Cliff Hague also pointed at some territorrial differences. Countries and regions in Europe have been hit differently by the pandemic, and some with more significant numbers.

Petra Biberbach talked about Brexit and how the current development may influence the future position of Scotland. Rita Merca talked about the ongoing regional reform in Latvia, and how new units of local government will emerge. Marcin Bonislawski presented the new city development strategy for Suwalki and Gabriella Grossman presented the new plan for the Fredrikstad old town. Zemgale planning region was not present in the meeting. However, the presentation about EEA grant project is available to read for whom it may concern.

How has Covid-19 changed and challenged international relations Dec 2020.pdf

20.12.16 ICN Petra Biberbach.pdf

Latvia Territorrial reform, Rita Merca.pdf


The old town in Fredrikstad.pdf

Zemgale_EEAGRANTS_Mairita pptx.pdf

Webinar list;
There will be invitations to ICN members.
Others may register by contacting the organiser or the ICN secretariat:


Time (+1 zone)



January 20

1 PM

Cultural Heritage and Digitisation

Cliff Hague, UK

February 17

1 PM

Tourism potential of Jelgava

Local Municipality

Tabita Skerberga, LV

March 17

1 PM

Local community development model

Einar Stefanussen, NO

April 21

1 PM

Erasmus + and education related projects

Rima Pužauskaitė, LV

May 19

1 PM

Culture & blues in Suwalki

Ewelina Suchocka, PL

June 16

1 PM

Mediation and governance

Christina Svensson, SE


Not decided

Innovation youth camp, digital ninjas

Petra Biberbach, UK

September 15

1 PM

Leisure biking and regional tourism


October 13

1 PM

European Mobility Strategy 2030, 2050

Alf S. Johansen

Nov. 25-26


Annual conference 2021, Vidzeme region

Rita Merca, LV