May Issue –
Together again in Central Europe
A challenging and inspiring
travel is coming to an end. Just recently partners, experts and coordinators of the Trans in Form project got together
in Warsaw for the final conference of the project. More than 80 decision makers, politicians and stakeholders focused on
achievements and impacts of TiF. One message this event conveyed was that the travel has just begun and that the TiF
movement - the transformation of rural places - will continue.
For now, as summer is just around the corner, we would like to invite you to spread the word about the next International ICN Youth Camp that will take place in Pskov (Russia).
To read more about the TiF conference read the article below or visit www.tifpro.eu. There you can also download a collection of presentations and speeches.
Your ICN Team
Video: TransFormation of Maria Konopnicka Square in Suwalki.
News from ICN:
An Inspiring Final - TiF project celebrated its final event in Warsaw
Get inspired in the arms of a poet - A literary bench for Suwalki
Art meets Business - International Summer Camp in Russia 14 -18 August
17 – 20 June: Action for Innovation: Innovating from Experience (Barcelona, Spain)
18 – 19 June: 14th Baltic Development Forum Summit & 3rd Forum of the EU Strategy for the BSR (Copenhagen, Denmark)
18 – 22 June: European Sustainable Energy Week (Poltav, Ukraine)
TiF project celebrated its final event in Warsaw
“It has been a beautiful travel”,
said Bjoern Forde Moen on wednesday looking back at a two year “journey” he went on together with
partners from eight different countries. Moen is the project manager of the Trans in Form
project, part-financed by the European Union with the aim to transform small and medium sized cities in Europe into more
vibrant and attractive places.
A literary bench for Suwalki
On 23rd May the city of Suwalki in Poland celebrated the 170th anniversary of Maria Konopnicka. In the light of this event Czes?aw Renkiewicz, President of Suwa?ki City, and Jerzy Brzozowski, director of the Regional Museum in Suwa?ki, unveiled the literary bench of Maria Konopnicka. The granite bench was placed in front of her family house which is today a museum named after the poet.