"Europe in My Region" is an EU-wide communication campaign launched in 2016 by DG Regio and taking place now for the third time. The campaign aims at encouraging citizens to discover EU-funded projects near them in the days around Europe Day (9 May). The campaign entails a photo and a blogging contest opened to everyone as well as a quiz about EU regions.
How is the Central Baltic programme participating to the #EUinmyRegion campaing?
The Joint Secretariat in Turku is joining forces with the local Europe Direct Contact Point and Interact to organise an event at the Turku main library during which the local EU actors will be presented. Three Central Baltic projects: St. Olav Waterway, DefenceArch and LightsOn! will talk about their experiences.
Our National Contact Points will be active in their region. Read below what are their plans:
On 9.5 the Regional Council of Helsinki-Uusimaa, CP Finland's host organization, is planning an event during which results from projects funded by the EU will be presented. CP Finland will have his own stand through which he will represent the Central Baltic programme. During the day he plans to present some CB projects based in the area. Yuo can register to the event here.
Interested projects can contact Contact Point Finland Jaakko Ranta about participating in activities taking place on May 9.
The future of the EU will be highlighted on Åland in many ways on 8 May.
The events are arranged by the Helsinki-based Europe Information office (part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs), the Government of Åland and the Central Baltic Programme, Contact Point Åland.
The day will start with a seminar about security policy in the EU at @Alandica. Ålandic MEP Nils Torvalds and MEP Christofer Fjellner together with the member of Finnish Parliament Mats Löfström and local politicians will participate in the event as guests and speakers. The moderator is Sia Spiliopoulou-Åkermark, Jur. Dr, director and head of research at the Åland Islands Peace Institute.
Our guests will visit a high school, where students can ask questions and be inspired by Alanders, who are or have been working in Brussels.
The third part is an open event that will take place in the Maxinge shopping center outside Mariehamn. A multitude of EU financed projects will fill up the central square and will share information and activities with the public. Contact Point Åland, Ester Miiros-Hollsten, will be the moderator for the afternoon. She will conduct short interviews and organise interesting challenges and music sessions. Snacks will be available.
The event will be live streamed, and the local radio will be present.
The planning process in ongoing, Johan Geeneby from the County Administrative Board in Stockholm will represent the Central Baltic programme during their Europe day event in Stockholm.
Annika Hölmstrom, Contact Point Sweden South, will take place in an event on 8 May in Valdemarsvik Sparbank : Let us show you the opportunities with EU projects! where an Afternoon Tea will be served between 13:00 – 15:00. At the event, 3 Central Baltic projects will partecipate; Gardens representatives will talk about urban gardening, whilst SmartMarina will introduce the development of Fyrudden in the framework of the project.The third project, Coast4us will explain what are their plans for Ekön.
Three more projects will represent the Central Baltic programme in Sweden: on 5 May, St Olav Waterway will have a presentation in Gävle called "Pilgrimage with leader", HANSA will introduce the project in Visby on 9 May at 14:00 in Visby (Donner plats 1) and Blastic will arrange an exhibition about marine litter in Södertälje (Campusgatan 26) between 5–13 May.
CP Estonia will participate in the “Europe Day for Youth“ event taking place in Tartu on 9 May. During the day, she will be available at a stand to talk about Central Baltic and its projects. The Est-Lat and Est-Rus programme will participate to the event as well.
In Latvia, many cultural heritage locations host events part of the #EUinmyRegion campaign. One of them is the Cesis Medieval Castle that will open doors for an organised excursion for a group of school children on 9 May at 14.30). On 9 May 12.00-16.00, CP Latvia will partecipate in the event as well as project HANSA. The project, will be visible with a tent and CB banner, as well as some medieval activities at the entrance of the castle.
This page is regularly updated. Stay tuned and check out all the events we are partecipating to from this map.