Estonia-Russia: cross-border art exhibition to promote cooperation

Works by Estonian and Russian children who took part in the International Children's Drawing Contest "Narva and Ivangorod: united by border" will be exhibited in Ivangorod, Russia, starting from February, 21. The exhibition, organised as part of an EU-funded Cross-Border Cooperation project, will take place in Ivangorod Museum and will last one month.
Visitors can admire 161 art works executed in different techniques by children of different ages. Each child's picture is a story of himself and his peers or of his favourite city. The best drawings have been already exposed in Narva Art Gallery in October 2012. Now the exhibition is heading to Russia, and the young people of Ivangorod will learn more about the lives of their peers from Narva.
The exhibition is drawn from a competition of children’s drawings held in September last year, in the framework of European Cooperation Day. The competition was carried out as part of the project "Development of a unique ensemble of the Estonian-Russian fortresses as a single tourism product EstRusFortTour-2". The Project is co-funded by the Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Estonia-Latvia-Russia.

Narva and Ivangorod are border towns and one of the objectives of the competition is to promote the development of friendly relations between Russia and Estonia, countries with common borders, interests in the field of culture, environment, and economy.
The total project budget is 1,8 million, out of which 10% is partners’ co-financing.
The objective of the Estonia-Latvia-Russia CBC Programme is to promote joint development activities for the improvement of the region’s competitiveness by using its potential at the crossroads between the EU and Russia. Specifically, it aims to make the wider border area an attractive place for both its inhabitants and businesses through activities aimed at improving living standards and investment climate. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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Press release
Estonia-Latvia-Russia CBC programme website
EU Neighbourhood Info Centre webpage - CBC
EU Neighbourhood Info Centre interview - Working across borders to bring people together


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