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Past events related to spatial planning and territorial development in the BSR
24-25 October 2016 XV All-Russia Forum "Strategic Planning in the Regions and Cities of Russia"
Building Alignment Through Dialogue
FORUM KEY THEME emphasizes the growing importance of multilateral and equal dialogue in building alignment between the various levels and sectors of government, between various actors from public, business and civil society around visions, values and development targets.
22 September 2016 VASAB workshop on territorial monitoring, Krakow

The VASAB workshop on Territorial Monitoring was held on 22nd September 2016, in Krakow (Poland), presenting current initiatives and good practices of spatial monitoring in the Baltic Sea Region and rising up discussions on further development needs of existing monitoring approaches in the region including cross-border aspect.

The VASAB workshop was organised within the framework of the Polish Chairmanship in the cooperation of Ministers responsible for Spatial Planning and Development in the Baltic Sea Region (VASAB) as back-to-back event to the VASAB Committee on Spatial Planning and Development of the Baltic Sea Region (CSPD/BSR) 73rd meeting on 23rd September 2016. The event was supported by the Interreg BSR Programme project "Horizontal Action "Spatial Planning" support 2" ("HASPS 2").

icon Agenda: VASAB Workshop on territorial monitoring

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icon Presentation: Monitoring of regional development in Malopolska region

icon Presentation: Regional development indicators module in Latvia

icon Presentation: Spatial monitoring on functional regions in Germany

icon Presentation: Outcomes from the seminar on monitoring of the EUSBSR

icon Conclusions: VASAB Workshop on territorial monitoring



15-16 September 2016 24th BSSSC Annual Conference, Hämeenlinna

The 24th BSSSC Annual Conference will take place in Hämeenlinna, Finland, 15th and 16th of September 2016. Conference will be hosted by Häme Region and the theme and programme will be published in early spring 2016.

The Annual Conference gathers around 150 participants from political and administrative level (local, regional, national and EU level) as well as representatives from academia, organizations, NGOs and the private sector from the 11 countries taking part in the Baltic Sea co-operation. The conference will cover traditional BSSSC policy areas such as transport, culture and youth from innovative perspectives. Traditionally speakers include representatives of the European Commission, Committee of the Regions, CBSS, CPMR, BDF and many more.


13 September 2016 Workshop on TEN-T North Sea-Baltic Corridor improvements, Poznan

VASAB Secretariat is inviting You to join the first regional seminar on TEN-T North Sea-Baltic (NSB) Corridor improvements that is organized as part of elaborating a joint spatial vision on regional development, logistics and mobility of the North Sea-Baltic corridor. Local, regional and national authorities on spatial and transport planning are invited to join a discussion, have an input in shaping the contents of the vision and share their expertise and deepened knowledge about NSB corridor.

Elaboration of the joint spatial vision on regional development, logistics and mobility will last for three years and will be presented within VASAB framework as well as discussed with stakeholders in NSB CoRe countries through the whole development process. This vision will be a unique spatial planning document for a transport corridor in the Baltic Sea Region, it will be delivered to the VASAB Ministerial Conference in 2019 and will serve as input to national and regional development planning documents.

Workshop will take place in the Institute of Logistics and Warehousing – Estkowskiego 6 Str., Poznań, Poland on September 13, 2016, 11:30-15:30.

Registration deadline: September 5, 2016 by sending registration form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vision is elaborated as part of the NSB CoRe (North Sea-Baltic Connector of the Regions) project Work package "Spatial planning for NSB CoRe Network Development".
More information:

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23-24 June 2016 MSP Conference: Maritime Spatial Planning Worlwide, Azores

The conference on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) Worldwide is the 6th in a series of events organised by the Commission's DG for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries on MSP and its various connections to economic sectors and the environment. As in previous editions, the conference aims at furthering the understanding of MSP and at sharing experiences among policy makers, practitioners, academics and stakeholders. Unlike its predecessors, both its topic and target audience are global.

The EU has taken several steps to better manage its seas and oceans, including the adoption of the Maritime Strategy Framework Directive and the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive. These instruments are now in the process of being implemented, setting new benchmarks and breaking new ground. Now is also the time to look beyond the European experience for examples of what type of solutions worked under which conditions, what obstacles may lay ahead and what benefits await. In order to address global challenges, like climate change and sustainable development, it may also be useful to consider issues related to international and cross-border cooperation and the development of synergies.

The conference seeks to address these subjects by bringing together a group of high-level experts and a diverse audience ready to engage on the subject of MSP.

More information can be found HERE


8-10 June 2016 Livable City Forum, Turku & Helsinki

The 1st Livable City Forum will take place in Finland - in Turku on 8 June and in Helsinki on 9 - 10 June 2016. The event is organised by the project Live Baltic Campus in collaboration with Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, University of Turku and the City of Helsinki, and is partly funded by the Central Baltic Programme. Livable City Forum explores true-life examples of strategies, methods and partnerships utilising design thinking for better and more sustainable urban development focusing on higher education campuses as emerging key hubs for development. Livable City Forum gives an opportunity to share experiences and learn from each other.

More information and registration are available on Live Baltic Campus project website


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