UBC co-organises two seminars in the EUSBSR Strategy Forum

The 7th Strategy Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region is held in Stockholm on 8–9 November 2016. UBC co-organises two seminars in the Strategy Forum: “Nothing about us without us – youth's contribution to the Baltic Sea Region Vision 2030” and “Cities and Regions: Drivers or Bystanders in the Baltic Sea cooperation”.

Nothing about us without us – youth's contribution to the Baltic Sea Region Vision 2030

The seminar takes place on 8 November and focuses on involving in the discussion young people as well as politicians from local and regional level. The seminar brings an added value to the Strategy Forum by including a bottom up perspective on the Baltic Sea Region Vision 2030, sustainable and a green future and prosperity, growth and jobs from a youth perspective.

The seminar will raise the voice of the young people of the Baltic Sea Region and bring their views and proposals into the discussion on Baltic Sea Region Vision 2030. The seminar is organised by Baltic Sea State Subregional Co-operation (BSSSC), Union of Baltic Cities (UBC), and EuroRegion Baltic (ERB).

Cities and Regions: Drivers or Bystanders in the Baltic Sea cooperation

The Cities and Regions seminar, held on 9 November, focuses on cities and regions as key players in the Baltic Sea Cooperation. Regional “ownership” of the EUSBSR is a must for the success of our work. The key role of cities and regions is recognized in statements but what is the reality – now and in the future, looking up to year 2030?  And are other stakeholders – especially governments – understanding and appreciating the value of local and regional participation? 

In the beginning, top researchers in the theme area will present their analysis and future scenarios, and after that some representatives of relevant organizations will discuss them in a panel. We invite also comments by participants. The seminar is organised by UBC and Land Brandenburg.
 
Read more about the seminars and the whole EUSBSR Forum programme:  http://www.strategyforum2016.eu/
Read UBC President Per Bødker Andersen's interview on the EUSBSR Forum website: http://bit.ly/2fTcNF2