3. RUSSIAN NATIONAL SUB-COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020: Russian National Sub-Committee Meeting
On September 30, the Russian National Sub-Committee meeting was held at the Leontief Centre Conference Hall in St. Petersburg.
The meeting aimed to consider 37 third call project applications with the Russian participation. Assessment criteria included the contribution of expected results to development of the regions, an alignment with the strategic objectives for development of the regions and the North-West Federal District, the readiness of Russian partners to participate in a particular project, as well as the quality assessment criteria (1, 2a, 2b, 3), proposed by the Programme’s Joint Secretariat. Based on the discussion and internal rating of RNSC, 28 project applications out of 37 have been included in the official list of applications, supported by the Russian side. The list will be forwarded to the Joint Secretariat and, along with the internal rating of RNSC, will provide the basis for adopting a position of the Russian delegation at the Monitoring Committee meeting during the discussion and selection of projects for funding. Russian project partners are expected to receive Russian funding.
Igor Kapyrin, Deputy Director of Department of European Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Anna Popova, Deputy Director of Department of Development and Regulation of Foreign-Economic Activity, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, delivered opening remarks. The meeting was chaired by Andrey Mikheev, Co-Chairman of RNSC, Head of the State Committee of the Pskov Region for Economic Development and Investment Policy.
Meeting of the Russian National Sub-Committee on INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020
On October 25, 2016 meeting of RNSC was held in St. Petersburg.
At the meeting it were discussed the following challenges:
- Rotation of the co-chairmen of RNSC (transfer of authority in December 2016 from St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region to Arkhangelsk Region and the Republic of Karelia)
- Review of the procedures of discussion of the 2nd round proposals;
- Discussion the procedures of inquiry and obtaining the Russian funding.
The First Meeting of Russian National Sub-Committee within Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020
On March 23, 2016 Irina Karelina, Director-General of ICSER "Leontief Centre", and Elena Belova, Secretary General of ICSER "Leontief Centre" took part in the first meeting of Russian National Sub-Committee within XVII International Environmental Forum "Baltic Sea Day".
Russian National Sub-Committee resumed its work with opening the Second Call for Applications of the Programme. Meeting of Russian National Sub-Committee was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Russia, Interreg Baltic Sea Region Joint Secretariat, Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat, an expert community and head of the relevant committees and the ministries of subjects of the Russian Federation of the North-West Federal District, responsible for crossborder and interregional cooperation.
Meeting of the Russian National Sub-Committee on the Cross-Border Cooperation Program Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014-2020
On April 27, 2017 in Moscow at the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation RNSC meeting took place.
24 project applications with Russian participation were considered in the second step of the 2nd call of project applications submission for the Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014-2020.
When discussing project applications, the significance of the expected results for the development of the regions was assessed, compliance with the strategic objectives of the development of the regions and the North-West Federal District, the preparedness of Russian partners to participate in a particular project was taken into account. The estimated application quality factors (1, 2a, 2b) were taken into account by the secretariat of the Program. Project proposals with a low assessment factor (3 points) and those not recommended by the Secretariat for funding in the internal rating of RNSC are not included. Based on the results of the discussion and internal rating of the RNSC, 20 project applications out of 24 were included in the official list of applications supported by the Russian side. The list was sent to the secretariat of the Program and, along with the internal rating of the RNSC, will form the basis for the position of the Russian delegation at the meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Program during the discussion and selection of projects for financing. It is assumed that Russian project partners receive Russian funding.
The opening address was delivered by the Abramyan Rafael, Director of the Department for Development of Interregional and Cross-Border Cooperation at the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. The meeting was also moderated by the RNSC co-chairman, Andrey Mikheev, Head of the State committee on economic development and investment policy of the Pskov region
Irina Karelina, the Executive Secretary of RNSC and a member of the Russian delegation in the Monitoring Committee of the Program participated in the Meeting as well.