Fostering sustainable cooperation between the Baltic Sea region and Ukraine

The Swedish Prime Minister´s Office, in its capacity as the current President of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR), in cooperation with the Swedish Institute invite you to an online conference to explore how macro-regional strategies can foster new sustainable cooperation for Ukrainian stakeholders.
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How the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea region can promote future cooperation to support the reconstruction of Ukraine

This online conference will address how the format of macro-regional strategies, such as the EUSBSR, can foster cooperation with Ukraine. We will explore the opportunities that macro-regional strategies can contribute with in order to support Ukraine in its future reconstruction.

The target group for this conference are actors interested in cooperation in the Baltic Sea region and in how transnational initiatives could include Ukraine.

When: 8 December 2022, 09:30-12:00 (CET)
Where: The conference will be held online in English.

Registration: Register via this link no later than 6 December 2022 

The conference link will be sent to registered participants latest 7 December.

 

DRAFT PROGRAMME

The programme will be updated with confirmed speakers shortly. 

Moderator: Mr Fredrik Löjdquist, Director of the Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies (SCEEUS) at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs

Welcome and opening addresses

  • Mr Christian Danielsson, State secretary, Swedish Prime Minister´s Office
  • Mr Ihor Korkhovyi, Deputy Minister, Ministry for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine (tbc)

Networks and cooperation – as a part of future reconstruction of Ukraine

  • Mr Torbjörn Becker, Director of the Institute Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics at Stockholm School of Economics

The potential of macro-regional strategies for providing new types of cooperation with Ukraine

In this part presenters provide brief reflections about possible new types of cooperation with Ukraine as an introduction to a panel discussion.

The importance of macro-regional strategies to involve neighbouring countries (tbc)

  • Mr Moray Gilland, Head of unit for Macro-regions, Representative of the Unit for Macro-regions, Transnational/Interregional/External Cooperation, Enlargement within DG REGIO, European Commission.

The EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) perspectives on and experiences of macro-regional cooperation with Ukraine

  • Ms Petra Česen Čatar, Slovenian National Coordinator and current President of the EUSDR, Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Panel discussion on the possibilities of the EUSBSR platform to support Ukraine

  • Mr Moray Gilland, Head of unit for Macro-regions, Transnational/Interregional/External Cooperation, Enlargement within DG REGIO, European Commission.
  • Ms Petra Česen Čatar, Slovenian National Coordinator and current President of the EUSDR, Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Representative of EUSDR Priority area 9 People and Skills (tbc).
  • Mr Anders Bergström, representative of the Swedish EUSBSR Presidency team, EUSBSR Policy area coordinator, Association Norden
  • Mr Kurt Bratteby, Director, Department for International Relations, Swedish Institute

Closing remarks

This event is co-arranged with the Swedish Prime Minister´s Office in its capacity as the current President of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).

Please note that the cooperation with the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus within the framework of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) is suspended.