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 Region.
As a back to back event to the BDF Summit and the EU Annual Forum, the BSR TransGovernance arranged the first leg of unveiling and discussing project findings. The event was moderated by Torben Aaberg, Head of Public Affairs at BDF, and gathered around 40 participants, engaged in discussing results from the project’s work on different reference scales. The findings were tested on the audience through a set of questions utilizing mentometer technology. The results can be downloaded on the project website www.transgovernance.eu.
During the Summit itself, the management of the project was given the confidence by the European Commission to co-arrange a session on embedding TEN-T policy in the Baltic Sea Region transport policy frameworks. One main highlight from the discussion was that it is crucial to be able to find solutions to merge top-down (TEN-T policy implementation) and bottom-up (existing corridor cooperation structures) approaches, and make this combination manageable. Presentations from the TEN-T session are available at http://www.bsr2014.eu/presentations/