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

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

In the framework of the assessment of the communication needs of the Strategy, the consultancy firm DEA Baltika has prepared a questionnaire to be filled in by stakeholders. The results of this survey will provide some information on the gaps of the Strategy communication-wise. The European Commission has supported this initiative with an introduction letter. You can access and complete the survey here.

The Baltic Sea Labour Forum (BSLF) is a network of the social partners in the Baltic Sea Region. It serves as a platform for exchange of experience and communication between the key labour market actors in most countries in the Baltic Sea Region.

The Enlarged Steering Committee has agreed on two common focus areas for 2012-13 which are mobility of labour and youth unemployment. In late autumn 2012 the second Annual Round Table of the Baltic Sea Labour Forum will be organised in Hamburg.

BSLF is the only cooperation body where trade union, employer organisation parliament and governmental organisation representatives work together to create sustainable regional labour markets within in the BSR:

The Swedish ESF Council, will the coming years strengthen the transnational cooperation between projects funded by the ESF in the Member States. The intention is also to analyze the relation and linkage between the ESF and the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).

A network of the Managing Authorities for the ESF between the Member States concerned  – Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany -  has been consolidated and a number of joint activities will be carried out: conferences, partner search forums and learning seminars in Sweden as well as in the other Member States.

There is also a
new web available focusing on transnational issues in ESF.

The project BSN – ESF is coordinated by the Swedish ESF Council and funded by the Swedish Institute Baltic Sea Unit (a Swedish central government agency).

A total amount of 10 websites for Priority Areas and 2 for Horizontal Actions are now available from the EUSBSR website. Some more will be launched soon.