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Full Programme of the Forum

The actual Forum will take place 28.-29.9. In the table also the side events and other program is presented.

Times are in EET (unless indicated otherwise), click on each of the events to learn more

Download the programme as one-page PDF here

Monday, 26 September 2022
invitations only
Online webinar: “New spatial challenges in the Baltic Sea Region”
PA Spatial Planning
13:00-14:30 CET
Online webinar on children’s role in building resilient societies
PA Secure
Tuesday, 27 September 2022
Entire day
HELCOM premises, Helsinki
PA Safe workshop
Room: Venla
Seminar for Stakeholders from Finland
PA Education
Meeting location Kehruuhuone, Kristiinankatu 20, Lappeenranta, Meeting Room “Agatha”
Roundtable – Baltic Sea Region: Cultural relations in turbulent times
PA Culture
Room: Valtuustosali
Improved nutrient management in biogas production and utilization of new biomass sources for sustainable bioenergy
PA Nutri, John Nurminen Foundation
17:00 – 20:00
Get together, PAC walk, registering for the Forum
PAC Walk start: Original Sokos Hotel Lappee – destination: Kerhuuhuone restaurant
Wednesday, 28 September 2022
08:00-10:00 Arrival and registering at Lappeenranta city hall
Lappeenranta Hall
Opening plenary session
12:00-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:00 Parallel sessions (I)
New plans and visions for Seas, Oceans and Waters

Room: Valtuustosali
New (and persistent) Challenges for Societal Security

Room: City Theatre, big stage
Innovations for the digital and green transition and sustainable growth

Room: Lappeenranta Hall
15:00-16:00 Coffee and networking break
16:00-17:30 Parallel sessions (II)
Contribution of EUSBSR cities and regions to combating climate change

Room: Valtuustosali
Energy and connectivity of the region

Room: Lappeenranta Hall
Recovery after shocks

Room: City Theatre, big stage
Meeting Room Willimies, Lappeenranta City Hall
Participating stakeholders for a clean, productive and shared Baltic Sea, Baltic Sea Challenge
18:30 Busses to the evening reception from City Hall garage
19:00-21:00 Evening reception hosted by the City of Lappeenranta, Holiday Club
Thursday, 29 September 2022
09:00-09:10 First day summary
09:10-10:40 Funding EUSBSR: Shared experiences inspire to continue shaping the future of the region
10:40-11:00 Coffee and networking break
11:00-12:45 Closing plenary session
12:45-13:00 Closing address
13:00 Lunch
Room: Valtuustosali
Seminar: Involving citizens in urban development – recent learnings from Nordic cities
LUT University Lappeenranta
Room: Venla
Workshop: Sustainable oceans by governance and planning – dream or reality.
Baltic Sea prospective. PA Spatial Planning
Friday, 30 September 2022
LUT University, Lappeenranta
Workshop of future practices on citizen participation in Smart Cities
LUT University Lappeenranta

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