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Study: The operation of the transport market and the new solutions recommended under the RBGC project (2012)

The operation of the transport market and the new solutions recommended under the RBGC project (2012)

City of Warsaw, prepared by “ INDICATOR”, Centre of Marketing Research

The primary objective of this study was to shed light on the current and prospective interest in, potential of, expectations towards, and market behaviour of private businesses in regard to the Rail Baltica link within the six countries covered by Rail Baltica corridor.

The 9th Baltic Sea Region Forum 2016 in Turku, Finland

The 9th Baltic Sea Region Forum 2016 will be organized on 20 May in Turku, Finland under the theme "Maritime cluster in the Baltic Sea region and beyond". The focus of the Forum will be on transport, shipbuilding and maritime cluster. The keynote speech will be delivered by the former President of Finland, Tarja Halonen.

See the programme and more information on http://www.centrumbalticum.org/en/events/baltic-sea-region-forum

The Baltic sea region strategy for beginners published

Why is it so important to cooperate with other Baltic Sea States? How does it all fit together, and what in fact are the differences between the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, Europe 2020 and the Baltic Sea Region Programme? The new brochure answers these questions and many more.

Download the brochure on EUSBSR Strategy Forum website.

The EUSBSR Newsletter September 2015 issue is now available

The EUSBSR Newsletter September 2015 issue is now available. A featured article addresses the new changes in the recently revised Action Plan including the new structure of thematic areas, the role of regional bodies within EUSBSR and the new terminology used. In addition, success stories from Policy Area 'Education' and the impending EUSBSR communication strategy are also part of this publication.

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The Health Economy in the Baltic Sea Region - Challenges and Opportunities

Market-Analysis "The Health Economy in the Baltic Sea Region - Challenges and Opportunities"

Market-analysis by Nord LB “The Health Economy in the Baltic Sea Region: Challenges and Opportunities”. The analysis concludes that it is possible to establish the Baltic Sea Region health sector not only as a cost generating healthcare system, but as an interdisciplinary sector registering above-average growth and offering great potential opportunities. The analysis is prepared for ScanBalt via the BSHR HealthPort project co-financed by the Baltic Sea Region Programme.

Transnational Destination Branding for the Baltic Sea Region

EUSBSR Policy Area Tourism has initiated a discussion paper series. It aims at improving the dialogue and exchange between tourism stakeholders in the Baltic Sea region, particularly those who are actively engaged or interested in transnational cooperation in tourism matters.

The first paper “Transnational Destination Branding for the BSR – Political Aspiration and Practical Application” is the first tangible result of strategic discussions within the Steering Group concerning the potential for joint actions. The paper discusses the reasons for transnational branding of the Baltic Sea Region and analyses the preconditions for such activities.

Download the full paper on EUSBSR website.

Updated EUSBSR Action Plan

Following an extensive consultation with Member States concerned and stakeholders in the Baltic Sea region, a revised Action Plan of the EUSBSR was agreed with Member States concerned and now is finalised. The revised Action Plan, which is more streamlined and focused, consists of 13 policy areas and 4 horizontal actions, in total 17 thematic areas of macro-regional significance. It also includes a new chapter on the role of regional organisations/networks and their added-value within the EUSBSR. The revised Action Plan was presented at the 6th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR (15-16 June 2015, Jūrmala, Latvia).

For more information, please see the EUSBSR webpage

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