News from the governing body regarding Covid-19 and the project consultation in April

The project consultation days planned for April 7th - 8th in St. Petersburg and April 14th - 15th in Lappeenranta will be organised via Skype. Due to the rapid evolution of Covid-19 lately, we are minimising travel and face-to-face meeting until the situation clears out.
The online consultations are open for all project partners with any questions, challenges or other topics to discuss with Managing Authority and Branch Office staff. More information and booking on the site.

For the time being, due to COVID-19 outbreak, it may be necessary to cancel or postpone project related work-trips and events that are already booked and confirmed. In case of such changes, costs with no refund possibility are considered eligible. Documents in such case are presented by the standard procedures accompanied with a short description of the grounds causing the cancellation. Concerning travelling and participation to the events and meetings, instructions and recommendations from the project partners’ own organisations and national authorities, will apply.
For further consultation or need for advice, contact your project’s coordinator in the Managing Authority.

Forum "Ecology of the big city" was moved

In connection with the Decree of the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov, signed on March 13, banning mass events with more than a thousand participants, the forum "Ecology of the big city" is postponed to September 2020.

Two international projects will take part in the forum "Ecology of the big city"

Two international projects - Cata3Pult (Finnish Russian Public Private Partnership catalysing new green business) and BBC1 (Business in biotechnology and circular economy) will take part in the XX international forum "Ecology of the big city", which will be held on March 18-20, 2020.
Forum venue: Congress and exhibition center Expoforum, St. Petersburg, Peterburgskoye highway, 64/1.
The Forum is the largest convention and exhibition event in of environmental protection, nature conservation, as well as environmental protection equipment, technologies and services in the North-West Russia.
Detailed information on the website.

Cata3Pult project:

  • 19th March, 10:00-12:00 vizit to Kolpino administration- energy efficiency workshop;
  • 19th March, 14:00-16:00 visit tothe Laboratory of Environmental Monitoring, Faculty of Food Biotechnology of ITMO University. Presentation of the main directions of scientific work of undergraduates and graduate students. Discussing the possibility of joint work with the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and concluding a cooperation agreement.

BBC1 project:
You can meet us as well as the Finnish companies and students of biotechnology and circular economy in our stand C1 in Pavilion F on the exhibiton area.

  • 18th March, 14:00 – 16:00: Seminar ”Finnish companies in the field of Green Technology”, demo area;
  • 18th March, 16:00 – 18:00: Seminar “Ecological projects in the frames of CBC 2014 – 2020 South-East Finland – Russia”, Room G22;
  • 20th March, 10:00 – 14:00: ”BBC1 Pitch Session resulting Cross border idea competition of students and specialists”, Room G22-G23.

Participation in the events is free of charge. Welcome to meet our project team in the Forum!

A meeting of project partners was held in the house of Finland

On February 19, 2020, a meeting of project partners was held in the house of Finland. The meeting discussed proposals on the composition of the expert group in the direction of "Green mobility". They also discussed the events that are expected to take part in the forum "Ecology of the big city".

Information about the seminar

On March 18, 2020, a seminar "Environmental projects of the Russia-Finland cross-border cooperation Program" will be organized within the framework of the international forum "Ecology of the big city", which is held at the EXPOFORUM Convention and exhibition center in Saint Petersburg.
Organizations that implement projects under the cross-border cooperation program "South-Eastern Finland-Russia 2014-2020" can take part in this event, as well as make brief presentations on the progress of their projects. The performance time is no more than 5-7 minutes.
An application for participation, with information about the project and speakers, as well as abstracts of speeches, can be sent to the organizers - "AsEP" by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to the environmental bureau "Kosmos" by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.