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.
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 first day of the Baltic MSP Forum can be watched here:
Part 1 (17 June 9:30 - 13:00)
Part 2 (17 June 14:00-18:15)
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.
Today, on 3 October 2013, at HELCOM Ministerial Meeting in Copenhagen VASAB handed over a statement on cooperation with HELCOM on maritime spatial planning issues.
In the statement VASAB appreciates the work carried out jointly by VASAB and HELCOM towards better coordination of maritime spatial planning processes in the Baltic Sea Region.
Roundtable on Aquaculture and Maritime Spatial Planning, Malmö
28 August 2014
Project "ONE BSR" Final Conference, Helsinki
04 September 2014
Urban Planning and Environment seminar "Urban Streams"
14-17 September 2014