CBSS PSF Call is open

CBSS Project Support Facility Call for projects that put culture at the heart of Baltic Sea cooperation and empower the future-builders of the region is now open!

Regional Identity is a long-term priority of CBSS aiming to develop and foster the concept of a belonging to the Baltic Sea Region through engagement, dialogue, people-to-people contacts, networks and multilevel governance. The call is open for projects that focus on either one or all of the following: culture, education, children and youth.

Tallinn Music Week (TMW)

Tallinn Music Week is the biggest indoor festival and music industry conference in the Baltic-Nordic region, attracting an enthusiastic audience of nearly 20,000 music lovers from Estonia and neighbouring countries. The line-up presents around 800 industry players, more than 200 Estonian and international acts from diverse musical genres from pop to jazz and hard rock to electronic music. The TMW City Stage programme offers daily free pop-up concerts in unexpected and exciting places across Tallinn.

STARTERcreative launched in Estonia

The STARTERcreative business idea development programme, designed by eight Estonian universities, is now launched and will last for 3 months.

The programme helps with all the basic entrepreneurship skills (business development, service design/product development, marketing, business model generation, sales, pitching).
The three-month idea development program consists of a kick off event, a number of training sessions and workshops, a networking/mentoring event, mentoring sessions and a demo day.

How to Create a Business Plan for Health & Life Science Startups

NewCo Helsinki

Are you a life science or health professional interested in starting your own business? Join our training on Wednesday Feb 21, 2018 to learn how to structure a business plan and what to consider when starting a business. The event is organized by Health Capital Helsinki and NewCo and it is free of charge. The event will be held in English.

To whom:
Researchers, innovators, clinicians, and start-ups in the fields of life science and health


The UBC Smart and Prospering Cities Commission invites to the seminar Digital Mindset in the Baltic Sea Region on 13 September 2018.

Successful digitalization can’t be reduced to the implementation of applications - it starts in the minds. Get the State of the Digital Baltic Sea Region: Find out how cities like Aarhus, Tallinn and Kiel handle digitalization and share the thoughts of a Scandinavian-German entrepreneur on the essential mindset for digitalization. How can city networks help cope with the rapid change?


The Smart and Prospering Cities Commission will held a meeting on 29 May 2018 in Malmö, during the Fehmarnbelt Days 2018 in cooperation with Baltic Development Forum:

Digitalization from an urban perspective: Potentials through city collaboration and regionalization, 29 May 2018 – 13.30 to 17.00, Malmö, Clarion Hotel & Congress Malmö.

“Come gather around people wherever you roam and admit that the waters around you have grown. You better start swimming or you'll sink like a stone for the times they are a-changing.” (Bob Dylan).

UBC kicks off second year of cooperation with world´s leading climate reporting organisation CDP

CDP, the global climate change disclosure non-profit organisation, and the leading city network in the Baltic Sea Region, the Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC), agreed on a two-year MoU to increase the number of Baltic Sea Region cities using systematic reporting of their climate change related actions. After the first year of cooperation UBC more than doubled the number of member cities using the platform and the goal for 2018 is to get up to 50 UBC cities involved.

Pärnu Café Week

In addition to Restaurant Week, the people of Pärnu are now also having a Café Week. The feedback for Restaurant Week was exceedingly positive and the chefs of Pärnu built a fun mutual synergy with which to go on. 17 various cafés of Pärnu are involved in Café Week offers. During Café Week, meals consisting of salad, dessert and a cup of tea/coffee are offered for €7 or €9. How to participate?