A visual identity manual has been produced for EUSBSR stakeholders. A special section on the requirements on the use of the EUSBSR visual identity has also been included. The document is available under the section 'Visual Identity' displayed on the left column.

The European Commission urges all stakeholders with views on the Action Plan to send their comments. Your ideas on focus, on efficiency and on added value would be particularly welcome. For written comments please send them to REGIO-EU-BALTIC-SEA-STRATEGY@ec.europa.eu. This stakeholder consultation on the new Action Plan will remain open until the end of July.

Please read more information about this call for comments here.

The first edition of the BTJ Think Tank is now online. The publication has been prepared by the Baltic Transport Journal editorial team with the intention to initiate discussion on strategic issues and challenges for transport and energy sectors within the Baltic Sea region. The topic of the first issue of the BTJ Think Tank is the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR), Download it here

Baltic Business Arena will be arranged as part of the 14th Baltic Development Forum in Copenhagen on 18-19 June. In Baltic Business Arena companies are invited to participate in a matchmaking activity, with opportunities to book face-to-face meetings with other companies and business organizations.
"We arranged a Baltic Business Arena last year in Stockholm, with quite good results", says Carina Lahall at Enterprise Europe Network in Örebro, Sweden, who is organizing the event in close cooperation with a number of partners in other Baltic Sea Region countries.
Baltic Business Arena is focusing on the following business sectors: clean-tech, renewable energy, sustainable construction, life science, information and communication technologies (ICT).
Read more and register on: www.b2match.eu/balticbusiness2012
Interested companies are invited to contact the partners mentioned on the website in order to benefit for a grant which covers certain travels costs.

Some new graphic material has been recently developed and put at users' disposal under the section Materials, visual identity. The latest items comprise six maps, a letter template and the EUSBSR logo translated in ten different languages. All these outputs can be downloaded and used when it comes to carry out a EUSBSR-related activity. A visual identity manual is being currently created and will be available in June 2012.

The 8th ministerial-level Partnership Annual Conference of the NDPHS (Northern Dimension Public Health and Social Well-Being) has adopted the position paper “Post-2013 European Programmes: Raising the Profile of Health and Social Well-being”. The paper calls for a visible exposure of social well-being and health in the cooperation programmes’ priorities. Read more information about this here

Visit the main information platform on the EU Strategy for the Danube Region. On this website you can find out about the latest developments of the strategy, its 11 priority areas and main actions, as well as information about existing funding opportunities and much more. The website is coordinated by the European Commission – DG Regional Policy and INTERACT Point Vienna. Access the website at www.danube-region.eu

The EU-project AGORA 2.0 aims at developing features of a common identity profile. What comes into your mind when you think of the Baltic Sea Region? Now you can vote online for the common characteristics of the Baltic Sea Region at www.bsr-identity.net

There are numerous heritage sites in the Baltic Sea Region. What are the most popular ones? A contest gives you the unique chance to vote for your favourite Cultural & Natural Heritage features in the Baltic Sea Region. You can vote now at www.6-bsr-wonders.net