Kõigi osalejate tervist ja heaolu silmas pidades kohtusid Kolme mere riigipead aastal 2020 üle digisilla. Eestist juhitud sündmusel arutati algatuse visiooni ja tuleviku üle. Lisaks presidentide ülesastumisele keskenduti videokonverentsil riikide üleste taristuprojektide rahastamisele ning nutikale energia ja transpordisektori digitaliseerimisele.

Esmaspäev, oktoober 19

14:15-14:30 (EEST)


Opening words by moderator Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator at Financial Times.

Presidents’ virtual panel

In this session, presidents of Three Seas countries will be answering one common question regarding the importance of the Three Seas Initiative to every individual country.

In addition, there will be country-specific issues tackled, for example about what the Baltic, Adriatic and Black Sea regions can gain from the initiative and how the initiative strengthens Europe.



Three Seas high-level discussion

We have come a long way in five years, and the Three Seas Initiative is now bearing fruit: cooperation is not only taking place at the level of heads of state, but also at the governmental level; eight countries have already joined or are in the process of joining the Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund (3SIIF) created last year; and Estonia has devised a vision of how to digitalise the region’s transport and energy infrastructure and to create a platform for economic growth driven by innovation.

How do we move forward? What are the key challenges facing the initiative in its fifth year? What does it seek to accomplish in the year ahead, and beyond?



Virtual press conference

Virtual press conference and welcoming the next host of the Three Seas Summit in 2021.



Smart money

Considerably higher economic growth than the EU average and smart connectivity ambition backed by the political will of the Three Seas countries are creating a perfect moment for smart money to flow into the region.

The Three Seas Initiative has already inspired the birth of a new fund: the Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund (3SIIF). This is a 'lighthouse' project for the region and will focus on energy, transport and digital infrastructure. The fund has already generated serious interest among institutional investors like the EIB and DFC.

What are the biggest challenges and opportunities for impactful cross-border projects? And how can we accomplish more in the near future despite the post-corona economic outlook?

The panel will be moderated by Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.

- Opening statement

Opening statement by the moderator of this panel, Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.

- Overview of the 3SIIF: aims, recent developments and future perspectives  


  • Beata Daszynska-Muzyczka President of the Polish State Development Bank (BGK) and Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of the 3SIIF

- Keynote: 3SIIF – operational basis, current status and fund’s activities and practical value 

Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund – operational basis, current status and fund’s activities and practical value.

- Panel discussion (ministerial level)

Moderated live panel discussion with ministerial level representatives from countries that have shown considerable commitment to the 3SIIF: Poland, Romania, Latvia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Slovenia, Croatia and Estonia.

The discussion will be moderated by Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.

Defending Democracy and Connectivity in the Cyber Sphere

Fireside chat between U.S. Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach, and Undersecretary for Political Affairs of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Rein Tammsaar.

Smart Connectivity

The Three Seas region is facing a series of interconnected challenges in relation to the expansion of digitalisation to improve the competitiveness of the region and reduce its carbon footprint.

The overall vision of Smart Connectivity is to expand digital components across key infrastructure, which will in turn support new business models and technologies, such as real-time economy management, a renewable friendly smart grid, smart logistics and traffic management. It is about making investments in energy and transport future-proof.

Estonia will be showcasing Smart Connectivity vision and the extensive digital experience it involves.

- Keynote: Smart Connectivity: Driving digitalization in the Three Seas region

- Introduction to Smart Connectivity concept by Estonia

Short overview of the Smart Connectivity concept developed by Estonia as the main focus area of the Three Seas Virtual Summit and Web Forum.


- Expert panel

The panel discussion will focus on the benefits of Smart Connectivity and how to implement it.

Key takeaways, wrap-up


Kolme mere virtuaalsel tippkohtumisel ja veebifoorumil Tallinnas kirjutame algatusele üheskoos uue peatüki – peatüki, kus nutikad investeeringud Kolme mere piirkonna taristusse kindlustavad meie liidrirolli Euroopa majanduse kasvatamisel.
Kersti Kaljulaid Eesti Vabariigi president