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Annual Forum on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region will take place in Copenhagen

Danuta Pavilenene, BC, Vilnius, 14.06.2012.Print version
On 17-19 June, 2012 the European Commission’s 3rd Annual Forum on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and the 14th Baltic Development Forum Summit will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark. This event is one of the highlights of the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union and will be officially opened by H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark with key-notes by the Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt and the EU Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn.

For the third time special emphasis is given to presentations centered around the framework of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Numerous questions will be posed about the impact of the Strategy for the region as well as discussions focused on good practice impacts, informs BC representative of the lead partner team for EUSBSR flagship Project 14.3 Egle Obcarskaite.


In some cases it is easy to see the potential impact. Did you know, for instance, that until very recently most of the countries in the Baltic Sea Region would not necessarily have been able to contact and get assistance from each other in the case of a cross-border disaster easily? This was so for various reasons, starting from bureaucratic (lack of understanding which institution to address) and ending with technical (using different methods in their national systems). Now, with the implementation of the EUSBSR Flagship Project 14.3, the situation is changing. 


The above mentioned project is one of the success stories that the EUSBSR can talk about. This is a new cooperation initiative that brings together Civil Security and Protection authorities from across the region. The reason for this cooperation is to enhance risk assessment and response capacity, which due to its cross-border nature can only be addressed on the macro-regional level. We argue that precisely cooperation in this field can best showcase the potential and necessity of such a macro-regional strategy as the EUSBSR represents.


In the attached documents please find the press material presenting the aforementioned cooperation, which takes place under the EUSBSR Flagship Project 14.3. Our team would gladly answer any further questions and provide concrete examples on the scale of the impact such a cooperation may have for the Baltic Sea Region.

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