Project - Step Up - Cross Border City in Action


Description: The overall objective of the project is to unit the existing institutions and organizations in the 4 fields (sport, youth policy, education and culture) to build a stable background for future cooperation. Specific objectives: To improve long established cooperation of the territories by using each others experiences and by building network, consolidating new links between local communities by, - setting up a common youth Parliament (CYP), that can be a distinguished actor on European stage and can act as an integrated body for developing and implementing youth policy, - forming Cultural Events promotion network in order to strengthen territorial attractiveness, - building school network in order to create direct links for better understanding and sharing know-how in educational issues. To build a tolerant society among the partners and participants of the project activities, where each party’s history, culture, traditions and heritage are respected and treated in a friendly way, that can be obtained during the project actions and activities, and later be transferred to everyday life of the citizens of the target territory. To put the cross border cooperation on new level by using common ICT resources, improving language skills, thus bringing the cooperation to a systematic everyday action. To increase professional and administrative knowledge by mutual learning, transfer of experience, sharing best practices in 4 spheres, by arranging common seminars, trainings, workshops and master classes.
Achievements: A large number of activities were organised for the project: for example there were altogether 75 sporting events for the sports action group, and there were eight seminars and matchmaking events for the culture action group. In addition to these, the Policy Assembly of Youth Organisation was launched for the youth action group in close cooperation with young people living in the border region. Municipal specialists, youth clubs, school parliaments, student unions, youth foundations and associations have built a good networking system for future activities. Schools and kindergartens participating in the education action group formed a durable networking system via different kinds of master classes, teacher visits and joint cultural performances. Three seminars offered new, modern pedagogic methodological know-how and culture, and there was extensive testing and improvement on the distance learning system.

Project Summary

Project name (EN): Step Up - Cross Border City in Action
Project acronym: Step Up - Cross Border City in Action

Period: 2007-2013
Date of latest update: 2018-06-26


Project start date: 2011-05-21
Project end date: 2014-05-20
Project status: Closed

Total budget/expenditure: EUR 991.171,00
European Union funding: EUR 396.468,50

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Partners Data

Lead Partner (EN): City of Lappeenranta
Lead Partner: City of Lappeenranta
Address: Villimiehenkatu 1, Lappeenranta, Finland
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Address: Virastokatu 2, Imatra, Finland
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Address: Sovetskaia 12, Vyborg, Russia
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Address: Popeda street 22, Svetogorsk, Russia
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Address: Kotipolku 2, Imatra, Finland
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Address: Opintie 1, Lappeenranta, Finland
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Address: Annankatu 12, Helsinki, Finland
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Address: Decabristov street 18, St.Petersburg, Russia
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