The BSR Access platform celebrates over three years of partnership at its final conference
22 Mar 2022 13:35 Economy
On March 16th 2022, partners and stakeholders from all over Europe came together one last time to – at least virtually – to celebrate over three years of intensive work and great cooperation in the BSR Access Project Platform. Port of Hamburg Marketing lead the activities on enhanced supply chains through multimodal integration.
After welcoming words by Ossi Savolainen, Regional Mayor of Helsinki-Uusimaa and lead partner of the BSR Access project platform, the event was kicked off by Catherine Trautmann, European Coordinator for the TEN-T North Sea Baltic Corridor. She led the audience through the proposed changes for “her” corridor, also highlighting new priorities will be set for the next period. Furthermore, she praised the work of the BSR Access platform, since it involved stakeholders and regions into the work of the TEN-T CNCs.
After a summary video highlighting the BSR Access partnership and its work, moderator Sven Friedrich from Infrastruktur & Umwelt opened the “Corridor development and governance panel” discussion. Representatives from partner regions in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) looked back on their work and achievements in BSR Access and discussed how the results can be carried into the future.
The panelist were joined by Bert Boerman, Regional Minister of Province Overijssel in the Netherlands. He recognized a lot of the same challenges in his region and offered their knowledge and competences to the attending stakeholders in the BSR for future collaboration.
The panel discussion was followed up by perspectives on durable cooperation and cooperation networks beyond the scope of BSR Access. The Joint Secretariat of the Interreg BSR Programme gave a brief overview of the new funding programme 2021-2027. In addition, the synergies between a stakeholder collaboration platform as BSR Access and other independent cross-border networks as onference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) and VSAB were highlighted. Everyone agrees on continuing this valuable exchange and to join forces in the future beyond the scope of the project.
The final conference was closed by the responsible project manager at Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, Sakari Saarinen, who extended the partnerships thanks to every person and organization that has contributed to BSR Access along its way.
The full press release with detailed results can be found here:
If you missed the event or want to revisit the work of the BSR Access partnership, the video with the results by the partners can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfWUUCM5GpE&ab_channel=Uudenmaanliitto