Session вЂњNorthern DimensionвЂќ 13th Baltic Development Forum (BDF) Summit 24-26 October 2011, Gdansk Slava T. Khodko, Vice-President and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Association North-West, Russia Northern Dimension. Territory Northern Dimension. Organizations Baltic Sea Region CBSS Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Russia, Estonia, the European Commission. The observer countries: the Netherlands, Spain, Britain, Italy, France, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus and the United States, as well as a number of regional organizations cooperating with the status of a special member. HELCOM Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Poland and Russia. Barents Euro-Arctic Council Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Russia, the European Commission. Barents Regional Council Finland - Province of Lapland and Kainuu and Ostrobothnia Pohyoys, and in Norway - Finnmark, Nordland and Troms, Sweden - Norrbotten and VГ¤sterbotten province, in Russia - Arkhangelsk and Murmansk, Karelia and Komi, Nenets Autonomous Okrug. The observer countries the Netherlands, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Canada, Poland, France, Germany, the United States. An observer in the BRC: Province PohyoysKarjala (Finnish). Arctic Region Arctic Council Iceland, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Russia, United States. The observer countries: the Netherlands, Spain, Britain, Poland, France and Germany, as well as 18 intergovernmental and civil society. Cross-Border Cooperation of the Russian Federation (Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland) Partner cities Narva-Ivangorod, Imatra-Svetogorsk, Slates - Kohli-Jarve, Vyborg - Barents Euro-Arctic Region Lappeenranta, Gatchina - Espoo, Kingisepp-JГµhvi. Partner regions Leningrad Region - Southern Finland, Leningrad Region - Western Finland, Republic of Karelia and VГ¤sterbotten Euroregions Euroregion "Pskov-Livonia" (Russia, Lithuania, Latvia), Euroregion "Baltic (Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia), Euroregion" Neman "(Russia Lithuania, Latvia), etc. Northern Dimension. Projects The Northern Dimension The Baltic Sea Region The Barents Euro-Arctic Region Cross-border cooperation Ecology Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership HELCOM, Expert Group on Sustainable Development - Baltic 21 Working Group on Environment (WGE) of the Barents EuroArctic Council ENPI (Priority 2. Common challenges) Transport The Northern Dimension Partnership on Transport and Logistics Motorways of the Baltic Sea (TEN-T) Steering Committee for the Barents Euro-Arctic Transport Area (BEATA) of the Barents EuroArctic Council ENPI (Priority 1. Economical and social development) Public health Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Wellbeing Civil Protection Network Joint Working Group on Health and Related Social Issues of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council ENPI (Priority 1. Economical and social development) Tourism Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture Baltic Sea Tourism Commission (BTC) Joint Working Group on Tourism (JWGT) of the Barents EuroArctic Council ENPI (Priority 1. Economical and social development) Energy Working group on energy and energy saving of the Northern Dimension Business Council Baltic Sea Region Energy Cooperation (BASREC) Joint Working Group on Energy (JEWG) of the Barents EuroArctic Council ENPI (Priority 2. Common challenges) Culture Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture Ars Baltica Organising Committee, Baltic Sea Monitoring Group on Heritage Cooperation Joint Working Group on Culture (JWGC) of the Barents EuroArctic Council ENPI (Priority 1. Economical and social development) Northern Dimension. Problems пЂЄ Lack of central project coordination пЂЄ Lack of clear and transparent financial mechanisms пЂЄ Weak development of the Northern Dimension institutions Successful NDEP structure Programmes of cross-border cooperation of the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument пЂЄ пЂЄ пЂЄ пЂЄ пЂЄ Kolarctic (2007 - 2013) : в‚¬ 28,241,000 Karelia (2007 - 2013) : в‚¬ 23,203,000 South-East Finland-Russia. (2007 - 2013) : в‚¬ 36,185,361 Estonia-Latvia-Russia (2007 - 2013) : в‚¬ 47,775,000 Lithuania-Poland-Russia (2007 - 2013) : в‚¬ 132,130,000 Southern Dimension Southern Dimension. Financial recourses пЂЄ пЂЄ пЂЄ пЂЄ пЂЄ пЂЄ пЂЄ пЂЄ пЂЄ 1991-1996 EIB 1,3 billion ECU 1995 MEDA programme 1995-1999 вЂ“ 3424,5 mln. ECU 1999 вЂ“ MEDA 2: amount of financing 47 % of в‚¬ 5, 350 billion MEDA 2 Skopje programme: в‚¬ 1,7 billion EIB for reconstraction of of the Eastern Mediterranean: в‚¬ 6,425 mln. EIB nonborrowed reserves: в‚¬ 1 billion В«Interregional and Mediterranean PartnershipВ»: в‚¬ 0,775 billion 2007 вЂ“ 2013 ENPI programme Recommendations пЂЄ ItвЂ™s necessary to form a clear structure for the governing bodies of the Northern Dimension, as well as providing them with regular meetings, sessions, summits, etc. пЂЄ There should be continuous formation of precise goals and objectives for specific program times. Action plans пЂЄ ItвЂ™s necessary to determine the precise mechanisms for financing priority projects of the Northern Dimension. Nowadays one of the main sources may be a European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument. Northern Dimension Development Center (http://nddc.ru/) Regions of the North-West Federal District of the Russian Federation towards Russian presidency in the Council of the Baltic Sea States пЂЄ пЂЄ пЂЄ пЂЄ пЂЄ пЂЄ The North-West region: proposals for the Russian Presidency. Main priorities: Infrastructure development Environment protection Transport and logistics Maritime policy Strengthening cooperation in tourism sector Cooperation in the field of energy efficiency Thank you for your attention!