UBC works through commissions, working groups and networking

The backbone of UBC`s practical, goal-oriented work is carried out by the member cities through active cooperation in the thematic UBC Commissions. UBC has 7 working Commissions: Cultural Cities, Inclusive and Healthy Cities, Planning Cities, Safe Cities, Smart and Prospering Cities, Sustainable Cities, Youthful Cities.

 

The Commissions share best practices and tools and provide a network of experts for consultation and cooperation. Old and new member cities are encouraged to contact the commissions and join their activities. UBC commissions are encouraged to seek partnerships with other stakeholders and participate actively in implementing regional development strategies, especially the European Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

 

In addition to the Commissions, significant work is carried out in the UBC Working Group on Gender Equality, UBC Task Force on Youth Employment and Well-Being, and UBC Communications Network. The Gender Equality Working Group aims to ensure that gender equality perspective is mainstreamed into the work of all the commissions of UBC and the UBC member cities. The Task Force on Youth Employment and Well-Being aims to strengthen transnational cooperation between stakeholders in the Baltic Sea Region in the field of education and works in order to prevent early school leaving and develop new support methods for vulnerable groups of students/youth. The Communications Network aims to improve communication between UBC and its member cities, to share best practices and tools and to provide a network of experts for consultation and cooperation.