UMBRELLA- Boosting cross-border cooperation capacities of small actors in the South Baltic Sea
FINAL CONFERENCE INVITATION
2.12.2020 10.00 CET-15.00 CET
On behalf of the Association of Polish Communes Euroregion Baltic as Lead Partner of Umbrella Project and behalf of the whole project partnership,
We want to invite you to our final conference. We will present our project events & activities. But as promised, Umbrella was only the first step for something bigger, and we would like to anticipate that we will have an Umbrella 2.0 in 2021.
Three years have passed since Umbrella was approved by INTERREG South Baltic Programme and launched by the partnership.
This project was needed since research showed that the South Baltic Programme was still poorly available to small organizations because of insufficient institutional and financial capacities, communication barriers, lack of English language skills, lack of competencies and capacities for project development and implementation. What observed in the frame of the South Baltic Programme could be generalized also for other European grants and other local cross-border cooperation opportunities in the South Baltic Sea area.
The overall objective of the project was to initiate a process of the capacity building involving small municipalities, NGOs and other local/ regional organizations to transfer the knowledge and capacities and to include them in the current cross-border cooperation networks.
Today we can finally state that we’ve achieved over expected results and we would like to share them with you.
The event will be held online using the platform: ZOOM Webinar, the link will be sent to the registered participant before the meeting. Join us and register now: bit.ly/Invitation_Final_Conference
The webpage of the conference: https://umbrellaproject.eu/register-now-umbrella-boosting-cross-border-cooperation-capacities-of-small-actors-in-the-south-baltic-sea-final-conference-2-12-2020-on-line/
The members of the SEAPLANSPACE Project Team participated in the 11th EUSBSR Annual Forum “Our Region, Our Future – Towards a Decade of Innovation and Sustainability”.
The Forum was organised for the very first time online as a virtual event, broadcasted from Turku, Finland on 20 October 2020. The themes of this year’s Forum were sustainability and innovations.
The Forum discussed how to cooperate effectively even during times such as a global pandemic. It discussed also emerging areas of cooperation and the future of the EUSBSR in the next decade. Over 800 participants had registered to the event to discuss developments and challenges in the Baltic Sea Region.
11 th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR
16-17 June 2020 Turku, Finland
The main purpose of the Forum is to gather stakeholders and to discuss how to best cooperate within the EUSBSR framework and how to tackle topical challenges on a macro- regional level. Many challenges in the Baltic Sea Region are common for several countries and have a cross-sectoral nature. The solutions to these challenges benefit from being addressed together by various countries and sectors. The Annual Forum 2020 will facilitate a stronger dialogue among stakeholders from different countries and sectors. The aim is to form innovative constellations to find common approaches, which will contribute to the three objectives of the Strategy; Save the Sea, Connect the Region, Increase Prosperity.
Due to the COVID 19 restrictions the Forum has been postponed.