Last week ARS BALTICA took part in the first ever Baltic Sea Youth Camp as well as in the 10thAnnual Forum of EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). Both events were held in Gdansk.
The Youth Camp brought young people from the Baltic Sea region together to promote cultural understanding and a sense of togetherness in the region. The participants engaged in workshops and debates and made their voices heard on how to implement the UN 2030 agenda and its sustainable development goals in the Baltic Sea Region.
At the Youth Camp ARS BALTICA facilitated two workshops in the form of the ARS BALTICA CREATIVE DIALOGUE (ABCD). The two workshops held at the Baltic Sea Youth Camp by ARS BALTICA in cooperation with Oleg Koefoed (Growing Pathways) were all about community building, sustainability and how to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
At the 10thAnnual Forum of the EUSBSR that took place at Gdansk’s Philharmonic ARS BALTICA co-facilitated a seminar titled ‘Localising Circular Economy – Creative Solutions for the Challenges of Our Time. Picking up on the Annual Forum’s topic of “Reduce, Reuse, Rethink” the seminar presented best-practice examples on how sustainable approaches can help finding solutions to multilevel and transnational issues.
The session was organized by CBSS – Baltic 2030, HA Climate, PA Culture and ARS BALTICA and featured presentations from Maciej Hofman (Policy Officer European Commission DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture), Ugis Zanders (Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Latvia), Charlotte Lundqvist (Umeå Municipality, Sweden), Nina Alkærsig Jensen (Symbiosis Center Denmark) and Henryk Stawicki (Design Strategist at Change Pilot, Poland)
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)