radio advertisements were aired at 6 local radio stations. All Nordic Member States participated in a joint press conference arranged at the Danish cultural institute. Media coverage: the Nordic week brought significant media attention with number of TV reports, newspaper articles and radio interviews.Objectives The Nordic week in St. Petersburg 2010 (25 September - 10 October) was the main visibility event to enhance and raise profile of the Nordic countries and Nordic Council of Ministers and to promote Russian-Nordic cooperation through thematic events in St. Petersburg as well as to highlight partnership perspectives. 104
  • 105. Results Visibility of the Nordic countries enhanced and 5 Member States were positioned as the Nordic region. The Nordic week was evaluated by all Nordic Member States as positive experience and beneficial for joint promotion of the Nordic countries in the North-West Russia.Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros < 20.000 eurosTotal EUR 13,290Lead contribution EUR 13,290 105
  • 106. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 461525258161506811Title of the project Exchange programme for NGO:s and young leadersND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; KaliningradOther area Novgorod and Vologda regions, Komi Republic and Nenets A.O.Priority sector Economic Cooperation; Freedom, Security and Justice; Research, Education and Culture; Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural Resources; Social Welfare and Public HealthBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)More information http://www.norden.ru/Article.aspx?id=161&lang=en Websites of NGOs Brochures Publications in newspapers PowerPoint Presentations The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Svetlana Goryunova, sg@norden.ru, +7- 812-3367580, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg There are 26 projects which were supported in 2010 within the Nordic-Russian NGO Programme, each of them has a different leading organisationCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Ålandin the project Islands, GreenlandImplementing body/ies Administrator of the NGO Exchange programme – NCM Information office in St.Petersburg Russian NGOs – grant-receivers – are responsible for implementing their specific projects in frames of the programme.Contact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Svetlana Goryunova, sg@norden.ru, +7-812-3367580, www.norden.ruBrief description of the project • Brief description of the project (compulsory): The exchange programme is a sub-programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers‟ Knowledge Building and Networking programme in North West Russia. The exchange programme opens up a possibility for socially active Russian voluntary non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to intensify cooperation with Nordic partners. The cooperation project in frames of the NGO Exchange Programme includes a study visit to partner NGOs from at least two Nordic countries (Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Åland Islands, Faroe Islands, Greenland) with an aim to exchange experience and develop a network of contacts, and a final event on distributing the new knowledge and the results of the project. It is expected that the developed partnership with Nordic NGOs has a continuation even after the project realization proving its sustainability. 106
  • 107. Objectives • Objectives (optional): • Establishing and developing networks between partner organizations in the Nordic countries and North West Russia; • Promoting exchange of knowledge, experiences and skills in socially active NGOs activities; • Spreading information about the democratic process and values of Northern European countries, society and culture. The overall aim is to enhance sustainable and long-term partnerships between Northwest Russian and Nordic partner organizations.Results The programme is supported by the NCM with a view to broaden and intensify co-operation between public organizations, to strengthen the civic community in the region and to support the ongoing democracy development processes.Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 500.000 euros - 1.500.000 eurosTotal 500.976Lead contribution 98.702Other contribution NCM 402.274 107
  • 108. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011Social Welfare and Public Health19 projectsNordic Council of Ministers (NCM)IPM Ref Number 221603909501006711Title of the project Creating a system of cross border cooperation in the youth field, joining the forces of official youth structures and youth NGOs for realization of common tasks between Northwest Russia, Finland and NorwayND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; Arctic / Sub- Arctic areasOther area MoscowPriority sector Civil Protection; Research, Education and Culture; Justice and Home Affairs; Social Welfare and Public HealthBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation Murmansk regional Board for cooperation with NGOs and youth affairs, RussiaCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part - Municipalities of Murmansk region (19) - Murmanskin the project Regional Youth Council, coordination of interaction with youth NGOs/youth groups; - Karelian State Committee for Youth Affairs; - Karelian youth movement «Okl- team»; - Troms fylkeskommune, Norway; - State Provincial Office of Lapland, Finland; - Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation; - Russian National Youth CouncilImplementing body/ies Murmansk regional Board for cooperation with NGOs and youth affairs, RussiaContact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruBrief description of the project The project «Creating a system of cross border cooperation in the youth field, joining the forces of official youth structures and youth NGOs for realization of common tasks between Northwest Russia, Finland and Norway» was started on 24.09.2010 – a seminar among regional and municipal authorities responsible for implementation of youth policies in the Murmansk region, Republic of Karelia, the province of Lapland, the commune of Troms was held. (I stage of the project) Day before the seminar a meeting of representatives of youth non-governmental organizations of the four countries was organized and held in the form of training, during which young people discussed the issues common to young people of the northern territories, and the existing opportunities (forms 108
  • 109. , methods) for participation of the youth organizations insolving these problems. The results of the youth meetingwere presented at the seminar of experts. The nextstage of the project (II stage) was a study trip ofrepresentatives of youth NGOs and youth authorities ofMurmansk region and the Republic of Karelia toRovaniemi (Lapland) and Tromsø (Norway). During thevisit meetings in youth centers and youth organizationswere held, the topics and ideas for joint projects werediscussed. Trip dates – 12 - 21.10.2009 Based on theresults of the visit, during November 2009 - February2010, in the regime of bilateral consultations theprospects of adapting the projects of the organization«Think mental Fashion Tromsø» for theirimplementation in the Murmansk region were discussed.In particular, a working plan for joint management ofyouth campaigns on HIV / AIDS prevention in 6municipalities of the Murmansk region was developed.The details of interaction of organizations dealing withthe preparation of volunteers in the Murmansk region,the province of Lapland, the Republic of Karelia werealso discussed. Preparation of a training camp-seminar,which will be held in November 2010 in the Murmanskregion is started. At the seminar in March 2010 inMurmansk (III stage) the representatives of regional andlocal authorities responsible for the youth policy had ameeting with participants of study trip andrepresentatives of NGO‟s. The peculiarities ofinternational cooperation for NGO‟s were discussedduring this meeting. For example a report «Cooperationbetween Russia and EuropeanUnion in youth field» was made (events organized byNational Council of youth organizations of Russia withinthe frame program of cooperation between Russia andEuropean Union in youth field). After the seminar the listof international youth events taking part in 2010-2011 inMurmansk region, Karelia, Lapland and Tromscommune were done. The specialists of youth affairsagreed to send participants (members of youth NGOs)to the events from this list. The nearest event isinternational youth forum «Hyperboreya» - August 2010,Karelia. The list of international events is enclosed.The final stage of the project (IV stage) was the holdingon April 25, 2010 of the International Youth Forum inMurmansk. The Forum was held in the spring all-Russian week of goodness, that determined its name –“Good Deed – 2010”. The main objective of the Forum –is the development of youth potential in the Barentsregion and the North-West Russia, the rising of its civicactivity by its attraction to the solution of pressing socialissues through participation in volunteer activities. TheForum also helped to inform and involve young peopleinto youth and children‟s associations. The participantsof the forum were more than 150 young people aged 14-30 years, representatives of 45 NGOs, whose initiativesare aimed to involve young 109
  • 110. people in socially useful activities, and specialists in the field of youth policy implementation from the Murmansk Region, the Republic of Karelia, Norway (Tromso) and Finland (Rovaniemi, Ranua). NGOs from 14 municipalities of Murmansk region were presented at the Forum: Murmansk, Kirovsk, Monchegorsk, Severomorsk, Murmashi, Mezhdyrechje, Shezhnogorsk, Polyarniy, Gadzhievo, Kandalaksha, Olenegorsk, Kovdor, Apatity, Roslyakovo. The Forum was organized as a fair of youth initiatives (Youth EXPO). Professional exhibition equipment was used during the Forum. 70 initiatives and projects of youth NGOs were presented at the Forum/ The visitors of youth EXPO could get to know with youth projects and initiatives, make new contacts, get information about NGOs. There were interactive and art presentations of NGOs on the main stage during the Forum. In the frames of Forum the final seminar on discussing of the plan of international youth cooperation between authorities was organized.Results The main results of the project: - specialists of youth affairs got to know with the structure and system of work of state and municipal authorities responsible for the youth policy and protection of youth initiatives; - the list of international youth events taking part in 2010-2011 in Murmansk region, Karelia, Lapland and Troms commune is done. The nearest events are planned in details; - an agreement about signing of bilateral agreement of cooperation in the youth field between Murmansk region and Lapland was reached. The signing of this agreement is planned on 2011 and timed to 20th anniversary of signing of 1st agreement of cooperation between Murmansk region and Lapland. - the opportunity to get information about youth projects realized by NGOs in Murmasnk region, Karelia, Troms commune, Lapland within the frames of organized seminars and International Forum (around 1000 participants and visitors in total) is given - direct contacts between specialists of youth affairs and representatives of NGOs from 4 territories are made - «Think mental Fashion Tromsø» organization made a decision about opening of the office of their organization in Murmansk.Time frame September 2009 April 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 56.695Other contribution NCM: EUR 27.665 110
  • 111. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 461525258161506811Title of the project Exchange programme for NGO:s and young leadersND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; KaliningradOther area Novgorod and Vologda regions, Komi Republic and Nenets A.O.Priority sector Economic Cooperation; Freedom, Security and Justice; Research, Education and Culture; Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural Resources; Social Welfare and Public HealthBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)More information http://www.norden.ru/Article.aspx?id=161&lang=en Websites of NGOs Brochures Publications in newspapers PowerPoint Presentations The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Svetlana Goryunova, sg@norden.ru, +7- 812-3367580, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg There are 26 projects which were supported in 2010 within the Nordic-Russian NGO Programme, each of them has a different leading organisationCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Ålandin the project Islands, GreenlandImplementing body/ies Administrator of the NGO Exchange programme – NCM Information office in St.Petersburg Russian NGOs – grant-receivers – are responsible for implementing their specific projects in frames of the programme.Contact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Svetlana Goryunova, sg@norden.ru, +7-812-3367580, www.norden.ruBrief description of the project • Brief description of the project (compulsory): The exchange programme is a sub-programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers‟ Knowledge Building and Networking programme in North West Russia. The exchange programme opens up a possibility for socially active Russian voluntary non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to intensify cooperation with Nordic partners. The cooperation project in frames of the NGO Exchange Programme includes a study visit to partner NGOs from at least two Nordic countries (Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Åland Islands, Faroe Islands, Greenland) with an aim to exchange experience and develop a network of contacts, and a final event on distributing the new knowledge and the results of the project. It is expected that the developed partnership with Nordic NGOs has a continuation even after the project realization proving its sustainability.Objectives • Objectives (optional): • Establishing and developing networks between partner organizations in the Nordic countries and North West Russia; 111
  • 112. • Promoting exchange of knowledge, experiences and skills in socially active NGOs activities; • Spreading information about the democratic process and values of Northern European countries, society and culture. The overall aim is to enhance sustainable and long-term partnerships between Northwest Russian and Nordic partner organizations.Results The programme is supported by the NCM with a view to broaden and intensify co-operation between public organizations, to strengthen the civic community in the region and to support the ongoing democracy development processes.Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 500.000 euros - 1.500.000 eurosTotal 500.976Lead contribution 98.702Other contribution NCM 402.274 112
  • 113. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 979473358031207511Title of the project Effects due to climate change on transport, levels and effects of contaminants in ecosystems and humans in Northern areas - part 2ND geographical priority area Arctic / Sub-Arctic areasPriority sector Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural Resources; Social Welfare and Public HealthCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)More information Lars-Otto Reiersen. +4723241630. lars- otto.reiersen@amap.no; Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP); P.B. 8100 Dep, N-0332 Oslo, Norge. www.amap.no www.norden.org/kolLeading Country/Organisation Arctic Council – AMAP (Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program)Countries/Regions/Organisations taking part Arctic Council – AMAP (Arctic Monitoring andin the project Assessment Program) Danmarks Miljøundersøgelser IVL, Cynthia de Wit Universitetet, Stockholm, Sverige Norsk institutt for luftsforskning Statens strålevern, Norge Norsk institutt for vannforskning Universitetet i Tromsø, Norge Arja Rautio Universitet i Oulu, Finland Finnish Environmental Institute Environmenet and Food Agfency, Iceland Polar Foundation, Rusland NWPHI, Rusland Health Canada Fisheries and Oceans Canada Nordic Council of Ministers (KoL)Implementing body/ies Norway: Bioforsk Jord og miljøContact details Lars-Otto Reiersen. +4723241630. lars- otto.reiersen@amap.no; Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP); P.B. 8100 Dep, N-0332 Oslo, Norge. www.amap.noBrief description of the project Effects due to climate change on transport, levels and effects of contaminants in ecosystems and humans in Northern areas – part 2. This project intend to assess possible effects due to climate change on the transport and re-mobilization of contaminants (persistent organic pollutants and mercury) in Northern areas, including the situation related to flooding of rivers. Further more, the project will try to clarify how climate change may affect levels and effects in animals and humans. The project will also try to clarify changes in parasites that may spread to humans as a consequence of climate change. Use of climate models and analyses of collected samples from several cites in the North will be used in this project. The project will be implemented in close cooperation among Nordic scientists and experts in USA, Canada and Russia, and a larger project funded by EU - ArcRiskTime frame Start: 2010 End: 2012Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 500.000 euros - 1.500.000 eurosOther contribution NCM: 67031 EUR 113
  • 114. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 199431428241006711Title of the project Networking between young politicians of Nordic countries and NW RussiaND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; Kaliningrad; Arctic / Sub-Arctic areasOther area Moscow, Pskov, Novgorod, Vologda, TulaPriority sector Freedom, Security and Justice; Civil Protection; JusticeBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)More information The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation The League of young parliamentarians, RussiaCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part - Nordic Council, The Swedish Delegation; - Nordicin the project Council, The Norwegian Delegation; - Finnmark County Authority, Norway; - Regional Council of Lapland, Finland; - Nordic Youth Council - Nordic Council, The Danish Delegation - Nordic Council, The Finnish Delegation - Sør-Varanger municipality (Norway) - Inary municipality (Finland) - Inary Youth Centre (Finland) - State Provincial Office of Lapland - Murmansk Regional Duma - Legislative Assembly of Karelia republic - Petrozavodsk City Council (Karelia republic) - Kostamuksha City Council (Karelia republic) - State Council of Komi republic - Legislative Assembly of Vologda region - Vologda City Duma - City Council of parliamentarians of Primorie (Кaliningrad region) - Svetlovsky City district council (Кaliningrad region) - District Council of Kaliningrad City - Legislative Assembly of Leningrad region - Vyborg City Council - Novgorod Regional Duma - Novgorod City Duma - Pskov regional Assembly of Deputies - Pskov City Duma - Tula City Duma - Legislative Assembly of Saint- Petersburg - Government of Murmansk region - Government of Vologda region - Federal Agency on Youth Affairs, Ministry of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy of the Russian Federation (Moscow)Implementing body/ies The League of young parliamentarians, RussiaContact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ru 114
  • 115. Brief description of the project The issues regarding improvement of the possibilities for young people to live, travel and communicate in the North-West Russia and in the Nordic countries, energy issues and climate change and the relationship between politicians and the media were discussed. A joint Nordic- Russian Resolution was adopted. This Resolution forwarded to the Roundtable Conference between Nordic and Russian politicians in Bergen 25-27 May 2010 and other relevant international meetings and forums.) The cooperation between young leaders will be continued – the Arkhangelsk Regional Assembly of deputies proposed to host the Third Forum for young politicians of the North-West Russia and Nordic countries in Arkhangelsk (Russian Federation) in spring 2011.Results - creation a joint cooperation network between young leaders of NW Russia and Nordic countries including national, regional and municipal levels via establishing a permanent sustainable annual structure (annual Forum of parliamentarians and leaders of NW Russia and Nordic countries) for cooperation, mutual competence and expertise development and exchange of experiences between young leaders and parliamentarians of NW Russia and Nordic countries (with possible future involvement of the Baltic States); - competence and expertise development of Russian young leaders so that they can gain positive Nordic experience on the regional/municipal levels via implementation of the study trip to Norway and Finland. Acquired knowledge will be used for the improvement of the youth status on the whole as well as stimulating participation of the young people in the life of the society; - elaborating jointly balanced cross-level approach to youth policy implementation in adjacent regions aimed at creation attractive conditions for youth and prevention outflow of youth from the most northern regions of Russia and Nordic countries; - sharing the skills acquired in 11 regions by means of informational campaign and distributing copies of brochure on the project results; - catalysing the youth activity in the sphere of civic society; - motivating the youth to international cooperation; - strengthening cooperation between Russian-Nordic parliamentarian structures and NGOs. The cooperation between young leaders will be continued – the Arkhangelsk Regional Assembly of deputies proposed to host the Third Forum for young politicians of the North-West Russia and Nordic countries in Arkhangelsk (Russian Federation) in spring 2011Time frame March 2009 - May 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 69.334Other contribution NCM: EUR 28.575 115
  • 116. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 946118057021407611Title of the project Developing social crisis centers in North-West Russia - assistance for socially marginalized children and youth in St. Petersburg / project 70498ND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; KaliningradPriority sector Freedom, Security and Justice; Social Welfare and Public HealthCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)More information www.norden.ru http://www.radomira.ru/seminars.htmlLeading Country/Organisation Russia/Information office Nordic Council of Ministers St- PetersburgCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Finland Ministry of social affairs Gender Equalityin the project Ombudsman Sweden NGO ROKS Crises Center for children NDPHS Secretariat Denmark Ministry for Social Affairs Department working with socially vulnerable groups Dunna House – Shelter for women Norway Ministry of Health and Social care Ministry of Justice and PoliceImplementing body/ies Information & analytical centre for NGOs; Centre for drug abuse prevention; A-YA society; “Radomira” centre; Institute of Regional PressContact details Maria Sagitova, Adviser Nordic Council of Ministers Informational office in St-Petersburg, Malaya Konnyshennaya 1/3, Sweden house, B34Brief description of the project - overall aim: To strengthen ongoing activities for protection of socially marginalized children and youth in St-Petersburg by utilizing experience of Nordic institutions in selected districts of St. Petersburg within the frames of the Protocol of Intent between the Government of St. Petersburg and the Nordic Council of Ministers. - goals: To establish new system of cross- sector and international cooperation for protection of socially marginalized children and youth in St. Petersburg. That includes cooperation between schools, police structures, hospitals, social centres, NGO‟s and St-Petersburg educational institutions working with vulnerable children and their families and creating best practice models on the basis of the Nordic countries experience. To strengthen the ability of St-Petersburg authorities to plan, organise, and implement preventive and supportive measures for children and young people in crisis situation; To create a comprehensive solutions coordinated over a variety of spheres, connected to social crises centres in various districts; To raise level of education and professional skills among the civil servants responsible for the social sector based on the Nordic expertise; To rise level of education and professional skills among journalists, working in social sphere, and staffs of social centers in information distribution; To launch awareness campaign raising level of information about actual social problems in the region and to disseminate results of the project.Objectives Education seminars, conferences, study trip, guide book for parents. 116
  • 117. Results Cooperation between Nordic and Russian institutions linked to international agreements and Russian governmental programmes within the frames of the Protocol of Intent between the Government of St. Petersburg and the NCM and in connection to all NCM‟s social projects and programs, including the NDPHS activities is organised. The process of the long term exchange experience between Nordic and Russian institutions on a practical level is established. The system of protection of the human rights of children and youth in risks groups is improved. Educational course for social workers, medical personnel and other target groups are outworked. Supervising groups and seminars for social workers are on-going. Cooperation with mass-media on district‟s level is established. Awareness about activities of district social centres is improved among district population. Special education for medical doctors is organised and their involvement into cooperation with social institutions is strengthened.Time frame Start: 2009 End: 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosLead contribution NCM: 230.000 EUROther contribution Russian Side: Rent of premises 53629 EUR Salaries for staffs 13407 EUR Distribution of the information 13407 EUR Trainings, seminars 107258 EUR Travel expenses for Nordic representatives 20111 EUR Internal transportations 6704 EUR Experts and coordinators fees 33384 EUR Production of publications and video 40222 EUR Administrative costs 15956 EUR 117
  • 118. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 407241037151607711Title of the project Empowerment of young people in risk of being victims of trafficking – tackling the social aspects of traffickingND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Social Welfare and Public HealthCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information www.redbarnet.dkLeading Country/Organisation Save the children, DenmarkCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Nordic Council of Ministers, Council of the Baltic Seain the project States, Save the children, Denmark, Sweden and Norway, St. PetersburgImplementing body/ies Save the children, DenmarkContact details Morten Hjorth Jahnsen, Red barnet mhj@redbarnet.dkBrief description of the project Preventative action with regards to the empowerment of young people in risk of being victims of trafficking and tackling the social aspects of trafficking. Close coordination/cooperation between the NGO Save the children and the CBSS.Objectives the project has two immediate objectives: • Objective I: is to let young people (in the risk group of trafficking) design and develop their own anti-trafficking awareness raising campaigns with the support of local and international resource persons. • Objective II: is to develop methodology as to strengthening the involvement and participation of children in a Russian context.Results • Campaign materials have been printed and distributed among other children from the vulnerable groups through channels such as the social workers from 4 social centers in Saint Petersburg, supported by NCM. The campaign materials have raised awareness of trafficking among these children. • Educational materials (manual) have been developed printed and distributed among the social workers of 4 pilot centers. Awareness about trafficking has been raised among the social workers and other professional working with vulnerable children and families. At the same time they improved their knowledge about child participation on anti- trafficking issues in a Russian context. • A closing conference for social workers, directors of social centers and other relevant professionals on project results and lessons learnt have been conducted . During the conference the manual on methodology of child participation on anti-trafficking issues have been presented.Time frame Start: 2008 End: 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosTotal 150179 EUROther contribution ncm 118
  • 119. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 398978625091607711Title of the project Prevention and Management of HIV/AIDS and opportunistic Infections in North West Russia – with specific focus on combating drug abuseND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Social Welfare and Public HealthCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information http://www.danchurchaid.org/Leading Country/Organisation DanChurchAidCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part o Humanitarian Action, St Petersburg, Russia o Statein the project Botkin Hospital for Infectious Diseases, St Petersburg, Russia o FinnCHurchAid, Finland o Norwegian Church Aid, Norway o NDPHS partners, notably NDPHS Expert Groups on HIV/Aids and SIHLWA as well as the Nordic Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, NADImplementing body/ies DanChurchAidContact details Jørgen Thomesen, DanChurchAid, DenmarkBrief description of the project The project will strengthen prevention and awareness activities in relation with HIV/Aids , with particular focus on injecting drug users. A multi-discipline team will provide information on the infectiously safe model of behaviour though out reach work. The projects include several education activities: peer- to peer information, out reach harm reduction work etc. training will be carried out through NGOs and the local public hospital specialised in care of drug addicts/HIV/AIDS. The project will include a documentation componentObjectives The incidence of HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infections reduced and the negative social impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on individuals and the society mitigated in the population of North-West Russia.Results • Campaign materials have been printed and distributed among other children from the vulnerable groups through channels such as the social workers from 4 social centers in Saint Petersburg, supported by NCM. The campaign materials have raised awareness of trafficking among these children. • Educational materials (manual) have been developed printed and distributed among the social workers of 4 pilot centers. Awareness about trafficking has been raised among the social workers and other professional working with vulnerable children and families. At the same time they improved their knowledge about child participation on anti- trafficking issues in a Russian context. • A closing conference for social workers, directors of social centers and other relevant professionals on project results and lessons learnt have been conducted . During the conference the manual on methodology of child participation on anti-trafficking issues have been presented.Time frame Start: 2008 End: 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosTotal 290.000 119
  • 120. Lead contribution DanChurchAid: 134.228 EUROther contribution NCM: 134.228 EUR Other: 22125 EUR 120
  • 121. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 454443147271507711Title of the project Social partnership against drug addiction, HIV/AIDS in North-West RussiaND geographical priority area Barents Sea Region; Other (please specify)Other area Murmansk, Arkangelsk, Karelia, Norway, Denmark, Finland, SwedenPriority sector Social Welfare and Public HealthCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)More information www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation Arkhangelsk regional governmentCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)in the project (Helsinki), NDPHS Secretariat, Ministries of Social Affairs and Health in Finland and Sweden NORDAN, ACTIS, organization European cities against drugs (Stokholm) Narcocontrol departments in Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, KareliaImplementing body/ies Nordic Council of Ministers Information office in S.- Petersburg Contact Point in ArkhangelskContact details Elena Khoroshkina, Head of Nordic Council of Ministers Contact Center in Arkhangelsk, adviser, eh@norden.ruBrief description of the project The activities would include an exchange of knowledge, experiences and skills between the Nordic countries and North-West Russia, organization of a 2 traineeship visits to Nordic countries on the following directions:. - policy and legislation in the field of health and prevention HIV/AIDS and drug addiction - successful practices of social partnership in prevention HIV/AIDS and drug addiction - Individual choice of healthy way of life In order to tackle drug, AIDSHIV spread we must emphasize that a wide spectrum of following measures is needed, to be applied in cooperation between the authorities, institutions voluntary organizations together with partners in NW Russia and Nordic countries: - Developing methods, leading to earlier detection and taking constructive measures - Secondary and tertiary drug addiction preventive programs - “HIVAIDS service” programs - Rehabilitating and re-socialization of advanced addicts - Strengthening the role of the family in rehabilitating and re-socialization of advanced addicts and investigation of new forms of working with familiesenvironment of drug addictsObjectives To increase administrative, law enforcement and NGO capacity with concern to health and social sector in North-West Russia (Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Karelia regions), against drug addiction, HIV/AIDs, based on Nordic experienceResults 1. The project will contribute to strengthening long-term partnerships between North-West Russian and Nordic partner organizations on prevention of drug addiction, HIV/AIDS. Project will promote inter-sector knowledge, experiences and skills exchange as well as establishment of networks, effective in the Nordic countries and North-West Russia on prevention of drug addiction, HIV/AIDS. 121
  • 122. 2. Partners and participants of the project will investigate common prevention policies, receive new ideas for regional and municipal policy, possible implementation of the prevention policies into Nordic-Russian practice. 3. Lessons learnt from the project will be utilized by decision- makers for cross regional policy making. Recommendations from the project will be presented to regional governments and legislative bodies 3. Modeling process on implementation of best practices, concerning health and social care will be carried out. 4. The project will contribute to social sustainability in the North West Russia and Nordic countries region.Time frame Start: 2009 End: 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 237870 EURLead contribution 94025 EUROOther contribution Nordic cofinancing: 9485 EURO NCM: 134 360 EURO 122
  • 123. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 038586554211407611Title of the project HIV AIDS and Tuberculosis preventive activities in KaliningradND geographical priority area KaliningradPriority sector Social Welfare and Public HealthCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)More information Website of the Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad: www.norden39.ruLeading Country/Organisation Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in KaliningradCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Finland Sweden Norway Denmark NDPHS Russiain the project Partners: Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation as well as the Government of Kaliningrad Region is closely involved.Implementing body/ies Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Kaliningrad Regional AIDS Centre and ТВ Dispensary in Kaliningrad as the main implementing partner.Contact details Arne Grove, Director agr@norden.org Olga Kovalieva, Project coordinator ok@norden39.ruBrief description of the project Strengthen activities against spreading of HIV/Aids and tuberculosis among vulnerable groups in Kaliningrad and other parts of NW Russia.Objectives Objectives: • Implementation of a pilot project in Kaliningrad Region. The objective of the pilot project is to promote anonymous testing and for treatment of communicable diseases among vulnerable groups in the Kaliningrad region of NW Russia. Experts of the NDPHS EG on HIV/Aids will be invited as member of the advisory group for the project. The conference Objectives: • To highlight effective examples of cooperation among government and non-government agencies in providing prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services to members of risk groups and HIV and ТВ patients • To familiarise Russian partners with Nordic experiences in attracting members of risk groups to ТВ and HIV testing, and providing medical and social services • To promote inter-sectorial and international cooperation in combating communicable diseasesResults Pilot project: Development of innovative approaches for out reach work targeting at risk grups, ie. Injection drug users, inmates relased from prisions, sexworkers, ect. Example if expected results: Conference • Set of recommendations on the above-mentioned issues developed; • Regional or international partnerships formedTime frame Start: 2009 End: 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosLead contribution Contribution from Russian partner: EURO 47029,10Other contribution NCM: EURO 228427,08 123
  • 124. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 194292809271507511Title of the project Cooperation Programme between NMR, Northwest Russia, The Baltic states and Kaliningrad aimed at disables children and their families. Education of staff working with persons with deaf blindnessND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; KaliningradPriority sector Social Welfare and Public HealthCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)More information www.nordicwelfare.org Marianne.smedegaard@nordicwelfare.orgLeading Country/Organisation Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social IssuesCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part NCMin the projectImplementing body/ies Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social IssuesContact details Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues Marianne SmedegaardBrief description of the project Improve the situation of disabled children and their families by build up local services which makes it possible for the disabled children to stay ay home with the parents, when this is the best for the child. Meetings with staff working with deaf blind children.Objectives Education seminars, conferences, study trip, guide book for parents.Results Knowledge about how to build an inclusive society, knowledge about deaf blindnessTime frame Start: 2006 End: 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 500.000 euros - 1.500.000 eurosOther contribution NCM: 227.905 EUR 124
  • 125. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 557685215391306711Title of the project Social partnership against drug addiction, HIV/AIDS in North-West RussiaOther area BelarusPriority sector Social Welfare and Public HealthBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)More information eh@norden.ru www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation Russia Arkhangelsk regional government, Ministry of health and social protectionCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)in the project (Helsinki), NDPHS Secretariat, Ministries of Social Affairs and Health in Finland and Sweden NORDAN, ACTIS, organization European cities against drugs (Stokholm) Narcocontrol departments in Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Karelia National Association for a Drug-Free Society (RNS), NGO «KALEGIUM» (Belarus), Danish Helsinki CommitteeImplementing body/ies Nordic Council of Ministers Information office in S.- Petersburg Contact Point in Arkhangelsk NGO “Rassvet”Contact details Elena Khoroshkina, Head of Nordic Council of Ministers Contact Center in Arkhangelsk, adviser, eh@norden.ruBrief description of the project The activities would include an exchange of knowledge, experiences and skills between the Nordic countries and North-West Russia, organization of a 2 traineeship visits to Nordic countries on the following directions:. - policy and legislation in the field of health and prevention HIV/AIDS and drug addiction - successful practices of social partnership in prevention HIV/AIDS and drug addiction - Individual choice of healthy way of life In order to tackle drug, AIDSHIV spread we must emphasize that a wide spectrum of following measures is needed, to be applied in cooperation between the authorities, institutions voluntary organizations together with partners in NW Russia and Nordic countries: - Developing methods, leading to earlier detection and taking constructive measures - Secondary and tertiary drug addiction preventive programs - “HIVAIDS service” programs - Rehabilitating and re-socialization of advanced addicts - Strengthening the role of the family in rehabilitating and re-socialization of advanced addicts and investigation of new forms of working with familiesenvironment of drug addictsObjectives To increase administrative, law enforcement and NGO capacity with concern to health and social sector in North-West Russia (Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Karelia regions), against drug addiction, HIV/AIDs, based on Nordic experience.Results 1. The project will contribute to strengthening long-term partnerships between North-West Russian and Nordic partner organizations on prevention of drug a 125
  • 126. ddiction, HIV/AIDS. Project will promote inter-sector knowledge, experiences and skills exchange as well as establishment of networks, effective in the Nordic countries and North-West Russia on prevention of drug addiction, HIV/AIDS. 2. Partners and participants of the project will investigate common prevention policies, receive new ideas for regional and municipal policy, possible implementation of the prevention policies into Nordic-Russian practice. 3. Lessons learnt from the project will be utilized by decision- makers for cross regional policy making. Recommendations from the project will be presented to regional governments and legislative bodies 4. Local anti HIV and anti -drug programs will be adjusted with Nordic experience findings from the project. 5. Modelling process on implementation of best practices, concerning health and social care will be carried out. 6. Materials of the project will be included into educational plans of Arkhangelsk Medical University for and will be used in a teaching process. 7. The project will contribute to social sustainability in the North West Russia and Nordic countries‟ region.Time frame Oct 2009 - Dec 2010Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 20- 150000 EURLead contribution 93.869Other contribution Nordic co-financing EUR 75.095 126
  • 127. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 735468740481106011Title of the project Gender Equality Co-operationND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Social Welfare and Public HealthCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation Russia, NCM office in St. PetersburgCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Representatives from civil society, local NGO andin the project authoritiesImplementing body/ies NCM office in i St.Petersburg and locale partners in 2011-2014Brief description of the project Get input on concrete project for gender equality co- operation for 2011-2014Time frame 2008 - November 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros < 20.000 euros 127
  • 128. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 575669355081106011Title of the project Nordic Baltic Police co-operation with Russian policy to fight traffickingND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Social Welfare and Public HealthCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information Action plan for Gender equality 2010Leading Country/Organisation Russia, NCM office in St. PetersburgCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Denmark, the Baltic countriesin the projectBrief description of the project Get input on concrete project for gender equality co- operation for 2011-2014Time frame 2008 - December 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 euros 128
  • 129. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 855896018021504711Title of the project Establishing partnership of North-West Russian, Lituanian and Nordic NGOs for combatting family violenceND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Social Welfare and Public HealthCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation Lithuania, Kaunas County Women‟s Crisis CentreCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Denmark, Askovgaarden Russia, Enlightenmentin the project Belarus, Radzislava Latvia, NGO Research Group "Women of Latvia in These Social Times" Lithuania, Kaunas District Crisis Centre for MenContact details Dovile Bubniene +370 37 340027 kriziucentras@kamkc.ltBrief description of the project The goal of the project is to establish a new integrated approach to domestic violence by providing support not only to women, but also to abusive men. It will give the possibility to introduce changes to the existing system of gov-ernmental services to families suffering from domestic violence and to dem-onstrate how the work of NGOs from Nordic countries, Lithuania and St. Pe- tersburg can strengthen the influence of civic society on policy making in all these countries.Results Envisaged results The most effective integrated methods of helping abused women as well as perpetrators of domestic violence will be implemented in St. Petersburg on the basis of Nordic experience. The experience of St. Petersburg will be dis-tributed in North- western Russia. Inhabitants of North-western region of Russia will get new services in sol-ving violence problems and will see how Nordic NGOs influence governmen-tal policy making. An international network of cooperating NGOs from Denmark, Lithuania and North-western Russia will be established. Representatives of Social Policy Committee will take part in all activities of the project connected to St- Petersburg on a base of the Protocol of Intent between St-Petersburg Government and Nordic Council of Ministers. By the support of this Committee specialists of governmental Social Centers will have the possibility to take part in the seminar and share experience with their coleguages from Lithuania and Nordic Countries. Knowledge, which will be taken from the seminar will be implemented into the methodical recom-mendation and internal instructions for governmental social workers.Time frame 01-10-2010 - 30-12-2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 66.737 129
  • 130. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 533262749171404711Title of the project Overcoming Gender Disparities as a Tool for Social ChangeND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionOther area the Republic of Karelia and the Kaliningrad regionPriority sector Social Welfare and Public HealthCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore informationLeading Country/Organisation Finland/Åland, The Åland Islands Peace InstituteCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Russia, NGO "Karelian Center for Gender Studies",in the project Republic of Karelia + NGO “The Star of Hope”, Kaliningrad Lithuania, Non-governmental kindergarten “Nendre” + IOM Vilnius office (Additional partner) Finland/Åland, NGO “Emmaus Åland” (Additional partner)Contact details Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark +358 18 239 77 ulrika@peace.axBrief description of the project Gender equality is not a womens issue, but should concern and fully engage men as well as women. So far very few preventive projects in the Baltic Sea region address the role of men in tackling gender stereotypes, inequality and sexual exploitation of women. The tripartite cooperation project "Overcoming Gender Disparities as a Tool for Social Change" will introduce a new approach for working with both sexes in order to reduce gender inequalities and promote the well-being of women, men and children. The project will be implemented in a tripartite cooperation between NGOs in Finland, Lithuania and Northwest Russia (the Republic of Karelia and the Kaliningrad region) using the competences and experiences developed in the Nordic countries. A group of specialists will be trained by Nordic trainers in applying gender equality approach in the empowerment and awareness raising activities (discussions, workshops) for adults as well as teenagers. The project will result in a unique empowerment model that will increase the project participants sensitivity to gender stereotypes and enable them to make their own life choices based on knowledge, individual values and beliefs. The changes in the beneficiaries‟ attitudes, perceptions and personal development will be studied empirically.Objectives a) Overall objective The overall project objective is to develop an empowerment model based on gender equality approach that will increase the project participants sensitivity to gender stereotypes/norms and enable them to make their own life choices based on knowledge, individual values and beliefs. The immediate development objectives are the following: - To develop new competence of gender equality work in Lithuania and the Kaliningrad region based on the Nordic experiences and adjusted to the local context; 130
  • 131. - To provide men and adolescent boys with a safe space to break free from expectations and question masculine ideals and gender norms; - To involve women and girls in Lithuania and the Kaliningrad region in empowering activities that support their personCurrent status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 87.320 131
  • 132. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 234963705571204711Title of the project Improving the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS through develop-ing the system for or psycological and psychiatric care for PLHA in the North- West regionND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Social Welfare and Public HealthCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)Leading Country/Organisation Poland, Społeczny Komitet ds. AIDS (Social AIDS Committee)Countries/Regions/Organisations taking part Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, RussiaContact details Aleksandra Skonieczna +48501088177 aleksandra.skonieczna@skaids.orgBrief description of the project Objectives are: - To improve the quality of life of people with double/triple diagnosis (HIV/addiction/mental illness) in North-West region countries (North-West Russia (St. Petersburg), Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) due to improved access to and quality of mental health and psychological support services for people with dual/triple diagnosis and for populations at risk of HIV-infection with higher rates of mental illness - To increase awareness of the relation between HIV/AIDS and mental health problems among professionals in relevant sectors (health care, social welfare etc) in North-West Russia (St. Petersburg), Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania. - To build the capacity of health care professionals in North-West region countries by disseminating best practices existing in Nordic countries in the area of integrated approach towards mental health and HIV/AIDS (e.g. Danish experience) - To develop cross-border cooperation between NGOs providing support to PLHA (including such populations as sex workers, active drug users, MSM, etc.) in project countries.Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 143.304 132
  • 133. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 866512934301104711Title of the project Development of Non-medical services for people living with HIVND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Social Welfare and Public HealthBenefitting indigenous peoplesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation Russia, POSITIVE WAVE FoundationCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part ESTONIA, SWEDEN, DENMARKContact details Sergey Shagaleev +7-812-9655356 shagaleev@gmail.comBrief description of the project Overall objective Strengthening capabilities of AIDS service organizations rendering non-medical services to PLWA. More extensive involvement of PLWA into the ser-vices rendering system. Task 1. To increase the level of professional expertise of HIV/AIDS service civil society organizations in the field of non-medical services, promote their proactive actions and involvement of PLWA into their work. Task 2. To attract attention of regional authorities to the development of non-medical services, involvement of PLWA into their work. To transfer ex-perience in cooperation with authorities. Task 3. Experience sharing and dissemination of success stories. To work out joint measures for further cooperation.Time frame 15-10-2010 - 30-10-2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 53.792 133
  • 134. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 845481101531401111Title of the project Social partnership against drug addiction, HIV/AIDS in North-West RussiaND geographical priority area Barents Sea Region; Arctic / Sub-Arctic areasOther area BelarusPriority sector Social Welfare and Public HealthBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information eh@norden.ru www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation Russia Arkhangelsk regional government, Ministry of health and social protectionCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)in the project (Helsinki), NDPHS Secretariat, Ministries of Social Affairs and Health in Finland and Sweden NORDAN, ACTIS, organization European cities against drugs (Stokholm) Narcocontrol departments in Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Karelia National Association for a Drug-Free Society (RNS), NGO «KALEGIUM» (Belarus), Danish Helsinki CommitteeImplementing body/ies Nordic Council of Ministers Information office in S.- Petersburg Contact Point in Arkhangelsk NGO “Rassvet”Contact details Elena Khoroshkina, Head of Nordic Council of Ministers Contact Center in Arkhangelsk, adviser, eh@norden.ruBrief description of the project The activities would include an exchange of knowledge, experiences and skills between the Nordic countries and North-West Russia, organization of a 2 traineeship visits to Nordic countries on the following directions:. - policy and legislation in the field of health and prevention HIV/AIDS and drug addiction - successful practices of social partnership in prevention HIV/AIDS and drug addiction - Individual choice of healthy way of life In order to tackle drug, AIDSHIV spread we must emphasize that a wide spectrum of following measures is needed, to be applied in cooperation between the authorities, institutions voluntary organizations together with partners in NW Russia and Nordic countries: - Developing methods, leading to earlier detection and taking constructive measures - Secondary and tertiary drug addiction preventive programs - “HIVAIDS service” programs - Rehabilitating and re-socialization of advanced addicts - Strengthening the role of the family in rehabilitating and re-socialization of advanced addicts and investigation of new forms of working with familiesenvironment of drug addictsObjectives To increase administrative, law enforcement and NGO capacity with concern to health and social sector in North-West Russia (Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Karelia regions), against drug addiction, HIV/AIDs, based on Nordic experience 134
  • 135. Results 1. The project will contribute to strengthening long-term partnerships between North-West Russian and Nordic partner organizations on prevention of drug addiction, HIV/AIDS. Project will promote inter-sector knowledge, experiences and skills exchange as well as establishment of networks, effective in the Nordic countries and North-West Russia on prevention of drug addiction, HIV/AIDS. 2. Partners and participants of the project will investigate common prevention policies, receive new ideas for regional and municipal policy, possible implementation of the prevention policies into Nordic-Russian practice. 3. Lessons learnt from the project will be utilized by decision- makers for cross regional policy making. Recommendations from the project will be presented to regional governments and legislative bodies 4. Local anti HIV and anti -drug programs will be adjusted with Nordic experience findings from the project. 5. Modelling process on implementation of best practices, concerning health and social care will be carried out. 6. Materials of the project will be included into educational plans of Arkhangelsk Medical University for and will be used in a teaching process. 7. The project will contribute to social sustainability in the North West Russia and Nordic countries‟ region.Time frame Start: October 2009 End: December 2010Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosLead contribution 93.967 eurosOther contribution Nordic co-financing 75.174 euros 135
  • 136. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 162284312251235610Title of the project Social partnership against drug addiction, HIV/AIDS in North-West RussiaND geographical priority area Barents Sea RegionOther area BelarusPriority sector Social Welfare and Public HealthBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information eh@norden.ru www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation Russia Arkhangelsk regional government, Ministry of health and social protectionCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)in the project (Helsinki), NDPHS Secretariat, Ministries of Social Affairs and Health in Finland and Sweden NORDAN, ACTIS, organization European cities against drugs (Stokholm) Narcocontrol departments in Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Karelia National Association for a Drug-Free Society (RNS), NGO «KALEGIUM» (Belarus), Danish Helsinki CommitteeImplementing body/ies Nordic Council of Ministers Information office in S.- Petersburg Contact Point in Arkhangelsk NGO “Rassvet”Contact details Elena Khoroshkina, Head of Nordic Council of Ministers Contact Center in Arkhangelsk, adviser, eh@norden.ruBrief description of the project The activities would include an exchange of knowledge, experiences and skills between the Nordic countries and North-West Russia, organization of a 2 traineeship visits to Nordic countries on the following directions:. - policy and legislation in the field of health and prevention HIV/AIDS and drug addiction - successful practices of social partnership in prevention HIV/AIDS and drug addiction - Individual choice of healthy way of life In order to tackle drug, AIDSHIV spread we must emphasize that a wide spectrum of following measures is needed, to be applied in cooperation between the authorities, institutions voluntary organizations together with partners in NW Russia and Nordic countries: - Developing methods, leading to earlier detection and taking constructive measures - Secondary and tertiary drug addiction preventive programs - “HIVAIDS service” programs - Rehabilitating and re-socialization of advanced addicts - Strengthening the role of the family in rehabilitating and re-socialization of advanced addicts and investigation of new forms of working with familiesenvironment of drug addictsObjectives To increase administrative, law enforcement and NGO capacity with concern to health and social sector in North-West Russia (Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Karelia regions), against drug addiction, HIV/AIDs, based on Nordic experience 136
  • 137. Results 1. The project will contribute to strengthening long-term partnerships between North-West Russian and Nordic partner organizations on prevention of drug addiction, HIV/AIDS. Project will promote inter-sector knowledge, experiences and skills exchange as well as establishment of networks, effective in the Nordic countries and North-West Russia on prevention of drug addiction, HIV/AIDS. 2. Partners and participants of the project will investigate common prevention policies, receive new ideas for regional and municipal policy, possible implementation of the prevention policies into Nordic-Russian practice. 3. Lessons learnt from the project will be utilized by decision- makers for cross regional policy making. Recommendations from the project will be presented to regional governments and legislative bodies 4. Local anti HIV and anti -drug programs will be adjusted with Nordic experience findings from the project. 5. Modelling process on implementation of best practices, concerning health and social care will be carried out. 6. Materials of the project will be included into educational plans of Arkhangelsk Medical University for and will be used in a teaching process. 7. The project contributes to social sustainability in the North West Russia and Nordic countries‟ region.Time frame Start: October 2009 End: 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosLead contribution DKK 700 000Other contribution Nordic co-financing DKK 560 000 137
  • 138. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011Justice and Home Affairs4 projectsNordic Council of Ministers (NCM)IPM Ref Number 221603909501006711Title of the project Creating a system of cross border cooperation in the youth field, joining the forces of official youth structures and youth NGOs for realization of common tasks between Northwest Russia, Finland and NorwayND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; Arctic / Sub- Arctic areasOther area MoscowPriority sector Civil Protection; Research, Education and Culture; Justice and Home Affairs; Social Welfare and Public HealthBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation Murmansk regional Board for cooperation with NGOs and youth affairs, RussiaCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part - Municipalities of Murmansk region (19) - Murmanskin the project Regional Youth Council, coordination of interaction with youth NGOs/youth groups; - Karelian State Committee for Youth Affairs; - Karelian youth movement «Okl- team»; - Troms fylkeskommune, Norway; - State Provincial Office of Lapland, Finland; - Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation; - Russian National Youth CouncilImplementing body/ies Murmansk regional Board for cooperation with NGOs and youth affairs, RussiaContact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruBrief description of the project The project «Creating a system of cross border cooperation in the youth field, joining the forces of official youth structures and youth NGOs for realization of common tasks between Northwest Russia, Finland and Norway» was started on 24.09.2010 – a seminar among regional and municipal authorities responsible for implementation of youth policies in the Murmansk region, Republic of Karelia, the province of Lapland, the commune of Troms was held. (I stage of the project) Day before the seminar a meeting of representatives of youth non-governmental organizations of the four countries was organized and held in the form of training, during which young people discussed the 138
  • 139. issues common to young people of the northernterritories, and the existing opportunities (forms,methods) for participation of the youth organizations insolving these problems. The results of the youth meetingwere presented at the seminar of experts. The nextstage of the project (II stage) was a study trip ofrepresentatives of youth NGOs and youth authorities ofMurmansk region and the Republic of Karelia toRovaniemi (Lapland) and Tromsø (Norway). During thevisit meetings in youth centers and youth organizationswere held, the topics and ideas for joint projects werediscussed. Trip dates – 12 - 21.10.2009 Based on theresults of the visit, during November 2009 - February2010, in the regime of bilateral consultations theprospects of adapting the projects of the organization«Think mental Fashion Tromsø» for theirimplementation in the Murmansk region were discussed.In particular, a working plan for joint management ofyouth campaigns on HIV / AIDS prevention in 6municipalities of the Murmansk region was developed.The details of interaction of organizations dealing withthe preparation of volunteers in the Murmansk region,the province of Lapland, the Republic of Karelia werealso discussed. Preparation of a training camp-seminar,which will be held in November 2010 in the Murmanskregion is started. At the seminar in March 2010 inMurmansk (III stage) the representatives of regional andlocal authorities responsible for the youth policy had ameeting with participants of study trip andrepresentatives of NGO‟s.The peculiarities of international cooperation for NGO‟swere discussed during this meeting. For example areport «Cooperation between Russia and EuropeanUnion in youth field» was made (events organized byNational Council of youth organizations of Russia withinthe frame program of cooperation between Russia andEuropean Union in youth field). After the seminar the listof international youth events taking part in 2010-2011 inMurmansk region, Karelia, Lapland and Tromscommune were done. The specialists of youth affairsagreed to send participants (members of youth NGOs)to the events from this list. The nearest event isinternational youth forum «Hyperboreya» - August 2010,Karelia. The list of international events is enclosed.The final stage of the project (IV stage) was the holdingon April 25, 2010 of the International Youth Forum inMurmansk. The Forum was held in the spring all-Russian week of goodness, that determined its name –“Good Deed – 2010”. The main objective of the Forum –is the development of youth potential in the Barentsregion and the North-West Russia, the rising of its civicactivity by its attraction to the solution of pressing socialissues through participation in volunteer activities. TheForum also helped to inform and involve young peopleinto youth and children‟s associations. The participantsof the forum were more than 150 young people aged 14-30 years, representatives of 45 139
  • 140. NGOs, whose initiatives are aimed to involve young people in socially useful activities, and specialists in the field of youth policy implementation from the Murmansk Region, the Republic of Karelia, Norway (Tromso) and Finland (Rovaniemi, Ranua). NGOs from 14 municipalities of Murmansk region were presented at the Forum: Murmansk, Kirovsk, Monchegorsk, Severomorsk, Murmashi, Mezhdyrechje, Shezhnogorsk, Polyarniy, Gadzhievo, Kandalaksha, Olenegorsk, Kovdor, Apatity, Roslyakovo. The Forum was organized as a fair of youth initiatives (Youth EXPO). Professional exhibition equipment was used during the Forum. 70 initiatives and projects of youth NGOs were presented at the Forum/ The visitors of youth EXPO could get to know with youth projects and initiatives, make new contacts, get information about NGOs. There were interactive and art presentations of NGOs on the main stage during the Forum. In the frames of Forum the final seminar on discussing of the plan of international youth cooperation between authorities was organized.Results The main results of the project: - specialists of youth affairs got to know with the structure and system of work of state and municipal authorities responsible for the youth policy and protection of youth initiatives; - the list of international youth events taking part in 2010-2011 in Murmansk region, Karelia, Lapland and Troms commune is done. The nearest events are planned in details; - an agreement about signing of bilateral agreement of cooperation in the youth field between Murmansk region and Lapland was reached. The signing of this agreement is planned on 2011 and timed to 20th anniversary of signing of 1st agreement of cooperation between Murmansk region and Lapland. - the opportunity to get information about youth projects realized by NGOs in Murmasnk region, Karelia, Troms commune, Lapland within the frames of organized seminars and International Forum (around 1000 participants and visitors in total) is given - direct contacts between specialists of youth affairs and representatives of NGOs from 4 territories are made - «Think mental Fashion Tromsø» organization made a decision about opening of the office of their organization in Murmansk.Time frame September 2009 April 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 56.695Other contribution NCM: EUR 27.665 140
  • 141. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 296701813431606711Title of the project Enhancing regional and local governments in the North- West RussiaND geographical priority area Barents Sea Region; KaliningradPriority sector Economic Cooperation; Civil Protection; Justice and Home AffairsBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)More information eh@norden.ru http://www.norden.ru http://www.norden.ru/NewsList.aspx?id=108&lang=enLeading Country/Organisation Russia Government in Arkhangelsk region, Ministry of Regional and Local developmentCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Norway, Sweden, Finland North-West Russia,in the project Arkhangelsk, Kaliningrad, Vologda regions, Saint PetersburgImplementing body/ies Nordic Council of Ministers Information office in S.- Petersburg Contact Point in ArkhangelskContact details Elena Khoroshkina, Head of NCM Contact Center in Arkhangelsk, adviser, eh@norden.ruBrief description of the project The project started in December 2009 in Arkhangelsk with the kick-off conference for approximately 80 participants. The project included training sessions in Arkhangelsk, exchange of experience between municipalities and associations of municipalities in Sweden, Finland, Norway, through visits to Finland and Norway, pilot projects development, to ensure sustainability and long-term partnerships. In February 2010 a training session for 45 participants focused at improving local government services through information technologies based on the Nordic experience. Two traineeship visits to Finland and Norway have been implemented in spring-summer 2010. Participants were involved into studying of local governance system, introduction of public services in electronic format, improvement of quality in public services in Nordic countries. The project attracted much interest, total amount of project participants is about 500, representing governments in North-West Russia, Vologda, Saint- Petersburg, as well as Plenipotentiary office in NW Russia, Moscow, national government. The arrangements finalizing the first year of cooperation opened with the seminar on “Good governance”, aiming at how to coordinate good working practices and methods within local and territorial governance structures to promote both “good governance” as well as economic and functional efficiency. Other arrangements, namely the conference, summing up the results of the project, and round table with participation of regional and local authorities in Arkhangelsk region, Finland, Norway and Sweden took place on 24-25 November in Arkhangelsk. Participants started to implement the projects which they have developed during one year. The first individual project has been presented in Koriazhma (Arkhangelsk region). Network for cooperation has been established, enhancement process started, 141
  • 142. regional and local governments international competitiveness strengthened. The project is coordinated by the Ministry of regional development in Arkhangelsk region with involvement of KS in Finland and Norway.Objectives The project aims to increase the administrative capacity in the NW Russia within Archangelsk and other regions, by giving assistance in civil and municipal management for the purpose of sustainable development in the NW Russia. The project aims to study innovation and competition, social sustainability, power relationships and democracy using models from Nordic civil and municipal systems on how the key elements for promoting good governance could be transferred into the Russian practiceResults - the overall development and reform of regional and local public administrations in the involved regions in the North West Russia will be enhanced; - experiences and knowledge of the involved Nordic municipalities in public administration management, governance, planning, policy and decision-making procedures, public services and private partnerships in specific sectors will be introduced and utilized by the Russian partners in their development plans and follow-up; - capacities of regional and local policy makers, civil servants and experts of the involved Russian public administrations in design, management and evaluation of public administrative systems in specific sectors is enhanced and they are utilized their development plans; - contacts and networks are established between Nordic and Russian organizations and new initiatives for follow-up activities are identifiedTime frame 2009-2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosTotal 175.414Lead contribution 45.191Other contribution Nordic Partners 16.091 142
  • 143. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 773271839520906711Title of the project Best practice in fighting corruption in business transactionsND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; Arctic / Sub- Arctic areasOther area MoscowPriority sector Economic Cooperation; Freedom, Security and Justice; Civil Protection; Justice and Home AffairsBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in St. PetersburgCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers inin the project St. Petersburg, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Russian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Government of Murmansk Region, Government of Karelia Republic, Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce, The Northern Chamber of Commerce, business organisations from Russia, Norway, Finland, SwedenImplementing body/ies Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg , Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finnish Ministry for Foreign AffairsContact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruBrief description of the project A one day seminar “Best practice in fighting corruption in business transactions” aimed at helping to enhance the capacity of companies working in the Murmansk region to do business without paying bribes thereby enhancing their competitiveness. Murmansk, Russia. 8th December 2010 Participants: 65 representatives of authorities, business, civic society of NW Russia and Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark. The mattes of involvement of the third sector in anticorruption measures‟ development, monitoring and implementation and challenges in implementing an effective anti-corruption policy as well as suggestions on cooperation 2011-2012 have been discussed.Results The project “Increasing efficiency of anticorruption measures in NW Russia using Nordic experience” with partners from NW Russia, Sweden, Finland, and Norway has been developed. It‟s launching January 2010 with duration up to 20 months.Time frame Start: November 2010 End: January 2011Current status Ongoing 143
  • 144. Total cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 23.292Other contribution NCM 9.172 EUR 144
  • 145. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 199431428241006711Title of the project Networking between young politicians of Nordic countries and NW RussiaND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; Kaliningrad; Arctic / Sub-Arctic areasOther area Moscow, Pskov, Novgorod, Vologda, TulaPriority sector Freedom, Security and Justice; Civil Protection; Justice and Home Affairs; Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural Resources; Social Welfare and Public HealthBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation The League of young parliamentarians, RussiaCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part - Nordic Council, The Swedish Delegation; - Nordicin the project Council, The Norwegian Delegation; - Finnmark County Authority, Norway; - Regional Council of Lapland, Finland; - Nordic Youth Council - Nordic Council, The Danish Delegation - Nordic Council, The Finnish Delegation - Sør-Varanger municipality (Norway) - Inary municipality (Finland) - Inary Youth Centre (Finland) - State Provincial Office of Lapland - Murmansk Regional Duma - Legislative Assembly of Karelia republic - Petrozavodsk City Council (Karelia republic) - Kostamuksha City Council (Karelia republic) - State Council of Komi republic - Legislative Assembly of Vologda region - Vologda City Duma - City Council of parliamentarians of Primorie (Кaliningrad region) - Svetlovsky City district council (Кaliningrad region) - District Council of Kaliningrad City - Legislative Assembly of Leningrad region - Vyborg City Council - Novgorod Regional Duma - Novgorod City Duma - Pskov regional Assembly of Deputies - Pskov City Duma - Tula City Duma - Legislative Assembly of Saint- Petersburg - Government of Murmansk region - Government of Vologda region - Federal Agency on Youth Affairs, Ministry of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy of the Russian Federation (Moscow)Implementing body/ies The League of young parliamentarians, RussiaContact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruBrief description of the project The issues regarding improvement of the possibilities for young people to live, travel and communicate in the North-West Russia and in the Nordic countries, energy issues and climate change and the relationship between politicians and the media were discussed. A joint Nordic- Russian Resolution was adopted. This Resolution forwarded to the Roundtable Conference between Nordic and Russian 145
  • 146. politicians in Bergen 25-27 May 2010 and other relevant international meetings and forums.) The cooperation between young leaders will be continued – the Arkhangelsk Regional Assembly of deputies proposed to host the Third Forum for young politicians of the North- West Russia and Nordic countries in Arkhangelsk (Russian Federation) in spring 2011.Results - creation a joint cooperation network between young leaders of NW Russia and Nordic countries including national, regional and municipal levels via establishing a permanent sustainable annual structure (annual Forum of parliamentarians and leaders of NW Russia and Nordic countries) for cooperation, mutual competence and expertise development and exchange of experiences between young leaders and parliamentarians of NW Russia and Nordic countries (with possible future involvement of the Baltic States); - competence and expertise development of Russian young leaders so that they can gain positive Nordic experience on the regional/municipal levels via implementation of the study trip to Norway and Finland. Acquired knowledge will be used for the improvement of the youth status on the whole as well as stimulating participation of the young people in the life of the society; - elaborating jointly balanced cross-level approach to youth policy implementation in adjacent regions aimed at creation attractive conditions for youth and prevention outflow of youth from the most northern regions of Russia and Nordic countries; - sharing the skills acquired in 11 regions by means of informational campaign and distributing copies of brochure on the project results; - catalysing the youth activity in the sphere of civic society; - motivating the youth to international cooperation; - strengthening cooperation between Russian-Nordic parliamentarian structures and NGOs. The cooperation between young leaders will be continued – the Arkhangelsk Regional Assembly of deputies proposed to host the Third Forum for young politicians of the North-West Russia and Nordic countries in Arkhangelsk (Russian Federation) in spring 2011Time frame March 2009 - May 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 69.334Other contribution NCM: EUR 28.575 146
  • 147. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011Freedom, Security and Justice15 projectsNordic Council of Ministers (NCM)IPM Ref Number 773271839520906711Title of the project Best practice in fighting corruption in business transactionsND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; Arctic / Sub- Arctic areasOther area MoscowPriority sector Economic Cooperation; Freedom, Security and Justice; Civil Protection; Justice and Home AffairsBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in St. PetersburgCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Information office of the Nordic Council of Ministers inin the project St. Petersburg, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Russian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Government of Murmansk Region, Government of Karelia Republic, Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce, The Northern Chamber of Commerce, business organisations from Russia, Norway, Finland, SwedenImplementing body/ies Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg , Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finnish Ministry for Foreign AffairsContact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruBrief description of the project A one day seminar “Best practice in fighting corruption in business transactions” aimed at helping to enhance the capacity of companies working in the Murmansk region to do business without paying bribes thereby enhancing their competitiveness. Murmansk, Russia. 8th December 2010 Participants: 65 representatives of authorities, business, civic society of NW Russia and Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark. The mattes of involvement of the third sector in anticorruption measures‟ development, monitoring and implementation and challenges in implementing an effective anti-corruption policy as well as suggestions on cooperation 2011-2012 have been discussed. 147
  • 148. Results The project “Increasing efficiency of anticorruption measures in NW Russia using Nordic experience” with partners from NW Russia, Sweden, Finland, and Norway has been developed. It‟s launching January 2010 with duration up to 20 months.Time frame Start: November 2010 End: January 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 23.292Other contribution NCM 9.172 EUR 148
  • 149. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 461525258161506811Title of the project Exchange programme for NGO:s and young leadersND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; KaliningradOther area Novgorod and Vologda regions, Komi Republic and Nenets A.O.Priority sector Economic Cooperation; Freedom, Security and Justice; Research, Education and Culture; Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural Resources; Social Welfare and Public HealthBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information http://www.norden.ru/Article.aspx?id=161&lang=en Websites of NGOs Brochures Publications in newspapers PowerPoint Presentations The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Svetlana Goryunova, sg@norden.ru, +7- 812-3367580, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg There are 26 projects which were supported in 2010 within the Nordic-Russian NGO Programme, each of them has a different leading organisationCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Ålandin the project Islands, GreenlandImplementing body/ies Administrator of the NGO Exchange programme – NCM Information office in St.Petersburg Russian NGOs – grant-receivers – are responsible for implementing their specific projects in frames of the programme.Contact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Svetlana Goryunova, sg@norden.ru, +7-812-3367580, www.norden.ruBrief description of the project • Brief description of the project (compulsory): The exchange programme is a sub-programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers‟ Knowledge Building and Networking programme in North West Russia. The exchange programme opens up a possibility for socially active Russian voluntary non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to intensify cooperation with Nordic partners. The cooperation project in frames of the NGO Exchange Programme includes a study visit to partner NGOs from at least two Nordic countries (Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Åland Islands, Faroe Islands, Greenland) with an aim to exchange experience and develop a network of contacts, and a final event on distributing the new knowledge and the results of the project. It is expected that the developed partnership with Nordic NGOs has a continuation even after the project realization proving its sustainability. 149
  • 150. Objectives • Objectives (optional): • Establishing and developing networks between partner organizations in the Nordic countries and North West Russia; • Promoting exchange of knowledge, experiences and skills in socially active NGOs activities; • Spreading information about the democratic process and values of Northern European countries, society and culture. The overall aim is to enhance sustainable and long-term partnerships between Northwest Russian and Nordic partner organizations.Results The programme is supported by the NCM with a view to broaden and intensify co-operation between public organizations, to strengthen the civic community in the region and to support the ongoing democracy development processes.Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 500.000 euros - 1.500.000 eurosTotal 500.976Lead contribution 98.702Other contribution NCM 402.274 150
  • 151. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 574176717261604611Title of the project Strengthening democratic development in Northwest Russia through cooperation between civil society and authorities to overcome social exclusion caused by the shortcomings of the current passport and registration systemND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Freedom, Security and JusticeCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation Denmark, DanChurchAidCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part NGO Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Poland,in the project Warsaw - NGO “Rassvet”, Russia, Archangelsk - NGO «PSP-fund”, Russia, St. Petersburg - NGO ”Street”, Russia, MurmanskContact details Project manager: Jørgen Thomsen 45 33 15 28 00 kja@dca.dk Project manager: Boris Panich, DCA Russia office, bp.russia@dca.dk, tel.: +7 812 337 57 85, Swedish Lutheran Church of St. Catherine, Malaya Konyushennaya 1-3, 191186 Saint Petersburg, RussiaBrief description of the project The purpose of this project is to involve civil society institutions and local and regional authorities in Northwest Russia in addressing the problem of large numbers of people finding themselves socially marginalized by Russia‟s existing passport and registration system. The project will focus on increasing participation of civil society organizations in participatory democratic processes related to the passport and registration system thereby seeking sustainable solutions.Objectives The following two objectives have been developed by DCA and local partners: 1. The capacity, awareness and ability to cooperate of authorities and civil society institutions improved in order to mitigate social exclusion and other negative social implications caused by the existing registration system. 2. Influence and participation of civic society actors, such as NGOs, mass media and population at large, increased on a regional level with regards to social policies and discourses.Results 1. Better networking between NGOs and better connectivity between NGOs and local/regional authorities in the target regions for addressing the problems caused by social exclusion: NGOs and authorities work together at progress meetings, roundtables and seminars. 2. Ideas on how to improve social policy administration to overcome social exclusion caused by the registration system have been developed and presented to authorities in at least two Northwest Russian regions. 3. The capacity of NGOs to empower and mobilise citizens to defence own rights which are being violated by the current registration system is strengthened 151
  • 152. 4. Citizens mobilisation and their capacity to defend own rights which are being violated by the current registration system has increased. 5. Increased awareness of NGOs and authorities on the Danish and Polish experience on civic society development and on how to develop a non- discriminating civic registration system 6. The phenomenon of social exclusion resulting from the existing registration system receives better coverage in local and regional media.Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 67.053 (for 2010) 152
  • 153. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 479494250001604611Title of the project International Law in Advocacy - Electronic Human Rights Education for LawyersND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Freedom, Security and JusticeCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)Leading Country/Organisation Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF), NorwayCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Belarusian Human Rights House (HRH), Polish Helsinkiin the project Foundation for Human Rights (PHFHR), The European Humanities University (EHU) Lithuania, Russian Research Centre for Human RightsContact details Liudmila Ulyashyna +47 22 47 92 48 l.ulyashyna@gmail.comBrief description of the project The ILA-project facilitates long-term online training for lawyers in several CIS countries, including Russia and Belarus, and provides them with access to advanced HR information through electronic communication channels. The project aims to contribute to a stronger and improved defence of fundamental freedoms in selected CIS countries where the population and civil society will benefit from application of international HR law within national court procedures and practice by legal professionals. ILA-project is an extension of the project “Bring International Standards Home” on human rights (HR) education for Belarusian lawyers and HR defenders. This project was successfully conducted by the HRHF and partner organizations of the HRHN (including Belarusian, Polish and Ukrainian) in 2006- 2008 and the best practises have been extended to the next group of lawyers and HR defenders. ILA-project was prepared in 2007-2008; the implementation in 6 countries was started in 2009; the 4 countries for further implementation will be selected after approval of national implementation plans by the Steering Committee in June 2009. Online communication and lectures will be conducted by experienced international experts. National experts trained on the latest development in the international human rights law will facilitate training providing consultations and examining legal essays of 120 participants in the 4 selected countries. 24 best lawyers of the program will be invited to the international conferences in the HRH in Vilnius. After they complete the course they will be involved in follow up activities in their countries and work in a network with experts, HR defenders and other lawyers at the national and international levels. Management of the project has been facilitated by Norwegian, Lithuanian, Irish organizations and institutions. Regional partners (most of them are members of the HRHN) from selected CIS countries administrate the project at the local level. Communication on administration between all managers and regional coordinators has been conducted via electronic platform:www.moodle.ehu.lt 153
  • 154. The project draws on extensive HRHN‟s experience in international cooperation; the curriculum and methodology for the online training are based on the rich experience in conducting distant studies of the European Humanities University (EHU, Belarusian University in exile in Lithuania) and other partner organizations. The HRHF applies to the Nordic Council of Ministers‟ Support Programme for financial support for: E-learning (distance learning) as the main part of the training activities (Milestone 4 and 6 in the Activity plan). This part of the training will be conducted on the basis of the electronic educational program developed by managers and experts and available for lawyers on the internet. It will include tutorials and peer-to-peer consultations between lawyers and experts. Two international conferences in Vilnius (Milestone 5 and 7 in the Activity plan) for 24 selected lawyers to receive additional training on the most challenging topics and to create a strong professional network.Objectives The Project aims: • At contributing to the promotion of democratic values and standards by increasing the defence of civil and political rights in the selected CIS countries including neighbouring countries of the Baltic region, namely Belarus and Russia. • At improving legal professionals‟ defence of fundamental freedoms based on the rule of law principle in the selected countries. • At increased awareness of civil society in their rights and freedoms by direct application of international HR standards in national court procedures and practice.Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 103.799 (for 2010) 154
  • 155. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 455797159211503311Title of the project Nordic Forum 2010 - Nordiskt forum 2010 - Freedom, Security and Justice - Common Interests in the Baltic Sea regionND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Freedom, Security and JusticeCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation Finaland, STETE Norra Hesperiagatan 15 A, 5. vån. 00260 HelsingforsCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Russiain the projectContact details Vera Lindman +358 9 26 00 131 vera.lindman@stete.orgBrief description of the project Aims to strengthen the civil society in Russia and stimulate an active border crossing cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region. The goal of the conference is to offer a unique forum for discussion and dialogue for representatives of governments, MEPs, researchers, civil servants, universities, business men, media, and NGOs, and to present different models for regional cooperation and specific examples of succesful projects.Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros < 20.000 eurosTotal 6.987 155
  • 156. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 375705326211403311Title of the project Realising the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region through Nordic-European syneries in Co-operationND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Freedom, Security and JusticeCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)Leading Country/Organisation DenmarkCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part DG Regio, IBSG and NMRBrief description of the project Seminar about realising the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region through Nordic-European syneries in Co- operation.Time frame 29 June 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros < 20.000 eurosTotal 13.414 156
  • 157. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 181156950371203311Title of the project MEP BRS Session i KaliningradND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Freedom, Security and JusticeCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation Denmark, The Model European Parliamnet/Baltic Sea Region Hollændervænget 10 DK-2791 DragørCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania,in the project Poland, Northern Germany, Northern Russia (St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad) and Iceland.Contact details Nina NorgaardBrief description of the project The MEP BSR is a leadership program for youth in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Northern Germany, Northern Russia (St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad) and Ice-land. The aim of the organization is to develop political interest and skills in addressing high level international issues jointly among high school students in the countries around the Baltic Sea and guest nations. The simulation of the European Parliament is used as a model for interna- tional sessions, where young adults from the participating countries take part. This application refers to the session in Kaliningrad ( in October 2010), which is considered a major expansion /development of our network in the region. MEP BSR session will take place in Kaliningrad 25-30 October 2010. The program has been set up in cooperation with the NCM Information office in Kaliningrad as well as with Director Tatiana Mishurovskaya and Deputy Director Anna Lebedkina from Gymnasium 40 in the region.Objectives The vision of the MEP BSR organization is to 1) build relationships between youth in the Baltic Sea Region, 2) debate common Baltic Sea Region issues, 3) give insight in each individual´s potential to affect society´s development, both nationally and internationally, 4) give insight into modern democracy and the parliamentary systems using the European Parliament as an exam-ple, develop debating skills and knowledge in large international forums. The selection of active, intelligent students and the preparation of these for the project will be instrumental in achieving these visions/purposes. The project team will deliver the results of the session in the form of the resolutions that the students hand in, which document the efforts of their combined work. The documents will adhere to the guidelines which have been set up by the MEP BSR international board, which are described as well in the teaching material A working group of partners from the MEP BSR organization and the Russian partners has been established and over the next weeks the program will be elaborated, topic issues for discussion in the youth parliament decided on, recruitment of the students implemented, locations decided upon etc. 157
  • 158. These tasks will be completed in due time before the session, which will take place from Oct 25 - 30/2010.Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros < 20.000 eurosTotal 15.589 158
  • 159. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 116939745491203211Title of the project Enhancing the role of civil society in buildning an independent private sector in BelarusND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionOther area BelarusPriority sector Freedom, Security and JusticeCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)Leading Country/Organisation Denmark, IWGIA International Work Group for Indigenous AffairsCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Russia, FinlandContact details Johannes Rohr +45 35 27 05 01 jr@iwgia.orgBrief description of the project The overall objective is the promotion and protection of the rights of indige-nous minorities in the Russian Federation. Specific objectives are - the protection and consolidation of indigenous land rights as well as - the exploration of types of self-administration, specifically comparing the experience of Seto living within both Russia and the EU.Results Expected results - Several representatives of indigenous communities of Sámi, Komi-Izhemtsy (Izvatas) and Seto have received training in mapping and as-sessment methodology enabling them to assess the benefits derived from traditional types of nature used and to identify actual land users and stakeholders affected by potential or ongoing industrial activities in their territories - Some initial surveying has been undertaken and documented in those three regions - Visits to the Seto community have identified the most pressing problems affecting them and have laid the groundwork for an effective participation of the Seto in Russias movement of indigenous peoples. - Seto representatives from Estonia and indigenous peoples from Russia have exchanged views and experience with regards to the protection and promotion of their rights within the European and Russian contexts.Time frame 10.12.2010 - 01.07.2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 20.924 159
  • 160. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 985018734561003211Title of the project Promotion of rights of indigenous peoples in North West RussiaND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Freedom, Security and JusticeCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)Leading Country/Organisation Denmark, IWGIA International Work Group forCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Russia, FinlandContact details Johannes Rohr +45 35 27 05 01 jr@iwgia.orgBrief description of the project The overall objective is the promotion and protection of the rights of indige-nous minorities in the Russian Federation. Specific objectives are - the protection and consolidation of indigenous land rights as well as - the exploration of types of self-administration, specifically comparing the experience of Seto living within both Russia and the EU.Results Expected results - Several representatives of indigenous communities of Sámi, Komi-Izhemtsy (Izvatas) and Seto have received training in mapping and as-sessment methodology enabling them to assess the benefits derived from traditional types of nature used and to identify actual land users and stakeholders affected by potential or ongoing industrial activities in their territories - Some initial surveying has been undertaken and documented in those three regions - Visits to the Seto community have identified the most pressing problems affecting them and have laid the groundwork for an effective participation of the Seto in Russias movement of indigenous peoples. - Seto representatives from Estonia and indigenous peoples from Russia have exchanged views and experience with regards to the protection and promotion of their rights within the European and Russian contexts.Time frame 10.12.2010 - 01.07.2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 20.924 160
  • 161. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 199431428241006711Title of the project Networking between young politicians of Nordic countries and NW RussiaND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; Kaliningrad; Arctic / Sub-Arctic areasOther area Moscow, Pskov, Novgorod, Vologda, TulaPriority sector Freedom, Security and Justice; Civil Protection; Justice and Home Affairs; Environmnet, Nuclear Safety and Natural Resources; Social Welfare and Public HealthBenefitting indigenous peoples YesCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruLeading Country/Organisation The League of young parliamentarians, RussiaCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part - Nordic Council, The Swedish Delegation; - Nordicin the project Council, The Norwegian Delegation; - Finnmark County Authority, Norway; - Regional Council of Lapland, Finland; - Nordic Youth Council - Nordic Council, The Danish Delegation - Nordic Council, The Finnish Delegation - Sør-Varanger municipality (Norway) - Inary municipality (Finland) - Inary Youth Centre (Finland) - State Provincial Office of Lapland - Murmansk Regional Duma - Legislative Assembly of Karelia republic - Petrozavodsk City Council (Karelia republic) - Kostamuksha City Council (Karelia republic) - State Council of Komi republic - Legislative Assembly of Vologda region - Vologda City Duma - City Council of parliamentarians of Primorie (Кaliningrad region) - Svetlovsky City district council (Кaliningrad region) - District Council of Kaliningrad City - Legislative Assembly of Leningrad region - Vyborg City Council - Novgorod Regional Duma - Novgorod City Duma - Pskov regional Assembly of Deputies - Pskov City Duma - Tula City Duma - Legislative Assembly of Saint- Petersburg - Government of Murmansk region - Government of Vologda region - Federal Agency on Youth Affairs, Ministry of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy of the Russian Federation (Moscow)Implementing body/ies The League of young parliamentarians, RussiaContact details The Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk Contact centre Yury Smirnov, ys@norden.ru, +7-8152-554243, www.norden.ruBrief description of the project The issues regarding improvement of the possibilities for young people to live, travel and communicate in the North-West Russia and in the Nordic countries, energy issues and climate change and the relationship between politicians and the media were discussed. A joint Nordic- Russian Resolution was adopted. This Resolution forwarded to the Roundtable Conference between Nordic and Russian 161
  • 162. politicians in Bergen 25-27 May 2010 and other relevant international meetings and forums.) The cooperation between young leaders will be continued – the Arkhangelsk Regional Assembly of deputies proposed to host the Third Forum for young politicians of the North- West Russia and Nordic countries in Arkhangelsk (Russian Federation) in spring 2011.Results - creation a joint cooperation network between young leaders of NW Russia and Nordic countries including national, regional and municipal levels via establishing a permanent sustainable annual structure (annual Forum of parliamentarians and leaders of NW Russia and Nordic countries) for cooperation, mutual competence and expertise development and exchange of experiences between young leaders and parliamentarians of NW Russia and Nordic countries (with possible future involvement of the Baltic States); - competence and expertise development of Russian young leaders so that they can gain positive Nordic experience on the regional/municipal levels via implementation of the study trip to Norway and Finland. Acquired knowledge will be used for the improvement of the youth status on the whole as well as stimulating participation of the young people in the life of the society; - elaborating jointly balanced cross-level approach to youth policy implementation in adjacent regions aimed at creation attractive conditions for youth and prevention outflow of youth from the most northern regions of Russia and Nordic countries; - sharing the skills acquired in 11 regions by means of informational campaign and distributing copies of brochure on the project results; - catalysing the youth activity in the sphere of civic society; - motivating the youth to international cooperation; - strengthening cooperation between Russian-Nordic parliamentarian structures and NGOs. The cooperation between young leaders will be continued – the Arkhangelsk Regional Assembly of deputies proposed to host the Third Forum for young politicians of the North-West Russia and Nordic countries in Arkhangelsk (Russian Federation) in spring 2011Time frame March 2009 - May 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 20.000 - 150.000 eurosTotal 69.334Other contribution NCM: EUR 28.575 162
  • 163. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 079501451101108411Title of the project Parlamentary cooperationND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Freedom, Security and Justice; Research, Education and CultureCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)Leading Country/Organisation Nordic Council of MinistersCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, RussiaContact details Torkil Sørensen ts@norden.org, tlf: +45 33 96 04 44Brief description of the project The goal of the project is to give parliamentarians in the neighboring areas of the North an opportunity to get an insight into the parliamentarian work of the Nordic Council and the Nordic Parliamentaries.Time frame End: 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 500.000 euros - 1.500.000 euros 163
  • 164. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 045459210051108411Title of the project Nordic journalism cooperationND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Freedom, Security and Justice; Research, Education and CultureCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)Leading Country/Organisation Nordisk JournalistcenterCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part European Journalism Centrein the projectContact details Steen K. Rasmussen sr@update.dk tlf. +45 21 72 52 36Brief description of the project By means of courses, seminars, and other arrangements for journalists and editors it is NJCs goal to create and sustain knowledge about and understanding of Nordic cohesion and cultural unity in a world of continued globalization.Time frame Start: 2010 End: 2011Current status OngoingTotal cost in euros 500.000 euros - 1.500.000 euros 164
  • 165. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 117474320161606811Title of the project Europe day in St. Petersburg on 25 September 2010ND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Freedom, Security and Justice; Research, Education and CultureBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectLeading Country/Organisation Nordic Council of Ministers, Information office in St. PetersburgCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Consulates General of Denmark, Finland, Norway andin the project Sweden in St. Petersburg; Embassy of Iceland in Moscow; Institute of Finland and Danish cultural instituteImplementing body/ies Nordic Council of Ministers, Information office in St.Brief description of the project NCM St. Petersburg in cooperation with the Nordic Consulates General and cultural institutions presented the joint stand during the Europe Day in St. Petersburg on 25September 2010. The Europe day is the annual event arranged by the European Commissions Delegation to Russia together with the EU Member States. This year, the initiative was widened to all European countries represented in St. Petersburg not only EU countries. That provided an opportunity for participation of Norway, Switzerland and Iceland. The Nordic Council of Ministers arranged the joint Nordic space on 25 September which featured stands of Norway, Sweden and Finland. The Nordic Council of Ministers stand also featured Denmark and Iceland where information materials were distributed. The joint display gave an excellent opportunity for almost 1,500 visitors to learn about Nordic countries, about Nordic cooperation and NCM activities in the North-West Russia through visual presentations, promotional leaflets, brochures, books and CDs, 4 language classes (Danish, Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian), Nordic quiz, internet and video presentations. The first joint Nordic initiative was successful in 2009 and created significant interest of the audience. This visibility event also raised the Nordic profile and provided opportunity to advertise the Nordic week. Nordic benefit: the Europe day as the visibility event targeting general public of St. Petersburg contributed to rising of the Nordic profile and provided an opportunity to advertise the Nordic week. By joint display, the Nordic countries were able to attract more attention of the public. Information Dissemination The Nordic fair at the Europe day was the part of the Nordic week in St. Petersburg events. Therefore, the information campaign of the Nordic week (both printed materials, internet- based campaign and radio advertisements) covered the Europe day. 165
  • 166. The European Commission has also covered the overall campaign of the Europe day where the Nordic fair was clearly visible in printed materials and the website (http://www.eur.ru/spb/). Photos from the Nordic fair are also posted at the Europe day website: http://www.eur.ru/spb/content/yarmarka-severnykh-stranResults Visibility of the Nordic countries enhanced and 5 Member States were positioned as the Nordic region. The Nordic week was evaluated by all Nordic Member States as positive experience and beneficial for joint promotion of the Nordic countries in the North-West Russia.Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros < 20.000 eurosTotal EUR 4,970Lead contribution EUR 4,970 166
  • 167. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 891677125591506811Title of the project Information campaign/materials for all events of the Nordic week in St. Petersburg 1-10 October 2010ND geographical priority area Baltic Sea RegionPriority sector Freedom, Security and Justice; Research, Education and CultureBenefitting indigenous peoples NoCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)presenting the projectMore information www.nordicweek.ru / http://www.norden.ru/NewsPreview.aspx?id=463&lang=e nLeading Country/Organisation Nordic Council of Ministers, Information office in St. PetersburgCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Consulates General of Denmark, Finland, Norway andin the project Sweden in St. Petersburg; Embassy of Iceland in Moscow; Institute of Finland and Danish cultural institute.Implementing body/ies Nordic Council of Ministers, Information office in St. PetersburgBrief description of the project Over 20 events of the Nordic Council of Ministers and Consulates General of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in St. Petersburg, the Embassy of Iceland to Russia as well as the Danish institute of culture and Institute of Finland focusing on four Nordic profiles were organised. Events included seminars, presentations, exhibitions, concerts and festivals (full programme www.nordicweek.ru). The Nordic week was launched with the joint Nordic fair at the Europe day in St. Petersburg (over 1,500 visitors). The Nordic week included various topics for various target groups: from photo exhibitions and concerts to Nordic day at St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum. In addition, the New Nordic Food concept was promoted through master class by the Finnish Food Ambassador and special Nordic dishes and menus offered at the partner restaurants during the Nordic week. The Information campaign of the Nordic week covered all events including those organised by the Member States. The campaign included printed materials (500 posters, 5,000 leaflets, 15,000 postcards) but was mostly internet- based. The Nordic week website was created (www.nordicweek.ru) and the group of fans was launched in the Russian social network “Vkontakte” (700 followers). Radio advertisements were aired at 6 local radio stations. All Nordic Member States participated in a joint press conference arranged at the Danish cultural institute. Media coverage: the Nordic week brought significant media attention with number of TV reports, newspaper articles and radio interviews. 167
  • 168. Objectives The Nordic week in St. Petersburg 2010 (25 September - 10 October) was the main visibility event to enhance and raise profile of the Nordic countries and Nordic Council of Ministers and to promote Russian-Nordic cooperation through thematic events in St. Petersburg as well as to highlight partnership perspectives.Results Visibility of the Nordic countries enhanced and 5 Member States were positioned as the Nordic region. The Nordic week was evaluated by all Nordic Member States as positive experience and beneficial for joint promotion of the Nordic countries in the North-West Russia.Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros < 20.000 eurosTotal EUR 13,290Lead contribution EUR 13,290 168
  • 169. NDIS 2010 14/04/2011IPM Ref Number 946118057021407611Title of the project Developing social crisis centers in North-West Russia - assistance for socially marginalized children and youth in St. Petersburg / project 70498ND geographical priority area Baltic Sea Region; Barents Sea Region; KaliningradPriority sector Freedom, Security and Justice; Social Welfare and Public HealthCountry/Regional Organisation/IFI Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)More information www.norden.ru http://www.radomira.ru/seminars.htmlLeading Country/Organisation Russia/Information office Nordic Council of Ministers St- PetersburgCountries/Regions/Organisations taking part Finland Ministry of social affairs Gender Equalityin the project Ombudsman Sweden NGO ROKS Crises Center for children NDPHS Secretariat Denmark Ministry for Social Affairs Department working with socially vulnerable groups Dunna House – Shelter for women Norway Ministry of Health and Social care Ministry of Justice and PoliceImplementing body/ies Information & analytical centre for NGOs; Centre for drug abuse prevention; A-YA society; “Radomira” centre; Institute of Regional PressContact details Maria Sagitova, Adviser Nordic Council of Ministers Informational office in St-Petersburg, Malaya Konnyshennaya 1/3, Sweden house, B34Brief description of the project - overall aim: To strengthen ongoing activities for protection of socially marginalized children and youth in St-Petersburg by utilizing experience of Nordic institutions in selected districts of St. Petersburg within the frames of the Protocol of Intent between the Government of St. Petersburg and the Nordic Council of Ministers. - goals: To establish new system of cross- sector and international cooperation for protection of socially marginalized children and youth in St. Petersburg. That includes cooperation between schools, police structures, hospitals, social centres, NGO‟s and St-Petersburg educational institutions working with vulnerable children and their families and creating best practice models on the basis of the Nordic countries experience. To strengthen the ability of St-Petersburg authorities to plan, organise, and implement preventive and supportive measures for children and young people in crisis situation; To create a comprehensive solutions coordinated over a variety of spheres, connected to social crises centres in various districts; To raise level of education and professional skills among the civil servants responsible for the social sector based on the Nordic expertise; To rise level of education and professional skills among journalists, working in social sphere, and staffs of social centers in information distribution; To launch awareness campaign raising level of information about actual social problems in the region and to disseminate results of the project.Objectives Education seminars, conferences, study trip, guide book for parents. 169
  • 170. Results Cooperation between Nordic and Russian institutions linked to international agreements and Russian governmental programmes within the frames of the Protocol of Intent between the Government of St. Petersburg and the NCM and in connection to all NCM‟s social projects and programs, including the NDPHS activities is organised. The process of the long term exchange experience between Nordic and Russian institutions on a practical level is established. The system of protection of the human rights of children and youth in risks groups is improved. Educational course for social workers, medical personnel and other target groups are outworked. Supervising groups and seminars for social workers are on-going. Cooperation with mass-media on district‟s level is established. Awareness about activities of district social centres is improved among district population. Special education for medical doctors is organised and their involvement into cooperation with social institutions is strengthened.Time frame Start: 2009 End: 2010Current status ConcludedTotal cost in euros 150.000 - 500.000 eurosLead contribution NCM: 230.000 EUROther contribution Russian Side: Rent of premises 53629 EUR Salaries for staffs 13407 EUR Distribution of the information 13407 EUR Trainings, seminars 107258 EUR Travel expenses for Nordic representatives 20111 EUR Internal transportations 6704 EUR Experts and coordinators fees 33384 EUR Production of publications and video 40222 EUR Administrative costs 15956 EUR 170