International seminar agenda

Lake Peipus, River Narva and their Watersheds: local issues and regional cooperation

Two Facets of EU Governance of Natural Resources in the Baltic Region: Perspectives of Russia and the Eastern Neighbourhood Area

The workshop is co-organised by Pskov State University (Pskov, Russia), The State Committee of the Region of Pskov for Nature Resource Use and Environmental Protection (Pskov, Russia), Estonian University of Life Sciences (Tartu, Estonia)

The workshop is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme Jean Monnet project 587697-EPP-1-2017-1-RU-EPPJMO-PROJECT «EU governance of natural resources: geopolitics, regions and sectors» / GRaSs)

Russia, Pskov, March 14-16, 2018


March 14, 2018:

- 10.00 – registration and welcome coffee

- 11.00-11.20 – opening, welcoming addresses, introduction

Anatoly Istomin, Pskov State University

Tatiana Kozina, Pskov Region State Committee on Natural Resource Management and Environmental Protection

Gennady Polotskiy, Directorate of the Rosprirodnadzor for the Pskov region

- 11.20-13.00 – governance context (20 min per talk):

- 13.00-14.00 – Narva / Peipus – the environmental context (20 min per talk):

- 14.00-14:50- lunch

- 14:50-18:00 (including a 30 min coffee break at 16.30) – sectors and people in the transboundary context

19.00 – dinner, Pivnoy Dom, Sovetskaya Naberezhnaya, 1/2

March 15, 2018:

9.30-13.30 (with a 30 min coffee break from 11.00):

  • Anton Shkaruba (Erda RTE, Rijswijk, NL / Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, EE), Ruben Zondervan (Lund University, Lund, SE) – Presentation of the methodological approach to the development of an institutional framework for transboundary watershed governance
  • Panel discussion: aims, objectives and success indicators for a perspective institutional framework for EE/RU transboundary water governance (chaired by Kalev Sepp, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, EE)
  • Panel discussion: mechanisms and options for an action plans steering Russia and the EU / Estonia towards the development of the institutional framework (chaired by Ruben Zondervan, Lund University, Lund, SE)

- 13.30-14.30 - lunch

14.30-17.30 (with a 30 min coffee break starting at 16.00) – discussions of the GRASS publication strategy and points for the policy brief, and detailed planning of follow up papers

March 16, 2018: excursion to vulnerability hotspots and places of cultural heritage in the Region of Pskov.

GRASS - EU governance of natural resources: geopolitics, regions and sectors

-       Pskov State University, Pskov, Russia – the project coordinator

-       Erda RTE, Rijswijk, the Netherlands

-       Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

-       Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia

-       NGO Ekapraekt, Minsk, Belarus

-       RZ. Research. Management. Communication, Lund, Sweden