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Past events related to spatial planning and territorial development in the BSR
17-18 June 2014 Baltic MSP Forum, Riga
PartiSEApate Conference

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



06 June 2014 MSP workshop series: 3. Shipping, Athens

EU DG MARE 3rd workshop will be dedicated to shipping and will gather experts, industries and NGOs to discuss the coexistence and synergies between shipping and other maritime sectors in a context of increasing use of marine space.

More information available at workshop website.

1-5 June 2014 Baltic Sea Days, Turku

The conferences, meetings and events of Turku Baltic Sea Days 2014 include: the 10th Summit of the Prime Ministers of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), the 16th Baltic Development Forum Summit and the 5th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, and the XII Baltic Sea NGO Forum.

According to the Mayor of Turku Aleksi Randell, all participants at the Turku Baltic Sea Days, from prime ministers to civil society representatives, share a common vision: to make the Baltic Sea region more competitive and to promote the sustainable development and well-being of its citizens – and, thus, make it a better place to live.



4-5 June 2014 ESPON Open Seminar “Opportunities and threats for territorial cohesion: Blue Growth and Urban Poverty”, Nafplion

The two priorities of the Hellenic Presidency, namely blue growth and urban poverty, will be examined in the context of the current economic crisis with the two-fold purpose of (1) Allowing policy-makers, practitioners and researchers to share concrete experiences, discuss the use of territorial evidence and identify development options relevant to the two themes; (2) Demonstrating the usefulness and capability of the ESPON knowledge base for policy-makers, practitioners and researchers alike.

More information

3-4 June 2014 16th Baltic Development Forum Summit "Growing together – for a prosperous, inclusive and connected Baltic Sea Region", Turku

The joint 16th Baltic Development Forum Summit and 5th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR, themed "Growing together", will explore how cooperation can help strengthen economic growth, contribute to sustainable development, and create a strong and integrated Baltic Sea Region. 
More information is available at BDF Summit website.

19-20 May 2014 European Maritime Day 2014, Bremen

European Maritime Day will be devoted to innovation and maritime technologies. More information

29 April 2014 CBSS-Baltic 21 -2nd Roundtable "Climate Change Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region", Warsaw

The meeting will discuss:

• Proposals on the potential set-ups of a cooperation formats on climate change adaptation ('ad hoc' working group, dialogue platform, network etc.) based on draft Terms of Reference that will be prepared by the CBSS-Baltic 21 Secretariat as background material prior to the meeting;
• Further topics of transnational interest in the field of climate change based on the BSR climate change adaptation strategy and action plan;
• How to focus climate work, capacity building and knowledge exchange to BSR municipalities as well as to better facilitate adaptation work on local and sub-regional level through national actions;
• How to potentially involve pan-Baltic organizations like UBC, VASAB, HELCOM and BSSSC and others, strategically working on climate change in the Baltic Sea Region.


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