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The ESPON workshop is designed to provide a better understanding of the challenges associated with outer and inner peripherality in Northern Europe. Using a sound and reliable knowledge base in an interactive way, the objective of the workshop is to provide hands-on advice to policy makers involved in the implementation of the EUSBSR and the Baltic 2030 Action Plan, monitoring of government policies, law-making and administrative reforms, design and implementation of ESIF programmes, policy papers and strategic development plans, community-led local development and cross-border cooperation.
National and regional spatial planning policy-makers and practitioners, implementing authorities, regional and local policy-makers, university academics, from the Nordic and Baltic countries with specific attention to:
- National, regional and local officials from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden, responsible for regional development policies;
- Stakeholders involved in the HA Spatial Planning of the EUSBSR as well as the implementation of the Baltic 2030 Action Plan;
- Members of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference;
- Stakeholders involved in sub-regional and local cross-border cooperation: BSSSC, UBC, B7
- Euroregions, Local Action Groups and Fisheries Local Action Groups;
- Members of local and regional Councils, MPs;
- Officials involved in the design and implementation of ESIF programmes including European Territorial Cooperation.
The seminar is open for all, but has a maximum capacity of 50 participants. It is free of charge but each participant has to cover expenses for their own travel arrangements and accommodation. The workshop will be in English.
More information and registration here.