The 4th Annual Forum of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) was held on 11-12 November 2013 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The event was hosted by the European Commission jointly with the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in collaboration with the Secretariat of Council of the Baltic Sea States and INTERACT Point Turku.

The event, entitled 'Baltic Sea, Baltic Growth, Baltic Environment', focused on the environmental challenges faced by the Baltic Sea region, and the potential to turn these challenges into opportunities for economic growth, competitiveness and job creation. The agenda focused on questions like:

- What are the openings for green growth and resource efficiency in the Baltic Sea region?
- How can economic sectors in the Baltic Sea region reduce the effect that their activities have on an already fragile environment?
- How can the Baltic Sea region become a world-class model of sustainable growth?

The aim was to make better use of the Baltic-wide perspectives offered by the EUSBSR, for greater benefit to the people living there. We also showed how we can support the Europe 2020 Strategy of achieving smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in the Baltic Sea region.

For more information see the programme of the event below.

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