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EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region Action Plan (2013)


The European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) is the first macro-regional strategy in Europe. The Strategy is divided into three objectives (previously in 4 pillars) which represent the three key challenges of the Strategy: saving the sea, connecting the region and increasing prosperity. Each objective relates to a wide range of policies and has an impact on the other objectives. Specific information about the Priority Areas and Horizontal Actions of those three objectives can be found in the Action Plan: The Action Plan comprises 17 priority areas and 5 horizontal actions, which represent the main areas where the EUSBSR can contribute to improvements, either by tackling the main challenges or by seising key opportunities. Climate change is included as a cross-cutting horizontal consideration in the implementation of the Action Plan’s objectives, sub-objectives, priority areas, horizontal actions and flagship projects. Adaptation to climate change is mentioned under topics such as 'Save the Sea', 'Increase Prosperity' and 'Sustainable Development'. The Baltadapt project is a flagship project for 'Climate change adaptation'.

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European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR)


action plan, horizontal action, marco-regional strategy

Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Flooding, Water Scarcity


Sector Policies, Adaptation Measures and Actions


Agriculture, Biodiversity, Buildings, Coastal areas, Disaster Risk Reduction, Energy, Financial, Forestry, Health, Marine and Fisheries, Transport, Urban, Water management

Geographic characterisation


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