The 9th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) is held in Tallinn on 4 – 5 June 2018. The Forum is hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia together with the Baltic Development Forum in close cooperation with the European Commission and other partners. About 700 participants from governments, international organisations, NGOs, universities, local and regional administrations and businesses will discuss developments and challenges in the Baltic Sea Region.
The main theme of the 9th Annual Forum will be the Baltic Sea Region After 2020. The Forum will open debate on how to improve the implementation of the EUSBSR in the framework of the future EU Cohesion Policy. One of the seminars of the Forum is dedicated to smart specialisation: orchestring a Baltic Sea Region wide smart specialisation strategy.