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EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

The aim of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region is to meet the challenges common to the countries in the Baltic Sea Region today. The Strategy has three main objectives: saving the sea, connecting the region and increasing prosperity.

  • The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region ten years

    This month, October 2019, the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region will turn officially ten years. What has this strategy entailed for Sweden, and what are the challenges facing the Baltic Sea Region today? We asked Hans Dahlgren, Swedish Minister for EU Affairs.

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Project Examples

Illustration: SMOCS

SMOCS converts contaminated dredged sediments into sustainable building material

Sustainable enlargement of ports by converting contaminated bottom sediments into construction material. This is what has been accomplished in Swedish and Finnish ports by the SMOCS project, which is being conducted within the framework of the EU Baltic Sea Strategy with funding from the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013. And its methods are now being spread to other parts of Europe.

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Baltic cooperation to prevent disasters and accidents

There is also a need to share experiences and statistics between partners in different countries to help better prevent and limit disasters and accidents. A cooperation project between the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), the Swedish Institute (SI) and the Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) has made this easier.

Illustration: ScanBalt

Networking to unleash the potential of the Baltic Sea Region

Using networks to bring innovations in the area of health and life sciences to deployment: this is the idea behind the non-profit organisation ScanBalt, which is running several projects as part of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

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