EUSBSR History


Policy Area (PA) ‘Transport’ aimed at
improving internal and external transport connections by facilitating a sustainable and efficient transport system in the Baltic Sea Region.

As the Baltic Sea region is dependent on foreign trade and international exchange of knowledge and services, development of good external and internal transport connections was viewed as a pre-requisite for the prosperity of the region. Cooperation was to focus on facilitating a sustainable and efficient transport system that would serve the trade exchange in the region as well as between the tegion, the neighbouring areas and other global economic powers.

As the Action Plan was revised in 2017, the Policy Area Transport chapter was also updated. Therefore there are two sets of objectives and actions.

PA Transport was coordinated by Lithuania and Sweden.

 

Objectives (AP 2015)

  • Improved connectivity within Baltic Sea region and outside through coordinated infrastructure planning and development
  • Improve external links of the region
  • Innovations and sustainable transport solutions
  • Enhancement of cooperation between Member States

 

Actions (AP 2015)

  1. Implementation/Monitoring of TEN-T network
  2. External links: improvement of connections with EU neighbouring countries
  3. Innovations and sustainable transport solutions
  4. Enhancement of cooperation between the Member States

 

Objectives (AP 2017)

  • Capitalise on the TEN-T core network corridors for better connectivity, accessibility and cohesion
  • Improve transport cooperation with the third countries
  • Encourage macro-regional transfer of sustainable solutions in passenger and freight transport

 

Actions (AP 2017)

  1. Capitalise on the TEN-T core network corridors for better connectivity, accessibility and cohesion
  2. Improve transport cooperation with the third countries
  3. Encourage macro-regional transfer of sustainable solutions in passenger and freight transport