Baltic Compass is an agriculture-environment partnership for a healthy Baltic Sea and competitive Baltic Sea regions.
The programme is expected to run between 2007-2013 with the aim of turning Baltic agriculture into a main contributor to a variety of ecological services in the region as well as to the emerging knowledge-based bio-economy. SEI is responsible for the further development of policy adaptation and governance.
Key focus areas include:
- Investments in environmental technologies
- Adaptation of policies and governance
- Good examples and best practice
- Spatial planning and risk management
- Cost-efficiency of actions
- East and west integration
SEI Tallinn leads the analysis on the role of River Basin Management Plans in the agricultural policy of selected EU countries.
Expected long-term results:
1. Reduced loss of nutrients (eutrophication) from agriculture to the Baltic Sea.
2. Stronger Baltic Sea Region partnership between agricultural and environmental interests.
3. Practical solutions supporting implementation of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan.
4. More cost-efficient policy actions and measures taken to reduce eutrophication.
5. Widening of perspectives – from pure nutrient issues to provision of ecosystem services.
6. Stronger integration between western and eastern countries – EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
7. Baltic Sea Region internationally exposed as a pilot region for innovative solutions in reducing eutrophication.
External website: www.balticcompass.org