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Moving Conference on the move 11.05.2018

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As part of the NSB CoRe project the Senate Administration for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection of City of Berlin has organized a „Moving Conference“ from 9th to 16th May 2018 along the North Sea-Baltic Corridor from Berlin via Poznań, Łódź, Warsaw, Kaunas, Riga, Tallinn and Helsinki to Vaasa and Umeå. The conference will take place both in scheduled trains and in special trains.

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Helsinki Airport Rail Corridor Study published 09.05.2018

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NSB CoRe WP 4 case study on the Helsinki Airport Rail Corridor has been finalised. The study is a key spatial and economic investigation of the Helsinki capital region that aims to evaluate the spatial development potential and economic agglomeration benefits of a new direct railway link connecting Helsinki International Airport and Helsinki city centre. The study aims to provide a basic understanding of the potential this corridor axis may bring and the accessibility for the capital region. The study is linked to the integrated framework evaluation of connecting Helsinki and Finland by rail tunnel via Tallinn to mainland Europe.

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INVITATION: InterLog 2018 in Frankfurt (Oder) – conference & networking event on 30th of May 03.05.2018

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The trans-European transport corridor North Sea-Baltic has developed into an important driving force of cross-border economy in recent years. Political changes open international markets and lead to increase in transport volume along the corridor.

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Finalized: Second Round of the NSB CoRe Regional Workshops 18.04.2018

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Last months have been quite intense in the development of a spatial vision for the NSB CoRe corridor. The Vision is being elaborated by the VASAB Secretariat in order to enhance regional development, logistics and mobility. Previously we have let you know how the first rounds of workshops to elaborate SWOT analysis went, now we have concluded also the second round of regional workshops in Warsaw, Kaunas and Vaasa. Main focus of the workshops were regional benefits of improved accessibility along NSB CoRe corridor, setting future scope, identification of 2nd level networks as well as discussing needs to improve the corridor.

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Study on spatial structure and transport system in Baltics - report published 06.03.2018

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The report “Spatial structure and the transport system along Tallinn – Riga – Kaunas commuting growth corridor” presents proposals for a common vision of the main transport nodes and connections of the North Sea - Baltic corridor Baltics section with a focus on passenger transportation, but taking into account also the transportation of cargo. The proposals are developed on the basis of the planning documents related to the different levels of the Multilevel Transgovernance model: from the EU level to the national, regional and local levels, as well as in the Baltic Sea region.

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Invitation: Final regional workshop “Accessibility Needs Along and Beyond the Core Corridors” 23.02.2018

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On March 14 in Vaasa, Finland, VASAB Secretariat is organizing a regional workshop on accessibility needs along the North Sea-Baltic TEN-T corridor in the Northern Baltic Sea Region. The 6th and the final regional workshop of the project NSB CoRe is organized during the E12 Atlantica Transport final conference “A Borderless Future!”.

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Invitation: Regional Workshop on Accessibility Needs Along and Beyond the North Sea-Baltic Corridor 11.01.2018

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VASAB Secretariat is pleased to invite you to the regional workshop on accessibility needs along the North Sea-Baltic TEN-T corridor in the Baltic States and Poland that will take place on February 8, 2018 in Kaunas, Lithuania. The 5th regional workshop will place a special emphasis on accessibility needs along the NSB CoRe corridor in the Baltic States and Poland that can be addressed by spatial planning.

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Transport services benchmarking study was published 24.10.2017

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The objective of the study was to benchmark existing smart passenger transport concepts and service developments in urban nodes and along commuting growth corridors. This study is part of NSB CoRe project plan.

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Invitation: 4th Regional Workshop on Accessibility Needs Along and Beyond the North Sea-Baltic Corridor in Warsaw, Poland 10.10.2017

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VASAB Secretariat together with the Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences is pleased to invite you to the regional workshop on NSB CoRe project that will take place on November 14, 2017, in Warsaw, Poland. Workshop is organized as part of elaborating a joint spatial vision on regional development, logistics and mobility of the North Sea-Baltic corridor. This will be already the 4th regional workshop and special emphasis will be placed on accessibility needs along NSB CoRe corridor in Germany and Poland that can be addressed by spatial planning.

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WP3 Study on Helsinki West Harbour Data and Interfaces 16.06.2017

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The Helsinki West Harbour area and its surroundings called Jätkäsaari is an international transport hub and corridor as well as long-time development site of transport-related R&D and home of real-life mobility challenges. Intensive development of the area and growth in transport are challenging the transport system and services to enable smooth and efficient mo-bility of people and goods. The Helsinki West Harbour area and its surroundings is illustrated in Figure 1.

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3rd Regional Workshop on improved accessibility along the North Sea- Baltic Corridor held in Riga 09.05.2017

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The 3rd Regional Workshop of the NSB CoRe project on improved accessibility along the North Sea-Baltic Corridor took place in Riga on April 4, 2017. Local, regional and national authorities on spatial and transport planning were invited to join the discussion, and contribute towards identification of strengths, opportunities, main obstacles and risks, which should be addressed during elaboration of the joint spatial vision of the NSB CoRe corridor. The spatial vision is being developed by VASAB secretariat and will be one of the outputs of the NSB CoRe project.

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New Cost – Benefit Analysis for Rail Baltica and fresh NSB CoRe results presented in Rail Baltica Global Forum 02.05.2017

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“Rail Baltica Global Forum 2017 – Building a New Economic Corridor” took place on 24 April in Riga. The high-level conference was organized by “RB Rail AS”, a joint venture by the three Baltic States, with the support of the global project’s national implementing bodies – Rail Baltic Estonia, Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas and Rail Baltica statyba.

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Transport experts and spatial planners of the Baltic Sea Region meet in Riga 12.04.2017

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VASAB secretariat had the honour to host in Riga the 3rd NSB CoRe project partner meeting back-to-back with the 3rd Regional Workshop on improved accessibility along the North Sea-Baltic corridor, which took place on April 4-5, 2017. Since the project aims to improve the sustainable accessibility of the Eastern Baltic Sea Region to freight and passenger transport, the venue of the meeting provided a great opportunity to focus on the Rail Baltica project, which plays an essential role in the development of North Sea-Baltic corridor.

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Invitation: 3rd Regional Workshop on Improved Accessibility along North Sea-Baltic Corridor in Riga, Latvia 03.03.2017

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VASAB Secretariat as one of the project`s “North Sea-Baltic Connector of Regions” (NSB CoRe) project partner is pleased to invite You to join the Regional Workshop on Improved Accessibility along North Sea-Baltic Corridor in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Workshop is organized as part of elaborating a joint spatial vision on regional development, logistics and mobility of the North Sea-Baltic corridor (one of the outputs of NSB CoRe project).

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Second Regional Workshop on Better Connectivity with North Sea-Baltic Corridor 13.02.2017

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The 2nd regional workshop on Better Connectivity with North Sea-Baltic Corridor took place in Helsinki on January 18. This time the focus was on improvement of accessibility and opportunities in the northern part of NSB CoRe corridor (Sweden, Finland and Northern Estonia). Workshop is part of the elaboration process of joint transnational spatial vision on regional development, logistics and mobility of NSB CoRe corridor (the Vision).

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INTERMODAL SURVEY / North Sea Baltic Corridor 17.01.2017

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The topic of the Survey are the logistics requirements of Logistics Service Providers and their commitment to intermodal supply chains on the North Sea Baltic corridor. The target of this Survey is to receive relevant experts’ views on factors and trends influencing the freight transport in NSB Core area. It supports the relevant stakeholders (e.g. authorities) in developing the intermodal transport solutions within North Sea Baltic Corridor – detailed route of the corridor is shown on the map.

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Invitation: 2nd Regional Workshop on Better Connectivity with North Sea – Baltic Corridor in Helsinki, Finland 13.12.2016

As part of the NSB CoRe (North Sea – Baltic Connector of Regions) Interreg project a transnational spatial vision on regional development, logistics and mobility is being elaborated. Multiple regional workshops are organized across the corridor to discuss possibilities to improve connectivity with North Sea – Baltic TEN-T Core Network Corridor and represent perspectives of national, regional and local authorities in the project area in the spatial vision. First regional workshop for Swedish, Finnish and Estonian stakeholders (Northern thematic area) will take place on January 18, 2017 in Helsinki.

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First regional workshop on TEN-T North Sea-Baltic Corridor Improvements 04.10.2016

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As part of the second NSB CoRe partner meeting in Poznan, project partners and experts from Poland and Germany took part in the first out of six regional workshops on TEN-T North Sea Baltic Corridor Improvements that was organized by VASAB Secretariat. Workshop was organized as part of Work Package 4 “Spatial Planning for NSB CoRe Network Development”. Results will be used for elaborating joint transnational spatial vision on regional development, logistics and mobility.

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Workshop on TEN-T North Sea-Baltic Corridor improvements; Invitation 22.08.2016

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VASAB Secretariat is inviting You to join the first regional seminar on TEN-T North Sea-Baltic (NSB) Corridor improvements that is organized as part of elaborating a joint spatial vision on regional development, logistics and mobility of the North Sea-Baltic corridor.

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TEN-T Urban Nodes for the Regional Development; Presentations 07.04.2016

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NSB CoRe kick-off conference, joined by Scandria®2Act & TENTacle was organized in Helsinki, 7th of April 2016. Here you can find some presentations seen in the conference.

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Improving the accessibility of the Baltic Sea Region – NSB CoRe Kick-Off Conference in Helsinki 11.04.2016

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Three EU projects NSB CoRe, Scandria 2Act and TENTacle start their cooperation in order to develop the EU TEN-T Core Network Corridors intersecting the Baltic Sea Region. The kick-off conference for these three projects on April 7th at Kalastajatorppa in Helsinki is a gathering for about one hundred participants.

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