EcoRegion

Project Service:

Studies & Policy Advice

s.Pro has been contracted to support the organisation of the EcoRegion final conference in Gdynia in November 2011 and to produce the EcoRegion Findings, a brochure summarising the project results.

This involves the following activities:
  • Developing a concept for an exhibition linked to the final conference
  • Communication and PR activities linked to the final conference
  • Developing main recommendations for future actions as well as supporting the development of policy recommendations, summarising the project results in a final report

Furthermore s.Pro coordinated the development of the publication series EcoRegion Perspectives.
The series documents experiences and concepts on how sustainable development in the Baltic Sea region can become a reality. Each issue focuses on a specific sustainability topic: tourism, spatial planning, education, agriculture, energy and transport. EcoRegion Perspectives have been designed to support relevant regional fora such as the CBSS Expert Group on Sustainable Development – Baltic 21 as well as the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Find all issues of EcoRegion Perspectives at www.baltic-ecoregion.eu
The development in the Baltic Sea Region is far from sustainable. Excessive use of land, growing demand for energy and pollution are just a few of today's challenges. Nevertheless, good practices on how to achieve sustainable development exist and by building on these the Baltic Sea Region has the potential to become the world's first Eco Region.

The Baltic 21 multi-stakeholder network has a strong track record in fostering sustainable solutions in the Baltic Sea Region. Initiated by the Prime Ministers of the Baltic Sea countries in 1996, it is a regional expression of the global Agenda 21 adopted by the United Nations Earth Summit. Baltic 21 brings together people who are active in a variety of different fields to carry out joint actions and cross-sectoral activities.

In addition, local governments throughout the EU started in 2004 to reinforce their Local Agenda 21 processes. Authorities who sign the Aalborg Commitments agree to define clear targets and to implement concrete actions in 10 different fields relevant for sustainable development. The EcoRegion project builds on the experience of these independent but interlinked processes to promote sustainable development.