After long and intensive work, Policy area Spatial Planning during its Steering Group meeting on 13 December 2022 approved the VASAB Vision for the Territorial Development of the Baltic Sea Region in 2040. This document sets long-term territorial perspective for the Baltic Sea Region, observes land and sea as well as land-sea interactions, addresses emerging trends and challenges. 

Furthermore, the VASAB Vision 2040 proposes potential future actions that could be implemented jointly with stakeholders. VASAB Vision 2040 is expected to be endorsed by VASAB Ministerial Conference that will be organized on 1-2 June 2023. Policy area Spatial Planning will communicate the Vision 2040 with other Policy areas and stakeholders within the network of EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and beyond.


The VASAB Vision 2040 and its accompanying documents can be found HERE.