This lecture described the work undertaken by Hampshire County Council's Surveyor's Department in European programmes. It emphasises on projects with two of the newly emerging states of Eastern Europe as part of technical support programmes supported by the EU and the UK government. Hampshire County Council's policy of taking an active part in European affairs led to its participation in the EU TACIS programme and in the UK Government's 'Know How' fund. Technical support and exchanges in the public transport field were set up with Chisinau - the capital city of the Republic of Moldova and with Nizhny Novgorod in the Russian Republic. Helpful outcomes were established in both cities offering assistance in a non-commercial context but none the less establishing confidence in British technical abilities and opening up opportunities for the private sector. These initiatives have brought investment into Hampshire and have built a network of contacts in Europe for sharing experience and have developed the in-house knowledge base.

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