TENTacle http://tentacle.eu/ TENTacle is the new flagship project of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
The European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) is the first macro-regional strategy in Europe. It aims at reinforcing cooperation within this large region in order to face several challenges by working together as well as promoting a more balanced development in the area. The Strategy provides an integrated framework for improving the environmental condition of the sea, transport bottlenecks and energy interconnections as well as facilitating the development of competitive markets across borders and common networks for research and innovation.
The Strategy also promotes so called flagships in the Baltic Sea Region. These flagships are projects that have a macro-regional impact and start from joint initiatives involving partnership from different countries. They illustrate the work carried out under different policy areas and joint actions. During the last meeting of the National Coordinators, TENTacle was approved as latest flagship in the Policy Area Transport. With its headline ‘TENTacle – Capitalise on the core network corridors implementation for the prosperity, sustainable growth and territorial cohesion in the Baltic Sea Region’, the project and the EUSBSR are along the same lines.
“The project has the potential to open up the implementation of the TEN-T core network corridors in the Baltic Sea Region to a broader group of stakeholders and a wider geographical area”, says Peter Schenk, European Commission, DG Regio, having the overall responsibility for overseeing the EUSBSR. “This is in line with the overall ambition of the EUSBSR to strengthen ties and deepen the dialogue between different actors at all levels of governance through the development of joint projects/processes and the establishment of new networks and joint initiatives. We count on the project to deliver a sustainable impact and we welcome possible synergies and complementarities with other macro-regional transport projects in support of the implementation of both the TEN-T core network corridors and the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.”
TENTacle supports the EUSBSR key challenges of connecting the region and increasing prosperity. It further follows the idea of bringing together initiatives in different sectors as well as promoting cooperation between stakeholders in the Baltic Sea Region. “We intend to assist the EUSBSR Policy Area Transport decision-makers in exploring synergies between the TEN-T core network corridors and the Strategy”, says Wiktor Szydarowski from TENTacle’s Lead Partner Region Blekinge. “So far, the knowledge how these two policy instruments may strengthen each other is not existent. Our ultimate product we plan to deliver – the policy and action suggestions on how all Baltic Sea area territories, irrespective of the geographical location, may benefit from the prosperity, growth and cohesion impacts generated by the TEN-T core network corridors – shall significantly contribute to improved competence in transport planning and management both in the Baltic Sea countries and at the macroregional level.” The projects Scandria®2Act and NSB CoRe have been approved as flagships as well. Both are cooperating projects of TENTacle. All committed themselves to coordinate the implementation of their activities and aims. More information about the EUSBSR and its flagships can be found on http://www.balticsea-region-strategy.eu/action-plan.
TENTacle Gdynia Think Tank
Gdynia Maritime University www.am.gdynia.pl – Contact: Marek Grzybowski – 586901603
Institute of Logistics and Warehousing www.ilim.poznan.pl – Contact: dr inż. Stanisław Krzyżaniak, tel.: 61 850 49 27
Zakład Logistyki i Systemów Transportowych, Politechnika Warszawska, prof. dr hab. inż. Marianna Jacyna, tel.: 22 234 5855
Katedra Inżynierii Zarządzania Operacyjnego, Dr hab. inż. Marek Wirkus prof. nadzw PG, tel.: 58 3471524
TNOiK Oddział Gdańsk, Rafał Rolka, Tel/fax 58 3414511, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org