NEW BRIDGES -project has 11 partners from 7 BSR countries:

Union of the Baltic Cities Commission on Environment Secretariat (UBC EnvCom) - Lead partner

Nordregio –Nordic Centre for Spatial Development
(responsible for WP 3)
Petri Kahila
e-mail: petri.kahila(at)

ECAT-Lithuania –Environmental Centre for Administration and Technology
(responsible for WP 4)
Audrone Alijosiute
e-mail: audrone(at)

Regional Council of Southwest Finland (FIN)
Mikko Laaksonen
e-mail: mikko.laaksonen(at)

City of Turku (FIN)
Christina Hovi
e-mail: christina.hovi(at)

Free und Hanseatic city of Hamburg (DE)
Guido Sempell
e-mail: guido.sempell(at)

Region of Lower Silesia (Voivodeship) (PL)
Katarzyna Pisarek
e-mail: katarzyna.pisarek(at)

Municipality of Kaunas district (LT)
Asta Petreviciute
e-mail: asta.petreviciute(at)

Zemgale Planning region (LV)
Raitis Madžulis
e-mail: raitis.madzulis(at)

Örebro municipality (SWE)
Eva Järliden
e-mail: eva.jarliden(at)

Hiiumaa Co-operation Network (EST)
Annely Veevo

Associated partners

During the application phase the project received strong support from several authorities and organizations throughout the BSR. These actors submitted their letters of support to the project and will closely follow and cooperate with the project consortium now that the implementation starts.

These associated partners are:

  • Finnish Ministry of Environment
  • Latvian Ministry of Environment
  • Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication
  • Innenministerium des Landes Schleswig-Holstein
  • Baltic Sea States Sub-regional cooperation (BSSSC)
  • Baltic 21 (Senior Officials´Group)
  • City of Salo (Southwest Finland)
  • Kaliningrad Regional Duma
  • Urban Studies Network – Centre for Urban and Regional Studies and Department of Architechture. Helsinki University of Technology
  • Hafencity Universität, Hamburg Germany
  • Ludwigslust County Germany (former coordinator of ASAP project)
  • German Federal Office for Building and Regional planning

Also the Kärdla Town Municipality and Hiiumaa Cooperation Network have become associated partners to the project after its approval. They are closely working together with the Estonian project partner; the Hiiumaa County Government. Same way the associated partner city of Salo cooperates with the partner Regional Council of Southwest Finland.

Partners on Nordregio maps

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