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Past events related to spatial planning and territorial development in the BSR
26 September 2014 8th VASAB Conference of Ministers Responsible for Spatial Planning and Development of the BSR, Tallinn

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.

The 8th VASAB Conference also marks the 20th Anniversary of the first VASAB common strategic document (Tallinn Vision).

The Ministerial Conference will take place under the Chairmanship of Estonia.


25 September 2014 20 years of VASAB 2010
Side event to the 8th VASAB Conference of Ministers Responsible for Spatial Planning and Development of the BSR

VASAB celebrated 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. The document has played significant role for the spatial development of the whole Baltic Sea Region.

This informal meeting of VASAB family looked back to the achievements and memorable moments of the VASAB history, as well as sketched out possible future role of this cooperation network.


Photos of the event

Videos of the event


icon Programme of event 20 years of VASAB 2010

icon VASAB Over the Years

icon Vision and Strategies around the Baltic Sea 2010. Towards a Framework for Spatial Development in the Baltic Sea Region

22-26 September 2014 12th coastal conference "Littoral 2014. Facing Present and Future Coast Challenges", Klaipeda

Littoral 2014 will address a wide range of coastal research, conservation and management issues and focus on networking of coastal researchers and practitioners from all over Europe.

14-17 September 2014 Urban Planning and Environment seminar "Urban Streams"

Riga City Council City Development Department together with the Union of Baltic Cities Commission on Urban Planning and Commission on Environment invite you to the UBC joint commission seminar. Seminar will address all these aspects of city-water relationship and let you find the answers to questions by working on specific territories in Riga. More information here

04 September 2014 Project "ONE BSR" Final Conference, Helsinki

As the Lead Partner of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region flagship project "One BSR", the City of Helsinki is hosting the Final Conference of the project on 4 September 2014 in Helsinki, Finland.

More information:

28 August 2014 Roundtable on Aquaculture and Maritime Spatial Planning, Malmö

Region Skåne invites you to a roundtable on Aquaculture and Maritime Spatial Planning at World Maritime University in Malmö on the 28th of August.

The roundtable will discuss the application processes for aquaculture in Sweden and in selected Baltic Sea countries and discuss the implications for MSP in this work. The discussion will be both from perspective of the industry using concrete cases and the authority and will highlight difficulties in this process.

The aim is to identify similar issues and practices and identify what and how MSP can play a role in aquaculture planning and approval processes.


Register at this link and find the preliminary program.


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.

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