EPICAH project meeting in Satu Mare 2019 discusses local actions plans to the policy instruments for cross-border cooperation processes in the natural and cultural heritage protection. 

20. September 2019

Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation (Peipsi  CTC) is one among 8 European partners who gathered to Satu Mare, Romania on 24th to 25th of September for Interreg Europe project “EPICAH: Effectiveness of Policy Instruments for CrossBorder Advancement in Heritage” meeting. Partners discuss the main conclusions of  the study visit and seminar held in Estonia in June 2019 and the local actions plans which are prepared by partners to support the preservation, promotion, and development of natural and cultural heritage in their border areas through the cross-border cooperation programmes co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. Meeting is also related with visit best case study projects in the Romanian-Hunagrian border region.

On the meeting in Satu Mare, the action proposed by Peipsi CTC is to insert in the Estonia – Latvia Programme 2021-2027 an option to finance small-scale cross-border projects. The proposal is based on the assumption that small projects are a perfect tool for bringing together local people on a cross-border level in order to strengthen the fabric of cooperation, often by utilising the resources of local cultural and natural heritage. The small projects in several cross-border cooperation programmes have proven to be of great support to sustain and develop local cultural and natural heritage, increase the involvement of youth in such actions and eventually create communities with a strong identity. “Small-scale cross-border projects” means simplified application and reporting etc by the programme.  

EPICAH aims to promote the improvement of the policy instruments for cross-border cooperation processes in natural and cultural heritage protection. The objective of the project is also to develop the management of the border by using it as a tourist attraction factor. 

See the video on EPICAH project main results and benefits here:

More information about the project http://www.ctc.ee/activities-and-projects/running/epicah 

Project is funded by Interreg Europe and Co-financed by Estonian Ministry of Internal Affairs and KÜSK


More information:

Margit Säre
Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation
tel 3725088409