Considering the ongoing EUSBSR revision, the CPMR Baltic Sea Commission has established a Task Force which has worked with interested member regions to develop an input to this revision, based on a regional perspective.

During spring 2019, the Executive Committee approved a technical paper (May 2019), and the General Assembly adopted a Policy Position Paper (June 2019) where the CPMR Baltic Sea Commission highlighted  a regional perspective for the revision of the objectives and scope of the EUSBSR Action Plan and its governance structures, with the aim of promoting a stronger involvement of regional stakeholders in the EUSBSR implementation process.

Back to back with the General Assembly and the Annual Stakeholder Forum of the EUSBSR, the CPMR Baltic Sea Commission together with the Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC) and the Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation (BSSSC) organised a workshop on the involvement of regional and municipal stakeholders in the EUSBSR. About 90 persons attended the workshop, including representatives of the European Commission (DG Regio), EUSBSR National Coordinators and Policy Area Coordinators.

During the fall, the focus of the Task Force has shifted from the strategic to the operational level of the EUSBSR. The coordinators of Policy Areas and Horizontal Actions are key partners in this process.

The Policy Area Coordinators and Horizontal Action Coordinators that member regions and working groups of the CPMR Baltic Sea Commission have indicated interest to work with are the following Policy Areas: Transport, Climate, Bioeconomy, Tourism, and Innovation. There are current initiatives to build flagships within all these Policy Areas.

If your region wants to know more about the ongoing revision or how to get involved in the Flagship processes– please contact the Baltic Sea Commission Secretariat.