How jobs and ecology go together [EN]

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

The session focuses on how environmental concerns can create jobs. How does environmental protection boost economic growth and competitiveness? Which sectors will grow through implementing the environmental measures? How can public policies in the region promote both objectives – jobs and environmental protection?


Edmunds Sprūdžs, Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Latvia
Katariina Poskiparta, State Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Finland
Arijandas Šliupas, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Lithuania
Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė, Member of the European Parliament
Dr. Kaisa Kononen, Executive Director of BONUS, Finland
Dominique Ristori, Director General of the Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Anti Moppel, Advisor to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia


Dr. Mindaugas Jurkynas, Professor, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania