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Social and Economic Development of Teriberka (KO347)
Funded by Kolarctic ENPI 2007-2013

Objective of the project

Teriberka is a rural locality in the Murmansk region of Russia. The social and economic development of Teriberka is about helping the village in the efforts to develop better living conditions and to increase economic growth. A potential to achieve this would be by strengthening the overall cooperation between the Finnmark and Murmansk regions, as well as to facilitate cross-border business. The project has been partly focused on the development of the fisheries sector in Teriberka, and the establishment of new small and medium enterprises based on local labour and opportunities. It has also put effort into municipal cooperation on issues such as agriculture and waste management.

Main activities


The project made great contribution to developing better living conditions and enhancing economic growth in the municipality. The project led to a more comprehensive political dialogue between Finnmark county and the Murmansk region. The cooperation between municipalities has become more practical, B2B- and results –oriented. Cross border business relations were established in agriculture, services, recreation and tourism. A common platform for tourism was developed. Teriberka dairy farm is planning to enlarge its activities introducing sheep breeding using Norwegian competence and most probably buying livestock in Norway. Cross – border business in fishery is realized mainly through cooperation between Russian and Norwegian fishing unions. Russian entrepreneurs, specialists and municipal officials learnt best Norwegian practices and improved competence in fishery and aquaculture, agriculture, entrepreneurship and municipal administration. Living standards in Teriberka were improved, 2 new sports and recreation facilities for active leisure were built (multifunctional sports court and children sports playground), providing for creation of physical outdoors meeting places for inhabitants. Project activities connected with waste management provided for better environmental situation in Teriberka and cleaner township. New economic activities are encouraged in Teriberka. • 15 trainees were taught business planning through a week training course • About 20 start-ups got individual consultations • Professional business plans and design and estimates were elaborated for new businesses in Teriberka • New business objects are under development (pre - construction works): House for Seamen, petrol station, berth for motor boats, diving center, multifunctional center with wide range of consumer services. • New small enterprises are established • New working places at new enterprises • Increased opportunities for self – employment • Increased activities and hence new customers for new services rendered by new business objects New agricultural activities have risen in Teriberka. One of the most successful project results is establishment of a new agricultural cooperative “Vozrozhdenie”. It is important to emphasize that all 10 cooperative members (share holders) are Teriberka inhabitants who have taken part in study tours to Norway and project meetings. Some of them are also trainees of the business training course carried out within the frames of the project. The cooperative will start reindeer farming. 300 000 hectares of land are already allocated for reindeer herding. The cooperative has concluded the contract on purchase of 1500 reindeers. There will be created 36 new working places. The first aquaculture complex is under establishment in Teriberka. Project participants, locals from Teriberka have started new business – fish farming. They have got the necessary water areal and land plot at their disposal in the area of the Dolgaya Bay. There will be constructed the cage complex for salmon breeding. 50 working places are planned to be created.

Basic information



2012-04-14 - 2015-03-13

Total Budget / Programme funding

1 129 239 € / 1 016 315 €

Lead partner

Autonomous Non - Commercial Organization
Lead partner web-site


Finnmark fylkeskommune
Administration of Teriberka Municipality
Association of Coastal Fishemen and farmers of Murmansk
Shtokman Development AG, Teriberka (SDAG)
Kola Municipality Administration