• Regional And Local Development

    Since the enlargement process to EU-25, the Baltic states have had to face ever more new challenges. The impact of globalization and europeanizing the economy offers especially the smaller states great opportunities for sustainable development, but meanwhile demand huge adaptation achievements from policies and the population. Up to now the policies of these challenges are not sufficiently just; the result is huge discrepancies in the internal development of the Baltic states. These problems have their roots mainly in the poor or wrong regulation of the authorities at different levels of the government. In-depth changes are necessary in the regional and local decision making processes in order to achieve greater transparency.

    For this reason the Foundation supports local authorities as well as local NGOs in identifying their present challenges and their attempts to overcome these. Furthermore, the Foundation would like to encourage involvement of the civil society, which is an important prerequisite for the building of a more durable regional and local capacity.