Written by Anders Bergström, Policy Area Education Coordinator


An area with a lot of potential for transnational collaboration

Transnational, cross-sectoral, multi-level collaboration to secure a sustainable energy supply, drive green transition and achieve local growth are key elements in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

On May 16 some 60 stakeholders from Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Sweden gathered in the Swedish city of Karlskrona to share experiences and discuss collaboration. The seminar was hosted by Euroregion Baltic, Nordic Council of Ministers, Norden Association Sweden and Region Blekinge.

Among participants were representatives from the industry, politicians, national agencies, regional and local authorities. Present were also three Policy Area Coordinators from respective PA Energy, PA Bioeconomy and PA Education. The Swedish National Coordinator also took part in the seminar.

Read more: Seminar on sustainable energy supply in the Baltic Sea Region

Written by Anders Bergström, Policy Area Education Coordinator


First meeting in Brussels after the pandemic

The first meeting in the Steering Group for Policy Area Education in 2023 was held in Brussels during the annual Macro-regional Strategies week.

Traditionally the Steering Group holds one of the two meetings in Brussels. Due to the pandemic the previous meeting was held in 2019. Like then the meeting was hosted by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions. Sweden holds the Presidency and therefore Cecilia Ragnarsson from the Ministry for Education and Research led the meeting.

On the agenda was to provide feedback to the policy area coordinators based on their yearly report, to be updated on the progress of the flagships and to inform each other on news from the member states. 

Read more: Policy Area Education meeting and workshop in Brussels