New Innovation Circle project is granted from Erasmus+

Young Eyes !

Young Eyes is a brand new IC project and will put the focus on how young people regard their home towns. 4 mirror workshops will be implemented with international participation from youth, leaders and experts. The project partners come from Poland, Sweden, Latvia, Scotland and Norway. The project is aiming for creation of new inputs to the home towns development as well as learning for the youths involved.


Next Annual ICN Conference 12 - 13 November

Save the date!

Members of the Innovation Circle Network board met in Riga for another conference, focussing on planning the next board meeting and discussing BSR program priorities.

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Mobile tourist guide of the City of Suwalki

Where do you wanna go?

Did you ever find yourself in a situation like this: You visit a new place and you look for a good restaurant or café, some interesting places or shopping facilities, you start to ask foreigners or google and unfold the city map. If you come to Suwalki for the first time and wonder where to eat or relax skip the map and let Suwalki's mobile tourist guide bring you to the place you are looking for.


ICN board made plans in Riga

We cover Europe three times

IC board members met in Riga for their first get-together of the year. Michael Noren, new chairman of the board from Robertsfors in Sweden gathered his team for intense discussions including a look back and of course rapping up plans for possible future projects.


ICN welcomes Dalsland as new network member

“Sweden in miniature”

After the Innovation Circle welcomed Rauna municipality in Latvia as a new network member, we are happy to announce that Dalslandskommunernas Kommunalförbund from Sweden also joined ICNFörbundschef Christina Svensson talked with us about the strength of her region and the problems it is facing. And she told us why the Kommunalförbund joined the Innovation Circle Network. 

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ERASMUS+ - Potential fund for IC youth camps

New opportunities

For over 30 years EU programmes have supported students so that they can spend some time studying at a university in a different member state. Now a new ERASMUS+ programme opens such mobility opportunities to many others. The kind of youth camps that IC has delivered over several years would seem to be eligible for support. The programme includes Norway.


Rauna municipality joins IC Network

Rauna region attracts, invites & surprises

Recently the Innovation Circle welcomed Rauna municipality in Latvia as a new network member. Evija Zurge, Chairman of Rauna municipality, talked to us about the strength of her region and the problems Rauna is facing. And she told us why the people in Rauna are eager to be an active IC partner. 

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Cliff Hague's Blog

Connecting museums to communities

The nature of museums has been changing dramatically. Until the 1970s they were pretty much a place run by experts for experts. They housed collections of artefacts that needed to be preserved – hands off! Cliff Hague

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New ICN chairman Michael Noren about his ideas for the network

Focus on the growth of the network & new projects

As we already announced, the ICN members have elected a new board and also a new chairman of the board. The man to lead ICN in the time to come is Michael Norén from Robertsfors in Sweden. He works as head of the leisure department at the Municipality of Robertsfors and he loves Metal Music. About his visions and ideas for ICN Michael Norén gave us some interesting insights:

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Cliff Hague's log

An Italian success story

Recently Professor Cliff Hague from Scotland went to a meeting of a project looking at small and medium-sized towns across Europe,where he spoke in a small town about branding the town. For ICN he reviews his visit and shares his thoughts with us.