“Right of Information access from the youth perspective” -7th March, Workshop in Elblag

The Agenda of our event is now available: Agenda SIA4Y- 6-7 March 2019

“Right of access to public information from the youth perspective” is a Workshop for young girls and boys between 18-25 years old. Organized by the Association of Polish Communes of Euroregion Baltic, this will be the first of a series of mirroring events in the frame of  the SIA4Y project- Strengthening civil society rights by information access for European youth.

This will be a good occasion for us to share and discuss the best practices we gained through projects like CaSYPoT and YCGN. But we will count also on the participation of Transparency International Lithuania, that will provide a session on participatory budgeting.

Don’t miss this opportunity!

If you are interested in participating, please contact Valentina Scandola at valentina.scandola@euroregionbaltic.eu
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Skåne Association of Local Authorities joins Euroregion Baltic

Over the last few years Euroregion Baltic has been constantly developing its activities as an important and active cooperation platform not only in the South Baltic area but in the wider Baltic Sea Region. These activities resulted not only in the improved visibility of the organisation but also started to deliver concrete results based on the involvement of ERB in several cross-border projects. This development momentum culminated in 2018 when on its 20th anniversary ERB has been approached by the Skåne Association of Local Authorities (Kommunförbundet Skåne – KFSK) to discuss a potential membership in the organisation.

Having concluded almost one year of concrete negotiations and fruitful meetings, in September 2018 the KFSK decided to apply for a membership in Euroregion Baltic. Following this request, the Executive Board of ERB decided to approve the KFSK membership and welcomed the Association as its new member effective starting from 1st January 2019.

The Skåne Association of Local Authorities (Kommunförbundet Skåne – KFSK) is a nonprofit organisation with the task of supporting and developing the local self-governance, protecting local interests, promoting collaboration between municipalities and assisting them in their activities. With all 33 municipalities in Skåne being members of the Association, KFSK works in important cooperation areas of energy and climate, environment and community planning, labour market and business, local authority management, education, public health and welfare as well as research, innovation and development.

The Association is also very active in cross-border cooperation, supporting their municipalities in international projects and directly joining some of them as an important and very experienced actor. This will undoubtedly provide a added value in ERB cooperation, opening the platform to new ideas and cooperation initiatives, especially in the area of green tech and sustainable development.

Save the date: 8-11 June 2019- Gdansk

The Baltic Youth Camp is a three-day festival open to all youth within the age group 18-29 years from one of the 11 countries in the Baltic Sea Region or from Iceland.

Why should you participate?

This festival is an occasion for youth representatives from the Baltic Sea Region to gather and explore friendship, cultural identity and politics through workshops, small seminars and social activities related to art, technology, human rights, ecology, sustainability and heritage and enjoy excursions, sports and music.

Learn more on our website: https://www.balticyouthcamp.org/ and follow the Facebook page @Baltic Youth Camp !

Registration will open in February! Stay tuned =)

Call for speakers_ SIA4Y project_ Europe for Citizens

The Association of Polish Communes of Euroregion Baltic, IPS, is currently part of Europe for Citizens project SIA4Y- Strengthening civil society rights by Information Access for European Youth (http://civicyouth.eu/2018/12/19/sia4y-project-kick-off-meeting-in-gdansk-european-debate/).

The project, led by the Polish Economic Society (Gdansk, Poland), foresees a series of mirroring events “Access to public information from the youth perspective” in each partner country (Poland, Estonia, Finnland and Belgium), and we’re about to start the organization of ours that will take place in Elblag (Poland), on 7th March 2019 (1-day event).

Our event will count 80-100 participants from our ERB network (Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania, and Poland) and from our SIA4Y partner countries, especially from Finnland and Estonia. We still have to define the details but I think that our target group will be mainly young people aging between 18 and 25 years old.

The main objective of the event will be to inform and train the participants in the use of the right of access to public information, including practical training on socially responsible relationships and participatory budgeting knowledge for youth. Our idea would be to dedicate half of the time on right of access, and the second part on participatory budgeting through a role game.

We are currently looking for speakers that would be able to give a significant contribution to our event, with experience in the topics described above, and used to work with youth.
If you are interested in participating as speaker, please contact Valentina Scandola at valentina.scandola@euroregionbaltic.eu

10th EUSBSR Annual Forum: Call for seminars

The organizers of the 10th EUSBSR Annual Forum- that will take place in Gdansk on 12-13 June 2019- invite strategic stakeholders to propose relevant seminars for the event.
Seminars are the core of the Forum, devolved to the exchange of angles, ideas and initiatives, and they are expected to relate to at least one of the three main themes of this year:

1. “Going circular- a pathway to well-being in the Baltic Sea Region”
2. “Business-driven approach to circular economy in the Baltic Sea Region”
3. “Demography and circularity in the Baltic Sea Region: interdependent or disconnected?”

Guidelines for staging a seminar are available here

Deadline for proposals submission: 15th February 2019 to 10thAnnualForum@pomorskie.eu

Vacancy at International Secretariat of Euroregion Baltic

Over the recent years Euroregion Baltic has been developing steadily as one of the important cross-border and international cooperation platforms in the Baltic Sea Region. Acting through its International Permanent Secretariat based in Elbląg, Poland, which has been the coordinating structure within Euroregion Baltic since 2004, the organisation has managed to become a more effective lobbying and knowledge-sharing platform. At the same time it has been constantly increasing its impact through implementation of international projects, most of them within the INTERREG South Baltic Programmme.

To continue on the path of constant development we are currently looking for a new Head of the International Permanent Secretariat who will be responsible for the strategic and day-to-day management of the organisation. This is a full-time position requiring excellent managerial, administrative and social skills, as well as a good deal of travelling, but offering exciting international work environment and attractive conditions. We are looking for a reliable, well-organised person who will be able to lead a small team of dedicated project managers and interns in an international working environment.

For more information about the requirements and application procedure, please read the official vacancy announcement.

The deadline for submissions is 20th January 2019.

In case of questions regarding the recruitment, please contact the ERB International Secretariat.

Save the date: 7th March “Right of access to public information” Workshop in Elbląg

Are you a young girl/ boy between 18-25 years old?

Would you like to know more about your right of access to public information?

Then our Youth Workshop is the right occasion for you to gain practical knowledge in this field, besides socially responsible relationships and participatory budgeting.

The workshop will be organized in the frame of SIA4Y project– Strengthening civil society rights by information access for European youth, led by the Polish Economic Society in Gdansk (PL).

If you are eager to know about our project and next activities, and if you would like to leave your comments, you can visit the website civicyouth.eu.

Stay tuned and save the date 7th March 2019!

The event venue will be Ratusz Staromiejski (Town hall)

Stary Rynek 25, Elbląg (PL).

N.B. Agenda and link for registration will be available in January.

Save the date: 12-13 June 2019 10th EUSBSR Annual Forum in Gdansk

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

Save the date: 13-14.05.2019 – CaSYPoT project final conference in Kalmar

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.

Save the date: 16-21/11- Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue

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

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