A comprehensive study on all EU macro-regional strategies and their links to Cohesion Policy has been published!

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The study aims first at describing the main features of each macro-region (Baltic, Danube, Adriatic and Ionian, and Alpine) through a range of macroeconomic, competitiveness, integration and governance indicators.

It assesses to what extent the strategies contribute to coordination and synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds and other EU policies and instruments.

The study also takes stock of strategies' main achievements and appraises their socio-economic impact. It also identifies the barriers to overcome and the drivers to use in order to make them more efficient and finally looks at the potential of the macro-regional approach to contribute to the future cohesion policy.

The study and more information are available at InfoRegio's website.

 

 

On 7 November the European Commission awarded the 2017 European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) prize of €1,000,000 to Paris (France). Tallinn (Estonia) was selected as a runner-up and was awarded with €100,000. Six out of ten finalists were Baltic Sea region cities.

Tallinn was awarded for its initiative to act as a testing ground for potential breakthrough technologies. The municipality fostered the use of self-driving cars, parcel delivery robots and ride-sharing. Tallinn has also implemented an innovative e-Residency system, which enables local citizens and businesses to work closely together with foreign entrepreneurs.

Innovation capital

The 2017 European Capital of Innovation award competition was launched in March 2017 for cities with over 100,000 inhabitants from EU Member States and countries associated to Horizon 2020. The winner and the two runners-up have been selected from ten finalists on the basis of new initiatives launched since 1 January 2016. The award criteria focused on cities that are willing to be test-beds for new citizens-driven initiatives to find solutions for their relevant societal challenges.

More information at the Commission's website.

 

 With reference to one of the EU high-level recommendations expressed on the future EU Research & Innovation Programmes, Baltic Science Network is delighted to offer an opportunity for all interested parties to follow the Tallinn seminar discussions online.

Read more: Baltic Science Network Makes Science and Citizens Talk

The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund has launched a new call to foster Sustainable Blue Economy. The call with a total budget of €14.5 million focuses on four areas: Demonstration & market, fighting marine litter, blue networks and restoring ecosystems. The deadlines are between 8 and 28 February 2018 depending on the particular strand you apply for.

Read more: Call for funding: €14.5 million in Sustainable Blue Economy

 

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Join the seminar of "Let's communicate!" project to discuss business participation in the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

"Let's communicate!" project together with EUSBSR Policy Areas Ship and Safe invite you to Gdańsk to learn more about potentials and benefits for maritime business partners to participate in EU-funded projects and regional cooperation in the Baltic Sea region.

You will meet other business stakeholders taking part in regional projects and learn more about various possibilities for EU co-financing in the Baltic Sea Region. 

Check the seminar programme below and register to the event here

The number of seats is limited!

The seminar is free of charge.

Contact: 
"Pomorskie in the EU" Association
Paulina Szmidka
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+48 532 688 003
 

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Join the seminar of "Let's communicate!" to learn about the potentials and benefits for maritime businesses in participating in transnational cooperation!

"Let's communicate!" project together with EUSBSR Policy Areas Ship and Safe invite you to Gdańsk to learn more about potentials and benefits for maritime business partners to participate in EU-funded projects and regional cooperation in the Baltic Sea region. You will meet other business stakeholders taking part in regional projects and learn more about various possibilities for EU co-financing in the Baltic Sea Region.

The agenda of the seminar includes, among others:

  • thematic panels with participation of business experts and beneficiaries of projects from the maritime sector;
  • individual talks of the participants with experts and a session facilitating meeting partners for potential project partnerships.

Detailed agenda of the event will be announced soon.

Registration to the event is already possible here.

More information on the event website.

 

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