Regions and Cities for Youth

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

Save the date: 27th September- one day workshop and networking event for Maritime Regions and Municipalities in the Baltic Sea Region.

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

 

ReGeneration 2030 approves its Manifesto

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 olga.zuin@cbss.org

ReGeneration 2030- Today Tomorrow Together

Save the date: 18th-19th September- “Bioeconomy – agricultural and fishery challenges for the future”

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

Vacancy at the Interreg South Baltic Programme

The Interreg South Baltic Programme is looking for a Junior Project Officer for a short-term replacement until 31st March 2019, with the possibility of extension.
Deadline for applications is 25 July 2018, 24:00 CET.

The interviews will be held on 6-7 August in Gdańsk or Warsaw (to be confirmed).

You can find the full announcement at the following link: https://southbaltic.eu/-/project-officer-apply-until-25-july

“Baltic 2030: Bumps on the Road- How the Baltic Sea States are performing on the SDGs ”

Are you interested in knowing how the CBSS Member States Countries are performing in matter of UN Sustainable Development Goals?
The Council of the Baltic Sea States and the Nordic Council of Ministers recently issued the report: “Baltic 2030: Bumps on the Road” that sheds light on the performance of 11 Countries in the Baltic Sea Region on 5 of the most critical Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). » Read more

“On the way of cooperation in the South Baltic Sea”

The Association of Polish Communes of Euroregion Baltic and the European Solidarity Centre would like to invite you to the first Umbrella project’s Awareness Raising Event in Gdansk, ECS, on 11th-12th June!

Let’s know more about UMBRELLA: 

Umbrella is a project financed by INTERREG South Baltic. Approved last November, it was officially launched on 14th-15th February and now it is in its initial phase. The project is framed in the priority axis V of the SBP: improve the cooperation capacity of local South Baltic area actors through participation in cross-border networks.

The overall objective of the project is to initiate a process of capacity building involving small municipalities, NGOs and other local/ regional organizations in order to transfer them knowledge and capacities, and to include them in the current cross-border cooperation networks.

Aggregation, spread of common European values and “South Baltic Identity” are the values that move our cross-border cooperation. Therefore, through this Awareness Raising Event we would like to help small local/ regional organizations enter the already existent networks of cross-border cooperation raising their awareness on (grant) opportunities in the South Baltic Region.

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New! UBC’s Bulletin: “Sharing the European Dream”

The new Union of the Baltic Cities’ Bulletin is now edited with important contents on immigrants’ integration. Europe is facing a huge refugee’s crisis nowadays and it is fundamental to undertake proper measures to welcome, provide support and integrate these people in our societies. Read more on-line and discover Cities’ stories and how they approach the reality when it comes to integration.

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