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.
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
The final Agenda of the conference is now available: Agenda
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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
We are very happy to announce that the Baltic Sea Tourism Center (BSTC) has now online presence at www.bstc.eu. The Baltic Sea Tourism Center is a permanent center of expertise for improved communication and cooperation in tourism in the Baltic Sea Region.
The website addresses the BSTC network as well as political decision makers, institutions, destination management organisations, other Interreg projects etc,on national and regional levels.
Apart from presenting information about the BSTC project itself, the website highlights the future BSTC’s core competencies – partnerships, insights, and skills. The BSTF as well as further events and the latest news will be updated regularly. The current website version will be filled with more content in the course of the next months.
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.
If you are an enthusiastic and open-minded person, interested in working in an international context, you should seize this opportunity!
The South Baltic Programme’s Joint Secretariat in Gdańsk (Poland) offers a long-term, temporary replacement employment contract for the vacancy of Project Officer (estimated replacement period till the end of 2019).
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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 cooperation. » Read more
If you are an enthusiastic and open-minded person, interested in working in an international organisation, you should seize this opportunity!
The Joint Secretariat of Interreg V-A Poland-Denmark-Germany-Lithuania-Sweden (South Baltic) Programme, on behalf of the Managing Authority (Ministry of Economic Development of Poland), is looking for a candidate to fill the JS position of the Head of Joint Secretariat. » Read more
The Mid-Term Conference “The Future of Sustainable Coastal Angling Tourism”, foreseen on 8th November 2017, is one-day meeting organized by the partners of CATCH project – Coastal Angling Tourism. The event, that will take place in Peenemünde (Germany), will be a good exchange occasion to discuss among good practices and benefits related to sustainable angling tourism. Networking with experts from research, practice and politics will be also a chance for a common marketing of the region.
More information will be published at this link catch-southbaltic.eu
Conference venue: www.halbinsel-peenemuende.de