For the 25 years of cooperation there has been made a significant progress in the Baltic Sea region. Partnership links have been built, common projects have been realized, unique experience of the cooperation that we should keep, has been obtained. At the same time Russia is becoming a full-fledged participant of the BSR cooperation, taking part in the INTERREG programme, in different projects of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea region and in the regional organizations activity.

The VI annual meeting «Baltic Sea region: from planning to common actions» is aimed to stimulate the process and to establish for it suitable conditions. In 2017, the sixth meeting will be held in St. Petersburg under the auspices of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and with the participation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

The conference is intended to propel to the next level of cooperation, leading to the formation and realization of the common strategies in the Baltic Sea region. Formation of these strategies is still rather far from the realization of its potential. There are still required implication, acceptance of responsibility, improvement of managerial efficiency and resource coordination. In 2017, the conference is dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the Council of the Baltic Sea States that is why the role of the CBSS is underscored as a center for dialogue, its priorities and capabilities to take part in the initiatives of strategic planning.

Annually the representatives of the government authorities, business and expert community, international and regional organizations are taking part in the conference, that resulting in representing the mutual interest for the development of the Baltic Sea region as well that form the conception and conspectus on the problems and capabilities of the BSR. During the discussion there will be delivered the recommendations about the programs and projects that can bring the benefit to the coordination of the macro regional strategies.


• Council of the Baltic Sea States - 25 years of cooperation in the Baltic Sea region

• Baltic Sea region within the context of the Northern Dimension & Cross-border cooperation

• Synchronization of the development strategies - way to prosperity

• Baltic Sea Region as a part of the common economic space "from Lisbon to Vladivostok"

Date: May 29, 2017

Venue: St.Petersburg, Crowne Plaza St.Petersburg Airport Hotel (Startovaya st., 6, lit. A)

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