2015 Forum Theme

The Space for Choice and Choice of Space


Round Table
Potential of EU BSR and NWR 2020 Strategies for Cooperation: Turning into Concrete Joint Actions


The purpose of this Workshop would be to exchange information on potential development opportunities for international cooperation to implement the NWR 2020 Strategic Goals and EU BSR Agenda by joining forces and creating synergies both thematically and geographically.

Issues to be addressed:
1.Current state of Strategy for Socio-Economic Development of the North West Federal Region of the Russian Federation until 2020 and the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
2. Expert view of continuation of work on perspective areas of cooperation between Russia and the EU in the Baltic
- Innovation/business
- Ecology, incl. agriculture
- Transport, incl. maritime safety
- Culture and Tourism
- People to People contacts (social/health/education/youth)
3. Instruments for joint efforts and implementation of joint projects in the framework of the strategies:
- Interreg Programme Baltic Sea Region 2014-2020
- Russia-EU CBC Programmes 2014-2020
- Northern Dimension Partnerships

Organizers: Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, Council of the Baltic Sea States, City of Turky, ANO North-West Development and Investment Promotion Agency, St. Petersburg State University of Economics

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Scherrer Susanne, Interreg Baltic Sea Region. Director

Program Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014 - 2020

Kapyrin Igor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Deputy Director of the Department of European Cooperation

Program Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014 - 2020

Golovko Margarita, Estonian Ministry of Finance. Head of the European Territorial Co-operation Unit

CBC Programme Estonia - Russia 2014 - 2020

Iruma Kravale, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Latvia. Director of Development Instruments Department

Haapalainen Petri, Ministry of Employment and the Economy (Finland). Ministerial Adviser

CBC Programmes Kolarctic, Karelia and South-East Finland - Russia 2014 - 2020

Henttonen Jaakko, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Senior Adviser

Environmental Partnership (NDEP)

Karelina Irina ICSER Leontief Centre. Director General
Lohikoski Mikko City of Turku. Director of External Affairs