The EUSBSR is implemented, among others, by means of flagships - projects and processes. Flagship demonstrate the process and progress of the EUSBSR, may serve as pilot examples for desired change and have high macro-regional impact.

Policy area Nutri promotes flagships with specific goals corresponding to policy area Nutri actions and supporting the reduction of nutrient loads to the sea.

At the date Nutri has

Project, set of projects or a process can be labelled as a flagship when fulfills the flagship criteria in the EUSBSR Action Plan and more specific policy area Nutri flagship criteria. Project leaders are welcome to send project proposals to policy area coordinators at any time.

Ongoing Flagships

Nutrient offsetting for the Baltic Sea (NutriTrade)

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

Interactive water management (IWAMA)

Better efficiency for sewage treatment (

Consumer guide for sustainably produced meat (CONSUME)

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 (DESIRE)

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

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.


With the support of

Nutrient inputs

Networks: The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

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