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The Association of Tartu County Municipalities is partner in several Interreg Baltic Sea Region and Interreg Europe international cooperation projects.


Lead partner in the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme project eRural resilience

The project eRural resilience enables local authorities and business support organisations in rural areas to help SMEs increase their digital literacy in e-marketing of bio products and thus seize new business opportunities.

Project WEBPAGE
Implementation: November 2023 - October 2026
Contact: Entrepreneurship Project Manager Piret Arusaar, phone +372 516 2945, e-mail piret.arusaar@tartumaa.ee


Lead partner in the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme project Circular FoodShift

Changing our food system to one based on the principles of the circular economy is one of the most powerful initiatives we can do to tackle climate change and preserve biodiversity. Various regional municipalities across the Baltics have put food and sustainability as a priority in their long term regional strategic plans. Municipalities need collaboration, partnership, knowledge and understanding about "circular economy for food" program models, implementation methods, tools, evaluation, and policy development.

Project WEBPAGE
Implementation:  August 2023 - July 2025
Contact: Development Specialist Kaidi Randpõld, phone +372 5326 8963, e-mail kaidi.randpold@tartumaa.ee

Partner in the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme project BSR Food Coalition.  

The project BSR Food Coalition connects local farmers and public authorities to ensure regular access to organic food meals at schools, and thus a continuous demand for healthy food supply.

Project WEBPAGE
Implementation:  October 2022 - September 2024
Contact: Development Specialist Kaidi Randpõld, phone +372 5326 8963, e-mail kaidi.randpold@tartumaa.ee

Partner in the Interreg Europe Programme project Coop4RURALGov. Rural Proofing. Cooperation for better sparsely populated rural, coastal and mountain focused governance.

Rural Proofing, Cooperation for better governance with a rural approach, will foster inter-regional cooperation and exchange between 7 public and private organisations from Spain, Estonia, Ireland and Bulgaria to improve their governance' capacities for co-design and to make the regional impact assessment, Rural Proofing, a routine part of the decision-making process of officials and policies, programmes and initiatives approved by legislative bodies in sparsely populated rural, coastal and mountain areas (hereinafter referred to as rural areas).

Project WEBPAGE.
Implementation: March 2023 - May 2027
Contact: Communications Manager Kristi Jõesaar, phone +372 5196 8458, e-mail kristi.joesaar@tartumaa.ee

Partner in the Interreg Europe Programme project UrbanCOOPBetter cooperation governance to attain urban sustainable development.

The central element of UrbanCOOP project is multilateral urban cooperation and mutual learning among local governments to overcome the gaps in experience and expertise of inter-regional urban authorities through transfer of knowledge and training about ’urban policies’. The project is willing to examine the possibilities and potential of inter-regional cooperation in order to modernize and streamline the operation of local governments.

Project WEBPAGE.
Implementation: March 2023 - May 2027
Contact person: CEO Sven Tobreluts, phone +372 5552 1465, email sven.tobreluts@tartumaa.ee

Partner in the Interreg Europe Programme project Rural Youth Future. 

RuralYouthFuture is a European initiative dedicated to enhancing the efficacy of youth employment policies for sustainable rural development. This ambitious endeavor unites municipal, regional, and national entities in a common goal: addressing the unique needs of young individuals in rural territories. By reducing inequalities with their urban peers and combating aging and depopulation, RuralYouthFuture seeks to forge a brighter future.

Project WEBPAGE
Implementation: March 2023 - May 2027
Contact:  Wellbeing Development Manager Kersti Kõiv, phone +372 5192 9558, e-mail kersti.koiv@tartumaa.ee


Partner in the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme project CiNURGi.

CiNURGi is a project aimed at developing a circular economy for nutrients in the Baltic Sea Region. The initiative focuses on upgrading current infrastructure and technology to enhance nutrient recovery from biomass and resource streams from agricultural, municipal, and industrial sources. The project’s goal is to facilitate efficient nutrient use and promote the use of recycled fertilizer products.

Project WEBPAGE
Implementation:  November 2023 - October 2026
Contact: Sustainable Development Advisor Villem Lõbu, phone +372 516 8521, e-mail villem.lobu@tartumaa.ee

Lead partner in the Interreg Europe project GOOD CITIES

Through coordinating efforts with local stakeholders and leveraging policy instruments, partners aim to significantly reduce the volume of goods and negative consumption-related ecological impacts while improving wellbeing and social cohesion. GOOD CITIES' public authorities will define their role in the sharing economy, establish effective governance mechanisms, learn from and develop good practices, and foster a culture of cooperation. The initiative will empower them to develop comprehensive policies and tools that create trust and space for sharing.

Project WEBPAGE
Implementation
:  April 1, 2024 -  June 30, 2028
Contact: Sustainable Development Advisor Villem Lõbu, phone +372 516 8521, e-mail villem.lobu@tartumaa.ee