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Regional Development and Spatial Planning in the area of Eastern Gulf of Finland (SE709)
Funded by South-East Finland - Russia ENPI 2007-2013

Objective of the project

The project focused on spatial planning, dealing with the role of land use to achieve explicit goals (e.g. regional economic development, traffic, housing, habitat improvement, recreation and sustainability). The project plan covered the implementation of the research and activities in the areas of Uusimaa, Päijät-Häme, Kymenlaakso, Southern Karelia in Finland and the Leningrad region in Russia.

Main activities

- Organisation of data collection processes. - Discussion on content, quality and quantity of geographical information data needed. - Tendering procedure (geographic information data collection and map presentations). - Generation of maps. - Summarizing the main results including recommendations for planning activities. - Translation in Russian and Finnish. - Spreading of the results to regional and local planning bodies / authorities.


The main objectives were to assess common challenges and development goals concerning spatial planning in the eastern area of the Gulf of Finland, to analyse land use constraints on the aforementioned sectors and to elaborate on the transboundary map on the regional structure and development for the eastern area of the Gulf of Finland (up to 2025). These goals were achieved in Finland.

Basic information


Regional Development and Spatial Planning in the area of Eastern Gulf of Finland


2012-12-01 - 2014-05-30

Total Budget / Programme funding

100 000 € / 80 000 €

Lead partner

Regional Council of Kymenlaakso
Lead partner web-site


Leningrad Oblast Administration
Regional Council of Uusimaa
Regional Council of Päijät-Häme
Regional Council of South Karelia