Last week, 21-22 March, the coordinators of the five member islands met on Gotland. On the agenda was the preparation of the political discussions on the B7 future as well as of the chairmanship projects in 2017 and 2018.
Meit Fohlin, vice mayor of Region Gotland, presented their ideas of a political more active B7 network along with the CPMR Baltic Sea and Island commissions. The engagement of the islands in some of the organisations should be used to benefit the Baltic Sea islands in the best possible way. Such ideas will be subjects of the discussions during the Steering Committee meeting in June on Rügen.
The coordinators discussed practical details of the projects ahead. Under the headline “OUT OF THE COMFORT ZONE” the sixth art project shall invite artists from the islands to creatively interpret the project theme, to exchange and possibly widen the B7 artists network.
Interesting input for future B7 exchanges got the coordinators also from Gotland actors – during presentations and discussions about Gotlands cruise tourism plans, about digitalisation and its chances offered to a modern administration and also about gender equality questions.