and Kaliningrad Region of Russian Federation Neighborhood Program,
INTERREG III A / TACIS (Lithuania, Poland, Kaliningrad Oblast RF)
Poland and Kaliningrad Region of Russian Federation Neighbourhood
Programme is designated for collaboration of NUTS III border
administration level territories in 2004-2006. It is co-financed by
the European Regional Development Fund and TACIS.
INTERREG, the EU
Structural Funds facility for financing cross-border co-operation,
is a multi-annual framework programme for co-operation between
public authorities, firms and associations in border regions as
defined in the Structural Funds Regulation. Its aim is to stimulate
local and regional economic development through co-operation and
better communications, thereby removing barriers to integration and
Communication “Paving the Way for a New Neighbourhood Instrument” of
1 July 2003, introduced the concept of “Neighbourhood Programmes”
for the external borders of the enlarged Union for 2004-2006. This
has an immediate impact on the countries which are involved in this
will complement the general EU- Russia bilateral relation focusing
on the border regions on both sides of the borders.
territory covers Klaipėda, Tauragė, Alytus and Marijampolė
regions (21 local governments) in Lithuania, Pomorskie (słupski,
gdański and Gdańsk-Gdynia-Sopot subregions), Warmińsko-Mazurskie (elbląski,
olsztyński and ełcki subregions) and Podlaskie (białostocko-suwalski
and łomżyński subregions) voivodeships in Poland, as well as the
entire Kaliningrad Region of Russian Federation.
The overall area of the regions taking part in the Programme is
97.284 km2 and the population is 6.730.000.
Sv. Ignoto str. 5, LT-01220, Vilnius, Lithuania.
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