Sustainable Cities Bulletin 1/2020

Dear UBC colleagues,

We hope that you had a refreshing end to 2019 and are now ready to take on whatever challenges and opportunities the year 2020 will bring.

It’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 as well as sharing good experiences and practices.

We will launch a call for interest to host a UBC SCC event in your city! The event formats offered are: 

  • Improve your city – Thematic meeting 
  • Showcase your city – Study visit 
  • Influence the Baltic Sea Region – Networking meeting

The UBC SCC takes care of the planning and facilitation as well as the promotion of the event to other UBC member cities. What your city needs to do at this moment is simply to:

  • Evaluate your needs and wishes
  • Think about what kind of event you would like to organize and when it would take place

The call will open at the beginning of March 2020! Stay tuned! 

We have also launched the UBC TALKS webinar series to offer a platform for our member cities to showcase their best practices, share news and address common challenges (more information below). Furthermore, we are inviting all member cities to register their already existing or new marine litter-related events/activities – read more about the Marine Litter Campaign: 20 in 2020 in the news section! 

Looking forward to a new decade of successful and inspirational cooperation with all of you!


Björn Grönholm                                               
Head of Secretariat                                        
Union of the Baltic Cities – Sustainable Cities Commission