Culturability BSR is one of the Flagship-projects listed in 2013 in the Action Plan of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

The aim of the project is to build through showcasing and demonstration encourage multiplication of good/best/next practices for culture and sustainability in the Baltic Sea Region and from that develop a number of high quality high impact projects in the field.

Culturability BSR Phase I took place in 2013 – 2014. There were 3 workshops across urban development, creative industries, or social innovation  leading up to the Final Meeting of Culturability BSR in Copenhagen 10-11 December 2014.

  1. 1st workshop took place in Rendsburg, Schleswig-Holstein 30-31st January, 38 participants. The workshop focused on the challenges in using culture as a driver for sustainable development in urban development, creative industries and social innovation.
  2. 2nd workshop took place in Gdansk, Poland 27-28th March, 42 participants. The workshop focused on Articulating solutions through cross – fertilization.
  3. 3rd workshop took place in Riga, Latvia 12-13th June, 57 participants. The workshop focused on crystallising the feasible through high quality – high impact project proposals.
  4. The Final meeting of Culturability BSR took place in Copenhagen, Denmark 10-11th December. 63 participants from the 8 BSR countries and Norway (1) took part, incl. 15 participants and 8 organisers from Denmark. The final meeting focused on guiding and supporting further cooperation efforts for culture as a driver for sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region.

As a result, 8 project ideas were developed:

  • Baltic House
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  • Urcycles
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  • Renewable Futures
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  • Goodeed
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  • Gaming for Sustainable Development
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  • GUTS
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  • Green Box
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  • Upcycling Fashion
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Download Final Report here: /pdf/

Download Appendix to Final Report here: /pdf/


The project has been led by The Nordic Council of Ministers in partnership with The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland and The Government of Schleswig Holstein,  the latter two also being the coordinators of the EUSBSR Priority Action Culture. An Advisory Committee also followed the project.

The Danish Cultural Institute functioned as a consultant and supporting organisation.  Events supported by Ministry of Culture of Latvia, ARS Baltica,  Baltic Sea Cultural Centre Gdansk, Riga 2014, Ministry of Culture of Denmark, Starter, Noass.

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