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Project acronym: Eco-Region

Project title: The Baltic 21 Eco Region Project

Application call: 1

Priority: 4. Attractive & competitive cities and regions

Project website: http://www.baltic-ecoregion.eu/

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Lead Partner:

Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit (BMU)
Stresemannstraße 128-130
10117 Berlin
DE
Jürgen Keinhorst
E-mail: juergen.keinhorst@bmu.bund.de
Phone: 0049-30-28550-2372
Fax: 0049 - 30 - 28550 - 3331

Project Manager:

Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit (BMU)
Stresemannstraße 128-130
10178 Berlin
DE
Dörte Ratzmann
E-mail: doerte.ratzmann@bmu.bund.de
Phone: 0049 30 285550 2372
Fax: 0049 30 28550 3331


Information Manager:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Potsdamer Platz 10
10785 Berlin
DE
Tim Mahler
E-mail: tim.mahler@giz.de
Phone: +49 30 / 408 190-113
Fax: +49 30 / 408 190-22-113



Summary description of the project:

The EcoRegion project was developed in the years 2007/2008 and finally implemented between 2009- 2011 in order to contribute to the aim of Baltic 21 to turn the Baltic Sea Region into the world’s first EcoRegion, where economic growth goes hand in hand with environmental integrity and social justice.

The transnational project – co-financed by the ERDF BSR Programme 2007-2013 - was based on the unique multi-stakeholder network of Baltic 21, which was established for the realisation of the “Agenda 21 for the Baltic Sea Region” and has by now been integrated into the Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS) as the “CBSS Expert Group for Sustainable Development – Baltic 21”.The EcoRegion project was led by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany, which holds the chair of CBSS – Baltic 21 in 2011/2012.

The project is a Baltic 21 Lighthouse project which means that it is considered a highvisibility project with the clear aim of developing and testing practical solutions for sustainability in the Baltic Sea Region.

In addition, EcoRegion built on the Aalborg Commitments which had been developed in 2004 by local governments throughout the EU in order to reinforce their Local Agenda 21 processes. By signing them, authorities agree to define clear targets and implement concrete actions in 10 different fields relevant for sustainable development.

All project activities and resulting outputs were based on the combined expertise matching different sectoral perspectives with practical experience from regional actors both from urban as well as rural areas covering both the Western as well as Eastern Baltic Sea Region.

The cooperation process was fostered by a series of structured transnational workshops, study visits and focus groups, where EcoRegion partners engaged in various forms of collaboration in order to develop EcoRegion outputs such as:

a) Sustainability measures at regional level

b) Publication of EcoRegion Perspectives

c) Collection of EcoRegion Good Practices

d) Development of the Baltic 21 mandate and the CBSS Strategy on Sustainable Development 2010-2015

e) EcoRegion policy recommendations


Achievements of the project so far:

Sustainability management and measures in selected BSR regions

The technique of cyclical, integrated, regional sustainable development management is new and complex, with only little practical experience available. Thus, all 10 model EcoRegions participated in a capacity building programme designed to strengthen their sustainable development management on a regional level. In a sequential series of joint transnational workshops participants were introduced to the “Integrated Sustainability Management Cycle”, which is based on baseline

review, target setting, political commitment and implementation. These workshops were supplemented by individual seminars within each model EcoRegion.

Also each model EcoRegion started with the realisation of a selected set of priority sustainable development measures, in which they integrated experience and new ideas from the exchange process with their fellow model regions as well as from good practices collected and assessed by the sectoral experts.

EcoRegion Good Practice Database

EcoRegion partners have systematically collected, evaluated and documented information on existing good practices at the regional level and stored it in the EcoRegion Good Practice Database (www.baltic-ecoregion.eu).

EcoRegion perspectives

With the publication of the series of five “EcoRegion Perspectives”, EcoRegion presented selected sustainable development topics from various points of view, i.e. EU/BSR policy level, different sectors and differing regions (urban/rural; Western/Eastern). All Perspectives are available as freely accessible downloads on the EcoRegion website.

Developing a Strategy for Sustainable Development – CBSS Baltic 21

In 2010, Baltic 21 became an integral part of CBSS. Within this context, EcoRegion contributed to defining the new Baltic 21 structure and actions. EcoRegion contributed to setting up these strategic areas of cooperation.

Through studies – together with a stakeholder event organised in the framework of EcoRegion – a basis for the development of the CBSS Strategy on Sustainable Development 2010- 2015 was built, which was adopted by the CBSS Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) on 26 January 2011.

EcoRegion policy recommendations

The EcoRegion policy recommendations and the resulting “Gdynia Declaration” were prepared to give key input into the discussion on future priority areas, measures and actions within the Baltic Sea Region, especially in view of the realisation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. The recommendations indicate fields for future policy actions based on experience gained, gaps and needs encountered by project partners, while implementing project activities.

The recommendations focus on the topics of:

• Integrated management of natural resources

• Access and mobility

• Renewable energy

• Sustainable food systems

• Sustainability in tourism

• Youth, democracy and culture.



Project Duration: Oct 2008 - Jan 2012
Approximate total project budget in EUR: 2.983.060,00
ERDF co-financing: 2.139.670,00
ENPI co-financing: 0,00
Norwegian national contribution: 104.250,00

List of partners

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
11055 Berlin | GERMANY
Stresemannstraße 128-130
Region: Berlin
Contact person: Jürgen Keinhorst
Phone: 0049-30-28550-2372
E-mail: juergen.keinhorst@bmu.bund.de
Web: www.bmu.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:460.000,00
ERDF co-financing:345.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
CBSS Secretariat (Baltic 21 Secretariat)
103 11 Stockholm | SWEDEN
P.O. Box 2010
Region: Stockholm
Contact person: Mia Crawford
Phone: 0046-8-440-192-0
E-mail: mia.crawford@cbss.org
Web: www.baltic21.org
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:140.000,00
ERDF co-financing:105.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Swedish Forest Agency
55183 Jönköping | SWEDEN
Vallgatan 8
Region: Småland med öarna
Contact person: Peter Blombäck
Phone: 0046-363-593-76
E-mail: peter.blomback@skogsstyrelsen.se
Web: www.skogsstyrelsen.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:155.000,00
ERDF co-financing:116.250,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald
17487 Greifswald | GERMANY
Makarenkostr. 22
Region: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Steingrube
Phone: 0049-383-486-454-1
E-mail: steingru@uni-greifswald.de
Web: www.uni-greifswald.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:148.000,00
ERDF co-financing:111.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Baltic University Programme Secretariat, Uppsala University
75236 Uppsala | SWEDEN
Villavägen 16
Region: Östra Mellansverige
Contact person: Christine Jakobsson
Phone: 0046-184-711-788
E-mail: christine.jakobsson@balticuniv.uu.se
Web: www.balticuniv.uu.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:80.000,00
ERDF co-financing:60.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Federal Research Insitute for Cultivated Plants
38116 Braunschweig | GERMANY
Bundesallee 50
Region: Braunschweig
Contact person: Prof Dr. Dr. habil. Dr. h.c. Ewald Schnug
Phone: 0049-531-596-210-1
E-mail: ewald.schnug@jki.bund.de
Web: www.fal.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:105.000,00
ERDF co-financing:78.750,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
University of Gdansk
80-952 Gdańsk | POLAND
Bazynskiego 1a
Region: Pomorskie
Contact person: Slawomir Grabowski
Phone: 0048-58-523-1346
E-mail: s.grabowski@univ.gda.pl
Web: www.univ.gda.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:97.500,00
ERDF co-financing:82.875,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
University of Gothenburg, School of Global Studies
40530 Gothenburg | SWEDEN
Box 700
Region: Småland med öarna
Contact person: Marie Thynell
Phone: 0046-317-864-937
E-mail: marie.thynell@globalstudies.gu.se
Web: www.gu.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:100.000,00
ERDF co-financing:75.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
The Norwegian centre for Science Education (NCSE)
317 Oslo | NORWAY
Postboks 1106
Region: Oslo og Akershus
Contact person: Doris Jorde
Phone: 0047-22 85 53 37
E-mail: doris.jorde@naturfagsenteret.no
Web: www.naturfagsenteret.no
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:108.500,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:54.250,00
Lahti Region Environmental Service
15140 Lahti | FINLAND
Vesijärvenkatu 27
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Sanna Vääriskoski-Kaukanen
Phone: 00358-381-461-67
E-mail: sanna.vaariskoski-kaukanen@lahti.fi
Web: www.lahti.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:197.056,00
ERDF co-financing:147.792,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Region of Zealand
4180 Sorø | DENMARK
Alléen 15
Region: Sjælland
Contact person: Bjarne Rasmussen
Phone: 0045-578-758-38
E-mail: br@regionsjaelland.dk
Web: www.regionsjaelland.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:140.000,00
ERDF co-financing:105.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Municipality of Wieck/Darß
18375 Born/Darß | GERMANY
Chausseestraße 68a
Region: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Contact person: Jörg Schmiedel
Phone: 49-381-2015758
E-mail: js@blu-js.de
Web: www.darss.org
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:103.000,00
ERDF co-financing:77.250,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
County of Soltau-Fallingbostel
29614 Soltau | GERMANY
Winsener Straße 17
Region: Lüneburg
Contact person: Wiebke Ehlers
Phone: 0049-519-197-068-4
E-mail: f00204@heidekreis.de
Web: www.heidekreis.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:58.340,00
ERDF co-financing:43.755,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Chamber of Agriculture, Lower Saxony
26121 Oldenburg | GERMANY
Mars-la-Tour-Straße 1-13
Region: Lüneburg
Contact person: Alexander Rosenberg
Phone: 0049-441-801-0
E-mail: alexander.rosenberg@lwk-niedersachsen.de
Web: www.lwk-niedersachsen.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:116.660,00
ERDF co-financing:87.495,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
County of Ludwigslust -Parchim
19288 Ludwigslust | GERMANY
Garnisionsstraße 1
Region: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Contact person: Torsten Obst
Phone: 0049-3874-624-232-7
E-mail: obst@ludwigslust.de
Web: www.kreis-lwl.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:194.000,00
ERDF co-financing:145.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
County of Kronoberg
35186 Växjö | SWEDEN
Länstyrelsen i Kronobergs län
Region: Småland med öarna
Contact person: Per-Anders Persson
Phone: 0046-470-864-67
E-mail: per-anders.persson@g.lst.se
Web: www.g.lst.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:90.000,00
ERDF co-financing:67.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
City of Växjö
35112 Växjo | SWEDEN
Västra esplanaden 18
Region: Småland med öarna
Contact person: Maria Persdotter Isaksson
Phone: 0046-470-411-13
E-mail: maria.persdotter-isaksson@kommun.vaxjo.se
Web: www.vaxjo.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:100.000,00
ERDF co-financing:75.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
City of Tallinn
15198 Tallinn | ESTONIA
Vabaduse Square 7
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Jüri Kurba
Phone: 00372-640-470-7
E-mail: jyri.kurba@tallinnlv.ee
Web: www.tallinn.ee
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:100.000,00
ERDF co-financing:85.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
City of Riga
1050 Riga | LATVIA
Rātslaukums 1
Region: Latvija
Contact person: Mārtiņš Menniks
Phone: 00371 67026143
E-mail: Martins.Menniks@riga.lv
Web: www.riga.lv
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:125.000,00
ERDF co-financing:106.250,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
City of Kaunas
44501 Kaunas | LITHUANIA
L. Sapiegos str. 4
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Saulius Kromalcas
Phone: 00370-372-002-06
E-mail: saulius79@gmail.com
Web: www.kaunas.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:130.000,00
ERDF co-financing:110.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Province of Akershus
0107 Oslo | NORWAY
Postboks 1200 Sentrum
Region: Oslo og Akershus
Contact person: Tor Bysveen
Phone: 0047-220-550-00
E-mail: tor.bysveen@akershus-fk.no
Web: www.akershus.no
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:100.000,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:50.000,00
Maritime Institute Gdansk (MIG)
80-830 Gdańsk | POLAND
Długi Targ 41/42
Region: Pomorskie
Contact person: Joanna Przedrzymirska
Phone: 0048 058 301-87-24
E-mail: joaprz@im.gda.pl
Web: www.im.gda.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:135.000,00
ERDF co-financing:114.750,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00