A project must have one Lead Partner and minimum one Partner. At least one Partner of these must be from the participating Member State (Finland or Sweden) and at least one Partner from the Russian Federation. Partners from Norway may participate as equal Partners.
Partners from the core regions, the adjoining regions and from the major social, economic and cultural center can participate in the Programme implementation as equal Partners.
Bilateral projects between Norway and Russia may be implemented in cases, when there is no possibility to find a relevant Partner from Finland or Sweden and when the project activities concern the oil and gas industry or fisheries.
National level public entities based in Helsinki, Moscow, Oslo and Stockholm can act as project Partners if they do not have their structural units in the Programme area.
The partners from outside of the Programme area can participate as equal partners, when the project activities support Barents cooperation or Euro-Arctic development.
Partners can be e.g.
- public authorities
- joint municipal boards
- public utility companies
- chambers of commerce
- organisations and associations
- education institutions
- research institutes
- private companies and non-profit organisations