Baltic Sea Days 2017

22–23 Mar 2017

Title Baltic Sea Days 2017
Date 22 Mar 2017 9:00 - 23 Mar 2017 15:00
Organiser The event is organized under the auspices of the Helsinki Commission, HELCOM countries and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation.
Contact Ms. Natalia Bobyleva (bobyleva@helcom.ru)
Venue Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya Hotel
Natural Beach, © S.Maack

The annual XVIII International Environmental Forum “Baltic Sea Day” is  a platform for a dialogue on strategic issues involving a wide range of experts, authorities and the general public. The discussions will cover global and regional challenges, and implementation of environmental projects and programs in the light of the EU chairmanship in HELCOM.

The agenda covers issues in the Baltic Sea environment and current regional activities assuring good environmental status of the Sea and environmental safety in the region. The forum is a part of the frame of the Year of Ecology in Russia and is supported by HELCOM countries and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation. The motto of the Baltic Sea Days is cooperation and connectivity.
In line with the forum’s motto, a high level discussion “Baltic Sea is the area of sustainable development” will be held with participation of Interreg Baltic Sea Region.

High level discussion: “Baltic Sea is the area of sustainable development”

22 March, 14:30-18:30

The round table discusses coordination of environmental targets for global, regional and local environmental strategies, contribute to developing suggestions on aligning the targets and coordinating the follow up of a progress towards implementation of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan.

Interreg Baltic Sea Region will be represented by the Leontief centre, a member of the  funding Programme’s Monitoring Committee as well as secretary general of the Russian National Sub-Committee and by the Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat, which is the contact point for applicants and project coordinators.

The representatives explain the Programme’s support to building international partnerships of public authorities, sectoral agencies, enterprises and research institutions in the Baltic Sea region. They present how Interreg Baltic Sea Region financed projects contribute to reaching the goals of the Baltic Sea Action Plan, in particular in fields such as joint international response to hazards, maritime spatial planning, management of dumped chemical munitions, innovative measures for treating nutrients from waste water treatment facilities and in agriculture. Future funding calls for applications are presented which allow building new partnerships and trigger cooperation in the topics crucial for the HELCOM community.