Lithuania takes over Presidency in ERB

Mr Vytautas Grubliauskas, Mayor of Klaipeda and President of the Association Klaipeda region, took over the position of the President of Euroregion Baltic from Mr Per Ole Petersen and will lead the organization in 2014. Mr Wiesław Byczkowski, Deputy Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship will be a Vice-President. Transfer of Presidency was the key point in the agenda of Euroregion Baltic Executive Board meeting, which took place in Klaipeda on 20th March.

ERB Executive Board made also some critical decisions concerning internal structure of Euroregion Baltic. Starting from 1st July 2014, ERB International Permanent Secretariat will have a new seat in Olsztyn at Foundation “Support and Promotion of Enterprise in Warmia and Mazuria”. A recruitment process for the new Head of International Secretariat will begin in April. This solution will last until Euroregion Baltic acquires a legal personality as international association. Draft statutes of such international association was adopted by ERB  Board. The process of registration of association will begin as soon as the Russian party gives its approval.

Apart from that, ERB Board approved a new Chair of Euroregion Baltic Youth Board. It will be Ms Maria Kjaergard from Bornholm and Mr Mateusz Kryżba from Warminsko-Mazurskie Voviodeship will be her deputy. Finally, ERB Board accepted Annual_Report_2013_final and adopted both ERB Action Plan for 2014 – 2014 and main activities planned within the Youth Board.