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Past events related to spatial planning and territorial development in the BSR
29 January 2014 International Scientific and Practical Conference “Statistics as a Tool for International Communication”, St. Petersburg
Session "International Comparisons of Statistical Indicators of Russia and the EU: achievements, challenges and solutions"

Upon the VASAB initiative, a session "International Comparisons of Statistical Indicators of Russia and the EU: achievements, challenges and solutions" was organized on 29 January, 2014 within the framework of the international conference "Statistics as a Tool for International Communication", held in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.

22 January 2014 VASAB CSPD/BSR Open TROIKA meeting, Riga

The VASAB Troika meeting consists of representatives of current, former and the next chairing countries – Russia, Finland and Estonia. The task of the meeting is to prepare the meeting of VASAB Committee on Spatial Planning and Development of the Baltic Sea Region that is planned to be held on 11-12 February 2014 in Warsaw, Poland.

12 December 2013 VASAB Stakeholder meeting „Creating synergies for well-integrated and coherent Baltic Sea Region”, Helsinki

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 came 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 contributed to the upcoming VASAB Ministerial Conference.

28 November 2013 VASAB workshop "Cultivating new ideas for the territorial development of the BSR", Riga
Think Baltic – Act Spatial

icon Agenda of VASAB workshop Cultivating new ideas for the territorial development of the BSR

icon Summary of VASAB workshop „Cultivating new ideas for the territorial development of the Baltic Sea Region

Workshop presentations:

icon Presentation: Territorial Cohesion in the Baltic Sea Region. Empirical findings from ESPON BSR-TeMo. Tomas Hanell, Aalto University.

icon Presentation: Maritime spatial planning efforts in the Region; achievements and what needs to be done. Jacek Zaucha, Maritime Institute of Gdansk.

icon Presentation: Accessibility challenges in the Baltic Sea Region. Findings of ESPON projects Klaus Spiekermann, Spiekermann&Wegener Urban and Regional Research.

icon Presentation:Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020 Elena Kolosova, BSR Programme JTS.

icon Presentation: Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020 Aiga Plesanova, Programme Writer.

icon Presentation: ESPON post 2013 Programme, the European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion Kristine Rasina, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Latvia.

icon Presentation: Cross-border cooperation programmes. Latvia-Lithuania Programme Iruma Kravale, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regiional Development, Latvia.

 

The purpose of the workshop:

  • Bring together policy makers, experts and practitioners from various sectors and governance levels interested in better spatial planning and regional development,
  • Make an overview of spatial demands and challenges in the Baltic Sea Region,
  • Summarize actions needed to implement VASAB Long-Term Perspective during the next EU programming period,
  • Make an overview of funding sources available for the three pillars of VASAB Long-Term Perspective (territorial development and urban-rural cooperation, internal and external accessibility and maritime spatial planning),
  • Generate new project ideas relevant for EU SBSR Horizontal Action "Spatial Planning", some of them could potentially materialize into new Flagship Projects
  • Contribute to the upcoming VASAB Ministerial conference by highlighting new steps to territorial cohesion in the Region

The event was financed out of Technical assistance grant of the EU Baltic Sea Region Strategy.

 

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