UMBRELLA 2.0

To fill the gap left after the Umbrella project in the cross-border cooperation, waiting for new financing in the EU programming period 2021-2027, Euroregion Baltic realized the Umbrella project’s success in the process of capacity building initiated in 2018 could not be stopped. For this reason, the so-called Umbrella 2.0 proposal was presented to the Swedish Institute as a natural consequence of the Umbrella Project (SBP) and its willingness to become a recognized brand, active also on a broader Baltic Sea scale.

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The Training on European Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) within the ”UMBRELLA 2.0” project took place online on November 9th, gathering around 60 participants coming from UBC Member Cities, Civil Society, Business and Academia across the Baltic Sea Region.

The overall aim of the training was to make participants familiar with the structure and opportunities within the EUSBSR and prepare them to become active players in different EUSBSR flagships or policy areas.

During the interactive course of 6 hours, experts from UBC, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Association of Polish Communes Euroregion Baltic and the Swedish Institute provided fresh updates about the strategy, macroregional cooperation and potential funding opportunities through programme schemes such as Interreg, European Regional Development Fund, Horizon Europe, Erasmus +, European Social Fund Plus.

”UMBRELLA 2.0-Boosting transnational cooperation capacities for multilevel actors in the Baltic Sea Region” goal is to increase awareness and knowledge of transnational cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region. Project partners are the Association of Polish Communes Euroregion Baltic (ERB), the Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC) and the Baltic Sea States Subregional Cooperation (BSSSC) – Associated partner.

 

 

The key goal of the Umbrella 2.0 project is to raise awareness and knowledge of the importance and advantages of transnational and cross-border cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR), following the principles of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR), European Union Green Deal and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Introduced in 2009, the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) was the first EU macro-regional strategy of the European Union. Formally adopted by the European Council after a communique from the European Commission (EC), the EUSBSR is an agreement signed between the Member States and the EC to strengthen cooperation between the countries bordering the Baltic Sea and to meet the many joint challenges as well as benefit from common opportunities facing the Baltic Sea region through three objectives: Save the Sea, Connect the Region and Increase Prosperity.

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We invite you to join us on 15th June for another Umbrella 2.0 webinar – this time on EU Green Deal and its relation to the Baltic Sea Cooperation. If you represent small and local organisation from the baltic Sea Region this event is dedicated to you. We plan to bring closer the EU Agenda that is referring so much to sustainability, green planet goals and efficient use of resources.

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