European Commission published its report concerning the governance of macro-regional strategies. The report proposes among others greater role for the member states in the implementation of the EUSBSR and will be discussed during the Italian presidency.
The European Economic and Social Committee at its 492nd plenary session, held on 18 and 19 September 2013, adopted the opinion on enhancing civil society partnerships to deliver the Baltic Sea Region Strategy, available here in all language versions.
The European Commission has published the first study to weigh up the success of the EU's Baltic and Danube macro-regional strategies and to provide recommendations for the future.
The EUSBSR newsletter March 2013 issue is out. The content includes, among other articles, the reviewed EUSBSR Action Plan, the joint meeting on Partnership Agreements and EUSBSR and two success stories from Priority Area on Maritime Safety and Security.
On 26th June the Council of the European Union at the General Affiars Council meeting adopted the conclusions on the completion of the revision of the EU Strategy of the Baltic Sea Region.
Six pan-Baltic organisations: Baltic Development Forum, Baltic Sea States Subregional Cooperation, CPMR Baltic Sea Commission, Baltic 7 Islands, Euroregion Baltic and Union of the Baltic Cities, have jointly adopted the position paper on the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. The paper addresses among others some key issues related to the coordination of the Strategy, multi-level governance, relation ot the EU policies and regional development plans, involvement of thiord countries and private sector. Read more here.
The Commission released the new communication on the EUSBSR on Friday 23 March 2012. The transition of the Strategy's four pillars into the three objectives has thus been officially communicated. See the text of the communication here.
A new website has been officially launched on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region by Colin Wolfe, Head of Unit of DG Regio at the opening of the 3rd Working Meeting of the EUSBSR in Vilnius on 21st March 2012. Check out here.
In the March edition of the EUSBSR newsletter you will find information among other on the uppcoming communication from the European Commission, 3rd Annual Forum of the Strategy, targets and indicators designed at priority and horizontal action level, meeting on joint Russia-EU projects in the Baltic Sea Region, 3rd working meeting on the alignment of funding for the EUSBSR in Vilnius on 21-22 March, and a new communication initiative in the framework of the Strategy developed in collaboration between INTERACT Point Turku, the European Commission and Member States concerned. You will find more here.