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30.08.2018 14:00

Register now for “The Future of Baltic Sea Region Cooperation" seminar!

Baltic Area Legal Studies BALEX will organise a half-day seminar on 23 November 2018 in Turku, Finland. The event is organised in cooperation with EUSBSR HA Neighbours.

There is a great number of governmental and non-governmental institutions and actors involved in Baltic Sea Area governance and cooperation. However, during recent years, tensions and lack of trust have increased in the region. The cooperation in the region continues despite of the tensions, but the changes have challenged Baltic Sea region actors to find new ways of working and to redefine their role. One of these actors is the Council of the Baltic Sea States, CBSS, that has set up a Vision Group to create recommendations for a vision for the Baltic Sea Region beyond 2020.

The Vision Group paper published in May 2018 creates a framework for the upcoming half-day seminar organised by the Baltic Area Legal Studies (BALEX)competence cluster, in cooperation with EUSBSR HA Neighbours. The purpose of the seminar is to discuss the challenges facing the Baltic Sea area cooperation and especially the CBSS, to share information about the CBSS, and to reflect on future developments, taking into account the Baltic Sea Area governance structures generally.

Speakers of the seminar includ, among others, CBSS Ambassador Maira Mora, CBSS Vision Group Member Astrid Thors and Judge at the European Court of Justice, Allan Rosas.

The seminar will take place at the University of Turku, Faculty of Law on November 23 at 2PM-6PM.

Find more information and register for the event here.


BALEX is a competence cluster established by the University of Turku and the Åbo Akademi University. BALEX aims at filling the previous void in legal research, training and events on Baltic Sea issues.  The focus of BALEX is on legal research, interdisciplinary academic and vocational training and public events.

HA Neighbours is one the Horizontal Actions of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) and its task is to promote the participation of non-EU countries in the EUSBSR. HA Neighbours is coordinated by the City of Turku and the CBSS.


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