"The Baltic Sea Strategy - Regions and Cohesion Policy in action" conference jointly organised by DG REGIO and the Swedish and Lithuanian Managing Authorities will take place 11-12 June 2009 in Visby on the island of Gotland, Sweden.
The dual purpose of the conference is:
1) to have an exchange of best practice of proactive programme management, to be illustrated by project examples in the fields of environment, energy, transport and competitiveness with an added value for the Baltic Sea Region, and
2) to sensitize the Managing Authorities to the priorities of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
The conference will, among other matters, contain a discussion on how to better align existing policies, programmes and funding to the objectives of the Baltic Sea Strategy, as a real first step forward towards the start of the Strategy implementation.
Helping the Baltic Sea Region to realise its potential through enhanced cooperation and coordination