Handbook for EUSBSR beginners

Tillvaxtverket, the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, has produced a beginner’s guide to the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). The document includes information on the common objectives that the region is striving to achieve and the different ways people can contribute and work on a project.

You can download the “Handbook for EUSBSR beginners.pdf” at the EUSBSR (EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea region) webpage www.balticsea-region.eu

The European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) is the first macro-regional strategy in Europe. It aims at reinforcing cooperation within this large region in order to face several challenges by working together as well as promoting a more balanced development in the area. The Strategy also contributes to major EU policies and reinforces the integration within the area.

The EU Baltic Sea region counts 85 million inhabitants (17 percent of EU population) and eight countries (Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland) which share common features and challenges. Hence there is a clear need for joining forces and working in cooperation. Against this background, the Strategy intends to increase the levels of environmental sustainability, prosperity, accessibility and attractiveness and safety and security.