The 8th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region was organised in Berlin on 13-14 June 2017 by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. The theme of the Forum wasconnectivity.

Read more: Connectivity of the Baltic Sea region discussed in the 8th EUSBSR Annual Forum

After opening the Smart Regions 2.0 Conference on 1st June in Helsinki, Commissioners Corina Cretu and Jyrki Katainen visited a Flagship project of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) in Helsinki.

The project "ChemSAR", funded by the transnational Interreg Baltic Sea Region programme, aims at creating uniform operational plans and standard operational procedures across the Baltic Sea Region to save human lives in maritime incidents.

ChemSAR visited by Commissioners

Read more: EU Commissioners Corina Cretu and Jyrki Katainen visit EUSBSR flagship

Let's communicate! project is the communication point of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. The project is strongly involved in the programme and communications of the 8th Annual Forum in Berlin on 13-14 June.

Read more: Get funded! Join a session on funding in the Annual Forum

In Interreg Programmes new transnational projects have been granted with funding. Most of the projects strongly support the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). 

Read more: Projects supporting the EUSBSR approved in Interreg programmes


PolandOn 25th May 2017 in Warsaw, the seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, the 12th Meeting of Poland’s Working Team on EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea region was held.

The meeting was attended by over 40 people related to the Strategy, representing resorts, governmental institutions, academic entities, international and non-governmental organisations and other institutions.

It was also attended by the Co-ordinators of EUSBSR Policy Areas Safe, Secure and Health, who presented their ambitions and plans, exemplary Flagship projects, opportunities for Polish institutions and the support they offer.

During the meeting, the most important issues related to the implementation of the Strategy were mentioned, among others, the Conclusions of the Council on the implementation of macroregional strategies, the adoption of the new Action Plan of the EUSBSR and the upcoming EUSBSR Forum in Berlin.

The meeting was organised by the EUSBSR National Co-ordinator Joanna Wojtkowska, as well as Kamila Wojsznis and Grzegorz Szopiński, all representing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.


Good news for all interested parties, who want to participate in the 8th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR and the 19th BDF Summit on 13 - 14 June 2017 in the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin!

The registration time period has been extended by one week. Registration will be available until 2nd June 2017. You may register under the following link:

The Federal Foreign Office is looking forward to welcoming you in Berlin!

More information about the Annual Forum Programme on the event website.