With 85 million inhabitants the Baltic Sea region makes up 17 percent of the EU’s total population. Launched in 2009, the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) aims at strengthening cooperation between the countries in this large region in order to address common challenges facing the countries today, such as pollution of the Baltic Sea, climate change, aging populations and getting innovative start-ups and small-and-medium-sized firms to the global market.
The strategy is organized into 13 policy areas and 4 horizontal action areas. The BSR Stars programme is a flagship under policy area innovation. BSR Stars S3 is a project under the flagship programme and financed by Interreg.
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The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region for beginners