The Baltic Leadership Programmes BLP are tailor made training programmes designed to promote the implementation of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and to support thematic networks. They offer a unique combination of theory and practice, with a focus on dynamic leadership, capacity building.

The BLP Fisheries and Aquaculture targets Managing Authorities and national Fisheries and FLAG Networks. The programme aims at strengthening and expanding the existing network in the field while also increasing its capability to cooperate transnationally through the use of policy platforms and funding programmes. The participants will get the possibility to discuss opportunities and challenges in the field of fisheries and aquaculture, meanwhile the programme provides participants with tools and perspectives for cross-border collaboration in intercultural contexts. Ultimately, the programme should result in a common understanding for how transnational cooperation could be supported through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. This will also facilitate the participants to “enhance the common implementation of the EMFF” in the region, which is one of the goals of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

BLP – Fisheries and Aquaculture will give you

  • The opportunity to be a part of develop stronger linkages between existing structures and networks in your region
  • a strengthen and better understanding of the common implementation of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund
  • A chance to develop individual and orgisational skills and capacities for transnational cooperation
  • Tools and knowledge to develop your leadership
  • Studytools
  • Networking opportunities that are essential for long-term cooperation’s in the Baltic Sea Region.
Fishing in Sweden. Photo: Stefan Ågren/imagebank.sweden.se

Is my organisation eligible ?

The participants of  this Baltic Leadership Programme have all been nominated by an expert committee. The target group of this programme are experts and practioners such as potential and current decisionmakers and project leaders from organisations dealing with issues under the EU-strategy from the Baltic Sea Region.

Forum timeline:

Module 1:”State of the art” 5-7 September 2017, Malmö
The first module will set the scene for future cooperation throughout the four modules. The participants will construct a current situation analysis and share individual/national perspectives and experiences among each other

Module 2:“Mapping the process” 17-19 October 2017, Vilnius
For the second module the participants will focus on mapping current processes of the Priority area and identify areas of cooperation within the network and its stakeholders.

Module 3:“Designing the process” 22 – 24 November 2017, Jönköping
In the third module there will be a focus on what needs to be developed and adapted to current and future needs. This module will emphasize cocreation and design thinking as a method for development.

Module 4:“Towards a new modus operandi” 31 Januari – 2 Februari 2018, Brussels
The fourth and final module will be used to conclude the work done so far and find joint perspectives on future collaboration and modes of working.

Costs covered and arranged by Swedish Institute:

  • Training and content
  • Study tour
  • Accommodation, food and domestic transport during the programme

Costs covered and arranged by you

  • You are expected to cover your travel costs to each module.