9th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

The 9th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR was held in Tallinn on 4 – 5 June 2018. The Forum was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia together with the Baltic Development Forum in close cooperation with the European Commission and other partners. About 700 participants from governments, international organisations, NGOs, universities, local and regional administrations and businesses come together to discuss developments and challenges in the Baltic Sea Region. The Annual Forum is co-financed from the programme of Interreg Baltic Sea Region.

The main theme of the 9th Annual Forum was the Baltic Sea Region After 2020. The Forum focused on how to improve the implementation of the EUSBSR in the framework of the future EU Cohesion Policy. It discussed also the current state of the ecosystem in the Baltic Sea as well as how to advance the Region as a global digital hub.

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Final documents:

  • Please find the key takeaways from the presentations and the discussions that took place during the event in an extensive report here.
  • CCB participated in and presented its work at
  • A selection of photos and videos is available here.