The third workshop within the project Think Global, Act Local - Italy

The workshop of the Think Global, Act Local project took place in the Italian city of Gambassi Terme on February 7-8, 2023. The aim was to deepening cooperation between the authorities and residents, but also at presenting local conditions related to the promotion of tourism by the city authorities of Gambassi Terme.

Participants representing the Association during the workshop: Mayor of the City and Commune of Sztum, Mayor of the City and Commune of Tolkmicko, Mayor of Olsztynek and Mayor of the Górowo Iławeckie Commune.

The guests were welcomed by the Mayor of Gambassi Terme and learned more about the city and the region. The partner from Italy talked about local conditions and how they work to promote the region and local entrepreneurs.

During the trip, there were study visits to the museum, primary school and local tourist sites. Participants could get to know the realities of the everyday life of a Gambassi Terme resident.

Besides study visits, workshops were held during which participants, divided into national groups, worked on a document related to the strategy of promoting tourism and the region. After preparing the preliminary points, they were presented to the rest of the participants. In addition, there was a meeting with the inhabitants of the city, who told from their perspective how the promotion of the region looks like, how it can be improved and obtained some ideas for better promotion of tourism.

The project "Think Global, Act Local: (July 1, 2022 » December 31, 2023) implemented as part of the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Program (CERV), Citizens network / Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Program (CERV), Network of Towns.

Call for proposals under the Interreg South Baltic Programme 2021 -2027

"United by the Sea in Action for a Blue and Green Future - An Innovative, Sustainable, Attractive and Active South Baltic".

Please take a look at the call for proposals for the Interreg South Baltic Programme 2021-2027.

The call for proposals will run until 15 February 2023.

The programme aims at actions focusing on economic, environmental and social development, natural and cultural heritage and cooperation between different heritage actors and cooperation between different actors in the area. Above all, the programme aims to improve the quality of life for residents through the blue and green growth of the area.

Applications for projects under the 1st Call for Proposals can be submitted under all axes of the Programme Priorities and Measures.

PRIORITY 1 - Innovative South Baltic

PRIORITY 2 - Sustainable South Baltic

PRIORITY 3 - Attractive South Baltic

PRIORITY 4 - Active South Baltic.

The budget for the entire call is: 79.9 million EUR

The application package and supporting materials can be found in the Call for proposals section of the Programme website ->

Project applications should be submitted through the WOD2021 system

In addition, the Joint Secretariat has scheduled online meetings.

Online meetings: 26 January, 2 February and 9 February 2023 from 10.00-12.00 CET

Applicants can also ask specific questions about the WOD system prior to the online meeting by using the registration form or send questions to

The Joint Secretariat is providing a series of individual consultations (online or in person at JS headquarters).

The consultations will take place from 23-25 January and 30 January - 1 February 2023.

Registration for individual consultations will be open until 18 January 2023

Registration Link

In order to register for the consultation, the owner of the project idea must complete the project idea template.

If you want to develop and implement your ideas while building your brand among international partners, we encourage you to take advantage of this call and we, as the Secretariat of the Association, will support you in developing your proposal and building consortia to find the best and well-fitting solutions for your needs.

European Climate Initiative

Applications are invited for the European Climate Initiative, which enables funding for a variety of international cooperation projects aimed at climate action.

The European Climate Initiative (EUCI) is a programme to strengthen international cooperation in the further development and implementation of ambitious climate policies. The initiative primarily targets countries from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, including the Baltic States and the Western Balkan countries.

The programme is organised by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.

Each project is open to 2 - 5 partners.

Funding ranges from 120.000 euros to 1.000.000 euros per project.

The EUCI call is divided into two stages.

Preliminary proposals are submitted as part of phase I. If the pre-application is accepted, a detailed project proposal is submitted as part of stage II of the call.

The deadline for the submission of pre-applications is 13 January 2023.

The submission of full proposals is scheduled for June 2023.

Detailed information on the call for proposals can be found on the official EUCI website.

The European Climate Initiative (EUCI) funds climate projects that focus on topics such as:

Possible projects address issues such as:

All, implemented projects should contribute directly or indirectly to strengthening climate action in the targeted countries.

Project leaders and partners can be government institutions, local government units, educational institutions and consumers.

International Conference of the Task Force Group 8-9.12.2022

We are preparing the next stage of the Task Force Group, as part of the Sztum Circular Economy project. On December 8 and 9, we are organizing an international conference for domestic and foreign specialists from the Baltic Sea countries, which will be held in Olsztyn at the Omega Hotel. The conference aims to strengthen the process of internationalization of activities and cross-sectoral dialogue in the area of the Baltic Sea in the field of the circular economy. It will also be an opportunity to establish new international contacts in the field of ecology and green and blue activities.

The registration link can be found below, and those who want to stay for two days of the event, please contact us to arrange accommodation.


Below is the agenda of the event.

Diagnostic meetings in municipalities - Green UP Braniewo 22.11.2022

The first diagnostic meeting in Braniewo, which was opened by the Mayor of the city, Mr. Tomasz Sielicki, is behind us. The meeting was also attended by employees of the City Hall dealing with investments and issues related to ecology in the city, as well as young people with teachers.

The diagnostic meeting was conducted by the project leader, the Association for the Development of Cooperative and Local Entrepreneurship WAMA-COOP, who also presented the assumptions of the project and current activities. The Elbląg Technology Park and the Association of Polish Communities Euroregion Baltic as partners of the project presented their organizations and activities that they will implement.

The aim of the meeting was to get to know the resources of the City of Braniewo and to create a SWOT analysis in terms of environmental resources. The workshop part was conducted by Mrs. Gabriela Klimowicz from the Drzewice Forest Education Foundation from Olsztyn. Definitely, the participants mentioned more Strengths and Opportunities that the city has in terms of environmental resources. However, the participants also mentioned several Weaknesses and Threats that need to be worked on. Among other things, we learned that the city has beautiful green areas, is located on the Pasłęka River and on the Vistula Lagoon. Young people in ZHP and members of the beekeeping group for pro-environmental activities are active there. The city, on the other hand, must work on developing the inhabitants' awareness of respect for the common good.

Activity implemented as part of the Green UP 2022-2024 project, financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway from the EEA and Norwegian Funds under the Active Citizens - Regional Fund Programme.

Task Force Group - Sztum Circular Economy 14.11.2022

We would like to thank all the participants of the conference initiating the operation of the Task Force Working Group for their participation and involvement in both the part of inspirational presentations, the discussion panel and the working group workshops. During the meeting, new ideas for initiatives were born that could be developed and implemented by working groups.
The meeting began with the welcome of the guests by the Project Leader, the Mayor of the City and Commune of Sztum, Mr. Leszek Tabor, and the representative of the City of Elbląg, Mr. Adam Jocz. In order to introduce the subject of the project, the representative of the project leader, Mrs. Ewa Ruczyńska, presented the project's activities, both those that have already taken place and those that are planned. The Director of the Association, Marcin Żuchowski, as the partner responsible for the activities related to the creation of the Task Force, presented the plan and assumptions of the action.

Participants of the event had the opportunity to listen to inspirational presentations presented by specialists on various topics related to:

The next part of the meeting concerned the discussion panel, which was attended by representatives of the Marshal's Offices from the Warmian-Masurian and Pomeranian Voivodships, scientific representatives from the Gdańsk University of Technology and the Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery of the Polish Academy of Sciences and a partner from Norway (International Development Norway).

The last part of the conference was devoted to a workshop, where the participants, divided into groups, talked about problematic topics in their regions / organizations and how they can be counteracted. Two task forces were created on Energy and Water, Waste and Production)

During the meeting, new ideas for initiatives were born that could be developed and implemented by working groups.

Activity implemented as part of the project "Sztum Circular Economy - A response to contemporary climate challenges". The project is co-financed under the EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 under the "Environment, Energy, Climate Change" Program and from the state budget.