Exctract   from  Minutes

of a meeting of the Russian National Sub-committee for BSR Interreg III B Program

21 June 2002, Pushkin, Kochubey Palace


Participants: Avdeyev K. V., Aleksandrova Zh. V., Batchayev A. R., Belova E. G., Berezin M.P., Bessudnov A., Bolotov D. A., Butin V. S., Vladimirova T. N., Zaucha Ya., Ivanova E. G., Iogman L. G., Karelina I. A., Limonov L. E., Mikhailova N. V., Morozov V.., Naryshkin S.., Oding N. Yu., Perelygin Yu. A., Plikhta M., Savushkina N.A., Selivanova E. L., Skorokhodov V.A., Kirnos E. A., Khazova E. V., Chaplinskaya V. R., Shlyamin V. A., Yalov D. A.


Presiding: RNSC co-chairs
Avdeyev K. V., Head of the External Economic Cooperation Department of the St. Petersburg Administrationĺs External Relations Committee,
Naryshkin S. E., Chairman of the Leningrad Oblast Government Committee for External Economic Activities and International Relations


II. Discussion of the East-West Forum Project



Belova E. G.: Forum concept; preparation progress; finance mobilization scheme; plan for preparing an application to TACIS CBC (russian text of the presentation is attached).

Jacek Zaucha: CSD VASAB decision to include the forum as one of its 2002 agenda priorities; a necessity for the meeting of Russian northwest regions representatives to formulate a decision on the critical importance of participating in the forum, as well as on the amount of aid and participation expected from CSD VASAB 2010.


Debates: representatives from northwest regions (Aleksandrova Zh. V., Ivanova E. G., Mikhailova N. V., Savushkina N.A., and others).


Decision made: recognize the critical importance and necessity of participating in the East-West Forum. 

Representatives from northwest regions confirmed their willingness to participate in the preparation/submission of joint applications to TACIS Micro and TACIS CBC SPF.

The meeting decided to apply to CSD VASAB 2010: for political and financial support to the entire project, as well as to its specific elements (applications to TACIS and Interreg Programs);  for aid in selecting application partners and in project implementation; and for personal participation of CSD members in forum events.


Meeting chairman,

RNSC co-chair,

Chairman of the Leningrad Oblast Government 

Committee for External Economic Activities

and  International Relations                                                  S.E. Naryshkin


RNSC Executive Secretary,

Director General of

ICSER Leontief Centre                                                             I.. Karelina