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Second Board meeting of 2017 held in Kuressaare, Estonia

11-12 of May the BSSSC Board Members, Board Civil and partners met up for the second BSSSC Board meeting of 2017.


At the Board meeting, Helen Sõber from the European Union Secretariat in Estonia presented the Estonian priority areas of their upcoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union. A discussion followed on their plans as well as a discussion on the recently published White Paper on the future of Europe by the European Commission.

The sharing of best practices and common challenges is an important part of the BSSSC network. During the Board meeting, Board members presented and discussed regional reforms in our respective member countries. In addition, the host region of the BSSSC annual conference in Potsdam, Germany 20-22 September presented the draft program of the conference. The working routines of the BSSSC rapporteurs' work were also discussed during the Board meeting. This will constitute an important part of the implementation of the BSSSC workplan under the Norwegian Chairmanship for the next one and a half years.  

The meeting was arranged in Estonia on the island of Saaremaa in the small city of Kuressaare. The party was transported there by bus and ferry and we were lucky enough to have a guide on both means of transport. Before and after the Board meeting we visited a local brewery and had a guide at the local Kuressaare Castle.

-  Seeing new areas and local communities of the Baltic Sea Region is always inspiring for our work. It truly was a beautiful background for our Board meeting. We send the Estonian hosts our greatest thanks, says BSSSC Chairman Roger Ryberg.


Read the draft minutes here​! 

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