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B7 Annual Conference: "Future of Islands in the Baltic Sea Region"

The B7 Annual Conference "Future of Islands in the Baltic Sea Region will take place on 3 December 2008 in Kuressaare, Saaremaa.

The Conference was opened by the B7 President 2008 Toomas Kasemaa and the B7 islanmders were welcomed by the Presdint of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves

  See below for programme and presentations

Kuressaare Culture Centre, Saaremaa
3 December 2008
Moderator: Anu Vares

 - pdf The B7 Saaremaa Chairmanship report 2008: Anu Vares, Adviser County Governor of Saaremaa/Chair B7 Board 2008
 - pdf WGE and Energy Project TransPlan: WG Environment
 - pdf WG People to People report 2008: WG People-to-People
Coffee break
 - pdf Central Baltic Programme & South Baltic Programme 
Philipp Schwartz, Head of the Joint Technical Secretariat, Central Baltic INTERREG IV A Programme 2007-2013
 - pdf B7 Facilitator`s report 2008, David Hunt
 - pdf The B7 Öland Chairmanship 2009: Tommy Eliasson, Vice Chairman of Öland Federation of Local Authorities

pdf 2009 Öland B7 Chairmanship Programme brochure
 - Conclusions of the morning session

Lunch at Kuressaare Culture Centre

 - Welcome by Mr Toomas Kasemaa, County Governor of Saaremaa / B7 President 2008

 - Welcome by Mr Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia

 - Developments in the Baltic Sea region and future of the region
Mr Clyde Kull, Political Director, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 - Island dimension in policy making and implementation
Mr Jean-Didier Hache, Executive Secretary CPMR Islands Commission, (Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions)
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 - Introduction to island development strategies
 - Development strategy 1: Bornholm  pdf
 - Development strategy 2: Gotland pdf
 - Development strategy 3: Hiiumaa pdf
 - Development strategy 4: Rügen pdf
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 - Development strategy 5: Saaremaa pdf
 - Development strategy 6: Öland pdf
 - Development strategy 7: Åland pdf
Summary / conclusions

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