Response to forest fires and their prevention, development and support of entrepreneurship and local crafts, promotion of new technologies, and restoration of cultural and historical heritage sites are just a few lines of common work for the communities of the EU and Russian regions engaged in Cross-Border Cooperation and shown, vividly and compellingly, by the Together Exhibition.
One of the 22 showcased projects, the Russian-Finnish initiative Kalitka, brings together authentic coffee shops, restaurants and farms of the two countries into a single foodie route. Another project unites scientists from Russia, Sweden, Finland and Norway studying the ecological condition of the Arctic rivers, their flora and fauna, hydro chemical indicators, and coastal erosion dynamics to develop recommendations on preserving the region’s environment.
Together also gives the floor to the project participants – employees and leaders of big and small businesses, scientists, doctors, creative professionals, students, and local communities.
“I had a long-time dream to form a children’s music band, perform in Pskov, and go on tours. The Russian-Estonian project helped me make its come true. We came up with our unique repertoire,” says Alexey Rybnikov, a music teacher from Pskov involved in a cross-border project.
The travelling exhibition Together will be hosted by four major cities of Russia’s North-Western Federal District actively involved in the EU-Russia CBC programmes.
21 September - 3 October: Petrozavodsk, Sovetskaya sq.
27 September - 10 October: Kaliningrad, World Ocean Museum
18 - 31 October: Saint Petersburg, St. Petersburg State University of Economics
15 - 28 November: Murmansk, Parkovaya sq.
People from other Russian regions will be able to see the results of the successful and fruitful cooperation between the EU Member States and Russia in the online version of Together, prepared by the EU Delegation in partnership with RBC.