Networking for UBC member cities

Networking and Exchange

The UBC Sustainable Cities Commission continuously works and supports the Unions’ currently about 70 member cities on making the Baltic Sea Region more sustainable.

We offer several ways to exchange information and experiences between colleagues from other cities on sustainability topics. Sharing your news and good experiences through our various communication channels, participating in the projects run by the commission and the events co-organised by us are great opportunities to learn from each other! Please read through the many ways your city can get involved and choose what option best fits your needs!

Sustainable Cities Bulletin and newsletters

The Sustainable Cities Bulletin

In order to spread the good experiences and other sustainability related news from the member cities and from our projects the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission eBulletin The Sustainable Cities Bulletin is published online 3-4 times per year. Our member cities are welcomed to contribute to the eBulletin and a call for stories is sent to all member cities roughly a months before the publication of each eBulletin. Read past issues here.

UBC Sustainable Cities Commission's Newsletter

For announcements and news we use our UBC Sustainable Cities Commission's Newsletter. This is sent ad hoc and usually includes news from the secretariat and is used to promote webinars and upcoming events in the region and Europe-wide.

Baltic Cities Environmental Bulletin

The UBC Sustainable Cities Commission published the Baltic Cities Environmental Bulletin once a year during 1998-2015. The Bulletin presented the news and success stories from our member cities and the Sustainable Cities Secretariat. Read the Baltic Cities Environmental Bulletin here.

If you are interested to contribute to the next issues of the Sustainable Cities Bulletin please contact our Communications and Network Managerjutta.makinen [at] ( Jutta Mäkinen)

How to network with your fellow member cities

t’s a new decade and time to renew ourselves and reactivate our UBC network. The most important element of our network is our members: the cities and municipalities around the Baltic Sea Region. We want to engage you and your city in new ways of meeting and cooperating. Hereby we are launching a call for interest to host a UBC SCC event in your city!

Improve your city – Thematic event

Cities often struggle with finding pleasing solutions for local sustainability issues and problem areas. That is why we want to offer your city the opportunity to host a thematic event where experts from other UBC member cities can share tips and tricks with you for improving your city. Possible event themes are climate change, energy efficiency, sustainable mobility, water management and many more. As a result of the thematic event, your city will get valuable feedback and input facilitating the development of your city’s future.

Showcase your city – Study visit

UBC member cities have a great amount of successful investments, tools, processes and campaigns related to sustainability that deserve to be showed off to the rest of the cities in our region. Host a study visit for your fellow colleagues from different UBC cities to showcase your best practices and share your experiences. Showcasing your achievements will allow you to disseminate your accomplishments to other UBC cities in need of inspiration and knowledge exchange.

Influence the Baltic Sea Region – Networking meeting

Navigating through the roadmaps of EU policies, regional strategies and cooperation opportunities for cities can be tough. We, the UBC SCC want to help you to bring your city’s needs and expertise to the table by facilitating the organization of a networking meeting. Hosting a networking meeting is an excellent occasion for your city to create added value for cross-border cooperation and learn more about different topics regarding sustainable development and project development. The networking meetings are intended for your city’s international coordinators and politicians who are eager to influence the Baltic Sea Region’s development.

A Call for Interest will be launched in March 2020. Stay tuned!

“UBC TALKS” Webinar series

Would you like to share a project, campaign, process or any activity related to sustainable development topics in your city? Do you have a topic that you would like to get some input on? Then a webinar can be the way to go.

If you are interested in sharing your news through our UBC TALKS webinar sieries,  please contact our Communications and Network Manager Jutta Mäkinen - email jutta.makinen [at]