Representatives for seven European entrepreneurial regions met in Helsinki for the final iEER project event in the middle of September 2022. The project was overall appreciated for furthering sustainable entrepreneurship. Experiences about innovation activities were shared.
Good business prospects for the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region to produce textiles by recycling - as stated in a recent BRIDGES project report. The strengths and weaknesses of a production of this kind, along with the possibilities of collaboration, were presented in a current report on value chain mapping in regional recycled textile processes.
Mr Otto Meri, Member of our Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Assembly has been elected to the CPMR Baltic Sea Commission Executive Committee (BSC) for a two-year period. CPMR stands for the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions. The BSC organisation had its annual General Assembly 2022 in Helsinki in late September.
The European Commission has chosen the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region to be one of the participating regions in the EU Mission Adaptation to Climate Change. This is one of five EU Missions altogether. They are a new way to deliver concrete solutions to some of our greatest challenges by 2030.
The EU Circular Cities and Regions Initiative is furthering the circular economy across European cities and regions. The European Commission has selected the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region to be one of the CCRI Pilot Regions. Finland wants to be one of the leaders in the circular economy transition, and Helsinki-Uusimaa plays in many ways a significant role in reaching this goal.
It is a great honour for us to organize the 27th CPMR Baltic Sea Commission General Assembly in Helsinki, Finland on 26-27 September 2022. The General Assembly is a key event for CPMR members to discuss various policy areas like transport, energy, climate, maritime issues and the impact of the invasion of Ukraine on Arctic cooperation.
According to current plans, the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T will cover the entire continent by 2050. New outlines for the network are being drawn right now, and the European Council and Parliament are processing a regulation proposal. According to the view of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, developing the network means strengthening the connectivity and competitiveness of our Region.
A new expert group on metropolitan climate challenge is being established in connection to METREX (The Network of European Metropolitan Regions and Areas) and it invites planners across Europe to cooperate on how metropolitan spatial planning can contribute to reaching climate targets.
The Helsinki-Uusimaa Region has applied to be one of the pioneers implementing both the EU Mission Adaptation to Climate Change and the EU Circular Cities & Regions Initiative with the focus on furthering circular systemic solutions.
In recent years, the population growth has pushed Finnish cities, as many other cities globally, to set ambitious housing targets. With the new opportunities available to improve the built environment, will buildings of the future still be remnants of the past?