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8th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR "Connectivity" in Berlin, Germany

8th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR "Connectivity" in Berlin, Germany

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VASAB as Horizontal Action “Spatial Planning” coordinator is actively involved in activities during the EUSBSR Annual Forum in Berlin by co-organizing two seminars:

-        “The Connected Society – a Transformation to the Baltic Smart Cities” – the seminar will introduce current and upcoming developments of the BSR Cities towards “smart” governance and connected society. Additionally, the seminar will discuss how the BSR countries can contribute to improve the performance of their “smart” and prosperous cities and regions. The seminar is organised by VASAB in close cooperation with URBEGO – Urban Professionals Platform and the BOVERKET - National Board of Housing, Building and Planning in Sweden.

Moderator: Giulia Maci, URBEGO - Urban Professionals Platform

Time: 13th June, 15.15 – 16.45       

Venue: Willy-Brandt-Saal


-      “What’s the future? Testing the possible scenarios for shipping and energy in the Baltic Sea and how to integrate them into maritime spatial planning” – the seminar will introduce to proposals for future scenarios of the shipping and energy sectors in relation to maritime spatial planning that are developed in frames of the Baltic LINes project (Coherent Linear Infrastructures in Baltic Maritime Spatial Plans). During the seminar, participants will have the chance to play a strategy board-game “MSP Challenge” in which the proposed scenarios will be visualised. The seminar is organised by VASAB Secretariat in cooperation with the Baltic LINes project partners.

      Moderator: Olli Holm, Finnish Transport Agency

      Time: 13th June, 17.00 – 18.30

      Venue: Besucherzentrum 2


VASAB is also taking part at the seminars:

-    “Sustainable transport connections in the Baltic Sea Region – added value of building up cooperation platforms for transport projects” – the seminar will aim to find out how project platforms co-financed by Interreg Baltic Sea Region would support the work of PA Transport, Ship and Safe and the HA Spatial Planning towards EUSBSR objectives for sustainable and efficient transport systems in the Baltic Sea region.

Moderator: Eeva Rantama, Interreg Baltic Sea Region MA/JS

Time: 13th June, 17.00 – 18.30

Venue: Stresemann-Saal


-        “Regional cooperation to connect regions to the TEN-T corridors” - the seminar will point out the benefits of the TEN-T Core Network Corridors implementation in the Baltic Sea Region in terms of connectivity. The seminar is organised in close cooperation with three Interreg BSR programme transport corridor projects: NSB CoRe, TENTacle, Scandria. VASAB will introduce participants to the concept of spatial vision for the TEN-T corridor, the first of such type being developed within NSB CoR project.

Moderator: Silke Brocks, European Commission

Time: 14th June, 13.45 – 15.15   

Venue: Besucherzentrum 1+2


VASAB as a partner in the “Let's communicate!” consortium is also involved in the Connectivity Lounge activities. If you are interested in new cooperation and funding, please, meet us there at the discussion “Get funded! Matchmaking and Q&A funding opportunities”

Moderator: Baiba Liepa, INTERACT

Time: 14th June, 14:15 - 15:15

Venue: Connectivity Lounge



See you in Berlin!

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