Highlights

Are children too vulnerable to help preparing society’s response to disasters and accidents? Do they have necessary skills to be involved in helping grownups, for example, - in building barriers during floods? Should we listen to their opinions when it comes to safety and security? What do global policies say about these questions? What examples of children and youth’s involvement in resilience building are there?
Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Workshop: CULTURE4CLIMATE

Linked to a common sea, the states of the Baltic Sea Region need to tackle the issues of climate change, rising sea levels and maintaining a clean sea together. Since climate change affects all of us equally, we need to connect and adapt beyond borders in the Baltic Sea Region.
Predicting the future and preparing selves for unexpected developments has always been in people`s minds. As a response developing shared visions and setting joint goals is crucial to thrive our territories and strengthen the resilience of our communities and places we live, work or enjoy.
Youth involvement in policy-making processes is top on the agenda for many organisations, and has been so for many years. The European Union is an active advocate for young voices and has developed various tools and ideas in the framework of the EU Youth Strategy, and the EU macro-regional strategies are following this path.
The year 2021 has been an exciting for PA Hazards as we have welcomed one new flagship project and two new flagship leaders into our organization, writes PA Coordinator Eva Iveroth.
Blue-algae rafts in the Baltic Sea have been a common gatecrasher in summer for many years. In addition, extreme weather conditions have been forecasted to be more regular in the future due to the climate change. Increasing precipitation and winters without snow cover will enhance soil erosion and nutrient leaching into the Baltic Sea, promoting eutrophication.
On May 20 2021, EUSBSR Policy Areas 'Ship', 'Safe', 'Energy' and 'Transport' showed a great example of the power of joint effort by organizing a webinar "Alternative Fuels: Impacts on Maritime Safety and the Environment in the Baltic Sea Region".
In 2017, the EUSBSR flagship project ECOPRODIGI embarked on its three-year journey to find solutions for cleaner shipping in the Baltic Sea region. During the implementation, it became clear that there was still more to explore. This need for further exploration resulted in a continuation project EXOPRODIGI which was kicked of right after ECOPRODIGI finished.
The 4th Baltic Maritime Spatial Planning Forum will take place on 1 – 2 June 2021, online and will be broadcasted from Latvia. The Forum is organised by two Interreg BSR projects Capacity4MSP, a flagship of the EUSBSR, and Land-Sea-Act. Forum serves as a final conference for both projects.
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