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Europe for Citizens contact point Denmark,  Estonia, Finland,  Germany,  Latvia, Lithuania,  Poland and Sweden 
would like to invite you to attend the Baltic Sea networking event 2019

“Making Waves 2019”

 17th - 19th  September 2019


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, 2016 in Helsinki, 2017 in Riga, 2018 in Gdansk) in creating international partnerships, Baltic Sea region’s contact making seminar
“Making Waves” takes place for the seventh time, bringing together around 50 participants representing civil
society organizations and public authorities from eighth countries: Denmark,  Estonia, Finland, Germany,  Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden.
The aim is to create partnership possibilities between participating organisations and provide in depth knowledge about the Europe for Citizens Programme.


In order to support and develop new project partnerships, the participants of the seminar will be provided with thorough knowledge about the Europe for Citizens Programme’s funding opportunities, objectives, priorities, application process and selection criteria.
The participants will also take part in workshop activities which will include examples of good applications and projects, as well as activities which will provide the participants with useful hands on experience of developing projects and preparing applications, taking into consideration their own ideas of possible projects, while going trough 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, Sweden and Germany 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.


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 contact point in Denmark will provide a fully equipped conference venue for the event, as well as meals for all participants.

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


Those interested in applying to attend the seminar are requested to fill in the 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:
August 2nd  for Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.
August 9th  for Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Germany.
Results of the selection procedure will be announced August 15th, 2019.


Hotel Scandic Webers  at Vesterbrogade 11B, 1620 Copenhagen V
Comfort hotel Vesterbro at Vesterbrogade 23-29, 1620 Copenhagen V
Alexandra Hotel at H.C. Andersens Boulevard 8, 1553 Copenhagen V

Seminar:   The Royal Academy of Fine Arts at Kongens Nytorv 1, 1050 Copenhagen K
See on google maps

TENTATIVE programme

17th September     

Arrival to Copenhagen

19.30 -22.00 Welcome dinner and  get to know each other activities

st working day – 18th September

09.00 - 09.25  Arrival of Pax to venue

09.30 - 09.45  Welcome by host

09.45 – 10.15 Inspirational keynote - “What unites Us” 

10.20 – 11.00  Introduction to the EFC program 

11.00 – 11.15  Coffee break

11.15 – 12.15 Best practice panel debate with previous beneficiaries

12.15 – 13.00  Link to the priorities – Interactive exchange between participants

13.00 – 13.50  Lunch

14.00 – 17.00 Workshop activities part 1 - Idea development, Corporation planning

18.00 – 20.00 Dinner in the city

2nd working day – 19th September

09.00 – 09.25 Arrival of Pax to venue

09.30 – 10.00 Statues of the new Citizens, Rights and Values programme

10.00 – 13.00  Workshop activities part 2 - Project management workshop

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 Workshop activities part 3

15.00 – 16.00 Presentation of the results for the workshop and feedback from ECPs  


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