South Coast Baltic Kick-Off Conference

Kick-off Conference and 2nd all-partner meeting of the SOUTH COAST BALTIC is a three-day event organized by the Economic Development Corporation Vorpommern, that will be held on 16-18 May 2017 in the sea resort Bansin, on Usedom Island (Germany).

SOUTH COAST BALTIC project has been developed in order to build a long term cross-border destination management through the improvement of boating services and infrastructure, on the basis of the MARRIAGE cooperation network.

The 2012 MARRIAGE project launched the cross-border destinations on domestic markets, building cooperation and exchange in water tourism management and marketing, and creating a consolidate network in the southern Baltic regions of Vorpommern (Germany), Zachodniopomorskie and Pomorskie (Poland), Kaliningrad (Russia), Klaipeda region (Lithuania).

SOUTH COAST BALTIC will have an added value in the destination building process. The challenge in these regions now, is not only to access new target markets, but to provide repeaters and followers with high quality boating facilities and services, that need to be harmonized across the south coast Baltic area, also by means of a joint promotion.

SOUTH COAST BALTIC is the very rare case of a tourism project, in which the form of recreation addressed has a genuine cross-border nature and it is evident that applying cross-border cooperation can significantly add to fostering its intensity.

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CASYPOT project kicks-off in Emmaboda

The Regional Council in Kalmar and all project partners would like to invite relevant stakeholders with the ERB and beyond for the kick-off conference of the CaSYPoT project which will be held in Emmaboda, Sweden on 20-21st September 2016.

The CaSYPoT (Capacity building for Strategic Youth Policy and Transnational cooperation) has been developed by the stakeholders of ERB cooperation in order to strengthen the influence of young people on the functioning of their local and regional communities, allowing them to have a greater say on how certain policies are developed and implemented. Employing the Swedish LUPP methodology on the cross-border level, the partners are aiming at creating a new framework of consultations and engagement of young people in all regions of the South Baltic area. The project has been officially supported by the ERB Executive Board and the ERB Youth Board, which consider it an important step in creating knowledge-based development strategies in the Baltic Sea Region.

The current programme of the event is available here.

You can register for the event by using the attached registration form.

Registration for 7th Annual EUSBSR Forum in Stockholm

The 7th Strategy Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) will be hosted by Sweden together with the Nordic Council of Ministers and in close cooperation with the European Commission. The Strategy Forum will be held on 8-9 November 2016 at the Brewery Conference Centre in Stockholm, Sweden.

The overall thematic focus will be the future of the Baltic Sea Region and a desired vision for 2030. The Strategy Forum will be used to discuss how the EUSBSR can or should contribute to a desired development within its three objectives: Save the Sea, Connect the Region and Increase Prosperity. A strong emphasis will also be placed on the agreed sub-objectives of the EUSBSR.

More than 50 sessions and seminars will gather key persons and drivers of change from business, politics and civil society to contribute to a vision for 2030. From the economic state of the Region to the environmental state of the Baltic Sea, from digital markets to youth social entrepreneurship. You will find more information about the agenda if you click here.

It is now possible to register to the 7th Strategy Forum of the EUSBSR, One Region, One Future – Vision 2030 for the Baltic Sea Region, and the 18th Baltic Development Forum Summit on 8 and 9 November in Stockholm, Sweden.

You can register via internet by using this link.

More information about the event is available here

“Be Smart, Think Blue” conference in Gdansk

The Maritime Institute in Gdańsk and the Pomorskie in the EU Associations, project partners of the Smart Blue Regions project, in cooperation with the national contact point (NCP) networks BioHorizon and ETNAplus, are organising the „Be Smart, Think Blue“ conference on the 19th and 20th September 2016 in Gdansk.

Three projects, namely the Smart Blue Regions Interreg BSR project (Smart specialisation and Blue Growth in the Baltic Sea Region) and the two European NCP network projects BioHorizon (Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy) and ETNAplus (Smart, green and integrated transport), have joined forces to strengthen Europe’s capacity for efficient Blue Growth.

Smart specialisation is a key concept for boosting innovation around the EU. Understanding the role of smart specialisation in enhancing the European Blue Growth sector is a prerequisite to making the most of the sea of opportunities open to stakeholders. In addition to regional specialisation and funding, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, provides several funding opportunities for marine and maritime R&I projects on a European scale. Creating synergies between all available funding sources is the ultimate goal of the “BE SMART – THINK BLUE” event.

The aim of the overall two-day event is to create an inspiring space and encourage a spirit of effective cooperation amongst blue growth actors from across Europe.

For more information including the programme and registration form, please visit the official registration website.

Source: http://www.submariner-network.eu/index.php/projects/smartblueregions/smart-blue-regions-news/148-save-the-date-be-smart-think-blue-conference-in-gdansk

9th Baltic Sea Tourism Forum

From 19-20 October 2016 tourism representatives will convene for the 9th Baltic Sea Tourism Forum (BSTF) in Pärnu / Estonia. The international convention will be hosted by the City of Pärnu and University of Tartu, Pärnu College in cooperation with the Policy Area Tourism in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Tourist Board and together with a group of like-minded partners. » Read more

INTERREG changes the Baltic Sea

Under the Polish presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, the Ministry of Economic Development of Poland invites to the conference
entitled “INTERREG changes the Baltic Sea Region. Stories that inspire”.

The conference is scheduled to take place on 23-24 May 2016 Gdańsk, Poland at the European Solidarity Centre.

The conference is organised in cooperation with 3 INTERREG programmes which have a significant impact on the development of the Baltic Sea Region: South Baltic, Baltic Sea Region and Central Baltic.

Please follow this link to read the detailed programme of the event.

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