From September 20-22 in Potsdam, Germany, the Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation (BSSSC) invited stakeholders from all over the Baltic Sea Region to discuss the Cohesion Policy and the future of the Baltic Sea Region under the title “Cohesion = Togetherness”.

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Download this file (Conference Resolution 2017.pdf)BSSSC Conference Resolution 2017[ ]317 kB

Read more: EUSBSR important basis for BSSSC work

The 9th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region will be organised in Tallinn on 4-5 June 2018!

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The main theme of the 9th Annual Forum will be the Baltic Sea Region After 2020. The Forum will focus on how to improve the implementation of the EUSBSR in the framework of the future EU Cohesion Policy. It will also discuss the current state of the ecosystem in the Baltic Sea as well as how to advance the Region as a global digital hub.

The Forum will be hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia together with the Baltic Development Forum in close cooperation with the European Commission.

Follow the event website and @EUSBSR Twitter for updates!

In April 2017 a network for the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) Programmes in the Baltic Sea countries was initiated. Baltic Sea Network for the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (BSN–EAFRD) is initiated to facilitate and strengthen transnational cooperation in the EAFRD in order to invigorate the link between the EAFRD and the EUSBSR

Read more: PA Bioeconomy advancing cooperation between BSR Rural Development Programmes

Baltic TRAM project is offering companies in the Baltic Sea region free access to analytical research to help them in developing news products and services.

Companies selected for support will receive scientific advice tailored to their specific business needs. More precisely, they will be provided with free measurements of material samples on micro, nano- or molecular scale, and consultations with experts in analytical research facilities and research institutes. Through these services, companies will be able to upscale the knowledge of their materials’ properties and help improve their product portfolio or in-house manufacturing processes.

Read more: Open call for companies to access free analytical research

Six of the ten finalists for the European Capital of Innovation Award 2017 are from the Baltic Sea region countries.

The Baltic Sea region cities are Aarhus (DK), Berlin (DE), Copenhagen (DK), Helsinki (FI), Tallinn (EE) and Tampere (FI). The other finalists are Nice (FR), Paris (FR), Tel Aviv (IL) and Toulouse (FR). The winner will be announced on 7 November 2017 in Lisbon Web Summit.

Read more: Baltic Sea region well represented among finalists for European Capital of Innovation Award

To support the implementation of EU Macro-regional and sea-basin strategies, the Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Programme is supporting clustering activities between ongoing projects.

Clustering activities can take place between projects from different programmes dealing with the same theme or projects that are addressing the same territorial challenges. The cooperation has to take place between projects funded by different cooperation programmes and the objective is to ensure better implementation of the cooperating projects, more efficient use of the funding, better results and wider dissemination of the results. 

The clustering activities shall contribute to the implementation of EU’s Macro-regional and Sea-Basin strategies, the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and the Action Plan for a Maritime Strategy for the Atlantic, or to the EU Arctic Communication, An integrated European Union policy for the Arctic.

The deadline for submitting clustering projects is 30th September 2017.

More information on the call available on the NPA Programme's website.