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East-West Window (EastWest Window)
Start date: Apr 30, 2007, End date: Oct 30, 2008 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The main aim of the East West Window project was to accelerate the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) development through better connecting of the existing potentials within the Region. Achievements: * Assessment of unused innovation potential in NW Russia and recommendations on policy improvements for innovations in NW Russia from the BSR perspective; * Identification of spatial problems generated by innovation and in/out sourcing in NW Russia and assessment of their potential for the BSR integration; * Assessment of accessibility and trade flow perspective of NW Russia; * Policy recommendations on contribution of NW Russia to the joint efforts to improve connectivity and accessibility of the BSR; * Recommendations for improvement of the transnational planning methodologies in the field of transport and ICT development in the BSR; * Assessment of legal framework for co-operation of NW Russia in transnational sea use planning and ICZM; * Sea use register in Russia with relevant maps/GIS application; * Policy recommendations on legislative changes leading to involvement of Russian institutions in the management system for sea use planning and ICZM at the BSR level; * Recommendations on upgrading the instruments and tools for transnational sea use planning and ICZM accumulated at the BSR level based on the completed pilot activities; * Proposals for future investments in NW Russia in the fields of knowledge-based economy, transport and ICT; * Acknowledgment of the results at the political level (e.g. Northern Dimension, BDF, Baltic 21, VASAB, CBSS summits); * Institutional framework for co-operation with other BSR countries in the transnational sea use planning and ICZM.
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  • 2000 - 2006 Baltic Sea Region
  • Project on KEEP Platform
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