The panels and the speakers were very engaging and it was an informative event for over 170 participants from all South Baltic region countries. Among many panellists we had a great representation of Euroregion Baltic members, representing Kronoberg Region, Bornholm, ERB Youth Board and Kamlar Region, Pomorskie Region, Klaipeda Region Association and International Permanent Secretariat.
The Programme’s Virtual Annual Event 2020 is available now on our YouTube channel.
If you are interested in a specific part of the webinar, check its timeline, and start watching in a certain time.
Timeline of the webinar: • 1st panel discussion: 00:14:21 • Quiz: 1:13:33 • 2nd panel discussion: 1:25:27
The Baltic Sea is severely affected by general threats like biodiversity loss and climate change, and by specific local pressures such as eutrophication, overfishing, elevated levels of contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, and litter, in particular plastic waste. Concerned by the poor state of the Sea and its marine environment, EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius is organising a high-level conference on possible actions to redress the situation. Our Baltic conference will take place on 28 September 2020 in Palanga, Lithuania, on the shores of the Baltic Sea, organised by DG ENV.
Our Baltic will gather ministers, decision-makers, scientists and stakeholders from NGOs and industry in the region and across the EU to discuss the challenges faced by this sea. In line with the EU Biodiversity Strategy and the Zero Pollution ambition announced in the European Green Deal, the Conference will focus on how to reduce the pressure from fisheries and the input of pollutants, litter and contaminants, including pharmaceuticals. It aims to boost commitment to the existing goals for the area in EU legislation, and opens the way to further commitments and new actions to tackle these problems.
The event will combine a high-level Ministerial session and stakeholder discussions. Ministers for Environment, Agriculture and Fisheries from eight EU Member States in the region (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden) have been invited and are expected to sign a Ministerial Declaration at the Conference. A beach clean-up event will take place on the day preceding the Conference, on 27 September.
Link to the webstreaming: available on the day of the day of the Conference, 28 September
More info and registration form: https://ec.europa.eu/info/events/our-baltic-conference-Palanga-Lithuania_en
On 25-26 February 2020, the Umbrella project held its third cross border conference on Sustainable Tourism at the beautiful Hotel Saxkjøbing in Guldborgsund municipality, Denmark. More than 65 participants from Poland, Lithuania, Denmark, Sweden and Germany took part in the conference to discuss the latest trends of sustainable tourism in the Baltic Sea Region.
The conference offered an excellent overview of the objectives in the EU Baltic Sea Strategy – and how different regions and projects in the South Baltic Sea work within the frame of sustainable tourism.
We also had some fantastic workshops in the areas of;
1) Nature and Coastal Tourism,
2) Cultural heritage Tourism,
3) Food / Gastro Tourism,
and 4) Cycling Tourism, and we hope that these workshops have paved the ground for future projects and international cooperation.
A big thank you to the host of Guldborgsund Municipality for organising this event.
Guldborgsund Municipality, together with UMBRELLA Interreg South Baltic project partners is pleased to invite you to attend the 2-day cross-border conference with EUSBSR Tourism PA panel in Sakskøbing (DENMARK) on 25th – 26TH February 2020 (from lunch-to-lunch).
The objective of the cross-border conference is to bring various tourism stakeholders that show a common interest in international cooperation in the region of the Baltic Sea together. The conference offers an excellent opportunity to learn about future trends concerning the on-going discussions on sustainable tourism in the South Baltic Sea, extending your international network, and get inspiration for future international cooperation and projects.
Tuesday 25th February 2020 (12:00-17:00 & dinner)
Presentations and debate about future trends of sustainable tourism and the objectives in the EU Baltic Sea Strategy.
Wednesday 26th February 2020 (9:00-13:00)
Parallel workshops in the areas of:
· Cultural / Heritage Tourism
· Nature / Coastal Tourism
· Food / Gastro Tourism
· Specialised „Microactivity on cycling tourism” – The UMBRELLA project offers an opportunity for experts related to cycling tourism to develop ideas into potential projects. Please let us know specifically if you want to give a presentation about your project idea.
Conference participation is free of charge but there is a limited number of seats. Presentations will be held in English.
The conference is taking place at Hotel Saxkjøbing in the beautiful old town of Sakskøbing in Guldborgsund Municipality. There is easy access from Copenhagen airport by car or train taking approximately 2 hours or from Germany by ferry from Puttgarden or Rostock.
For international participants, the Umbrella project offers a possibility of funding opportunities towards travelling and accommodation expenses.
Hotel Saxkjøbing // Torvet 9, 4990 Sakskøbing, Denmark // https://hotel-saxkjobing.dk/ There is a limited number of rooms at a reduced conference price of 655 DKK for standard rooms and 855 DKK for standard plus rooms. Please contact Anna Topp Gustavsen: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UMBRELLA project:
The event is funded by Interreg SBP Umbrella project with project partners from the South Baltic region. Read about UMBRELLA // http://umbrellaproject.eu/
We invite all the stakeholders interested and working with the energy issues to join us on 25th October in Gdańsk.
Umbrella project, together with the EUSBSR PA ENERGY Coordinator and the Economic Development Department of the Pomorskie Marshall Office, will host a full-day expert conference where we will discuss the issues connected to the:
future trends in energy cooperation;
We invited guests and speakers from the South Baltic area: Lithuania, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Poland. Our conference will give you a unique opportunity to hear about the recent EUSBSR PA ENERGY projects, future plans and developments, learn from the success stories from successful transnational project consortiums working in the area of energy and endless opportunities for the networking and finding partners for your future cross-border activities.
If you would like to become one of the speakers during our event and present your thematic case-study or project idea – please contact BISER team, conference organisers: email@example.com
We will also share info on how can we help you within UMBRELLA project network to reach your goals, i.e. by providing expert knowledge, helping you with the project application etc.
Registration for the meeting will start soon, and we will inform you about this via our website and social media, so stay tuned!
We are pleased to inform you that the Mid-term conference will take place in Elblag on 4th of September 2019 (only for the Project Partners and Association Partners) as a joint event with the Warmia-Mazuria conference on the 5th of September.
We welcome all to join us for the conference on the 5th, please see the agenda below.
How are young people’s lives in 6 different municipalities of the Baltic Sea Region like? What are the similarities and differences and how can the data collected through the CaSYPoT project be used to inform further activities and youth strategies?
Young people from Klaipeda in Lithuania, Słupsk and Bartoszyce in Poland, Svetlogorsk and Gusev in Russia and Emmaboda in Sweden participated in the CaSYPoT survey, one of the most important surveys ever done on the youth situation in the Baltic Sea Region! A short summary of the results will be presented during CaSYPoT project’s final conference in Kalmar from 13-14.05.2019!!
The registration for the CaSYPoT final conference and the ERB Forum of Stakeholders on 13-14.05.2019 in Kalmar is finally OPEN!
For further information and travel advice, please contact Ms Zofia Makowska, Project Manager CaSYPoT!
The Regional Council in Kalmar County (future Association on Municipalities in Kalmar County) has the pleasure to invite all Project Partners, Associated Partners and other relevant stakeholders to the CaSYPoT project final conference in Kalmar, Sweden on 13-14.05.2019.
Get to know project results, how the CaSYPoT survey and activities influenced the situation in partner municipalities and share good examples on how to improve youth participation!
More details, agenda and registration will follow in 2019.
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.
Don’t wait! Register as soon as possible not to miss this chance! (more…)
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.