Highlights

  Healthy Population – Prosperous Region A healthy population is a critical factor behind the sustainable economic development of enterprises and societies. Therefore, improvement of health throughout the Baltic Sea region is important for the prosperity of the region.
“Let’s communicate!” project organized a session on funding the EUSBSR in the Connectivity Lounge of the 8th Annual Forum organized in Berlin.
On 14th June 2017, on the second day of the 8th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and during a Plenary Session on Strategic Cooperation on Sustainable Blue Growth in the Baltic Sea Region, the Baltic Sea Clean Maritime Awards of the Baltic Sea Forum were given out. The projects and actions awarded are strongly in line with the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
  Politicians, public authorities, industry stakeholders and maritime Flagship Projects agree that there is a need to focus on cross-sectorial cooperation, education and training as well as enforcement of regulations in order to turn the Baltic Sea Region into a leading region for clean and safe shipping.  
Connectivity is the theme of the 8th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. It is clear that transnational cooperation connects us. Through a multitude of Baltic Sea Region projects and joint initiatives we have, over several years, facilitated the evolution of vast networks, resulting in strong bonds between organisations as well as people. But connectivity is not a goal in itself; it is merely a means to achieving more tangible results with long-term impacts on society and our economy.
The Cambridge Dictionary offers multiple meanings for the verb “connect”. One of them is: “to feel close to someone or have a good relationship with them”. The Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) offers every year for the key stakeholders a chance to connect with each other and form new relationships. This year in Berlin, the Annual Forum is organized for the eighth time.
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