Like previous years, even this year´s Participation Day is arranged on June 11, in connection with the Annual Forum. The Participation Day is an important opportunity for new stakeholders to get in touch with the cooperation within the EU and to meet colleagues who already have experience of EU cooperation in the Baltic Sea region.
Successful collaboration between organizations and people in the Baltic Sea Region requires broadest possible mobilization and participation of stakeholders in all respective countries. European Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) requires a strong bottom-up participation and a sense of "ownership" by various stakeholders. This applies to both policy shaping and practical implementation. The participation of citizens and organizations at all governance levels, across sectors and across all borders is a prerequisite for positive development of cooperation within the EU and an important part of the EU's cohesion policy.
Participation Day - a market place for ideas
Participation Day is a kind of marketplace where stakeholders can present their ideas, get feedback and guidance from the policy community enabling new stakeholders to participate in the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Our aim is to reduce the step into the Strategy, making our guiding principle with multi-level governance and cross-sectorial cooperation a reality. We invite representatives of EUSBSR stakeholders, such as local and regional authorities, civil society organisations, academia, business and media, to the Participation Day in Gdansk.
Four thematic areas
This year's Participation Day focuses on four thematic areas (Below you can read more about these thematic areas):
- Innovations for a circular and socially coherent economy
- Urban mobility – smart and sustainable
- Antimicrobial resistance and pharmaceuticals in the Baltic Sea Region environment
- Competence supply
The organisers will do their best to ensure that as many different organisations/networks as possible can attend and present their proposals and views.
You are therefore also invited to present in advance short, concise and concrete project proposals, concepts or ideas about the themes of the Participation Day. The organisers will confirm the acceptance of participants and select the most promising proposals to be presented in the Gdańsk Participation Day by 3 May 2019.
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