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GABBS – Greener Agriculture for a Bluer Baltic Sea @ Hotel Gromada Airport, Warsaw
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day

It’s soon time for the Baltic Sea Region’s agricultural and environmental stakeholders to gather at the annual conference, this time in Warsaw, Poland. The 1 ½ -day event takes place on 23-24 September.

The conference has been a great success from the beginning. Last year’s conference hit a record in attracting 270 participants, a number limited only by the capacity of the facilities. A waiting list system for aspirational guests has been introduced as the places are always limited.
The history of the conference goes back to 2009 when agricultural advisory organisations and farmers’ organisations around the Baltic Sea initiated new cooperation under the title Baltic Agreement. This lead to the international cooperation project Baltic Deal. The next year, Baltic Deal, WWF Baltic Ecoregion Programme and another large agri-environmental project part-financed by the EU Baltic Sea Region Programme, Baltic COMPASS co-organised the first A Greener Agriculture for a Bluer Baltic Sea Conference in Helsinki. In Helsinki, WWF, with their excellent WWF Baltic Farmer of the Year Award concept joined the organizing family.

Since then the conference has been held every year and two other large international agri-environmental projects Baltic Manure and BERAS Implementation have joined as co-organisers. National ministries and agricultural and environmental authorities of the host country, macro-regional organisations, associations and enterprises have played an important role in the event.


The event programme, further background documentation and practical information can be obtained from the GABBS website

Conference “Responsible Businesses: Prevention of Human Trafficking and Labour Exploitation in Baltic Region” in Tallinn
Sep 24 all-day
1st Task Force against Trafficking in Human Beings meeting, under the Estonian Presidency, in Tallinn
Sep 25 all-day
The 8th VASAB Conference of Ministers responsible for Spatial Planning and Development of the Baltic Sea Region, in Tallinn
Sep 26 all-day
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.

The 1st CSO meeting under the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day