EcoRegion

Project Service:

Management & Communication

Service duration: April 2009 – January 2012
s.Pro is responsible for the communication activities of the overall project, as well as the establishment of a good practice database on sustainable development in the BSR. Activities include the following:
  • Design and maintenance of the project website
  • Preparation of project related communication materials, presentations and info materials
  • Conception and programming of a good practice database on sustainable development
  • Documentation of partner meetings and other events
 
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.