Festival “Cross-Border Cooperation – Meeting point of Cultures” - European Cooperation Day
Sep 30

Festival “Cross-Border Cooperation – Meeting point of Cultures”

Gatchina, Russia
30 Sep - 30 Sep
12:00 - 15:00

Three CBC Programmes  – Estonia-Russia, Latvia-Russia and South-East Finland – Russia – teamed up to hold the Festival “Cross-Border Cooperation – Meeting point of Cultures”! The event aims to introduce wider audience from St Petersburg and Leningrad region to achievements, benefits and opportunities delivered by cross-border cooperation, which unites people across borders to meet common challenges and to contribute to wellbeing of the regions.

In practical terms the event will:

  • Focus participants on economic, cultural and environmental aspects of cross-border cooperation by involving children and adults in the scope of entertaining activities.
  • Contribute to good neighborhood among the countries – Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Russia.
  • Contribute to development of sense of tolerance and cooperation among younger generations.
  • Get young students going on cultural, environmental and other specific features of countries involved in the CBC programmes – Estonia, Finland, Latvia.
  • Provide stakeholders with platform for informal discussions on prospects of cross-border cooperation.

We expect to welcome around 130 participants, including visitors of Gatchina park and palace, young students and teachers from Gatchina art schools, CBC projects people, representatives of border participating regions and national communities, Councils General of Finland, Latvia and Estonia, local and regional authorities of St Petersburg and Leningrad Region, and other stakeholders.

Festival will deliver informal visual materials about CBC Programmes, thematic quizzes, art master-classes for children and adults, exhibition of paintings and plein-air session “Bridges of friendship”. The festival wraps-up with formal ceremony followed by the culinary journey to Latvia, Estonia and Finland.

The informal dialogue about future of cross-border cooperation will follow up the festival.

For details, please contact the Branch Officies of CBC Programmes in St Petersburg and Leningrad Region:

  • for South-East Finland – Russia CBC Programme 2014-2020, click here
  • for Estonia-Russia CBC Programme 2014-2020, click here
  • for Latvia-Russia CBC Programme 2014-2020, click here