News

12-02-2022

The BREM project "Baltic Resilient Museums" with the participation of the Balteus Foundation has been just approved! The aim of the project is to strengthen the cross-border cooperation in the cultural sector in order to revitalize, or even rethink, the cultural sector to become more resilient in the facets of sustainability: social, environmental, economic. The BREM project includes partner institutions from Poland, Sweden and Lithuania.

Planned start of the project: 1st of June 2022

30-04-2021

Balteus Foundation organised the workhops “Wine traditions an opportunity for regional tourism development”. The webinar took place on the 28th and 29th of April via Zoom platform.

The Balteus Foundation invited Mr. Marcin Jurewicz, an expert in wine with the AWARD IN WINES, 3rd LEVEL WSET, and the representatives of the Association of the West Pomeranian Vineyards, to lead lectures on the wine issues.

Participants of the workshops, including representatives of the Voivodeship Marshal’s Office, local authorities from West Pomerania and the University of Szczecin, had the pleasure to get to know about following issues: the history of wine, wine traditions in Poland and around the world, tourist promotion of wine regions, sales and marketing strategies of vineyards, as well as public-private cooperation in the promotion of local wine traditions.

Vividly interesting informations about the enotourism potential of the West Pomeranian region, climate conditions and wine products, such as Cabernet Cortis, Chardonnay or ice wine and amber wine, undoubtedly helped to disseminate knowledge about wine and support activities aimed at creating a wine product as a regional and one of many flagship brands of the West Pomeranian region.

Discussion was focused on the need of integration of wine producers and to spread the tourist offer of the vineyards with the aim of establishing the wine brand as a part of  the tourism development strategy of the region.

The project "BALTIC STORIES. Professionalization of events for culturally embedded and sustainable tourism development of destinations in South Baltic region" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg South Baltic 2014-2020 programme.

23-04-2021

Balteus Foundation is organising an online webinar "Wine traditions to foster tourism development" under the Baltic Stories project co-financed from the Interreg South Baltic programme.

When? 28-29 April 2021

For whom? Local and regional authorities, NGOs and stakeholders from the wine sector in Poland

The webinar will take place in Polish language.

Agenda

Registration

27-09-2020

The Balteus Foundation will organise workshops for event organisers from Pomerania and Warmia and Masuria region (Poland) on the 21st of October 2020.

The workshops are aimed at event organisers - local authorities and NGOs from the eligible territories.

Topics covered:
- Stakeholder analysis
- Events and sustainable development
- Storytelling
- Marketing and social media for events
- Public-private cooperation model

More information and registration (in Polish):
http://balticstories.eu/index.php?page=aktualnosc

20-08-2020

Watch these training videos with Kelly Odell, one of Sweden’s most influential speakers, who is providing insights on how to get people involved in the organisation of your event. This training programme, prepared under the Baltic Stories project, is providing practical tools and models for stakeholder analysis, so you would be able to identify, analyse and engage all persons who either contribute or benefit from your event.

Follow this link to watch all videos.

05-03-2020

On the 5th of March 2020 partner institutions of Baltic Stories project had a meeting to discuss on the progress of the project. We are planning a series of new workshops in Poland and Sweden, promotional activities during fairs, new audiovisual materials and a volunteer camp in Lithuania. Follow our fan page on Facebook! 

https://www.facebook.com/BecomePartOfTheStory/  

07-10-2019

 

The Naval Port of Karlskrona (Sweden) is a UNESCO world heritage site. On the third week of September 2019, this extraordinary city hosted the Baltic Sea World Heritage Summit organised within the DUNC Heritage Interreg South Baltic project.

The "BALTIC STORIES" project partners were happy to present there the project's achievements and objectives. Sharing our experience, we encouraged potential future cooperation with institutions in charge of tangible and intangible heritage sites all over the Baltic Sea region.

On an internal meeting, we discussed current and future activities related to increasing capacities of event stakeholders through workshops which will take place in January and February 2020.

25-05-2019

 

The volunteers from Lithuania and Poland again in action with the "BALTIC STORIES" project! This time, they have co-organised the Šilutė Town Festival in Lithuania and interviewed its guests. The videos are being post-produced and will be published soon. Thank you!

Accompanying the volunteers, the project partners on an internal meeting have discussed final details on the workshops for the event organisers from the Baltic Sea Region.

08-04-2019

 

What is the power of cross-promotion, an emerging trend in marketing? To check this out, the "BALTIC STORIES" project partners, with input of the Balteus Foundation, have made a joint promotional movie dedicated to cultural events in Lithuania, Poland and Sweden.

The movie has been shown in regional trains and on the international airports in the South Baltic region. Experience gained during its production and promotion will be the reference point in the workshops dedicated to new tools for effective event organising.

#BecomePartOfTheStory

14-01-2019

 

Three events, three videos. These promotional videos of the events co-organised by the "BALTIC STORIES" partners have been created within the project:

Šilutė Town Festival (Lithuania);

Hasselörodden in Västervik (Sweden);

Slavs and Vikings Festival (Poland, video shot by the BALTIC STORIES volunteers).

The Balteus Foundation has supported the partners with promotion and communication in the social media and on the project's website.

#BecomePartOfTheStory

The project "BALTIC STORIES. Professionalization of events for culturally embedded and sustainable tourism development of destinations in South Baltic region" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg South Baltic 2014-2020 programme.

17-12-2018

 

Winter greetings from the Balteus Foundation.

06-12-2018

 

The Balteus Foundation, as a Communication Manager of the Baltic Stories project, took part in the Communication Training organised by the Interreg South Baltic Joint Secretariat in Gdańsk between 4-5 December 2018.

The first training day was dedicated to increasing our skills on communication tools such as storytelling and social media. On the next day, we mostly worked in groups team building, discussing problems in project implementation and designing project success stories.

We left the training with refreshed motivation to fine-tune communication in the project so as to reach as many individuals and institutions potentially interested in Baltic Stories as possible.

28-11-2018

 

Between 14-15th November 2018 in Riga (Latvia), the 11th Joint Baltic Sea and Latvian Tourism Forum took place.

The Balteus Foundation along with all BALTIC STORIES project partners participated in the Forum's panels to learn about new trends in tourism development and promotion in the digitalised world. We also kept an internal meeting to discuss project's implementation progress and next steps.

On the Forum's B2B Café, we promoted the BALTIC STORIES initiative to establish a Baltic Sea Region network of event organisers that will foster transnational cross-promotion of culturally embedded events in the area.

The project "BALTIC STORIES. Professionalization of events for culturally embedded and sustainable tourism development of destinations in South Baltic region" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg South Baltic 2014-2020 programme.

15-08-2018

 

As an initiative within the BALTIC STORIES project, 13 volunteers from Lithuania and Poland visited this year edition of the Slavs and Vikings Festival in Wolin (Westpomerania, Poland).

The young people were hosts on the workshops on felting, writing a quill pen, pottery and archery. They also recorded a video showing interviews with the Festival participants who have come to Wolin from all over the world.

#BecomePartOfTheStory

25-07-2018

 

www.balticstories.eu

This is the link to the BALTIC STORIES project website where you will find:

• upcoming events,
• event browser,
• contact details for event organisers who wish to be part of the international network of contacts and partners in the South Baltic region,
• general information on the BALTIC STORIES project.

The website operates in English, Lithuanian, Polish and Swedish.

The project "BALTIC STORIES. Professionalization of events for culturally embedded and sustainable tourism development of destinations in South Baltic region" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg South Baltic 2014-2020 programme.

23-05-2018

 

The second "BALTIC STORIES" project partners working meeting took place in Västervik (Sweden).

In this city placed in the Tjust archipelago area, a tradition of wooden boat rowing has been preserved thanks to the Hasselörodden event for 40 years now.

More about Hasselörodden

The project "BALTIC STORIES. Professionalization of events for culturally embedded and sustainable tourism development of destinations in South Baltic region" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg South Baltic 2014-2020 programme.

05-04-2018

 

The "BALTIC STORIES” partnership has just presented the project's logo which from now on will be the signature for all our activities.

#BecomePartOfTheStory

The project "BALTIC STORIES. Professionalization of events for culturally embedded and sustainable tourism development of destinations in South Baltic region" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg South Baltic 2014-2020 programme.

03-04-2018

 

Between 17-18.03.2018, an event named "Baltathon. Hack for Baltic Museums!" was organised in the Experyment Science Center in Gdynia (Poland). It was the first such event out of four planned within the project "Baltic Museums: Love IT!" implemented under the Interreg South Baltic programme.

Around 40 participants took part in the Baltathon which was inspired by the software development sector codefests. The participants had 24 hours to invent and prepare a beta version of a gaming app for mobile devices dedicated for the visitors of the Experyment Science Center or NMFRI Gdynia Aquarium. Congratulations for the winners!

The Balteus Foundation, as a partner of the "BALTIC STORIES" project, talked with the "Baltic Museums: Love IT!" representatives about possible cross-project activities.

More about the "Baltic Museums: Love IT!" project

#hack4balticmuseums

29-03-2018

 

Happy Easter from the Balteus Foundation!

20-03-2018

 

We are happy to announce that the "BALTIC STORIES" project has received a prestigious patronage of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. This means that this year’s project activities will be promoted in the information channels of the EYCH 2018 and all project documents will have the easily distinguished logo.

The EYCH 2018 patronage for our project highlights the value of the South Baltic cultural heritage for the whole Europe.

More information about the EYCH 2018

The "BALTIC STORIES" project is held under the patronage of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

#EuropeForCulture

26-02-2018

 

BALTIC STORIES. BecomePartOfTheStory

The above slogan invented by the "BALTIC STORIES" project partners will be our hallmark in all project activities and will simplify internet search.

#BecomePartOfTheStory

The project "BALTIC STORIES. Professionalization of events for culturally embedded and sustainable tourism development of destinations in South Baltic region" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg South Baltic 2014-2020 programme.

 

20-12-2017

 

Best wishes for the holiday and New Year season from the Balteus Foundation!

27-11-2017

 

The “BALTIC STORIES” project has appeared in the social media. With this modern tool we want to create the network of cultural event organizers for cooperation and promotion within the Baltic Sea region. Like and follow us!

The fan page creation has been the first activity within the Communication work package the Balteus Foundation is responsible for in the project.

The project "BALTIC STORIES. Professionalization of events for culturally embedded and sustainable tourism development of destinations in South Baltic region" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg South Baltic 2014-2020 programme.

14-11-2017

 

On the 13-14th of November the Balteus Foundation participated in the BALTIC STORIES kick-off meeting in Szczecin (Poland).

The first meeting day was dedicated to general project implementation arrangements among partners from Poland, Sweden and Lithuania.

On the second day, the meeting participants visited the Slavs and Vikings Centre, an open air museum on the Wolin island. Each year in August the Slavs and Vikings Festival is organised here for about 30.000 visitors, reviving the history of Jomsborg, a legendary settlement from 1000 years ago situated at the Odra river mouth.

See the pictures from the visit in the Slavs and Vikings Centre here.

The project "BALTIC STORIES. Professionalization of events for culturally embedded and sustainable tourism development of destinations in South Baltic region" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg South Baltic 2014-2020 programme.

03-07-2017

 

We are happy to announce that the project “BALTIC STORIES” has been accepted for implementation within the Interreg South Baltic programme.

The project's main objective is professionalization of events related to natural and cultural heritage of the South Baltic region as well as increasing development of the region's assets for sustainable tourism.

The Foundation Balteus is a project partner along with institutions from Poland, Sweden and Lithuania. The "BALTIC STORIES" implementation begins in July 2017.

The project "BALTIC STORIES. Professionalization of events for culturally embedded and sustainable tourism development of destinations in South Baltic region" is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg South Baltic 2014-2020 programme.

19-12-2016

 

The application form for the "BALTIC STORIES" project has been submitted under the 3rd call for proposals in the Interreg South Baltic programme. The project deals with event tourism in the South Baltic region. The Foundation Balteus is a project partner responsible for communication management.

02-12-2016

 

The Foundation Balteus has established cooperation with the University of Szczecin. The institutions want to jointly implement projects related to cultural heritage protection in the Baltic Sea region.