would like to invite you to attend the Baltic Sea networking event 2016
2-4 NOVEMBER 2016
CONTEXTMaking 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.
PURPOSEIn 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 participantsYou 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.
Wednesday 2nd of November 2016
Arrival and information
19:00 Dinner together
Thursday 3rd of November 2016
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
10:45-13:00 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:
- Through Miranda´s Eyes
Coordinator: Creative Association for Arts and Culture - Drom
Partners: AL, BE, CZ, EE, FI, FR, HR, HU, LV, RO, SK & UK
- The Conscience of Europe
- From War History to Modern Education
Coordinator: Municipality of Rautjärvi Partners:
EE & FI
- Safe and Sustainable Citizen Society
Coordinator: City of Tartu, Estonia
Partners: EE, FI, LT, LV & SE
NETWORK OF TOWNS:
- European Local Authorities Integration Network
Coordinator: Municipality of Hässleholm, Sweden Partners:
DK, ES, NL, SE & UK
Community of Sustainable Innovation
Coordinator: Global Citizen, Denmark
Partners: DE, DK & IT
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
9:30-10:30 ”Hit or miss”. Sharing project ideas and to get the self-generated ideas evaluated
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