Consultation

Consultation on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

 

The public consultation is closed since 31 December 2008.

In total 109 authorities, institutions or individuals responded to the consultation and presented their views. Out of these, 8 were Member States (every Member State presented a position paper), 3 non Member States (Russia, Belarus, Norway), 31 were Regional and Local Authorities, 48 were Inter-Governmental and Non-Governmental Bodies, 19 were representatives from the private sector out of which 2 were experts / researchers and 3 were individuals.

Key findings in brief:

Governance: the feedback received suggests little appetite for the creation of any new institutions at an overarching 'Baltic Sea' level. Most respondents would prefer to see more involvement from existing organisations, both in the decision-making and implementation, of the new Strategy.

Priorities:  an overwhelming majority of contributions agree with the four overarching objectives as identified by the European Commission: to make the Baltic Sea Region an environmentally sustainable place; a prosperous place; an accessible and attractive place; and, a safe and secure place.

Under each of these key objectives, respondents have highlighted various priorities ranging from tackling pollution to tourism development, energy markets to cross-border law enforcement. All contributions have been published along with a summary report on the public consultation.

 

View the contributions en

"Summary of the results of consultation" pdf en

 

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Consultation specifications

Policy Field : Regional policy

Target group : Stakeholders in the Baltic Sea Region: Member States, Regional and Local Authorities, Inter-Governmental Bodies and Non-Governmental Bodies, non Member States, the private sector and the general public.

Period of consultation : From 03.11.2008 to 31.12.2008

Objective of the consultation

Consultation of stakeholders to gather ideas to make sure that the new Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region is realistic in its starting point, ambitious in its objectives and responsive to the real needs of inhabitants of the Region and the wider community.

How to submit your contribution

We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

View the consultation document and the questions

The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

pdf en

Access the invitation to the conferences and roundtables

Several conferences and roundtables are organised in this context. The list is to be found on: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/archive/cooperation/baltic/events_en.htm

Reference documents and other, related consultations

http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/archive/cooperation/baltic/index_en.htm

Contact details

DG Regional Policy, unit E1 ‘Territorial Cooperation’

REGIO-EU-BALTIC-SEA-STRATEGY@ec.europa.eu

European Commission
DG Regional Policy - Unit E1
CSM2-1/161
B-1049 Brussel

Number of responses received to this consultation

In total 109 authorities, institutions or individuals responded to the consultation and presented their views. Out of these, 8 were Member States (every Member State presented a position paper), 3 non Member States (Russia, Belarus, Norway), 31 were Regional and Local Authorities, 48 were Inter-Governmental and Non-Governmental Bodies, 19 were representatives from the private sector out of which 2 were experts / researchers and 3 were individuals

Contributions

In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Contributions have been published, see above.

 

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