On 13 September, 2013, the members of the BSLF Enlarged Steering Committee met at the Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States in Stockholm for an overview of the BSLF activities and upcoming events. The meeting was chaired by Mikko Mäenpäe, President of the Finnish Confederation of Professionals (STTK), Chairman of the BSLF until 2014. Chair Mikko Mäenpäe welcomed the participants of the BSLF Enlarged Steering Committee with a short update on the current activities of the BSLF and a note on the possible engagement of BSLF in the framework of the Baltic Development Forum meeting and the CBSS summit in Turku, June 2014. On the discussion table was also the agenda for the BSLF Round Table meeting in Helsinki on 1 November, 2013, which will be hosted and chaired by Chair Mikko Mäenpää and will be focusing on the two priorities of mobility of labour and youth unemployment.
The Round Table is the annual open main event of the BSLF, involving a wide range of stakeholders from social partners and others. It focuses on one or a few main themes each year which will are defined in a work programme. The Round Table is aiming at raising awareness and visibility of topical issues within the BSLF remit, by adopting a joint resolution for dissemination to social partners and decision-makers. The focuses of the resolution will are also defined by the work programme. This year’s Annual Round Table meeting focused on two main subjects: Youth Employment and Mobility of Labour. Both subjects are of particular importance for the labour market development and consequently for the sustainable economic growth in the Baltic Sea Region.
Read the final resolution agreed in Hamburg:
Invitation and agenda: