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6th Annual ICN conference brought new ideas & new chairman

We are smart, we are sustainable!

The City of Suwalki hosted the 6th Annual Conference of the Innovation Circle Network that succesfully ended on 12th December. More than 70 people gathered in the coldest place in Poland to warm up and team up. 


European Cities of tomorrow

The future looks great

How does the future for European cities look like? And what can young people do, to turn it into a brighter one? That was the big question that 20 young Europeans discussed during a five-day youth camp at Benmore Outdoor Center in Scotland. 


5th Annual Conference of the Innovation Circle

Development of Communities & Empowerment of People

On Saturday an intense annual conference of the Innovation Circle Network ended in Siauliai, Lithuania. The first snow, new faces and new ideas made this event a very fruitful and worthwhile meeting that clarified the importance of ICN. Amongst other topics the discussions and presentations emphasized the importance of an increased transport network in the Baltic See Region and the empowerment of citizens.


"Europe in Tansformation", 8-9 December

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Europe in Transformation is the title of the IV annual IC conference(8-9 of Dec). Jurmala city and Latvian Association for Regional and Local Government (LALRG) are co-partners in hosting the annual event together with Trans in Form project and Innovation Circle Network. The conference will focus on how rural areas and smaller places can adapt and develop in difficult times.
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IC Board Members visited the Bundestag

… and then we take Berlin

Berlin was the place to be for the latest Innovation Circle Board Meeting. This week ten IC members went for a flying visit to Germany’s capital. The program included a visit to the Bundestag as well as a comprehensive agenda for the Board Meeting. New contacts are made to spread the word about ICN.

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That was the ICN Summer Youth Camp 2011

The generation that makes a difference

About 50 young people from eight different countries made this year’s ICN Summer Youth Camp another successful and beneficial event. Together they showed the potential of youths. “We had a tremendous camp, with a lot of important discussions”, resumed Camp leader Anders Sølve Strand.


Annual IC Network Conference in Vilnius on 29-30th of November

Members of Innovation Circle Network in cooperation with Lithuanian initiative “Future city” gathered for the Annual conference in Vilnius, Lithuania. Conference brought together over 70 people from 7 different countries – Belarus, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation and Sweden. Specialists, municipality members and public activists joined their efforts to discuss the future of attractive cities in their countries.

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IC Network Board Discussed 5 Brand New Project Ideas

The 19-20 July the IC board had the second meeting this year. All the results of the past period since the meeting in Trakai in February this year were discussed which brought the Network into new level with more project ideas. Entire Network board except the Polish representative attended the meeting. Generally, the ways of expanding the Network to more countries were considered. The meeting built a background for the IC Annual conference for this year.

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Nearly 100 participated in the opening conference

Successful TiF Kick off ! (PHOTOS)

The kick off conference gathered Trans-in-Form partners from 6 countries and co-partners from Belarus and Russia. Experts highlighted how regional development is driven by population changes, growth or decline, and how attractivity plays a key role. Job creation is no guarantee for growth itself. Alternative development scenarios will be drawn up for the different regions during the project.


IC Annual Conference 30Nov-1Dec 2009, Cesis Latvia

Innovation Through New Governance and Rural-Urban Partnerships

Innovation Circle Network Annual conference will be organised 30th November - 1st December this year in cooperation with the Trans-in-Form project. The event is titled “Innovation through new governance and rural-urban partnerships". The topic is particularly interesting to all the countries facing governance reforms these days. And the question of cooperation is always an issue to places seeking for attractiveness, competitiveness and international involvement. The conference will also focus on the Trans-in-Form project where IC network is a co-partner and will present the key issues within project concept. Download the preliminary program!