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First BSR Cultural Pearl 2024 awarded in Kiel, Germany

On March 1, ARS BALTICA took part in the 'Kieler Kulturkraft 2024' barcamp, the first official event within the Cultural Pearls Title Year of the City of Kiel in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, since the offical Title Awarding Ceremony posed the opening of the day.

Representatives from the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) as project lead and the Ministry of European Affairs (MLLEV) as local partner held speeches on the project's development and impact prior to announcing Kiel as Cultural Pearl 2024. The Mayor of Kiel, Renate Treutel (right), and Kiel team lead, Annette Wiese-Krukowska (middle) happily accepted the trophy from CBSS' Felix Schartner Giertta (left, see picture).
120 participants from different parts of the cultural, creative and social sector joined the event and the following open conference format. The barcamp offered room to discuss networking and overall development opportunities within and between the sectors.

Read the full review of the ceremony in the News-section on here and see visual insights into the event from our media coverage on the day in our and the project's highlights on Instagram (@arsbaltica and @bsrculturalpearls).

The three other Pearls, Jakobstad / Pietarsaari in Finland, Rūjiena in Latvia and Svendborg in Denmark are to be awarded their titles within the following months.

Representatives from CBSS and Kiel with the BSR Cultural Pearls trophy and a flower bouquet

Picture by Lara Knigge