Presentation on theme: "The 21st Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference 27-28 August 2012, Saint-Petersburg Stanislav Lazovskiy, Association North-West, Russia The Baltic Sea Region."— Presentation transcript:
The 21st Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference 27-28 August 2012, Saint-Petersburg Stanislav Lazovskiy, Association North-West, Russia The Baltic Sea Region in the focus of the strategies of development of the European Union and the Russian Federation
Common macroregion The Baltic Sea Region The North-West Federal District of Russia Saint-Petersburg The Kaliningrad region The Leningrad region The Pskov region The Vologda region The Novgorod region The Republic of Karelia
Common Macroregion The Baltic Sea Region: Common historical past Common identity and cultural heritage Tackling common problems Russia and the EU share common macroregion
Synchronisation options EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea region Strategy for the North- West Federal District until 2020
Research «The Baltic Sea Region in the focus of the strategies of development of the European Union and the Russian Federation» Main goal is to find most promising directions of EU-RU cooperation in BSR. Methods: Comparative analysis of the EU and RU Strategies Inquiry of the subjects located in North-West Russia Expert interview Under auspices of the Office of the Plenipotentiary Envoy of the President of the Russian Federation to NWFD
EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region BSR Strategy version 1.0: Presented by EC in June 2009 Adopted by European Council in October 2009 Main feature – three «NO» to new funds, new institution, new legislation Four pillars: An environmentally sustainable region A prosperous region An accessible and attractive region A safe and secure region
EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region BSR Strategy version 2.0: Council conclusions on the review of the BSR Strategy European, 15 November 2011 EC presented BSR Strategy 2.0 in Macrh 2012 Accompanied by new version of Action Plan Main changes: new framework – “Save the sea”, “Connect the region”, “Increase prosperity” Indicators and targets prospects for revision of the “three NO” principle
Strategy of the social and economic development of the North-West Federal District until 2020 Autumn 2010 – Saint-Petersburg branch of the Higher School of Economics was authorized by Ministry of regional Development of the RF to elaborate Strategy 18 November 2011 the Government of the Russian Federation adopted the Strategy NWFD 2020 and the list of priority investment projects in the NWFD Main goal of the Strategy is to to define strategic priorities and ways of the development of the transport, energy, industrial and social infrastructure in North-West Federal District
NWFD Strategy 2020 Main features: No to new budgetary funds reference point for elaboration of the Federal special- purpose programme draft Action plan of the NWFD Strategy 2020: economic development removal of the transport, energy, information and other infrastructural limitations and barriers social development of the NWFD tackling environmental problems
Conclusions and recommendations on synchronization of EU-RU efforts in the BSR on the basis of both Strategies There are two types of the recommendations: Recommendations composed in accordance with the “spirit” of two strategies those drawn up in accordance with the “letter” of these documents.
Recommendations in accordance with the “letter” Recommendations are divided in the following categories: I. Projects and directions of possible common implementation. II. Projects and directions of possible coordination and reliance on similar projects of partners. III. Projects and directions of possible contact and exchange of experience. IV. Directions not stated in strategic documents of the parties, nevertheless significant for cooperation.
I. Projects and directions of possible common implementation. EU Strategy and Action Plan for BSRNWFD 2020 Strategy, list of priority investment projects in the NWFD and draft Action plan ECOLOGY 2.1. Creation of marine protected areas in the Baltic Sea region Lead: Germany. Development and broadening of a network of specially protected natural territories within the NWFD. Lead: Ministry of natural resources of Russia, Deadline for finalisation: 2012-2020 (IV quarter) 3.1. to develop tools and indicators for the assessment of biological effects of anthropogenic chemical stress in the Baltic Sea. Lead: Finnish Environment Institute. Deadline for finalisation: 31 December 2011. Development in the NWFD of an efficient public observation network and state monitoring system of environmental pollution. Lead: Rosgidromet Deadline for finalization: 2012-2020 (IV quarter)
I. Projects and directions of possible common implementation. EU Strategy and Action Plan for BSRNWFD 2020 Strategy, list of priority investment projects in the NWFD and draft Action plan ENERGY 10.3. to implement the Baltic Sea region Bioenergy Promotion project. The project aims at strengthening the development towards a sustainable, competitive and territorially integrated Baltic Sea region in the field of sustainable use of bioenergy. Lead: Sweden. Control over regional and local programmes in the sphere of energy efficiency in the subjects of the North-West Federal District. Report to the Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation Lead: interested bodies of executive power of the subjects of the Russian Federation 2013-2020 IV quarter
I. Projects and directions of possible common implementation. EU Strategy and Action Plan for BSRNWFD 2020 Strategy, list of priority investment projects in the NWFD and draft Action plan INNOVATIONS 7.1. to develop a Baltic Sea region Programme for Innovation, Clusters and SME-Networks. The objective is to improve Baltic Sea region competitiveness and innovation. Lead: Sweden, Lithuania. Elaboration of development concepts of innovative activities in the subjects within the North-West Federal District Lead: interested bodies of executive power of the subjects of the Russian Federation Deadline for finalization: 2012-2020 7.5. setting up a Baltic Science Link. This could be accomplished by building a strong network between universities, research institutes and industries in the region, i.e. the Baltic Science Link. Already strong research fields in the region would form the core of these scientific clusters. Lead: Swedish Research Council. Elaboration of orders for high technological innovative products produced in universities of the Russian Federation within the NWFD by regional economy’s enterprises. Lead: interested bodies of executive power of the subjects of the Russian Federation Deadline for finalization: 2012-2020
I. Projects and directions of possible common implementation. EU Strategy and Action Plan for BSRNWFD 2020 Strategy, list of priority investment projects in the NWFD and draft Action plan TRANSPORT 11.5. to cooperate for smarter transport through development and implementation of concrete pilot initiatives which would contribute to improving safety, freight logistics efficiency, shifting freight from road to rail and sea, and minimising environmental impact of transport in the region. Examples: 1) Green Corridor project from ports of Sweden, Denmark and Germany to ports of Lithuania and Kaliningrad, the Easy Way project in the Baltic Sea region; 2) the eco-driving project ECOWILL; 3) road safety promotion cooperation programmes. Lead: Lithuania, Sweden. In the NWFD Strategy 2020 the following tasks are stated that could transform into practical projects: Implementation of innovations into management of transportation complex through navigation systems, creation of intellectual transportation systems and transfer to modern informational management technologies in the sphere of transportation and logistics processes; Creation of competitive sector of research and development, providing broaden production of experimental designing in all the spheres of transportation complex.
Recommendations in accordance with the “spirit” of two strategies Ecologically sustainable region: 1.experience exchange and training of representatives of stock- raising and poultry farms, situated in the Russian part of the Baltic Sea region. 2. construction of waste water treatment facilities for small towns of the Nevsko-Ladoghsky basin. 3. EU assistance in implementation of ecological audit and ecological certification in NWFD.
Recommendations in accordance with the “spirit” of two strategies Economy. Prosperous region: 1. Russian-EU partnership in the field of modernization -> internships for Russian representatives in the EU-related institutions and bodies that are in charge of scientific research and innovations development. 2. participation of Russian representatives in the capacity of observers in a range of the Action plan projects, including: 7.2 Creation of a Baltic Sea Fund for Innovation and Research; 7.4 Setting up cross-sectoral reference projects for innovation in health and life sciences; 7.5 Setting up a Baltic Science Link;
Recommendations in accordance with the “spirit” of two strategies Prosperous region. Strengthening of SME: CBC ENPI programmes beyond 2013, new priorities. Transport accessibility. Accessible and attractive region: coordination of the development projects regarding the transportation infrastructure and auto routes as elements of international transport corridors. Energy. Accessible and attractive region: Russian-EU cooperation in the sphere of increasing efficiency and renewable energy sources development
Recommendations in accordance with the “spirit” of two strategies Institutional provision for the Baltic Sea region cooperation: Business Council of the Baltic Sea region. Increasing of financial and organizational capabilities of the Northern Dimension institutions and CBSS Delegation of vast authorities to the Coordination Council on cross-border and interregional cooperation by the Plenipotentiary Envoy of the President of the Russian Federation to the North-West Federal District.
A complex of events dedicated to cooperation development in the Baltic Sea region VIII Conference «Cross-border Cooperation: the Russian Federation, the European Union and Norway» September 6-7, 2012, Pskov Discussion on: Cooperation in the Baltic Sea region Current state and development of cross-border cooperation Prospects of the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument after 2013 Particularities of cross-border cooperation Ways of joint planning of border areas development.
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