Jēkabpils is very open to investments and start-ups in such sectors like – logistics, IT, food production.
The City of Panevėžys is open for investments and startups especially in the fields of robotics, automatization and mechatronics.
The companies are looking for new markets/partners in the Baltic Sea Region and they want to be competitive. The national level investment agency is serving Lithuania. There is also F.I.B.A. association uniting foreign investors of the city. It serves as a platform for foreign investors to express their wishes, to inform about obstacles and benefits of investment in the region.
Panevėžys is interested in cultural and sports exchange.
The development agency provides investor service. More: https://vaa.ee/ http://www.investinvoru.com
The city has good experiences in working with citizens on development plan and town planning.
Võru is interested in exchange in culture, sport or education with other institution from the BSR.
1) Health, Sports and Wellbeing
2) Energy, Bio economics and sustainability
3) Digitalization supported with Cybersecurity
Jyväskylä can offer expertise at least in the following areas:
The Swedish Institute provides funding for joint projects in which Swedish organisations meet transnational challenges together with organisations from the Baltic Sea Region countries and the countries of the Eastern Partnership.
The project activities that the Swedish Institute supports via ‘seed funding’ must be clearly linked to one or more of the challenges identified in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
The town of Pruszcz Gdański attracts entrepreneurs through the construction of road and technical infrastructure to facilitate the future entrepreneurs functioning on the market.
Since 5 years, lower property tax rates have been applied to the buildings where a new enterprise is set up. Also, lower rates of tax on means of transport are used in Pruszcz Gd.
The town is open to co-operation on culture, education and sport.
City of Naestved offers expertise in refugees integration, environment, city planning, civic participation, safety issues and entrepreneurship (business development).
The city is also interested in exchange regarding music.
Interested member cities, institutions and inividuals are requested to contact Maria Santana, email@example.com
Parallel to the XIV UBC General Conference, UBC Youthful Cities Commission organised a Youth Conference with nearly 60 young people from 13 cities in the Baltic Sea Region. They engaged enthusiastically in the discussions in all sessions and in the social media and gave their solutions to tasks presented by the UBC Commissions.
The conference ‘Community guarantee or how can the community support young people neither in employment nor in education or training?’ will take place on Thursday, 9 November from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hotel Lydia in Tartu (Ülikooli 14, Tartu). To know more about Estonia, prior to the conference there will be also organised study visit in Tartu. The workshop will focus on how to build and strengthen cross-sectorial and transnational cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region.
The XIV Union of the Baltic Cities General Conference, held on 24–27 October in Växjö, Sweden, called for tackling populism and Euroscepticism. The General Conference also adopted a resolution on United Nations Agenda 2030 for sustainable development goals.