Interreg South Baltic 2014-2020
Interreg South Baltic 2014-2020
Future trends in ENERGY and ELECTROMOBILITY in the South Baltic Region
Cross-border Conference with PA panel; 25th of October, 2019, Scandic Hotel, Gdansk, Poland.
Baltic Institute for Regional Affairs BISER together with UMBRELLA Interreg South Baltic project partners, take immense pleasure in inviting you to attend the Cross-border Conference with PA panel that will take place in Gdańsk (Poland) on 25th October 2019.
The main objective of this conference is to provide beneficiaries with relevant information in specific thematic areas for the preparation of future project applications. This will be a first occasion to investigate the possibility of creating new projects to submit for proposals in the South Baltic Programme or using other funding possibilities in the field of Energy and electromobility.
To be able to do that, the conference will provide you with relevant information concerning the on-going discussion on Energy topics in the South Baltic Sea, Energy & electromobility objectives in the EU Baltic Sea Strategy, to end up with the support you can get from Umbrella-project in the project application phase. Being the conference co-organized with the EUSBSR PA ENERGY Coordinator, participants will meet with experts in the frame of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. We will also propose a special „Microactivity” aiming experts related to the electromobility.
You can find the draft agenda of the conference below:
Registration is now open at the following link: https://forms.gle/TLwpBJzCbN1L15Rc6
Should you need further details, don’t hesitate to contact:
Europe for Citizens 2018-2019
Warmia-Mazury NGO International Cooperation Fund 2017
The main goal of LB-EME project was to identify concrete ways of involving young people from local communities in the region, to fulfil the EUSBSR objectives. Young people are the leaders of the future, those who can struggle for a better world. Balti Leaders were 6 young people between 16 and 25 years old representing the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodship. The aim of the project, ideated by ERB within the programme ‘European Integration and development of contact and cooperation between societies, was to increase the access to knowledge related to international cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region. This plan has been promoted in the Youth Leadership Council of Warmińsko- Mazurskie Voivodship Youth Council since April, until July 2017.
Two Erasmus + projects, submitted by ERB partners in Sweden and Denmark have just been approved: Youth 3.0 and Youth 4.0. They are two of the four ambitious projects submitted last April by a partnership of four organizations in Sweden, Denmark, Poland and Lithuania. The leadership is foreseen for Europe Direct Bornholm for Youth 3.0, and Kumulus for Youth 4.0, organizations both committed in the field of “Youth”. The partnership emerged naturally in the Euroregion Baltic cooperation, and in the frame of its Youth Board, represented by 8 young people from the South Baltic regions involved. It is from the latter that the idea to apply for Erasmus + emerged. More specifically, the project ideation is the result of an analysis of the problems that affect the “Youth” in the affiliated countries, namely high unemployment, early school drop-out, uncertainty about the future, fear of initiating one’s own business activity. In this frame, the role of NGOs is fundamental for a prompt response, but limited at the same time since they are chained in a “vicious circle”. Cities accuse NGOs for low commitment, impeding their unfold at the same time, reducing their financing. Thus, Youth 3.0 and 4.0 pretend to be a sort of redemption, whose aim is to provide high quality exchange experiences based on two packages: Young Digital Package and Volunteering Package.
The overall objective of the two complementary approved projects is to raise the level of competence of 24 pre-selected young leaders from the South Baltic Region (Poland, Lithuania, Sweden, Denmark). The project has the duration of one year, and activities will be effectively implemented from September 2017 to August 2018. The main idea is that the candidates are 6 from each participating country, aged 16-30, with strong enthusiasm, representing different groups and background environments, e.g. dance groups, young bands, street artists, board games fans etc. with some knowledge in youth entrepreneurship. The scope is to provide examples of “informal learning”, something that is not provided by traditional public education systems. These activities are often well-anchored but youngsters have no means- or they have fear- of formalizing/registering them. Through a constructed research on needs and opportunities, especially in small communities, Youth 3.0 and 4.0 will provide an answer to the necessities of young people searching for a tangible realization of their vocations. These projects are fully in line with the objectives of Erasmus + program, thus the 24 participants will take part in 5-days “study exchanges”, in Rønne (Denmark) and Kalmar (Sweden), aimed at stimulating critical thinking, cultural exchange, intercultural dialogue, development of one’s own attitudes and values.
Youth 3.0 will be turned to raise awareness of non-formal education and the practical aspects of using ICT technologies in daily work, allowing participants to gain knowledge in digital technologies by incubating leaders and bottom-up initiatives. Youth 4.0 will be dedicated to the Volunteering package and on the importance of experiencing participation in an organization/enterprise, an opportunity to develop personal skills, due to the dynamics of group work. Volunteering can be also a means to increase self-confidence, to know personal limits but also attitudes, to develop soft skills like tolerance, openness, respect for diversity, reliability, flexibility, etc. Creative methods of personal development are the added value of this project.
Final outputs of these experiences should be the launch of 20 small local initiatives conducted by the young participants and the construction of a cooperation network between youth communities in the Baltic sea, exploiting the resonance made by the reputation of the Erasmus + program.
The associations involved are Europe Direct Bornholm, an EU Information centre within the Regional Municipality of Bornholm (DK), whose aim is to spread information about EU, initiate debates and launch participatory activities at local level. Kumulus, as non-governmental organization sited in Kalmar County (Sweden), is specialized in “Youth in Action” (ERASMUS + and ESV). It counts on the collaboration of numerous volunteers and it has the purpose to increase young people’s opportunities for personal development through international experience. The two partner organizations from Poland and Lithuania will also have a lot to offer as regard youth topic. Kretinga’s “Round Table” (LT) is an umbrella organization that represents local youth (14-29 years old) in public authorities, and supports them in participating in policy making and active citizenship. Euroregion Baltic (ERB)- Poland- being a politically solid cooperation in the south-eastern Baltic Sea region, consists in eight regions of Denmark, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden. It can count on an efficient operational network that facilitates the promotion of political dialogue, local democracy, people-to-people contacts. It hosts the ERB Youth Board.
Interreg South Baltic 2007-2013
Interreg South Baltic 2014-2020
The “Connect Europe” project aims to engage citizens from 7 different European countries in a constructive dialogue about the future of Europe and to support the various EU agendas and values. The project is co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union and designed to increase transnational cooperation within the EU. This will be accomplished with local talks, national conferences, pan-European campaigns and a final event. Its duration will be 15 months starting on January 1st 2019 and closing on 30th June 2020. It is led by Nyt Europa from Denmark with the joint efforts of Aktiivinen Eurooppalainen Kansalainen Suomi Ry – AEKS (Finland), Democracy International e.V (Germany), Stichting Netwerk Democratie (Netherlands), Stowarzyszenie Gmin RP Euroregion Baltyk (Poland), Plataforma Portuguesa para os direitos das Mulheres (Portugal) and the European Civic Forum.
The European Social Fund has granted 8 million SEK for the project “Baltic Sea Labour Forum for Sustainable Working Life (BSLF-SWL)”. The overarching aim of the project is to improve working life conditions and life-long learning provisions, systems and policies for elderly in order to promote active ageing and employability.