On 5 October, the opening session of the forum will be addressed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Krišjānis Kariņš; the Minister of Climate and Energy, Kaspars Melnis and various other dignitaries and officials.
On 4 October, ahead of the opening, the participants of the forum will hold themed workshops on subjects such as sustainable development in the Baltic Sea region, addressing climate challenges, a sustainable blue economy, strengthening of cooperation with Ukraine, the brain drain among young people, and political and civil society engagement.
Since 2010, the forum has been the most visible EUSBSR event involving officials from the countries of the region, experts, academics, the representatives of the central and local governments, businesses and NGOs in discussions on the topics of importance for the prosperity of the region with a view to jointly implementing projects relevant to the region.
Latvia is holding the presidency of the EUSBSR from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.
The event is organised jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, the Riga City Council, the Union of the Baltic Cities, and the Vision and Strategies Around the Baltic Sea (VASAB).
You can find a detailed program of the forum here.