EU-BALTIC SEA REGION LEVEL

  • Strengthen cross-sector collaboration between state sectors in the HELCOM BSAP and EUSBSR.
  • Strengthen the inclusiveness of non-governmental stakeholder co-inquiry processes in the HELCOM BSAP and EUSBSR.
  • Pool investment funds in a BSR development programme to address common cross-sectoral issues.
  • Support transnational collaboration at the BSR level by pooling investment funds from national and regional ESIF / EAFRD Operational Programmes to address common water resource management issues identified in the HELCOM BSAP and EUSBSR (priority landscapes, catchments, river basins not meeting “good water status”, high flood risk areas, NVZ).

NATIONAL LEVEL

  • Strengthen joint planning initiatives between state institutions to coordinate programmes of measures (RDP, RBMP, and FRMP).
  • Diversify stakeholder co-inquiry processes in nutrient governance (RDP, RBMP, and FRMP) by including new sectors (food/ biomass production, flood protection, fisheries, recreation, etc.), ensuring adequate administrative support and specifying roles in decision-making.
  • Develop a coordinated approach to funding national programmes of measures (RDP, RBMP, and FRMP).
  • Earmark a share of the national/ regional RDP agri-environmental budget for RBMP, and FRMP river basin and catchment-based management priorities.
  • Incentivize testing and implementation of cooperative/ collective agro-environmental measures and water management measures by providing financial support to coordinators and bonus payments to participants.
  • Incentivize alternative approaches to funding of and other water management schemes and measures (e.g. water utilities, non-state actors).

LOCAL LEVEL

  • Diversify stakeholder co-inquiry processes in nutrient governance (RDP, RBMP, and FRMP) by including new sectors representing different local interests (food/ biomass production, flood protection, fisheries, recreation, etc.), ensuring adequate administrative support and specifying roles in decision-making.
ACRONYMS:
BSAP – Balitc Sea Action Plan;
BSR - -Baltic Sea Region;
EAFRD – European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development;
ESIF – European Structural & Investment Funds;
EUSBSR – European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region;
FRMP – Flood Risk Management Plan;
NVZ – Nitrate Vulnerable Zone;
RBMP – River Basin Management Plan;
RDP – Rural Development Programme;