Baltic Sea Region’s green recovery at the EUSBSR Forum

The Twelfth Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region will take place online from 27 September to 1 October, to discuss the region’s green recovery.

The Annual Forum will focus on finding solutions that will help accelerate the recovery of the Baltic Sea region after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Participants will also discuss the social challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed on young people, the impact of EU macroregional strategies on the EU agenda, and the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme for 2021-2027.
A successful green transformation will not be possible without two important elements: the voices of the youth and the involvement of cities and local communities. Therefore, the Annual Forum will pay particular attention to young people and local communities. Youth representatives will give speeches at many of the Annual Forum’s main sessions, and all the events on 1 October will be dedicated specifically to young people, including their active participation in solving common challenges in the Baltic Sea region. Furthermore, at a plenary session scheduled for 28 September, discussions will take place to address the social problems that young people have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Annual Forum will also provide a platform for more active cooperation between the cities of the Baltic Sea region. Sessions for the introduction, discussion and networking of the cities are scheduled for 29 and 30 September (the first one on the theme of the role of cities in social transformation; the second one on the leadership of cities in the green recovery process). Bilateral and multilateral meetings and contacts will also be provided with a platform.
The hosts hope that the remote nature of the Annual Forum will be a great opportunity to involve new organisations and civil society representatives in the implementation of the EU Baltic Sea Region Strategy.

Register to participate in the Annual Forum to develop a strategy for the recovery of the Baltic Sea Region by working together
The Annual Forum is hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, Kaunas City (European Capital of Culture 2022), Klaipėda City (European Youth Capital 2021) and the Union of Baltic Cities.