Macro-regional strategies — to boost smart and sustainable growth [EN]

Plenary session at the 4th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR, 11 November 2013 Vilnius, Lithuania.

The session focuses on the added value of the macro-regional approach, especially for blue and green growth. Participants will discuss concrete results in implementing the strategies. What further challenges need to be addressed in realising their full potential? Why it is important to think strategically at macro-region level in the upcoming programing period 2014-2020 to achieve the objectives of Europe 2020 Strategy? How can the Baltic Sea region become a world-class model of sustainable and smart growth?

Helle Pilsgaard, Chair of the Helsinki Commission (HELCOM)