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Past events related to spatial planning and territorial development in the BSR
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".
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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


07 June 2016 VASAB Conference "Achieving Good Living Environment: territory matters. What's beyond 2030 for macro-regions?", Warsaw

The main goal of the VASAB Conference “Achieving Good Living Environment: Territory Matters. What`s beyond 2030 for Macro-Region?” which took place in Warsaw, Poland on 7 June 2016 was to bring a regional input to the implementation of European territorial cohesion objective. The event was organised in cooperation with VASAB Polish Chairmanship.

During the Conference current strategic issues and trends in European and regional territorial development (such as a Pact of Amsterdam, Territorial Impact Assessment etc.), place-based approaches in urban development in the Baltic Sea Region and relevant experience from Visegrad countries were presented.


The Conference was organised in the frame of Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020 Technical Assistance grant project "HASPS - Horizontal Action "Spatial Planning" Support".





18-19 May 2016 European Maritime Day 2016, Turku

Investing in Smart and Sustainable Solutions for Blue Growth

At the European Maritime Day VASAB together wih the Baltic SCOPE will present the cooperation of maritime spatial planning authorities and regional organisations in the Baltic Sea area and their joint effort of addressing the cross-sectoral and cross-border maritime spatial planning issues to support the national processes and share the gained cooperation experience.

Join us at Delivering Blue Growth through InterVision workshop on 18 May 2016; Room LOGI3, 13.30 – 15.00 hrs.

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