Charting a New Course for the Maritime Macro Regional Collaboration in the Baltic Sea Area


Thursday 9 December from 9:00 – 11:30 CET.


Online (Cisco Webex)


Denmark is stepping down as policy area coordinators (PAC) for EUSBSR PA Ship and PA Safe. From 1 January 2022, the role as PAC for PA Ship will be safely in the hands of Finland, who will also continue to serve as PAC for PA Safe. Sweden will join Finland as the new co-PACs for PA Safe.

As a final contribution to the EUSBSR as PAC, Denmark, together with the other current and future PAC-nations, present a new strategy for enhancing the value of the maritime PA’s under the EU Macro Regional Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region for its members and the civil society in the region. Further, the strategy paper will explore the possibilities of network effects with collaborations with other maritime strategy organisations.


Relevant stakeholders in the Baltic Sea Region from governments, the EU, businesses, academia and organisations. Ms Michelle Gordon, Senior Adviser at Nordic Sustainability will moderate the webinar.


(All time are Central European Time)


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Welcome by moderator


Presenting the strategy for the maritime PA’s by Ms Sine Olson Heltberg, Director for Blue Growth and Maritime Policy, Danish Maritime Authority


EU Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030” in the Baltic context by Ms Sandra Castañer Policy Assistant, Maritime Innovation, Marine Knowledge and Investment, DG MARE, European Commission


Cross-regional collaboration in the EU by Mr. Petri Koistinen, Policy Coordinator, Macro-regions, Transnational/ Interregional/ External Cooperation, DG REGIO, European Commission


Creating cross-regional value by Mr. Pierluigi Coppola, Coordinator for EUSAIR Pillar 2 (TBC)


The Council of the Baltic Sea States and cooperation with EUSBSR - by Ms. Daria Akhutina, Senior Advisor, Head of Priority Area: Sustainable and Prosperous Region, CBSS


Coffee Break

Future Funding Opportunities


Funding opportunities in the Interreg Baltic Sea Program by Ms Sophie Herbert, project officer, Interreg


Maritime Funding Opportunities in the CEF Transport Programme by Evert Mink, Project Manager, European Climate, Infrastructure and Environmental Executive Agency

Presenting the New PACs


Presentation by Finland, Valtteri Laine, Special Adviser, Traficom


Presentation by Sweden


Summary by moderator


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