Dear ICN friends and members,
Only a few weeks left until the Innovation Circle Network welcomes you to it's 8th
annual conference. This year we will meet in the heart of Germany's capital. The Wyndham
Excelsior Hotel in Berlin will be the place to discuss about "Resilient communities in action and
Click here to register for ICN conference VIII.
Deadline 5th of October 2015. If you haven't planned your trip to Berlin yet, do it now and
become part of our group of active experts, decision makers and local authorities to shape
You are not familiar with ICN? No
problem, use our conference to get to know us and our mission. A must-do if you are interested in the
future of the regions of Northern Europe.
We are looking forward to meet you in Berlin!
Your ICN team
8th Annual ICN Conference 28th-30th October
8th annual conference of the Innovation Circle Network will take place in Berlin from 28th to 30th of
October. "Resilient communities in action and transformation" is the heading for the topics
to be presented and discussed. The program will focus on how sustainable growth and entrepreneurship can be fostered and
stimulated. Several ongoing projects and intiatives will be presented and new ideas will be unlocked for upcoming
Rural municipality goes for more international cooperation!
During a visit to
Rauna in August 2015 the general secretary of IC network was invited to Priekuli muncipality for talks about
cooperation. The municipality is bordering Rauna and Cesis city. The Young Eyes workshop took place at Tigra Hotel in
Priekuli 10-14 August. The 13th August there was settled an agreement with Priekuli where some key points for
cooperation was pointed out.
Young Eyes mirror workshop
Innovation Circle and
partners from Scotland, Sweden, Poland and Latvia gathered in Rauna 10-14 August to explore identitity in Rauna and to
work with the concept on a general basis for all participating communities. Young people aged from 14-25 studied Rauna
and gave their proposals for improvements. The Rauna municipality is a rural municipality at the Latvian countryside
close to the cities Valmiera and Cesis.
Youths and leaders
within the Young Eyes project gathered in Suwalki 15-19 June and learned about governance and community development. The
youths were faciliateted by Edyta Sliwinska and Beata Gruza. The workshop contained several challenges and team building
activities. Wojciech Pajak gave a speech on governance and Bjørn Opjordsmoen spoke about
I have been in
Ramallah, leading a small group of experienced planners who have been asked by UN-Habitat to review the planning of the
rural area of Palestine. The West Bank of the River Jordan has been occupied by Israel since the war in 1967.