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Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Wednesday, 12 June 2019
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Opening Session more details

Circular economy – the key to a clean, healthy and rich Baltic Sea

Welcome words:

Mieczysław Struk, Marshal of Pomorskie Region

Roger Ryberg, Chair of BSSSC

Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Poland

Corina Creţu, Member of the European Commission responsible for Regional Policy tbc

Karmenu Vella, Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries European Commissioner tbc

High-level debate (1-2 rounds of questions)

Prime Ministers tbc (invited: DE, DK, SE, FI, NO, LT, LV, EE)

Enabling questions (open list):

Why and to what extent should circular economy be a key driver for good environmental status of the Baltic Sea?

What is the role of the EUSBSR in facilitating this process?

Networking Break (Lunch)
I Plenary Session more details

Going circular – a pathway to well-being in the Baltic Sea Region

Keynote speech:

Securing growth and prosperity for the Baltic Sea Region by means of circular economy

Strategic panel:

Marcin Ociepa, Deputy Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology of Poland

Jan Philipp Albrecht, Minister of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment, Nature and Digitalization of Schleswig-Holstein tbc

Raymond Johansen, Governing Mayor, City of Oslo or representative

Petr Hradil, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Kari Herlevi, Project Director Circular Economy, SITRA

Enabling questions (open list):

What could be the role of circular and sharing economy in addressing the key Baltic Sea Region's challenges?

How can public policy at all levels be re-shaped to best use circular economy to address these challenges and to improve Baltic Sea Region long-term global competitive position?

Can the EUSBSR support the transformation into the circular reality in the Baltic Sea Region?

Parallel seminars
Networking Break (Snacks)
II Plenary Session more details

Business-driven approach to circular economy in the Baltic Sea Region

Keynote speech:

Circular business models as an important contribution to SDGs' implementation in the Baltic Sea Region     

Strategic panel:

Jyrki Katainen, Vice President of the European Commission tbc

Marius Skuodis, Vice-Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania

Sari Rautio, Häme Region

Carolina Garcia Gomez, CEO IKEA Retail Poland

Łukasz Holec, Ellen MacArthur Foundation tbc

Enabling questions (open list):

Has business reached a critical mass to transform Baltic Sea Region economy into eco-efficient one?

Is cooperation between public and private partners fully utilised to make Baltic Sea Region a circular one?

What are the ways to better use the EUSBSR as a platform for business-led investment in circular economy?

Gala Dinner
Thursday, 13 June 2019
Registration open
III Plenary Session more details

Demography and circularity in the Baltic Sea Region: interdependent or disconnected?

Keynote speech:

Role of circular economy in robust demographic change management in the Baltic Sea Region

Strategic panel:

Joost Korte, Director-General DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission tbc

Maria Mora, General Director CBSS

Marju Lauristin, Tartu City Council

Sylwia Mrozowska, Institue of Political Sciences, University of Gdańsk

Kjell Nilsson, Director of Nordregio

Enabling questions (open list):

What is a link between circular economy and labour market dynamics in the Baltic Sea Region?

Could circular economy be a part of an answer to depopulation, ageing or migrations in the Baltic Sea Region?

How to use the EUSBSR to strengthen pro-circular mind-set of young generation for better future?

Parallel seminars
Networking Break (Lunch)
Parallel seminars
Concluding panel  more details

Looking into the future

Strategic panel:

Jerzy Kwieciński, Minister of Investment and Economic Development of Poland or representative

Marc Lemaître, Director-General, Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy tbc

Mika Lintilä, Minister of the Economy of Finland, upcoming EU Council Presidency tbc

Xxxx, representative of a region (or Committee of Regions) – kindly ask for your proposals tbc

Issues to be touched:

Reflections on the future of the EUSBSR after 10 years of implementation

EU budget for 2021-2027. What's in it for the Baltic Sea Region?

Closing remarks:

Roger Ryberg, Chair of BSSSC

Mieczysław Struk, Marshal of Pomorskie Region


Issues to be touched:

Summing-up of the Forum. Key messages.


Networking Break (Snacks)
Participation Day
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