Press Information

Journalists are welcome to take part in the  Annual Forum. To facilitate their work a special work zone will be provided in the main venue (see the map).
Journalists are kindly asked to register with the registration application, so they can take part in all the activities planned during the Forum including Gala Dinner.

The possibility to interview Mr Mieczysław Struk, Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship and Mr Roger Ryberg, Chair of the Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation will be given after the Opening Session (on the 1st floor, see the map).



Background of the Strategy Forum

Since 2010 a yearly Strategy Forum to support the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region has been organised. The purpose of the Strategy Forum is to communicate the implementation work of the Strategy and its objectives, to stimulate policy discussions in the region, to promote results and to provide stakeholders of the EUSBSR with  networking opportunities.

The Annual Forum takes place in one of the eight EU member states in the Baltic Sea Region and aims to attract key stakeholders and active partners of the implementation of the EUSBSR from local, regional, national and EU level.

The 10th Annual Forum will take place in Gdańsk, 12-13 June, 2019.

The 10th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region will be held in Gdańsk on 12-13 June, 2019. The Forum will be hosted by the Pomorskie Region, together with the Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation (BSSSC) under the Norwegian chairmanship, in close cooperation with the European Commission, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland and other partners. About 800 participants from governments, international organisations, NGOs, universities, local and regional administrations and businesses will gather to debate on trends and opportunities in the Baltic Sea Region.

This time the main topic of the Forum is ‘Circular and sharing economy as an answer to demographic changes and environmental challenges in the Baltic Sea Region.'

We would like to discuss how the circular economy can influence such demographic changes and how it can contribute to cleaner, safer and wealthier Baltic Sea Region. We truly believe the Baltic Sea Region can become a front-runner in this regard.

We kindly invite you to the Forum to Gdańsk!

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