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Sixteen Finalists for BSR Cultural Pearls 2025

18 small and medium-sized municipalities followed the Open Call for BSR Cultural Pearls 2025 with 16 candidates advancing to the Final-Selection-Phase, a step closer to becoming one of the BSR Cultural Pearls 2025. ARS BALTICA, alongside its project partners congratulates all 18 applicants.

With 12 applicants having emerged in last year's round for BSR Cultural Pearls, ARS BALTICA, alongside its project partners, is more than delighted that this year 18 small and medium-sized municipalities followed the Open Call for BSR Cultural Pearls 2025.  Following Pre-Selection by the project partner consortium, 16 of these 18 applicants advanced to the next phase to which the final selection by a jury of international experts in the social and cultural field is adjacent. The Finalists are:
Lithuania: Alytus District 
Latvia: Smiltene, Cesvaine, Stāmeriena 
Poland: Plock, Redzikowo, Słupsk, Kobylinca, Tarnogród 
Finland: Hailuoto, Kaskinen, Nykarleby 
Denmark: Vejle 
Estonia: Peipsiääre, Mulgi 
Sweden: Helsingborg 

Supported through national mentors, expert webinars, access to a good practices catalogue and the experience of the BSR Cultural Pearls 2024, these municipalities now dive into the development of their Culture and Resilience Action Plans, which are to be judged in the final selection.
Congratulations and best of luck to all of them! And a warm welcome to all 18 applicants as new members to our network building social resilience through culture!  

Gain more insights in the News section of the BSR Cultural Pearls webpage and social media - LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook (BSR Cultural Pearls provides the respective links to the Pearls' channels as well).

BSR Cultural Pearls is a multilateral project funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region programme and lead by the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS). ARS BALTICA handles the project's communication activities, with focus on the title and the Cultural Pearls.

If questions arise, don't hesitate to contact project manager Egija Salnikova heading communication from ARS BALTICA's side or the CBSS Secretariat as lead partner.

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