On 4th September 2013 in Kalmar, Sweden Euroregion Baltic held its 4th Annual Forum of Stakeholders. Themed ‘Connecting local actors’, this year’s Forum gathered representatives of local and regional authorities as well as experts and practitioners from the tourism sector and labour mobility networks from the cooperation area. The first part of the Forum allowed the participants to learn more about new cooperation possibilities of the South Baltic Cross-border Cooperation Programme and facilitated an exchange of project ideas between interested actors.
During the debate the stakeholders also discussed specific ideas and proposals regarding the thematic objectives and investment priorities of the programme for the next programming period 2014-2020. During the second part the stakeholders attempted to investigate the potential for blue and green growth in the South Baltic. Showcasing several tourism projects with active involvement of the ERB partners, the Forum also focused on tourism as the third largest socioeconomic activity in the EU with a positive effect on economic growth and employment. The final part of the Forum was devoted to the problem of improving labour mobility. It involved presentations of labour mobility projects currently implemented by the ERB partners and a discussion on specific ideas and interests from the regional and local representatives, as well as other actors involved in the projects or other activities enhancing labour mobility and employment in the Baltic Sea Region.
For the Forum programme, go to the Forum website.
For the presentations delivered at the Forum, go to the Forum website.
For the photos from the event, check the Gallery.