Centrum Balticum – Making the most of the Baltic Sea Region

Centrum Balticum Foundation is an active communicator of multisectoral development of the Baltic Sea region. Centrum Balticum acts as a catalyst for public debate and offers fora for dialogue.

We want to connect and build bridges between actors and issues. We work for facilitating regional cooperation and coordinating expertise. In 2019, Centrum Balticum is in charge of several communications projects placing Centrum Balticum in the core of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

Centrum Balticum also continues the work with Baltic Area Legal Studies BALEX, Protection Fund for the Archipelago Sea and The Baltic Sea Challenge network.

Environmental and economic pressure for cleaner shipping

Centrum Balticum Foundation is responsible for the communications of two major maritime projects ECOPRODIGI and CSHIPP.

Clean Shipping Project Platform, CSHIPP, brings together projects and organisations focused on enhancing clean shipping in the Baltic Sea region. The objective of CSHIPP is to increase the impact of and connect the dots between the several projects working for clean shipping. As the projects involved in the platform look at the shared topic of clean shipping from different angles, CSHIPP synthesises the projects’ results to provide a more holistic perspective in a concise and easily comprehensible format.

ECOPRODIGI addresses both the environmental and economic challenges by increasing eco-efficiency at all stages of the vessel lifecycle from design and building to the use, maintenance, stowage as well as conversion processes. In practice, ECOPRODIGI not only provides highly needed information about the key eco-inefficiencies of the industry but also concretely develops and pilots digital solutions to better measure, visualise and optimise the industry processes.

From communication to cooperation

Referred projects are good examples of Centrum Balticum’s key expertise. During the last decade, Centrum Balticum has conducted several projects that have gathered diverse and comprehensive group of partners to work for a common goal. Centrum Balticum’s main intent is to encourage, combine and support these stakeholders to achieve their goals and implement their strategies.

Centrum Balticum’s advocacy of Baltic Sea region collaboration involves the whole spectrum of communications from project planning and application processes within different sources of funding instruments to practical development of communication strategies, design and execution of communication platforms and contents.

Centrum Balticum Foundation is currently scouting for interesting initiatives to contribute. If your company, institution or organisation has a demand for expertise in Baltic Sea region related projects, events or communications, visit us at www.centrumbalticum.org



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