Tag archives for creativity

Workshop on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity

Pavel Makhnatch and Ivan Tsikota were granted funding to organise an alumni event in the first call for application in 2015. Below you’ll find a report from the workshop they organised on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity, 24 May in Minsk, Belarus.

The role of entrepreneurship is vital for both economic growth of a country and personal development of a person. There is plenty of opportunities for Belarusian youth to become successful entrepreneurs, many of them avoid starting up the business referring to a number of barriers. Meanwhile, the country has a number of prerequisites for starting up a business: good infrastructure, easy tax rules for private entrepreneurs, cheap labor and access to 200 million of customers within the trade union with neighboring countries. Read more » >>

Call for Applications: Balticlab invites you to boost your network

Dear Swedish Institute Alumni,

Please see below the Call for Applications for you and your fellow countrymen from the Baltic Sea Region!

Following the successful pilot initiative of Balticlab Networking Weekend in 2012 and the Balticlab Project Development Programme in February 2013, the Council of the Baltic Sea States and the Swedish Institute launch Balticlab 2.0.

Balticlab 2.0 is a follow-up to its pilot initiative. The aim of Balticlab 2.0 is to bring young creative minds from the Baltic Sea region together into one space to explore new perspectives and sources of inspiration in the region. By providing opportunities for interdisciplinary talented individuals to network and come up with joint collaborations in the region, we aim to support their personal development as well as see their increased engagement in improving the region.

The project will continue with a new Networking Weekend in Stockholm on 13-15 December 2013 and will be followed by another round of Balticlab Project Development Programme from February to May 2014 with a smaller selected group from the Balticlab 2.0 Networking Weekend. Our goal is to make the Balticlab Network grow and develop year by year. Hence we will be opening the call up to more countries this year: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden, with the call targeted only to Baltic Sea talent who have not previously partaken in Balticlab.

We are looking for dynamic and engaged artists, entrepreneurs, creative industry and regional cooperation professionals between 23-33 years from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia or Sweden to join us. You should have a desire to drive creativity and innovation in the region through building a network and strengthening links between participating countries and be fluent in English.

See the full call for applications here.

For reflections on the Balticlab Networking Weekend from last year see Balticlab Network and for more information on Balticlab Project Development Programme see Balticlab PDP. To get a feel of the Balticlab experience and for all the recent updates join us on Twitter/Balticlab and Facebook/Balticlab. If you have any questions, please contact balticlab@cbss.org.