INVITATION


Europe for Citizens point Finland, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuanian, Estonia, Sweden and Poland
would like to invite you to attend the Baltic Sea networking event 2017 
“Making Waves 2017”

 18-20 OCTOBER 2017
Riga
Latvia


CONTEXT

Making Waves aims to establish contacts and develop ideas for future cooperation of Baltic Sea Region countries within the EU Europe for Citizens Programme. Following the success of the previous events (2013 Stockholm, 2014 Tallinn, 2015 Vilnius and 2016 in Helsinki) in creating international partnerships, Baltic Sea region’s contact making seminar “Making Waves” takes place for the fifth time, bringing together around 50 participants representing civil society organizations and public authorities from seven countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and Poland. The aim is to create partnership possibilities between participating organisations and provide in depth knowledge about Europe for Citizens Programme.

PURPOSE

In order to support and develop new project partnerships, the participants of the seminar will get a better understanding of Europe for Citizens Programme’s funding opportunities and priorities, application process and criteria. They will also be participating in a workshop with analyses examples of good applications and in workshops of preparing applications considering their own ideas of possible projects while going through all phases of the project span.

Who can participate?

The seminar is targeted to civil society organizations and public authorities from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden who are interested in developing international cooperation with funding from the Europe for Citizens Programme, including towns, municipalities and regional authorities, town twinning associations and networks, non-profit organizations and CSOs, survivor’s associations, cultural/youth/educational/research organisations. One participant per organization is expected to attend (total number of participants is limited, expecting five participants per country). The working language of the seminar is English.

FACILITATOR

Mr. Ansis Bogustovs

Ansis Bogustovs has extensive experience working with Public Relations and Media. Since 2007 Ansis Bogustovs is Editor in chief of EU affairs web-portal www.esmaja.lv, since 2005 Host of Latvian TV EU affairs program “Eirobusiņš”, since 2004 editor of Latvian TV producer “HansaMedia”. He was awarded “The best TV producer”, “Best Young TV journalist of Latvia” and also had award “For successful creation of new breakfast TV program “Rita bums”.

PARTICIPATION

Each Europe for Citizens point is going to cover the travel costs and accommodation of their participants and Experts who will be invited to present the outcome of successful projects. Europe for Citizens point in Latvia is going to pay for fully equipped conference halls of the event as well as meals for all participants.

*The applicants should contact their local Europe for Citizens contact point for participation fees and possible reimbursement of the expenses.



REGISTRATION


Those interested in applying should fill a registration form on Google.
A selection of participants will be made by every participating country’s Europe for Citizens contact point taking into consideration the profiles and interests of the applicants.

Deadline for applying: September 18, 2017.

Venue

Accommodation:

Seminar: The Library of the University of Latvia (4 Kalpaka Boulevard, Riga)

Dinner:

  • on the 18th of October - restaurant “Melnā bite” (13 Audēju street, Riga)

  • on the 19th of October – restaurant “B bārs” (Doma square 2, Riga)


Preliminary programme 

1st day – Wednesday 18th October

                            Venue: restaurant “Melnā bite”, 13 Audēju street

17:00

Arrival, dinner and first step of networking – Ice braking

 

2nd day – Thursday 19th October

                            Venue: The Library of the University of Latvia, 4 Kalpaka Boulevard

08:30

09:00

 

 

09:40

10:10

10:40

11:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:30

 

19:00

Registration, coffee

Opening and introduction

·         Ministry of Culture in Latvia

·         Mr. Gilles Pelayo, Head of Unit C1, European Commission

Presentation of the programme

Getting to know each other and sharing ideas

Coffee break

Programme priorities

Presentations of successful projects

Lunch

Presentations of successful projects

Initiating project ideas

Reflection of a day

Venue: restaurant “B bārs" at Doma square 2 

Dinner

 

3rd day – Friday 20th October

                            Venue: The Library of the University of Latvia, 4 Kalpaka Boulevard

09:00

09:30

09:40

11:00

12:00

12:30

Coffee

Opening and summary of previous day

Finalization of project ideas

Presentation of project ideas

Next steps in implementation of the projects, closing

Lunch, departure


QUESTIONS?

For more information, please turn to your local Europe for Citizens coordinator. Find contacts here.