NDPC Newsletter Early Summer - Fall 2014
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The Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (NDPC) is the fourth Partnership in the Northern Dimension policy.
The NDPC functions as a complement to the already existing national and international organizations and institutions working with cultural cooperation, cultural and creative industries.

Latest News and Events
Photo: FilmTeractive 2014
Filmteractive 2014, supported by NDPC, gives event's 2014 awards
Filmteractive 2014, an innovative audiovisual transmedia event based in Lodz, Poland, has given awards to its best projects. The Filmteractive2014 was supported by the NDPC 2014 culture and creative industries project grant. One of the main awards – an NDPC award- proudly goes to a unique, app ­ based interactive documentary AXION. The award was founded using funds granted by NDPC.
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Communicating the CCI Projects - A Manual took into account communication results of the NDPC supported projects in 2013.
Communicating CCI projects
NDPC is happy to share a new study material for communicating CCI projects. This study material assists every CCI project manager in the navigation through an increasingly complex media landscape; in picking and shaping the right stories; and in laying out a fruitful path towards as far-reaching and relevant communication as possible of each given project.
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Upcoming Conferences:
Cross Innovation Final Conference. On 16-17 October 2014, the Final Conference of the Cross Innovation project will take place in Birmingham. Themes that will pass in review are space, finance, brokerage and more.
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"Building Effective Creative Clusters". On 25 November 2014, in Munich, Germany this conference will address practical ideas to unlock the economic value of the Creative & Cultural Industries. 
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Early summer- Summer season Baltic Sea Region Conferences
Baltic Sea Cultural Routes – Eastern Viking Forum II, 20–21 May, 2014
The Eastern Viking Forum II was held in the town of Kotka, Finland, in the framework of Finland´s Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States. The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture was the main organizer of the forum.
The event was a discussion that brought together ca 80 experts and facilitators in culture, human studies and tourism from all the Baltic Sea countries. The Forum aimed at advancing cultural tourism in the Baltic Sea Region. Development of cultural routes was explored as a tool for thematic approaches encouraging cross-sector and cross-border collaboration. Special focus of the Forum was on the Viking Age: archaeological sites and non-material cultural heritage as elements for creative economy.
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Photo: FilmTeractive 2013
Results of the NDPC Project Call of 2014 Announced
Following the later summer 2014 call of NDPC for Culture and Creative Industries (CCI) projects, NDPC is happy to announce the results.
The new call for CCI projects, launched by NDPC was directed to the CCI operators that have been supported by the NDPC’s CCIP 1st call, to operators of the projects that had been successfully carried out and reported.
Out of previously supported twelve projects, 8 CCI operators submitted their projects with plans to expand and develop further.
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EUSBSR Priority Area Culture Conference "Learning from the past. Looking into the future."
On 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 BSR Cultural Dialogue will enter its second round, and available financial instruments for cultural projects and the future of PA culture will provide the basis for various discussions.
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Culture – the fourth pillar of sustainability (Article from “Green Growth - the Nordic Way”)
The transformation towards a sustainable society requires not only technological progress and innovative solutions, but also a strong cultural sector that inspires change in consumption and production. Culture is the fourth pillar of the Nordic countries’ sustainability approach, complementing its economic, political and ecological dimensions.
Sustainability is being mainstreamed into all Nordic Council of Ministers activities, and the culture area is no exception. Sustainability is one of five main themes in the Nordic region’s common culture strategy for 2013-2020, which defines how the countries wish to manage their historical, cultural and linguistic heritage.
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16th Baltic Development Forum Summit and the 5th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, 3–4 June, 2014
The event, held under the title ”Growing together – for a prosperous, inclusive and connected region”, has come to a successful close. Over 1400 participants from throughout the Baltic Sea Region gathered in Turku June 3-4, making it the biggest Baltic Sea Region event thus far.
Throughout 6 plenary sessions, 17 seminars and a lively networking village the conference spurred dialogue and charted roads ahead for a wide range of topics – from the political and economic status of the region, to action on sustainability and blue growth, the digital economy, culture, gender, the role of cities and regions - and the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).
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