12.04.2016 to 15.04.2016

The Open Meeting of the UBC Youthful Cities Commission (YCC) will take place in Turku, Finland, on 12-15 April 2016. Its main topic will be the youth leisure time defined by YCC as one of the instruments that prevent social and economic exclusion.

"Being an active member of the UBC youthful cities commission ourselves, we are convinced that this meeting will create space for exchange of knowledge and foster further cooperation among the UBC cities" - Aleksi Randell, Mayor of Turku, says.

The Baltic Sea cities find refugees as a chance for future

“Feel free to steal good ideas”, said Jørgen Kristiansen, Deputy Mayor of Kristiansand (Norway) welcoming the participants of the Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC) conference on the refugee situation in the Baltic Sea cities held in Rostock on 15-16 March. The conference gathered together around 70 civil servants from the region.

The conference, organized by the City of Rostock and the UBC, aimed at sharing ideas and practical solutions on how to integrate the newcomers.

XII International Choir Festival MUNDUS CANTAT SOPOT

XII International Choir Festival MUNDUS CANTAT SOPOT
Place: Sopot

Date: 18-22 May 2016

Feel invited to come to Poland: get a taste of authentic revolution by learning about the origins of the birth of Solidarność. Come to the melting pot of cultures and ethnic groups, where the air of tolerance and the wealth built on trade made culture, science, and art flourish.
Come here and introduce a piece of your culture!        

UBC Task Force on Youth Employment and Well-Being report available!

Investing in youth is investing in our common future and well-being. The saying: the youth are our future is more than just a slogan.
The youth employment is a priority for the European Union, Member States and also for the regions and cities, which are in the forefront of confronting this acute societal problem - Per Bødker Andersen, President of UBC, says.

22.05.2016 to 25.05.2016

New Times – New Dynamics –seminar
Organiser: Planning Cities Commision
Date: May 22nd-25th 2016
Place: Söderhamn

08.03.2016 to 10.03.2016

Organiser Inclusive and Healthy Cities Commission
Place: Karlstad
Date: 8 –10 March 2016
A warm welcome to Karlstad! We hope we will have a fruitful meeting where we get the opportunity to get to know each other and know more about the activities related to the Commission's areas.
Below is a more detailed program for the days and further information about practical issues. Do not hesitate to contact me for further questions.
Sincerely Ann-Karin Bohl, business developer Karlstad


Members of the UBC Working Group on Gender Equality would like to invite all member cities to an open meeting of the Working Group which will be held on 14 March in conjunction with the UBC Conference "Impact of the European Refugees Crisis in the Cities of the Baltic Sea Region", Rostock, 14-16 March 2016. More info about the conference at: http://www.ubc.net/news,2,3525.html

The Working Group has been focusing on three main areas promoting gender equality:

- Gender impact on social and urban planning

Turku hosts European Maritime Day 2016

Turku will host the most significant maritime conference in Europe together with the European Commission and the Finnish State between 18 and 19 May 2016. The event will be held in Logomo. The European Maritime Day Conference (EMD) is expected to bring approximately a thousand experts and decision makers who work with maritime matters from all around Europe to Turku. The theme in Turku will be Investing in competitive Blue Growth – smart and sustainable solutions.

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