The 7th Strategy Forum of the EUSBSR

The 7th Strategy Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) was hosted by Swedish Government together with the Nordic Council of Ministers and in close cooperation with the European Commission. The Strategy Forum was held on 8-9 November 2016 at the Brewery Conference Centre in Stockholm, Sweden.

The overall thematic focus was the future of the Baltic Sea Region and a desired vision for 2030. The Strategy Forum was used to discuss how the EUSBSR can or should contribute to a desired development within its three objectives: Save the Sea, Connect the Region and Increase Prosperity. A strong emphasis was placed on the agreed sub-objectives of the EUSBSR.


Since 2010 a yearly Strategy Forum to support the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region has been organised.The purpose of the Strategy Forum is to communicate the implementing work of the Strategy and its objectives, to stimulate policy discussion in the region, promote results, and to provide stakeholders of the EUSBSR with a networking occasion.

The Strategy Forum (former Annual Forum) takes place in one of the eight EU member states in the Baltic Sea Region and aims to attract key stakeholders and active partners of the implementation of the EUSBSR from local, regional, national and EU level.
18th BDF Summit

18 BDF Summit

The 18th Baltic Development Forum Summit took place on 8 November at the Brewery Conference Centre, in conjunction with the 7th Strategy Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Taking stock of the current state of the Baltic Sea Region, the 18th BDF Summit explored how we can find common ground in a changing environment. Through report launches, panels and interviews the summit looked closer at the current economic affairs, the political climate, and the potential for business.