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 firstname.lastname@example.org
During the last month meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Interreg South Baltic Programme taking place on Bornholm, the Committee decided to approve 10 new projects for funding.
The following project were approved:
Specific Objective 2.1. Increased development of the South Baltic area’s natural and cultural heritage assets into sustainable tourist destinations
- ArcheoBalt – Laying fixed foundations for innovative Archeotourism – a new “green” Archeoroute in the Southern Baltic Sea Region
- SB WELL – Wellbeing Tourism for the South Baltic Region – Guidelines for best practices and Promotion
- SOUTH BALTIC MANORS – Valorisation of manors for tourism development in rural areas of the South Baltic area
Specific Objective 2.2. Increased use of green technologies in order to decrease the pollution discharges in the South Baltic area
- COASTAL Biogas – Cluster On Anaerobic digestion, environmental Services and NuTrients removAL
- WASTEMAN – Integrated Sustainable Waste Management Systems decreasing pollution discharges in the South Baltic area
Specific Objective 3. Improve the quality and environmental sustainability of transport services in the South Baltic area
- Connect2SmallPorts – South Baltic Small Ports as Gateways towards Integrated Sustainable European Transport System and Blue Growth by Smart Connectivity Solutions
- INCONE60 – Inland Blue Transport Connector E60
- PARKING GETS SMART – Improved & digitalised parking management as tool to foster green and multimodal transport in the South Baltic area
Specific Objective 4. Increase the share of skilled labour force working in blue and green economy sectors of the South Baltic area through joint cross-border actions
- BFA – BALTIC FOR ALL
- SB BRIDGE – building bridges for green-tech future
The resources from the European Regional Development Fund to be allocated to these projects amount to 15 066 852,69 EUR (19% of the Programme financial capacity).
The Monitoring Committee decided also to open the 6th call for proposals from 1 October until 18 December 2018 for the Specific Objectives: 2.2, 3, 4 and 5.
Please visit the Programme’s website for more detailed information about the results of the call.
On 22nd May 2017 the Interreg South Baltic Programme launched its 4th call for proposals with focus following specific objectives:
- Specific objective 2.2: “Increased use of green technologies in order to decrease the pollution discharges in the South Baltic area”
- Specific objective 3.1: “Improve the quality and environmental sustainability of transport services in the South Baltic area”
- Specific objective 4.1 “Increase the share of skilled labour force working in blue and green economy sectors of the South Baltic area through joint cross-border actions”
- Specific objective 5.1 “Improve the cooperation capacity of local South Baltic area actors through participation in cross-border networks.
Notice: The specific objective 2.1 „Increased development of the South Baltic area’s natural and cultural heritage assets into sustainable tourist destinations” will be open again during the 5th call which will be open between 13 November and 15 December 2017.
Interested applicants are invited to access the application documents here: https://southbaltic.eu/call-for-proposals
The call closes on 30th June 2017, 4 p.m. CET.
Applicants aiming at this call are invited to register for individual consultation meetings with the Joint Secretariat. The upcoming sessions are scheduled as follows:
31 May – 1 June in Karlskrona, Sweden
31 May – 1 June in Sorö, Denmark
23–24 May in Klaipeda, Lithuania
6-7 June in Szczecin, Poland
7-8 June at the Joint Secretariat in Gdansk
Interested applicants are requested to register for a meeting with the Joint Secretariat describing their idea through our online registration system: https://southbaltic.eu/individual-consultations
The 2nd seed money call for proposals of the Interreg South Baltic Programme 2014-2020 is open between 10th and 30th January 2017. » Read more