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Invitation to the 16th BSSSC Annual Conference in Kaunas, Lithuania 17

On behalf of the Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation (BSSSC), the host region of Kaunas and the Committee of the Regions (CoR) in close cooperation with the European Commission DG Regional Policy and the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013, I am pleased to invite you to the 16th BSSSC Annual Conference in Kaunas, Lithuania 17 - 19 September 2008.

The title of this year's conference is "Shaping the future Baltic Sea Region - Sub-regional contribution to the EU Baltic Sea Strategy". Our main speakers will be Director General Mr. Dirk Ahner from the European Commission DG Regional Policy and Ms. Mikaela Kumlin Granit representing the Swedish Government.

I'm also very happy to announce that a Round table "How to make the Baltic Sea Region an Accessible and Attractive place" - one out of four round tables to be organised by the European Commission DG Regional Policy as a part of the work on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region - will be arranged at the BSSSC Annual Conference on 18 September 2008. It is my sincere wish that this round table as well as the other parts of the programme will give you all a unique opportunity to contribute to the ongoing process with the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

Also this year there will be a Project Idea Café arranged together with the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007 - 2013. The Joint Technical Secretariat in Rostock will prepare this event and I hope that this partner search event will encourage and support concrete cooperation projects in the BSR.

Please find enclosed an invitation letter and a brochure containing the preliminary programme as well as practical information and overview of accommodation possibilities in Kaunas. Updated conference programme as well as programme for the parallel sessions, the Round table, the Project Idea Café and the youth seminar can be downloaded from our web site Updated information on the conference will be published on our web-page regularly!

Final date for registration is 15 August 2008. Please send your completed registration form to

I kindly ask you to make the accommodation reservations directly to the hotel before 15 August 2008. After this date we can not guarantee hotel accommodation at fixed prices. You will find information about the hotels in the attached brochure.

Looking forward to seeing you in Kaunas in September!

Yours sincerely

Arne Ören
Chairman of BSSSC

Greta Juul
Secretariat of BSSSC
Eastern Norway County Network
c/o Oppland County Municipality
N-2626 Lillehammer

Office phone: +4761289270
Mobile: +4791731200


published 19.06.2008