VISION AND STRATEGIES
AROUND THE BALTIC SEA
- Recommend transnational policy measures;
- Promote methodology development;
- Promote co-operation projects;
- Co-operate with other cross-BSR initiatives;
- Promote a dialogue with sector institutions.
The document highlights the current territorial development trends and challenges, and presents a territorial cohesion perspective for the Baltic Sea Region in the year 2030. It also proposes concrete actions to stimulate territorial development potentials and to overcome existing gaps.
The VASAB LTP covers such policy sectors, where the transnational cooperation in spatial planning provides a substantial benefit. These have been purposely limited to urban networking and urban –rural cooperation, accessibility and maritime spatial planning. The 22 specified action agendas address these issues. They can be implemented in co-operation with other pan-Baltic organisations, national and regional authorities and partners from the public and private sector.
The MSP conference “Connecting Seas” from two INTERREG sister projects “NorthSEE” and “Baltic LINes” will take place on the 13th – 14th February 2019 in Hamburg, Germany. Register by 25 January 2019 on www.connectingseas.eu.
VASAB CSPD/BSR Open Troika Meeting will be held on 10 January 2019 in Riga, Latvia.
More than half of the world`s population are living in urban areas and cities prove being engines of region`s economies and playing a crucial role for a broader area than the scope of their administrative borders. Nowadays, policy-makers at different scales should strive for increasing flows and interactions among places in order to boost their competitiveness and bring more benefits to their inhabitants through combining existing assets and resources.