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Profile of registrant

Vision and Strategies around the Baltic Sea

Identification number in the register: 62512341264-37
Registration date: 27/02/09 16:06:39

The information on this organisation was last modified on 28/02/14 09:44:17
The date of the last annual update was 28/02/14 09:44:17

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Vision and Strategies around the Baltic Sea
Acronym: VASAB
Legal status: No legal entity
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Talis Linkaits
Position: Head of Secretariat

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Baiba Redere
Position: Office Manager

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 19 Elizabetes str. 
Riga LV - 1010
Telephone number: (+371) 67350630
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: VASAB - Vision and Strategies around the Baltic Sea - is an intergovernmental network of 11 countries of the Baltic Sea Region promoting cooperation on spatial planning and development in the Baltic Sea Region. It is a cooperation of ministers responsible for spatial planning and development of 11 countries of the Baltic Sea Region, including Norway, Russia and Belarus.

VASAB focuses its work on the following issues:
Active influence on the preparation and the implementation of Baltic programmes for trans-national and cross-border territorial co-operation;
Active participation in the European process of territorial cohesion;
Stimulate and support projects that create model solutions in addressing common social, economical and ecological trends that have significant spatial effects;
Initiate and organize an exchange of knowledge and expertise on innovative spatial planning and development approaches, and to present and discuss these in international fora.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 1
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

VASAB is the Horizontal Action Leader of the Horizontal Action „Spatial Planning” in the current EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). The Horizontal Action Leader facilitates the involvement of and cooperation with relevant stakeholders from the entire macro-region to implement and follow-up the Horizontal Action towards targets and indicators defined.
The overall task of the Horizontal Action "Spatial Planning" is to achieve territorial cohesion perspective of the BSR by 2030, i.e. the Region is a well-integrated and coherent macro-region, and it has overcome the socio-economic development divides between its individual parts and turned the global challenges into assets.
Strategic target of the Horizontal Action is to draw up and apply of trans-boundary, ecosystem-based Maritime Spatial Plans throughout the Region in 2020. It means the Baltic Sea countries should aim at developing national maritime spatial plans by applying an ecosystem-approach, and that the planning should be coherent across the borders which calls for close trans-boundary cooperation.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Energy
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Regional Policy
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 11
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Ministry of the Environment, DK (0 members)
  • Ministry of Architecture and Construction, BY (0 members)
  • Ministry of the Interior, EE (0 members)
  • Ministry of the Environment, FI (0 members)
  • Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, DE (0 members)
  • Ministry of the Environmental Protection and Regional Development, LV (0 members)
  • Ministry of the Environment, LT (0 members)
  • Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, NO (0 members)
  • Ministry of Infrastructure and Development, PL (0 members)
  • Ministry of Regional Development, RU (0 members)
  • Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, SE (0 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 483,000
of which public financing: 483,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 15,000
- Grants: 42,000
- from national sources: 426,000
- from local/regional sources: 0
from other sources: 0
- donations: 0
- contributions from members: 0
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.