April Issue:
ICN invites European Youths to take part in intercultural adventures
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Dear ICN friends and members,
young people are our future, they shape the world of tomorrow. Therefore we need to help them to be prepared for future challenges. Innovation Circle Network has always been focussing on supporting young people and their ideas. This year ICN together with Planning Aid for Scottland (PAS) and Planning Aid International (PAS’s international arm) will organize the next international summer youth camp
European Cities of Tomorrow that brings together young people for a bilateral exchange. But this is not the only possibility for youngsters to get international experiences. 13 European-Mediterranean campuses invite students and young professionals to take part in three week local development projects. To learn more about the campuses please read on and spread the word about this year's ICN youth camp and the European-Mediterranean campuses. Because young people are our future.
Your ICN Team

Video: Climate change has many faces. Every year on April 22, Earth Day focusses on these changes. Across the globe individuals, communities, organizations, and governments acknowledge the amazing planet we call home and take action to protect it.

News from ICN:
European-Mediterranean Campuses - Take part in an intercultural adventure
Cliff Hague's Blog
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A world thirsty for water
A success story from Suwalki -
Paths to Innovation
32 Million for Polish-Norwegian Cultural Cooperation -
Supporting the Blues

International News:
Earth Day 2013 - The Face of Climate Change
The European Countryside Movement - "Europe in 2020 will also be rural"
Report on demography in the EU - Changes in age & family structures

Find more interesting news, pictures and links - check out IC Network on Facebook and Twitter.

Upcomming events:
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
24 - 28 June 
Sustainable Energy Week 2013: A core activity of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign, with hundreds of organisations and individuals participating each year; Taking place all over Europe
12 - 17 August 
PAI/PAS & ICN International Summer Youth Camp
European Cities of Tomorrow; Dunoon, Scotland

 

 

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European-Mediterranean Campuses

Take part in an intercultural adventure

Are you looking for a unique cross-cultural, interdisciplinary exchange experience? Are you a student or young professional between the age of 18 and 30? Then you should apply to one of 13 European-Mediterranean campuses.

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Cliff Hague's Blog

A world thirsty for water

Water. Can’t live without it. From different places across the world comes news of growing crises in access to this most basic resource.

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Suwalki City Days
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A success story from Suwalki

Paths to Innovation

In 2006, when Suwa?ki started the Innovation Circle project also at the level of local citizens group, the Academy of Cultural Activity (ACA) was born. It was founded by two friends working together in the regional cultural center – Piotr Kuczek and Wojtek Paj?k. They gathered other young people around the idea of the first touristic & educational path in Suwa?ki public space.

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32 Million for Polish-Norwegian Cultural Cooperation

Supporting the Blues

Notodden in Norway and Suwalki in Poland, both active partners of the Innovation Circle Network applied successfully for funds to push their cultural highlights: The Notodden Blues Festival and Suwalki’s Blues Festival.

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Climate Change -
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Earth Day 2013

The Face of Climate Change

Climate change has many faces. A man in the Maldives worried about relocating his family as sea levels rise, a farmer in Kansas struggling to make ends meet as prolonged drought ravages the crops, a fisherman on the Niger River whose nets often come up empty, ...

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The European Countryside Movement

"Europe in 2020 will also be rural"

Twelve international organisations joined forces to form the European Countryside Movement. Together they want to emphasize the role of the rural territories in the Europe 2020 Strategy. Therefore the European Countryside Movement published the position paper: "Europe in 2020 will also be rural".

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Report on demography in the EU

Changes in age & family structures

A now published report on demography shows that age structure and family structures are changing in Europe. The current demographic situation in the member states of the European Union is characterised by continuing population growth as well as by an ageing population.

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