School to Work Aims to strengthen transnational cooperation between stakeholders in the Baltic Sea Region in the field of education and work in order to prevent early school leaving and develop support for vulnerable groups of students/youth. www.s2wflagship.eu
Baltic University Programme Largest university network in BSR focused on sustainable regional development through cooperation in education, research and applied projects www.balticuniv.uu.se
Baltic Sea Labor Forum Aims to promote social dialogue, tripartite structures and cooperation as crucial elements of sustainable growth and social development in the BSR www.bslabour.eu
Baltic Science Network Aims to provide science and research ministries of the Baltic Sea region states with an overall coordination framework to develop and implement science policy in a macro-regional dimension and to ensure a better representation of macro-regional interests on the EU level http://www.baltic-science.org/
The Baltic Development Forum is an independent and high-level network for decision-makers from business, politics, academia and media in the Baltic Sea Region. Their mission is to create a prosperous Baltic Sea Region through regional integration, sustainable growth, innovation and competitiveness. Apart from providing research and publishing reports on topics vital to the development of the Region one of their main activities is the annual Summit, where more than 600 decision-makers from business, politics, academia and media meet to exchange ideas and formulate strategies for the future development of the Region.
The Nordic Council of Ministers is the platform for intergovernmental cooperation between the Nordic countries. It has a broad range of activities within 11 different Ministerial Councils. The purpose of intergovernmental co-operation in the Nordic Council of Ministers is to work toward joint Nordic solutions that have tangible positive effects – Nordic synergies – for the citizens of the individual Nordic countries. In the field of education and research the Nordic Council of Ministers has initiated among other things the Nordic-Baltic education programme Nordplus, a broad range of Nordic Master Programmes, as well as the Nordic research institution NordForsk.
The Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation BSSSC is a political network for decentralised authorities (subregions) in the Baltic Sea Region. The organisation was founded in Stavanger, Norway, 1993. Its participants are regional authorities (level directly below the national level authorities) of the 10 Baltic Sea littoral states: Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia.
The BSSSC is a political network whose main organisational bodies are: The Chairperson (elected by the Board on a rotational basis for a two-year period), the Board consisting of two representatives of each of the BSR countries, the Secretariat, which follows the Chairperson and ad hoc Work groups. The main BSSSC event is the annual conference held each year in early Autumn (end of September - beginning of October).
Regional meetings to promote EUSBSR
The Baltic Sea Strategy aims at reaching more stakeholders.
Regional meetings will attract stakeholders from several sectors and levels of governance to learn more about what the Baltic Sea Strategy can offer in the form of a framework for effective cooperation. Two regional meetings have already taken place, in Umeå and in Hässleholm.
More information about the event in Hässleholm can be found here.