Cohesion = Togetherness

- People working together across borders in the Baltic Sea Region

25th BSSSC Annual Conference
September 20-22, 2017, Potsdam, Germany

Draft programme 
Underlined = presentation available

 

20.09 Draft programme Day 0

University of Potsdam
Am Neuen Palais 10, Haus 12, Obere Mensa, 1st Floor

 

18-20.09.2017: BSSSC Youth Conference, Schloss Trebnitz

20.09.2017: BSSSC Board Meeting

21.-22.09.2017: Project guidance by the Interreg programmes + Project exhibitions .
22.09.2017: Project idea café - partner and funding matchmaking (Interreg programmes)

 

20.09.2017 

 

1900 – 2200 Get together reception at the University of Potsdam

Am Neuen Palais 10, Haus 12, Obere Mensa, 1st Floor.


Speeches by
- Prof. Oliver Günther, Ph.D., President of the University of Potsdam  
- Thomas Kralinski, State Secretary, Head of the Brandenburg State Chancellery

 

21.09 Draft programme Day 1

Kongresshotel Potsdam

am Templiner See
Am Luftschiffhafen 1

830 – 1000 Registration


1000 – 1100 Session 1: Welcome
Moderator: Christin Skiera
 

- Roger Ryberg, Chairman of BSSSC

- Stefan Ludwig, Brandenburg Minister of Justice, for European Affairs and Consumer Protection

- Sibylle Katharina Sorg, Director for Relations with European Union Member States, Cross-Border and Regional Cooperation, German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin.

- Helmut Scholz, Member of the European Parliament

- Peter Schenk, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission


1100 coffee break


1130 – 1300 Session 2: Cohesion - a concept for togetherness?
Key Note Speeches:

  • Markku Markkula, Vice-President, Committee of the Regions.

 

Panel debate:

 

1300 - 1430 Lunch with project presentations.

 

1430 – 1630 Session 3: Parallel thematic workshops

 

  1. European Cultural Heritage Year

Moderator: Stefan Musiolik, Ministry of Justice, Europe, Consumer Protection and Equality of Land Schleswig-Holstein / EUSBSR PA Culture.

14:00   Getting in the mood for the topic


           Presentation of BSR Culture

 

14:15   Opening statements

 

           From a cultural perspective
           Larry Okey Ugwu, Director Baltic Sea Cultural Centre Gdansk

 

            From the perspective of the youth    
            Martin Rümmelein, BSSSC Youth

                       

14:45  Panel debate including the audience
           
            Ingrid Galadriel Aune Nilsen, Project Manager Hands on History, Norway

            Magdalena Fryze, European Solidarity Centre, Gdansk
            Martin Rümmelein, BSSSC Youth
            Vaida Venckuté-Nagé, Youth program curator European Capital of Culture Kaunas        2022

           

15:45   Wrapping up

            Conclusions

 

2. Moving towards smart specialisation 2.0 – maximising Baltic Region innovation potential  

Moderator: Krista Taipale, Head of International Affairs, Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council


This workshop discusses smart specialisation (S3) as a future oriented, innovation based regional development tool in the Baltic Sea region.  It focuses on regional innovation ecosystems, showcases EU-funded smart specialisation projects, and provides information about available EU-funding for joint projects in the Baltic Sea Region. It also contributes to the debate about the future of EU´s cohesion policy and the role of smart specialisation after 2020. 

 

  1. Keynotes:

    • Regional Innovation ecosystems and smart specialization, Markku Markkula, Vice-president, Committee of the Regions

    • Implementing EU´s Baltic Sea Strategy by smart specialization, Niklas Forsling, EUSBRS Policy Area Coordinator Innovation, Nordic Council of Ministers

    • Smart Specialisation – Experiences from Helsinki-Uusimaa region, Ossi Savolainen, Regional Mayor

    • Interreg Baltic Sea programme, fostering smart specialization

    • GoSmart BSR, Wiesław Urban, Professor, Bialystok University of Technology

    • Smart Blue Regions, Carsten Beyer, Managing  director, Submariner Network

 

  1. Panel discussion by the speakers.

 

3. Northern Dimension and Transport

Moderator, Rune Bakkevoll, Chief advisor, Akershus County Council

 

  1. Keynotes:

 

  1. Panel debate with keynote speakers  - moderated by Oddgeir Danielsen, Director Northern dimension partnership on transport and logistics (MDPTL)

    • «Cross border cooperation on transport in shifting times”

 

4. Baltic 2030 Action Plan: Localizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 

Moderator (Krista Kampus, Head of Baltic 2030 unit in CBSS)

  1. Keynote speech: Anne-Cerise Nilsson, Ministry of environment of Sweden.

 

Krista Kampus, Head of Baltic 2030 unit in CBSS. Introduce an overview on SDGs and Baltic 2030 Action plan, and what that means for the Baltic Sea Region and for macro-regional cooperation.

 

  1. Thematic contributions:

  • Summing up and recommendations to the Baltic 2030 Action Plan work.

 

1630 - 1700 coffee break

 

1700 – 1815 Session 4: Wrap up and way forward

- Reports from workshops and Youth Conference.

Looking towards 2030: Next Steps for the Baltic Sea Region

Keynote speech:  -Ulf Savbäck, Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth

 

1830 Entertainment

Hornist Quartett, Potsdam Music School

 

1900 Dinner

 

 

2200 End of day 1

 

 

0900 - 10:45 Project idea café - partner and funding matchmaking (Interreg programmes)

 

0900 Session 5, Part 1: Practical experiences with current programmes and projects.

 Moderator: Christin Skiera

 

Presentations and Panel debate:
 

  • Alexandra Ehlers, Youth council Schleswig Holstein.

  • Sebastian Magier, Euroregion Baltic.

 

1015 – 1045 Coffee break
 

1045 - 1230 Session 5, Part 2: The European Territorial Cooperation and macro regional strategies – state of play and ways forward
Moderator: Mr. Reiner Kneifel-Haverkamp

Keynote:  Peter Schenk, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission

Panel debate:

  • Susanne Scherrer, MA/Joint Secretariat of the Interreg BSR program

  • Ulf Savbäck, Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth

  • Erja Tikka, Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Radomir Matczak, Department of Regional and Spatial Development Marshal Office of the Pomorskie Region, Poland

 

 

1230 - 1300 Session 6: Closing session.

  • Presentation of conference resolution 2017 by Ann Irene Saeternes, BSSSC Secretary General.

  • End speech by Stefan Ludwig, Brandenburg Minister of Justice, for European Affairs and Consumer Protection
     

  • Welcome to the next BSSSC Annual Conference 10-12 September 2018 in Gdansk, Poland, by Deputy Marshall Byczkowski, Pomerania Region.

  • Farewell - Roger Ryberg, BSSSC Chairman

 

 

1300 Lunch

 

1400 End of conference

22.09 Draft programme Day 2

Kongresshotel Potsdam

am Templiner See
Am Luftschiffhafen 1

 
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Akershus Fylkeskommune
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