priority 4: Cooperation governance
The Programme supports actions that implement and strengthen governance and communication activities in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). They shall facilitate policy discussions and trigger policy changes, build up networks to develop projects and other initiatives in the policy areas of the Strategy in line with the EUSBSR action plan.
Why is macro-regional governance needed?
The EUSBSR as a macro-regional strategy is a complex and unique platform that brings together EU Member States, neighbouring non-EU countries, international and regional organisations to shape policies and implement actions of strategic importance. A clear structure is needed to coordinate these stakeholders, govern the implementation of the EUSBSR and inform the society. The Programme supports actions that implement and strengthen governance and communication activities in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).
Support to the coordinators
The Programme provides support to the coordinators of the EUSBSR policy areas (PACs) to carry out additional tasks in order to coordinate the planning and implementation of the EUSBSR policy areas. The Programme also provides support to ensure administrative, communication and capacity building assistance to the National Coordinators of the EUSBSR and other stakeholders, for instance, in the form of a Strategy point.
Communication and visibility
The Programme also supports actions to inform regional and EU stakeholders about the progress and achievements of the EUSBSR and its policy areas, changes and next steps in implementing the EUSBSR action plan. Further, the Programme supports the organisation of a meeting place in the form of Strategy forums to engage politicians, different levels of governance and civil society to discuss topical issues of the EUSBSR. In all actions the Programme encourages enhancing cooperation with the non-EU neighbouring countries to ensure synergies between the EUSBSR and other strategies as well as progress in the work on common priorities.
Assistance to the policy area coordinators of the EUSBSR
The coordinators of the EUSBSR policy areas coordinate policy discussion and address the need for policy changes. They build up networks, engage stakeholders in the processes in the policy areas in a systematic way, support project idea generation and project implementation. PACs also support monitoring progress and evaluating whether agreed targets are reached, regularly reviewing objectives, processes, actions and results, amending and updating them when needed. They support generation of project ideas and development of new projects in line with the actions in their policy areas.
Assistance to a Strategy point
Partners setting up the Strategy point provide administrative support to the group of National Coordinators of the EUSBSR. They support capacity building of the stakeholders of the EUSBSR. They support monitoring and evaluating achievements, stimulate exchange and sharing knowledge among the policy areas. They coordinate communication including running the EUSBSR website and other communication tools.
Organisation of Strategy Forums
A Strategy Forum is a meeting place for organisations implementing the EUSBSR and other stakeholders, usually organised every year. Organised as a conference or similar, a Strategy Forum communicates the work of the EUSBSR, its objectives and its achievements to policymakers, public authorities, and a wider audience. It stimulates policy discussions and disseminates results. It provides stakeholders with a networking occasion and helps actively engage them in the planning and implementation of the EUSBSR action plan.
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Four priorities & nine objectives
Four priorities for cooperation
Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2021-2027 creates opportunities for organisations to connect
as if there were no borders. With experience and EU funding, we help them cooperate and put their ideas
into practice. Jointly, we make the life of people around the Baltic Sea better.
The Programme is structured along with four priorities. They guide partners in achieving the most when cooperating across borders.
1.1 Resilient economies and communities
1.2 Responsive public services
3.1 Circular economy
3.2 Energy transition
3.3 Smart green mobility
Overview: all the Programme objectives
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