March Issue – Spring is packed with actions

Innovation Circle Network members are looking forward to a busy spring season. While the youngsters look forward to the Environmental Youth Camp that will be held from 27th of April until 1st of May in Tranemo, Sweden - register now! - another event foreshadowes: The Final Conference of the Trans in Form Project. So you should definately save the date: 21 – 23 May 2012. Book your trip to Warsaw to take part in the Final TiF Conference that will take place in Poland’s capital focussing on achievments and impact. To register visit - deadline for registrations is 16th March!

Your IC Team

VIDEO: From City to City - See how beautiful it can be when 300.00 Norwegians move

News from ICN:
Cliff Hague’s Blog - Community Archaeology
Welcome to Environment Camp! - Tranemo youths invite you to spring camp in Sweden

International Issues:
How to brand a neighborhood? - Innovative citizen participation in urban planning
Europe's Top Innovators
- Nordic countries lead the Innovation Union Scoreboard 2011

To promote solidarity between generations
- EPP launched Film Competition

Spread Best Practice
- Energy Day Activities across Europe

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Upcoming events:
07 – 08 March:
Road to Rio Conference – Regions of Climate Actions (Geneva, Switzerland)
13 – 15 March:
World Biofuels Markets (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
27 April – 1 May:
Youth Environment Camp (Tranemo, Sweden)
21 – 23 May:
Trans in Form Final Conference (Warsaw, Poland)

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Cliff Hague's BLOG

Community Archaeology

The Isle of Bute is situated off the west coast of Scotland. It is peripheral to the periphery, and has all the added problems that come with being an island. Unemployment is high, incomes are low, houses are small, people with higher education are few. It suffered as tourism changed. In the middle of the last century, the shipbuilders and steel workers from industrial Clydeside flocked to the island for their annual week’s holiday. Those days of full employment and local vacations are long gone.  However, Bute’s scenery and setting still offer qualities that are not readily available elsewhere and attract some to retire there.



Tranemo youths are inviting to spring camp in Sweden !

Welcome to Environment Camp !

Youths care about environment ! Tranemo youths Lois, David, Jonas and Ellen are inviting youths from the Innovation Circle Network to visit Sweden and Tranemo in the spring. 27th April until 1th May the camp will be happening at Pćarp Farm in Svenljunga Municipality close to Tranemo. The program will focus on environment and future living. They say in the invitation "Our environment is a huge problem nowadays and it?s very important that we take care of our future society. Therefore, we are setting up a camp. It is not a world changing task, but every journey of thousands miles starts with one step." They also promise that the camp will be fun and joyful and a big chance to meet new friends.


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Innovative citizen participation in urban planning

How to brand a neighborhood?

A few years ago Amsterdam’s City District of Geuzenveld-Slotermeer experimented with the technique of 'branding' in the regeneration of the Eendrachtspark Neighborhood. This approach differs from conventional techniques of citizen participation in urban planning and brings people together to design the identity of a neighborhood.


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Nordic countries lead the Innovation Union Scoreboard 2011

Europe's Top Innovators

Almost all Member States have improved their innovation performance according to the Innovation Union Scoreboard 2011. Nordic countries and Germany remain the innovation leaders with Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Finland all showing a performance well above that of the EU27 average.


Film Competition
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EPP launched Film Competition

To promote solidarity between generations

As part of the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations, the European People's Party (EPP) and the EPP Group in the Committee of the Regions have launched a 60 second film competition for citizens of EU member-states and Croatia under the age of 30.


EU Sustainable
Energy Week

Energy Day Activities across Europe

Spread Best Practices

Every year hundreds of organisations and individuals participate in EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) by hosting Energy Day events and activities that promote energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. Be part of a European movement to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy by organising your Energy Day. Get visibility for your organisation, city or region and spread best practices.