Transport Working Group
Focus of the group
The Members of the Baltic Sea Commission have identified Transport and Accessibility as one of the strategic areas of interest to monitor and follow more closely than other policy areas.
The CPMR Baltic Sea Commission Transport Working Group meets on average three times a year.
The Working Groups are open to elected representatives and officers from all Member Regions of the Baltic Sea Commission. The politicians are supported by senior officials from the Regions working within the area of infrastructure, logistics, transport and transnational cooperation. Groups can also include external experts by invitation of the Chair. The experts may, for example, come from non-Member Regions, institutions, companies or national/local authorities.
The BSC Working Group on Transport particularly focuses on:
TEN-T & CEF: Promoting accessibility, taking into account transport links and interconnections within the Baltic region, both north-south and east-west.
Airports: Accessibility of remote areas is high on the agenda. The future of airline services is, in particular, a crucial question for several BSC Member Regions.
Maritime Transport: Clean Transport, Sulphur Directive (SECA), Baltic Motorways of the Sea.
Cooperation: With other key transport actors in the Baltic Region (Northern Dimension Partnership on Transport and Logistics (NDPTL); BEATA and PA TRANSPORT in the EUSBSR).
Position Papers developed by the Transport Working Group
A BALTIC REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TEN-T (TRANSEUROPEAN TRANSPORT NETWORK), Adopted March 2016
Mr Kai Holmberg
Regional Council of Kymenlaakso
1st Vice-Chair Mr Johan Söderling
2nd Vice-Chair Mr Bosse Anderson
Stockholm County Council