The 13th EUSBSR Annual Forum took place from 28th to 29th of September in Lappeenranta, Finland. The event was was co-organised by the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), in conjunction with the City of Lappeenranta, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and the EUSBSR’s communication point, and moderated by Peter Nyman and Bettina Rafaelsen. Enjoy the program in recordings below.


Wednesday, September 28th 2022

Opening plenary

In this session high level speakers will set the stage for the Forum by examining the state of the region, describing the most pressing issues in BSR and exploring ways in which EUSBSR community can tackle them.

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New plans and visions for Seas, Oceans and Waters

The aim of this session is to present the new initiatives and plans around the Baltic Sea that contribute to save the Sea, increase the prosperity and connect the Region.

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New (and Persistent) Challenges for Societal Security

A fresh look at the Baltic Sea Region’s societal security challenges: from regional to individual perspective. Feeling secure vs being secure. Prevention and preparedness.

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Innovations for the digital and green transition and sustainable growth

Our region is a home for many innovative approaches. How do they help bring us to a sustainable future?

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Contribution of EUSBSR cities and regions to combating climate change

The impact of climate change is obvious in the BSR: from increased water temperature to unpredictable weather events. How is our Strategy contributing to solving these challenges? 

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Energy and connectivity of the region

Expert views on energy independency, alternative fuels, new green technologies, sustainable and competitive transportation and more.

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Recovery after shocks

How can the Strategy help BSR communities become more resilient, stronger and sustainable, better at bouncing back after economic, political, social and health crises?

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Thursday, September 29th

Funding EUSBSR: Shared experiences inspire to continue shaping the future of the region

In the first part of the session, Interreg Baltic Sea Region team will explain how Interreg projects help implement the EUSBSR Action Plan and the potential for future cooperation. In the second part – brief presentation of the other funding sources and instruments.

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Closing plenary session

Multi-level governance – put on the stage! Representatives of all EUSBSR levels of implementation from PAC to NCG to ministries share their challengers, give their perspective on the implementation.

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