Welcome to the website of the Estonia – Latvia Programme!

Follow the news on the Estonia - Latvia Programme 2014 - 2020 on our website.


News & events News

  • Launching of the programme 2014-2020

    We have completed the series of launching events of the Estonia - Latvia programme 2014-2020.

  • Discussions about detailed rules of the new programme continue

    The joint task force meeting will be held in Pärnu on 3 February 2015 to discuss practical implementation matters of the new programme, which will be launched in spring 2015.

  • The closing of the programme period 2007-2013 was celebrated in Valga Railway Station

    Estonia-Latvia Programme celebrated the closing of the programme period 2007-2013 on 21 November in Valga Railway Station, Estonia. A retrospective view was given to the projects and activities contributing to the cross-border cooperation. The slogan of the Estonia - Latvia Programme “Linking Estonia and Latvia”, concludes precisely the Programme’s seven years achievements. With the help of various projects both Estonians and Latvians discovered neighbouring countries as places with plenty of new things to learn, and with people worth cooperating.

  • Estonia - Latvia Programme 2014-2020 is submitted to the European Commission

    The Programme Document of the Estonia - Latvia Programme 2014-2020 is approved by the Estonian and Latvian governments and submitted to the European Commission for the final approval.

  • Book cover

    “Estonia—Latvia Stories” are now available also in English

    New book on Estonia and Latvia cooperation “Estonia—Latvia Stories” has been published in Estonian, Latvian and now also in English. It contains sixty-seven short stories about cooperation between partners in Estonia and Latvia, written by eight writers from both countries and illustrated by six photographers. The English version is now available for download and soon will also be available in print. 

News & events Events

  • Seto-Suiti closing event

    On 14 November, a closing event for the project „Supporting the renaissance of Seto and Suiti ethnic cultures“ took place in Setomaa, Estonia.

  • World Championship in Slot cars

    Activities supported by the programme in the project “Hobby slot car racing” show strong sustainability as Limbaži town currently hosts the World Championship in Slot cars. The trainings and races are organised on the track built within the project. This week more than 120 keen competitors coming from around 20 countries can fully enjoy their sport. For more information and news on championship please visit

  • Youth for Synergy photo

    Youth for Synergy to bring together young people living in the border areas

    Last week Estonia – Latvia Programme-supported Youth for Synergy project started their activities that will allow high school students from border areas in Estonia and Latvia to participate in a creative and educating youth camps with cross-border youngsters and to learn more about neighboring country, its culture, local entrepreneurs and education possibilities.

  • Smart Botanical Gardens file photo

    From reality to perfection in botanical gardens

    Latvian Environmental Development Association, National Botanical Garden of Latvia and Tartu University Botanical Garden is organizing the final conference of Estonia – Latvia Programme supported Smart Botanical Gardens project “The mission of botanical gardens: from reality to perfection”. The conference will take place on April 9, 2014, in Riga, Latvia.

  • Visualization of new Valka fire and rescue station

    Construction of the new Valka fire and rescue station to begin

    On Thursday, March 27, 2014 the foundation stone for the new Valka fire and rescue station will be laid in an official ceremony. The new station is a part of Estonia – Latvia Programme supported JATE project (Building Cross-Border Capacity to Perform Joint Activities in Tough Environment). Latvian government and Latvian State Fire and Rescue service officials are going to participate in the ceremony.

Register for our news updates here!

User access

Joint Technical Secretariat, Estonia – Latvia Programme, Enterprise Estonia, Sõbra 56, 51013 Tartu, Email:, Fax: +372 6279 701 Copyright 2009 EAS
Cube – web design and development