Cluster Policy Conference: ‘Greening Transport – Blueprints from the Baltic Sea Region’


Under the auspices of the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013, the Region of Skåne invites to a policy conference on integrating transport and regional policies and their instruments, organised in cooperation with the Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg and several transport projects allied in the Baltic Sea Region Transport Cluster Initiative.

04 June 2013, 13h00 to 16h30 in the Committee of the Regions, Jacques Delors Building, JDE 51, 99-101 Rue Belliard, Brussels.

High-level representatives from the European Commission (DG MOVE and DG REGIO) and from the European Parliament will debate with representatives from the Baltic Sea Region on the increasing mutual benefit of transport and regional policies. The common aim is the greening of transport in Europe.

Against the background of Europe 2020, latest transport (TEN-T) and cohesion (Territorial Agenda 2020) policies and the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, panellists and audience will be involved in a discussion on the contribution of transnational cooperation instruments to both regional development and greening transport policies. The synergies between EU policies and related regional strategies will be demonstrated. A major aim is the future integration of both policies to improve sustainability and efficiency of the transport system, the increase of profit for European regions and the support generated by territorial cooperation instruments.

Several Baltic Sea Region projects have developed components of blueprints for greening transport. The strong relation of the instruments of European territorial cooperation to regional growth and greening transport will thus become evident. Accordingly, the players in the Baltic Sea Region Strategy need to be understood as partners for the European Commission in the development of the cooperation programmes.

The link below contains an agenda and registration form.

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Registration deadline is 22 May 2013. The number of participants is limited.

Post last edited by wiktor den 6 May 2013