The assembly will be opened by Mr Jari Nahkanen, President of the CPMR Baltic Sea Commission (BSC), and Mr Markku Markkula, President of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Board and Chair of the BSC Energy and Climate Working Group.
The General Assembly is a key event for CPMR members to discuss various policy areas:
- Transport (the revision process of the TEN-T and its implications for Baltic Sea Regions)
- Energy and climate (a more sustainable Baltic Sea Region based on territorial strengths)
- Maritime (attractive and sustainable coastal tourism in the Baltic Sea Region)
- The Arctic (the impact of the invasion of Ukraine on Arctic cooperation).
The BSC General Assembly will be followed by the 13th Annual Forum of The European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) 2022, taking place 28-29 September in Lappeenranta, Finland. The Forum is the largest event of the Strategy, bringing together the stakeholders of the EUSBSR.
What is CPMR and BSC?
The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) is a think tank and interest organisation for European regions. The organisation has 160 member regions in 28 countries. Since 1973 CPMR has worked as the united voice of peripheral and coastal regions towards EU decision-makers.
Organisation focuses on policy sectors like maritime, energy and transport issues, the cohesion policy, and the European governance and development.
Uusimaa Regional Council is actively involved in the Baltic Sea Commission (BSC). Mr Otto Meri, member of our Regional Board is a BSC Executive Committee alternate member. Mr Markku Markkula, Chairman of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Board is in charge for Climate and Energy Working Group.
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