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Smart Blue Regions partners

Smart Blue Regions partners

Eight partners from six Baltic regions are taking part in the Smart Blue Regions project.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Technology Schleswig-Holstein organises the initiative “Sea Our Future” that brings together all maritime issues of the Land’s government. The Ministry promotes the sustainable development of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea and acts as flagship leader of the SUBMARINER Network in the framework of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).

  • Steffen Luesse

    Steffen Lüsse

    phone: +49.431.988-4637
    email: steffen.luesse(at)wimi.landsh.de

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The Maritime Institute in Gdańsk (MIG) is a research and development unit supervised by the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure and Development dedicated to maritime economy. The institute is co-leader of the SUBMARINER Network flagship project and (co-) coordinates the following strategic action fields of the SUBMARINER Roadmap: Actors, Ecosystem Services, Finance, Regulation and Image.

  • Joanna Przedrzymirska

    Joanna Przedrzymirska

    phone: +48.58. 301 9339
    email: joaprz(at)im.gda.pl

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Ida-Viru County Government

Ida-Viru County Government is the state representative  in North-Eastern Estonia. County Government’s fields of activity are, among others: regional development, planning, entrepreneurship, and economy. The maritime issues are important for the county government, as Ida-Virumaa County is situated along the coast of the Gulf of Finland where its main strategical industries and businesses, as well as harbours, are located. The County Government also deals with projects that contribute to regional development and which are connected to maritime/blue growth issues – e.g. harbours cooperation, tourism, sea transport.

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The Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology (LIAE) is a state research institute under supervision of the Minister of Environment and regional development. Originally dedicated to basic and applied research of ecology and environmental problems in the Baltic Sea, LIAE has become the leading institution in the environmental expertise for marine and freshwater issues in Latvia. In the Latvian part of the Gulf of Riga and Baltic Proper LIAE is responsible for marine environmental monitoring. Within the SUBMARINER Network, LIAE is co-coordinator of the strategic action field Environmental impacts.

  • Anda Ikauniece

    Anda Ikauniece

    phone: +371 676 01995
    email: anda.ikauniece(at)lhei.lv

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‘Pomorskie in the European Union‘ Association has been established by the Pomorskie Region authorities. It gathers local self-governments, regional development agencies, universities, NGOs, chambers of commerce and cultural institutions. Its main tasks are: foster a positive image of Pomorskie on the European scene, act as channel of information between the Pomorskie stakeholders and EU actors, lobby for European and Pomorskie interests and help Pomorskie be a full-fledged partner within the EU. The association has developed extensive cooperation links with European organisations and institutions on issues like: Baltic cooperation, cohesion policy, financial instruments, education, transport, R&D or innovation.

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Logo of the Regional Council of Southwest Finland

The Regional Council of Southwest Finland is one of Finland's 18 regional councils.  The Regional Council of Southwest Finland functions as an authority for regional development and as an organization for planning and promoting regional interests. 27 municipalities belong to the Council. The Council is also in charge of the regions international relations.

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Region Skåne

Region Skåne in the south of Sweden is responsible for healthcare and public transport, business development, culture, infrastructure, social planning and environmental and climate-related issues in the context of regional development in Skåne. With 32,000 employees, Region Skåne is one of Sweden’s biggest employers. The overarching vision for Region Skåne is “World Class Quality of Life”. Collaboration and sharing across boundaries are a prerequisite for the creation of a successful, sustainable region. By tackling environmental and societal challenges by mobilizing the R&D as well as the business sector many new important jobs can be created.

 

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The administration of Riga Planning Region (RPR) is a state institution supervised by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development. RPR Development Council representing 30 municipalities of Riga regions is its decision making authority. The task of the regional administration is to ensure regional development planning, coordination, collaboration between local governments and other national governmental institutions. The mission of the region is to coordinate and to promote sustainable and balanced development of Riga region. 

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