The 8th VASAB Conference of Ministers Responsible for Spatial Planning and Development of the Baltic Sea Region will be held on 26 September 2014 in Tallinn, Estonia. The main focus of the Ministerial Conference is to follow the implementation progress of VASAB Long-Term Perspective, adoption of Ministerial Declaration about planning and development challenges in the Region, and endorsement of Regional Baltic Maritime Spatial Planning Roadmap 2013-2020.
Additionally to the 8th Ministerial Conference VASAB will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the first VASAB common strategic document – Vision and Strategies around the Baltic Sea 2010, agreed in the 3rd Ministerial Conference in 1994 in Tallinn. On 25 September 2014 the informal meeting “20 years of VASAB 2010” will take place back to back with the 8th VASAB Ministerial Conference. The meeting will look back to the achievements and memorable moments of the VASAB history, as well as will sketch out possible future role of the VASAB cooperation network.
During the Baltic Maritime Spatial Planning Forum in Riga on 18 June 2014 VASAB presented the book "THE KEY TO GOVERNING THE FRAGILE BALTIC SEA. Maritime Spatial Planning in the Baltic Sea Region and Way Forward" by author Jacek Zaucha.
This book provides an introduction to the origin, evolution and the current state (up till January 2014) of the maritime spatial planning (MSP) in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) and proposals for its further development. The book includes Baltic Sea Broad-scale MSP principles, good practices in MSP and minimum requirements for transboundary MSP in the Baltic Sea Region prepared within Plan Bothnia project.
VASAB together with the PartiSEApate project organised the Baltic Maritime Spatial Planning Forum - PartiSEApate Conference which took place on 17th – 18th June, 2014 in Riga, Latvia. The forum served as a platform for discussions among those involved and affected by Maritime Spatial Planning on how to further develop and enhance MSP in the Baltic Sea Region.
More information and outcomes of the Baltic MSP Forum can be found HERE
Key information and links to applicants are available here
On 12 December 2013 representatives of the Baltic Sea Region pan-Baltic organizations, PACs/HALs/NCPs of the EU Baltic Sea Region Strategy, VASAB cooperation partners and flagship project partners will come together to summarize the current status of implementation of the VASAB Long-Term Perspective for Territorial Development and discuss the ways how to carry out a harmonized stakeholder dialogue towards a well-integrated and coherent Baltic Sea macro-region. The VASAB stakeholder meeting will contribute to the upcoming VASAB Ministerial Conference.
12th coastal conference "Littoral 2014. Facing Present and Future Coast Challenges", Klaipeda
22-26 September 2014
20 years of VASAB 2010
25 September 2014
Side event to the 8th VASAB Conference of Ministers Responsible for Spatial Planning and Development of the BSR
8th VASAB Conference of Ministers Responsible for Spatial Planning and Development of the BSR, Tallinn
26 September 2014