Panel Session
Innovative, Accessible and Sustainable Baltic Sea Region: Russia-EU Macro-Regional Cooperation Stakeholders


The session is organized by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation in close cooperation with the Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat of the INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020 to share experience between stakeholders, Russian project partners from the second call, on their implementation results of the first project activity stage within the three Programme priorities:
- Priority 1: Capacity for Innovation – research and innovation infrastructure, smart specialisation strategies.
- Priority 2: Efficient Management of Natural Resources – renewable energy, energy efficiency and clear waters.
- Priority 3: Sustainable Transport – accessibility of distant areas, maritime safety, environmental-friendly shipping and urban mobility.
The results of the Third Call, selected projects and project platforms featuring Russian stakeholders will be presented.

Organizers: Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Russian National Sub-Committee of the INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat, Committee for External Relations of St. Petersburg, EUSBSR Horizontal Action Neighbours, ICSER Leontief Centre

Attention! This module displays only registered moderators and speakers. Download the full version of the Concept: Concept

Any registered Forum participant can leave proposals for inclusion in draft Forum recommendations (upper right button Proposal).


Lieske Ronald, Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme. Team Leader Programme Unit

Golovko Margarita, Ministry of Finance of Estonia. Head of European Territorial Cooperation Unit

Welcome Address

Nova Sondag Elea, Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme. Project Officer

Interreg Baltic Sea Region – State of play: Russian partners in joint projects and new calls

Akhutina Daria, Council of the Baltic Sea States. Senior Advisor on Economic Issues and Science

Council of the Baltic Sea States

Balanev Maxim, St. Petersburg Foundation for SME Development. Executive director

Innovative Business Transfer Models for SMEs in the Baltic Sea Region

Kuzko Maria, Non-commercial partnership "European-Russian Innovation Partnership". Executive Director Non-commercial Partnership "European-Russian Innopartnership"

Speeding up Copernicus Innovation for the BSR Environment and Security (BalticSatApps)

Kashin Andrey, Committee on IT and Communications of St. Petersburg. Head of Infrastructure Technologies and Development of Integration Systems Department

Speeding up Copernicus Innovation for the BSR Environment and Security (BalticSatApps)

Pitirimov Nikolai, International Consortium "Saint-Petersburg Cleantech Cluster for Urban Environment". Member of Board of Directors of international consortium ”Saint-Petersburg Cleantech Cluster for urban environment”

Improving smart specialisation implementation of the Baltic Sea Region through orchestrating innovation hubs (SMART-UP BSR)

Nurulin Yury, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University. Professor

Baltic Smart City Areas for the 21st Century

Kobyz Kristina, Pskov City Administration. Chairwoman of the Committee for Cross-Border Cooperation and Tourism

Multimodal Cities. Transition to Urban Sustainable Transport Systems »Cross-Border Cooperation Program" Baltic Sea Region 2014-2020 "

Goleva Natalia, State Committee of the Pskov Region for Economic Development and Investment Policy. Head of the External Economic Relations Department

Participation of the Pskov region in the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme

Petrov Pavel, Karelian Research Centre of RAS. Head of the Department for International cooperation

Baltic Sea Underground Innovation Network (BSUIN)

Yushko Anton, Russian Geographical Society, Leningrad Region Department. Chairman of Committee eco-efficient tourism

Ruskeala Mountain Park: from the “Mystery of the Depth” to the “Horizons of Development”

Lohikoski Mikko, City of Turku. Senior Adviser to the Mayor

Linkaits Talis, VASAB. Head of Secretariat


If you want to leave proposals for inclusion in draft recommendations, fill in the fields below.


Karelina Irina ICSER Leontief Centre. Director-General
Kolosova Elena Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme. Project Officer


XVII All-Russia Forum of Strategic Planning Leaders ©