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The Night of Ancient Lights @ Baltic Sea Coastline
Aug 30 @ 9:30 pm – Aug 31 @ 12:00 am

The 30th of August marks the Night of Ancient Lights which invites people from across the Baltic Sea region to come together and light bonfires along the coastline of the Baltic Sea. The Night serves as a reminder of the importance of protecting the Baltic Sea – the sea that links together all the inhabitants of the region. 

The Night of Ancient Bonfires was originally an initiative to mark the 75th independence anniversary of Finland in 1992, also invited some friends in Estonian islands. In the years after that it lived on, especially in the archipelago of southwestern Finland, as a local and communal farewell to summer. By now the tradition has spread to all countries situated on the Baltic Sea and its goal is to show the unity of coastal people and pay tribute to history and cultural heritage. 

More information on the Night of Ancient Lights can be found at

“Employment for the Future: How should the Baltic Sea Region respond to aging workforces?”
Sep 16 – Sep 17 all-day

During two days The Baltic Sea Labour Forum and the partners of the project “Best Agers Lighthouses” invite you to discuss following questions: The population of the Baltic Sea Region is ageing, and its working-age population is shrinking. The impacts of demographic change on the labour markets of the Baltic Sea Region are becoming more visible each day.

What has been our response to this challenge thus far? What strategies and policies have been applied, and have they been effective? How can companies apply age management practices to become more competitive?

For more information visit website Register here

Baltic Leadership Programme “Sustainable Development” module 1 @ CBSS Secretariat & Sipu
Sep 29 – Oct 3 all-day

The Swedish Institute in partnership with the Council of the Baltic Sea States, CBSS-Baltic 21, the latter acting in its capacity as Co-Leader of the Horizontal Action ‘Sustainable’ of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, welcomes you to a training course in European project making in the field of Low Carbon Economy with a focus on resource efficiency.

The programme is intended for people already involved in, or planning soon to be involved in, trans-national co-operation and project development processes related to low carbon economy with a focus on resource efficiency.

The organisers will choose 2-3 participants from each of the countries around the Baltic Sea or altogether a group not exceeding 25 participants. Participants may come from national authorities, from a regional level, or from NGO`s and private organisations working actively on resource efficiency in sectors/ fields related to i.e. sustainable bioenergy, land use and waste management.

The Baltic Leadership Programme consists of two one-week training sessions and is offered to future leaders of trans-national co-operation in the Baltic Sea Region. The training course includes both general leadership training, capacity building in project management and knowledge of European project making and project funding.

The first part of the course will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 29 September – 3 October 2014 and the second part will take part in Brussels, Belgium, on 24 – 28 November 2014.

Participation in the two training courses and the meals is offered free of charge. Participants from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden can also have their travel and accommodation costs covered, subject to prior agreement with the Swedish Institute. Participants from Denmark, Finland, Germany and Norway are offered to take part in the training courses and meals freely, but are kindly required to cover their own travel and accommodation.

7th Baltic Sea Tourism Forum, BSTF
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all-day
Baltic Sea Seminar/ Östersjöseminarium – Innovation and cooperation across borders @ Spårvagnshallarna
Oct 2 all-day