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2014 Hiiumaa
Mon, Dec 16, 2019


B7 Baltic Islands Network

 2014 Hiiumaa Chairmanship

riho rahuoja


President of B7
in 2014 
Riho Rahuoja


piret sedrik


Chair of B7
Piret Sedrik


reet kokovkin


of B7
Reet Kokovkin


aivi telvik


Member of 
the B7 Board
Aivi Telvik


ermo maeots


Member of WG
People to People
Ermo Mäeots











b7 hiiumaa1


Member of WG
Kadri Randmaa





tarmo kahr


Tarmo Kähr


 tonis aljas


Tõnis Aljas






Chairmanship Programme

Hiiumaa 2014 Chairmanship Programme

B7 Steering Committee meets in Hiiumaa

On 23rd of May, the Steering Committee of B7 has its meeting in Hiiumaa, hosted by the President of B7, Riho Rahuoja. „It is very important to meet B7 politicians personally", says Rahuoja. „Especially, when we have such a remarkable occasion to celebrate, I mean - the opening of new Kärdla Marina".

The meeting will discuss political situation in the Baltic Sea area, the prospects for islands and for B7 to implement their strategies during the new period of EU financial perspective.

„We expect representatives of Gotland, Aland, Öland and Saaremaa to come to Hiiumaa", commented the Chair of the B7 Board, Aivi Telvik.

The key-note speaker for the meeting will be the Head of the EU Commission Representation in Estonia, Hannes Rumm. Also participate in the meeting the Secretary of the CPMR Baltic Sea Commission Janne Tamminen; the vice President of the Committee of Regions of EU Georg Linkov; Marketing and Communications Director of Enterprise Estonia Katrin Aunpu; and H.E. Ambassador of Finland Aleksi Härkönen. Ambassador kindly hosts the dinner after the political meeting.

On 24th of May the celebrations of the opening of Kärdla Marina starts at noon. The Hiiu Municipality invites citizens and guests to numerous concerts and events during the day. See the program at http://marina.kardla.ee/opening-of-kardla-marina-on-24th-of-may

Riho Rahuoja, the President of B7 2014

riho rahuojaDear islander of Baltic Seven Islands B7

Hiiumaa has taken over the B7 Chairmanship for 2014, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Network. This Chairmanship period is remarkable because we have such an outstanding past to base upon for the future. Hiiumaa has planned the agenda for this year according to the new B7 Strategy 2014-2020, focusing to the renewal of the cooperation as well as the strenghtening the political position among the organisations in Baltic Sea Region and EU.

It is very importand to to be visible in the EU political arena, but equally important is to be seen in our islands. We need, that our islanders recognise and value the benefits of the coopration. Alone we are island in the outscirts of our countries, together we are the centre of the Baltic Sea with the population more than 260 000 people.

We have many challenges in our way, one of them is to make our citizens more happy with the living environment of islands. Our strategy states: WORKING TOGETHER TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE. The B7 islands can offer an attractive living environment with a sustainable development. Connecting their people, professionals and businesses across borders, the B7 cooperation has contributed to put the islands more in control of their own destiny.

As a President of the B7, I wish you and our network a successful year of working.


B7 meeting at the Tallinn Embassy of Finland

ilovegof-logoBy the invitation of H.E. Ambassador Mr Aleksi Härkönen and former Prime Minister of Estonia and MEP, Mr Andres Tarand, B7 was invited to take part in the round table dedicated to the celebrations of the Year of the Finnish Gulf 2014 (gof2014). B7 Secretary, Reet Kokovkin presented the annual plan of the B7 Network that co-inside with the aim of the year. Two events, Opening of the Kärdla Marina in May 23-24, and Tourism Conference in November 26-28, are the focal points of B7 annual program.

In the meeting also participated members of the organising committee of yof2014: Ambassador Raul Mälk (MoFA), Kai Myberg (project manager for gof2014), Allan Gromov (MoE) and representatives of key NGOs incl B7 .

Read more in http://www.gof2014.fi/

President of Finland: Gulf of Finland is the shared responsibility of all stakeholder nations. Helsinki opened the international Gulf of Finland Year on 30th of January, an event dedicated to the improvement of the ecological state of the water body. Representatives from Estonia, Finland and Russia emphasized the need for joint action, noting that an approach focussing on concrete tasks should bring rewards in improving the situation. http://www.envir.ee/1204769

WHAT is the B7?

The B7 is a co-operation of the 7 largest islands in the Baltic Sea from 5 different countries that started in 1989. Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the cooperation, the B7 believes that as a co-operation they can influence developments for their common good.

The PARTNERS of the co-operation are Bornholm (Denmark), Gotland (Sweden), Hiiumaa (Estonia), Rügen (Germany), Saaremaa (Estonia), Åland (autonomous region of Finland), Öland (Sweden).


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