Executive Board of the UBC met in Berlin on 15 June 2017 in European Commission's representation in Germany, in connection with the EUSBSR Annual Forum that was held on 13–14 June 2017. Matters discussed were, among others, the XIV UBC General Conference, the outcome of this year’s EUSBSR Forum, cooperation with EUSBSR Flagship School to Work, and proposal about a conference on the integration of refugees.
The 8th Strategy Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) was held in Berlin on 13–14 June 2017, with the theme “Connectivity”. UBC co-organised altogether four seminars and back-to-back meetings before and during the Strategy Forum: Youth Conference as well as a youth seminar “Nothing about us without us”, EUSBSR Participation Day, and seminar on Smart water sector.
On 7-9 June the UBC Safe Cities Commission met in Tallinn to hold its second meeting in 2017 and elect a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman. Theme of this meeting was - crisis management in emergency situation.
Future Place Leadership invites the UBC members cities to participate in two events that take up the questions of attractiveness, investment promotion, effective collaboration.
The 8th Strategy Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) is held in Berlin on 13–14 June 2017, with the theme “Connectivity”. UBC co-organises altogether four seminars and back-to-back meetings before and during the Strategy Forum: Youth Conference as well as a youth seminar “Nothing about us without us”, EUSBSR Participation Day, and seminar “Smart water sector”.
The XIV UBC General Conference is held in Växjö, Sweden, on 24–27 October 2017 and has the theme "Leadership for the future – Cities as leaders for glocal sustainable development". Registration is now open at www.vaxjo.se/ubc!
Welcome to Karlskrona!
Baltic Meeting Point Karlskrona is a new forum dedicated to Baltic cities exchange and business development, cooperation and networking, learning and understanding. It is an initiative to develop and encourage the exchange and cooperation between Karlskrona Twin Cities and members of Baltic Sail on an annual basis.
Save the dates 2 - 4 August 2017.
The Conference Flagship* “School to Work”: Collaboration for Improvements, that will take place on 19 June 2017 in Stockholm, will gather public institutions, municipalities, schools, civil society organizations working in the Baltic Sea Region to prevent early school leaving.
The participants will discuss e.g. how to integrate young people, who are neither in education, employment nor training, and also newly arrived refugees into the labour market.
The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region Horizontal Action Capacity and its coordinators, together with the states of Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, invite to a Participation Day on 13 June 2017, back-to-back with the EUSBSR Annual Forum in Berlin.
This Participation Day is held for the first time. It has been inspired by the success of three Danube Participation Days. The Berlin Day will also serve as a pilot project for following editions, in Tallinn 2018 and beyond.
The Participation Day in Berlin will this time concentrate on:
Many cities in the UBC network are well known for their sustainable development goals and climate expertise, yet only in our own region.
The new Baltic Cities Bulletin entitled "Sustainable and climate-smart Baltic Sea Region Cities" gives the floor to the cities who successfully work with the sustainability and climate change matters.