Call for city events in 2018

The UBC cities are welcome to send information about their events in 2018 that will be published on the

The information should contain:

  • name of event
  • date and place of the event
  • highlights / short description (max 2-3 sentences for each event)
  • contact persons (names, phone numbers, fax, e-mails, websites, etc)
  • good photo(s)

More information:
UBC Secretariat

How to make UBC even more efficient and useful for its members?

Discussions at the XIV UBC General Conference in Växjö proved that the stronger cooperation and exchange between the cities are required.

The UBC Secretariat asked the cities to answer five questions to get broader knowledge about cities’ needs and interests:

1. Is your city open to investments and startups? If so in which sectors?

2. Are companies in your city looking for new markets / partners in the Baltic Sea region ? Do you have an investment agency?

Do business in Lahti!

Lahti is open for all kind of investments, but the best conditions are provided for companies that want to create added value in own activity by using circular economy, industrial design, wellness/sport ecosystems. It is about utilizing or developing own product/service in those ecosystems.
“Lahti Region Development LADEC Ltd” ( is an agency that is responsible for economic development (working with business life including investments).

European Youth Capital 2021 Call for Applications open

How to make cities more youth friendly and create environment that truly benefits young people?

The European Youth Capital initiative is a title awarded by the European Youth Forum. It is granted to a European city for a period of one year that puts young people at the core of the city’s social, economic, cultural and political life. Since 2014 the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe is an official endorsing partner of the EYC title.

Kiel – ready for cooperation

Kiel is a vibrant city for startups and it is open to investment, as some of its economic history proves. Kiel has world leading companies within their own ranks that have profited from foreign direct investment (FDI). Not only the industrial area is open to investment and benefits from it, but also the service sector profits and has profited from it. Investors have been giving large amounts in the recent years for the development of the city center.