The special Task Force within Euroregion Baltic (ERB) dealing with EU Cohesion Policy, and in particular with the South Baltic CBC Programme is currently taking active part in the preparations for the next programming period. Consisting of the representatives of the ERB member organisations and ERB Youth Board who particpate in the implementation of the European Territorial Cooperation programmes, the Task Force prepares ERB’s contribution into the discussions held within the South Baltic CBC Joint Programming Committee and drafts decisions to be taken by the ERB Executive Board with regards to the future shape of the Programme.
The Task Force drafted the ERB Standpoint on the South Baltic geography which was adopted by the ERB Executive Board on 29th October. Based on the standpoint the Task Force also addressed the Director of European Territorial Cooperation and the Head of the European Cross-Border Cooperation at DG Regio with letters of strong support for the continuation of the Programme. On 14th November the Task Force members met online to discuss their views on the thematic scope of the Programme, and following the ERB Exeutive Board’s instruction prepared the ERB Standpoint on the South Baltic thematic scope.