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BSR Cultural Pearls

PROGRAMME 2021-2027
priority
1 Innovative societies
objective
1.1 Resilient economies and communities
Project type
Core Project
Implementation
January 2023 - December 2025
Technical details

BSR Cultural Pearls

The project BSR Cultural Pearls helps smaller cities and regions be more attractive to live in and improve their quality of life by engaging people in cultural activities and developing a stronger sense of commonship.
Project summary

BSR Cultural Pearls makes smaller cities and regions increase their social resilience with local assets in an innovative way. The project tackles challenges from authorities (responsible departments e.g. for social services, economy, tourism, culture) in places which are more vulnerable, non-central and prone to decreasing quality of life. While their role should be to halt a downward spiral, they often lack capacity, innovative solutions and instruments to do so. These tools would be used e.g. to increase engagement of civil society and build social cohesion through connectedness and shared values, to spur creative processes with different actors of the local ecosystem, or to link them to national and international channels for inspiration and visibility. To overcome these barriers, the partnership develops a Cultural and social resilience uptake programme with three key elements: 1st, to make authorities develop a “culture and resilience action plan”. 2nd, to support authorities in the implementation of these action plans with a “peer-mentoring /co-learning programme”. 3rd, to showcase selected cities and regions as “BSR Cultural Pearls” with BSR-wide communication activities. This leads to places in which citizens and stakeholders have a stronger sense of belonging to society, feel engaged and act for the common good. This way, the community is more attractive and stronger prepared to respond to external disturbances. Such a city or region can be defined as more resilient

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Budgets

BSR Cultural Pearls
in numbers.
  • 3.50
    Million
    Total
  • 2.80
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.00
    Million
    Norway

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Pilot

Culture for Resilience Forum 2024: Fostering Community Strength Through Cultural Collaboration
Registration is now open for the Culture for Resilience Forum 2024 in Jakobstad, Finland on 7-8 May ...

Pilot

Winners of the BSR Cultural Pearls 2024 title announced by the international jury
An international jury has announced the cities awarded the BSR Cultural Pearls title for the year ...
28 Benefitting organisations 1 Solution(s) in preparation 1 Solution(s) plannedfor use / upscale 3 Pilotactivities 20 Organisationsin the project

BSR Cultural Pearls
in numbers.

  • 59.31687118.0633255
  • 63.095772221.6159187
  • 56.947288924.1097237
  • 55.686724312.5700724
  • 57.311961925.2637387
  • 54.370685818.61298210330077
  • 54.358288310.1362019
  • 59.437215524.7453688
  • 54.325695310.133203708071537
  • 54.28942799.645829569661784
  • 55.6196028.479942
  • 54.396134424.0459268
Lead partnerCouncil of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat
  • Town
    Stockholm
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Stockholms län
Total partner budget
643,582.20
Regional Council of Ostrobothnia
  • Town
    Vaasa
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Pohjanmaa
Total partner budget
281,488.00
Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture Secretariat
  • Town
    Riga
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Rīga
Total partner budget
251,002.00
Danish Cultural Institute
  • Town
    Copenhagen
  • Region
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Region
    Byen København
Total partner budget
333,021.60
Vidzeme Planning Region
  • Town
    Cēsis
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Vidzeme
Total partner budget
179,492.00
Baltic Sea Cultural Centre
  • Town
    Gdańsk
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Trójmiejski
Total partner budget
150,900.00
Heinrich Böll Foundation Schleswig-Holstein
  • Town
    Kiel
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Kiel, Kreisfreie Stadt
Total partner budget
361,984.00
Creative Estonia
  • Town
    Tallinn
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Põhja-Eesti
Total partner budget
214,532.00
Ministry of Justice, European Affairs and Consumer Protection of Land Schleswig-Holstein
  • Town
    Kiel
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Kiel, Kreisfreie Stadt
Total partner budget
198,992.00
ARS BALTICA / Nordkolleg
  • Town
    Rendsburg
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Rendsburg-Eckernförde
Total partner budget
318,488.00
Varde Municipality
  • Town
    Varde
  • Region
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Region
    Sydjylland
Total partner budget
397,361.70
Alytus city municipality administration
  • Town
    Alytus
  • Region
  • Country
    Lithuania
  • Region
    Alytaus apskritis
Total partner budget
170,576.00

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    04-04
    October
    14th EUSBSR Annual Forum - Workshop: “Youth and Culture driving resilient communities in the BSR”
    Project: BSR Cultural Pearls
    Physical Meeting
    04. October 2024 - 04. October 2023
    15:00 - 16:30 (EEST)
    06
    June
    Workshop: "Protopia. Leaning into the future: How to change our world to the better"
    Project: BSR Cultural Pearls
    Virtual Meeting
    06. June 2023
    09:00 - 11:00 (CET)
    23
    May
    Workshop on "Staying connected. Culture and Diversity for Urban Resilience"
    Project: BSR Cultural Pearls
    Virtual Meeting
    23. May 2023
    14:00 - 16:00 (CET)
    25
    April
    Online workshop on "Social resilience and the impact of culture"
    Project: BSR Cultural Pearls
    Virtual Meeting
    25. April 2023
    14:00 - 16:00 (CET)
    29-30
    March
    BSR Cultural Pearls kick-off meeting
    Project: BSR Cultural Pearls
    Physical Meeting
    29. - 30. March 2023

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