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.
Six pan-Baltic organisations: Baltic Development Forum, Baltic Sea States Subregional Cooperation, CPMR Baltic Sea Commission, Baltic 7 Islands, Euroregion Baltic and Union of the Baltic Cities, have jointly adopted the position paper on the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. The paper addresses among others some key issues related to the coordination of the Strategy, multi-level governance, relation ot the EU policies and regional development plans, involvement of thiord countries and private sector. Read more here.
The Commission released the new communication on the EUSBSR on Friday 23 March 2012. The transition of the Strategy's four pillars into the three objectives has thus been officially communicated. See the text of the communication here.
A new website has been officially launched on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region by Colin Wolfe, Head of Unit of DG Regio at the opening of the 3rd Working Meeting of the EUSBSR in Vilnius on 21st March 2012. Check out here.
In the March edition of the EUSBSR newsletter you will find information among other on the uppcoming communication from the European Commission, 3rd Annual Forum of the Strategy, targets and indicators designed at priority and horizontal action level, meeting on joint Russia-EU projects in the Baltic Sea Region, 3rd working meeting on the alignment of funding for the EUSBSR in Vilnius on 21-22 March, and a new communication initiative in the framework of the Strategy developed in collaboration between INTERACT Point Turku, the European Commission and Member States concerned. You will find more here.
On 15 November 2011 the General Affairs Council (GAC) adopted conclusions on the review of the EUSBSR.
The 2nd Annual Forum on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) was held in Gdańsk between 24-26th October 2011. The event, held together with the 13th Baltic Development Forum Summit, was coorganised by the European Commission, Baltic Development Forum, Pomorskie Region, Polish EU Presidency and the City of Gdańsk.
The MOMENT project, Modern Water Management in the South Baltic Sea Area, continues its work of establishing local partnerships and finding new methods that contribute in making the Baltic Sea heathier. With this statement the MOMENT project also contributes to the implementation process of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) and the revision of the EUSBSR Action Plan.
The EUSBSR Newsletter brings new information about recent developments in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
In this latest edition of the Newsletter readers will find information about the second EUSBSR Annual Forum on 24-26 Ocotber 2011 and Commissioner Hahn meeting the EUSBSR National Contact Points, Priority Area Coordinators and Horizontal Action Leaders. The Newsletter also presents latest news on Friends of Presidency group working on the next Council Conclusions reviewing the Baltic Sea Strategy and the Action Plan, as well as the special Taskforce on indicators and targets. Please, read more under this link.