Europe for Citizens point Finland, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuanian, Estonia and Sweden 
would like to invite you to attend the Baltic Sea networking event 2016 
“Making Waves”

2-4 NOVEMBER 2016
Järvenpää, Helsinki


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 and 2015 Vilnius) in creating international partnerships, Baltic Sea region’s contact making seminar “Making Waves” takes place for the fourth time, bringing together around 50 participants representing civil society organizations and public authorities from six countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden. The aim is to create partnership possibilities between participating organisations and provide in depth knowledge about Europe for Citizens Programme.


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 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.

The working language of the seminar is English.

Electric application form and selection of the participants

You can fill out an application form online here: APPLY NOW. 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 registration: 9th of October, 2016.

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


Hotel Gustavelund in Järvenpää is located just 15 minutes from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, 30 minutes from downtown Helsinki and 10 minutes from Kerava railway station or Järvenpää. Transportation from Helsinki and the Helsinki-Vantaa airport will be provided for the participants.

Preliminary programme 

Wednesday 2nd of November 2016

Arrival and information

19:00 Dinner together


Thursday 3rd of November 2016

8:00-9:30 Breakfast

9:30-10:00 Welcome and introduction: Understanding of the context and programme flow

10:00 - 10:30 Mingle to music, getting to know each other

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-13:00 Presentation of the participating organisations

13:00-14:00 Lunch and free time

14:00-14:30 Europe for Citizens programme

14:30-15:45 Presentation of good practices:





15:45-16:00 Break

16:00-17:30 Future projects. Starting the planning process of future projects together with participants interested in similar themes.

17:30-18:00 Reflection of the day. Follow up on the self-learning process and give feedback to the team

19:00 Dinner and free time


Friday 4th of November 2016

8:00-9:30 Breakfast

9:30-10:30 ”Hit or miss”. Sharing project ideas and to get the self-generated ideas evaluated

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:30 ”Dissemination, promotion and marketing”. Ideas for dissemination, promotion and marketing. Ms Monika Kokkonen, Case Launchpad

11:30-12:00 Questions and Answers and Evaluation

12:00 Lunch and departure



Andreea Maris & Piia Nurmio-Perälä


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