Past successes and future challenges: summarising ERB 20th Anniversary

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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Save the date: August 18-20 “ReGeneration 2030 Summit”, Åland Islands

On August 18-20 the ReGeneration 2030 Summit is going to be held on the Åland Islands (Denmark).

The summit – organised and led by numerous organisations and partners in the Nordic and Baltic Sea Region – is designed as a meeting place meeting place where the youth discuss and propose solutions to reach the UN sustainable development goals. During the summit, youth will take the lead in discussions about the present and the future of the region exchanging knowledge and experience, reflecting and acting together.

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Casypot local and cross-border reports

The conference that took place in the City of Słupsk on December 11-13th CaSYPoT was the chance to present the CaSYPoT local and cross-border reports. The results of the surveys carried out among teenagers in the municipalities involved in the project have been analysed and compared by universities. Based on them joint knowledge-based youth strategy will be created in ERB as well as in the participating municipalities. It will allow addressing several youth problems in the South Baltic area. Additionally, more tools for maintaining the dialogue with youth and increasing their participation will be developed and tested.

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CaSYPoT project partners meeting in Słupsk, December 11-13th 2017

On December 11-13th CaSYPoT project partners met in the City of Słupsk. The conference saw the participation of delegates representing local and regional bodies, NGOs, universities, cultural associations from Poland, Sweden, Russia, Italy and Lithuania. Welcomed by Mr Robert Biedroń, Mayor of City of Słupsk, and Mr Per Ole Petersen, ERB Vice-President and Member of the Council of Regional Municipality of Bornholm (Denmark), participants gathered for the presentation of the cross-border comparative report and analyse its results as well as to evaluate further steps to take in order to address issues related to youth in the Baltic Sea Region.

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CaSYPoT survey results presented in Bartoszyce (9-10.11.2017)

On November 9-10, 2017 Agata Ludwiczak – Deputy Head of ERB International Permanent Secretariat – and Domenico Misurelli – IVY volunteer at ERB International Permanent Secretariat – accompanied by Marta Szuter visited 3 schools in the Bartoszyce (Zespół Szkół nr 1 im. Romualda Traugutta; Szkoła Podstawowa nr 8 z Ukraińskim Językiem Nauczania;Zespół Szkół Ponadgimnazjalnych nr 2 im. Elizy Orzeszkowej) with the aim of presenting the results of the surveys carried out over the last year in the frame of CaSYPoT project.

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November 29: “Empowering Youth for Europe” workshop at the Hanse-Office (Brussels)

On November 29, 2017, the Ministry for Labour, Social and Family Affairs and Integration of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the Hanse-Office will organize a workshop entitled “Empowering Youth for Europe – The Future Shape of EU Youth Policies and Funding”. Taking place in Brussels at the Hanse-Office (Avenue Palmerston 20, 1000), the event aims at identifying what improvements are needed and which further EU strategies and funding could be useful to prepare young people for their future.
Indeed, considering the proposed actions of the European Union Commission to increase the budget of Erasmus + until 2020 of 200 million euros, the setting up of a European Solidarity Corps and a revision of the European Youth strategy for the period beyond 2018,
participants will discuss with representatives of the EU institutions, the Member States, regions and municipalities as well as young people and stakeholders whether the current rules and proposed actions are sufficient to create the desired push.
For registering, please send an e-mail to events@hanse-office.de by 22nd November 2017 at the latest.

Klaipeda Youth Forum: discussing youth policy in the Klaipeda region

On November 3rd, 2017 IVY volunteers Domenico Misurelli and Ioana Onisora along with Zofia Makowska, Project Manager at the Regional Council in Kalmar Region, attended the first edition of the Klaipeda Youth Forum. Entitled “Breakthrough in youth policy: is it (un)necessary?”, the forum was held at the Lithuanian Sea Museum and saw the presence of a large number of young participants belonging to several organizations.

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