The Participation Day offers an opportunity for local and regional stakeholders to get involved in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. It is, as usual, arranged in connection to the Annual Forum.
Time: Tuesday 11 June 2019
Venue: Polskie niebo, Augustyńskiego 1, Gdańsk
The Participation Day is an important opportunity for new stakeholders to get in touch with the cooperation within the EU and to meet colleagues who already have experience of EU cooperation in the Baltic Sea region.
Participation Day is a kind of marketplace where stakeholders can present their ideas, get feedback and guidance from the policy community enabling new stakeholders to participate in the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. The aim is to reduce the step into the Strategy, making our guiding principle with multi-level governance and cross-sectorial cooperation a reality.
Successful collaboration between organizations and people in the Baltic Sea Region requires broadest possible mobilization and participation of stakeholders in all respective countries. European Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) requires a strong bottom-up participation and a sense of "ownership" by various stakeholders. This applies to both policy shaping and practical implementation.
The participation of citizens and organizations at all governance levels, across sectors and across all borders is a prerequisite for positive development of cooperation within the EU and an important part of the EU's cohesion policy.
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The EUSBSR Annual Forum 2019 will take place in Gdansk on June 12-13.
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The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSBSR, was adopted in 2009. The Strategy is an agreement between the Member States of the EU and the European Commission to strengthen cooperation between the countries bordering the Baltic Sea in order to meet the common challenges facing these countries today.
For example, it’s about cleaning up our polluted sea, mitigating against the effects of climate change, and combating cross-border crime. Its focus is always on joint problem-solving and all of the many opportunities that cooperation provides.