This study is based on the results of the Transfrontier Cooperation Donor Forum held in St. Petersburg on April 25, 2003 under the EastWest Institute's Regional and Transfrontier Cooperation (RTFC) Program. It contains an overview of transfrontier cooperation in the North-Western Federal District of the Russian Federation and Project Ideas Catalogue. The overview covers the legal framework for TFC, brief TFC-related information on the selected regions, TFC instruments available in the North-West of Russia, donors supporting TFC in the area and transfrontier cooperation in the border regions of Russia's North-West. Additionally, Tacis Cross-Border Small and Micro Project Facilities (the largest and most developed transfrontier cooperation programmes in the North-West of Russia) are examined in more detail. The overview is complemented by the Project Ideas Catalogue (an assessment of transfrontier cooperation needs as understood by local actors).