EUSBSR Priority Area Culture Conference in Tallinn, 13 – 14th November

25. august, 2014

BalticStrategyOn 13-14th of November, the BSR “cultural family” will gather in Estonia during the conference of Priority Area Culture of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. The conference in Tallinn will constitute an occasion to introduce the first results of PA Culture flagship projects, its actions and achievements regarding improved cultural cooperation within the Baltic Sea Region.

The reason to gather in Tallinn is not only Estonia’s presidency in the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), but also its prominent position as a regional leader in promotion of CCIs. As one of PA Culture’s main objectives is focused on the promotion of cultural and creative industries in the Baltic Sea Region, this topic will be discussed during the first day of the conference.

On the second day, panelists representing the main Baltic cultural stakeholders will continue the BSR Cultural Dialogue which was launched at this year’s EUSBSR Annual Forum in Turku by bringing together representatives of the local, the regional, the national and the BSR level. Culture & social inclusion was identified as a first topic of common interest and branding the BSRacross the world through culture was another point of the discussion in Turku that will be continued in Tallinn.  

As funds for culture are never sufficient and yet we are entering the new EU funding period, available financial instruments for cultural projects will also be discussed during the Tallinn conference.

Since the Kick-Off event in Berlin in April 2013, Priority Area Culture has earned its solid position on the cultural map of the region. While being presented at several regional conferences and through activities of its flagship projects, the future is focused on fulfilling EUSBSR goals and delivering concrete results. Therefore, the future of PA Culture will be a topic of another panel of the conference.  

Following the conference, Tallinn offers another cultural event for film enthusiasts. The splendid Black Night Film Festival opens its doors on Friday 14th. One of this year´s Festival focuses is Polish cinematography and therefore both festival and conference attendees are invited to the Festival’s opening with reception, hosted by the Polish Embassy in Tallinn. The Black Nights Film Festival is linked with the PA Culture conference also by the Baltic Sea and Nordic Countries long length feature film debut competitions.

November in Tallinn appears to be quite hot as for winter’s month, so don’t forget to save the dates for those highly interesting cultural events in your calendars.


Priority Area Culture Coordinators: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and Ministry of Justice, Cultural and European Affairs of Land of Schleswig-Holstein,

Host: Ministry of Culture of Estonia

Partners: Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tallinn, ARS BALTICA, Adam Mickiewicz Institute and Black Nights Film Festival.

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