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Cities and Regions: Drivers or Bystanders in the Baltic Sea cooperation

Time: 14:00-14:50 Wednesday 9 November

Venue: Fogelström

Cities and regions could be key players in the Baltic Sea cooperation – but is their role appreciated and can they deliver? Regional “ownership” of the EUSBSR is a must for the success of our work. The key role of cities and regions is recognized in statements but what is the reality – now and in the future?  

UBC is the leading city network in Northern Europe and the HAC of HA Capacity.

Cities and regions could be key players in the Baltic Sea cooperation – but is their role appreciated and can they deliver? Regional “ownership” of the EUSBSR is a must for the success of our work. The key role of cities and regions is recognized in statements but what is the reality – now and in the future?  

UBC is the leading city network in Northern Europe and the HAC of HA Capacity.
Regional “ownership” of the EUSBSR is a must for the success of our work. The key role of cities and regions is recognized in statements but what is the reality – now and in the future, looking up to year 2030?
 
And are other stakeholders – especially governments – understanding and appreciating the value of local and regional participation?  
In the beginning, top researchers in our theme area will present their analysis and future scenarios, and after that some representatives of relevant organizations will discuss them in a panel. In such a way we can get into the substance quickly. We also invite comments by participants!
 
You are very welcome to join the seminar!

Moderator:
Piotr Wołkowiński
 
Experts:
Prof. Kristine Kern, University of Potsdam
Ass. Prof. Stefan Gänzle, University of Agder, Kristiansand
 
Panelists:
John Lauritzen, UBC Executive Board member, Councillor, City of Naestved
Jari Sainio, President of CPMR Baltic Sea Commission, Vice-President of Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council
Per Schöldberg, UBC Executive Board member, Deputy Mayor of Växjö
Janne Tamminen, Secretary General of BSSSC
Maja Wagner,  UBC Executive Board member, Councillor, City of Gdynia

Political seminar

Main organiser
Union of the Baltic Cities UBC,
Region of Brandenburg

Seminar contact person
Secretary General Paweł Żaboklicki

Seminar partner organisations
BSSSC, CPMR Baltic Sea Commission

Sub-objective of the EUSBSR: