BSPC President Carola Veit took part at the 15th Conference of the Parliaments of the Southern Baltic Sea Region in Szczecin West Pomeranian region. In her speech, she underscored that it is of crucial importance to promote areas of common interest, to bundle forces and to intensify the exchange of opinions on political and on working level. She appreciated very much that the BSPC was enclosed in the work of the Parliamentary Forum Southern Baltic Sea.
The overall theme of the Forum “Cultural Routes” and the Resolution would fit well into the session of the 26th BSPC 3-5 September 2017 on “Sustainable Tourism”. She invited therefore the President of the Forum and President of the Seijmik Zachodniopomorskie Teresa Kalina to give a speech at the Annual Conference of the BSPC in Hamburg.
Culture and tourism combine the past and the present in a very coherent way. The main questions for Carola Veit were: how can we impart to the future generations our common cultural heritage? And how can we use it also to further develop our regions, to preserve the past, to adapt it to the present and to make it accessible to future generations?
Cultural routes are on the one hand able to build bridges between countries, and are on the other hand able to contribute to a positive development of the tourism sector, she pointed out.
Carola Veit appreciated very much, that the Parliamentary Forum Southern Baltic Sea was incorporating young people and the results of their discussions in its work. She informed the participants about the results of the BSPC Working Group on Sustainable Tourism and how the Working Group included young people from the Baltic Sea Region in its discussions and decision making process.