Project Overview

The project „Archaeology, authority & community : cooperation to protect archaeological heritage“ joins 9 partners from Estonia, Latvia and Russia. The Lead Partner is the University of Tartu.

The main aim of the project is protection and preservation of archaeological heritage, especially in the project area – the contacting border regions of Estonia, Latvia and Russia – and developing cross-border cooperation in this field. The main project activities concentrate upon the preservation of archaeological heritage, both in the landscape and in collections, and upon its popularization. An important aim is developing international co-operation and exchange of experience and information.

The main target groups are archaeologists working at different institutions of the Programme area, the representatives of the public authorities (both local community and state level) and inhabitants of the project area. Many of the project activities are also oriented to the general public.


The project started on May 1, 2012 and lasts until Dec 31, 2014.

The budget of the project is 1. 714 515 million EUR.

The project is implemented within the frameworks of Estonia-Latvia-Russia cross border cooperation Programme within European Neighborhood and Partnership instrument 2007-2013.