Steering Group

Page 13 of the EUSBSR Action Plan1 defines the tasks of Policy Area Coordinators. They should facilitate the involvement of and cooperation with relevant stakeholders from the entire macro-region (…). More specifically, it says that [f]or this purpose, a steering committee/coordination group should be set-up and chaired by the policy area coordinator(s). A group should be composed of representatives of all Member States and other Baltic Sea region states, when relevant, as well as experts in the area concerned. It’s up to members of [the] group to decide on internal rules of the steering committee. The group should meet at least twice a year and support policy area coordinator(s) in [the] implementation of the tasks referred.

Policy area tourism founded their Steering Group in 2013. The internal rules, i.e. objectives, fields of action and procedures are laid down in the Terms of Reference.

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


last updated: 15 November 2017
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DenmarkMr. Lars Erik JønssonVisitDenmarkDeputy Managing
EstoniaMs. Annika AntonMinistry of Economic Affairs and CommunicationsExecutive
EstoniaMr. Tarmo MutsoEstonian Tourist
FinlandMs. Nina VesterinenMinistry of Employment and the Economy Regional DepartmentSenior Specialist tourism
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FinlandMs. Terhi HookVisit Finland - Finnish Tourist Board, MEKProduct Development
GermanyMs. Gisela WillFederal Ministry for Economic Affairs and EnergyTourism Policy Unit (VII A 4)
GermanyMr. Michael SteuerGerman National Tourist BoardHead of Division of the
LatviaMs. Madara LukaMinistry of Economics, Entrepreneurship Competitiveness DepartmentTourism and Export Promotion
LithuaniaMs. Lidija BajarūnienėThe Ministry of Economics, Investment and Export DepartmentChief Specialist Tourism Policy
PolandMr. Karol BiedrzyckiMinistry of Sport and Tourism, Department of TourismChief
SwedenMr. Håkan HilleforsMinistry of Enterprise and Innovation, Division for Entrepreneurship Promotion and Simplification Focal Point, Deputy Head of
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