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A IIIB conference of Swedish design

Gothenburg (pronounced Ye-te-boarr), the second largest town in Sweden, was host to the INTERREG IIIB North-Sea annual conference on 16th June. Attended by many key figures in the North-Sea picture as well as representatives of all projects approved to date, the event was the showcase for the achievements of the Programme. The participants were welcomed by the recently appointed member of Swedish Parliament and former INTERREG IIC team member, Cecilia Wigstrm, and encouraged to participate in the future of transnational cooperation by Elisabeth Helander , Interreg coordinator at the DG Regio. 



The Communication Unit of the NWE JTS attended this 8th edition of the conference to make better contact with fellow INTERREG colleagues and to collect best-practice ideas from meetings with the projects in the North-Sea region. It was also a chance to see life in a large Scandinavian city with different historical and cultural assets to North-West European cities, and to put European spatial planning into a larger perspective. The paved streets of the old-town and the vibrant atmosphere of the centre were only upstaged by the elegant invasion of nature at every street corner and at every opportunity. The canal route through the city into the estuary only gave a few glimpses of the many parks and gardens which are scattered throughout. A delightful sight for urban eyes !


Gothenburg provided many interesting discoveries which were a great setting for an international and dynamic event in which future project partners met, exchanged and imagined their next achievements.

Many congratulations on behalf of those present for an inspiring set of workshops and a very festive conference dinner ! 



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