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The Baltic Sea Region is a unique region linked to a common sea and at the same time facing the challenge of many differing national points of views on how to tackle climate issues and especially a clean Baltic sea. The fact of a common Baltic Sea underlines the need of transnational cooperation. Where politics and policy making are facing limits due to national subjective point of views and positions, the cultural sector can go beyond those limits.

Climate Change is the topic that we are all equally effected by, thus it is a very logical consequence that we have to connect and adapt beyond borders in the Baltic Sea Region. CULTURE4CLIMATE (C4C) offers a collaborative forum where such sharing can be made possible, and where experience across disciplines and borders can focus on action, not only on intentions.

The C4C Initiative has received INTERREG Seed Money to develop a larger project. The focus of the Seed Money phase was on research on funding possibilities and on existing good practices to serve as a point of reference for the larger scale project. Further focus was on the creation of a detailed workplan as well as the basis of a partner consortium. The C4C consortium actively took part in political and cultural events. In moderated talks and panel discussions, the intermediate status and the ideas for the main project were discussed. In the framework of the Seed Money project, the following activities were conducted:


20.04. > Salzburg Global Network Session Beyond Green

31.05. > Fehmarn Belt Days 2021 Panel/Worshop (SH)

08.-9.06. > EUSBSR Policy Area Culture > Funding Workshop

12.09. > NORDEN Festival C4C Workshop

22.09. > CBSS2030 & C4C

28.09. > EUSBSR Annual Forum C4C Panel / Workshop Session

8.10. > BSSSC Annual Conference Session (RU)

04.-5.11. > BSR Cultural Congress (DE)

03.-5.11. > Salzburg Global Network Beyond Green


C4C main partners: ARS BALTCA (GER), Council of Baltic Sea States (SE), Ecologic Institute (GER), Union of Baltic Cities (PL), Action University (DK), Kaunas Artists' House (LIT)

C4C Associate partners:Growing Pathways (DK), Change Pilots (PL), Climate Focus (GER), Baltic Sea Cultural Centre (PL)


The next step for the main CULTURE4CLIMATE project is an application within the Creative Europe funding scheme for a medium size project.