March Issue - ?Save the date for the 8. Annual ICN Conference

Dear ICN friends & partners,

can you feel the spirit of spring already and the new energy and motivation it brings? ICN is already in the mood for new ideas, activities and explorations. Our partner city Suwalki just started the season with a kick-off meeting for our new Young Eyes Project. And there is even more good news: You can already save the date for the 8th annual ICN meeting! This time we share our ideas, visions and bright thoughts in Berlin from 28th to 30th of October.

For more news and ideas check out this newsletter, our webpage and join ICN on Twitter and Facebook.

Your ICN Team 






Save the date for the 8. Annual ICN Conference!

... and then we take Berlin

After exploring the Baltic metropolis and cities this year’s annual ICN conference will bring together decision makers, politicians, experts, ICN partners and friends in Europe’s capital – Berlin. 



Latest ICN project gives youths the power to change

Suwalki kicked-off Young Eyes Project

At the end of February Suwalki started the Young Eyes Project with a Kick-off meeting at the city's Teachers’ Trainig Centre. Four high schools of the Polish ICN partner city were invited to participate in this new project and 16 students were selected as a result of recruitment to the project in Suwalki. 



New networks have been established & projects have been launched

Realizing Bioeconomy in BalticSeaRegion

For two years the Nordic Council of Ministers has promoted the bioeconomy agenda in the Baltic Sea region as appointed Horisontal leader by the European Commission under the EU strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. At a conference in Warsaw on March 4-5 a new three year plan for this effort was planned and discussed.



ICN members take action with the new Young Eyes Project

Involve youths to shape the future of your town

With the start of the new Young Eyes (YE) Project ICN partners focus on increasing attractiveness of rural areas through the involvement of young people, their ideas, thoughts and creativity. Shaping rural Europe by young ambassadors.



Cliff Hague's Blog

"This project will be a good one!"

Young Eyes is a new IC project. It looks to me like it will be a good one. I was at the kick-off meeting in a cold and misty Warsaw in January. All the partners were there – Jelgava and Rauna from Latvia, our Polish friends from Suwalki, and from the far north came the delegation from Robertsfors in Sweden. In addition there was PAS from Edinburgh, bringing a lot of experience in youth involvement in built environment issues.