The first call for proposals, or PECC-1, was launched in spring 2017. In total, nine projects were implemented and completed by the end of 2018.
Among the Nordic Lead Partners, Finnish organisations had four projects, Swedish three, and Norwegian and Danish: one each. In terms of the types of entities, universities and research institutions were the most common types. Project activities were carried out in Arkhangelsk Oblast, the Komi Republic, Leningrad Oblast, Murmansk Oblast, the Republic of Karelia, and in St Petersburg. Several NGOs took active part on the Russian side.
The implementation of the PECC projects has resulted in a number of important reports and scientific as well as practical results of high value, while building up and maintaining networks between relevant Nordic and Russian counterparts
Summarized PECC-1 project results:
- The projects contributed to environmental and climate- related improvements in Northwest Russia
- Relevant partners of the Nordic countries and North-west Russia, including authorities and NGOs, were involved in the co-operation
- Relevant networks were established or strengthened, strategies developed, and joint knowledge shared