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Best Practices • Cross-Border Cooperation on the EU's Eastern Border

Best Practices

BEST PRACTICES APPLIED ON THE FINNISH-RUSSIAN BORDER

asserted in the expert’s chapters of the project publication “Ex Borea Lux? Learning from the Finnish and Norwegian Experience of Cross-Border Cooperation with Eastern Neighbours”

I CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION IN KARELIA

Legal basis

EU Cross-border cooperation programmes INTERREG, Neighbourhood Programmes ENPI CBC

Use of Euregio Karelia

II BORDER MANAGEMENT VISAS AND LOCAL BORDER TRAFFIC

Legal basis

Cooperation structures across the border

Objectives: maintaining order at the border, facilitation of cross-border traffic, Schengen-conform border controls on the Finnish side

Cooperation between the national authorities

Use of technical surveillance of land and sea border

Schengen four-tier access control model

Prevention of corruption

Visa procedures

9. Non-use of Local Border Traffic agreements (not a best practice but a motivation)

Best Practices Applied on the Norwegian-Russian Border

asserted in the expert’s chapters of the project publication “Ex Borea Lux? Learning from the Finnish and Norwegian Experience of Cross-Border Cooperation with Eastern Neighbours”

I CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION

Legal basis and state practice

Project financing

Regional stakeholders

 

II BORDER MANAGEMENT, VISAS AND LOCAL BORDER TRAFFIC

Legal basis

Border management

Visa procedures

Low rejection rate

Local border traffic agreement

 

III THE BARENTS COOPERATION AGREEMENT