March Issue - ?Save the date for the 8. Annual ICN
Dear ICN friends & partners,
can you feel the spirit of spring already and the new energy and motivation it brings? ICN is already
in the mood for new ideas, activities and explorations. Our partner city Suwalki just started the season with
a kick-off meeting for our new Young Eyes Project. And there is even more good news: You can
already save the date for the 8th annual ICN meeting! This time we share our ideas, visions and bright thoughts in
Berlin from 28th to 30th of October.
For more news and ideas check out this newsletter, our webpage and join ICN on Twitter and Facebook.
Your ICN Team
Save the date for the 8. Annual ICN Conference!
After exploring the
Baltic metropolis and cities this year’s annual ICN conference will bring together decision
makers, politicians, experts, ICN partners and friends in Europe’s capital –
Latest ICN project gives youths the power to change
At the end
of February Suwalki started the Young Eyes Project with a Kick-off meeting at the
city's Teachers’ Trainig Centre. Four high schools of the Polish ICN partner city were invited to
participate in this new project and 16 students were selected as a result of
recruitment to the project in Suwalki.
New networks have been established & projects have been
For two years the
Nordic Council of Ministers has promoted the bioeconomy agenda in the Baltic Sea region as appointed Horisontal leader
by the European Commission under the EU strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. At a conference in Warsaw on March 4-5 a new
three year plan for this effort was planned and discussed.
ICN members take action with the new Young Eyes Project
With the start of the
new Young Eyes (YE) Project ICN partners focus on increasing attractiveness of rural areas through the
involvement of young people, their ideas, thoughts and creativity. Shaping rural Europe by young ambassadors.
Cliff Hague's Blog
Young Eyes is a new IC
project. It looks to me like it will be a good one. I was at the kick-off meeting in a cold and misty Warsaw in January.
All the partners were there – Jelgava and Rauna from Latvia, our Polish friends from Suwalki, and from the far
north came the delegation from Robertsfors in Sweden. In addition there was PAS from Edinburgh, bringing a lot of
experience in youth involvement in built environment issues.