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Funded by South-East Finland - Russia ENPI 2007-2013

Objective of the project

The main objective of the project was to enhance and accelerate the efficiency of innovative cross-border cooperation in the field of eco-industry between Russian and Finnish eco-enterprises by creating a theoretical basis, practical assumptions and the methodology to enhance cooperation.

Main activities

- Estimation of current environmental situation in the South-East Finland and North-West Russia. - Developing of the evaluation methodology of environmental food safety. - Thematic seminars and workshops for experts involved in the Project.


The results were achieved by developing and finishing the “Standard for organic food production and processing” both in English and in Russian. In addition, the project was responsible for the organisation of the bibliography of the Standard, which is also available digitally on partner Ecological Union’s website www.ecounion.ru. During the implementation, project partners carried out several analyses and studies concerning organic food production and the evaluation of farmers that are looking to be certified. During the implementation, the project was responsible for the development of an online tool for the Standard criteria assessment to help farmers determine their compliance with the requirements. The project was responsible for the publication of informational booklets for the public on organic agricultural and ecological certification. Additional information and the project’s publications can be found on its web site www.ecofood-enpi.ru.

Basic information




2012-02-22 - 2014-02-21

Total Budget / Programme funding

445 376 € / 356 243 €

Lead partner

Saint-Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Lead partner web-site


Registered Association Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce
Saint-Petersburg Ecological Union
Lappeenranta University of Technology