Cultural Cities Commission calls for the next meeting host

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.

Baltic Leadership Programme on Smart Specialisation

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.

Baltic Leadership Programme on Youth & Bioeconomy

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.

Inclusive and Healthy Cities Commission meeting, Karlstad, 30-31 October 2018

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.


UBC Safe Cities Commission met in Lahti

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.

15.10.2019 to 18.10.2019

Save the date for the XV UBC General Conference that will be held on 15-18 October 2019 in Kaunas, Lithuania.

More information will follow.