Parallel sessions

Agri-environment & nutrient management - SUMANU platform

Time: Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 15:30-17:00
Room: Kotlin

The biggest potential for nutrient recycling in the EU is in animal manure. SuMaNu - a platform for sustainable manure and nutrient management for reduction of nutrient loss in the Baltic Sea Region - aims to gather, analyse and synthesize the best practices and recommendations for sustainable nutrient management on the basis of its four participating projects, i.e. Manure Standards and Baltic Slurry Acidification (Interreg Baltic Sea Region), GREENAGRI (Interreg Central Baltic) and PROMISE (BONUS). Core achievements and solutions as well as different approaches to nutrient management are presented in this workshop. They include, amongst others, shared guidelines for manure data, investment and policy recommendations for acidified slurry, and manure as a safe and efficient phosphorus fertilizer. The panel discussion "Where have all the nutrients gone?" evolves around five approaches to nutrient management.

Moderators:

  • Ms Paula Biveson, Baltic Sea Action Group BSAG
  • Mr Erik Sindhöj, Research Institutes of Sweden RISE

Speakers:

  • Ms Minna Sarvi, Natural Resources Institute Finland Luke
  • Ms Miitta Eronen, Natural Resources Institute Finland Luke (Manure Standards)
  • Mr Erik Sindhöj, Research Institutes of Sweden RISE (Baltic Slurry Acidfification)
  • Ms Zanda Melnalksne, Latvian Farmers' Parliament (Green Agri)
  • Mr Kari Ylivainio, Natural Resources Institute Finland Luke (Promise)
  • Ms Karoliina Koho, Baltic and North Sea Coordination and Support Action (BANOS CSA), BONUS EEIG

Panellists:

  • Ms Sanni Turunen, Ministry of the Environment of Finland
    EUSBSR Policy Area Nutri
  • Ms Kaisa Riiko, HELCOM Secretariat
  • Mr Ludwig Hermann, European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform
  • Mr Reinhold Stauss, State Agency for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas of the German Federal State Schleswig-Holstein (LLUR)
  • Ms Zanda Melnalksne, Latvian Farmers' Parliament
  • Ms Caroline Buchen, Thünen Institute of Climate-Smart Agriculture

Organisers: Natural Resources Institute Finland Luke & Baltic Sea Action Group BSAG

MA/JS supporters: Elena Kolosova and Dana Hennings

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Blue bioeconomy - Blue platform

Time: Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 9:00-10:30
Room: Kotlin (tbc)

The workshop invites everyone with an interest in the Baltic blue bioeconomy to discuss the benefits that the blue bioeconomy can create for municipalities and regions in the Baltic Sea region, and how they can offer effective support. Representatives from key Baltic blue bioeconomy projects will participate and explain how some of the successful support tools developed within these projects have already been applied and how they can therefore be also applied by actors outside these immediate project partnerships. Through an interactive format, participants will be able to provide immediate feedback on these tools and a quick judgement on how feasible these are within their own context. 

With participating experts from the blue biotechnology, tourism, mentorship and aquaculture sector, the audience will exchange knowledge and views about challenges and best practices. The ambition is to extract the key actions that EUSBSR actors can take immediately in order to strengthen the ‘blue bioeconomy’ companies and jobs within the Baltic Sea region. 

Moderator: Ms Angela Schultz-Zehden

Speakers:

  • Ms Angela Schultz-Zehden, SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG
  • Ms Efthalia Arvaniti, SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG
  • Ms Lisa Simone de Grunt, SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG
  • Ms Anne-Mari Luhtanen, SYKE Finnish Environment Institute
  • Mr Johan Magnusson, Swedish Board of Agriculture
  • Ms Joanna Przedrzymirska, S&E Sea and Environment Joanna Przedrzymirska
  • Ms Mette Jorgensen, Guldborgsund municipality
  • Mr Riku Varjopuro, SYKE Finnish Environment Institute
  • Mr Frederik Gröndahl, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Ms Hilary Karlson, Danish Technology Institute

Organiser: SUBMARINER Network and Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)

MA/JS supporters: Marina Kislyak & Eeva Rantama

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Business support

Time: Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 9:00-10:30
Room: Wolin

In this session partners from several projects pitch their projects to an expert panel. The pitchers focus on explaining how their project helps offer better services to companies. The panellists and the audience ask questions to dig deeper into the transnational work of each project. The discussion provides detailed insight into past and future achievements and can help the projects’ representatives to better understand what can still be done to be more successful. The projects target different types of business actors within various industries (e.g. the creative industry) or enhance processes (such as e.g. business transfers from retiring owners to new ones). They take different approaches to support businesses by facilitating exchange to boost competences and innovation.

Moderator: Ms Elea Nova Sondag
Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat

Project pitchers:

  • Ms Egidija Rainosalo, Centria AMK (University of Applies Sciences)
    SWW (2016-2019)
  • Mira Alexander, Hanse-Parlament
    SNOwMan (2017-2020)
  • Mr Max Hogeforster, Baltic Sea Academy
    INBETS BSR (2017-2020)
  • Ms Ines Klemm, BGZ Berliner Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit mbH
    Baltic Game Industry, (2017-2020)
  • Mr Ralf Eppeneder, Goethe-Institute Munich
    Creative Ports (2018-2021)

Panellists:

  • Ms Monika Cholewczyńska-Dmitruk, Marshal's Office of Pomorskie Region
    Member of Interreg Baltic Sea Region Monitoring Committee
  • Ms Kadri Jushkin, Ministry of Finance of Estonia
    ERDF Managing Authority Network
  • Ms Agnieszka Lipinska, Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat
    Project Officer

Organiser: Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat

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Circular Economy

Time: Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 15:30-17:00
Room: Wolin

In this session partners from several projects pitch their project to an expert panel. The pitchers focus on explaining how their project helps to make better use of limited resources. The panellists and the audience ask questions to dig deeper into the transnational work of each project. The discussion provides detailed insight into achievements already in place and to come. It can also help projects to better understand potential next steps and activities to be more successful. The projects target different aspects of circular economy, like eco-design for mass products, industrial symbiosis features, catering, bioeconomy and specific strategies for rural areas. Foci are economic aspects as well as design and procurement elements in an innovation context.

Moderator: Mr Marcin Kaczmarski
Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat

Project pitchers:

  • Mr Conrad Dorer, German Environment Agency
    EcoDesign Circle (2016-2019)
  • Ms Anna Aalto, JAMK University of Applied Sciences
    RDI2CluB (2017-2020)
  • Ms Birgitte Krebs Schleemann, Aalborg Kommune
    CircularPP (2017-2020)
  • Ms Minna Mikkola, University of Helsinki
    StratKIT (2019-2021)
  • Ms Nina Alkærsig Jensen, Dansk Symbiose Center
    BIS (2019-2021)

Panellists:

  • Mr Matti Lipsanen, Regional Council of Häme
    Member of Interreg Baltic Sea Region Monitoring Committee
  • Mr Torfi Jóhannesson, Nordic Council of Ministers
    EUSBSR Policy Area Coordinator Bioeconomy
  • Mr Sebastian Hentsch, Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat
    Project Officer

Organiser: Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat

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Clean Shipping - CSHIPP platform

Time: Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 15:30-17:00
Room: Æro

The workshop focuses on the relationship between clean shipping and business. The introductory part of the workshop presents the CSHIPP platform and some of the projects involved. The main part of the workshop consists of a panel discussion with representatives from the CSHIPP projects and business representatives working in the industry. While the project representatives can shed light on the work done in projects, business representatives are invited to discuss and debate how such work and project results can be utilised in practice and whether clean shipping can be a viable business case. The panellists are also invited to discuss the ways in which to involve businesses in EU funded projects and the potential benefits project platform collaboration offers to cleaner shipping practices in the Baltic Sea region.

Moderator: Mr Michele Acciaro
Kühne Logistics University

Speaker: Ms Riitta Pöntynen
Centre for Maritime Studies of Brahea Centre, University of Turku

Panellists:

  • Mr. Niels Gorm Malý Rytter (ECOPRODIGI)
  • Mr Alexander John, ATI Küste GmbH - Association for Technology and Innovation (BSR Electric project)
  • Mr Gunnar Prause, Tallinn University of Technology & Wismar University (EnviSuM)
  • Ms Jana Moldanova, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute (SHEBA project)
  • Mr Bogdan Ołdakowski, Baltic Ports Organization
  • Ms Maarit Lappalainen, Carinafour

Organiser: Centrum Balticum Foundation

MA/JS supporters: Marta Ślężak-Warszycka & Vineta Grieķere

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Digitalisation

Time: Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 9:00-10:30
Room: Rügen

In this session partners from several projects pitch their project to an expert panel. The pitchers focus on explaining how to develop new ideas by sharing experiences. The panellists and audience ask questions to dig deeper into the transnational work of each project. The discussion provides detailed insight into what has already been achieved and what is to come, and can help projects to better understand what is still needed to be more successful. The projects focus on advancements of digital cross-border public services, as well as technologies to improve education, health, tourism, supercomputing, shipping and competitiveness in the Baltic Sea region.

Moderator: Mr Marcin Kaczmarski
Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat

Project pitchers:

  • Mr Alessandro Nani, Tallinn University
    CM (2016-2019)
  • Ms Milla Harju, University of Turku
    ECOPRODIGI (2017-2020)
  • Mr Torben Aaberg, Aalborg University Copenhagen
    DIGINNO (2017-2020)
  • Mr Thanos Papaioannou, EurA AG
    Baltic LSC (2019-2021)
  • Ms Laima Kaušpadienė, Sunrise Valley Science and Technology Park
    InnoCAPE (2019-2021)

Panellists:

  • Ms Reet Reismaa, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia
    EUSBSR Policy Area Coordinator Innovation
  • Mr Andres Kikas, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication of Estonia
  • Ms Ilze Ciganska, Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat
    Project Officer

Organiser: Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat

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Energy efficiency

Time: Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 9:00-10:30
Room: Gotland

In this session partners from several projects pitch their project to an expert panel. The pitchers focus on explaining how to make better use of limited resources. The panellists and the audience ask questions to dig deeper into the transnational work of each project. The discussion provides detailed insight into achievements in place and to come and can help projects to better understand what is still missing to be more successful. The projects tackle energy efficiency problems, namely energy and heat losses, outdated energy transmission systems and insufficient consumption.

Moderator: Ms Dana Hennings
Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat

Project pitchers:

  • Mr Horst-Günther Rubahn, Syddansk Universitet
    Green PE (2016-2019)
  • Mr Adam Cenian, Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences
    LowTEMP (2017-2020)
  • Mr Galya  Vladova, HafenCity University Hamburg
    AREA 21 (2017-2020)
  • Ms Marit Ragnarsson, Dalarna County Board, Sweden
    Effect4builidngs (2017-2020)
  • Mr Till Scherzinger, City of Bremerhaven
    ACT NOW! (2017-2020)

Panellists:

  • Mr. Andrejs Apaņuks, Ministry of Economics of Latvia,
    EUSBSR Policy Area Coordinator Energy
  • Ms Madara Zvirgzdiņa, Ministry of Economics of Latvia,
    EUSBSR Policy Area Coordinator Energy
  • Mr Jan Schmidt, Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat
    Project Officer

Organiser: Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat

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Health & society

Time: Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 15:30-17:00
Room: Rügen

In this session partners from several projects pitch their project to an expert panel. The pitchers focus on explaining how their project helps regions to offer better services and products to citizens.  The panellists and the audience ask questions to dig deeper into the transnational work of each project. The discussion provides detailed insight into past and future achievements and can help projects to better understand what can still be done to be more successful. The projects target different aspects of health and society, namely lifestyle related diseases, social services in rural areas, comfort and safety of seniors home living, a competence centre for bone fractures, and validation of health products.

Moderator: Mr Vaclav Kaplan
Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat

Project pitchers:

  • Ms Imke Schneemann, Life Science Nord Management
    BFCC (2016-2019)
  • Ms Doris Scheer, Diakonisches Werk Schleswig-Holstein
    SEMPRE (2016-2019)
  • Ms Beata Fabisiak, Poznan University of Life Sciences
    Baltse@nior (2016-2019)
  • Ms Liis Lohur, Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol
    ProVaHealth (2017-2020)
  • Mr Rüdiger Breitschwerdt, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences
    BaltCityPrevention (2017-2020)

Panellists:

  • Ms Irina Karelina, Leontief Center
    Member of Interreg Baltic Sea Region Monitoring Committee
  • Ms Ülla-Karin Nurm, Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being (NDPHS)
    EUSBSR Policy Area Coordinator Health
  • Ms Elea Nova-Sondag, Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat
    Project Officer

Organiser: Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat

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Hazards to the sea

Time: Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 15:30-17:00
Room: Gotland

In this session partners from several projects pitch their project to an expert panel. The pitchers focus on explaining how their projects help to jointly tackle a challenge that goes beyond borders. The panellists and the audience ask questions to dig deeper into the transnational nature of each project. The discussion provides detailed insight into what has already been achieved and what is to come, and it can help projects better understand what is still needed to be more successful. The projects target different hazards to the Baltic Sea - marine munition, microplastics, pharmaceuticals and other hazardous substances. Their different approaches in reducing the discharge of these harmful substances range from improving the implementation of legal directives to activating consumers.

Moderator: Mr Bartłomiej Wierzbicki
Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat

Project pitchers:

  • Ms Heidrun Fammler, Baltic Environmental Forum Germany
    NonHazCity (2016-2019)
  • Mr Jacek Bełdowski, Institute of Oceanology PAS
    DAIMON (2016-2019)
  • Monika Piotrowska-Szypryt and Peteris Gailitis, Gdansk Water Utilities
    FanpLESStic-Sea (2019-2021)
  • Mr Kaj Forsius, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
    HAZBREF (2017-2020)
  • Ms Noora Perkola, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
    CWPharma (2017-2020)

Panellists:

  • Ms Tiina Tihlman, Ministry of the Environment of Finland
    Member of Interreg Baltic Sea Region Monitoring Committee
  • Ms Maxi Nachtigall, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
    EUSBSR Policy Area Coordinator Hazards
  • Ms Marina Kislyak, Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat
    Project Officer

Organiser: Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat

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Interoperability in transnational transport - BSR Access platform

Time: Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 9:00-10:30
Room: Æro (tbc)

The BSR Access Project Platform builds on the long track record of transnational development projects NSB CoRe, TENTacle, Scandria2Act, EMMA, E12 and their predecessors to improve transport interoperability and cross-border connections. The workshop highlights their key achievements in urban node and cross-border mobility, clean energy, digitalization and multimodality, and discusses the relationship between transnational transport and spatial planning. BSR Access underlines the benefits of long term process perspective in transport development, which observes the need for research and development (Horizon 2020) and feasibility studies and piloting (Interreg) towards sustainable infrastructure projects (CEF, blending and other instruments). 

Moderation: Mr Jerker Sjögren
Consultant

Speakers:

  • Mr Thomas Erlandson, EUSBSR policy area coordinator transport
  • Mr Mathias Lindström, Kvarken Council
  • Ms Ulrike Schütz, Joint Spatial Planning Department 
  • Ms Kia Madsen, Capital Region of Denmark
  • Mr Stefan Breitenbach, Port of Hamburg Marketing
  • Ms Malla Paajanen, Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council
  • Mr Mattias Andersson, Region Blekinge
  • Mr Wiktor Szydarowski, Ramboll Sweden AB

Organiser: Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council

MA/JS supporters: Marta Ślężak-Warszycka & Ruslana Rozene

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Maritime emergency preparedness - ResQU2 platform

Time: Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 15:30-17:00
Room: Rusne

The ResQU2 workshop‘s aim is to show how challenging transnational rescue operations are and what kind of solutions the regular projects have developed to make saving lives safer and more efficient. The workshop demonstrates how the solutions created and the experiences gained have improved the capacity to handle rescue operations. After an introduction to the platform as such, partners present exemplary incidents to highlight the challenges in maritime rescue operations that have been tackled by the platform’s projects. The examples include people trapped in a sunken ship, fire on board a passenger ship, a chemical accident on board a passenger-cargo ferry, and how exercises and risk management help to mitigate the effects of emergencies in ports.

Moderator: Mr. Markku Mylly
Master Mariner, Senior Advisor

Speakers:

  • Ms Kirsi Laitio, Centre for Maritime Studies, University of Turku (Platform coordinator)
  • Mr Jonas Westerberg, Dykmagazinet (DiveSMART Baltic)
  • Ms Else Timms, Swedish Coast Guard (DiveSMART Baltic)
  • Mr Jeroen Meijering, Safety Region Zeeland (MIRG-EX) 
  • Mr Jeroen Zonnevijlle, Safety Region Zeeland (MIRG-EX)
  • Mr Teemu Niemelä, Finnish Border Guard (ChemSAR)
  • Mr Miikka Toivonen, Southwest Finland Emergency Services (HAZARD)

Organiser: Centre for Maritime Studies, University of Turku

MA/JS supporters: József Attila Darabos & Lukasz Korpal

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Renewable energy

Time: Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 15:30-17:00
Room: Hiiuma

In this session partners from several projects pitch their project to an expert panel. The pitchers focus on explaining how their project helps delivering attractive results for regions and cities regions. The panellists and the audience ask questions to dig deeper into the transnational work of each project. The discussion provides detailed insight into achievements in place and to come and can help projects to better understand what is still missing to be more successful. The projects target different aspects of the transition towards renewable energy, namely challenges in planning energy areas, opportunities for local communities related to renewable energy projects, development of an integrated energy grid for wind energy produced offshore, and the production of forest bioenergy. 

Moderator: Mr Rostislav Zatloukal
Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat

Speakers:

  • Ms Elizabeth Cote, Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility  (IKEM)
    Baltic InteGrid (2016-2019)
  • Mr Antti Roose, Tartu Regional Energy Agency
    BEA-APP (2016-2019)
  • Mr Kęstutis Navickas, Aleksandras Stulginskis University
    BalticBiomass4Value (2017-2020)
  • Mr Aljosa Isakovic, Kiel University
    CO2mmunity (2017-2020)

Panellists:

  • Ms Monika Strojecka Gevorgyan, Ministry of Investment and Economic Development
    Member of Interreg Baltic Sea Region Monitoring Committee
  • Mr. Andrejs Apaņuks, Ministry of Economics of Latvia
    EUSBSR Policy Area Coordinator Energy
  • Mr Jan Schmidt, Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat
    Project Officer

Organiser: Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat

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Research infrastructure for innovation

Time: Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 9:00-10:30
Room: Hiiuma

In this session partners from several projects pitch their project to an expert panel. The pitchers focus on explaining how to increase cohesion. The panellists and the audience ask questions to dig deeper into the transnational work of each project. The discussion provides detailed insight into achievements in place and to come. Ideally, this will also help projects to learn and exchange about potentials to be more successful. The participating projects address challenges for the higher education and research area in the Baltic Sea region, specifically scientific technologies, analytical instruments and consulting services. They take different approaches to innovate performances in research, e.g., establishing underground laboratories, science and technology parks, supporting enterprises in technology and data. An important aspect of their approach and practical work is reaching out to stakeholders like the business and policy level.

Moderator: Mr Bartłomiej Wierzbicki
Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat

Project pitchers:

  • Mr Klaus von Lepel, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
    BSN Baltic Science Network (2016-2019)
  • Mr Miriam Hufnagl, PT-DESY
    Baltic TRAM (2016-2019)
  • Mr Tuomas Ranti, University of Turku
    BalticSatApps (2017-2020)
  • Mr Panu Jalas, University of Oulu/Kerttu Saalasti Institute
    BSUIN Baltic Sea Underground Innovation Network (2017-2020)
  • Mr Giorgi Davidovi, University of Tartu/Tartu Observatory
    Test-4-SME (2017-2020)

Panellists:

  • Mr Axel Rød, Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation of Norway
    Member of Interreg Baltic Sea Region Monitoring Committee
  • Mr Tomasz Jałukowicz, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland
    EUSBSR Policy Area Coordinator Innovation
  • Mr Sebastian Hentsch, Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat
    Project Officer

Organiser: Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat

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Smart specialisation

Time: Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 15:30-17:00
Room: Jurmo

In this session partners from several projects pitch their projects to an expert panel. The pitchers focus on explaining how their project fosters integration for a more competitive Europe. The  and the audience ask questions to dig deeper into the transnational work of each project. The discussion provides detailed insight into what has already been achieved and what is to come, and it can help projects better understand what  is still needed to be more successful. The projects cover a variety of approaches and methods supporting implementation of smart specialisation .

Moderator: Ms Agnieszka Lipinska
Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat

Project pitchers:

  • Ms Alke Elisabeth Voß, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Employment, Technology and Tourism Schleswig-Holstein
    Smart Blue Regions (2016-2019)
  • Mr Gert Proba, Rostock Business and Technology Development GmbH
    EmpInno (2016-2019)
  • Mr Jerker Johnson, Regional Council of Ostrobothnia
    LARS (2017-2020)
  • Mr Wieslaw Urban, Bialystok University of Technology
    GoSmart BSR (2017-2020)
  • Mr Botond Vereb-Dér, Häme University of Applied Sciences
    OSIRIS (2019-2021)

Panellists:

  • Ms Lina Stanionyte, Joint Research Center
    European Commission Smart specialisation Platform
  • Mr Esa Kokkonen, Baltic Institute of Finland
    EUSBSR Policy Area Coordinator Innovation
  • Ms Ilze Ciganska, Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat
    Project Officer

Organiser: Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat

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Sustainable urban mobility

Time: Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 9:00-10:30
Room: Jurmo

In this session partners from several projects pitch their projects to an expert panel. The pitchers focus on explaining how to deliver attractive results for better mobility in cities. The panellists and the audience ask questions to dig deeper into the transnational work of each project. The discussion provides detailed insight into achievements in place and to come and can help projects to better understand what is still missing to be more successful. The projects aims at integrating the sustainable transport in urban areas of the Baltic Sea region. They target commuting and public transport systems by introducing alternative mobility options, e.g. smart automated minibuses, electric vehicles or shared transport. They also influence urban planning practises for more environmentally friendly mobility in cities.

Moderator: Mr József Attila Darabos
Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat

Project pitchers:

  • Mr Juha Sääski, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
    Sohjoa Baltic (2017-2020)
  • Ms Jennifer Pohlmann, Hamburg University of applied sciences
    BSR electric (2017-2020)
  • Ms Lisa Wiechmann, City of Rostock
    Cities.multimodal (2017-2020)
  • Mr Matthias Grätz, Baltic Environmental Forum Germany
    SUMBA (2017-2020)
  • Mr Tero Haahtela, Aalto University
    Hupmobile (2018-2021)

Panellists:

  • Mr. Thomas Jacob, City of Hamburg, Senate Chancellery
  • Ms Liene Stikāne, VASAB Secretariat
  • Ms Vineta Grieķere, Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat
    Project Officer

Organiser: Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat

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Water management - BSR WATER platform

Time: Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 9:00-10:30
Room: Rusne

The workshop demonstrates how Interreg funded projects united by the BSR WATER platform have successfully targeted bottlenecks in cross-sectoral cooperation in the water management sector to improve the policy dialogue and thereby advance the wastewater treatment in the region. The platform's activities and partners involved are presented. During a discussion among the participating projects and their main stakeholders (delegates representing local & national authorities, interest organisations, academia, and EUSBSR coordinators) the panellists will have a possibility to promote outputs such as pilots at waste water treatment plants (IWAMA), guidelines for industrial waste water management and pilots (BEST), and chemical smart public procurement (NonHazCity) and discus how those facilitate regional policy proposals and recommendations.

Moderator: Mr Björn Grönholm
Union of the Baltic Cities/ Sustainable Cities Commission

Speaker:

Ms Agnieszka Ilola, Union of the Baltic Cities/Sustainable Cities Commission

Panellists:

  • Mr Matthias Barjenbruch, Technical University of Berlin (IWAMA)
  • Mr Taavo Tenno, University of Tartu (IWAMA)
  • Ms Marjukka Porvari, John Nurminen Foundation (BEST)
  • Mr Peteris Gailitis, Gdansk Water Utilities Ltd (IWAMA, NonHazCity and FanpLESStic-SEA)
  • Ms Sanni Turunen, Ministry of the Environment of Finland, EUSBSR Policy Area Nutri
  • Ms Maxi Nachtigall, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, EUSBSR Policy Area Hazard

Organiser: Union of the Baltic Cities/ Sustainable Cities Commission

MA/JS supporters: Elena Kolosova & Lukasz Korpal

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