March Issue: Let's bring young people together
Dear ICN friends and members,
we are happy to announce that Innovation Circle Network together with Planning Aid for Scottland (PAS) and Planning Aid International (PAS’s international arm) will organize the next international summer youth camp. Young people will come together for a bilateral exchange from 12th to 17th of August 2013 in Benmore Outdoor Centre, Dunoon, Scotland. Learn more about the camp and of course spread the word about it - European Cities of Tomorrow.
Your ICN Team
Video: Offering local people the opportunity to take decisions about their own neighbourhoods can help transform deprived city areas into more agreeable places to live. Berlin’s Neighbourhood Management programme proves that this approach works.
News from ICN:
Cliff Hague's Blog - Europe and its neighbours
PAI/PAS and ICN international youth camp - European Cities of Tomorrow
Vidzeme Planning Region from an international perspective -
Strong regions make a strong Europe
German president about Europe’s future - “There has never been this much Europe!”
Experts discussed growth through ICT - The Baltic Powerhouse is Europe’s Silicon Valley
EU supports research & innovation based solutions - Waste as a resource
“Smart Youth 2013” - Young & Creative People Wanted
21 - 23 March - Baltic Sea Youth Meeting: Gathering all youth concerned organizations of the Pan-Baltic; Szczecin, Poland
10 April - 4th Working Meeting on EU Strategy for the BSR: Key stakeholders of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and Member State representatives meet in Helsinki, Finland
7 - 8 May - SET-Plan Conference 2013: The SET-Plan - the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan - establishes an energy technology policy for Europe. The conference is one of Europe's most important energy conferences; Dublin, Ireland
Cliff Hague's Blog
The news that the Qatari emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has bought six islands in the Ionian Sea for 8.5m Euro is a further indication of changing relations between Europe and its neighbourhood. The EU - and those of us who live in it - still see Europe as the centre of the world. After all that’s what our maps show us and how our daily news bulletins are packaged. This world view is built on a long history during which time - for good and for ill - this small continent really did lead the world.
PAI/PAS and ICN invite you to an international youth camp
Planning Aid for Scotland and Innovation Circle Network will bring young people together for a bilateral exchange from the 12th to 17th of August 2013. An international youth camp on European Cities of Tomorrow will be held in Benmore Outdoor Centre, Dunoon, Scotland.