Registration is now open for the EUBSR Annual Forum Workshop "Unlocking the nutrient recycling potential in the Baltic Sea Region". The workshop takes place on 30 September 2020, 13:00–15:30 CET (14:00–16:30 EET) via Zoom.

Register for the workshop “Unlocking the nutrient recycling potential in the Baltic Sea Region”

This workshop, organised in the framework of the 11th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, will discuss the state-of-the-art in nutrient recycling within and across the two sectors, agriculture and municipal wastewater management. Find the detailed programme here and the workshop invitation in PDF-format here.

Please register by 21 September 2020.


When? 30 September 2020, 13:00–15:30 CET (14:00–16:30 EET)

Where? via Zoom

Why? The accumulation of nutrients in intensive livestock production areas and lack of sustainable solutions to recycle nutrients from wastewaters are critical issues to solve in order to scale up circular economy, mitigate climate change and reduce eutrophication in inland and marine waters in the Baltic Sea Region. Sustainable use and better lifecycle management of plant nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus are important elements of the revised EUSBSR Action Plan and upcoming HELCOM Regional Nutrient Recycling Strategy to be adopted by the Baltic Sea coastal area countries in 2021.

In this workshop, participants will have the chance to discuss priority issues and recommendations outlined by the two project platforms BSR WATER and SuMaNu as an input to the update of the post-2020 EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

In addition to a number of talks, the event includes work in thematic groups. The three groups will focus on the following topics:

  • Group A: Boosting the market for recycled fertilizer products
  • Group B: Cooperation towards sustainable phosphorus strategy in the BSR
  • Group C: Reducing pollutants in sewage sludge and ensuring the safety of recovered nutrients

For whom? Authorities, practitioners, researchers, innovators – everyone with an idea, challenge, responsibility or a question regarding nutrient recycling or products made with recycled nutrients and interest to develop and accelerate solutions on the international level.

By whom? The workshop is organised jointly by the two Interreg-funded platform. BSR WATER deals with nutrient recovery and recycling in wastewater management and sustainable water management overall in the municipal context, whereas SuMaNu focuses on sustainable manure and nutrient management and nutrient recycling in agriculture.

Contact: Agnieszka Ilola, Union of the Baltic Cities, Sustainable Cities Commission,,+358 44 500 2133
Kaj Granholm, Baltic Sea Action Group,, +358 46 85 09 208