Project name: 
CuNaHe: Improved network of formal and informal education institutes to support Cultural and Natural Heritage of the Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe-Pskovskoe region

Funder:  Estonia – Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020
Total amount of the project is 164 763,00 euros. The amount of the support of the Estonia-Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 is 148 286,70 euros.

Estonia-Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 aims to foster crossborder cooperation across the borders between the Republic of Estonia and the Russian Federation to promote socio-economic development in the regions on both sides of the common borders. The Programme web-site is  

Co-funding support by The Foundation Environmental Investments Centre

Project Duration

March 2019 - February 2021, 23 months

Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation- lead partner

Räpina Co-Educational Gymnasium
Lake Peipsi Project, Pskov
Pechory Secondary Scool nr. 3

Project manager: Margit Säre; margitsare @

The project aims for the improvement of neighborly relations between Peipsi area formal and non-formal educational institutions, municipal organizations, also people to people personal contacts. We work for increased awareness of the cultural and natural heritage of the region on a wider level.


  • Joint methodology development - educational programs in the field of joint natural and cultural heritage (Lake Peipsi environmental issues, cultures and languages around the lake);
  •  Interactive, innovative learning:  joint programs for pupils in the field of joint natural and cultural heritage: joint research works; outdoor program, summer and winter schools. Activities help also for Estonian and Russian language learning and practices;
  • Exchange of knowledge about neighbor state educational systems: study tours, meetings with other educational sector stakeholders.
  • Improvement of technical possibilities to implement innovative digital learning in schools; set up of Science laboratories in schools.
  •  Awareness building of cultural and natural heritage of the region on a wider level: Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe heritage days, print of materials

News and press releases of the project: 

-Estonia-Russia Program – results acheived so far, preparation for the new Programme. Polina Zaytseva, Programme consultant.
- Supporting the learner in distance and digital learning: lessons learned during pandemic. Kärt Leppik Univeristy of Tartu
- Outoor and distance learning lessons learned in Pskov oblast. Olga Likhatscheva/ S. Sedunova , Pskov State University
- Introduction about the CuNaHe project main results; Margit Säre; Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation Olga Vasilenko, Chudskoe Project, Pskov
-New methodologies tested and lessons learned for the participating schools

- Räpina Gymnasium: Irmen Nagelmaa, project coordinator;
students' experiences: - Mikk Mälberg - Fishing on Lake Peipsi in history and today fishing regulations.
- Stefan Parimski - Large flora Räpina on the beach.

- Nina Yaroslavtseva – project coordinator /Director of Pechory Secondary School nr 3.
- On-line quizz es as new method for increasing environmental awareness. Sergei Timofeev, communication coordinator of the project, NGO Lake Peipsi Project, Pskov

Events of the project:

  • Newsletter nr 1, September EST,  RUS.
  • Newsletter 2, March 2020 EST, RUS.
  • Newsletter  3, September 2020 EST, RUS.
  • Newsletter  4, Märts 2021 EST, RUS.


This f webpage has been produced with the financial support of Estonia-Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020. The contents of this webpage has been the sole responsibility of Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the Programme, Programme participating countries, alongside with the European Union.

Programmi home page: 
EU regional and urban development Directorate General 
Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation 
Ministry of Finance of Estonia