The 5th EUSBSR Priority Area Secure Steering Group Meeting was held in Kraków 13 May 2016. The participants overviewed the progress achieved by the priority area flagships projects, discussed the issues of the institutionalisation of the Baltic Leadership Prorgamme, as well as considered the granting of flagship status to new projects.
The next Steering Group Meeting will be held back-to-back to the 7th Strategy Forum of the EUSBSR – Vision 2030, on 10 November 2016 in Stockholm.
The 5th Steering Group Meeting took place after the structured brainstorming Workshop on Enhanced Cooperation in the EUSBSR Policy Area Secure: ‘Identifying and Evaluating the Options’, organised within the framework of the EUSBSR PA Secure in partnership with the Polish Presidency in the Civil Protection Network for 33 participants. The workshop made an important contribution to identifying the most promising areas and forms of enhanced cooperation in PA Secure in order to build up common capacities and capabilities for societal security in the Baltic Sea Region. One of the results will be the development of new guidelines on how to implement this cooperation in practice, and how to establish the necessary mechanisms and practices.