27th BSSSC Annual Conference 2019 in Klaipeda, Lithuania

The 27th BSSSC Annual Conference took place in Klaipeda, Lithuania 18-20 September. The focus of the conference was Sustainable Maritime Economy – BSSSC regions shaping the future of the Blue Economy in the Baltic Sea Region.

CBSS Deputy Director General Bernd Hemingway spoke in the opening session about the Jurmala Declaration and cooperation in the field of Blue Maritime Economy, as well as the importance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and increased youth cooperation in the region.

Senior Adviser for Sustainable and Prosperous Region, Daria Akhutina, delivered a key note speech on behalf of the Expert Group on Sustainable Maritime Economy. She spoke about the priorities for the Expert Group of the previous and current CBSS Presidencies. The Danish Presidency 2019-2020 will prioritise clean shipping.

An outcome of the Conference was the BSSSC Final Resolution, which was adopted by the Board of the BSSSC. The Resolution outlines Main Messages and the BSSSC’s view on cooperation in the region. Find the full Resolution below.

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