Last year SIWI Swedish Water House and Race for the Baltic (RFTB) run the project “Baltic Sea Pioneers for better water pollution monitoring and reporting”. The policy brief that concludes the recommendations that came out from the project is attached. The recommendations are based on the project research and workshop discussion with more than 100 participants from local, national and regional stakeholders. In brief, the project concludes that
RUGGEDISED is a smart city project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. It brings together three lighthouse cities: Rotterdam, Glasgow and Umeå and three follower cities: Brno, Gdansk and Parma to test, implement and accelerate the smart city model across Europe. Working in partnership with businesses and research centres these six cities will demonstrate how to combine ICT, e-mobility and energy solutions to design smart, resilient cities for all.
The UBC Planning Cities Commission calls the UBC member cities to sign up as hosts of the next seminars in 2019, 2020 and later!
The Commission organizes seminars/workshops together with 1-2 different UBC cities every year. This year the meeting will be held in Visby, Gotland in the end of October.
This issue presents the challenges and achievements in integration of immigrants and refugees. The cities' stories show e.g. what measures have been taken to welcome the migrants in our societies, how the integration of new citizens as full members of the society has been supported.
Also, it contains:
Medieval knights’ tournaments, wedding ceremonies, theatre performances, dancing and other entertainment here. The crafts fair and workshops are open for grown-ups and children alike. The guests are entertained by medieval characters, dungeon masters, court ladies, monks, servant girls, knights, and the rest of the castle clan. The ambience at this festival is more than special because it is organised in a castle seven centuries old.
More information: www.jaunpils.lv
Garden festival of Jaunmokas Palace – in honour of centenary of Latvia and autumn blossoms
There will be an acoustic concert in the park of the Palace during the day, “plays of flowers”, exhibitions in the premises of the Palace. Traditionally, there will be the concert of academical music in the evening in the Hall of Columns. This year, in honour of the centenary of Latvia, there will be choir music of Latvian composers. After the concert visitors are invited to enjoy an atmosphere of the enlightened park till the midnight.
Tukums - a town, which was once known as Rose Town. The event gathers florists from Latvia and abroad to make innovative rose compositions, and everyone can contribute to making the largest garland of roses in the world or take part in The Rose Wheels — a crazy race in a self-made non-mechanical vehicle. You will have a chance to savour nature and the allure of the rose world at the rose nursery “Rozītes”, which boasts the widest variety of historical, English, Chinese, Japanese and other types of roses, totalling more than 300 varieties.
The 9th EUSBSR Annual Forum will be organised in Tallinn, Estonia, on 4-5 June 2018! Registration is open until 18 May.
Three plenaries with internationally acknowledged speakers, 21 seminars encompassing a variety of topics timely to the EUSBSR, and live demonstration to show rescuers on the field. Networking Village with valuable contacts and Speakers corner with outstanding ideas.