The European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) is the
first macro-regional strategy in Europe, approved by the European Council in 2009. It aims at reinforcing
cooperation within this large region in order to face several challenges
by working together as well as promoting a more balanced development in
the area.The Strategy also contributes to major EU policies and
reinforces the integration within the area. The Strategy intends to
increase the levels of environmental sustainability, prosperity,
accessibility and attractiveness and safety and security.
The Strategy was approved by the European Council in 2009.
Increasing synergies. HELCOM input to the revision of the EUSBSR Action Plan. 24 Feb 2015