UBC co-organises four seminars and back-to-back meetings in the EUSBSR Annual Forum
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”.
Youth Conference and seminar "Nothing about us without us – making it work!"
The Baltic Sea Region Youth Conference "Nothing about us without us” will be held in connection with the EUSBSR Annual Forum on 12–13 June. The conference is a joint event of the UBC, Baltic Sea States Subregional Cooperation (BSSSC) and Euroregion Baltic (ERB). It prepares and supports the seminar during EUSBSR Forum "Nothing about us without us – making it work!".
The seminar focuses on sharing good practices on youth involvement and empowerment at local and regional level in the BSR and on discussing different approaches to active youth involvement in all ten Baltic Sea countries. By sharing and discussing, concrete recommendations will be created for better youth involvement at local, regional and macro-regional level. The seminar, as the Youth Conference, is organised together by UBC, BSSSC and ERB.
First EUSBSR Participation Day takes place on 13 June
The EUSBSR Horizontal Action Capacity coordinators UBC, Baltic Sea NGO Network and the Swedish Institute, together with the states of Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, organise for the first time a EUSBSR Participation Day on 13 June, back-to-back with the EUSBSR Annual Forum. It has been inspired by the success of three Danube Participation Days and will also serve as a pilot project for following editions, in Tallinn 2018 and beyond.
The Participation Day in Berlin will concentrate on sustainable tourism development, education, research, employability and integration of refugees, and involvement and cooperation.