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8.8.2017 - 10:13
The Interreg Europe funded project "Bridges" focuses on the development of bio-economy through cooperation between research and business and the effectiveness of the intelligent specialization strategies of the regions involved. In Kainuu, the project focuses on the development of forest bio economy. For the development of the sectors, an action plan is drawn up, evaluated and implemented.

Since year 1996, the region of Kainuu has participated cross-border co-operation with the Republic of Karelia, Russia, via EU-funded programmes. These joint programmes with North Karelia and Northern Ostrobothnia in Finland and Republic of Karelia in Russia will continue also in the future, as the CBC Karelia Programme will continue the work of the current Karelia ENPI CBC Programme.