About Us

Euroregion “Country of Lakes” is a Latvian, Lithuanian and Belarusian Association of border Local Governments and Administrations, established in 1998 Kraslava town (Latvia). Currently Euroregion brings together 30 members – 15 municipalities from Latvia, 7 municipalities from Lithuania and 8 Administration from Belarus.

Activities of foundation „Euroregion “Country of Lakes”” contribute to the cross-border cooperation, exchange of experience and promoting integrated territorial development under the European Community’s priorities.

Euroregion “Country of Lakes” implements projects in the framework of programmes of the European Union Structural Funds target “European Territorial Cooperation”.

Euroregion area is 35.9 thousand km2, of which 15.2 thousand km2 (42 %) are located in Belarus, 12,1 thousand km2 (34 %) in Latvia, and 8,6 thousand km2 (24%) – in Lithuania.
Euroregion area has 823 thousand inhabitants, of which 375,5 thousand live (46 %) in Belarus, 275,6 thousand (33%) – in Latvia and 172 thousand (21 %) – in Lithuania.