Rūta Stepanovaitė, a culture manager from Kaunas, Lithuania with a background in visual arts, is a new Cultural Cities Commission chair. She is also the head of Kaunas Artists’ House (KAH) in Lithuania, an institution with a history of 46 years, and counting. The Commission invites to cooperation and is looking now for a host of the next Commission's meeting. The proposals should be sent until 10 August 2018.
At ERGO ARENA in Sopot there is a free 24/7 Eko Car Park for over 700 cars, from where a Melex electric vehicle will take you to the heart of Sopot and the beach.
Melex electric vehicles run every day, from 30 June until 31 August 2018, from 10:00 to 20:00, every 20 minutes.
Over the last few years Smart Specialisation has become a key instrument for place-based development. It now represents the most comprehensive policy experience on innovation-driven development in Europe.
For this reason, the Swedish Institute together with its collaboration partners has developed a Baltic Leadership Programme on Smart Specialisation (BLP S3).
BLP S3 addresses the needs and challenges of S3-stakeholders in the Baltic Sea Region when developing and implementing their work on S3.
Swedish Institute together with cooperation partners is developing a training programme with the intent to tackle the challenges of youth participation in the Bioeconomy sector.
BLP Youth addresses the need to better integrate younger generations into the field of Bioeconomy. Youth (up to 30 years of age) are vital for renewing and innovating the sector, which is necessary in the transition from a fossil based to a bio based society/economy, but today necessary links and methods for attracting and involving youth are lacking.
UBC Inclusive and Healthy Cities Commission will held a meeting in Karlstad, Sweden, 30 - 31 of October 2018.
The theme for the meeting/workshop will be:
Inclusive and Healthy Cities Commission and the Global Goals 2030
- How can we use the Global Goals for sustainable development in our commission?
- How can our work in the Commission contribute to achieving the goals?
More information and a detailed schedule will be announced in the beginning of September.
The INTA 42 Congress will be held in Rostock on 19-21 September 2018.
The title of the Congress: "The hidden value of medium-sized cities".
Registration is available at: https://inta-aivn.org/en/activities/exchange/congress/inta42/registration
The UBC Smart and Prospering Cities Commission will contribute with a presentation to this event.
UBC Safe Cities Commission met in Lahti on 12-14 June 2018 to hold its first meeting of the year.
Youth safety issues, organizing of large-scale events, climate change and collaboration between institutions were the main topics of the meeting.
The meeting participants on the arrival day were warmly welcomed at the Lahti City Hall by Lahti Mayor Mika Mäkinen who expressed gratitute for the opportunity to share their safety challenges and experiences in safety issues.
The motto of the AEBR Cross Border Award "Sail of Papenburg" for 2018 is Education and Employment in Cross-Border Regions.
Corina Creţu, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy and Mr Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President of the European Committee of the Regions will be the patron this year.
The City of Rostock celebrates its 800th Anniversary.
Watch the video with congratulations from the Mayors of the partner cities from all over the world: