Programming of the next Karelia cross-border cooperation programme was launched in April, 2020. The first meeting of a Programming Committee was the starting point for preparing the programme for the years 2021-2027.

The programming committee decides on the strategy of the programme. In the strategy work the policy objectives proposed for the 2021-2027 programming are compared to the regional needs, and the most relevant objectives from the regional point of view are chosen. Different stakeholders will be involved in the strategy work through stakeholder events and hearings. 

The programme is expected to be ready and submitted to the European Commission by the end of 2021.