Priority cooperation areas

PRIORITY 1: Promoting local socio-economic development

Objective of this priority is to strengthen existing common assets of border regions in order to initiate a new integrated cycle of sustainable development.

Measure 1.1 - Expand and Strengthen Tourism

The measure aims at expanding and upgrading the existing local tourism services. Projects should be designed to help local economies in sectors linked to tourism (local artisan food processing, arts and crafts, etc.).

Measure 1.2 - Cross Border Economic Cooperation

The measure aims at increasing cross-border economic ties and at developing the existing human resources for those activities that are linked to the local economy and the CBC-programme. Hence, the development of professional skills in small and medium enterprises (SMEs), trade, tourism, and tourism related sectors (including food processing, art and craft, agriculture, fishing, etc.) is crucial.


PRIORITY 2: Developing cross border integrated infrastructure systems

The objective of this priority is to support a new cycle of sustainable development with key cross-border infrastructures.

Measure 2.1 - Develop cross-border transport and border infrastructure

The aim of this measure is: to start a development process for an integrated infrastructure system through appropriate plans for infrastructure development and for project preparation phase activities; to construct/improve small scale transport and border infrastructure to improve border accessibility.

Measure 2.2 - Improve cross-border environmental management

Improve environmental protection and environment management in border areas with a need for joint management and monitoring, thereby reducing pollution, the probability of environmental disasters, protecting endangered species populations and ensuring the sustainability of development.


PRIORITY 3: “People to people” actions

This priority has been designed to encourage all sorts of contacts between people in all sectors (e.g. economic development, administrative reform, environment, social affairs, cultural issues also) in the form of smaller projects. This means that the activities under this measure can also include the type of people-to-people actions identified under priorities 1 and 2 (like training for example), the difference being that activities under the People to People priority are by definition small scale and will be financed through a “Joint Small Project Fund” type mechanism.

Measure 3.1 - Joint Small Project Fund

All projects financed by the Joint Small Project Fund (JSPF) focus on personal and communal contacts across the Ukrainian - Romanian border. The JSPF provides a flexible approach to fund small-scale actions, which are defined on the basis of local/regional needs, and which have a cross-border impact.

The JSPF encourages the development of linkages between the communities /organisations/ institutions on both sides of the border. “People-to-people” projects will raise the awareness of opportunities to address common concerns on both sides of the border, and encourage a positive attitude to share information and ideas, utilising the resources of both communities.

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Updated 11.06.2009