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Priority Axis 2: Attractiveness and Common Identity

Priority Axis 2: Attractiveness and Common Identity

Indicative actions within Priority Axis 2:

2.1. Management of the Baltic Sea environment
  • Preparation and implementation of small-scale pilot projects for modern water and waste management, with particular attention for environmental hot-spots in the coastal areas;

  • Joint cross-border actions aiming at decreasing the outflows of nutrients and pesticides from small and diffuse sources, such as farms, farming land, smaller settlements and private households;

  • Joint cross-border actions to enhance local and regional preparedness and response in case of natural and/or environmental disasters on the Baltic Sea, including cross-border risk management systems and related infrastructure;

  • Competence building and co-operation between local and regional authorities in the field of local contingency planning and  modern water management;

  • Development of strategies and methods for Integrated Coastal Zone Management and sea use planning based on joint cross-border solutions.

2.2. Energy saving and renewable energy
  • Exchange of knowledge, preparation and implementation of joint action plans on renewable energy sources and energy saving patterns;

  • Joint research, testing and preparation of small-scale pilot investments in the field of renewable energy;

  • Promotion of South Baltic achievements in the field of energy saving and renewable energy on internal and external fora.

2.3. Sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage for regional development
  • Development of cross-border strategies for preservation and use of natural and cultural heritage sites, areas, landscapes and traditions for regional development;

  • Joint creation of sustainable tourism products (e.g. cross-border thematic routes) respecting protection needs for natural and cultural heritage;

  • Preparation and implementation of small-scale pilot investments enhancing tourism infrastructure in the South Baltic area (e.g. chains of tourist facilities along the Baltic Sea coast, like small ports or yacht marinas);

  • Capacity-building actions and joint campaigns targeting cross-border networks of authorities responsible for management of natural and cultural heritage sites;

  • Joint actions promoting the South Baltic area as a tourist destination;

  • Exchanging know-how and promotion of Eco-Management and Audit Scheme as well as joint eco-labelling actions for environmentally friendly products;

  • Development and dissemination of good practice in the field of equal access to the tourist offer in the South Baltic area (including physical access to sites).

2.4. Local community initiatives
  • Joint events increasing involvement of local communities and institutions, administrative structures, media and NGOs, with a particularly focus on young generation and on rural areas in the South Baltic area;

  • Conferences, training seminars and study visits for an exchange of good practice within specific fields of interest, e.g. economic planning, employment, social inclusion, youth policies, rural development, environmental protection, natural and cultural heritage etc.;

  • Establishment and development of durable networks between NGOs within specific fields of interest, e.g. social and health care, culture and cultural heritage, environment and natural heritage, youth, local community development etc.;

  • Preparation of cross-border cultural and sport events with a multi-annual perspective;

  • Preparation of pilot and innovative projects focusing on common values, such as good governance, exchange of good practice, promotion of gender equalities etc.;

  • Joint actions to create sustainable development conditions in rural and small town communities, including joint cross-border co-operation structures.

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Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
“I work to increase the mobility of performing arts in South Baltic in order to make people experience and understand the views of their fellow cross-border community members. Because I care.”
Fredrik Schirén, CICONIA
“I work to tailor education in the South Baltic to meet the demands of the evolving maritime labour market. Because I care!”
Jan Fidler, Generation BALT
"Using the power of arts, I work towards a change in mindset in favour of wind energy for a better South Baltic. Because I care!"
Lennart Tyrberg, WEBRSR 2 Upgrade
“I raise awareness of the correlation between ecosystems and human uses in the coastal areas of South Baltic. Because I care!”
Nardine Stybel, HERRING
“I work to optimise herbicide use in agriculture to ensure future crop production and protect the environment in the South Baltic Region. Because I care!”
Mette Sønderskov, DSSHerbicide
"I support efforts to popularise the Pomeranian Way of St James. I cherish the common cultural heritage of South Baltic. Because I care”
Alicja Zajączkowska, Vice-mayor of Lębork
“I pursue the concept of cross-border award schemes for young people to arouse and keep their interest in technology and innovation. I pursue a prosperous future knowledge society in South Baltic. Because I care”
Lone Reppien Thomsen, SoBaTO
“I work to integrate e-bikes in the local public transport, and to develop intermodal electric mobility strategies for more livable communities in South Baltic. Because I care!”
Janette Heidenreich, ELMOS
“I work towards creating a strong platform for intercultural dialog in the South Baltic Region, promoting a climate of mutual understanding of the richness of a diversified culture. Because I care!”
Lawrence Okey Ugwu, ARTLINE
“I work to foster public acceptance of offshore wind energy to advance its growth in the interest of environmental and climate protection in the South Baltic Region. Because I care!”
Christina Albrecht, South Baltic OFF.E.R
“I’m using the virtues of sports to unite young people in our South Baltic community. Because I care!”
Kamil Koniuszewski, Respect Balticum
“I support the development and integration of the South Baltic hardwood market to increase the business volume, resource efficiency and regional competitiveness. Because I care!”
Ola Runfors, Hardwoods are good
“I seek to promote creative learning in schools for an open-minded and tolerant future South Baltic generation. Because I care!”
Björn Samuelsson, CreatLearn
“I perform research on the beneficial reuse of dredged materials in dike construction for sustainable flood protection in the South Baltic. Because I care.”
Stefan Cantré, DredgDikes
“I develop ride-sharing models to improve accessibility of rural areas around the South Baltic in a sustainable manner. Because I care"
Kristina Koebe, Mobile Together
“I help to bring together young people from South Baltic, and make them familiar with the value of team building for better understanding and cross-border community sense. Because I care”
Ann-Katrin Olsson, PYDOS
“I work to establish a bridge between policy makers and youngsters today for shaping the South Baltic transport and mobility of tomorrow. Because I care”
Jacek Piotrowski, BAYinTRAP
"I am engaged in developing multimedia solutions for better edutainment offers at South Baltic Museums – ensuring accessibility for all. Because I care.”
Prof. Dr. Michael Klotz, BalticMuseums 2.0 Plus
"I work to align spatial demands of humans with those of natural resources towards a more sustainable coastal management in South Baltic."
Inga Haller, HERRING
“I work towards an increase in commercial exploitation of Liquefied Natural Gas practice for competitive maritime industries in South Baltic. Because I care”
Andrius Sutnikas, MarTech LNG
“I seek to inspire businesses in South Baltic to pursue social responsibility principles for a sustainable and prosperous future. Because I care.”
Monika Michałowska, RespEn
“Through implementing the European Landscape Convention I‘m helping to protect and maintain the beautiful South Baltic landscapes. Because I care!”
Katarzyna Fidler, LIFEscape
“I campaign for labour market mobility in South Baltic to open up new perspectives and horizons for my children, grandchildren, friends and neighbours. Because I care!”
Jerzy Rozwadowski, SB Professionals
I advocate the idea of building a common cross-border sense of community by using the values of sports and healthy lifestyle. Because I care”
Witold Namyślak, Mayor of Lębork
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