Highlights

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.
Connectivity is the theme of the 8th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. An essential factor in reaching a better connected Baltic Sea region is transport.
Policy Area Secure is a coordinated by the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Secretariat and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) Connect with PA Secure: www.bsr-secure.eu Facebook/Twitter: @BSRSecure Who we are Since the inclusion of the former Priority Area Crime into the Policy Area Secure in 2015, our team had been striving to act in a holistic societal security paradigm that focuses on risk reduction management related to all threats, regardless whether their origins are natural disasters, man-made disasters or organised crime. We believe that the common efforts of the Baltic Sea Region countries within our Policy Area save lives…
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