On 25 April 2019 Vladimir Chizhov, director of FSBI "State nature reserve "Pasvik", and Maria Zvereva, the project coordinator, organized a meeting concerning cooperation within the framework of the KO1110 project “CROSS-BORDER DIALOGUE AND MULTI-USE PLANNING IN THE PASVIK AND GRENSE JAKOBSELV CATCHMENTS” .
Representatives of the FSBI «Murmansk directorate for hydrometeorology and environmental monitoring», the Murmansk Regional Duma, the “Kola GMK” company, the “Center of Laboratory Analysis and Technical Metrology of Murmansk region”, the “Rosprirodnadzor directorate of Murmansk region” and other organizations participated in the meeting.
Many important issues were discussed during the meeting, such as finding common ground in regulatory documents of Russia, Norway and Finland in terms of river basin management, and the current monitoring systems and possible measures to improve the environmental situation in the catchment area.
All participants of the meeting expressed interest in the project and announced readiness to take part in the implementation of the project KO1110 “CROSS-BORDER DIALOGUE AND MULTI-USE PLANNING IN THE PASVIK AND GRENSE JAKOBSELV CATCHMENTS”
Projects are implemented in framework of Cross border cooperation program Kolarctic CBC 2014-2020 as part of European Neighboring Instrument (ENI), that is supporting development of general welfare and good neighborly relations between EU countries and their neighbors; moreover financing is given not only by EU, but also by each partner-country, including Russia, equally.pasvik 3pasvik 1