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NorthKnow – Project partners’ network
Funded by Euregio Karelia Neighbourhood Programme 2001-2006

Objective of the project

The project was aimed at strengthening the communication and cooperation between Finnish and Russian businesses in a chosen pilot area, the Interreg III A Karelia area, in order to increase the productive and economical cooperation and business volume.

Main activities

• Creation of a network of international rural organizations (authorities, specialists, entrepreneurs), • Organisation of several joint events (such as workshops, seminars and partner meetings).


Altogether 45 organisations from Finland and Russia joined the network during the project. As a result of the project, the Nortknow.net -website was created, which brings together various project organisations. The pages are a concrete means for the members of the network to come together and continue their activities even in the future. Payment of a registration fee allows the use of the pages. Registering also gives an organisation the possibility to publish its contact information in the partner registry of the pages. Registered users also get email information (Newsletter) on current project financing to their desired email address. The organisations can also advertise their events on the pages and, through the system administrator, set up workshops to discuss a specific topic. The project registry on the pages can include a brief description of completed, ongoing or planned projects. The network members’ contact details are in the specialist registry, which may facilitate a partner search. The members of the network can publish any number of specialists from their organisation to the registry database. New partnerships around new themes were formed during the project, and the partners’ project application ”PROCOOP” was chosen to be financed.

Basic information



2005-01-01 - 2007-12-31

Total Budget / Programme funding

152 125 € / 136 711 €

Lead partner

The ProAgria Rural Advisory Centre of Kainuu
Lead partner web-site


Ministry of Karelian Farming, Food and Fishing
The member organisations of the network