The successful implementation of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) and its objectives depends on the broadest possible mobilization and participation of stakeholders in all respective countries. Strong bottom-up participation and sense of “ownership” by various stakeholders - both in policy shaping and practical implementation - significantly contribute to the success of the Strategy. The macro-regional strategies, and their emphasis on participatory multi-level governance can also be of special importance now, when the European Union is striving to reconnect better with its citizens and to chart its way forward.
Therefore, the Horizontal Action Capacity and its coordinators, charged with the task of involvement, participation and capacity building of the EUSBSR stakeholders organize the Participation Day on 11 June 2019 back-to-back with the 10th EUSBSR Annual Forum in Gdańsk, Poland.
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