By Oline Sæther

Learning and sharing ideas about future

How will the cities of tomorrow be and look like? This question, and many others, did youths from different European countries discuss on a camp in Scotland. Oline Saether is a seventeen years old student from Norway who is sharing her experiences from this years IC summer camp which took place in Scotland.


Ten-T granted 200 Mio Euro to new European Projects

New Infrastructure Opens New Opportunities

Travelling from London to Brussels by train produces roughly nine times less emissions per passenger per kilometer than a plane journey. Climate goals are drivers for change and so are also the economic goals. European transport networks are changing regions dramatically as the 30 priority projects will be implemented. 


Key stakeholders within the EUSBSR meet in Vilnius

The future of the EU Strategy for the BSR

From 21 to 22 of March the key stakeholders within the EUSBSR will meet for the third working meeting to discuss future implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Key messages to be discussed during the meetings are the following questions:

Swedish Elections

by Pavel Cherkasov

Revealing results of Swedish election 2010

On September 19, 2010 general election to Swedish parliament was held where parties were competing for 359 seats. Result of this political competition has shed a light on a number of unresolved issues in Swedish society and initiated discussions regarding current course of Swedish politics.


grids - a project in a connection with TiF and PURR

Trans in Form project is supposed to communicate with other European projects bringing benefits to development and improvements in regions. Networking with a project PURR that we have informed Trans in Form readers about earlier now has found one more interesting project called grids. Best practice guidelines for regional development and strategies.


Since 1895

La Biennale di Venezia

The 12th International Architecture Exhibition, Biennale di Venezia directed by Kazuyo Sejima is titled "People Meet in Architecture". The exhibition runs from 29th August to 21st November 2010. The event consist of several parts: art, architecture, music, dance, theatre and cinema. Interactive public space is an important part of this exhibition and therefore is of a great interest to Innovation Circle Network and Trans in Form partners. The project invites to take a look to event webpage and get some new ideas…

Innovation Circle Network represented in Siauliai non-formal education conference

The 20th August representatives from the Innovation Circle Network participated in a conference about non-formal education in Siauliai city. All the attendants were introduced to the Network activities, projects and a long contribution to a lifelong learning. Especially the importance of international cooperation was emphasized. The IC team also used an opportunity to meet Siauliai City mayor Genadijus Mikšys and invite the city to become a part of the IC Network.

3 ladies in Cesis_250x166

Summary and reflections - by Ekaterina Melnichikhina

The IC annual conference 2009 pre-kicked the Trans in Form

Before you refuse to dream, you should ask yourself: Are you proud of where you live – or come from? What does the place look like? Is there good infrastructure - homes, public spaces and facilities, work and study opportunities etc.? According to researcher Mr. Knut Vareide from Telemarksforskning: - Attractiveness of a region or town is a driving force behind regional development that is stronger, or at least as strong, as the development in number of jobs.

Murmansk International Economic Forum beyond expectations

Murmansk region fueled by gas and human resources

Murmansk Governor Dmitry Dmitrienko summarized the MIEF event: «Thanks to the forum one paid attention to the Murmansk Region as a region where there live courageous, energetic, interesting people. They saw that the Murmansk Region is not only an industrial region, but the territory where the culture develops, new characters and new human relations develop. These aspects are not less important, than economic achievements».

Murmansk International Economic Forum

Arctic XXI century – strategy of development

Arctic Regions can become a model of effective cooperation for all world community. Such opinion was stated by the Governor of the Murmansk Region Dmitry Dmitrienko at the opening of the I Murmansk International Economic Forum. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov estimated the role of the forum with these words: «The Murmansk Economic Forum is a contribution of Russia to affair of further advance of economic and other forms of interaction, both in Barents region and in the Arctic Regions"