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The 29th Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation (BSSSC) Annual Conference "A cooperation for a more sustainable Baltic Sea Region. New opportunities ahead!" takes place on 7-8 October in Kaliningrad Region of Russian Federation and online.

The conference will be opened by BSSSC Chairman, Mr Mieczysław Struk, Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship, on 7 October. The first session will focus on Regions & cities as drivers of green & digital transition in the Baltic Sea Region, moderated by Mr Wiktor Szydarowski, Director of the European Spatial Planning Observation Network Programme. The second session will focus on the programmes in support of sustainable cross-border cooperation & green transformation.

A break-up session with focus on Culture & Sustainability will be run by Schleswig–Holstein on the second conference day on Friday (8 October). ARS BALTICA will organise a CULTURE4CLIMATE (C4C) session together with C4C partners during the conference. The workshop focuses on the unique role of culture in tackling the climate crisis. The session is designed to present project’s outcomes during the Seed-Money Phase and give the participants the opportunity to interactively discuss problem-solution approaches and possible actions.

The Circus Artist Lena Kruit (Meermanege), Jonas Færgeman (Baltic Sea Youth Platform) and the author Zara Zerbe will also be part of the discussion panel moderated by Marcus Hagemann (ARS BALTICA) and Oleg Koefoed (Growing Pathways). In the run-up to the conference we had C4C Coffee Talks with Lena and Jonas, you can find the exerpts of the interviews here.


The entire Conference program can be found here.

BSSSC is a political network for decentralised authorities (subregions) in the Baltic Sea Region. The organisation was founded in Stavanger, Norway, in 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.