24 -25 March, 2020 Partner meeting ONLINE!


Dear colleagues!

Unfortunately the  COVID-19 virus raises concerns and that is why the Latvian Ministry of the Environmental Protection and Regional Development (lead partner of the project) together with Holbaek municipality have decided to cancel the Holbaek face-to-face meeting and hold instead an online meeting (in video conference mode).

This influences also our first meeting of International Expert Panel which will be also organised remotely.

All registered participant will receive further information in the course of next days.

Guidance to partners of projects funded by Interreg Baltic Sea Region concerning the COVID-19 pandemic here.

Apologies for any inconvenience, however we believe by acting mindfulnessly together our joint effort will bring needed results.

Kind regards,
Project lead team – Margarita, Mārtiņš and Aigars

Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development 
Spatial planning department

updated 13.03.2020.


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About the idea behind the International Expert Panel on Multi-level Governance Agenda for Blue Growth and Spatial Planning 

Objectives of the Panel:
• provide input to the development of the Multi-level Governance Agenda on Blue Growth and Spatial Planning in BSR
• debate on the issues related to structures and processes of the multi-level governance approaches to generate inter-sectoral collaborations in marine and coastal planning in a way to ensure that land-sea interactions are taken into account.

Working methods of the Panel:
Three face-to face meetings for 1 day (Holbæk, Gothenburg, Riga) including exploratory visits to the project areas & written communications, comments on the developed drafts
Outcome of the Panel:
A policy brief with key messages and recommendations to be considered for drafting the Multi-level Governance Agenda on BG and Spatial Planning in BSR.
Participants of the Panel:
The international expert panel consists of 5-7 external experts appointed/invited by Land-Sea-Act project partners as well as key experts from the consortium. They are identified ensuring a balanced representation of relevant areas of expertise. In Holbaek we expect about 5-7 external experts representing small harbours and entrepreneurship, authorities in charge of coastal settlement development, cultural heritage, vocational and life-long learning support, governance assessments.



Registration is closed. Meeting will take place online. Infomation will follow soon!