Please find the programme for our half-day seminar below. You can also find a downloadable version of the programme in the lower part of the page.


Opening of the Conference
The Conference will be chaired by Timo Koivurova,
Research Professor, Director, University of Lapland

Words of welcome
Anne Kumpula,
Dean, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Turku, Chair of BALEX Steering Group


The challenges and future of Baltic Sea governance and cooperation
Allan Rosas,
Judge at the European Court of Justice, Chair of BALEX Advisory Board
Introductory remarks on the CBSS
Daria Akhutina
Senior Adviser of CBSS, Coordinator of HA Neighbours


The role of the CBSS in the future of Baltic Sea region cooperation
Petteri Vuorimäki,
Chair of the CBSS Vision Group
Astrid Thors,
former Minister of Migration and European Affairs, former OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Member of the CBSS Vision Group

Coffee break

Comments and panel discussion
Dorota Pyć
Professor of Law, University of Gdansk
Marko Joas,
Professor of Public Administration, Coordinator of the research project BaltReg, Åbo Akademi University
Stanislav Tkachenko
Professor, Director of Diplomatic Studies, School of International Relationships, St. Petersburg State University


Concluding statement:
Bernd Hemingway, 
Deputy Director General of CBSS Secretariat 



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