Macro-regional strategies and cooperation with Neighbouring Non-EU members: Norway

25 Feb 2021

Title Macro-regional strategies and cooperation with Neighbouring Non-EU members: Norway
Date 25 Feb 2021 13:30 - 25 Feb 2021 15:00
Organiser Let’s Communicate; Eastern Norway County Network; Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Delegation to EU
Venue Virtual meeting

The webinar focuses on the value of cooperation with Neighbouring Non-EU countries in macro-regional strategies, and presents examples of good practises and new ideas for future cooperation. With a focus on neighbouring countries, the aim of the event is to provide input and tools to work together more intensely within the Policy Areas to reach the main goals of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

Norway is closely connected to EU via the European Economic Area and partnership in several organisations and networks in the region. Norway is also an integrated member of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme, and part of several cross-border programmes in the region.

Register here by 22 February. 

The programme:

  • Opening by Mission of Norway to the EU – Per Sjaastad, Ambassador/Deputy Head of Missio
  • Added value of involving non-EU neighbours into the European Macroregional Cooperation by a representative from EU-commission DG Regio
  • Mainstreaming cooperation with non-EU neighbours in the EUSBSR by Simon Stermann, chair of the EUSBSR National Coordination Group, German Federal Foreign Office
  • Norway’s cooperation within the Baltic Sea Region and the EUSBSR by Olav Berstad, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Why cooperate and what is in it for us: Concrete examples from Norwegian participation in Flagship projects within the EUSBSR

    • STM Balt SAFE by project partner Norwegian Coastal Administration (Kystverket), Jon Leon Ervik (PA Ship/PA Safe)
    • EFFECT4buildings by project partner Innlandet County Council, Liv Randi Lindseth (PA Energy)

  • Cooperation with Norway from a point of view of a Policy Area Coordinator, Esa Kokkonen, Baltic Institute of Finland – PA Innovation
  • Questions and interaction
  • What now – how to proceed? Let’s Communicate project and new Interreg BSR programme period, Ann Irene Saeternes, Head of European Affairs, Eastern Norway County Network
  • Wrap-up/end of seminar