“Baltic Sea Region Cooperation during Challenging Times” is the topic of the 11th Baltic Sea Region Forum organized by Centrum Balticum. The event will take place on 14th May 2018 at Turku School of Economics and it will be an occasion to discuss about topics like digitalization and security.
For more details, please see the BSRForum_2018_programme
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Are you up for an exciting opportunity? The Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) invites you in the first AEBR Youth Forum on CBC Innovation Entrepreneurs that will take place in Drama, Greece and will be hosted by Drama Chamber of Commerce and Industry. If you are an open minded person, you enjoy socializing with other people and you are interested to participate in a Bootcamp on innovation in Border Areas, then you are strongly encouraged to apply. The organizers covers accommodation and meals and AEBR subsidies a maximum of 100 Euro for travel expenses. You can find the application form here 3_Application_Drama_June_2018 (1). For further information you can have a look in the following documents: 1_ANNOUNCEMENT AEBR and 2_PROGRAM2_ AEBR or you can contact Johanes Moisio, chair of the AEBR Task force External Borders: johannes. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Baltic University Programme, together with Hamburg University of applied Sciences and the Universitity of Applied Sciences Zittau/Gorliz are organizing a Student Conference that will take on 28th May to 1st of June 2018 in Zittau, Germany. The conference is hosted under BUP’s German presidency and the topic is “Innovation for Sustainable Development: Resource and Energy Efficiency in Production and Transportation”. The goal of the conference is to contribute in order to make participants learn and discuss about the role of technological and social innovations for sustainable development.
The target group of the course is Bachelor and Master Students from the Baltic Sea Region, especially with a technical background and at least of one year of experience, However, participants from other fields or disciplines are also welcomed. Deadline for the submission of application is the 20th of March 2018. You can find the application form here BUP Students Conference Application form 2018 . For further information please have a look to the attached documents. BUP SC 2018_Announcement_ letter and BUP_Students Conference_2018_Zittau Germany preliminary information.
The Allianssi Cruise is a 2 day programme conference which covers and debates varius current topics in youth work. It gathers about 1.400 youth work professionals (Finnish youth workers, researchers and policy makers) to a cruise boat in order to discuss, evaluate, innovate and develop their work towards the young people. The cruise also offers the possibility of deeper cooperation between partners and the development of new project ideas. Furthermore, perspectives to other European Topics, such as hate speech,youth participation social incucion etc, will be discussed during the workshops.
The event is organized by Allianssi, the national youth council of Finland, and will take place on 11th to 12th of April 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. Citizens from Germany, Austria, Croatia, Greece, Slovenia, Switzerland are eligible to participate. This project is financed by Erasmus+ progamme and the selected participants will receive a reimbursement for all the travell costs relevant with the participation in the course. For further information you can visit Allianssi`s website. http://www.alli.fi/english/
Uppsala (Sweden) is going to host the 16th Baltic Sea NGO Forum, an important occasion if your organization is an NGO wishing to gain new knowledge and to transfer it to the civil society. » Read more
An interesting year ahead for Interreg Baltic Sea Region. As underlined by Susanne Scherrer, Director of the Managing Authority/ Joint Secretariat, in the course of 2018 projects of the first call will deliver their main outputs, project platforms will pick up their work to maximise the effects of projects’ results and the vast majority of the Programme’s funds will be allocated to the third call project selection. From 5 October 2017 to 15 January 2018, Interreg Baltic Sea Region was accepting new project ideas for a more innovative, better accessible and sustainable Baltic Sea region in the third call for project applications. As many as 269 project idea forms have been submitted throughout this time period.
As for the Baltic Sea cooperation with Russia, the Financing Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Commission has successfully been concluded and signed. A total of EUR 8.8 million of EU and Russian funding is now available to enable full participation of Russian partners in our cooperation projects and thus closes the circle of countries bordering the Baltic Sea. According to the Financing Agreement, the European Commission allocated EUR 4.4 million from the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) to Interreg Baltic Sea Region for Russian beneficiaries. In parallel, Russia earmarked EUR 4.4 million for the Programme budget. The funding rate for Russian partners is up to 85%. All funds will be implemented based on the same set of Programme rules.
At the same time, the foundation of Transnational Cooperation funding after 2020 is being laid. The document is a good opportunity to take a look at the role that Interreg transnational programmes actually play in the context of the EU’s cohesion policy and at the added value of transnational cooperation from the Baltic Sea region and across Europe.
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On February 14-15 UMBRELLA kick-off meeting took place in the frame of the celebrations for ERB 20th Anniversary. UMBRELLA, within whom ERB plays the role of Lead Partner, aims at developing know-how capacities for small local and regional organisations in the South Baltic Programme area to initiate their active participation in the cross-border cooperation in daily activities.
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As CBSS aims at developing and fostering the concept of a belonging to the Baltic Sea Region through engagement, dialogue, people-to-people contacts, networks and multilevel governance, it has just released a call that put culture at the heart of Baltic Sea cooperation.
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On February 14-16, Euroregion Baltic celebrated its 20th Anniversary during a 3 days long series of meetings and conferences hosted by ERB International Permanent Secretariat in Elbląg. The celebration, which saw the participation of nearly 150 guests representing delegations from Russia, Poland, Sweden, Denmark and Lithuania, was a good opportunity to take stock of the situation, capitalise the results achieved over the last 20 years and lay the foundation for a fruitful future cooperation.
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In order to celebrate its 20th anniversary, on February 14-15, 2018 Euroregion Baltic is going to organize two days long series of meetings and officially launch SB YCGN and Umbrella. SB YCGN (South Baltic Youth Core Groups Network) project focuses on the cooperation of different actors, like local and regional authorities, universities, NGOs, etc. in the field of youth questions. youth participation in decision making on the local level and strengthen the capacities of local and regional actors in the South Baltic Programme area in youth policy and sustainable development. The project has the ambition to create a cross-border network with joint capacity building events, based on analysis and research of partner countries with following the international participatory campaign. UMBRELLA aims at developing know-how capacities for small local and regional organisations in the South Baltic Programme area to initiate their active participation in the cross-border cooperation in daily activities.
Both to be held at the Old Town Hall (ul. Stary Rynek 25, Elblag) on Wednesday 14th at 9.00, the kick-off meetings will see the participation of project and associated partners with the aim of discussing the overall objective, purposes, targets, results and activities to be carried out. To coordinate the meeting: Sebastian Magier – Project Coordinator and Valentina Scandola – Umbrella Project Manager; Małgorzata Samusjew – Project Coordinator and Marcin Zuchowski – SB YCGN Project Manager along with Agnieszka Limanòwka, Joint Secretariat’s Project Officer.
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