City of Helsinki participates to the new BSR Water Platform Project as the BEST project lead partner and a project partner of the former iWater project.
Helsinki and Turku continue to implement the Baltic Sea Challenge, their joint initiative launched 11 years ago, with a new five-year term and an updated joint action plan. Work for the sea continues in the cities' own activities and in the extensive partner network.
07.09.2018 Project BEST website has been launched
Explore the new website for finding detailed information on why industrial sewage can be a problem in municipal WWTPs and what is done in BEST to overcome these challenges in the Baltic Sea Region.
Phosphorus is a finite resource and its sustainable use and recovery are discussed in June in several international events.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden organise an international conference 'Managing complexity: Addressing societal security challenges in the Baltic Sea region’ on 11–12 June 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden.
19.04.2018 Clean beach cooperation continues!
Several beach cleaning events are organised in May 2018 within our common Clean beach banner in Helsinki, Turku, Tallinn and St. Petersburg. Additionally Baltic Sea Challenge and Clean Beach campaign invite Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC) member cities to organise their own events in other cities in the region.
Baltic Sea Challenge co-organises a roundtable on 22 March 2018 within the XIX International Environmental Forum "Baltic Sea Day" in St. Petersburg.
City of Helsinki coordinates a three-year international project that aims to improve the management of industrial wastewater in municipal treatment plants in five Baltic Sea countries.
IWAMA project aims at improving the resource efficiency of the wastewater management in the Baltic Sea Region, and considers an interactive knowledge sharing to be a vital component for effective lifelong learning and a successful awareness raising process.
These cities from four countries have successfully completed the first Baltic Sea City Accelerator, a new approach for innovative Baltic Sea Action and cleaning up the sea.