Saturday 14/6 Sunday 15/6

Monday 16/6

Tuesday 17/6









Arrival Gdansk

09:00 Welcome & Introduction

  • Mr Jan Kozłowski, President of  Pomerania Region, Poland

  • Prof. Zbigniew Strzelecki, Vice President of the Government Centre for Strategic Studies (tbc)

  • Ms Susanne Scherrer, Programme Director

09:30 Financing INTERREG III B /

New Member States
  • Guidance and experience from  preparing the new funding in the BSR III B programme, Representative  from  EC-DG Regio (tbc)

  • Presentation of the ongoing  Interreg programming exercise, Witnesses by the four NMS represented in a panel.

10:30     Coffee

11:00 Thematic Key-note speeches

  • The role of medium-size cities and urban networks in the BSR;
    Prof. Klaus Kunzmann, Dortmund Univ.

  • Actors perspective on pan-Baltic transport development;
    Prof. Lars Källström, TFK in Hamburg

  • Strengthening regional Institution Building in the NMS through transnational co-operation with W-BSR countries;
    Ms Krystyna Wróblewska, Head of BSSSC Secretariat.

12:00 Presentation of Project Ideas & Introduction of workshops

Mr Bo Löwendahl, Joint Secretariat

09:00 Reports and Reflections           from the  workshops

  • Polycentricity:
    Prof. Klaus Kunzmann

  • Transport & Communication: Prof. Lars Källström

  • Institution Building:
    Dr Jacek Zaucha, VASAB Secretariat

09:45 Harmonisation of

           Funding Applications


Moderated by Ms Inger Kristiansson, Interreg III B Monitoring Committee chair

  • Overlapping situation  2004-2006 by funding PHARE/INTERREG;
    Representatives from the NMS in a panel discussion

  • Tacis CBC/INTERREG; Representative from
    EC- EuropeAid

10:45 Coffee & Practical

          Application Advice

Division into smaller groups based on project specific needs

LUNCH 12:30-13:30

LUNCH 12:00-14:00

13:00 Malbork Castle Excursion

(Bus travel 1 h)

13:30 17:00 

Partner Search Workshops

Thematic division into working groups based on submitted project ideas: 3-5 Workshops


15.00   Coffee    



18:00 Medieval


19:00 Conference dinner