The BSR WATER platform's Final Conference will take place online on 15–16 September 2021, organised by UBC Sustainable Cities Commission to introduce and share the results of our intensive platform cooperation.
Take part in the Sustainable Cities events and activities
The 12th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR will be held on 27 September – 1 October 2021 by Lithuania. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Forum will be fully virtual. The topic of the Annual Forum 2021 is GREEN RECOVERY.
Save the date! The next UBC TALKS on the trendy sustainability issues will be organised on 28 September at 9.30-11.00 CET!
More information coming soon.
Save the date of the XVI UBC General Conference “Resilient Baltic Sea Cities. Tackling the challenges and creating the future(s)” that is planned to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, on 27-30 October 2021.
The Ecocity Forum will be held as a hybrid event on 16-17 March 2021 to enable participants to attend either virtually or in person at Lahti’s magnificent timber-built concert venue and conference centre Sibelius Hall.
Q&A Live Session with CDP
Do you have a question to pose to CDP regarding the environmental data disclosure, its benefits and global benchmarking? Is your city just starting out and you have something you would like to clear up before you can continue with the reporting or do you represent an A-lister city with a lot of experience in practice but would like to know something regarding the global scale?
BSR WATER conference "Accelerating the transition to clean and healthy Baltic Sea"
The online summer conference of the BSR WATER platform will be held on 9–10 June 2021 under the topic "Accelerating the transition to clean and healthy Baltic Sea".
How to make cities more resilient? Results and recommendations from the CASCADE project
Join the CASCADE project final conference online to learn about the project results and recommendations including the launch of the Toolbox for Climate Risk Preparedness!
Webinar: UBC TALKS about water as a resource in a climate-resilient city
At the webinar on 25 May 2021 at 9.30-11.00 CET we will be talking about strengthening urban resilience in relation to the water management. Ensuring that the city is adapted to the climate change consequences is crucial, and it's also important to ensure the efficiency of the water sector in the city.
HUPMOBILE webinar: Seamless Sustainable Mobility
Welcome to join the HUPMOBILE webinar on Seamless Sustainable Mobility on 21st of May 2021 at 10-12 CET.
HUPMOBILE webinar: Developing ports and their neighbourhood
The first of two HUPMOBILE spring webinars that were organised by the City of Turku in cooperation with UBC Sustainable Cities Commission. The first webinar explored the development of ports and their neighbourhoods with presentations by the experts from City of Turku (Finland), Aalto University (Finland), Åbo Akademi University (Finland), City of Tallinn (Estonia) and ITL Data Lab (Estonia).
UBC Sustainability Action programme 2022-2030 - information & consultation event
UBC Sustainability Action programme 2022-2030 - information & consultation event is an open event for all UBC members to get informed on the process or preparing the next Sustainability Action Programme and to contribute to it with ideas, input and comments, so that we together shape a strong sustainability strategy for our network!
Green City Accord – Online workshop with cities in the Baltic states
We have the pleasure to invite you to an online workshop on the Green City Accord with cities in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on 5 May 2021 from 15:00 to 17:00 EEST (14:00 to 16:00 CEST). Interpretation in Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian will be provided.
EUCF 2nd Call Webinar: Finland
*SUOMEKSI ALLA - PÅ SVENSKA NEDAN*
The webinar about the EUCF:s second call will take place 29th of April 10-11:30 o’clock. Don't miss out on this opportuni-ty to boost your municipality’s sustainable energy plan!
EUCF 2nd Call Webinar: Denmark
**In Danish below**
Register for the Webinar: The EUCF initiative in detail.
The webinar to launch the second call for EUCF grants in Denmark will take place on 22th April 2021 at 10-11:30 am. Don't miss out on this opportunity to boost your sustainable energy plan!
Webinar: UBC TALKS about cascading consequences of climate hazards
The first UBC TALKS webinar in 2021 will take place on 30 March at 9.30-11.00 CET. We will learn about strengthening of cities' resilience towards climate hazards based on the experiences of the project CASCADE.
International Environmental Forum "Baltic Sea Day" 2021
The "Baltic Sea Day Forum" in St. Petersburg organized in a hybrid format on 23-24 March 2021 will highlight the currently developed UBC Sustainability Action Programme 2022–2030, as well as the achievements of the BSR WATER platform.
Webinar: Multimodality made visible – Mobility Points in Baltic Sea Region cities
The cities.multimodal project presents the results and outcomes in the "CHANGE YOUR WAY(S) - Towards liveable cities in the Baltic Sea Region" webinar series. Welcome to the third webinar session "Multimodality made visible – Mobility Points in Baltic Sea Region cities" on 10 March 9:30-11:00 CET.
EUCF 2nd Call Webinar: Latvia
The European City Facility's second call will open on the 29th March 2021 and close on the 31st May 2021. The Latvian EUCF Webinar will be held March 4 at 10-11:30 EET in Latvian.
European Dialogue for Sustainable Cities - "Eco-innovation"
European Dialogue for Sustainable Cities is a brand new dialogue series by Lahti – European Green Capital 2021. The talk show features thrilling debates on European cities’ environmental solutions, innovations, and cooperation models amid an ecological crisis and corona pandemic.
The theme of the second episode is ”Eco-innovation” and we welcome Stockholm, the first European Green Capital from 2010, to the show!
Climate-neutral and resource-efficient water sector – BSR WATER online meeting
Welcome to the webinar "Climate-neutral and resource-efficient water sector" on 18 February 2021 at 9.00–10.45 CET! The event is organized by the BSR WATER platform.
Workshop: Pathways to targeted PFAS removal – from policy to technology
The workshop on emerging hazardous substances "Pathways to targeted PFAS removal – from policy to technology" welcomes everyone on 16 February 2021 at 9.00–12.00 CET.
A clean, productive and shared Baltic Sea – regional and local actions for sustainable future
A sustainable future for the Baltic Sea requires active actions. The international online seminar organized by the Baltic Sea Challenge on 11 February 10.00–15.00 EET will highlight the Agenda 2030 goals in the protection of the Baltic Sea.
Webinar: Breaking bad habits – Increasing multimodality through mobility management
The cities.multimodal project presents the results and outcomes in the "CHANGE YOUR WAY(S) - Towards liveable cities in the Baltic Sea Region" webinar series. Welcome to the third webinar session "Breaking bad habits – Increasing multimodality through mobility management" on 11 February 9:30-11:00 CET.
European Green Capital Handover and Opening Ceremony
Lahti welcomes everyone to join historical and the very first Virtual European Green Capital Handover and Opening Ceremony.
Lahti will officially kick-off its year as European Green Capital 2021 on 15 January at 12:00 Lahti (UTC+2) / 11:00 Brussels (UTC+1) / 10:00 Lisbon (UTC).
Webinar: Getting the citizens on board – Testing innovative ways of involvement
The second cities.multimodal webinar session "Getting the citizens on board – Testing innovative ways of involvement" will take place on Thursday 14th of Janauary 9:30-11 CET.
Webinar: UBC TALKS about low carbon energy solutions in cities
Developing low-carbon energy systems is a cornerstone of achieving cities carbon neutrality targets set in cities' climate and energy plans. Cities and municipalities have an important role in leading the shift towards low-carbon energy systems.
Co-creating urban space – testing the living street concept in the Baltic Sea Region
The first session of the cities.multimodal webinar series is dedicated to the Living Street concept, its adaption and implementation in the Baltic Sea Region context.
Beach wrack in the Bioeconomy – Networking event
On 2 December 2020 the transnational networking event “Beach Wrack in the Blue Bio Economy” will be organized by CONTRA project. The event will offer a platform for information exchange between management authorities, researchers and private companies active in the field of beach wrack management. The aim is to build innovation capacity in the sector and encourage cooperation between stakeholders.
HUPMOBILE online conference
This year's midterm conference of HUPMOBILE was supposed to be held in Hamburg. However, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we cannot organize it as a face-to-face conference. Instead, we are organizing two short virtual events on different days discussing the future of mobility in the Baltic Sea Region cities. During these two days, we will focus on the concept of Fusion Mobility and whether COVID-19 has an impact on the development of sustainable mobility. Both webinars are open for everyone and free of charge.
ECCENTRIC Thematic Webinar 7: Addressing peripheral neighbourhoods in sustainable urban mobility planning. Lessons Learned from the ECCENTRIC project
As European cities grow, their peripheral neighbourhoods today show a high demand for mobility, for example from daily commuters travelling into city centers. However, these neighbourhoods at the outskirts of urban centres have remained largely unaddressed in terms of dealing with this growing demand for passenger and freight traffic. Suburban areas hence face challenges of:
Webinar: UBC TALKS about water safety from hazardous substances
The UBC TALKS webinar in November will open up the theme "Ensuring water safety from hazardous substances". We will talk about ways to improve addressing hazardous substances in the wastewater treatment process, how to tackle industrial discharges into the municipal wastewater treatment line, and discuss best ways to raise awareness of citizens regarding their role in this cycle.
Mobilising Mobility: MaaS - CIVITAS delivers!
The concept of Mobility as a Service, MaaS, claims to offer a personal mobility package based on lifestyle needs and delivered through a single interface and subscription.
Webinar: UBC TALKS about local work on SDGs in UBC Cities, part II
UBC TALKS continue exploring the topic of "Local work on the Sustainable Development Goals in UBC Cities", this time focusing on how cities can integrate SDGs in their strategies and what are the experiences of working with SDGs on local level.
Finnish Municipalities Contributing to Super Year for Nature
UBC Member City Lahti, Finland, joins the EU Green Week 2020 by sharing encouraging nature and biodiversity cases from Finland.
Virtual 11th EUSBSR Annual Forum 2020
The 11th EUSBSR Annual Forum will take place online on 20 October 2020. The theme of the Forum this year is "Our Region, Our Future – Towards a Decade of Innovation and Sustainability".
EUSBSR Workshop on reducing security risks related to the climate change
The workshop will focus on the climate change related security risks and on supporting the integration of the climate aspects into the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region after 2020. The workshop will be organized on 12 October 2020 11.00–13.40 CET by the Council of the Baltic Sea States and UBC Sustainable Cities Commission.
CIVITAS Living Labs on stage - discover 16 European cities making better living and moving a reality
Over the past four years, the three CIVITAS Living Lab projects – CIVITAS DESTINATIONS, CIVITAS ECCENTRIC and CIVITAS PORTIS – have been testing and demonstrating innovative mobility solutions.
EUSBSR Workshop on unlocking the nutrient recycling potential
The EUSBSR workshop "Unlocking the nutrient recycling potential in the Baltic Sea Region" will discuss the state-of-the-art in nutrient recycling within and across the two sectors: agriculture and municipal wastewater management. The workshop will be organized on 30 September 2020, 13.00–15.30 CET (14.00–16.30 EET) via Zoom.
European Urban Mobility Days 2020 - Digital Conference & CIVITAS ECCENTRIC final event
The conference combines two leading events from Europe’s transport calendar: the CIVITAS Forum Conference and the European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). It will allow policymakers, local authorities, academics, NGOs, urban transport practitioners, urban planners and all those putting the SUMP concept into practice to share their experiences using a virtual forum.
Webinar: UBC TALKS about local work on SDGs in UBC Cities, part I
The UBC TALKS webinar on 22 September will explore the topic of "Local work on the Sustainable Development Goals in UBC Cities" and how to get started with the VLR process.
Baltic Sea Region Mobility Summit 2020
Webinar: EUCF 1st call in Finnish
The webinar about EUCF will take place 1st of September 10-11:30 o’clock. Don't miss out on this opportunity to boost your municipality’s sustainable energy plan!
This new initiative, European City Facility (EUCF) offers cities, municipalities, local authorities and groupings of these to apply for a grant of 60 000€ to support the development of an investment concept targeting energy efficiency and renewable energy.
ECCENTRIC webinar: How to set up an intergenerational project to promote sustainable mobility
European cities facing several challenges when it comes to their senior citizens. While this population group is growing, it is key to enable and empower them to move around the city independently and sustainably.
Webinar: EUCF 1st call in Estonian
IN ESTONIAN BELOW
The webinar to launch the first call for EUCF grants in Estonia will take place on 03rd of July at 11-12:30. Don't miss out on this opportunity to boost your sustainable energy plan!
Webinar: EUCF 1st call in Danish
The webinar to launch the first call for EUCF grants in Denmark will take place on 25th June at 10-11:30 CET. Don't miss out on this opportunity to boost your sustainable energy plan!
The webinar is prodced by the UBC SCC and presented by the Danish energy company Energy Consulting Network A/S who is also the Danish Country Expert in EUCF.
BSR Electric Virtual Final Conference
The Interreg BSR project, BSR Electric will organise a virtual Final Conference 16-17 of June. The focus of the Final Conference will be on electric mobility and on electrification of commercial vehicles.
CIVITAS webinar: Innovative bicycle sharing approaches
Join an upcoming CIVITAS webinar on 15 June, 14:00 - 15:00 CEST, that looks at how two CIVITAS cities have taken their bike-sharing schemes to another level.
In CIVITAS DESTINATIONS, the bike-sharing scheme of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) demonstrates how EU-funding can help create a brand new, digital-based, sustainable mobility service in a city.
Webinar: UBC TALKS about intelligent transport solution piloting
The UBC TALKS in June will be dedicated to the intelligent transport solutions piloting. The webinar will introduce the Hupmobile project and ITS piloting, as well as present the agile piloting in Helsinki.
ECOMM 2020 online "Outra vez!"
ECOMM is a global event, the true meeting place for everyone involved in mobility management and every year attracts between 300 and 400 people. This year, the conference will be held online as a series of webinars, as well as provide published material on the website.
More information: https://ecomm2020.com/webinars/
Webinar: EUCF info session in Latvian
Heads up Latvian municipalities!
The European City Facility Initiative's (EUCF) first call is now open! Therefore EUCF's Latvian Country Expert Ekodoma is now organising an info webinar about the EUCF in Latvian on May 28 14:00-15:30 EET.
ECCENTRIC Webinar: How cities can promote electrification and electric mobility
Electrification of municipal and private fleets is a topic of key importance as cities across Europe are looking to reduce their carbon and pollutant emissions. Municipalities have a range of options to influence and impact this transition.
Webinar: UBC TALKS about sustainable and multimodal mobility
The webinar in May opens up the topic "Change your way(s) – towards multimodal urban mobility in BSR cities" with experiences from Pskov, Tartu and Riga.
Webinar: UBC TALKS about stormwater management
Cities and water sector professionals are invited for the discussion on developing smart and sustainable stormwater planning and management. Changing to integrated stormwater management, applying right instruments and tools in planning, achieving better results – tune to listen about it and share your examples!
CANCELLED: Transport Research Arena (TRA) in Helsinki, Finland
Due to the current situation, Transport Research Arena in Helsinki has been cancelled.
ECCENTRIC webinar: Mobility stations for flexible and sustainable urban transport
Webinar is now full and the registration is closed. If you left out, don't worry! The webinar will be recorded and the recording will be published on YouTube.
Cancelled: Urban Future Global Conference 2020
Lisbon was chosen to host the 5th edition of the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference (UFGC), Europe’s largest event for sustainable cities, that will bring together around 3,000 decision makers and professionals from over 60 countries from 1st to 3rd April 2020.
Webinar: UBC TALKS about best practices in CDP reporting
In March, we invite all UBC cities to join the discussion on what are the best practices on environmental data disclosure to CDP. As the next reporting period is approaching fast, it is good to be prepared and ask fellow UBC cities who have been reporting since the beginning of UBC-CDP cooperation to share their experiences and tips on how to manage the deadlines, finding relevant data, getting political commitment and more. Lahti, Tartu and Riga are the UBC cities sharing their best practices at the UBC TALKS this time!
Webinar: UBC TALKS about Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning!
In February we will discuss about the experiences and results of the SUMPs-UP project.
We will introduce the updated SUMP guidelines and support material, the outcomes of the project and promote the free available support for cities. The UBC member cities Cesis and Trelleborg, who have participated in the SUMP learning programmes will share their experiences from the programme, the international learning group and tell us how working with SUMPs has impacted their city.
CIVITAS ECCENTRIC workshop: How can we increase safety for unprotected road users?
Policymakers and experts are invited to a workshop focusing on how to increase safety for unprotected road users using simple and low-cost methods.
The workshop is hosted by the City of Stockholm and partners of the EU project CIVITAS ECCENTRIC, in which Stockholm works with the cities of Madrid (Spain), Munich (Germany), Ruse (Bulgaria)and Turku (Finland) to demonstrate actions supporting safe walking and cycling and a range of other mobility solutions.
Webinar: UBC TALKS about marine litter campaigns
Tune in to UBC TALKS about marine litter to share experiences and find out how to organize a perfect engaging campaign for your citizens, in the meantime supporting the HELCOM Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter.
Webinar: Become a HUPMOBILE Follower City
HUPMOBILE's objective is to provide a holistic approach to the planning, implementation, optimisation and management of integrated, sustainable mobility solutions in Baltic Sea port cities. Mobility in this context includes both people and goods (i.e. freight, cargo logistics and delivery).
Webinar: Financing and funding options for Sustainable Urban Mobility
Successful implementation of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) requires ensuring necessary funding for measure implementation.
Webinar: Integrating SUMPs to urban planning, energy and climate strategies
Urban planning, climate and energy work and sustainable urban mobility planning have all one goal: to plan and develop cities and municipalities in a sustainable climate-friendly way. Therefore, the integration of different strategies and approaches is of utmost importance.
Mobility Practitioners Webinar: Second edition of the SUMP Guidelines
The 5th SUMPs-Up webinar will focus on presenting the second edition of the SUMP Guidelines that were developed in an intense one-year consultation process with Europe's SUMP stakeholders. In addition, two supporting guides prepared by the SUMPs-Up project will be presented. Join the webinar on 22 October 2019 at 10-11.30 CET!
XV UBC General Conference in Kaunas
The XV UBC General Conference “Building an inclusive and resident-focused city. The Baltic way” will be held on 15–18 October 2019 in Kaunas, Lithuania. Themes of the conference include among others “Inclusive Cities” and “Culture as catalyst for cities development”.
NORDIWA – Nordic Waste Water Conference
NORDIWA – Nordic Waste Water Conference will take place in Helsinki, Finland, on 23–25 September 2019. NORDIWA is a leading Nordic event for water professionals focusing on wastewater management and climate change adaptation in the Nordic region. BSR WATER platform will join NORDIWA this year for the workshop "Protection and co-operation around the Baltic Sea".
Webinar: Inclusion of suburban/peripheral neighbourhoods in sustainable mobility planning
Joint CIVITAS ECCENTRIC and CE INTERREG LOW-CARB webinar on 17 September 2019
6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP)
The European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans is Europe's leading annual event for all those involved in putting the SUMP concept into practice. The event offers opportunities to network, debate key issues and to exchange ideas on sustainable urban mobility planning.
The conference will take place at De Oosterpoort, Trompsingel 27, 9724 DA Groningen, The Netherlands.
EUROPE-INBO 2019 International Conference
Discussing the future of the European Water Directive and Schowcasing ambition under midnight sun!
10th Annual Forum for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
The 10th Annual Forum for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region will take place on 12-13 June 2019 in Gdansk, Poland. The focus of the Forum will be on sharing and circular economy. Click here to learn more.
Urban Future Global Conference
Europe’s biggest event on how to make cities more sustainable from May 22-24, 2019 in Oslo, Norway.
Clean Beach Campaign
International environmental campaign “Clean Beach” devoted to well-being of the Baltic Sea environment is held on 18 May 2019 in St. Petersburg (Russia). The event provides opportunity to participate in the cleaning of beaches and to get information about the effects of litter on water bodies and seas through raising awareness and interactive involvement. At the regional level, campaign “Clean Beach” contributes to the implementation of the HELCOM Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter from Baltic parties.
Webinar: The SUMP Action Plan and how to gain political commitment to it
How do you ensure the implementation of measures in a sustainable urban mobility plan (SUMP)? How do you engage decision makers in the SUMP process? CIVITAS SUMPs-Up's fourth webinar for mobility practitioners will explore these crucial questions by focusing on an important milestone in the SUMP process – developing the SUMP action plan and ensuring political commitment to it.
CDP Europe Spring Workshop in Stockholm
CDP's spring workshops will take place ahead of the annual CDP climate change, water security and forest reporting period with the aim to present the updates to the CDP questionnaires and programs, make the disclosure process as easy as possible and deepen the knowledge on natural capital disclosure.
CDP Europe Spring Workshop in Helsinki
CDP's spring workshops will take place ahead of the annual CDP climate change, water security and forest reporting period with the aim to present the updates to the CDP questionnaires and programs, make the disclosure process as easy as possible and deepen the knowledge on natural capital disclosure.
Cooperation and opportunities for future water management
The event "Samverkan och möjligheter för framtida vatten- och slamhantering: fokus på IWAMA projekt" is a part of the national dissemination events of the IWAMA project: this event takes place in Kalmar, Sweden, on 10 April 2019.
UBC Climate Resilience Webinar 26.3.2019
UBC Climate Resilience Webinar was held on 26.3.2019 at 10:30 – 12:00 EET. The webinar focused on climate resilience work in UBC cities. The webinar was held in English.
Baltic Sea Day 2019
XX Anniversary International Environmental Forum Baltic Sea Day is organized in St. Petersburg, Russia, on 21–22 March 2019.
SUMPs-Up Webinar - Measure selection for SUMP
Which measures would help your city to achieve the goals in your sustainable urban mobility plan?
Crucial to SUMP development and implementation is the systematic and judicious selection of SUMP measures and knowledge of how to combine them effectively. The 3rd SUMPs-Up Webinar for mobility practitioners focuses on this important step in the SUMP process.
Regional Water Day in Turku
The Regional Water Day, or Varsinais-Suomen vesipäivä takes place on 19 March 2019 in Turku, Finland. This event is organized in cooperation with the IWAMA project on improving smart wastewater management in the Baltic Sea Region.
CIVITAS ECCENTRIC thematic webinar: Addressing vulnerable groups and gender issues in SUMPs
Vulnerable groups such as children, the elderly, or people with disabilities depend on public transportation and an accessible public space to stay mobile. Women are the largest user group of public transport. Therefore, sustainable urban mobility planning needs to provide inclusive and accessible means of mobility for all of these groups.
National workshop of IWAMA in Rostock
The workshop "IWAMA Nationaler Workshop – Energie- und Schlammoptimierung" is organized in Rostock, Germany, on 28 February 2019. Join the event to learn results and get the access to the outputs of the IWAMA project in German language!
SUMPs-Up Webinar "Data collection for SUMP""
Analysing the mobility situation and developing scenarios of possible future mobility situations helps to set the goals for your city’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan. In order to know where you want to go and how you're going to get there, you first need to know where you are currently standing.
Webinar: Data collection for Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) 20.2.2019
The 2nd SUMPs-Up webinar organised on February 20th 10:00-11:30 CET focuses on analyzing the mobility situation and collecting data collection for SUMP. As a city case example, the City of Malmö presents how they collect and use different data for planning their transport measures. Malmö combines several methods of collecting data, and has piloted recently some innovative data collection methods based on a digital travel survey based on an app.
CASCADE Kick-off Meeting in Hamburg
The Kick-off Meeting of the CASCADE project will be held in Hamburg on 6-7 February 2019. More information will be added here later.
IWAMA Final Conference in Turku
The Final Conference of the IWAMA project is organized in the city of Turku, Finland, on 30–31 January 2019. The event is hosted by the City of Turku and the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission.
Ocean Literacy in Coastal Cities Conference
Welcome to the Ocean Literacy in Coastal Cities Conference 6-7 December 2018 in Malmö. The aim is to inspire, learn, debate and drive action at a local level for the marine environment with focus on ocean literacy in coastal cities.
Webinar "Starting up the SUMP process - Tools for SUMP"
Are you a mobility practitioner, working in a city administration, an NGO, a company or at a research institution? Are you interested in sustainable urban mobility planning or already experienced with Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs)? In any case, this is for you:
Conference on Transport Modelling and Data Management in Tallinn 4-5th of December
Cities.multimodal's sister project “Sustainable Urban Mobility and Commuting in Baltic Cities” SUMBA is an INTERREG BSR funded project focusing on sustainable and green commuting.
European Resources Forum 2018
The German Environment Agency is hosting the fourth European Resources Forum from 27 to 28 November 2018. The conference will place in the “Ludwig Erhard Haus” in Berlin.
UBC Urban Planning Webinar 2 - urban planning tools in practice
Join the second UBC Urban Planning Webinar on 25.10.2018 at 10:30 – 12:00 EET. The webinar will focus specifically on the tools that have been developed for urban planners in the Baltic Sea Region and beyond by two cross-border cooperation projects – iWater and Baltic Urban Lab. Join the webinar to learn how these tools can be put into action in your City.
New challenges and thinking for spatial planning systems in Tallinn 16.10.2018
On October 16th 2018 in Tallinn, the workshop will examine New challenges and thinking for spatial planning systems.
Economic development in rural regions – new thinking and policies in finding and exploiting endogenous capacities- seminar in Växjö 2.10.2018
On October 2nd 2018 in Växjö, the seminar will examine Economic development in rural regions – new thinking and policies in finding and exploiting endogenous capacities
CIVITAS Forum 2018 - Experience Europe's Inclusive and Multimodal Mobility Future
The importance of transport’s social dimension is becoming increasingly clear - mobility shapes lives and prospects. It is crucial that transport systems are environmentally friendly, inclusive, efficient, and centred on meeting diverse user needs. Yet how can this be accomplished?
CIVITAS Forum 2018
This year's CIVITAS Forum Conference will take place from 19-21 September in Umeå, Sweden. The 16th edition of Europe's premier sustainable mobility event will bring together the CIVITAS community from across the continent and beyond.
CIVITAS ECCENTRIC workshop: replicating sustainable urban mobility measures
The CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project is holding a workshop from 17-18 September in Stockholm, Sweden, that will give participants insight into the innovative work being undertaken in its five project cities.
UBC Sustainable Cities Commission Meeting in Klaipeda
We welcome you to take part in the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission Meeting in Klaipeda 13-14th of September 2018!
The Meeting is titled "SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY - Trends and Challenges from the BSR".
Baltic Urban Lab Final Conference
We would like to warmly welcome you to our Final Conference that will take place in Riga, Latvia September 6-7th, 2018. The conference will present the results of the project and discuss how cities around the Baltic Sea region can tackle better challenges related to brownfield redevelopment.
Webinar on new digital tools in participatory planning
UBC cities are invited to join the 4th webinar of Baltic Urban Lab (August 23rd, 2018) will focus on the possibilities that new digital tools can bring in participatory urban planning. Baltic Urban Lab cities Tallinn and Norrköping have both developed and tested new tools to encourage different stakeholders, especially citizens to give their feedback and learn more about current planning issues. Tallinn has developed AvaLinn Mobile App and Norrköping 3D visualisation tool Earth Autopsy. The tools have been tested in the planning of the two brownfield sites - The Skoone Bastion in Tallinn & the Inner Harbour area in Norrköping. Norrköping and Tallinn will share their practical experinces on the development and use of tools and give tips to other cities that are interested to develop similar tools.
9th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Save the date of the EUSBSR Annual Forum 2018!
The 9th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR will be held in Tallinn on 4 – 5 June 2018. The Forum will be hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia together with the Baltic Development Forum in close cooperation with the European Commission and other partners. About 700 participants from governments, international organisations, NGOs, universities, local and regional administrations and businesses will come together to discuss developments and challenges in the Baltic Sea Region. The Annual Forum is co-financed from the programme of Interreg Baltic Sea Region.
Final Conference of iWater project
The iWater project Final Conference will be held on 7-8 May 2018 in Riga, Latvia.
The conference will focus on main results and achievements of the project:
stormwater planning tools developed and adopted by partner cities;
sustainable stormwater solutions and pilot sites demonstrations;
Integrated Stormwater Management Strategies and Guidelines;
Green Area Factor Tool adapted for stormwater management planning.
UBC Urban Planning Webinar
Cities in the Baltic Sea Region are dealing with similar challenges when it comes to urban planning and development. How to apply more integrated approach to the development of urban environment? How to involve all necessary parties in the planning process and how to promote sustainable urban development?
Earth Hour 2018
Starting as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007, WWF’s Earth Hour has grown to become the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring individuals, communities, businesses and organizations in more than 180 countries and territories to take tangible climate action for over a decade.
Baltic Sea Day
The XIX International Environmental Forum "Baltic Sea Day" is organized on 22–23 March 2018 in St. Petersburg, Russia, to bring up global and regional environmental matters.
Baltic Sea Region SUMP workshop in Tampere
Do you want to learn more about Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning?
Join the Baltic Sea Region Workshop on SUMPs (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan) organized by the European SUMPs-Up project in cooperation with the City of Tampere, MAL network and UBC Sustainable Cities Commission on 15 March 2018. The workshop facilitates discussion and exchange of experiences on different challenges and solutions within the field of sustainable urban mobility planning. The event is targeted to experts and planners in local administrations and organization working with mobility issues in the Baltic Sea Region area.
Baltic Sea Future
This is where action-orientated municipalities come together to meet researchers, entrepreneurs and investors to discuss a long-term sustainable collaboration for the Baltic Sea.
URBAN FUTURE global conference
The URBAN FUTURE global conference is the World’s largest meeting point of CityChangers: committed people that actually drive change to make cities more sustainable.
Baltic Urban Lab Joint Pilot Review and Project Meeting in Turku
Baltic Urban Lab project will be organizing two internal meetings back-to-back on 13-15 February 2018 in Turku.
UBC Sustainable Mobility Webinar
On 5 December 2017 at 10:00 CET, UBC Sustainable Cities Commission is hosting a webinar open to all UBC cities to share information about sustainable mobility.
Nordregio Forum 2017: Nordic Cities - Connecting the Urban and the Rural
How do we create stronger linkages between the urban and the rural parts of our regions? How can smaller cities take the lead within sustainable development? What makes them attractive? How can cities in the Nordic countries benefit from Nordic collaboration and export promotion?
Training workshops on climate change adaptation in cities
Three workshops are organized in the Baltic Sea Region cities to present the methodologies for climate change adaptation.
XIV UBC General Conference
XIV UBC General Conference on 24 - 27 October 2017 in Växjö
IWAMA Water Forum
On 23–24 October 2017, IWAMA will organize the large event aimed at water-related experts: the Water Forum taking place in Växjö, Sweden. This Forum will bring together IWAMA partners and cooperating stakeholders, representatives of the member cities of the Union of the Baltic Cities, and all interested guests, to discuss smart water management.
NORWIDA 2017 – Nordic Waste Water Conference
NORDIWA, the Nordic Waste Water Conference is organized in Aarhus, Denmark on 10–12 October 2017.
CIVITAS Forum 2017
This year’s CIVITAS FORUM Conference will take place on 27-29 September 2017 in Torres Vedras, Portugal.
Webinar: Soil Contamination in brownfields
The third webinar's keynote speaker will be Elke Myrhede and her presentation will be about soil contamination in brownfield sites. The headline goes as "Soil contamination in brownfields - how does it concern planning?".
2017 China Europe Water Platform
2017 China Europe Water Platform (CEWP) Annual High Level Dialogue will be held on 21-22 September 2017 in Turku, Finland.
2nd Baltic Urban Lab Workshop: Brownfield regeneration site planning improved with 3D visualization and interactive public participation tools
Urban planners from UBC cities are invited to learn from practical examples of 3D visualization and use of interactive participation tools in urban planning in Baltic Urban Lab Workshop II.
The 8th Strategy Forum of the EUSBSR - Connectivity
The 8th Strategy Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region will take place in Berlin on 13–14 June 2017. The major theme of the event is “Connectivity” highlighting the development of cooperation and the necessity to intensify contacts in the region.
Embrace the Water: a Cities of the Future Conference
The conference takes place in Gothenburg, Sweden on 12 – 14 June 2017.
Resource Wisdom and Biosphere areas in UBC cities - register now!
UBC Sustainable Cities Commission Meeting titled "Resource Wisdom and Biosphere areas in UBC cities" will take place on 16 - 18 May 2017 in Jyväskylä.
Pathways to Sustainability Transformation Science Day 2017
What are the pathways that lead to a more sustainable world?
National Energy Summit OSE Gdańsk 2017
European Business Centre in cooperation with the city of Gdańsk and Pomeranian Region authorities hereby invites you to participate in the 5th edition of the National Energy Summit OSE Gdańsk 2017, which will be held on 25-26 April 2017 in the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk.
Smart & Healthy Transport in Cities Conference
Smart & Healthy Transport in Cities conference on 4 – 5 April 2017 in the Czech Republic.
Baltic Sea Future Congress
We have the technology, we have the knowledge. What we need now is an innovative, visionary and multidisciplinary leadership!
Be part of the innovative Baltic Sea Future Congress in Stockholm, Sweden on 6 – 7 March 2017 and make your voice heard among hundreds of international guests.
1st Baltic Urban Lab Workshop 2.3.2017
Baltic Urban Lab is organising a workshop in Tallinn, Estonia for all interested parties - UBC member cities are warmly welcome to join the workshop activities for the day of 2nd of March 2017 (8:45-17:00).
Climate Cube on the international conference in Malmö
Europe’s first conference on how cities can work towards the UN’s 17 new Sustainable Development Goals! We are inviting 4 cities to join in the Dialogue seminar to present their excellence in climate change. Are you interested? Please contact the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission Secretariat.
International conference Linnaeus Eco-Tech 2016
Linnaeus Eco-Tech conference that is held in Kalmar (Sweden) on 21-23 November 2016 celebrates a Jubilee this year. The conference occurring for the 10th time promotes sustainability across the Baltic Sea and focuses on developing technologies for waste and wastewater treatment and environmental remediation.
Sharing cities: Join the EUROCITIES Conference in Milan
The global city of Milan in Italy welcomes everyone for the annual EUROCITIES conference that will take place on 16-18 November 2016.
World Congress for smart cities in Barcelona
World Congress “Smart City Expo” in Barcelona on 15-17 November 2016.
The 7th Strategy Forum of the EUSBSR - Vision 2030
The beginning of November in Sweden will be lightened by the major annual event for the EU in the Baltic Sea Region: the 7th Strategy Forum of the EUSBSR held at the Brewery Conference Centre in Stockholm. The Conference’s programme is tight to fit dozens of events into two days (8-9 November 2016).
Energize your city: Local Renewables Conference 2016
On 26-28 October 2016, the City of Freiburg (Germany) will welcome everyone to participate in the annual conference on sustainable urban development. The theme of this year is Energising the Smart City and Region, and the event is organized together with the City of Basel (Switzerland) and ICLEI Europe.
Building Sustainability SGBC16 with WorldGBC Congress Sweden
This event brings together everyone working with sustainability in real estate, architecture, construction and urban planning. This year's conference addresses how the built environment can actively contribute to sustainable living and a more stable climate.
UBC SCC Commission Meeting
We would like to warmly invite you to the next Commission Meeting of UBC SCC in Jelgava, Latvia on 12-14 October 2016.
CIVITAS FORUM 28-30th September 2016
The CIVITAS FORUM Conference 2016 will be organized on 28-30th of September in Gdynia, Poland, with the theme "Shaping the mobility of tomorrow". The event will gather hundreds of CIVITAS stakeholders from around Europe, all of whom are devoted to the development of sustainable urban mobility in their cities.
Climate Chance 2016
Climate Chance 2016 will be organised in Nantes, France on 26 - 28 September 2016.
Electro Mobility in Smart Cities
Electro Mobility in Smart Cities is a two-day conference taking place on 21-22 September 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The focus will be on:
The UBC SCC Advisory Board meeting
The 2016 second UBC SCC Advisory Board meeting takes place in City of Lahti, Finland, on Thursday 8 September – Friday 9 September 2016.
Cultures of Sustainability in Baltic Cities
It is our honor and pleasure to invite you all to the Joint Meeting of UBC Commissions on Cultures of Sustainability in Baltic Cities which will be held in City of Słupsk and City of Ustka, Poland 15th – 17th June 2016.
Symposium: The Road from Paris: Implementing Climate Change Management and Strategies in Cities and Municipalities in the Baltic Sea Region
The Symposium “The Road from Paris: Implementing Climate Change Management and Strategies in Cities and Municipalities in the Baltic Sea Region” is being organized by Uppsala University, Sweden and HAW Hamburg, Germany in the Baltic University Programme (BUP), together with Union of Baltic Cities (UBC), and Uppsala municipality under the auspices of the International Climate Change Information
ECOMM 2016- European Conference on Mobility Management
The 20th European Conference on Mobility Management - ECOMM 2016 will take place from 1st-3rd of June 2016, hosted by the Municipality of Athens and the Universities of Thessaloniki and Piraeus
The SHIFT - International business festival in Turku
The SHIFT is for startups, companies, investors, and public sector organizations with an interest in the health, learning and energy sectors, and how technology is changing them. The SHIFT celebrates the heroes of today who are courageous enough to lead the change towards a sustainable future.
European Maritime Day 2016
Investing in competitive blue growth - smart and sustainable solutions
8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns- Transformative Action: the potential for Europe
The 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns, held from 27-29 April 2016 in the Basque Country will be hosted by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, the Basque Government, Bizkaia County Council and Bilbao City Council, with the involvement of Udalsarea 21 - Basque Network of Municipalities for Sustainability, in partnership with other international networks and organ
Reducing nutrient inputs to the Baltic Sea – how to strengthen project partnerships in the region
This one day seminar is looking for concrete opportunities to save the Baltic Sea by reducing nutrient loading from scattered settlements and waste water treatment sludge management.
3rd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans
This is the principal annual event for all those involved in turning the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan concept into practice. Be one of the 300 delegates from across Europe to attend this free event. This is a unique opportunity for networking and learning about the latest developments in urban mobility planning.
Climate Summit for local leaders: Cities for Climate
A Historic Convening of Local Leaders - Fighting Climate Change
United Nations Conference on climate change - COP 21
From 30 November to 11 December 2015, Paris will chair and host the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21).
This year's Annual Polis Conference on "Transport innovation for sustainable cities and regions" will take place on 19 and 20 November 2015 in Brussels. Side events and Polis' Annual General Assembly (AGA) are scheduled for 18 November.
DYN@MO Summer University
CIVITAS DYN@MO invites you to join the third edition of the DYN@MO Summer University, which will be held 4-6 November 2015 in Palma! The topic of the event is "Developing “Mobility 2.0” systems and services".
XIII UBC General Conference "Building smart cities in the Baltic Sea Region"
The XIII UBC General Conference will be held in Gdynia on 27–30 October 2015. Invited representatives of UBC member cities, Baltic and European governmental and non-governmental institutions and organisations will discuss smart city development.
CIVITAS Forum 2015, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Get ready for the CIVITAS Forum 2015 in historic Slovenia!
CIVITAS Forum Lubljana
RESERVE YOUR PLACE AT THE CIVITAS FORUM!
Let's make our cities better than ever! The CIVITAS Forum 2015 is around the corner, and will open its doors from October 7-9 in Ljubljana, the enchanting capital of Slovenia. This lovely historic metropolis represents the perfect backdrop for the Forum, especially since this year's theme is 'Sharing the City'.
The Covenant of Mayors in a Nordic context - Workshop
2nd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs)
The 2nd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) will be held at the Polytechnic University in Bucharest, Romania from 16-17 June 2015.
VI Annual Forum of the EUSBSR
The 6th Annual Forum of the European Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR), will take place between the 15th and the 16th of June in Jūrmala, Latvia.
European Sustainable Energy Week
The dates are set for this year’s leading event on the promotion of a secure, clean and efficient energy for Europe. The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will take place from 15 to 19 June 2015 in Brussels and across Europe.
73rd UBC Executive Board meeting
The 73rd Executive Board Meeting of the Union of the Baltic Cities will take place in Dolina Charlotty, Poland between the 10th and the 14th June 2015.
The meeting will serve as a framework for discussions on general UBC metters and for networking activities. During the event, the Communications Seminar's follow up will also be hosted.
Baltic Sea Region Forum
The eighth Baltic Sea Region Forum will take place in Turku on the 4th of June 201. This year's theme: "What does the Cold Peace between the EU and Russia mean for the Baltic Sea region?" will focus on on business and economics, environmental co-operation, regional co-operation and on research findings on the topic.
UBC Sustainable Cities Commission meeting Turku, June 3-4 2015
Herewith we warmly invite you to the next SCC meeting in Turku on June 3-4 2015!
European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) 2015
The second European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) 2015 will take place between the 12th and the 14th of May in Copenhagen.
Covenant of Mayors workshop - Financing projects with the European Energy Efficiency Fund (eeef)
The Covenant of Mayors organises a finance working group workshop for cities and other public authorities that have developed bankable project proposals or are in the process to do so.
First UBC Sustainable Cities Commission meeting
The first meeting of the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission will discuss and develop upcoming activities of the Commission and also further develop the UBC Sustainability Action Programme 2015 – 2020.
Meeting Point Urban Magma - first annual conference
Welcome to the first annual conference of Meeting Point Urban Magma! Here you will be part of forming a strategy to create a centre of excellence for sustainable cities. UBC Sustainable Cities Commission meeting will be organised alongside the conference, for more information go to the Commission meeting page.
Baltic Sea Region advancing towards Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning - Conference
The UBC Commission on Transportation together with the City of Gdynia organise a conference "Baltic Sea Region advancing towards Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning" The conference will be held in Gdynia (Poland) on 23-24th October 2014 and is organised within the framework of the Baltic Sea Region Competence Centre on SUMP.
CIVITAS Forum 2014 in Casablanca
The 12th edition of the annual CIVITAS Forum Conference will take place between 23rd and 26th September 2014 in Casablanca, Morocco. Casablanca will be the first non-European city hosting the CIVITAS forum conference.
UBC Joint Commission Seminar in Riga
In the year when Riga is the European Capital of Culture Riga City Council City Development Department together with the Union of Baltic Cities Commission on Urban Planning and Commission on Environment invite you to the UBC Joint Commission Seminar in Riga, Latvia.
Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans ‘Planning for a liveable city’
The European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) is hosting its first ever European Conference, offering mobility planners and implementers from all over Europe an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the field of SUMPs.
PA NUTRI panel discussion ‘Involving new partners to save the sea’
PA NUTRI panel discussion with the main topic of involvement of Belarus in PA NUTRI flagship projects and next steps for future cooperation. Part of Turku Baltic Sea Days, one of the "TALK ABOUT THE WATER: HOW TO SAVE THE SEA?" -events organized by the Baltic Sea Challenge network.
Baltic Sea Days 2014
IWAMA Seed project workshop on Solutions in modern municipal wastewater treatment
Workshop will include short presentations on challenges in municipal wastewater treatment related to capacity development of operators, energy efficiency and sludge handling.
UBC Joint Commission meeting 2014 in Örebro, Sweden
UBC Joint Commission meeting in Örebro Sweden May 18-21th together with the host City of Örebro, the UBC Commissions on Transport, Urban Planning and Environment. Meeting topic is traffic corridor and wasteland to lively city, see attached agenda PDF for more background information about Örebro, the UBC Commission Programme and practical information about the meeting.
CIVITAS DYN@MO Summer University on electric vehicles
CIVITAS DYN@MO invites you to join second edition of the DYN@MO Summer University, 14 - 16 May 2014 in Palma!
Final conference of the PRESTO project
Final conference of the PRESTO project will take place on 11th February 2014 in Helsinki, Finland. The event is dedicated to the topic “Save the Sea – Investing in Waste Water Management in Belarus”.
UBC Joint Commission meeting in the City of Tallinn 10-12 April 2013
From the 10th to the 12th of April, the Energy, Environment and Transport Commission of UBC has invited all member cities to join the joint commission meeting in Tallinn, Estonia. The focus was on saving energy and the environment through sustainable transport solutions.