Pharmaceuticals in the Baltic Sea Environment

Registration deadline: 7 December

Pharmaceutical residues in the Baltic Sea are causing concern as the full impact for the marine environment is still unknown. Human and livestock excretion of drugs and metabolites following consumption, as well as disposal of unused pharmaceuticals, are pathways to the environment. Many pharmaceutical substances cannot be effectively removed by conventional waste water treatment.

Innovative ideas on how to prevent pharmaceutical substances to reach the Baltic environment and cause negative effects are needed, including technical and management solutions.

In this conference we bring together stakeholders for implementation with policy makers and funding instruments. The aim is to stimulate to good quality project ideas that can be developed and implemented in the Baltic Region within the coming years.

Thematic Focus Areas

The Policy Area ‘Hazards’ in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region in partnership with Helcom and Baltic Development Forum, BDF have the pleasure to cordially invite you to the conference and project development workshop ‘Pharmaceuticals in the Baltic Sea environment’.

If you have a project idea in one or several of the conference focus areas (see workshop description) and would like to present it at the conference you are welcome to contact us with your project proposal until 16th November 2015. Just send an email to, shortly describing the main aim of the project, planned partnership, expected results and what kind of support you seek in developing a high quality project proposal. Examples of project pitches.

The meeting is organized back to back with the 11th meeting of the EUSBSR PA ’Hazards’ Steering Group.



Policy Area Coordinator (PAC) Hazards
Ms Maxi Nachtigall
Technical Officer, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Swedish EPA
Mobile: +46 (0) 72 985 12 22


Helcom’s work on pharmaceuticals in the Baltic Sea
EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region Policy Area (PA) Hazards let by Swedish EPA 
EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea region