Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission


Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission

Jubilee sessions

Jubilee sessions 5 March 2014

Venue:     Scandic Marina Congress Center (MCC), meeting hall Europaea, Katajanokanlaituri 6, Helsinki, Finland

Mrs. Helle Pilsgaard, HELCOM Chair, will chair the Jubilee Session

Exhibition on HELCOM work since 1974 
Displayed in the lobby area in front of the Europaea meeting hall (MCC ground floor)

Registration and breakfast buffetLobby area by the meeting hall Europaea
10:00-11:00Celebrating 40 years of HELCOM cooperation
Music performance by the improvisational ensemble Huima Laulu (Wild Song)Opening address by President Tarja Halonen 

Solutions for improving the quality of the environment for all

Keynote speech by Minister of Environment of Finland, Mr. Ville Niinistö

40th Anniversary of Regional Seas Programme and HELCOM contribution to global agenda 

Speech by Ms. Jacqueline Alder, Head, Freshwater and Marine Ecosystems Branch, Division of Environmental Policy Implementation of UNEPLiving up to our commitments for a healthy Baltic SeaKey messages by HELCOM Chair Mrs. Helle Pilsgaard
11:00-11:50The Baltic Sea: ecosystem and prosperity
Health check for the Baltic Sea 

Presentation by Prof. Erik Bonsdorff, Åbo Akademi UniversityEutrophication – reflections on the Baltic Sea Action Plan revision process and future challenges

Presentation by Mr. Bo Gustafsson, Director of Baltic Nest Institute SwedenEcosystems services under magnifying glass 

Presentation by Mrs. Marianne Kettunen, Senior Policy Analyst, Institute of European Environmental Policy
11:50-12:20Working together for common goals
​A future-orientated dialogue between HELCOM, OSPAR, ICES, BONUS and EC moderated by Mrs. Pauli Merriman, WWF Baltic Programme

Mrs. Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary of HELCOM

Mr. Darius Campbell, Executive Secretary of OSPAR

Mrs. Anne Christine Brusendorff, General Secretary of ICES

Mrs. Kaisa Kononen, Executive Director of BONUSMrs. Astrid Schomaker, Environment DG, European CommissionMr. Nuritdin Inamov, Director of Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
  A jubilee movie about HELCOM
​ Photo session and a glass of sparkling wine
​ ​12:30-13:30           Buffet lunchServed in the lobby area by the meeting hall
18:00 – 20:30       Joint celebration at the Evening ReceptionVenue:     The premises of the HELCOM Secretariat, Katajanokanlaituri 6B, HelsinkiAll participants of the Jubilee Session are invited to the evening reception featuring special guest speeches and stories about memorable moments from the past and much more.