The seminar “The Future of Maritime Safety & Security and Clean Shipping in the Baltic Sea Region” will be held in Brussels on 30 May. Here, the Danish Maritime Authority will, together with the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi), focus on maritime safety and clean shipping in the Baltic Sea Region and maritime development projects together with EU policy makers, representatives of the maritime industries and other stakeholders.
Stimulating innovation, growth and employment through EU-funded projects
The Danish Maritime Authority is Policy Area Coordinator for the Policy Area on Clean Shipping (PA Ship) and Policy Area Co-Coordinator with the Finnish Transport Safety Agency for the Policy Area on Maritime Safety and Security (PA Safe) of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Acting in this capacity, the Danish Maritime Authority is working hard to ensure that results from EU-funded development projects contribute to enhancing growth and employment in the maritime sector in the Baltic Sea Region. The intention of the Danish Maritime Authority is to use the output from the seminar to integrate a stronger business focus into PA Safe and PA Ship.
The seminar will include a panel debate where four members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will present their views on the most important future priorities for maritime safety and security and clean shipping in the Baltic Sea Region and how PA Ship and PA Safe can and should contribute to innovation, growth and employment in the Baltic Sea Region.
Furthermore, an important aim of the seminar is to increase awareness of the Policy Areas’ Flagship Projects and their results. Therefore, the Flagship Projects will be presented at the seminar so that the participants can give feedback on how to utilise the results to strengthen the maritime sector in the Baltic Sea Region in the future.
Facts about the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR)
The EUSBSR was adopted by the European Council in October 2009 and is Europe’s first macro-regional strategy. The Strategy aims at reinforcing cooperation and actions within the Baltic Sea Region, in order to meet major challenges by working together, as well as promoting a balanced development in the area. The Strategy is divided into several policy areas, among those PA Safe and PA Ship.