The latest PSF call for projects focused on culture and empowering the future-builders of the region.
Regional Identity is a long-term priority of CBSS aiming to develop and foster the concept of a belonging to the Baltic Sea Region through engagement, dialogue, people-to-people contacts, networks and multilevel governance. We chose projects that focus on either one or all of the following: culture, education, children and youth.
Projects for, with and by children and young people had been highly valued. The projects should aim to strengthen children and young people’s influence and participation in organisational, cultural, and educational settings (international labour and student mobility, improved common education and labour market) and to strengthen a sense of “we-feeling” in the Baltic Sea Region.
Cultural co-operation in the Baltic Sea Region has many facets and we welcomed projects driven by the highest artistic quality, as well as where culture is used as a force to build bridges across borders, as well as social and political differences. The declaration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 offered a fantastic opportunity to focus on Baltic Sea Region cultural heritage. Looking at our common history fosters mutual understanding and is an important prerequisite for jointly tackling the challenges the Baltic Sea Region faces today.
What are the platforms for cooperation on education in the Baltic Sea Region in the future? CBSS has for years devoted attention to higher education, with projects within this field still remaining of high interests. We also welcomed projects in other fields within education and projects that address the need for a strategic approach towards education in the region.