On July 6 this year, representatives of the Association of Polish Communes Euroregion Baltic worked in Gdansk, where a cross-border meeting was held, within the framework of the NBS Markets seed project. This was the first physical meeting of the partners.
In the workshop part of the program, discussions covered the topic of optimal selection of target groups, future consortium members in the regular project and potential project achievements. The participants of the event discussed the issues of the proposed pilots, debated the challenges, opportunities and risks during the implementation of project activities, and presented the conclusions of their previous cooperation. The topic of selecting a suitable program was raised and a concept paper was worked on.
In the part devoted to study visits, representatives of the City Initiative Association talked about the architectural and urban planning project, which was created, among other things, on their initiative, commemorating the events of "Sierpień '80"(August '80). The development of the space consists, among other things, of 21 tables, referring to the 21 demands of the Inter-Union Strike Committee, and wooden benches, which are to symbolize the shipyard benches, intended for resting for the protesting workers. located at the European Solidarity Center. "Skwer Sierpnia '80" (The August '80 Square) is located near the Main Gate of the Gdansk Shipyard and the European Solidarity Center and is a venue for cultural events and meetings of non-governmental organizations.
We then headed towards "100cznia", a container town created by two enthusiasts on the site of the former Gdansk Shipyard Model Plant. "A city within a city," as the creators call this place, is a space where both cultural and gastronomic facilities are located, we can find pubs, bars, stores, a book exchange point, there is a concert stage, a playground, a Layup street art gallery and even a city beach. Participants of the event had the opportunity to learn interesting information about the history of the creation of this unique place, its concept and ideas, and practical solutions for participatory business.
A program co-financing activities under the project NBS Market: Interreg Południowy Bałtyk
Project Partners:- Association of Polish Communes Euroregion Baltic (leader), - Gdańsk University of Technology, - the City Initiative Association, - Skoodas district Municipality, - University of Wismar.
NBS Markets - second online meeting
The NBS MARKETS seed project, which aims to create strong partnerships that work together to develop and test methods to bring nature-based solutions to markets, is successfully underway. The second online meeting of the NBS MARKETS project has just concluded. Today, project partners discussed future project activities, the selection of potential pilot sites and partners. Participants in the meeting also shared information about their knowledge and skills important for the project endeavours and defined their role in the project.
Proposals from the Association of Polish Communes Euroregion Baltic to contribute to the project included: support for pilot investments and stakeholders responsible for the case study sites, e.g. support to local authorities, through activities such as promotion or study visits; facilitation of workshops and trainings for professionals and citizens (as part of a transnational workshop and training); networking, such as task forces and working groups; improvement of local strategies and creation of guidelines; transferability of results (strategies, reports etc.); digitalisation of results and methods, such as animations, knowledge pills, promotional videos; information for 40 local authorities from two regions in Poland and 8 regions in the ERB.
The proposed pilot sites identified by the STG ERB are Olsztyn and Tolkmicko, from the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, and Dzierzgoń from the Pomeranian Voivodeship.
The NBS Markets project is implemented with seed funding from the Interreg South Baltic programme.
The project partners are: Association of Polish Communes Euroregion Baltic (leader), Gdańsk University of Technology, the City Initiative Association, Skoodas district Municipality, University of Wismar.
You can read more about the NBS MARKETS project under 'projects':
NBS MARKETS PROJECT E-MEETING - FIRST ONLINE MEETING 26.04.2023
Another meeting of the consortium of the NBS MArkets project implemented with seed funding from the Interreg South Baltic programme is behind us.
Today the consortium met in a scaled-down group to discuss the plan for the current tasks of this short 4 months initiative and to create a framework for the future application.
During the meeting, the project team discussed:
Introduction to the South Baltic Interreg Programme 2021-2027 application form.
Presentation of the PP expertise and definition of criteria for consortium extension partners and locations.
Defining the scope of the local diagnosis & literature review.
The administrative and technical part of the implementation of the proposal including the change of the leader, which was officially appointed the Association of Polish Municipalities Euroregion Baltic, the clarification and subsidiarity process.
During the meeting, in addition, the beneficiaries identified:
1. defining their role in the project
2. defining their competencies in relation to the project goals
3. potential partners and locations
It is very encouraging to see the agreement of the partners and the progress of the future initiative.
We look forward to further submissions!
Kick off conference -April 11, 2023
On April 11, 2023, the kick-off conference of the NBS Markets project (online) was held. Project is co-financed under the Interreg South Baltic program. The meeting was attended by partners from the Association of Polish Communes Euroregion Baltic, City Initative Association, Gdansk University of Technology and Aarhus University.
During the meeting, preliminary information about the project and organizational issues related to the management of project activities was discussed. The project leader reminded the goal and assumptions of the project. According to the name of the project, its subject matter will concern:
green and sustainable development,
social and economic problems,
promotion of sustainable development goals.
The overall aim of the project is to create strong partnerships that work together to develop and test methods for introducing nature-based solutions in market areas. Information on the plan and structure of the seed money project was discussed. Additionally, they talked about the planned activities that will be implemented.
The aim of the Seed Money project is:
Define the role and expertise of Partners
Identifying suitable partners for a regular project
Identifying pilot areas
Literature review and local diagnosis
Preparation of a concept note
The partners jointly set the dates of subsequent meetings and defined the work framework for each of the organizations involved in the project.
4 partner meetings
3 e-meetings, research and expansion of consortia [April May June]