NDPC Online Policy Brief Launch
NDPC is organising a presentation of the Policy Brief "Arts & Design Based Collaboration and Cross-Innovation" that has been an outcome of the NDPC led project Creative Cross-Innovations for Sustainability and is authored by Johanna Kouzmine-Karavaïeff (Artisans of Innovation).
Culture Moves Europe
Call for experts
Culture Moves Europe is looking for evaluators with experience in the artistic and cultural sector as well as international cultural exchange and/or mobility projects. Selected experts will evaluate project proposals from the call for individual mobility. Deadline: 31 August
Latvia took over the EUSBSR Presidency
Latvia will lead the work on overall strategic guidance, facilitation of decision-making and coordination of the National Coordinators Group with the support from the European Commission & the Baltic Sea Strategy Point. Common efforts to contribute to the reconstruction of Ukraine will be continued.
Workshop @ EUSBSR Annual Forum in Riga
PA Culture, PA Tourism, and Council of the Baltic Sea States are organising the workshop “Youth and Culture driving resilient communities in the BSR” on 4 October during the 14th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Registration closes on 10 September.
PA Culture webinar Review
You missed our webinar? Watch the recording on YouTube or read our review to get an overview of the frameworks and funding opportunities of European cultural policy, the New European Bauhaus as well as EIT Culture and Creativity Knowledge and Innovation Community.
SI Baltic Sea Neighbour-hood Programme
The Swedish Institute has launched a Seed Funding Call to support cooperations contributing to an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable development in the EU countries around the Baltic Sea and in the EU's eastern neighbourhood. Deadline: 20 September
24 core projects selected for Interreg BSR funding!
On 19-20 June, members of the Monitoring Committee selected 24 new core projects out of 88 applications that will receive funding to have their share in shaping the Baltic Sea Region. Two of them have a link to EUSBSR Policy Area Culture.
We welcome MI-RAP and CCC!
PAC webinar EU strategic frameworks for culture
We are organising the online webinar "EU strategic frameworks for culture" on 20 June and are inviting everyone who wants to get more insight into the EU policy framework on culture for inter-governmental and non-governmental bodies addressing culture to participate.
14th EUSBSR Annual Forum - Registration open!
The registration for the EUSBSR Annual Forum 2023 "Safe and Sustainable Baltic Sea Region for Future Generations" in Riga is now open! The Forum will take place as a face-to-face event with no possibility for online participation. It is possible to register until 10 September 2023.
Open Call Baltic Creative Pitch! DL: 21 May
We are organising together with the CCI Contact Desk and ARS BALTICA the Baltic Creative Pitch! and invite you to apply! Selected part!cipants will get professional consulting on project ideas aimed at internationa-lisation and development of the Cultural and Creative Industries in the Baltic Sea Region.
14th EUSBSR Annual Forum
The EUSBSR Annual Forum "Safe and Sustainable Baltic Sea Region for Future Generations" will take place in Riga on 4-5 October. Special attention with the aim to encourage debate will be paid to climate affairs, green energy and the importance of youth engagement in decision making.
#NDPCbootcamp for Cross-Innovation
The goal of the #NDPCbootcamp is to support cross-field networking between practitioners from the Cultural and Creative Sectors and practioners working in other fields. The main topics will be mutual learning, exchange, inspiration and collaboration.
Deadline: 12 March
CBSS Project Support Facility 2023
The Council of the Baltic Sea States Project Support Facility calls for projects that focus on the CBSS long-term priority ‘Safe and Secure Region’, more specifically on managing increasing risks for states and societies as well as building more resilient communities. Deadline: 31 March
Europe, let's cooperate 2023
The 9th edition of "Europe, let's cooperate! interregional cooperation forum" will take place on 15 March in Stockholm under the patronage of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The event marks the launch of Interreg's second call for project proposals.
SG Meeting and Info Day on Funding - Review
The PA Culture Steering Group Meeting and the Information Day on Funding took place in Warsaw and online on 14 and 15 December. Experts presented the PA Culture projects and important funding programmes such as Culture Moves Europe and Interreg Baltic Sea Region.
Information Day on Funding Agenda
The detailed agenda for our Information Day on Funding is now available!
We have invited experts to talk about PA Culture projects and current funding possibilities for creative actors. Registration is open until 12 December: https://bit.ly/3VzEwdR
PA Culture Information Day on Funding
A new application round has begun for many funding programs within the Baltic Sea Region. PA Culture has invited experts who will present the relevant funding schemes for cultural projects. Register and stay tuned for the full program, which will be uploaded here soon.
Creative Europe Call Cooperation Projects
Creative Europe has published a new call with a budget of €60 million that aims to support projects to carry out a broad spectrum of activities and initiatives involving artists and stakeholders active in different cultural and creative sectors. Deadline for submitting applications is 23 February 2023.
Culture Moves Europe First Call
Culture Moves Europe has published its first call for individual mobility targets artists and cultural professionals working in music, literary translation, architecture, cultural heritage, design and fashion design, visual arts and performing arts. Deadlne for applications is 31 May 2023.
Policy Area Culture Meeting in Berlin
PA Culture Coordinators and their Communication & Support Team met to discuss the Priority Area's next activities in the upcoming years. A particular focus was on the Baltic Sea Youth Declaration's recommendations towards PAC, which we would like to include in our work.
Open Call Art Hub Copenhagen
Art Hub Copenhagen is looking for artists for a residency that aims to create and expand the artists' networks both nationally and internationally. The programme will feature meetings with selected curators/mentors and visits to selected art institutions in Denmark. Deadline: 31 October.
Interreg Baltic Sea Region Second Call
Interreg Baltic Sea Region has launched the second Call for applications for small and core projects! The Call is open for everyone who has a smart project idea on how to bring in innovative, water-smart and climate-neutral solutions for the benefit of people around the Baltic Sea.
PAC Roundtable on cultural relations - Review
The roundtable “Cultural relations in turbulent times” took place in Lappeenranta and online with around 25 participants from 10 different countries. The speakers Nicholas Cull and Solomiya Borshosh spoke about reputational security and the work of the Ukrainian Institute.
PA Culture Roundtable on cultural relations
The PA Culture Roundtable will focus on cultural relations in the Baltic Sea Region with the aim to explore the future of cultural cooperation. The event will take place at the 13th EUSBSR Annual Forum on 27 September as a hybrid format in Lappeenranta, Finland and online.
Creative Ports > CCI Contact Desk
One of the outcomes of the Flagship Project Creative Ports is the CCI Contact Desk, which was established at the Goethe-Institut Estonia in cooperation with ARS BALTICA. The Contact Desk will serve as a focal point for CCI internationalisation in the Baltic Sea region.
INTERREG BSR: First projects selected
The Monitoring Committee selected the first 17 projects out of 42 received applications in all three Programme priorities in the new INTERREG BALTIC SEA REGION - PROGRAM 2021-2027. The requested funds amount to EUR 6.4 million from the European Regional Development Fund.
PA Culture: Simplified Flagship Criteria
Within the new program the Flagship label still will be used as a valuable communication tool for underlying the significance of particular projects. PA Culture welcomes relevant Baltic Sea Region projects to apply for a Flagship status. Find the simplified flagship criteria here ⬇️
Simon Anholt's Keynote @ PA Culture Workshop
Simon Anholt gave a keynote speech at PA Culture’s brainstorming workshop on 19 January. In his short inspirational input Simon shared his thoughts about the international reputation of the Baltic Sea Region. Watch the keynote here or read the article ↓
Baltic Sea Parliamentary
Youth Forum 2022
In collaboration with the Swedish delegation to the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference, the Council of Baltic Sea States is co-organising the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Youth Forum. Applicants between 16–30 years old from the Baltic Sea Region can apply until 24 April for a participation.
Annual Forum 2022
The 2022 Annual Forum of the EUSBSR will take place on 28-29 September in Lappeenranta, Finland. The event is organized by the City of Lappeenranta, the Council of the Baltic Sea States secretariat and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. More information will be published soon.
Creative Waves International Webinar
Creatives Waves aims to support women to be healthier and more resilient as well as to create a space for creative women to co-operate, exchange, gain more strength and confidence. The project partners are organising an international webinar on 28 February at 2 PM with renowned expert speakers.
The Festival of the New European Bauhaus
The first edition of the New European Bauhaus Festival will take place in Brussels from 9-12 June. Everybody who wants to present a project or initiative at the Fair, showcase cultural performances, or organise a side event in their own region is welcome to apply until 7 March.
New Call Interreg Baltic Sea Region
Interreg Baltic Sea Region is opening a new Call on 8 February. Applications for Core Projects can be submitted until 26 April, for Small Projects until 30 March. Interested parties can request an individual online consultation
and receive tailored feedback to their project idea.
#CulturalDealEU Policy Conversation
The policy conversation on #CulturalDealEU is taking place on 1 February. It aims to inspire and engage the wider European community of artists, cultural workers, creative industries and heritage stakeholders in building a future that is more resilient and sustainable.
CulturEU Interactive Funding Guide
The European Commission launched an interactive guide mapping all funding opportunities available at European Union level for the cultural and creative sectors: CulturEU. The guide aims to help identify the most suitable sources of EU support including a total of 75 funding opportunities.
Open Call Northern Spaces | NDPC & EUNIC
Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (NDPC) and EU National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) are looking for collaboration models that connect the CCI field with the digital, economic, environmental, social, education and other sectors, building up a cross-sectoral cooperation ecosystem.
PA Culture Matchmaking Workshop Oct 25 2-4pm
You want to know more about Seed Money Projects and opportunities?
You want to join a project? You want to present your own project? The Matchmaking workshop will give participants the opportunity to network and connect with new projects and potential partners.
C4C @ BSSSC Annual Conference
A break-up session during the BSSSC Conference will focus on Culture and Sustainability. The session is designed to present the outcomes of the Seed-Money project CULTURE4CLIMATE and to discuss problem-solution approa-ches and actions. Organised by ARS BALTICA and Schleswig-Holstein.
CULTURE4CLIMATE @ 12th Annual Forum
ARS BALTICA is organising the session “𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗹𝗲 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗖𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘀” on 28 September. Partners of the project Culture4Climate will present the outcomes of the Seed-Money Phase & an interactive panel discussion on what strong role culture can take in tackling the climate crisis.
Creative Ports Final
The final conference "On international waters" of the Flagship project Creative Ports took place on 7 September in Szczecin, Poland and Online. The project partners have presented the outputs and discussed the future of the project. Read the entire article about the conference.
SAVE THE DATE -
12th Annual Forum
This year's EUSBSR Annual Forum takes place on 27 September - 1 October fully virtual with the topic GREEN RECOVERY. The Forum aims at fostering green transition in the Baltic Sea Region through a close partnership and more active involvement of the stakeholders, youth and local communities.
Baltic Stories - Leading the Sea Change
The new online magazine "Baltic Stories" presents multiple project examples on climate protection such as CASCADE and gives faces to the people from all around the Baltic Sea who create solutions to combat, adapt and mitigate climate change. The magazine is produced by Let's Communicate!
12th PAC Workshop - Common Position
The 12th Strategic Project Develop- ment Workshop was devoted to the current situation of Cultural and Creative Industries in Baltic Sea Region. Read the common position and recommendations that were proposed by Monika Klein (moderator) and edited by work- shop participants.
13th PA Culture workshop 8 and 9 June
The workshop “Perspectives on Funding for Culture in the BSR” will be held on 8 anad 9 June. Relevant funding tools for cultural projects will be presented during the workshop. The Matchmaking sessions will give participants the opportunity to network and connect. Registration is closed.
12th PA Culture Workshop 18 May
The coronavirus pandemic restrictions have a severe impact on condition of Cultural and Creative Industries and all entities, who are dealing with cultural affairs. The 12th Strategic Project Develop-ment Workshop is devoted to the current situation of CCI in Baltic Sea Region.
Revised Action Plan of the EUSBSR
The European Commission has approved the revised
European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region Action Plan, that aims to boost the transnational cooperation in the Baltic Sea region towards a more efficient recovery. Discover the revised Action Plan and the flagships.
Baltic Sea Cultural
Cities and Regions
The Baltic Sea Cultural Cities and Regions is a project aimed at connecting cities and regions, people, cultural organisations and professionals by increasing the visibility of the cultural diversity within the Baltic Sea Region. Read more about the newest concept note of the project.
11th PA Culture
The 11th PA Culture Workshop was devoted to the preservation of cultural heritage in the Baltic Sea Region, with a particular emphasis put on wooden architecture and sustainable cultural tourism. Read more about the common position and recommendations, that were created after the workshop.
Swedish Institute Seed Funding
The Swedish Institute provides funding for joint projects in which Swedish organisations meet transnational challenges together with organisations from the Baltic Sea region countries including Russia and the countries of the Eastern Partnership. The call closes on 11 February 2021.
A LIBRARY FOR THE BALTIC SEA
The virtual Baltic Sea library is a continuously growing anthology of representative literary texts broadly connected with the Baltic Sea that seeks to provide multiple insights into the BSR. The authors of the texts either come from the region or have written texts that deal with aspects of life on the Baltic Sea.
CBSS Project Support Facility
The Council of the Baltic Sea States Project Support Facility call for 2021 is out! The call is dedicated to Innovative solutions for strengthening resilience by promoting inclusiveness and protection of most vulnerable societal groups in the Baltic Sea Region during a period of crisis.
Baltic Stories is a digital magazine, devoted to promoting the cooperation around the Baltic Sea, joint initiatives and flagship projects of the EUSBSR. The stories have been developed during the last year by 'Pomorskie in the EU' Association. The full version can be downloaded online.
Creative Entrepreneurship and Museums
The 7th International NDPC Cultural Forum and b.creative join forces for the international event “Reaching New Horizons: Creative Entrepreneurship and Museums” on 10-11 December to approach the peculiar relationships between creative entrepreneurship and the museum community.
Urban Cultural Planning Conference
Urb Cultural Planning's conference “Game of Cities: Culture, Participation, Democracy” will take place online from Gdansk on 19–21 November. The conference addresses how municipalities can empower citizen driven community development. The registration for the conference is still open.
11th PA Culture Workshop
The 11th PA Culture Workshop is devoted to the preservation of cultural heritage in the Baltic Sea Region, with a particular emphasis put on wooden architecture and sustainable cultural tourism. The workshop will take place as an online event on 19 Nov 2020. Register here until Nov 13
Umbrella funding for micro scale cultural
Umbrella funding for small- and micro-scale cultural initiatives in the BSR workshop took place alongside the 11th EUSBSR Annual Online Forum on 2 October. Look at the results of the workshop and a video (click on the picture) that was created after the workshop.
Baltic Youth Dialogue
Are you a young creative writer, graphic artist or maybe you have a project idea for a more sustainable future? The Council of The Baltic Sea States is calling 18-30 year olds from around the region to join the competition Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue 2020 – let’s create a sustainable future together!
Baltic Sea Cultural Cities BSR Identity
The workshop on culture and BSR identity at the virtual BSSSC Annual Conference brought together 30 people to discuss and further develop the initiative “Baltic Sea Cultural Cities”. Take a look at the results of this workshop.
Umbrella funding for micro scale cultural
How can we link local grass-root approaches of cultural actors to to connect the Baltic Sea Region? How can small projects and initiatives help fostering societal and economic resilience? These questions will be discussed within the online workshop on 2 Oct 2020
The Art of staying healthy - Workshop
If you are interested how art impacts our well-being and how this can be used to promote better health for people of all ages and backgrounds, we encourage you to join the online workshop The Art of Staying Healthy. 6 October 2020
Following a virtual meeting of EU Ministers of Culture regarding the COVID-19 pandemic the launching of a platform for the cultural sector to share information and good practices between themselves. This is how Creatives Unite was born.
BSR - SHAPE THE PROGRAM
The Joint Programming Committee has agreed upon the topical cornerpoints of the future INTERREG BSR programme. The Programming Committee encourages everybody to take part in this consultation.
We can all agree that the youth are the decision makers of tomorrow. Therefore, engaging youth in questions about tomorrow is crucial to foster a sense of responsibility, belonging and unity.
INTERRREG PHOTO COMPETITION
Interreg Baltic Sea Region
encourages projects to take part in a photo competition and show cooperation in action and tell your project's success stories.
BALTIC SEA CULTURAL CITIES
Connecting cities, people, cultural organisations and cultural professionals by increasing the visibility of the cultural diversity on local level within the BSR.
URB CULTURAL PLANNING
We want to use culture and creativity to make living better in the neighbourhoods in cities or in rural areas in the Baltic Sea Region. - New event dates due to the Corona Crisis!
The collaboration in Creative Ports aims to unlock the international potential of CCI actors in the Baltic Sea region and elevate their activities beyond their borders.
FEHMARNBELT DAYS 2021
The Fehmarnbelt Days will take place in the County of Ostholstein in the region close to the Fehmarnbelt. Due to Covid19 the FBD are shifted to 30/31 May 2021