Counting 8 EU countries and 85 million inhabitants, the Baltic Sea region faces common environmental, economic and social challenges which can only be met by working together. This short video explains how, since 2009, the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region strives to shape this area into a regional cooperation model for the whole EU, addressing common challenges and opportunities to save the sea, connect the region and increase prosperity.
04/01/2010This film is one in a series of four reports (on Lithuania, Sweden, Denmark and Finland) produced as part of the launch of the European Baltic Sea Strategy. The films showcase projects co-funded by the European Commission under the ERDF. The VOMARE (Voluntary Maritime Rescue) project, co-funded by the EU’s INTERREG IV programme, is aimed at developing cooperation between Finnish and Estonian rescue systems. Bolstered by a century’s worth of experience in volunteer maritime rescue, Finland is now sharing its know-how with Estonia and the coastguard service there.