The Programme opening conference “Quo Vadis” was held in the Bistrampolis Manor, Kučiai, Panevėžis District, Lithuania on 8 October 2009. The Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus Cross Border Cooperation Programme within the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument succeeds the Baltic Sea Region INTERREG IIIB Neighbourhood Programme - Priority South IIIA Programme for the period of 2007-2013. The Latgale Region in Latvia, Panevėžys, Utena, Vilnius, Alytus and Kaunas counties in Lithuania, as well as the Vitebsk, Mogilev, Minsk and Grodno oblasts are the participants in the Programme.
Representatives of national and local authorities, R&D institutes, foundations, associations, non-profit organizations from Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus (including those of the Republican Centre for Technology Transfer, the Branch Offices of the RCTT at the Belarusian State Agrarian Technical University and at the Institute of Acoustic Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus) interested in preparation of joint projects took part in the Conference.
More information on the event is posted on the Web-site www.enpi-cbc.eu.