Åsa-Bjering-SchiønnemannÅsa Bjering is the new Executive Secretary of the Baltic Sea Commission of the CPMR.

In 2015 – 2016, the secretariat of the Baltic Sea Commission will be organised by Regions Västerbotten and Norrbotten, and for the first time in the history of the Baltic Sea Commission the Executive Secretary will be based in Brussels.

During the last 15 years, Åsa Bjering has worked to bring partners in the Baltic Sea Region together and gain political support for transnational projects in the region. She has a perfect understanding of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and has been part of initiating several projects that are now Flagships within the Strategy. Her profile and person combine personal experience as a leader from an NGO background where she has served as President of the National Association of Swedish Youth Organisations with the role of a productive and professional government official and Head of the Baltic Sea Unit at the Swedish Institute.

The Baltic Sea Commission has an important role to play as regional actor within the EUSBSR. During the coming two years, I will put emphasis on supporting the Working Groups of the Baltic Sea Commission to come up with joint positions and ground for cooperation. In order to strengthen our position we need to secure a more representative member base”, Åsa Bjering stated.

Åsa Bjering’s contact details are:

Mobile: +46 70 88 88 930,

Email: asa.bjering@crpm.org

Twitter: @asabjering

Skype: Åsa Bjering