Awareness Raising Event in Gdansk

The Association of Polish Communes of Euroregion Baltic and the European Solidarity Centre would like to invite you to the first Umbrella project’s Awareness Raising Event in Gdansk, ECS, on 11th-12th June!

Let’s know more about UMBRELLA:

Umbrella is a project financed by INTERREG South Baltic. Approved last November, it was officially launched on 14th-15th February and now it is in its initial phase. The project is framed in the priority axis V of the SBP: improve the cooperation capacity of local South Baltic area actors through participation in cross-border networks.

The overall objective of the project is to initiate a process of capacity building involving small municipalities, NGOs and other local/ regional organizations in order to transfer them knowledge and capacities, and to include them in the current cross-border cooperation networks.

Aggregation, spread of common European values and “South Baltic Identity” are the values that move our cross-border cooperation. Therefore, through this Awareness Raising Event we would like to help small local/ regional organizations enter the already existent networks of cross-border cooperation raising their awareness on (grant) opportunities in the South Baltic Region.

UMBRELLA’s offer:

Umbrella will map stakeholders and will offer them different tailor-made solutions according to their “level of knowledge” and integration in cross-border cooperation and project management. Therefore, the following actions will be implemented:
– National trainings and trainings for trainers to respond to specific requirements, problems and barriers in every region covered by Umbrella;
– Micro-activities (like study visits, conferences, reports on particular aspects of cooperation) to help beneficiaries better understand the added value of cross-border cooperation. Beneficiaries will be able to use knowledge, expertise and experience gained to later submit full-scale or small-scale applications to regular SBP or other ETC Funds calls for projects;
– Cross-border workshops & “Rent-an-expert” service to offer beneficiaries -who will have identified relevant themes or concrete ideas- a chance for developing projects and to start concrete cooperation in joint projects;
– Cross-border Conferences with PA Panels: to provide beneficiaries with relevant information in specific thematic areas for the preparation of future project applications.

Are you part of a small local/ regional organization or municipality in Poland, Lithuania, Sweden, Denmark or Germany? Register at the following link:

For all the others: Word of mouth!

Should you need any further information, please contact Ms. Valentina Scandola at


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