Christmas Market at the Old Great Square

Feel the magical spirit of Christmas at the Old Great Square of Turku on four weekends before Christmas: 25–26 Nov, 2–3 Dec, 9–19 Dec, and 16–17 Dec 2017 at 11.00–17.00.

The Christmas Market offers lots of things to see and do for the whole family. The Old Great Square fills with high quality handicrafts, christmassy delicacies and various music, theatre and circus performances. And of course, there’s also Santa Claus and his family!

Turku Herring Market

Fish delicacies in many ways.

Turku Herring Market is a direct sales event of professional fishermen, and primary producers and other fish products manufacturing and marketing entrepreneurs. There will also be a limited number of other suitable theme sales and demonstrations.

The traditional herring market is kept every October on the riverfront in the heart of the city. In program there are for instance demonstrations in fish handling, making fish food and competitions.

Register to the Best Practices of Youth Guarantee Study Visit

The Best Practices of Youth Guarantee Study Visit will take place in Turku, Finland on 16-17 November 2017. It is meant for the UBC and Flagship S2W members who are working with the issues of youth guarantee, guidance and integration of the newly arrived refugees/immigrants. Registration is still open!
Participants of the study visit will learn the best practices of guidance and supporting young people in different phases of their lives and educational paths.

Prelimnary programme

Celebrating UBC’s 25 years in boosting cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region

The UBC has reached a mile point when turning 25 in 2016. During all these years, the organization has undergone a major shift to hold its strong position as a credible partner in the Baltic Sea Region and in Europe. The jubilee is a great occasion to remind of past achievements, but also to look far ahead. How could we shape the future?

At the Founding Conference in Gdańsk in September 1991 Anders Engström, the first UBC President, focused on the potential of the cities’ cooperation:

Liepāja School of Music and Arts is looking for international friends

Liepāja School of Music and Arts is looking for partners and perhaps good friends in future among our partner and UBC net cities and towns.

The school is very active, it has various bands and groups that do really great performances and are eager to get in touch with more international friends in the same field of music. For this time they particularly search the interested counterparts for their Junior big-band and also Boys Choir.