Review of Cooperation Priorities

On 21st January 2010 the Euroregion Baltic Executive Board decided to establish a task force to effectively manage the process of reviewing the ERB cooperation. The task force will consist of representatives of the member regions responsible for a.o. territorial cooperation and regional development issues. The task force will also be open to other key stakeholders of the ERB cooperation (business sector, knowledge institutions, social partners). The Board decided that the review process will start on 11th February in Copenhagen  and will be finalised by the Council in November 2010.

During the first meeting on 11 February the task force will prepare a road map of the ERB cooperation review process which will be presented to the Council for approval at their meeting on 5 March 2010. In their work, the task force should pay special attention to the assessment of the implementation of the ERB Joint Development Programme, practices of good governance, transparency and subsidiarity, future challenges and regional development strategies in all member regions, involvement of member regions in the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, accumulated experience from and relevance of the ERB cooperation to the member regions’ regular work, as well as ways of maximising added value of the ERB cooperation, thematic priorities and foci of the ERB cooperation in the future, and the review of institutional and financial capacities of Euroregion Baltic.