10th Annual Forum of EUSBSR in Gdańsk

The 10th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR was held in Gdańsk on 12-13 June 2019.


We would like to sincerely thank you for taking part in the 10th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. We hope you took many great ideas and contacts with you to strengthen and develop the Strategy.  

You can read the Summary report here.

Please find a selection of memories from here as follows:

Videos: You can find a video with a special focus on the 10th Annual Forum on the EUSBSR youtube channel.

Photos: Photos from the 10th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region are available on the EUSBSR Flickr account. Photos can be used in non-commercial contexts.

Presentations from plenary sessions

Opening session

1. Mieczysław Struk, Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship

2. Roger Ryberg, Chairman of BSSSC

3. Corina Cretu

4. Karmenu Vella

3. International Baltic Poster Contest 2019. Reduce, Reuse, Rethink.

4. Adam Czerniak. No time to waste.

II plenary session

1. Ralfs Nemiro. Circular Business Models as an Important Contribution to SDGs' Inplementation in Baltic Sea Region.

2. Tove Ahlstrom. Circular Baltic 2030.

III plenary session

1. Kjell Nilsson. State of the Baltic Sea Region with regards to Demographic and Economic Development.

2. Baltic  Sea Youth Camp, Gdańsk 8-11 June 2019.

Closing session

1. Roger Ryberg, Chairman of BSSSC

2. Mieczysław Struk, Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship


The Forum was hosted by Pomorskie Region together with the Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation in close cooperation with the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Commission, HA Capacity, Let's communicate project and other partners. About 800 participants from governments, international organisations, NGOs, universities, local and regional administrations, media and businesses came together to discuss developments and challenges in the Baltic Sea Region.

The 10th Annual Forum was co-financed by the European Union Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme.  

The main theme of the 10th Annual Forum was Circular and sharing economy as an answer to demographic challenges in the Baltic Sea Region. The Forum discussed how to improve the implementation of the EUSBSR in the framework of its Action Plan revision. It discussed also the current state of the ecosystem in the Baltic Sea as well as how to make this Region circular and eco-friendly.


Here you will find an articles related to the 10th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region 

Scientific articles:

EU macro - regional strategies for the Baltic Sea Region after 2020. A nutshell of beauty and possibilities./ Institute of Geography and Organization. Polish Academy of Sciences.

Press articles:

What's next for the macroregional policy? Reflections from the 10th EUSBSR Annual Forum in Gdańsk

Baltics' regions: lessons from EUSBSR

No time to waste in the Baltic Sea

Circular economy's priority in the 10th EUSBSR Forum

Baltic Sea Forum 2019 : no time to waste to save our planet

Cirucular and sharing economy in the Baltic Sea Region

"Reuse, reduce, rethink" - 10th Annual Forum of EUSBSR focused on circular economy


No time to waste. Unlocking the circular potential of the Baltic Sea Region.

Circular Baltic 2030 -Circular Economy in the Baltic Sea Region and Beyond.

Better together. 10 years of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.





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