Component 1 - Administration

The lead beneficiary is responsible for the cross-border project management and project coordination including financial management, project monitoring as well as preparation and submission of progress reports. Furthermore the organisation and moderation of project related events as general assemblies, steering group meetings, work groups, workshops, seminars, site visits and exhibitions will be supported.

A steering group will ensure a sufficient and satisfactory progress of the project. Furthermore the time and content related fulfilment of activities, results and outputs will be controlled by the respective component leader.

Component 2 - Communication and Dissemination

The interactive project website for internal and external audiences will be updated on a regular basis with news and activities of all project partners. Moreover the website will serve as information tool for project material and feature all deliverables and project documents.

Besides the regularly published newsletters and press releases the communication team members will present South Baltic Global Access at selected outstanding events completed by knowledge exchange and discussions with authority representatives and industry stakeholders.

Component 3 - Enabling regions to improve accessibility

Cross border market analysis will be conceptually designed and implemented to achieve better air transport networks and the improved access to coastal regions of the South Baltic. Therefore passenger potentials of the involved partner regions respective airports will be identified to understand the market requirements. The analysis shall refer to internal flight connections between the partner airports but shall also focus on external accessibility of the South Baltic Region as such.

The partner airports will approach airlines on the Routes Europe conference or communicate bi-laterally with airline representatives for promoting the joint results of the potential analysis on route development as well as regional accessibility and connectivity.

At the end of the joint approach in Autumn 2013 new flight connections serving the partner airports should be implemented or agreed upon with the airline to be implemented soon.

Component 4 - Cross-border development of air transport accessibility instruments

A common airline marketing strategy will be specified and implemented as pilot project at Rostock Airport. The success of the pilot project will be assessed after a half year, the marketing strategy consequently revised and – under consideration of specific local factors – implemented at the partner airports.

A cross-border analysis of PSO (Public Service Obligations) regulations will be made. The joint experiences shall lead to a PSO application guideline followed by an analysis of justification of PSO in comparison to regional economic impact at Palanga Airport, Szczecin Airport and the regions in the catchment area of the airports.

The sub-component "destination development" starts with the identification of partner region's attractions under consideration of best practise cases of other EU countries. The results and know-how shall enrich the destination marketing concept, which shall work as a guideline for the implementation of a jointly elaborated destination development concept for Destination Smaland and for the city of Klaipeda.


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Final General Assembly

27 – 28 March 2014, Rostock

Lead Beneficiary

Rostock Business and
Technology Development GmbH

Schweriner Str. 10/11
18069 Rostock – Germany

Phone + 49 (0) 381 37719-0