Kalmar visits Poland

Between 19 and 20 August 2009 members of Kalmar's Regional Council Executive Committee visited two Polish regions within Euroregion Baltic. The Swedish delegation was headed by the Chairman of the Regional Council in Kalmar County, Mr Leif Larsson and met the Marshal of Warminsko-Mazurskie Region and ERB President, Mr Jacek Protas, the Marshal of Pomorskie Region, Mr Jan Kozlowski, and the Mayor of Elblag, Mr Henryk Slonina. While in the capital of the Warminsko-Mazurskie Region, the Swedish guests also visited the Warminsko-Mazurskie Regional Development Agency.

The aim of the visit was to strengthen inter-regional relations within Euroregion Baltic, with specific foci placed on the issues related to the EU Baltic Sea Strategy, environmental protection and the youth.In addition, future directions for the development of the Euroregion were discussed, including topics concerning next ERB joint project, EU policy agenda, and European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation.