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Title: The 21st Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference 27-28 August 2012, Saint-Petersburg


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The 21st Baltic Sea Parliamentary
Conference 27-28 August 2012, Saint-Petersburg
The Baltic Sea Region in the focus of the
strategies of development of the European Union
and the Russian Federation
  • Stanislav Lazovskiy,
  • Association North-West, Russia

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Common macroregion
Saint-Petersburg The Kaliningrad region The
Leningrad region The Pskov region The Vologda
region The Novgorod region The Republic of Karelia
The North-West Federal District of Russia
The Baltic Sea Region
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Common Macroregion
  • The Baltic Sea Region
  • Common historical past
  • Common identity and cultural heritage
  • Tackling common problems

Russia and the EU share common macroregion
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Synchronisation options
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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At glance comparison
Action Plan for EU Strategy for BSR draft Action plan of the NWFD Strategy 2020
environmentally sustainable region tackling environmental problems
prosperous region economic development
accessible and attractive region removal of the transport, energy, information and other infrastructural limitations and barriers
safe and secure region social development of the NWFD
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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.

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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.

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I. Projects and directions of possible common
implementation.
EU Strategy and Action Plan for BSR NWFD 2020 Strategy, list of priority investment projects in the NWFD and draft Action plan  
ECOLOGY 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)
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I. Projects and directions of possible common
implementation.
EU Strategy and Action Plan for BSR NWFD 2020 Strategy, list of priority investment projects in the NWFD and draft Action plan  
ENERGY 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
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I. Projects and directions of possible common
implementation.
EU Strategy and Action Plan for BSR NWFD 2020 Strategy, list of priority investment projects in the NWFD and draft Action plan  
INNOVATIONS 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 economys enterprises. Lead interested bodies of executive power of the subjects of the Russian Federation Deadline for finalization 2012-2020
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I. Projects and directions of possible common
implementation.
EU Strategy and Action Plan for BSR NWFD 2020 Strategy, list of priority investment projects in the NWFD and draft Action plan  
TRANSPORT 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.
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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.

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Recommendations in accordance with the spirit
of two strategies
  • Economy. Prosperous region
  • 1. Russian-EU partnership in the field of
    modernization -gt 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

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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

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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.

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