9th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

04–05 Jun 2018

Title 9th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Date 04 Jun 2018 12:00 - 05 Jun 2018 16:00
Organiser Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia & Baltic Development Forum
Contact Ms. Eva-Maria Liimets, +372 637 7275, eusbsr.seminars@mfa.ee
Venue Creative Hub/Kultuurikatel
Website www.balticsea-region-strategy.eu/9th-annual-forum
© EUSBSR

About 700 participants from governments, international organisations, NGOs, universities, local and regional administrations and businesses come together to discuss developments and challenges in the Baltic Sea Region. The main theme of the 9th Annual Forum is "the Baltic Sea region after 2020". The Forum focusses on how to improve the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) in the framework of the future EU Cohesion Policy. It also discusses the current state of the ecosystem in the Baltic Sea as well as how to advance the region as a global digit hub.

The Forum is hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia together with the Baltic Development Forum in close cooperation with the European Commission and other partners. About 700 participants from governments, international organisations, NGOs, universities, local and regional administrations and businesses will come together to discuss developments and challenges in the Baltic Sea region.

Interreg seminar: How to cut the cake after 2020?

Interreg Baltic Sea Region together with the Central Baltic, South Baltic and Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak Programmes are organising a seminar at the Forum. In the seminar, we map out and debate on EUSBSR stakeholders’ needs towards Interreg post 2020 in the Baltic Sea region. Starting from the present budget of roughly EUR 280 million of EU funds for Interreg Baltic Sea Region and the combined budget of EUR 250 million of the three cross-border programmes for a period of seven years, one member of the Programme’s Monitoring Committee, one National EUSBSR Coordinator, one EUSBSR Horizontal Action Coordinator, and one project lead partner will present their proposals on how to divide the Programme budget for the period 2021-2027. This serves as a starting point for the discussion.

Tuesday, 5 June, 11.00-12.30 @ Gallery Hall: How to make the best use of Interreg programmes in the Baltic Sea Region post-2020 for the benefit of the EUSBSR

More info about the seminar can be found here.