EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region


The Danish Maritime Authority coordinates two policy areas under the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) on behalf of the other Baltic Sea countries.

By means of extended cooperation between the EU Member States in the Baltic Sea region, EUSBSR helps tackle a number of the common challenges faced by the countries in the region, including pollution of the Baltic Sea, imbalanced growth, a lack of infrastructure in parts of the region, etc.

The Danish Maritime Authority coordinates the policy area on clean shipping (PA Ship) and the policy area on maritime safety (PA Safe) on behalf of the EU countries around the Baltic Sea. The Danish Maritime Authority coordinates the policy area on maritime safety in cooperation with Finland.

International steering committees have been established consisting of maritime authorities, universities, project makers, regional organisations as well as the European Commission. The Danish Maritime Authority assists the steering committees in coordinating the work in each of these areas and selecting new flagship projects.

Flagship projects under the EUSBSR enjoy, inter alia, political awareness during the project work, can get assistance for acquiring external financing and have the possibility of demonstrating their results and thus influence the regional policy dialogue. This contributes to ensuring that the project results are used in practice.

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