ERB Executive Board meeting in Växjö & New ERB Presidency

On 14 – 15 February 2024 the Euroregion Baltic Executive Board met in Sweden, Växjö to officially commence its work for the 2024. The meeting was attended by the representatives from the counties of Blekinge, Kalmar, Kronoberg in Sweden, Association of Klaipeda Region in Lithuania, the regions of Pomorskie and Warminsko-Mazurskie, as well as Association of Polish Communes in Poland. Also, ERB Youth Board and ERB Task Force for Climate Change and Green Transition met during these two days.

At the begining of this year’s first Executive Board meeting the ERB President, Mikael Benzon summed up the activities carried out in 2023 and thanked everyone for their engagament and exemplary cooperation spirit. ERB Presidency was then handed over to  to Region Kronoberg and Mr Rene Jaramillo. Mr Rene Jaramillo opened Kronoberg presidency by highlighting the importance for cooperation on a local level, which makes our interregional cooperation fundamentally important as well as the need for more effective communication of our work in Euroregion Baltic. We must be more visible towards our citizens!

Not only did the Executive Board Members discuss the goals and activities implemented in 2023, but also decided on future activities and steps planned in 2024. They heard reports from Mr Łukasz Bielewski, member in the South Baltic Monitoring Committee and Mr Tobias Facchini, Region Kalmar County presented the latest within the Waterman project. The Executive Board Members also discussed further steps in the application process for the status of European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC).

This year’s first Executive Board meeting concluded with presentations Johan Eklund,Chamber of Commerce  and Daniel Silander, Linnaeus University who talked about political and economic challenges and developments in the Baltic Sea Region and the whole European Union.

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