Annual Forum in Gdańsk underlined importance of circular economy in Baltic Sea Region

The 10th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy of the Baltic Sea Region (12-13 June 2019, Gdańsk, Poland) was devoted to circular economy in environmental, business and demographic context. The keynote of plenary sessions and 18 thematic seminars was “reuse, reduce and rethink”. Forum was visited by more than 700 attendees from governments, international organisations, NGOs, universities, local and regional administrations and businesses. For more information look here.

The seminar “Safe nutrient recycling for cleaner Baltic Sea”  was jointly organised by policy areas Nutri and Hazards in cooperation with HELCOM and two project platforms BSR WATER and SuMaNu. The aim of the seminar was to introduce the current state of the draft of Baltic Sea Regional Nutrient Recycling Strategy and to discuss further steps:

engaging economic instruments, establishing even stronger cooperation between science and business, updating policy and legislative framework to support innovations and facilitate realization of solutions to recycle nutrients.

The seminar was visited by more than 40 participants representing businesses, academia, international organisations, NGOs and governmental, regional and local authorities in the Baltic Sea region.

Read the report of the seminar here.

Ongoing Flagships

Better efficiency for industrial sewage treatment (BEST)

Development of sustainable wetland management by restoration and biomass utilisation of peatlands in the Neman river catchment to improve water quality of the Baltic Sea (

Enhancing water resources management in four river basins oriented on Baltic protection (BigRivers4Baltic)

Ongoing platforms

Sustainable manure and nutrient management for reduction of nutrient loss in the Baltic Sea region (SuMaNu)

Platform on Integrated Water Cooperation (BSR Water)

Completed Flagships

Phasing Out of the Use of Phosphates in Detergents, finalized in 2011.
EN and RU)

Putting Best Agricultural Practices into Work
(Baltic Deal), 2010-2013.

Assessment of Regional Nutrient Pollution Load and
Identification of Priority Projects to Reduce Nutrient Inputs from Belarus to the Baltic Sea, Nov 2012-Dec 2013.

Project on Reduction of the Eutrophication of the Baltic Sea Today
(PRESTO), Jun 2011-Mar 2014.

Nutrient offsetting for the Baltic Sea (

Initiating full scale mussel farming in the Baltic Sea (
Baltic Blue Growth)

Interactive water management (

Consumer guide for sustainably produced meat (


With the support of

Nutrient inputs

Networks: The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

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