Annual Forum of the European Union’s Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region to also focus on sustainable renewal of cities through culture

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2021 09 21

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On 27 September, the Annual Forum of the European Union’s Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region will start and continue for almost a week. The main subject which will unite its discussions and other events is green recovery.

At the event, the Ministry of Culture will initiate the discussion “How is the New European Bauhaus Initiative Related to the Goals of the European Union’s Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region?”. The discussion aims to find links between the strategy and the European Commission’s initiative which complements the European Green Deal with a cultural and creative dimension. The discussion will focus on initiatives and policy measures that encourage holistic transformation of housing areas; the participants will discuss the potential of culture to promote sustainable and inclusive renewal of cities.

The discussion will be moderated by the chair of the Lithuanian Union of Architects, Rūta Leitanaitė, who will also introduce a currently developed initiative which aims to promote comprehensive renovation of multi-apartment buildings by developing a methodology and a catalogue of good solutions. Other speakers and participants of the discussion will be Eszter Dávida, member of the New European Bauhaus High-Level Round Table (Hungary), Dávid Smiló, architect and representative of the Paradigma Ariadné studio (Hungary), Evelina Ozola, curator of the Latvian national pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2018, Ivo Jaanisoo, head of the Department of Construction and Housing (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia), and Gall Podlaszewski, architect and project manager at Wendt Architekt & Ingenieur (Germany).

The discussion will be held on 29 September, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. (Lithuania time, EEST). Those who wish to attend the event are requested to register on the annual forum’s website.

The 12th annual forum will continue until 1 October. The forum has been organised annually since 2010. It aims to raise the society’s awareness of the European Union’s Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, its goals and achievements, to encourage discussions between stakeholders, and to create conditions for their stronger cooperation and networking. The annual forums are organised by the member states of the European Union’s Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region in accordance with the agreed rotational order.

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