June Issue: ?Save the date for the VII. Annual ICN Conference

Dear ICN friends and members,?
just a few weeks left until summer oficially starts – meaning it is time to focus on our next youth camp. This year ICN partners will organize an international youth camp in Robertsfors, Sweden. Also the ICN board recently met in Riga to discuss project ideas and plan the next annual conference. This year we will meet in Europe's City of Culture 2014. Riga is the place to be from 12 to 13 of November 2014. You find more infos and a detailed programm soon on our 

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Next Annual ICN Conference 12 - 13 November

Save the date!

Members of the Innovation Circle Network board met in Riga for another conference, focussing on planning the next board meeting and discussing BSR program priorities.



?Jelgava Local Municipality for a sustainable future!?

Trademark of the year 2013

The logo and slogan of Jelgava Local Municipality is the “Trademark of the Year for Latvia”. Jelgava received the highest award within the contest of trademarks launched by the Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia and Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 



Mobile tourist guide of the City of Suwalki

Where do you wanna go?

Did you ever find yourself in a situation like this: You visit a new place and you look for a good restaurant or café, some interesting places or shopping facilities, you start to ask foreigners or google and unfold the city map. If you come to Suwalki for the first time and wonder where to eat or relax skip the map and let Suwalki's mobile tourist guide bring you to the place you are looking for.



Cliff Hague's Blog

Why towns & cities need to be part of the global goals for 2015-2030

In the next few weeks some important decisions will be taken. The UN is coming to the end of a process that will result in the General  Assembly adopting a set of Sustainable Development Goals for the period 2015-2030.  These were focus on eradication of poverty and are sure to commit the governments of the world to action on topics such as health, water and education – rightly so. 



Cliff Hague's Blog

Western Balkans Realities

In the early 1990s Yugoslavia began to disintegrate, triggering a series of vicious wars as ethnic groups contested territories. I have been doing some work looking at current development in the countries of the Western Balkans. Although conditions have certainly improved over the past decade, and the World Bank now rates them as “upper middle income countries”, it is clear that long-lasting economic and environmental damage has occurred.