The VI Annual Forum of the EUSBSR, ‘Achieving e-Quality by Connecting the Region’, will be held on 15-16 June in Jūrmala, Latvia. It will be one of the large-scale international events hosted during the Latvian presidency of the Council of the European Union and it will integrate the Presidency priorities: Competitive, Digital and Engaged Europe. » Read more
On 18th November 2014 in Warsaw Euroregion Baltic took part in a seminar dedicated to cooperation within the Priority Area Education of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
Moderated by Mr Anders Bergström, PA’s Coordinator from the Norden Association, the seminar was organised by the EUSBSR National Contact Point at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. With around 60 participants from various ministries, educational institutions, labour offices and non-governmental organisations, the meeting attempted to shed more light on the details of transnational cooperation on higher education with special focus on vocational training, labour market issues and youth employment. During the presentations several active and potential Flagship Projects within EUSBSR were introduced by their representatives. These included such projects as Baltic University Programme, Baltic Training Programme, South Baltic Training Programme, HansaECVET, Baltic Sea Labour Forum, Ready to Research, Introducing Dual Education in the BSR, Baltic Sea Labour Forum mobility initiative, BSR Life Long Learning, Quick IGA, Baltic Science Network and EntrepreneurshipLab. Among them was also SYPERB Strategic Youth Policy in EuroregionBaltic project which was introduced as a new initiative that could later become a Flagship Project within the Strategy.
The seminar proved to be very informative and well organised, allowing participants to gain more concrete and practical knowledge on the implementation of the Strategy and meet relevant stakeholders working within the Priority Area.
For more information about the Seminar including all presentations, please follow this link to an article in the official web portal of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the country’s involvement in the EU cooperation.
The EUSBSR newsletter November 2014 issue focuses on governance issues, future Action Plan, Horizontal Action ‘Sustainable’ among other things. For the first time, this publication is 16 pages long aiming to better analyse and inform about each of the topics addressed. The newsletter is available in the EUSBSR website in both flipping book and pdf formats.
Also, a photo gallery for the EUSBSR has just been created on Flickr. It includes pictures from many different meetings and events as well as generic pictures taken in the Baltic Sea region. This tool aims to help EUSBSR stakeholders in their communication activities. The photos currently displayed in the online photo sharing platform have been provided by the INTERACT Programme and other EUSBSR stakeholders.
Please follow this link to read the EUSBSR Newsletter in pdf format.
The 5th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region was held together with the 16th Baltic Development Forum Summit on 3-4 June 2014 in Turku, Finland. » Read more
European Commission published its report concerning the governance of macro-regional strategies. The report proposes among others greater role for the member states in the implementation of the EUSBSR and will be discussed during the Italian presidency.
The European Economic and Social Committee at its 492nd plenary session, held on 18 and 19 September 2013, adopted the opinion on enhancing civil society partnerships to deliver the Baltic Sea Region Strategy, available here in all language versions.
The European Commission has published the first study to weigh up the success of the EU's Baltic and Danube macro-regional strategies and to provide recommendations for the future.
The EUSBSR newsletter March 2013 issue is out. The content includes, among other articles, the reviewed EUSBSR Action Plan, the joint meeting on Partnership Agreements and EUSBSR and two success stories from Priority Area on Maritime Safety and Security.
On 26th June the Council of the European Union at the General Affiars Council meeting adopted the conclusions on the completion of the revision of the EU Strategy of the Baltic Sea Region.