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November 16-17, the conference "The Baltic Sea Region - on its way to the world’s first EcoRegion? - Success stories and future challenges" will be held in Gdynia, bringing together regional practitioners, sectoral experts and policy makers.
Henrik Österblom, researcher at the Baltic Nest Institute, is invited as one of the key speakers at the conference with his presentation "The Baltic Sea Region – A model region for sustainable development?"
Since early 2009, sector networks as well as numerous regions from around the Baltic Sea have jointly worked within the project EcoRegion to improve sustainable development at a regional level. The project, led by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, is a Baltic 21 Lighthouse Project as well as a flagship project of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
On 16 November 2011, the conference will bring together regional practitioners, sectoral experts and policy makers to:
- Present and discuss the above findings
- Adopt the Gdynia Declaration with recommendations for future policy actions on sustainable development
- Promote and facilitate exchange of existing good practices in the BSR
- Present the “Best EcoRegion Good Practice” award
On 17 November 2011, all conference participants are invited to join the study tour to Hel Peninsula. Here they will have the opportunity to learn from selected regional good practices concerning sustainable development.
Registration: open until October 31, 2011. Please register here.
Location: Gdynia Innovation Centre, Al. Zwyciestwa 96/98, Gdynia, Poland