Europe for Citizens point Finland, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuanian, Estonia, Sweden, Poland and Germany
would like to invite you to attend the Baltic Sea networking event 2018

“Making Waves 2018”

 09-11 OCTOBER 2018


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 and 2017 in Riga) in creating international partnerships, Baltic Sea region’s contact making seminar “Making Waves” takes place for the sixth time, bringing together around 50 participants representing civil society organizations and public authorities from eighth countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Poland and Germany. 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, 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.


Marta Brzezińska-Hubert

Marta Brzezińska-Hubert is a trainer and facilitator, chief expert in non-formal learning, writer and editor, project manager and youth coach. Ms Brzezińska-Hubert specialises in intercultural education and management, interpersonal communication, creative thinking, self-directed learning, international voluntary service, diversity, dealing with change, valorisation of project results, personal development and inclusion.


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 Poland 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.


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: August 21, 2018.


Accommodation: Mercure Gdansk Stare Miasto at Jana Heweliusza 22 St. and Ibis Gdansk Stare Miasto at Jana Heweliusza 24 St.

Seminar:  European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk (Pl. Solidarności 1, 80-863 Gdańsk, Poland) 

  Mercure Gdansk Stare Miasto at Jana Heweliusza 22 St.

Preliminary programme 

9th October    

Arrivals to Gdańsk

19.30-.22..00 Late afternoon/early evening dinner in the city to get to know each other at Mercure Gdansk Stare Miasto at Jana Heweliusza 22 St

st working day – 10th October



    8.30-9.00     Registration

    9.00-9.10     Ms. Małgorzata Kiełkiewicz, Head of Adam Mickiewicz Institute Department of the European Programmes and Mr. Bazyl Kerski, Director of European Solidarity Centre:

Official welcome

    9.10-9.50     Mr. Gilles Pelayo, Head of Unit C1, European Commission:
Lecture on the Europe for Citizens Programme, Q&A session

  9.50-11.00     Mr. Piotr Wołkowiński, Expert on Change and Social Innovation:
Inspirational workshop on social innovation

11.00-11.10     First round of discussions at tables

11.10-11.45     Ms. Anna Kluczek-Kollar, Gdansk Council for Equal Treatment:
Presentation of the Council and its work

11.45-12.15     Ms. Sylwia Bruna, Mr. Bartosz Rief, European Solidarity Centre:
Solidarity Everyday – working for local community

12.15-12.25     Second round of discussions at tables

12.25-12.45     Coffee break

12.45-13.25     Mr. Jochen Butt-Pośnik, Europe for Citizens Contact Point Germany:
Presentation on the Europe for Citizens Programme structure, rules and criteria, Town Twinning best practice, Q&A session

13.25-13.50     Mr. Jesper Kristiansen, Rollespils Fabrikken:
European remembrance best practice

13.50-14.10     Mr. William O’Gorman, Kalajoki Municipality:

Networks of Towns best practice

14.10-14.30     Ms. Magda Leszczyna-Rzucidło, Polish Economic Society:

Civil Society Projects best practice

14.30-15.30     Lunch at the venue



15.30-16.10     Getting to know each other activities

16.10-16.45     Identifying shared areas of interest, discussion on the identified issues/topics and adjusting it to the Europe for Citizens Programme priorities

16.45-17.00     Participants create subgroups according to their interest in identified topics adjusted to Europe for Citizens Programme offer to work on Europe for Citizens project proposals

19.30/20.00     Dinner in the city

2nd working day – 11th October

  9.00-10.00     Guided tour at the venue

10.00-13.00     Work in subgroups on Europe for Citizens project proposals

Continuous coffee break

13.00-14.00     Lunch at the venue

14.00-16.00     Presentations of the prepared projects, Q&A session and feedback from the ECPs jury, voting for the best project idea/plan, closing the seminar


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