22 January 2009: ERB Executive Board

ERB Executive Board met on 22nd January 2009 in Kaliningrad. Among the issues discussed were the cooperation status of the ERB Working Groups, 2009—2010 Action Plan draft and the ERB position towards the EU Green Paper on Territorial Cohesion.
The Board heard the activity reports from the ERB Working Groups which submitted applications to the South Baltic CBC Programme. Its members also agreed to recommend the establishment of two new groups dealing with local initiatives and environmental protection.
With the new presidency within Euroregion the Board approved of the new action plan to be presented to the Council as the ERB cooperation agenda prepared jointly by the Polish and Lithuanian partners (also, see age one). This Action Plan focuses on four main priorities of cooperation, including socio-economic development, societal integration, information policy and capacity building.
The Board members also discussed what should be the contribution from Euroregion Baltic to the EU consultation on the Green Paper on Territorial Cohesion. After some discussions it was decided that the secretariats will provide their comments to the draft paper which should then be submitted to the Council for adoption (also, see page one). The full minutes of the meeting are available at: Final minutes