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UMBRELLA project 2nd Awareness Raising Event in Denmark

On Europe Day, 9th May, UMBRELLA project held its second Awareness Raising Event. What better occasion to talk about EU opportunities for municipalities and educational institutions? These were the main focus groups of the conference that took place in Sorø, a small municipality located in the core of Region Zealand and perfect location to gather stakeholders from all the surroundings The host was Guldborgsund Municipality, represented by our Umbrella’s partners Anna Topp Gustavsen and Frede Danborg, and by the Mayor John Brædder, who spent some welcoming words to provide an overview of the region’s affairs and projects. Co-organizer of the event was CELF- Centre for Vocational Educational Lolland- Falster, represented by Claus Brandt Kristensen.

What was the scope of our Awareness Raising Event? Well, as you might know, Umbrella is committed to increase capacity among local actors in the South Baltic Sea and to do so, information stands at the basis of all our activities. After the first ARE, held in Gdansk in June 2018, many things happened but there’s always need to meet new people and improve the networking, covering all the regions where our partners are located.

Very good point in our ARE was the presentation conducted by “Greater Copenhagen EU Office”, represented by Jesper Blaabjerg Holm who talked about EU funding opportunities, with some hints for the future programming period 2021-2027.

The afternoon session was marked by three parallel workshops on:

  • Renewable Energy, with focus on biomass and biogas thanks to the participation of the Energy Agency for the southeast Sweden and Gate 21 (DK)
  • Cultural Cooperation, that gathered a group from cultural centres and museums that came up with ideas for further cooperation
  • Educational cooperation, moderated by CELF representatives.

Please see all the presentations below:

We hope that the numerous occasions of networking during this day laid the basis for further collaboration and that participants will feel inspired to follow our next events and activities in fall!

A Youth Exchange entitled “Youth 3.0”, organized by Europe Direct Bornholm in partnership with the Association of Polish Communes at Euroregion Baltic, Kumulus and the Association of non-governmental youth organization of Kretinga district ‘Round Table’, will take place in Rønne (Bornholm) – Denmark on 14-20 January involving 30 participants from Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, Lithuania.

The Youth Exchange aims at raising awareness of non-formal education and the practical aspects using ICT technologies in daily work by youth workers, youth leaders and youth groups working for peer groups and local communities. During the exchange, every participant will have the opportunity to acquire as well as improve several skills such as: the ability to work in a team; the ability to work under stress; the ability to negotiate; the ability to command a group; the ability to speak in public.

At the end of the exchange, during which all travel expenses as well costs for food and accommodation are fully covered, every participant will receive a YouthPass which is a pan-European document to validate the competencies acquired during experiences abroad.

If you’re a Polish living in Pomorskie or Warmińsko-Mazurskie, a Russian citizen living in Kaliningrad Region, Lithuanian living in the Klaipeda Region aged 16-30 years old, please send an e-mail to Ms. Agata Ludwiczak: agata.ludwiczak@euroregionbaltic.eu for more details.

The content of this website is the sole responsibility of the author and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union, the Managing Authority or the Joint Secretariat of the South Baltic Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020. The project UMBRELLA is partly financed from the Interreg South Baltic Programme 2014-2020 through the European Regional Development Fund.