Participation Day 2019 – Project Ideas for Future Cooperation in Baltic Sea Region
Almost 100 participants from Baltic Sea Region NGOs, academia, municipalities and various transnational projects joined us on 11th June 2019 in Gdansk to take part in 3rd Participation Day.
This years event was organized jointly by the EUSBSR HA Capacity coordinators, Umbrella project and Union of the Baltic Cities. We invited the stakeholders to come and share their project ideas for future cooperation possibilities in our region.
Projects, sent to the organisers and discussed during the event:
- Innovations for a circular and socially coherent economy (25)
- Waste Management and handling Household Waste in the BSR (Sweden)
- Baltic Sea clusters network for innovation in the maritime industry (Poland)
- Remote sensing of marine plastic pollution (Poland)
- Smart Regions 4.0 (Poland)
- Biking South Baltic – More Emotion (Poland)
- Urban mobility – smart and sustainable (7)
- Antimicrobial resistance and pharmaceuticals in the Baltic Sea Region environment (6)
- Operational consortium (Poland)
- Competence supply (12)
- SECiSo – supported education to re-integrate early school leavers (Sweden)
- STEAM – increasing the attractiveness of science and technology (Finland)
- Digital employment – how digital solutions can be used for workers’ continue learning (Finland)
- EduPython (Poland)
- Other proposals (for example; access to clean water, green technologies, rural development) (17)
- Baltic Cultural Strategy Network – forming a network of those cities in the BSR that have been European Capital of Culture (Sweden)
- Application of satellite data for environment management (Poland)
- Enhancing stakeholder participation in the EUSBSR by honing their sustainability skills (Poland)
- Changes in agricultural production due to climate change (Poland)
- ESTLAT harbours (Latvia)
- Coastal hiking (Latvia)
- Vertical wind power-stations (Poland)
- Studio visit (Poland).
At first, participants were welcomed by the Vice Marshal of the pomorskie Region – Mr Wiesław Byczkowski, followed by Anders Bergstrom, representing both HA Capacity and PA Education as their coordinator. He also explained the concept of Participation Day. They were followed by three inspirational speeches from the representatives of 3 different sectors:
Mr. Mikko Lohikoski, Union of the Baltic Cities
Mr. Tomasz Szymczak, Starter Incubator and Gdańsk Entrepreneurship Foundation (ppt HERE)
Ms. Magda Leszczyna-Rzucidło, Euroregion Baltic (ppt HERE)
After a short break, Anders Bergström, Horizontal Action Coordinator, HA Capacity presented RU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region in brief – presentation (HERE)
All five workshops are linked to the overall theme of the Annual Forum addressing the growing challenges such as depopulation, ageing, migrations, new production and consumption models, but also new social, cultural, mobility and labour market patterns, which influence our everyday behaviours and attitudes. The introduction by the PA and HA Coordinators provided an overview of existing development processes in the five thematic areas including possibilities to take part in existing development processes.
1. Innovations for a circular and socially coherent economy – Ms Esa Kokkonen, PA INNO
2. Urban mobility – smart and sustainable
3. Antimicrobial resistance and pharmaceuticals in the BSR environment (HERE )
4. Competence supply – Daria Akhutina, CBSS
5. Other proposals (for example; access to clean water, green technologies, rural development – full list of the projects is attached HERE )
Bellow you can find the final list of Project proposals.
Euroregion “Baltic” information.