Mon, Dec 10, 2018


B7 Baltic Islands Network

2013 Åland Chairmanship Team







B7 President


B7 Board
Pamela Baarman
+358 18 25 558
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Jessica Josefsson s
B7 Secretariat
Jessica Josefsson
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CHAIRMANSHIP THEME: “Green possibilities”

pdf  B7 Åland Chairmanship 2013 Programme ( 2013-02-19 12:59:39)

During the B7 Åland chairmanship the theme is “
Green possibilities”. The aim is that the islands will exchange experiences about successful green examples. In the end of the year, an electronic book of inspiration will be published. Suggested title for the book is “Successful Green Examples in the Baltic Sea”.


B7 SC & Board Meetings in 2013:

- Feb 6; June 13, June19, Sept 3.


04-06 March
SC & Board
Study visit to the “Bright Green Island”, Bornholm


23-4 May
Board meeting with Helcom, Helsinki


19 June
SC & Board web meeting


6-8 Nov
SC, Board, Workgroups
Annual Conference Mariehamn, Åland Isles


Chairmanship Events

23-31 May
Art Project “Meet Art”
Artists from the B7 islands For artists to meet, exchange experiences and prepare an art exhibition.


13-16 June 
Folkemødet, Bornholm


30 June - 7 July
Almedahl Week, Gotland


16-21 July
B7 Day during “Sjödagarna” 


30 Sep - 4 Oct
UBC General Assembly, Mariehamn


7-10 October
Open Days , Brussels

The e-book “Green possibilities, Successful green examples from the B7 Baltic islands”


 IGP0163The e-book “Green possibilities, Successful green examples from the B7 Baltic islands” is now to be found under the Åland Chairmanship 2013 documents. The Åland Chairman- ship would like to thank everyone that made the publication possible and hopes that is will inspire to even more green projects in the future.



  The book can be downloaded from here: pdf  The E-book: Green possibilities. Succesful green examples from the B7 Baltic islands (2.27 MB)

Meet Art 2013

MEET ART from the B7 Islands Network

The artists were invited to Åland during the 23th – 31th May 2013 to craft and install site specific art in Ålands Andelsslakteri.   Meet Art of 2013 was a site specific art exhibition located in an abandoned slaughterhouse in Gölby and cooperation between artists from seven islands in the Baltic Sea. The invited artist were Lene Degett from Bornholm, Ellen Kock & Stefan Walkowiak from Rügen, Richard Kuusk from Saaremaa, Helle Kvamme Öland, Berit Ångman Svedjemo from Gotland, Valev & Kalli Sein from Hiiumaa, Anna Holmström, Mia Englund and Annukka Turakka from Åland. The group has had earlier exhibitions together on Rügen and Gotland. A vernissage for the exhibition has held 30th of May and the exhibition was open until the 16th of August. lunch

The artists and their assistants build networks and took part in culture and nature on the Åland Islands. The group had lunch by the slaughterhouse and dinner was prepared together at the boarding-house. The 28th of May the group made a day trip to get to know the host island a bit. The day included a guided tour at the castle in Kastelholm as well as a lunch at Smakbyn sponsored by B7. The day continued with a visit in the artist Juha Pykäläinen´s studio and a tour to Bomarsund. Because of the art museum on Åland being closed for reconstructions during the summer it felt important to be able to show modern art someplace else in Gölby in the centre of main land Åland. Another goal was to show possibilities with the abandon slaughterhouse and maybe attract new actors to use it. With good publicity we managed to attract the local population and tourists to a different art exhibition. The number of visitors was 271 and many pieces of good art were created. The response from both artist and the public has been positive.


The goal is to continue the cooperation between the islands and an exhibition was planned for Bornholm 2014. Minna Öberg who was the project leader on Åland 2013 was there 22th – 25th of August to look at possible locations for a common exhibition. However with Bornholm leaving from 2014 we’re hoping for a Meet Art project to take place on Hiiumaa instead.


B7 Åland Secretariat

B7 welcomes the 2013 Åland Chairmanship year.

Jessica Josefsson has been appointed to manage the B7 Secretariat for this year.

She is a student studying anthropology at Stockholm University. (Which is why she is not available Mondays and Fridays).

B7 wishes Jessica all the best and hopes she can use her experiences with B7 in the development of her career. (Or maybe she is doing a secreat anthropological study of the B7)

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