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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 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 coordination of policy priorities among regional institutions from the Baltic Sea to the Arctic: the institutions – coordination dilemma

The article examines the coordination of policy priorities among the Arctic Council, the Barents Euro-Arctic Council, the Council of Baltic Sea States, and the Nordic Council of Ministers. The member states of these groups established these institutions to coordinate their regional cooperation. However, the member states ended up having to coordinate the parallel work of these institutions. This coordination effort influenced their cooperation, creating an institutional coordination dilemma. The article analyzes how interests, leadership, and identity politics influence this dilemma and how negative, problem-solving, and positive forms of coordination can amend its effects regarding the temporal consistency of policy priorities and their sectoral overlap.

Authors: Aalto Pami, Espiritu Aileen A, Kilpeläinen Sarah, Lanko Dmitry A.

The article was published in Journal of Baltic Studies.

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.

The latest Barents Saga newsletter is published

The latest Barents Saga newsletter is now available! Read updates from the BEAC chairmanship, reports on cross-border tourism and stories from a Russian beer brewery. The newsletter is available on the International Barents Secretariat webpage.

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