Dear ICN Friends & Members,
2007 to 2017 - The tenth year of the Innovation Circle Network is coming to an end. After a splendid annual conference in Suwalki (Poland) with great spirit and so many ideas and positive thoughts we would like to thank all members, partners and friends of our network for another year of cooperation, exchange and friendship!
This year we welcomed new network members with great experience from Latvia and Norway. We are proud to have
them with us in this new year full of actions. We are ready to work with the preparation of new
project initiatives in 2018 and also to keep on working within the TenTacle project.
From the very beginning this network focused on taking European perspectives home to local communities and strengthening local initiatives through a transnational cooperation. We think that this way of adding European value to our regions is worthwhile. Standing together across the borders the IC partners promote the periphery of Europe and enable regions and communities outside the scope of metropolitan areas to undertake innovative and significant projects at a European level, such as TenTacle or our Young Eyes project.
New funding possibilties are just ahead of us and new ideas have already been collected. We plan another youth camp in Scotland in summer 2018 keeping in line with our strong focus on youngsters. Let's use the upcoming holidays to rest and recharge our batteries to make 2018 a success for ICN, our towns and regions as well as for our friendship.
We wish all of you peaceful and bright Christmas & a Happy New Year 2018!
Your ICN team
"One Belt One Road" - Spatial planning at global scale?
Cliff Hague is a freelance consultant, researcher, author and trainer. He is the Chair of the Cockburn Association, Professor Emeritus of Planning and Spatial Development at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and a partner of the Innvation Circle Network. In his latest article Cliff writes about "One Belt One Road" initiative.