Baltic Sea Tourism Forum in Turku on 2-3 Nov 2017 – Registration open

On November 2-3, 2017 in Turku, for the 10th time in a row, the Baltic Sea Tourism Forum gathers tourism stakeholders from the Baltic Sea Region. The registration will be available until October 23 at http://www.balticseatourism.net/.

Dedicated to ‘The Future of Baltic Sea Tourism’ as the principal theme, the 10th BSTF will provide participants with a mix of policy issues and several practical approaches for peer learning and exchange, keynotes regarding trends in tourism and a discussion over the future of Destination Marketing Organisations which will be complemented by case-studies, good practices and seminars.

A special focus will be given to future and trend topics like digitalization, tourism financing, funding, education, transnational cooperation with 150 delegates expected to take part to the forum. Therefore, in the light of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, sustainability will become an integrated part of the entire forum as the BSTF continues its commitment to both strengthening sustainable development and promoting a sustainable tourism in the Baltic Sea region.

The forum will offer the possibility for projects and initiatives to showcase their ideas of transnational and cross-border initiatives with a view to boost the visibility of existing sustainable approaches of international cooperation. The Tourism Networking Village and a session for project pitching will offer further opportunities to increase awareness in the respective fields of sustainable cooperation among countries and regions.

The cultural programme of the 10th anniversary will also provide space for exchange combined with unique experiences for guests and participants of the Forum. The “Renaissance Banquet” in Turku castle and a guided tour through the Finnish history on the banks of Aurajoki River will deliver insights into the distant and more recent past of the city of Turku in an exceptional atmosphere and surrounding.

Save the Date – South Baltic Annual Event 2017

The South Baltic annual event will take place on 12th September 2017 in the region of Zealand, Denmark.
What can you expect from this year’s South Baltic annual event? The Programme prepares an exciting programme that will feature SouthBaltic greentech innovations, debates and funding pitches from Interreg and Horizon2020.

Please mark the date in your calendars.

More details will follow. Stay tuned to South Baltic Programme website!

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“Be Smart, Think Blue” conference in Gdansk

The Maritime Institute in Gdańsk and the Pomorskie in the EU Associations, project partners of the Smart Blue Regions project, in cooperation with the national contact point (NCP) networks BioHorizon and ETNAplus, are organising the „Be Smart, Think Blue“ conference on the 19th and 20th September 2016 in Gdansk.

Three projects, namely the Smart Blue Regions Interreg BSR project (Smart specialisation and Blue Growth in the Baltic Sea Region) and the two European NCP network projects BioHorizon (Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy) and ETNAplus (Smart, green and integrated transport), have joined forces to strengthen Europe’s capacity for efficient Blue Growth.

Smart specialisation is a key concept for boosting innovation around the EU. Understanding the role of smart specialisation in enhancing the European Blue Growth sector is a prerequisite to making the most of the sea of opportunities open to stakeholders. In addition to regional specialisation and funding, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, provides several funding opportunities for marine and maritime R&I projects on a European scale. Creating synergies between all available funding sources is the ultimate goal of the “BE SMART – THINK BLUE” event.

The aim of the overall two-day event is to create an inspiring space and encourage a spirit of effective cooperation amongst blue growth actors from across Europe.

For more information including the programme and registration form, please visit the official registration website.

Source: http://www.submariner-network.eu/index.php/projects/smartblueregions/smart-blue-regions-news/148-save-the-date-be-smart-think-blue-conference-in-gdansk