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September – October 2014

“Employment for the Future: How should the Baltic Sea Region respond to aging workforces?”
Sep 16 – Sep 17 all-day

During two days The Baltic Sea Labour Forum and the partners of the project “Best Agers Lighthouses” invite you to discuss following questions: The population of the Baltic Sea Region is ageing, and its working-age population is shrinking. The impacts of demographic change on the labour markets of the Baltic Sea Region are becoming more visible each day.

What has been our response to this challenge thus far? What strategies and policies have been applied, and have they been effective? How can companies apply age management practices to become more competitive?

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Baltic Leadership Programme “Sustainable Development” module 1 @ CBSS Secretariat & Sipu
Sep 29 – Oct 3 all-day

The Swedish Institute in partnership with the Council of the Baltic Sea States, CBSS-Baltic 21, the latter acting in its capacity as Co-Leader of the Horizontal Action ‘Sustainable’ of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, welcomes you to a training course in European project making in the field of Low Carbon Economy with a focus on resource efficiency.

The programme is intended for people already involved in, or planning soon to be involved in, trans-national co-operation and project development processes related to low carbon economy with a focus on resource efficiency.

The organisers will choose 2-3 participants from each of the countries around the Baltic Sea or altogether a group not exceeding 25 participants. Participants may come from national authorities, from a regional level, or from NGO`s and private organisations working actively on resource efficiency in sectors/ fields related to i.e. sustainable bioenergy, land use and waste management.

The Baltic Leadership Programme consists of two one-week training sessions and is offered to future leaders of trans-national co-operation in the Baltic Sea Region. The training course includes both general leadership training, capacity building in project management and knowledge of European project making and project funding.

The first part of the course will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 29 September – 3 October 2014 and the second part will take part in Brussels, Belgium, on 24 – 28 November 2014.

Participation in the two training courses and the meals is offered free of charge. Participants from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden can also have their travel and accommodation costs covered, subject to prior agreement with the Swedish Institute. Participants from Denmark, Finland, Germany and Norway are offered to take part in the training courses and meals freely, but are kindly required to cover their own travel and accommodation.

7th Baltic Sea Tourism Forum, BSTF
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all-day
Baltic Sea Seminar/ Östersjöseminarium – Innovation and cooperation across borders @ Spårvagnshallarna
Oct 2 all-day
Low Carbon Economies – smart regional development @ 22nd BSSSC Annual Conference
Oct 16 all-day

The Baltic Sea region has a great potential to be a model region for low carbon economy and to be world leading when it comes to the development of knowledge-intensive products and services, eco-innovations, as well as environmental technology, which can increase competitiveness and create new business opportunities that at the same time reduce negative environmental impacts.

During the last decade, many Baltic Sea region countries acquired considerable experience in the development of sustainable solutions and environmentally friendly technologies in various fields, fostering renewable energies, energy efficiency and natural resource management.

However, great diversity remains with respect to both socio-economic developments and the implementation of sustainable practices in the region.

At the The session will discuss how to achieve practice driven institutional and policy change to transform the Baltic Sea Region into a low carbon economy. We will identify and discuss success factors and drivers paving the way towards a greener economy and a climate resilient region while showcasing successful processes of innovative energy transitions, smart energy and resource efficient solutions and different roadmaps on how to implement the competitive low carbon economy agenda in the BSR.

Preliminary agenda of the session BSSSC Annual Conference 2014_CBSSB21_Energy_Climate_draftAgenda