September Issue – Save the date for
Dear ICN friends and members,
It is official now: The next annual conference of the Innovation Circle Network will take place in Šiauliai,
Lithuania. Everybody who is interested in the future of the regions of Northern Europe is invited to the 5th Annual
Conference of the Innovation Circle Network:
The Regions of Tomorrow
and Sustainable Regions
Through Change Entrepreneurship and Cutting Edge
make sure to save the date: 29 - 30 November 2012. Book your ticket and register (deadline 1st November) as soon as
possible. For detailed information please click on the link below and download the program for Regions of Tomorrow:
forward to meet you in Europe,
Your ICN Team
Video: The Great Recovery project will create new
professional networks between designers, material scientists, brands, manufacturers, recycling and recovery experts and
will collect data to help shape new industrial opportunities.
Regions of tomorrow! IC 5th annual conference - Siauliai 2012
New Infrastructure Opens New Opportunities 200 Mio Euro to new EU
Wanna experience something new? A combination of art & nature
A retrospective The History of Blues in Suwalki, Poland
Learning from Oregon Cliff Hague's Blog
The Great Recovery Redesigning for the Future
Making a difference How regions and cities shape Europe’s
Exploring Solutions That Work Open Days Workshop - European Week of
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08 - 11 October: Open Days 2012 (Brussels, Belgium)
09 - 10 October: Global Green Growth Forum (Copenhagen, Denmark)
17 - 18 October: EU Conference on Public Communication (Brussels, Belgium)
22 - 23 October: Strategic Planning in Regions & Cities (St. Petersburg, Russia)
29 - 30 November: Annual Conference of the IC Network (Siauliai, Lithuania)
IC 5th annual conference - Siauliai 2012
The Innovation Circle Network
will have its 5th annual conference in Siauliai, the capital of North-West Lithuania. The conference is organized in
cooperation with the trade fair Siauliai 2012 hosted by the city of Siauliai and the Siauliai Chamber of Commerce. The
conference will focus on regions of tomorrow, and how to become competitive and attractive regions.
Ten-T granted 200 Mio Euro to new European Projects
Travelling from London to Brussels by train produces roughly nine times less
emissions per passenger per kilometer than a plane journey. Climate goals are drivers for change and so are also the
economic goals. European transport networks are changing regions dramatically as the 30 priority projects will be
Redesigning for the Future
The Great Recovery is an RSA project launching in
September 2012 supported by Technology Strategy Board and key industrial players. It will seek to fill the knowledge and
innovation gaps associated with designing for a circular economy model.
The Yellow House in Udebbo knows how to combine art &
This summer the association Yellow House in Uddebo,
Sweden offered visitors and locals a new and inspiring summer activity. Art Paddling is what the Yellow House activists
call this recreational fun that allows you to enjoy beautiful nature while at the same time experiencing a series of art
installations on and along the stream Assman.
How regions and cities shape Europe?s legislation
Based on the annual Impact Report published by the
Secretary-General, a new brochure offers key success and good examples of how the Committee of the Regions is shaping
European legislation. It shows how Europe’s regions and local authorities are making a real contribution to
The History of Blues in Suwalki, Poland
In July ICN partner Suwalki in Poland celebrated its
5th Blues Festival. Along with the event ROKiS - Suwalki’s Art and Cultural Center - launched a booklet that
gives the reader the chance to travel back in time and follow the roots of Blues in Suwalki.
This retrospective goes back
to early 1970’s and explains why Blues is a part of that city and why the festival became such an important
event for locals and visitors.
Cliff Hague's Blog
I am just back from spending 3 weeks in
Oregon. What can IC members learn from that beautiful part of the world? Oregon in the Pacific North-West of the USA shares a number of features with the Baltic Sea Region (BSR).
Open Days Workshop - European Week of Regions&Cities
Within the framework of the OPEN DAYS of the
Committee of the Regions (CoR), the PES Group is organising a workshop on youth (un)employment on 10 October 2012. The
workshop will present solutions which have been successful at regional and local level in bringing young people into
work and giving them a prospect.