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Projects worth €20m underway in Brest Oblast as part of cross-border program

Society 19.11.2019 | 10:53

BREST, 19 November (BelTA) - Projects worth €20.2 million are being implemented in Brest Oblast as part of the program of cross-border cooperation Poland-Ukraine 2014-2020, BelTA learned from the office of the program in Brest.

As a result of two Calls for Proposals, 30 project applications with the participation of Brest regional organizations have been selected across the thematic objectives: Security, Heritage, Accessibility, Border. These are the initiatives from Lyakhovichi, Bereza, Zhabinka, Pruzhany, Drogichin, Brest and Kamenets districts and also from the cities of Pinsk and Brest.

A number of important social and economic initiatives from Minsk, Grodno and Gomel regions have also received a go-ahead. All in all, 64 competitive projects with the participation of Belarus totaling €37 million will receive grant support from the EU.

“Almost all 35 projects selected as part of the first Call for Proposals, including two major infrastructure projects (a road from the city of Vysokoye to the Peschatka border checkpoint and a project from the Emergency Ministry), are already underway. As for the best 29 initiatives of the second call, grant contracts are currently being signed. We expect that all of them will be concluded by the end of the year,” the office said.

The 3rd Call for Proposals within the program Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020 has been launched on 15 November 2019. The total budget of the competition is €1.286 million. The minimum grant is €20,000, the maximum is €60,000. The Call is dedicated to micro-projects (projects with small budgets).

The Call is open only for the thematic objective Heritage within two priorities: Promotion of local culture and history and Promotion and preservation of natural heritage.

The Call is open to non-profit organizations - local and regional authorities, state institutions, public associations - together with partners on the other side of the border. The main condition is that each project should be cross-border and have partners from Poland and Belarus and/or Ukraine.

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