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2011 Rügen
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B7 Baltic Islands Network

2011 Rügen Chairmanship

uwe ahlers (medium)
B7 President
B7 Board  Chair
Martina Schwinkendorf - Chair of B7 Board
B7 Secretariat
Uwe Ahlers Christoph Löwen Martina Schwinkendorf Jan Trenkmann Nadine Stüdemann

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B7 Steering Committee & Board Meetings in 2011:                                         

Jan 20        
Board Meeting (Web Conference)
Mar 29-31   
SC & Board Meeting (Brussels)
May 23  
SC & Board Meeting (Rügen)
Sep 27-28   
Board Meeting (Schwerin)

Nov 21-23  
SC & Board Meeting (Rügen)

                                   Events in 2011:

JAN 11
- Opening of Rügen Chairmanship / Press conference (Rügen)
MAR 02 - PtP-Cooking Class “Perfect B7 Dinner” (Rügen)
MAR 05 - APR 10 - Photo exhibition from Hiiumaa at the Rügen Gallery in Putbus
MAR 29 – 31 -
Visit at the EU-Information Office of M-V and other EU-institutions (Brussels)
MAY 19 - 20 - General Assembly of CPMR Islands Commission (Saaremaa) 
 MAY 24 - B7 Conference on “Traditional Coastal Fishery and EU-Fishery policies” (Rügen)
MAY 25 - Visit of the German Federal Foreign Ministry and the German "Bundestag" (Berlin)
MAY 29 – JUN 4 -
B7 PtP Exhibition “Scene Change – Messages and Visions” (Rügen)
JUN 15 – 18 - Almedal week (Bornholm)
JUL 03 – 10 - Almedal week (Gotland)
JUL 08 – 10 - B7 Day (Rügen)
SEP 09 - 30  - B7 PtP Exhibition of artists from Hiiumaa (Rügen)   
SEP 09 – 11 - B7 Presentation at the “RÜGANA” fair (Rügen)
SEP 19 - 20 - Visit of the „Landkreistag“ Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the European Department of the State Chancellery (Schwerin)
OCT 05 – 07 - Annual Conference of BSSSC (Sczcecin)
OCT 24 – 27 - Baltic Development Forum Summit 2011 (Gdansk)
NOV 21 – 23 - B7 Annual Conference (Rügen)


Good luck, Gotland - Thank you Rügen! B7 Annual Conference 2011

DSC_1082The Annual Conference of the B7 Rügen Chairmanship 2011 was held in Göhren on Rügen Island from 21-23 November 2011. The new Landrat of the Vorpommern-Rügen County, Mr. Ralf Drescher, announced his support for the cooperation of the seven islands in the B7 Baltic Islands Network. The 2011 B7 President, Mr. Uwe Ahlers handed over the symbolic "hammer" to next year´s President, Mr. Åke Svensson, Mayor of Region Gotland.

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B7 representatives at BSSSC Annual Conference in Szczecin

Between 5 and 7 October B7 representative attended the 19th BSSSC Annual Conference647a6965c5842049494920303832 in Szczecin together with over 200 participants, including BSR stakeholders, political representatives of the regions, scientific and academic communities and major EU bodies. The event was organized and hosted by the Westpomeranian Region which currently is leading the BSSSC. The Participants had the opportunity to take part in 3 thematic sessions-debates (on EU Strategy for the BSR, cohesion policy and financing the future of BSR cooperation) and 4 parallel workshops devoted respectively to the issues of: territorial cohesion, co-operation between cities and rural areas, science, education and innovation and social cohesion and voluntary work.


B7 presentation at "RÜGANA" fair

From 9th to 11th September 2011 the "RÜGANA" fair was held in the town center of Bergen on RügenP1010039 Island. The B7 team on Rügen informed about the latest events and projects in 2011, handed out brochures and information material from the seven Baltic Sea Islands and gave the guests a little taste of typical Gotland products. Over 300 visitors participated in the B7 quiz and answered four questions about the Baltic Sea. Guests from Hiiumaa Island visited the RÜGANA and also the B7 exhibition stand. On the evening before the RÜGANA fair started, the Hiiumaa Art exhibition opened its doors for invited guests at the Bergen town museum.

Hiiumaa and Saaremaa LEADER groups visited Rügen on 6-11 of September

26 people from Hiiumaa and 14 from Saaremaa LEADER Action Groups (LAG) took a study trip to Rügen on yldpiltthe 6-11th of September. The aim of the visit was to exchange experience, to get knowledge on local LEADER projects in Rügen and to meet people. Of special interest were projects on local food and local product, energy and management of harbours.


Stories of the Baltic Sea Islands

nano_vaatajadStories told from one person to another are the most ancient way to communicate and teach, forgotten nowadays because of multimedia and internet. People-to-people meetings are also valuable as a method of learning. From stories told by people actually living on the islands, audience can learn firsthand about the Baltic Sea and different areas of activities common for the islands. For three days, from 4th to 6th of August 2011, storytellers from the Baltic Sea islands met in the framework of the European Culture Capital Tallinn 2011. The storytelling events took place in Tallinn in the courtyard of the restaurant nAnO, in Hiiumaa in Suuresadama shipyard, and on Kärdla Cafés’ Day.
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