October Issue II – Countdown for Jurmala
European rural areas are facing dramatic changes due to the economic development and urbanisation. The need for transformation, infrastructure investments and innovation is bigger than ever. IC Network stands for the view that Europe in its entirety should be taken into account and that a sustainable future depends not only on metropolitan areas but also on the creation of vibrant and attractive towns and medium sized cities. Working together and sharing experiences across national borders is a way for smaller places to become stronger and to communicate suggestions and initiatives at a European level.
Innovation Circle Network is facilitating these cooperations and invites all who share this vision to team up, take actions and to be part of a driving force for Europe’s future.
From 8th to 9th of December the IV. annual Innovation Circle conference will focus on individual solutions for small and medium sized cities and municipalities. Which regional development challenges Latvia has to face towards 2020 explains Ilona Raugze (Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development in Latvia), one of the keynote speakers in Jurmala.
Take your chance to create Europe’s future and register now: www.innovationcircle.net.
We look forward to meet you in Jurmala,
Your IC Team
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The story of a unique partnership - Notodden in Norway and Suwalki in Poland 2008 - 2011
Not In My Back Yard - Cliff Hague explains why planning policy all of a sudden matters to the media
The new one is the old one - Elections in Poland
03 November: Creating Sustainable Communities Conference (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania / USA)
10 – 12 November: Green City Conference (Phoenix, Arizona / USA)
08 – 09 December: Europe in Transformation, IV. Annual IC Conference (Jurmala, Latvia)