Sustainable blue growth in the Baltic Sea Region
The Baltic Sea is a hotbed for innovation and competitiveness, the Baltic Sea Region also features a strong tradition of transnational cooperation for working with and for a healthy Baltic Sea. In order to harness these unique characteristics, the Commission is now taking the development of the Baltic Blue Growth Agenda one step further. With this initiative the Commission wants to push the boundaries of strategic transnational cooperation for the maritime economy in the Baltic Sea Region and to kick-start the implementation of its Baltic Blue Growth Agenda by raising mutual understanding, creating ownership and stimulating the systematic interplay between the various actors throughout the region.
This initiative will be stakeholder-driven, taking a cross-Baltic approach to innovation and sustainability with a strong focus on entrepreneurial opportunities and industry challenges. As first step in the stakeholder engagement process an online survey will soon be launched. The survey results will be used to ensure a structured, focused and result-oriented discussions in a stakeholder engagement process leading to four interactive workshops to be held in early 2017. The results from this process are pivotal for developing an implementation strategy for the Baltic Blue Growth Agenda to be finalised in 2017.