Dear BSSSC friends,
It is beyond doubts that the BSSSC is now a strong, recognised and visible network of devoted members. It stands strongly for clean, smart, well-to-do, democratic citizen – and -youth oriented Baltic Sea Region where culture, common ideas, dreams and goals unite all the levels of society and decision – makers. And it is obvious to everybody involved that we are a strong family united by a human touch and a great sense of humour – thank you Eastern Norway County Network !
Pomorskie, taking over the presidency for the coming two years, wishes to ensure continuity of the work along the Norwegian priorities’ lines. We will do our best for the BSSSC to continue being a good partner for all the key BSR institutions and organisations starting with the CBSS. We want to be strongly involved in the work of EUSBSR, but also a good BSR partner for essential EU policies. Cohesion policy, Youth empowerment, efficient transport, smart blue and green solutions, cultural cooperation and BSR identity will be at the heart of our work. We also plan to concentrate even more on the promotion and implementation of SDGs, actions towards mitigation and adaptation of climate changes and demands resulting from increasing digitalisation and aging societies. We also plan to devote our time to the current challenges to democracy and discuss possible means to make democracy important for the people again and to be a well-functioning inclusive system. And last but not least, we would like for BSSSC to capitalise even more on the ND initiative to have all the BSR countries truly on board for the BSR prosperity.
BSSSC Chairman 2020-2021
Deputy Director of Chancellery of the Marshal for International and Interregional Cooperation