Dear ICN friends & members,
2013 - the sixth year for the Innovation Circle Network - is coming to an end. After a splendid annual conference in Suwalki (Poland) just a few days ago we would like to thank all members, partners and friends of our network for another year of cooperation, exchange and friendship!
This year we welcomed new network members with great experience from the UK and Sweden. We are proud to have
them with us in this next year full of actions. We are also happy to announce that thanks to our partners from
Robertsfors ICN will get financial support from Sweden. We are ready to work with the preparation of a number of new
project initiatives in 2014. At the same time we aim to extent the network within each partner’s country and
also to convert partners from other countries to join in.
From the very beginning this network focused on taking European perspectives home to local communities and strengthening local initiatives through a transnational cooperation. We think that this way of adding European value to our regions is worthwhile. We also have experienced that the Nordic, Baltic and European authorities need to become more informed and reminded about the situation within the rural and peripheral regions. Standing together across the borders the IC partners promote the periphery of Europe and enable smaller cities and communities to undertake innovative and significant projects at a European level, such as the Trans in Form project.
Now a new funding period is just ahead of us and new ideas have already been collected. There is another youth camp in the pipeline as well as other activities. Let us use the upcoming holidays to rest and recharge our batteries to make 2014 a success for ICN and our towns and regions.
We wish all of you peaceful and bright Christmas & a Happy New Year 2014.
Your ICN team