Key results of the project presented in Brussels
Participants actively took part in the event through
The final event of the BSR TransGovernance project, was held in
Brussels on 3 November, where the key findings of the project were
Over 50 participants representing the EU, national, regional and
local levels, together with business and NGO representatives took
part in the event.
The event featured debates in a chain of panels with involvement
of all decision making levels discussing measures recommended by
the project partnership to better coordinate transport policies
- the Baltic Sea Region as a pioneering case of macroregional
cooperation in Europe,
- cross-border areas with high dynamics of passenger and trade
- international multimodal transport corridors,
- intermodal terminal sites.
Read the project FINAL REPORT HERE!
Project at the helm for transport policy discussions in
During the recent Baltic Sea Days in Turku, Finland, the BSR
TransGovernance project was involved in the making of two sessions
which dealt with the opportunities of multi-level governance for
optimising transport policy frameworks in the Baltic Sea
Reorganising transport policies for cross-border integration
areas. The three MESO case reports now available!
The BSR TransGovernance project has consulted a wide group of
stakeholders to conclude on the cooperation quality and alignment
of transport policies in the cross-border metropolitan regions of:
Öresund, Helsinki-Tallinn and south-eastern Norway. The three
dedicated reports (Task 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7) cast a light on gains and
failures in the cooperative planning processes across the frontiers
and between the governance tiers, proposing explicit multi-level
governance measures to catch up with dynamic market integration
Read the reports here.
Cross-border transport integration processes - In a chase
for multi-level governance benchmarks
BSR TransGovernance arranged a seminar (Malmö, 31 March) to
allow interfacing between representatives of three territories
(Öresund Region, Helsinki-Tallinn metropolitan area and
south-eastern Norway) which witness turbulent processes of freight
and passenger flows across the state borders. Despite individual
specificities, all the cases feature some similar market
integration drivers, which suffer from lagging behind policy
responses. The upcoming MESO case reports (expected in April 2014)
will strive to craft them for the EU, national, regional and local
Read more on the Baltic Development Forum website.
Wasted potential of Interreg projects? BSR TransGovernance
displays an untapped resource for international cooperation in
Interviews and workshops carried out by the project reveal a
striking observation that achievements of EU territorial
cooperation programmes are surprisingly unknown to many
decision-makers responsible for strategic transport planning
processes around the Baltic Sea. The recently released Task 3.3
report presents key solutions to improve the capacity of
transnational and cross-border projects in connecting transport
ministries and administrations across the national borders and
between governmental levels. Read the report here.