ERB Executive Board meeting in Brussels

Under the presidency of Bornholms Regionskommune the 8 members of Euroregion Baltic keep celebrating Euroregion Baltic  2️⃣ 5️⃣ th Anniversary!

At the end of September (26-27th Sep) the Euroregion Baltic Executive Board members met in Brussels, in the Greater Copenhagen EU Office, to further discuss the establishment of ERB EGTC, current state of Interreg South Baltic Programme and the recent work of the ERB Task Force for Climate Change & Green Transition. Participants of the meeting also had an opportunity to listen to experts talking about energy & EU Cohesion policy issues and to meet with friends from Brussel offices to plan future cooperation.

The first day in Brussels started with the ERB Executive Board meeting. Mr Mikael Benzon, ERB President, welcomed the participants and thanked the Greater Copenhagen EU Office for the hospitality and help in planning the meeting. In his  opening speech Mr Benzon underlined that the meeting was held against a background of geopolitical tensions and environmental and climatic changes. He added that economic downturns put a strain on our social and democratic stability and cohesion.

The Executive Board meeting was followed by a presentation on EU Cohesion Policy & Structural Funds by Sven Kastö from South Sweden EU Office.

This years 3rd meeting of Executive Board was also special because for the first time since quite a long time, the representatives of all 8 ERB regions to the ERB Youth Board were present at the meeting.

The second day of the meeting was dedicated to the discussion on Climate Change and Green Transition with representatives from DG Energy. Here you can find a presentation by Mr Roger Waite (Media & Communication Issues, European Commission General Directorate for Energy: EU energy policy).

Finally, all participants had an opportunity to meet the Brussels offices representatives and to discuss on future cooperation.

The content of this website is the sole responsibility of the author and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union, the Managing Authority or the Joint Secretariat of the South Baltic Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020. The project UMBRELLA is partly financed from the Interreg South Baltic Programme 2014-2020 through the European Regional Development Fund.