Circular and sharing economy as an answer to demographic changes and environmental challenges in the Baltic Sea Region
This is the main topic of the 10th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region that will take place in Gdańsk on June 12-13, 2019.
The Forum will create the opportunity to participate in 18 thematic panels/workshops and Networking Village within three main thematic sessions:
- ‘Going circular – a pathway to well-being in the Baltic Sea Region’
- ‘Business-driven approach to circular economy in the Baltic Sea Region’
- ‘Demography and circularity in the Baltic Sea Region: interdependent or disconnected?’
The Forum will be hosted by the Pomorskie Region, together with the Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation (BSSSC) under the Norwegian chairmanship, in close cooperation with the European Commission, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland and other partners.
About 800 participants from governments, international organisations, NGOs, universities, local and regional administrations and businesses will gather to debate on trends and opportunities in the Baltic Sea Region.
More information on the official website
The Regional Council in Kalmar County (future Association on Municipalities in Kalmar County) has the pleasure to invite all Project Partners, Associated Partners and other relevant stakeholders to the CaSYPoT project final conference in Kalmar, Sweden on 13-14.05.2019.
Get to know project results, how the CaSYPoT survey and activities influenced the situation in partner municipalities and share good examples on how to improve youth participation!
More details, agenda and registration will follow in 2019.
Are you currently studying political or social sciences or have recently graduated?
Or are you a member of a political party or engaged in a Baltic Sea Region organisation?
Are you interested in regional cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region?
Are you ready to learn and discuss interesting topics, meet new people having similar interest from the region?
Then, you should take part in the “Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue 2018”, a seminar for students and young people dealing with Baltic Sea cooperation, from many EU countries but also Iceland, Norway, Russian Federation and even USA!
Apply by 31st October HERE!
The event will take place in Oeversee (Germany) between 16th and 21st November.
For more details: BSYDcall2018updated
Interreg South Baltic opened its 6th call for proposals.
Are you interested in developing projects in the field of green technologies, sustainable transport, skills development and cooperation capacity?
Then, you should have a look HERE!
Deadline: 18th December 2018, 4 p.m. CET.
ERRIN and Inova+ are supporting ESPON in organising a series of transnational outreach events across Europe between 2017-2019. Two events will take place in October in the Baltic area that may be of interest to you!
On October 2nd 2018 in Växjö, the seminar will examine Economic development in rural regions – new thinking and policies in finding and exploiting endogenous capacities (Visit the link https://www.espon.eu/vaxjo)
This seminar (in English) will examine the challenges of Kronoberg County and then call on rural development experts to outline recent thinking in stimulating rural economic development. Experts from Nordic countries will comment on the Swedish challenges and compare with their own challenges and thinking. ESPON projects on Shrinking rural regions in Europe, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in European Regions and Cities and the World in Europe (FDI flows) will also be presented.
On October 16th 2018 in Tallinn, the workshop will examine New challenges and thinking for spatial planning systems (Visit the following link: https://www.espon.eu/tallinn)
This workshop (English/Estonian) will examine current issues in the spatial planning systems using Estonia and other Nordic and EU countries as case studies.
The workshop will gather input from ESPON projects such as COMPASS – Comparative Analysis of Territorial Governance and Spatial Planning Systems in Europe, RESSI – Regional strategies for sustainable and inclusive territorial development, and SPIMA – Spatial Dynamics and Strategic Planning in Metropolitan Areas as well as a recent ESPON Policy Brief ‘Indicators for integrated territorial and urban development’.
Both events are free and open to all. They provide access to experts in their field and ESPON research and illustrate how this research can be of use to a wide set of policy makers, academics, spatial planners, regional development experts, politicians and those just interested in the topic. Interactive participation is encouraged and a final session concludes each event with recommendations for future policy.
Save the date ESPON Vaxjo 2nd Oct 2018
Save the date ESPON Tallinn 16th Oct
10 October, 09.00 – 12.00, at the Mission of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union (Boulevard du Regent 53 – 1000 BRUXELLES)
How do we improve the opportunities for young people in regions and cities across Europe, and what can be gained by doing so? Get inspiration (and lunch) at our side-event ”Regions and Cities for Youth”
Whether you are from a small rural village or a big city, local and regional authorities are often responsible for youth and the facilitation of their everyday lives. However, European regions and cities face several challenges regarding youth – such as demographic changes, the need for developing skills and the well-being of youth. What would you say is the biggest challenge for your city or region?
Join us at this side-event where we explore how the EU´s toolbox (e.g. Erasmus+ and the EU Solidarity Corps) can make your region/city more attractive for young people and thereby boost regional growth. This unique seminar brings together several participants, and thereby perspectives, from all over Europe: from North, West, East and South. Youth voices will be present throughout the conference and Novi Sad, the youth capital of 2019, will share their experiences on how they managed to win this prestigious title. Welcome!
Here You can find pdf: Side-event-Regions-and-cities-for-youth-Irma
Energy Transition in Baltic Sea Region is a one-day workshop, specifically designed for decision-makers and change agents that are working on regional development and are interested in understanding how to achieve sustainable energy transition in the Baltic Sea Region, by serving and using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in every day planning and concrete action.
The aim of this workshop is to help pave the way for increased cooperation and engagement between local and regional authorities as well as other relevant stakeholders, in their work towards the transition to a low-carbon economy in the Baltic Sea Region. We will also try to identify and find ways to overcome some of the challenges and obstacles these authorities encounter in this ambitious task.
The main target group for the workshop is regional politicians working with regional sustainable development issues as well as civil servants working in the field. Additionally, to have more diversity, we would like to invite youth representatives, as well as representatives of business and academia. We expect approximately 20 participants in the seminar. Member Regions and Municipalities of the CPMR Baltic Sea Commission and ERB are invited, together with experts on sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region countries.
Here you can find all the information you need:
SDG Seminar – Programme
SDG Seminar – background paper
Registration is open here. Deadline 24th September
The final Agenda of the conference is now available: Agenda
We wait for you in Kalmar on 18th-19th September. » Read more
Seventy young people (age 16 to 30) from Nordic and Baltic Sea countries met last 18-20 August on the Åland islands to discuss about the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. Youth took part in several workshops focusing on SDG 12- responsible consumption and production in an intercultural and inter-generation learning process. During this Summit, participants elected a Working Group that drafted a first ReGeneration 2030 Manifesto.
The Manifesto was introduced to the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC) Annual Conference in Marienhamn yesterday. It will be introduced also:
– by CBSS in its Committee of Senior Officials (19th September in Riga)
– by CBSS Expert Group on Sustainable Development (EGSD) on 27th September in Riga
– during the Democracy Festival Birstonas (7-9 September in Vilnius)
– in the BSSSC Youth Event and Annual Conference (9-12 September in Gdansk)
– in the Forum of Strategic Planning of Regions and Cities of Russia (22-23 October in St. Petersburg)
The Manifesto will also be presented to the ERB Executive Board at its meeting on Bornholm on 26 September 2018.
You can read the Manifesto here: Manifesto ReGeneration 2030 Summit 2018
For more information, you can contact Olga Zuin- Programme Coordinator Baltic 2030 Unit- at email@example.com
ReGeneration 2030- Today Tomorrow Together
The Regional Council in Kalmar County (Sweden), the Association of Polish Communes of Euroregion Baltic (Poland) and Umbrella project’s partnership would like to invite you to the two-day South Baltic Sea Conference:
“Bioeconomy – agricultural and fishery challenges for the future” in Kalmar, on 18th-19th September.
The conference is co-organized with the EUSBSR PA Bioeconomy- Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
Registration is now open at the following link: https://bit.ly/2wjkeuP
Don’t wait! Register as soon as possible not to miss this chance! » Read more