Action Plan

The European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) Action Plan (AP) is the basis for the actual implementation of the Strategy. It is a working document and is regularly updated, not only reflecting the progress made, but also necessary adaptations with respect to stakeholder responsibilities, thematic or political trends. The current 2015 version is the result of intensive consultations at various stakeholder levels. In policy area tourism, the current Action Plan reflects joint efforts of the policy area coordination team, the Steering Group and DG Regio. It not only defines an overall objective, but also actions and sub-actions which contribute to achieving this overall objective.

Overall objective


Action 1: Facilitate networking and clustering of tourism stakeholders

Sub-action 1.1: Facilitate and strengthen the Baltic Sea Tourism Forum (BSTF) process

Sub-action 1.2: Promote the establishment of a Baltic Sea Tourism Center (BSTC)

Action 2: Help to mobilize the full potential for sustainable tourism

Sub-action 2.1: Facilitate coordination with stakeholders through joint workshops

Sub-action 2.2: Step up communication for Policy Area Tourism

Source: European Commission (2015), European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region – Action Plan {COM(2009) 248}, Commission Staff Working Document, SWD(2015) 177 final, pp. 137, Brussels.

Baltic Sea Tourism Forum

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10th Baltic Sea Tourism Forum 2-3 November 2017, Turku

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EU Funding for the Tourism Sector

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Guide on EU Funding for the Tourism Sector 2014-2020

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Sustainability in Tourism

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Promoting a sustainable development of the sector

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Sustainable Blue Growth Agenda

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Developing an implementation strategy for the agenda

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