Annual Forum 2020 programme
"Our Region, Our Future – Towards a Decade of Innovation and Sustainability"
The 11th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region is organized in an exceptional time. The Action Plan of the Strategy will be updated and the European Commission is coming forward with new initiatives such as the European Green Deal and many more.
The Baltic Sea Region has a unique opportunity to be a forerunner, which is why the Annual Forum is looking Towards a Decade of Innovation and Sustainability.
The main purpose of the Forum is to gather stakeholders and to discuss how to best cooperate within the EUSBSR framework and how to tackle topical challenges on a macro-regional level. Many challenges in the Baltic Sea Region are common for several countries and have a cross-sectoral nature. The solutions to these challenges benefit from being addressed together by various countries and sectors. The Annual Forum 2020 will facilitate a stronger dialogue among stakeholders from different countries and sectors. The aim is to form innovative constellations to find common approaches, which will contribute to the three objectives of the Strategy; Save the Sea, Connect the Region, Increase Prosperity.
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and concerns regarding the situation later this year, the organisers decided to produce the Annual Forum virtually. The Virtual Annual Forum took place online on 20 October 2020. Programme recording is available for everyone interested (subtitled version coming soon).
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