Together with the Government of Land Schleswig-Holstein , the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Nordic Council of Ministers ARS BALTICA has lobbied successfully for the inclusion of a Priority Area Culture and Cultural Identity in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). The official Kick-Off will take place on 18 April in the Representation of Land Schleswig-Holstein in Berlin.
The main aims of the Kick-Off Event are:
In the framework of this Kick-Off Event, ONE BSR organizes its second Policy Round Table with the topic "Contribution to the BSR cultural identity" which will be part of a WorldCafé. It is going to be conducted via the storytelling methodology – a format in which the person and its individual story moves into the spotlight of projects and processes. As moderator ONE BSR engaged Christine Erlach, a experienced storyteller from NARRATA Consult. Other topics of the WorldCafé are e.g. "Culture as a part of the BSR welfare model" or "Creative entrepreneurship and innovation".
"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)