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Thank you and welcome back

Thank you to all participants in Baltic Sea World Heritage Summit in Karlskrona 2019 and welcome back next year!



”We are stronger together”

”After the previous conferences a lot of joint projects have been started. I think it is extremely important that we come together, share experiences and establish contacts. Above all it is important to keep these contacts when you get home. I am convinced that we are stronger together.”

Sandra Bizzozero
Mayor of the executive committee,
Municipality of Karlskrona

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The Baltic Sea World Heritage Summit 2019

  • Fredrik Reinfeldt: ”An example of another way of solving the challenges”

    Former Prime Minister of Sweden, Fredrik Reinfeldt, stresses the importance of cooperation in a time where nationalism is one of the main trends in the world:
    – The Baltic Sea region stands as an example of another way of solving the challenges for mankind.

    Fredrik Reinfeldt has spent several decades in national and international politics. He was Prime Minister of Sweden for eight years and was one of the key note speakers at the conferences of 2019.

    – I think that these conferences are challenging the main trend of the world, namely nationalism and the more aggressive kind of nationalism where you put your own country first, often in conflict with others, Reinfeldt says.

    – We can see geopolitical tension spreading in the areas of trade and migration. Even the freedom of movement is very often challenged when you accept this way of thinking. I have always thought that the Baltic Sea region stands as an example of another way of solving these challenges for mankind where we are closer together, solving things together, meeting each other in trade and business, and also with non-governmental organisations of different kinds, Fredrik Reinfeldt says.

  • ”The environment doesn’t have any borders”

    Matilda Jarbin is sustainability manager at Giab, an organisation that is building partnerships which play a huge role towards the transition to a more circular economy.

    – The environment doesn’t have any borders. These issues are global, and we have to work together on a global scale. Of course it’s very important that we do the same things in Sweden, Poland and all the other Baltic Sea countries. We can’t reach the sustainability goals and we can’t fix the climate change by ourselves. We have to do it together.

  • A lot to learn from history

    What can we learn from history when it comes to cooperation and trade around the Baltic Sea?
    A great deal, says historian Åsa Trulsson, one of the speakers at the conferences in 2019.

    – You think about history and 1 000 years being a very long time. 1 000 years in this segment is actually nothing at all. We tend to believe that people change a lot, but many of the core values from the past are very similar to what we today would call modern notions. We are much more similar to the people that use to live in this region than we think. This area has historically been an area where people have traded a lot and we have a joint history. The waterways have been so important that what we think of today as different countries is actually a close area of trade, commerce and exchange of culture and collaboration.


Who is this meeting for?

Baltic Sea World Heritage Summit aims at gathering representatives from all coastal World Heritage sites around the Baltic Sea. The participants are World Heritage Coordinators, officials and politicians from the municipalities or regions, representatives from other organizations or businesses involved in the world heritages and representatives from the tourism industry.

If you are a leading representative from any stakeholder och business involved in the coastal world heritage sites in the Baltic Sea region, this summit is for you.

Please note that there is a limited number of available tickets for the summit.

Preliminary Agenda

We create the agenda together with you. That is why we have added “You own the Agenda”, with time for you to lead the conference or talk about the work done in your World Heritage.

Project Management

Baltic Sea World Heritage Summit has been created within the framework of the Interreg South Baltic project DUNC - Development of UNESCO Natural & Cultural assets. The summit and DUNC are created by a team led by project manager Niklas Carlsson.

If you have any questions regarding the summit, please contact the project manager:

Phone: +46 455 32 15 24