Baltic 21 LHPs

Development of Baltic 21 Lighthouse Projects

Funding programme:
Lead Partner:
Baltic 21
Total budget:
€ 19 M (for all 6 Lighthouse Projects)
Project duration:
2005 - 2007

The Agenda 21 for the Baltic Sea Region, in short Baltic 21, is founded on the political will to accelerate the work on sustainable development in the Baltic Sea region and to implement Agenda 21 regionally. The process involves the eleven countries from the Baltic Sea Region (the members of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, CBSS), the European Commission and a number of intergovernmental organisations, international financial institutions and international non-governmental networks. The emphasis is on regional co-operation, and the work is focused on seven economic sectors (agriculture, energy, fisheries, forests, industry, tourism and transport) as well as on spatial planning and on education. Baltic 21 is steered by the Senior Officials Group (SOG) and in the inter sessional periods, by the SOG Bureau.

In June 2004 the SOG adopted new Strategy Guidelines for Baltic 21 to be implemented in the coming years. One component of the guidelines is to establish what has been called, lighthouse projects. A lighthouse project is defined as a large scale, cross-sectoral, international project aimed at showing how sustainable development can be brought about in practice.