June Issue - Summer is here

Holiday season has started and the 6th ICN Summer Youth Camp is coming up soon! About 70 young people from Latvia, Poland, Sweden, Lithuania, Ethiopia, UK, Norway and Russia have registered. Themed YOUTH, POLITICS & EUROPE this year speakers from the Norwegian parliament, the American Embassy and from the EU delegation in Oslo will discuss with the participants about topics like equality, voting, gender and climate change. From 5 to 8 of August the leaders of tomorrow will meet in Sjøglimt / Ørje (Norway) and for those who can’t take part – you will get a report on the ICN webpage.

 

For now we wish you an exciting and recreative summer break and pleasurable reading.

Your ICN Team


VIDEO: One more year to go for the Trans in Form project. See a summing up of the TiF Midterm Conference in Krakow.

 

News from Trans in Form & ICN:                         

Storytelling at its best - How a small German town benefits from TiF project

Association of Estonian Cities visited LALRG - Discussing challenges

Cultural Issues:

European Capital of Culture 2016 - Wroc?aw is going for a long term cultural strategy

Suwalki Blues Festival – An overdose of Blues

Interesting to know:

Nuclear Exit - Germany is getting green

Cliff Hague's BLOG - Using design to drive development

 

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Upcoming events:

27 - 30 June: 2011 BIO International convention Super Sessions (Washington, DC, USA)

04 - 06 July: International Conference - Offshore Foundations for Wind Turbines (Bremen, Germany)

14 - 16 July: Suwa?ki Blues Festival 2011 (Suwa?ki, Poland)

25 - 27 July: AgroTech Innovations 2011: Strategic Investment in the 21st Century Farm (Minneapolis, MN, USA)

 

 

 

 

 

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How a small German town benefits from TiF project

Storytelling at its best

Within the TiF project a lot of good ideas for rural town marketing arise. One of them is the the name sameness concept - an idea that uses name sameness to arouse people?s curiosity for rural towns. Although the withdrawal of the Havelland-Fläming Planning Region from TiF seemed to be the end for the idea a small German town is now about to achieve first results.

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Wroc?aw to be European Capital of Culture 2016

For a long term cultural strategy

The Polish city of Wroc?aw was recommended for the title of European Capital of Culture in 2016 by an independent selection panel. It will host the title along with a Spanish city, to be selected next week. The formal nomination by the EU's Council of Ministers will take place in May 2012. Find out why Wroc?aw is a capital of culture.

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Nuclear Exit

Germany is getting green

By the year 2022 the last nuclear power plant in Germany will be switched off, announced Chancellor Angela Merkel after a meeting with the Prime Ministers of German states. Germany's nuclear exit will take place in several steps, stated Merkel, with an irreversible final date for the phase-out in 2022.

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Cliff Hague's BLOG

Using design to drive development

Summer has been late arriving in Chicago this year, but Millennium Park draws crowds all the year round. It’s a public space right in the heart of the city that undoubtedly works. Chicago’s citizens seem to have forgiven the fact that it was millions of dollars over budget and not completed until 2004, after almost seven years of construction.

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Association of Estonian Cities visited LALRG

Discussing challenges

Last week representatives of the Association of Estonian Cities (AEC) visited the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments (LALRG) for mutual exchange of experience. During the visit the representatives met with chairman Andris Jaunsleinis and LALRG staff in order to discuss challenges and topical issues in common.

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