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1987. Lübeck has another great advantage compared with other German competitors such as Bremen, Potsdam, Karlsruhe or Kassel: its ideal geographic location. Situated on the southwest brim of the Baltic Sea, Lübeck has for centuries been the centre of trade for men and merchandise between the Baltic Sea cities and the continent. The town even earned the medieval title of “Queen of the Hanse”. This position will be turned to good account during the event year of 2010 by offering each of the states bordering on the Baltic Sea a month-long platform in Lübeck to present their culture to the people of Europe, thus giving the new EU members, as well, an opportunity to grow together not only through political and economical cooperation, but also through cultural integration. Lübeck’s historical Holsten Gate will serve as a symbol for this encounter. In light of this competition strategy, the City of Lübeck kindly requests the member cities of the UBC to show their support for Lübeck’s application by contacting the German Federal Council, the German Federal Parliament and the EU Commission in Brussels, either directly or via their national governments. Further information: Mr Holger Walter City of Lübeck Tel. +49 451 122 7550 e-mail:

MalborkActive in EU Projects in 2004 Three of the projects coordinated by the city of Malbork, which concentrate on tourism and economy, had already got an EU funding. The partners in that projects are cooperating cities from the Pomeranian Province (Poland), the City of Kaliningrad (Russia) and the City of Klaipëda (Lithuania). The project “Intensification of the economic competition of the Baltic Euroregion in the European Union” concentrates on cooperation of the cities in order to strengthen the economic competitiveness by cooperation and promotion actions between cites and companies from the northern part of Poland, Lithuania and the District of Kaliningrad. That cooperation will equal the chances of new countries in the EU: Poland and Lithuania on the basis of economic cooperation with District of Kaliningrad. The participants of the project are going to organise promotion campaign, Economic Forum and an exhibition promoting cities in Poland, in Kaliningrad and in Klaipëda as well as to organise business meetings. Malbork Welcome Center. The aim of the project is the development of the tourism based on the city’s tourist advantages. It is planned to improve Malbork’s tourism offers, to develop the existing structures and to establish a base for further development and investments in the context of spatial planning of the city and its region. Malbork aims at increasing its importance as a tourist center in North Poland. The established link to the Interreg IIIB project “Baltic Welcome Center” is seen as added value element, providing for more efficient and coordinated implementation of it. The activities mainly will concentrate on investigations, analysis, development of MWC strategy and tourism development strategy according to international quality standards, supported by study visits, training and workshops as well as knowhow exchange between Interreg and Phare partners. The Tourism information centre will be further developed. Elicitation of navigation on the River Nogat nearby Malbork castle as a form of promotion of the Town. This project will concentrate on supporting and

Malbork castle by night

drafting the future direction of a waterway network development in a context of a tourist product and increasing the level of tourist attractiveness of Malbork. It will also increase cooperation between different actors promoting tourist and ecological development. The project will start the annual workshops for young people on ecology and tourism. During the project realisation there will be two documents created which will show the direction of water tourism development and ways of future investing nearby the Nogat River. The Documents will also show ecological menaces and point out that only clean environment can attract tourists and tourist investors. Realisation of the project would enable a permanent cooperation between non-government organizations with municipality.

Further information: Ms Krystyna Chabska City of Malbork Tel. +48 55 647 99 00 e-mail:

BCB 2/2004


Profile for Union of the Baltic Cities

The UBC Bulletin 2/2004  

Education through sport

The UBC Bulletin 2/2004  

Education through sport