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                       Bulletin on Health and Social Affairs                                   •      No. 1
/ 1999
                       Published by the UBC Commission on Health and
Social Affairs                                              AID FOR
                                                            RUSSIAN
                                                             CITIES


                                                    ... page 20 ff.

                       Contents:
                       Editorial ......................................................................   2
                       WHO and UBC Agreement about Collaboration ..........                               3
                       The UBC Social Charter - Discussion .........................                      4
                       Activity Report of the Commission to the 23 Executive Board
                       Social initiatives in the Baltic Region:
                            The Social Hansa ........ .........................................           11
                            The Åland Islands Peace Institute ........................                    12
                       Conference Reports:
                            Women Managing EU Projects .. ..........................                      14
                            A Role for Universities in Labour Market Development
                       EU Information ...........................................................         16
                       Council of Europe Social Development Fund - CEF .                                  17
                       Social Market Place ....................................................           18
                            New Requests ......................................................           18
                            Information by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia
                            Aid for Baltijsk and Kaliningrad - A Short Report ..                          20
                            Two Stories ..........................................................        24
                       Evaluation of the Qustionnaire on Health Policy .........                          26
                       Miscellaneous .............................................................        38




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Editorial


Dear UBC friends,

Today we present you the third edition of our Bulletin for Health and Social Affairs.
Thanks to those who contributed with articles and comments. The material that
reached the editors before 01 March 1999 has been considered for the spring
number. We are looking forward to developing this Social Bulletin into a useful
publication with your help. Please, let us know if you need more copies and they will
be sent to you.
Please, try to make sure, that those persons involved in health and social affairs in
your city administrations are receiving this Bulletin!

One of the most important activities in the social sector is the UBCwide campaign of
help for our sister cities Kaliningrad and Baltijsk in order to meet the consequences
of the Russian financial crisis that influences very hard, especially social institutions
of the public sector. Many cities from East to West tried to do what was possible for
them. Before Christmas many aid transports reached both cities with goods like
clothes and food staff. Also after Christmas, since the beginning of the New Year,
the cities go on with activities, sometimes series of collections. Read, what many
cities did, maybe you will find your city mentioned, or you could catch an idea how to
join the campaign. The activities will not cese. Please, continue informing about your
actions for help and send also stories about it to the UBC Commission on Health and
Social Affairs, e-mail: karin.wohlgemuth@rostock.de. We will quote from your
messages and make known all examples of solidarity within UBC to a wider public.
What we want to show is: especially in situations like this you can see what a strong
organisation is worth. Those who lend a hand in times of need will be even stronger
in better times!



The Editors                                                     Rostock, March 1999




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UBC and WHO Agreement about collaboration

A meeting between WHO Regional Centre Europe, Copenhagen - Healthy Cities
Project Coordinator Agis D. Tsouros and Coordinator for the Baltic Region Leah
Rothstein,

WHO Subregional Centre Baltic, Turku - Executive Director Ilmo Parvinen and
Administrative Programme Manager Mari Hakkala and

UBC Commission on Health and Social Affairs, Rostock - Coordinator Petra
Hamann took place in Copenhagen on 2 November 1998.

UBC gave explanations about the Organisation, statute, structure, aims, current
projects, network possibilities (database, homepage), media possibilities loke UBC
Bulletin, Bulletin for Health and Social Affairs, Environmental Bulletin. UBC offered to
use the UBC network and media for promoting ideas of WHO and Healthy Cities
Project aswell as for informing about main policies and events of the EHO Europe
and Baltic.
UBC solicited for information about main policies, events, common projects for UBC
Bulletins, for share of experiences in form of lectures, seminars, training courses, for
contribution to discussions e.g. about the UBC Social Charter, for political and
financial support for common UBC actions aswell as help in organising and sending
donations like equipment for hospitals, medicine, goods to the Baltic states and
Russia.

WHO offered to provide information about main policies, events and common
projects for the Bulletins and is ready to provide experiences in form of lectures,
seminars or written statements aswell as training and capacity building. Already in
this Bulletin you can find a contribution to discussions about the UBC Social Charter.
Political support like supporting letters to governments, ministries, EU offices can be
and will be provided. Financial support can not be given because the WHO has a low
budget and only funds for emergency and catastrophy cases.

Both sides expressed their wish and willingness for future cooperation especially in
the WHO Healthy Cities Project.

The future cooperation will be done in areas like:
- Mutual information and announcement of events, elaborating of keys of
  sustainability (health issues), exchange of experts and know-how transfere.
- Project oriented support of proposals to EU Programme Offices
- Political commitment and support to cities (health policy), sustainable campaigns,
  Healthy Cities Programmes (guidance, meetings, partnership)
- UBC will contribute on request of WHO to elaborate the Urban Health Profile up to
  next spring and is going to distribute it among UBC member cities
- Links to both web-sides should be made
- Representatives of both organisations should be invited to each others big events
  like General Conferences




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The UBC Social Charter - Discussion

As you may remember and if not, than you can in detail read in our last edition 2/1998 the
proposal of an UBC Social Charter by Michael Bouteiller, Mayor of the City of Lübeck.
In the same edition the discussio has been started by a contribution of Gerhard Burmester,
Head of Mayor’s Office Lübeck.

Today we continue our discussion with comments by WHO officials and UBC Women’s
network coordinator.

        Please, get also involved in the process of the dicussion and send us
                                 your contributions!



Contribution by the WHO Centre for Urban Health
by Leah Rothstein

Towards a Social Charter for the UBC

The WHO Healthy Cities project office would like to congratulate the Union of Baltic
Cities (UBC) for initiating this debate on the UBC Social Charter. A social charter will
be a great asset and tool for the UBC. The importance making explicit the links
between social questions, health, the environment and the economy can not be
overstated. In our experience, we have found that health is an important entry point
for raising awareness and addressing the social questions of sustainable
development. As such, we would like to encourage you to include a health dimension
in the UBC Social Charter.

If adopted politically by cities, the Social Charter stands to be both a strong symbol of
commitment to socially sustainable city development, and also a legitimate guideline
or mandate for the adoption and implementation socially sustainable policy options in
Baltic cities. It would be ideal to draft, adopt and launch this Social Charter as a
product of a UBC Conference or special event where city politicians and other key
stakeholders would be present.

This discussion on the Social Charter comes at a timely moment, as the political
recognition of the local level as the key player in the implementation of policies and
initiatives aimed at promoting health and sustainable development has never been
stronger. Cities and towns have the greatest potential for addressing the challenges
of improving the health and quality of life in the Baltic Region.

In the previous newsletter, Mr Michael Bouteiller, Mayor of Lübeck, and Mr Gerhard
Burmester, Head of the Mayor’s Office in Lübeck, raised important issues for
inclusion in the eventual UBC Social Charter concerning the needs of vulnerable
groups (special needs of women, children, elder, disabled, etc.), employment,
education, gender equality, equity, public participation, health risks and democratic
values. These concerns are supported by many reports and studies which also
emphasize that the growing health challenges of cities include poverty, violence,
social exclusion, pollution, substandard housing, the unmet needs of elderly and
young people, homeless people and migrants, unhealthy spatial planning, the lack of


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participatory practices and the need to seriously address inequality and sustainable
development.
The above-mentioned challenges can only be addressed through holistic policy
approaches, such as Health 21 and Agenda 21, that involve explicit political
commitment, institutional changes and intersectoral partnerships and innovative
actions addressing all aspects of health and living conditions.
The UBC Social Charter should strive to build upon the commitment and good
practices of international agreements and initiatives. The documents listed below
have been important reference points for the WHO Healthy Cities network.

   HEALTH21: the health for all policy framework for the WHO European Region
   United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development (Agenda 21),
    Rio, 1992
   European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns, Aalborg, 1994
   Athens Declaration for Healthy Cities, Athens, 1997

These initiatives recognize the importance of           equity, intersectoral action,
sustainability and public participation as guiding principles for change through the
creation of enabling infrastructures. These infrastructures facilitate integrated
policies which are supported by political commitment, political accountability and
public participation. The Athens Declaration, adopted at the International Healthy
Cities Conference, makes a commitment to this set of principles, with some specific
goals. Examples of how these principles were used to promote health questions in
the Athens Declaration are listed below. This full document may be accessed at
http:www.who.dk/healthy-cities/athens.htm. The UBC may find this a useful guideline
in the development of its own Social Charter.

Equity
Vast inequalities between and within cities, and between gender and ethnic groups
are an affront to human dignity and a risk to social stability and economic
performance. Commitments should be made to

   reduce health and social inequalities within and between cities
   to make public, social and health services accessible to all
   to improve the health of populations at risk


Sustainability
Sustainable development links policies such as those that provide education,
develop infrastructure (including transportation and public amenities), support
businesses, create opportunities (equal for men and women), improve wellbeing and
safe-guard the environment. A commitment should be made to internationally
recognized policy frameworks such as the

   European Health for All Policy, Agenda 21, and the Aalborg Charter


Intersectoral cooperation
Health and social questions are promoted most effectively when agencies or
departments from many sectors work together. Each municipal department has an
important role to play in advancing the health and social agenda of sustainable
development. Cities should pledge

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   political support to work intersectorally and to maximize the added value of all
    municipal programmes through systematic assessment of policies.
   to involve all stakeholders and the specific needs of men, women, children, the
    elderly, minority populations and other vulnerable groups.

Solidarity
A stronger collective effort is required to reduce inequity, strengthen cohesion within
Europe and develop relationships with other parts of the world. Work towards
healthy and socially sustainable development is an important global demand which
ultimately contributes to world peace.

Cities should pledge to contribute actively to forming strategic alliances through
cooperation with other networks active in the field of sustainable development.

City leadership for health and sustainable development
Cities have the capacity to create the conditions for positive change through
leadership and empowerment; through partnerships and infrastructures for change;
through integrated planning for health and sustainable development; and through
networking.

Accordingly, cities should pledge to

   make equity, health and sustainable development central values in the vision for
    the development of their cities
   give commitment and leadership to the implementation of health for all and
    Agenda 21, paying particular attention to provide leadership opportunities for
    women and minority groups
   support city-wide strategic alliances for health and sustainable development
    involving public, voluntary and private sectors.
   develop plans that set out to improve the social, environmental and economic
    determinants of health, setting targets and timetables for improvement


Contact:     Leah Rothstein, Healthy Cities Project, WHO Centre for Urban Health,
             8 Scherfigsvej, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark,
             T:+45 39 171460, F:+45 39 171860, e-mail: LRO@who.dk




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Contribution by the UBC Women’s Network coordinator
Hjördis Höglund, Sundsvall


Do we need a Social Charter of the UBC ?

....Mr Michael Bouteiller, Mayor of Lübeck, asked in nr.1998/2 of this Bulletin.

My answer is yes.
If we want sustainable societies in our region the social development in our cities is as
important as the economic. Yes, it's a prerequisite. We'll never get a successful economic
development if we don't have a good social situation for the people. Most of us see that but
we often forget it in practise.

The proposal has 5 points. They are all important but I want to emphasize point 4, about
equal opportunities between women and men.
When we are talking about "the people" we often forget that we also are women and men,
with different experiences, needs and problems. We have to make visible when there are
differences. We have to look at how we are sharing our common resources. In all societies
all over the world, women have and get less of them and in countries in economic recession
we know that women and children are harder affected.

The cities are providing services utilised by individual households such as schools, child and
elderly care and other social services. The women are here still the most responsible and
how the cities are dealing with these tasks is of great importance for them. Many women
have also their working places in the public sector so it's of double reasons the cities are
important for them.

We have also serious social problems such as violence against women, the increasing
organised prostitution and the slave-trade with young women, called "trafficking". We could
here, through co-operation between the cities, share experiences how to solve these
problems and support the different organisations working with these issues on the local
level.

I suggest that we in the Charter refer to the EU documents on the labour market and in the
social field that concern equal opportunities between women and men.


Contact:      Mrs. Hjördis Höglund, Fredsgatan 24C, S - 853 35 Sundvall,
              phone/fax: +46-60-122241, e-mail: hjordis.hoglund@ebox.tninet.se


Some comments in short from Siauliai, Lithuania
on behalf of Mrs Rita Musneckiene, Head of Social Care Department:

The idea to prepare a Social Charter is really good and we consider this document
can be taken as a base for further social development in the UBC member-cities.
Speaking about Siauliai, it won't be difficult for our city to fulfil the goals of the
Charter since goals of social policy in Siauliai are almost the same.
It would be interesting to hear the opinion of other member cities on this.

Lina Simkute, Officer for Foreign Affairs



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Activity Report of the Commission on Health and Social
Affairs
to the 23 Executive Board Meeting on 6-7 March 1999 in
Pori
reported period September 1998 - March 1999


1.     UBC Bulletin on Health and Social Affairs
The third UBC Social and Health Bulletin was edited by 05 March 1999, distributed by mail to
all UBC members and offered to the UBC homepage administrator. It will be presented at
the Board meeting. It includes activities of the Commission, further discussion about a UBC
Social Charter, reports about social projects, the social Market Place, experiences,
information to EU Programmes, reports about visits to conferences etc.

2.     Project Activities

2.1.   International Project of the Labour Offices "ROLAST"
As from January 1998 the Communities of Storstroem, Denmark/ Landskrona, Sweden/
Rostock Germany together with the Labour Offices of the cities have been involved in a
project on comparison of systems dealing with unemployment, the adult education system
and the connection of them both with the business sector. Lists of so called bottle-neck
professions have been elaborated by each partner and distributed to the labour offices in the
other partner regions in order to mobilize such labour to work in the other contries. The next
step will be the organisation and offering of help for certain professional groups (training,
language, accomodation, etc.) in all participating cities. The jobs will be offered in the
databases of the labour offices. Another aim of the project is to create according to demands
of the industry new job-profiles. E.g. recycling firms of the cities have been visited and
together with the management of those firms the demands to labour were fixed and together
with educational institutions new professions will be created. The chambers of commerce will
be involved in order to get the professions certificated and registered. The UBC Office was
present in the project meetings and has been actively involved in networking and reporting.

2.2.    ECOS / Ouverture Project „Baltic Cities Tourism“
Transnational project on city tourism marketing. Partners are Gdynia, Vilnius, Tallinn,
Kalmar, Karlskrona, Turisme Region Syd (DK) and Rostock. The DG XVI is going to accept
the project. For more information the main applicant (Rostock) and the UBC Office were
invited to defend the project in Brussels on 6 May 1998. The contract with the European
Commission is expected to be signed in February 1999.

2.3.    Book about the Social State of Elderly Citizens around the Baltic Sea
Finally 17 UBC member cities from 8 countries decided to participate. As from January we
have started to collect articles and translating them to German and English for time beeing.
The book will be published with financial means of the regional funds of the international
Year of Senior Citizens. Not only the editing of a book will be the aim but also further
common project activities, building up of senior partnerships and exchange of best practice.

2.4.   Second application for the ECOS-Ouverture project ‘Small and Medium sized
       Enterprises Training and Economy Promotion’
The ECOS-Ouverture Office declined the first proposal but strongly recommended to go for
the second trial with slight amandments. Now we are waiting now for the decision. All
partners from Klaipeda, Tartu, Landskrona and Rostock are still willing to join.




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3.     German UBC Meetings

3.1.   German UBC Member Meeeting
The last meeting was held on 24 of February 1999 in Wismar.

3.2.     UBC- Promotion Meeting for Northern German Cities, 17 November 1998 in
         Rostock
27 Participants from 18 Cities, mainly Mayors came on invitation of our Lord Mayor to Rostock.
Main objective of this event was giving information about the Union of the Baltic Cities. All five
German UBC member cities (Bützow, Kiel, Lübeck, Rostock, Wismar) took active part in this
event and contributed with knowledge and speeches. An information broshure in German
language was prepared because we realised that language problems prevent many German
cities from participating in international actions.

The Mayor of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck Michael Bouteiller talked about the „Importance of a
strong Organisation of Cities in the Baltic region“:
The UBC is strengthening the role of cities as „Engines of the Baltic Region“. Important is also
the role of UBC as observer in other organisations of the Baltic region e.g. CBSS, BSA,
HELCOM, CLRAE a.o.

The Lord Mayor of the Hanseatic City of Rostock Arno Pöker spoke about the „Actual Aims and
Activities of the UBC regarding the Example of the active Commission’s Work of Rostock in the
Commission on Health and Social Affairs“:
The network of the cities within UBC makes it possible for them to promote their own foreign
affairs. That is becoming even more important in an united Europe. Long term and efficient
collaboration of cities becomes possible due to UBC. Concrete work in different fields can be
done in the Commissions of UBC. According to needs and possibilities of the cities they are
working on common projects. Rostock together with Lübeck are heading the Commission on
Health and Social Affairs and they are organising the work and information to those topics
within UBC.

The Senator of the Hanseatic City of Wismar Thomas Beyer demonstrated the „Impact on
Wismar of the Membership in the UBC“:
The UBC is trying to develope the Baltic Sea Region into a subregion of Europe. For the
Hanseatic City of Wismar it is important to participate in that process and to exchange best
practice, knowledge and informationen aswell as possible participation in common projects.

The Mayor of the City of Bützow Lothar Stroppe explained the „Reasons for becoming only
recently a member of the UBC“:
The City of Bützow is a member of UBC since one month. One of the main reasons for this
decision was the wish to be actively involved in the development and enlargement of Europe
and to introduce the experiences of smaller cities. Bützow is very interested in the process of
Agenda 21 and wishes to participate in the actions of the UBC working group aswell as in the
work of the Commission on Health and Social Affairs.

A lively discussion followed. We hope to get more cities interested in UBC and maybe new
German members.

4.       UBC Children Drawing Competition ‘The Children of the Baltic Sea’ in Rostock
About 110 children from 2 schools participated with great pleasure and enthusiasm in this
Competition and it was a good possibility to promote the idea, structure, and activity of our
organisation among inhabitants of our cities, especially within the youngest generation. We
have had the fully support of two students of Pedagogical Science Ms Grit Höfke and Ms
Dagmar Dinse aswell as the University of Rostock which gave us the possibility to exhibit the
artistic works in their foyer, the City Administration which contributed with prices and




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both schools where the pupils learned about UBC and painted for the Competition. The best
10 paintings were choosen by visitors of the exhibition and sent to the international
competition to Gdansk.

5.      UBC Local Agenda 21 Meeting in Lübeck, 15-16January 1999
One representative of the Commission was attending the meeting and contributing with a
statement about the state of the Local Agenda 21 work and the WHO Healthy Cities Project
in Rostock. A discussion was led about the connection of those two cross-cutting policies
within the city administration and all interested groups of citizens of the society. Our special
concern is to implement social and health topics into the Agenda work.

6.     Miscellaneous

6.1.    Youth Exchange between Canary Island, Spain and Rostock,Germany
The Head of the Rostock association „Luft zum Leben“ Mr Seuchter approached our office
for help to organise a similar exchange of youth as we did last year with Turku, Finland. This
time he has the intention to send the asthma sick children to the Canarien Islands, Spain.
Our office made the first official contacts and helped with translation and communication.

6.2.    Women Managing EU Projects - EU funding for cross-border women’s
projects
        Participation in an International Conference of the Women’s Network East -
         West, Vienna, 03-04 December 1998
On behalf of the UBC Women’s Network one member of the UBC Office Rostock took part
in this conference being the only participant from the Baltic region. An explicite information
about EU funds was given. Possibilities of funding project in order to further/establish gender
equality were discussed. More information about this you can read in the UBC Bulletin on
Health and Social Affairs 1/1999.

6.3    A Role for Universities in Labour Market Development in the Baltic Region
       Seminar of the Baltic University Programme in Turku, 12 November 1998
Representatives of the educational sector, i.e. of the Baltic University Programme, the UBC
Commission on Health and Social Affairs, of the business sector, i.e. the Baltic Chamber of
Commerce Association, and the EU DGV , Employment came together in order to find ways
how to match these three spheres for propulsing the labour market. Ideas were born like
how to develop the cooperation between cities and their universities, locally and in the Baltic
region, and how to initiate an education project to increase knowledge in the cities and
prepare people to find jobs in new fields like e.g.sustainable ressource management.

6.4    UBC Promotion
On occasion of one common project between representatives from municipalities and labour
offices from Landskrona, Sweden/ Storstroems Amt, Denmark/ Rostock, Germany we
informed about the structure, strategy, goals and aims, commissions and their activities and
projects. As a result you can consider the application of membership in UBC of the city of
Landskrona to the next board.

6.5     Support for students searching traineeships abroad
Three successfull mediations could be done: A German pedagogics student from Rostock
could be placed in a Finnish-German Kindergarten in Kuopio/Finland. A Swedish student
from Gothemburg could be offered a combination of two placements, one in the Rostock
Institute on Tranport and Logistics at the University of Rostock (internship) and another at
the Ministry of Economics of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. A student from the Stralsund
Business Institute (Germany), cursing Baltic Business Studies, could be located at the
Institute of Tourism and Ecology (ITEF) at the Kalmar University.




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Social Initiatives in the Baltic Region:

The Social Hansa
an project of the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW)


The Social Hansa Network was founded in September 1992. Based on a
signed agreement of cooperation, the Social Hansa Network became
authorized and the different countries and cities decided to join Social Hansa
projects. Purpose is to create a network of social cooperation in and between
the countries around the Baltic Sea. Exchange of information, pilot projects,
conferences are examples of this cooperation.

It operates in connection with the International Council on Social Welfare
(ICSW) and with the UBC.
Head of Social Hansa is formand, cand. psych. Carl-Einar Jörgensen.

Contact:
Nabo-Österbro, Odensegade 5, 2100 Copenhagen, tel.:+45 35260120,
fax:+45 35264820, e-mail:nabo.osterbro@get2net.dk
(Nabo-Österbro: a social voluntary association in Copenhagen).


Member of the Ecxecutive Committee is Holger Rohde, Secretary General of
the Regional Association for the independent Welfare Organisation of
Schleswig-Holstein/Germany     (Landes-Arbeitsgemeinschaft der freien
Wohlfahrtsverbände Schleswig-Holstein e.V.)

Contact:
Holger Rohde, Prinz-Heinrich-Str.1, D-24106 Kiel, tel:+49 431 336075,
fax:+49 431 337130, e-mail:lag-freie-wohlfahrt-sh@t-online.de


Entrusted with the care of the management is Senator a.D. Volker Kaske who
is acting with support of the enterprise group of social services UsD
(Unternehmensgruppe soziale Dienste) a private carrier of stationary geriatric
installations in north Germany

Contact:
Senator a.D. Volker Kaske, Unternehmensgruppe soziale Dienste, Pf. 1632,
D-23505 Lübeck, tel:+49 451 799550, fax:+49 451 7995523.




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The Åland Islands Peace Institute
The Åland Islands Peace Institute was founded in 1992 in Mariehamn, Finland. The work of
the Peace Institute is both practical and theoretical. The Institute has research-projects
running, arranges seminars and conferences on different topics, mostly concerning
minorities, racism, non-violent security, autonomy- and democray-questions. We also
educate in conflict-management and have a quite large volunteer and youth service section.

Contact :
The Åland Islands Peace Institute, PB 85, SF-22 100 Mariehamn, phone: +358-18-15570, e-
mail: peace@peace.aland.fi, homepage: www.peace.aland.fi


Projects:

1. A Handbook on Human Rights of Minority Women

The Aland Islands Peace Institute has, through Dr. Sia Spiliopoulou Akermark, a member of
the Institute's research board, initiated work on a Handbook on the Human Rights of Minority
Women. The Handbook is envisaged as an introduction to the rights and concerns of
minority women, and will be useful both for minority women as well as for decision makers at
local and national level. Issues that will be addressed are e.g. the right of minority women to
participation (at local, national and international level), the right to physical integrity,
education and language matters. A meeting on the content and format of the Handbook was
held in Mariehamn on 11-12 January 1999 with the participation of minority women
representatives and experts.

Apart from a presentation of the international legal protection of minority women, the
handbook will include examples and short case studies concerning the situation of minority
women in different countries (primarily in Europe). If you want to share such examples or
other information with the project, please send such information to the administrator of the
project:

It is expected that the handbook will be finalised and printed by the end of 1999.

Contact:
Ms Carina Aaltonen, The Aland Islands Peace Institute, PB 85, FIN-22101 Mariehamn,
phone: +358-18-23977, fax: +358-18-21026 e-mail: carina@peace.aland.fi
or: Ms Akermark (who will be writing the handbook), e-mail: sia@jur.uu.se or through the
Aland Islands Peace Institute.


2. Women’s Club Devyndarbe

was founded in 1992 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Devyndarbe works for the welfare of poor, single
women in Vilnius. The Club arrange seminars and workshops on topics like democracy,
labour-market, equality-achivement and womens rights. They also arrange language-
courses for women and help street-kids and handicapped by supporting them with food and
clothes. For more information contact:

Contact:
Nendre, Giedraicu 16-6, Vilnius, Lithuania, phone/fax:+370 2 75 22 82,
e-mail: svetlanr@takas.lt




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3. A kindergarten for single-parent children in Vilnius

The Ålands Islands are situated in the middle of the Baltic Sea and part of the Åland Islands
Peace Institute´s work involves monitoring developments in the Baltic Sea region. The
Institute runs a number of research projects which focus on regionalism, disarmament,
security policy and confidence-promoting measures in the Baltic Sea region.

Since 1995 the Institute cooperates with the Devyndarbe woman´s organisation in Vilnius.
Together with Devyndarbe and Emmaus Åland, the Åland Islands Peace Institute have
started a kindergarten "Nendre" for poor, single-parent children in Vilnius. The aim with the
project is to keep the families together, to provide assistance to the most disadvantaged
women and their children in order to improve their social condition and
status and to improve their possibilities for social re-integration. The project gives us also
possibilities to transfer knowledge about Children´s Rights and the Nordic theory and method
of education. We are also able to share experiences from the Nordic non-governmental
organisation movement.

Today "Nendre" takes care of 15 children 5 days a week between 8.00-18.00. The important
individual needs and development of each child is encouraged through creativity and play.
The single mothers taking part in this project have to struggle for their daily living. They have
often been abused, exploited and assaulted. The mothers get help and encouragement to
attend education courses or to find a job. They need day-care for their children to be able to
study or work and to support their families.

There is a great demand for more places like "Nendre" throughout Lithuania. This year we
will develope a project opening a "Centre for Single Mothers and their Children". Then we will
be able to give councelling and support for more families but also to work on a political level
in trying to change the attitudes towards this marginalised group in the society. In April
Devyndarbe and the Institute will arrange a seminar in Vilnius with the theme: "NGO´s and
politicians: How to co-operate". The director of the kindergarden is Mrs. Danuté Mituziene.
She works together with two teachers and one social worker. The staff receives training in
Mariehamn, Finland twice a year.

To finance the kindergarten, the Åland Islands Peace Institute has to find funds. The Finnish
Foregin Ministry and the Nordic Ministry of Councils have given grants for the project.
Emmaus Åland sends a truck-load of second-hand clothes to Devyndarbe twice a year.
Recently, Devyndarbe opened a second-hand shop next door to the Kindergarten and the
profit from the shop will partly finance the Centre.

Contact:
Carina Aaltonen, projectmanager at the Åland Island Peace Institute.
e-mail: carina@peace.aland.fi




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Conference Reports:

Women Managing EU Projects -
EU funding for cross-border women’s projects
International Conference of the Women’s Network East - West
Vienna, 03-04 December 1998


a short synthesis -
by Karin Wohlgemuth, UBC Office Rostock

This conference was one of many activities carried out within the framework of the
Women’s Network East-West. So women from Austria, Chekia, Croatia, Belgium,
Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia - experts from the
areas of programme planning, programme implementation and project organisation.

Women are not only beneficiaries of EU funds - as project organizers, they are also
actively involved in implementing assistance programmes. So the aim was to clear
up what is possible - or impossible - in the field of EU assistance programmes.

The principles of the EU structural policy and the corresponding funding instruments,
vertical ones and horizontal ones (i.e. for target groups throughout all vertical
programmes), were minutiously presented and also documented. It has to be pointed
out that structural funds are for EU members only (with one exception: the Interreg
programme, wich is connected to PHARE).

It was pointed out that equality of opportunities for men and women is now, in the
sense of mainstreaming, to be considered as general, all measures concerning
orientation that can be completed by special measures. (With the EEC Regulation
No 2081/93 of the Council the equal treatment of men and women at work was first
declared as a Community objective in 1993.)

The EU is going to support the exchange of information and experience about best
practices in the field of implementation of equality of chances for men and women.
In this cotext, a valuable information about a call for proposals (deadline 1 March
1999) was given. (Further information: European Commission, ref. V/D/5, Rue de la
Loi 200, B - 1049 Brussels, fax. +32-2-296 35 62 or. ANIMA - Technical Support Unit
for Equality of Chances for Men and Women, 61 Rue de Spa, B-1000 Brussels,
phone: +32-2-230 90 31, fax: +32-2-230 75 11)

Proceedings will be produced in March 1999, in English and German. I would like to
recommend you to read them, because they will contain, a.o., precise and manuable
explications of the EU programmes and fund structure. For copies and further
information in this matter you should contact the ZSI.

Contact:
ZSI - Zentrum für Soziale Innovation, A - 1160 Vienna, Hettenkofergasse 13/45,
phone: +43-1-4950 442-41, fax: +43-1-4950 442-40, e-mail: zsi@mail.boku.at
A Role for Universities
in Labour Market Development in the Baltic Region

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Seminar of the Baltic University Programme in Turku, 12 November 1998
by Karin Wohlgemuth


The main idea of this seminar was to bring together actors from the business world
and the labour market sector, Baltic organisations and the EU (DG V - Employment,
..) to discuss a possible field of cooperation in labor market development and how to
incorporate the high knowledge potential of the universities, the Baltic University
Programme.

It could be stated, that university know-how, especially in ressource management of
any type, is badly needed in most of the cities, but no trained staff is there to face
this themes. So this could be a chance for young jobless university degrees: to
acquire modern knowledge about it in additional courses and to offer it to the cities.
Also city workers should get the offer to deepen more in this subject. This idea lays
the ground for a common labour market pilot project called ‘Bridging the Gaps -
Bridging the Sea / Cooperation between Governmental regional organisations and
universities, municipalities and small and medium enterprises in the Baltic Sea
region’. The objectives are formulated as: ‘.... to find, to create and establish new
ways for cooperation within the proposed network, to establish local units for the
support of labour market development and to support innovations. The model is
intended to lower the boarders between different actors which have a central role in
the development of the society, i.e. universities, municipalities and enterprises.
Through exchange of know-how and expertise, the cooperation will result in
improved possibilities to react on the needs at the local and regional labour market.
The pilot project will also focus on concrete actions for different target groups. Within
the project period some 400 persons are estimated to take part in the activities. After
the project period the participating cities / universities will disseminate and transfer
the experiences in their countries / networks.’ The project will be offered with high
emphasis to the Eastern Baltic cities.

More ideas were born like how to develop better the cooperation between cities and
their universities, locally and in the Baltic region. Appropriate city - university
molecules should be found in order to internationalise and to intensify the
cooperation between these two spheres.

For futher information feel free to use the contact information below.

Contacts:
Paula Lindroos, Centre for Continuing Education, Åbo Academi University,
phone: +358-2-2154125, fax: +358-2-2154711, e-mail: paula.lindroos@abo.fi
Karin Wohlgemuth, Hansestadt Rostock, Mayors Office, Foreign Affairs,
phone: +49-381-381 1452, fax: +49-381-381 1913, e-mail: karin.wohlgemuth@
rostock.de




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EU Information

Periodically updated deadline overview (month-day/hour..programme):
15 Mar. 1999                     Europe against Cancer (see: BoHaSA 1/1998)
March    1999                    Interreg IIc
March    1999                    Dahpne Initiative
15 Nov. 1999                     ECOS / Ouverture (see: BoHaSA 2/1998)


Interreg IIc
A new call for proposaly is expected in March 1999, approximately. For exact information
see: hhtp:\\www.spatial.baltic.net, hompage of the Baltic Spatial Development Agency,
INTERREG II C Common Secretariat


EU DAPHNE initiative
The European Union is acting to protect human rights through both its internal and its
external policies. Among its actions, the DAPHNE Initiative is a programme designed to
combat violence against women and children.
The Initiative offers financial support to non-governmental and voluntary organisations
(NGOs) active in the fight against violence towards children, young persons and women.
The DAPHNE Initiative has an annual credit (3 million ECU in 1997 and 1998) available to
help these NGOs and voluntary organisations to:
 establish or reinforce networks at European level amongst themselves and with public
    authorities to promote measures aimed at protecting and preventing violence towards
    children, young persons and women
 run pilot projects of an innovatory nature in support of these aims
 support awareness-raising measures and training against violence
 assist training and exchanges
 carry out studies and research
 disseminate information and "best practices" through conferences, seminars, publications
    and publicity campaigns
 prevent violence and to protect children, young persons and women from all kinds of
    violence, including domestic violence, trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation
    and other abuse
 to assist victims of such violence to recover and reintegrate into their families and into
    society and the workplace.
It is not clearly stated in what way non-EU countries can participate in DAPHE, but one
major background behind the project is the large numbers of young women from eastern
Europe who have become prostitutes in EU countries.
This is a disgraceful fate for young women from Eastern Europe in conditions that have
resemblance of white slave trade. So in one way or another, the program will be open for
non-EU states in Eastern Europe.
As it very often is a short time between the time a call is opened and the dead line for
applications, it is worth to think of a project already now in order to be prepared.
One crucial matter is partner finding. Any city who is interested in this program, please send
a notice to me and I will try to use channels for partner search!
Application documents for the DAPHNE Initiative 1999 are available at:
http://europa.eu.int/comm/sg/daphne/en/index.htm (will be updated after the publication of
the Call for Proposals in the Official Journal of the European Communities) or:
By fax, FAX: (+322) 295 01 74 (after 15 february 1999)
(by Juhan Janusson, UBC Project Manager, e-mail: juhan.janusson@ubc.kalmar.se.)


Council of Europe Social Development Fund - CEF

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Who we are :

The Council of Europe Social Development Fund is a multilateral development bank
with a social purpose. The Fund was established in 1956 (Paris) under the supreme
authority of the Council of Europe (Strasbourg).

Thirty-three member countries : Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark,
Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Italy,
Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway,
Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, "the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", Turkey.

What we do :

The Fund grants loans (no grants) to its Member countries, to local communities and
to financial institutions for financing of socially oriented projects such as : aid to
refugees and migrants, prevention and reconstruction in case of natural disasters
(two priorities), creation of jobs in small and medium-sized enterprises, investments
in social housing, health, education, protection of environment, rural modernisation,
improvement of quality of life in disadvantaged urban areas, protection and
rehabilitation of cultural heritage.

How we do it:

By means of either long term investment loans for individual projects or global
disbursement loans programmes channelled through a financing institution to several
beneficiaries (such as municipalities) under the condition that the borrower(s) can
offer a guarantee deemed sufficient by the Administrative Council.

Key figures for 1997 in ECU (million):

Projects approved during the year            2.153
Loans disbursed during the year                862
Loans disbursed since inception             10.805

Added value for the Baltic Region

UBC brings together municipalities belonging to nine of our member countries.
The Fund grants loans amounting to 50% of the total cost of a project; it thus
endeavours cofinancing with other international financial institutions.
The Fund already takes part to meetings of HELCOM Programme Implementation
Task Force.

Contacts :
Mr. Matthias Bauer, Director of Development, phone : + 33 1 4755 5519,
Mrs Eva Schwebel, Deputy Director - Development, phone: +33 1 4755 5592,
fax: + 33 1 4755 3768




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Social Market Place

Dear UBC Friends,

In our last edition we called for help to each other to fight problems like poverty, insufficient
health care, badly equipped houses for senior citizens and disabled persons, We asked you
to share gained knowledge and experience in organising aid projects. Most important is to
spare medical, technical and school equipment, medicine, computers or other material for
those in need.
Please continue to name your most desperate needs - write about them to our UBC Social
Market Place and of course write about your spare goods available in your city.
Please, start to act and to organise aid projects now!
In an open letter our friends from Kaliningrad and Baltijsk alll of us were asked to help to
cope with the economical crisis which is dramatically affecting the living conditions in
Russian cities.

Many cities already offered such aid and we will show you the cases which we were
informed about.

We asked also to write about your difficulties. In order to help you with your aid donations
the UBC Office Rostock was inquiring information from the Russion authorities. The
following information was reproduced from a letter which reached us from the Kaliningrad
Representation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia:



Social Market Place · New Requests

                                             LITHUANIA
PANEVEZYS:
Requests: wardrobes for clothes, cupboards, beds, fitted carpet(120 sq.m), TVs, washing machines,
          tables for writing, chairs, venetian blinds(100 sq.m), shelves, fabric for curtains
          Needed for Children’s Home
Requests: a TV set, toys, computers(2)
          Needed for Temporary Children’s Home
Contact:  Ms. Dalia Valanciute, Foreign Relations Officer, City Municipality, Laisvës a. 20,
          LT- 5300 Panevezys, Phone:+ 370 5 596 155, Fax: +370 5 43 99 73,
          E-mail: dalia@panevezys.sav.lt




Social Market Place · Offers


                    This place is reserved for your offers of help.

            They will be published in the same way as the requests.




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Information given by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia
Representation in Kaliningrad
Visa for people involved in aid deliveries:

V isa can be obtained either in Russian consulates in corresponding countries or in the
Representation in Kaliningrad. Copies of passport, 3 photos, filled in questionnaires (can be
done by the beneficiary) and the beneficiary’s letter of support. For multiple entry visa a
medical certificate stating that the person applying ha s no AIDS virus is additionally
required. The visa will be issued free of charge when supported by the regional
administration. Normally 3 days will be required for issuing a single entry visa and 7 days for
a mutipla entry visa. (26. January 1999)

Contact:       Arthur I. Kuznetzow, Representative, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia,
               Representation in Kaliningrad, 17 Kirov street, 236000 Kaliningrad, Russia,
               phone: +7-0112-211668, fax: +7-0112-210626


Basic recommendations for delivering humanitarian aid to Russia

Humanitarian aid is defined as delivered free of charge food, consumer basic necessary
goods (cloths, shoes, medicines, and medical equipment) and other such goods to improve
every day life conditions for worse off categories of Russian population.

Technical aid is defined as programs for supporting free of charge social and economical
reforms in Russia by foreign countries, governments and international organisations. These
programs are carried out by way of transferring to Russian legal entities experience and
technologies, organising personnel training and delivering equipment such as scientific and
laboratory instruments, devices, computing, information and organisation equipment, means
of transportation and communication, science and technology publications, systems and
means of education, agricultural equipment, industrial equipment for specific projects of
technical aid as well as finance for the above mentioned purposes.

Legal entities as well as individual can be beneficiaries of the humanitarian aid.

The sender must forward to the beneficiary beforehand the list of goods delivered with the
price indication of each item, a document to serve as a ground for it stransfer, and
confirming the status of humanitarian aid. The Kaliningrad Customs Department is allowed
to let in a humanitarian aid cargo delivery only if the total price of goods in it does not
exceed 20.000 Euro.

Only health institutions are entitled to get medical deliveries exceeding 100 packages of the
same medicine and mixed deliveries with a total weight exceeding 250 kg.

Companies involved in transportation and delivery of humanitarian aid must inform customs
authorities about the deliveries, volumes and nomenclature of the cargo, and the border
crossing location (either directly or through the beneficiary).

Since certain goods require specific safety certificates to be issued be Russian authorities it
is crucial to contact the beneficiaries beforehand, providing them with the full list of goods
being delivered and requesting them to make all necessary arrangements.

Contact:       Arthur I. Kuznetzow, Representative, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia,
               Representation in Kaliningrad, 17 Kirov street, 236000 Kaliningrad, Russia,
               phone: +7-0112-211668, fax: +7-0112-210626




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Social Market Place · Aid for Baltijsk and Kalinigrad · A
Short Report


Need:
For knowing how to help best, it’s necessary to know, what is needed. A query was sent to our
colleagues in Kaliningrad and Baltijsk. Here are some answers we got:

On 28 October 1998 we learned from Kaliningrad:
‘...there is a demand in practically all medicine, but because of very complicated procedure of customs
clearance( the certificate could to be obtain only in Moscow) we prefer to ask you to collect only
antibiotics and antispasmodic. Please, find attached also the list of medicine equipment. As soon you
are ready to send these things to us, please, let us know. We'll send you the exact addresses of
hospital or Children's house (depending on the type of goods you send) which will be beneficiary of this
assistance...
List: bactericidal wall feed element, air sterilize, medical light, portable U.H.F.-therapy apparatus,
galvanization apparatus, quartz-mercury feed element, ultraviolet radiation feed element, refrigerator,
stomatology armchair, stomatology doctor chair, stomatology doctor table, material cabinet, bed-table,
medical balance, collapsible heightmeter, electrical stomatology device, portable emergency case...’




Actions of the cities:
Here we are reproducing all actions of UBC cities we were informed about between 01 October 1998
and 28 February 1999. We intend to go on listing the actions of the cities in the next Bulletins. So
please, do not hesitate to inform us about your initiatives of help to the UBC Office Rostock.


Aalborg

From a fax message dated 28 November 1998:
‘...A land transport of app. 130 m³ consisting of 3 trucks, 1 minibus and 1 ambulance will leave Aalborg
Sunday 29 November 1998 and drive via Germany and Poland to Kaliningrad...The City of Aalborg
organized an aid transport of 25 tons of potatoes and 10 tons of frozen ham and salami - sent by ship
in order to meet each other in Kaliningrad...We have collected several tons of different food, cleaning
materials, a large quantity of medicine (antibiotica) and medical equipment (syringes, ..), hospital
equipment and a large amount of second hand clothes...In Kaliningrad we intend to take part in the
distribution our selves; with our own vehicles...One fully equiped ambulance will be donated to the
Emergency Hospital in Kaliningrad, and one truck with fire fighting equipment and a trailer fire pump
will be donated to the Curonian Spit National Park, where we are doing a LIFE supported nature
protection project...The aid has been donated by local companies, unions and associations, private
persons etc. and the City of Aalborg covers all direct transport costs...’

From a fax message dated 14 January 1999:
‘...The transport was successfully accomplished and a cargo of DM 300.000 was delivered...The land
transport had serious delays at boarder crossings. Partly this was caused by the fact that we had a
very mixed cargo. After having delivered the cargo to the different main receivers, the cargo was
sealed by the customs officer and only released for consumption after tests of all parts of the products
were done.
We decided to continue the aid collecting campaign for another 2 months, especially concentrating on
the collection of money and equipment for a new department at the Kaliningrad Emergency Hospital
and for establishing the dental treatment clinic at the children boarding school Internat No. 3. We
expect to send two ship containers in February or in March...’

Contact:        Finn Risom, Head of Mayor’s Office, Rantzausgade 6, DK-9000 Aalborg,
                phone: +45-99311508, fax: +45-99313132, e-mail: fr-borgm@aalbkom.dk




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Elblag

From a fax message dated 20 October 1998:
‘...On 20 October 1998 the Municipality of Elblag sent a goods transport to Kaliningrad and Baltijsk.
Total value appr. USD 6,800.- (< USD 20,000.- !), weight appr. 9,3 tons. Types of the goods:
vegetables, maccaroni, meat products, products for cleaning and washing, flour and other grain
products, school material etc. The goods were dedicated to: Children’s House ‘Rodniczok’ in
Kaliningrad...’

From a phone note dated 21 October 1998:
The money came from a big public collection. The transportation of the goods was sponsored by a
private transporting enterprise. The selection of the needed goods was done by the director of the
Children’s House herself: she came to Elblag and bought the goods in gross markets. The
solution/organisation of the customs procedures was left to the Russian side. The Polish customs
(boarder crossing in Mamonowo) were very cooperative. The goods were treated tax free.
Elblag will continue helping actions. It is planned to support the construction of a rehabilitation centre
by money.

From a fax message dated 08 December 1998:
‘...on 26 of November 1998 the City Council of Elblag decided to dedicate PLN 10,000.- out of the city’s
budget to the Municipalities of Kaliningrad and Baltijsk. Representatives of the town will buy in Elblag
different goods necessary for hospitals and schools, friuts, vegetables, maccaroni, meat- products etc.
Also different textile goods (trousers, blouses, shirts etc.), worth about USD 7,500.-, will be given from
the Elblag section of the Polcotex enterprise in Warsaw....’

Contact:        Urzad Miejski w Elblagu, Buro Promocji Miasta, ul. Lacznosci 1, PL-82 300 Elblag,
                phone: +48-55-239 3277, fax: / +48-55-239 3330, e-mail: um.elblag@softel.elblag.pl


Gdynia

From a fax note dated 18 November 1998:
‘...The City of Gdynia already sent two convoys of food products up to the present moment; and we are
currently preparing the third one scheduled to leave for Kaliningrad end of November....’
‘1st convoy:
Destiny: Baltijsk Region Administration in Kaliningrad including the Hospital at 3 Letnya Street,
Kaliningrad, type of goods: food staff (3 types), total value: USD 18,600.-, total weight appr. 8.9 tons,
sponsors: AMINO, Dr. Oetker, Charity Foundation ATLAS, City Hall of Gdynia (transport costs: USD
550.-), date of dispatch: 16 October 1998.’
‘2nd convoy:
Destiny: Boarding school for Orphans No. 3 in Kaliningrad, type of goods: food staff (4 types), total
value: USD 1,500.-, total weight appr. 20 tons, sponsors (Gdynia companies): KLIMOR, DALMOR,
Charity Foundation ATLAS, City Hall of Gdynia (transport costs: USD 550.-), date of dispatch: 04
November 1998.’

See also: Social Market Place - Two Stories

Contact:     Maciej Brzeski, Deputy Mayor, City Hall of Gdynia, Al. Marszalka Pilsudskiego 52/54,
             PL-81-382 Gdynia, phone: +48-58-6207271, fax: +48-58-6209798,
             e-mail: umgdynia@miasto.gdynia.pl


Kalmar / Karlskrona

From phone notes dated 21 and 22 October 1998 from Kalmar:
Karlskrona and Kalmar are going to fill a training ship with goods for Kaliningrad and Baltijsk. The ship
belongs to Karlskrona. The first cargo will be loaded there. Then the ship will pass Kalmar in order to
complete the cargo. In total, twelve municipalities were invited to join the action. Kalmar is going to
send mainly medical equipment, clothes and food. The goods are planned to be delivered beginning of
December 1998.
On 22 October 1998, the mayor of Kalmar asked for help in the regional TV morning programme.
Many calls reached him afterwards.




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From an e-mail from Kalmar dated 29 October 1998:
‘...In Kalmar big efforts are made to help Kaliningrad. In Christmas many churches will collect money.
This money will be transferred to an account and for the money medicine, food etc. Will be bought.
Most of the goods which are collected so far will be sent by ship from Karlskrona...

Seen in Kalmar in November 1998:
...A lot of clothes have been collected with help of church communities. Three voluntary helpers are
revising peace by peace. The work is impressive if you consider that in this weeks before Christmas
about 120 - 140 big paper bags of clothes are arriving every two days. With a part of the collected
money they will buy big lots of plaids...’

From an e-mail from Kalmar dated 13 January 1999:
‘...On Monday the 14th of December the vessel left Karlskrona for Baltisjk and Kaliningrad. It called at
Baltisjk on Tuesday. Lars Ljungström from Kalmar met the ship and participated in the process the
whole week. He told me that there was a lot of work to get the goods through the customs, in spite of
the fact that all papers were in order. It took all the day to get permission to unload the goods for
Baltijsk. The goods for Kaliningrad took more time. They could be loaded on two trucks on Wednesday
and when they arrived in Kaliningrad there was another customs procedure. However, everything
worked and it seems that all things have come to the right address...
...We should mention some persons who contributed decisively to lead this action to success. Our
person in Kalmar is Lars Ljungström; he has for his assistance 10-15 unemployed people who
all have made a great job any time of the day. We should also mention the skipper on the ship, Lennart
Eliasson and his assistant Pelle Emanuelsson who also did a tremendous job.
Without the help and assistance from the vice Mayor of Baltisjk, Viktor Koshelev, and Silvia Gourova
and Mr. Andreev from Kaliningrad it would not have been possible to carry out the project...
...The plans for the future are that the collection of things continues and we also know that the ship
from Karlskrona shall make 4 trips a year, so there are more chances to deliver aid material to
Kaliningrad. The ship from Kalmar will perhaps also be available. Perhaps a new transport could be
arranged in March...

Also see: Social Market Place - Two Stories

Contact:        In Karlskrona: Lilian Darström, phone: +46-455-304832
                In Kalmar: Bengt Enge, phone: +46-480-83250, fax: +46-480-56459,
                e-mail: bengt.enge@kommun.kalmar.se


Kiel

From a letter from Kaliningrad dated 17 February 1999:
‘...we have got a very positive experience of cooperation with the city of Kiel. The citizens of that city
collected money for the rehabilitation centre ‘Kruglovo’, and the representatives of the City Hall of Kiel
or some journalists used to bring money by cash. The ceremony of passing over the money is
organised in the City Hall of Kaliningrad with the presence of mass media, and shown on TV and
reflected in the newspapers. This action is considered as a good example of the People’s
Democracy...’

Contact:        Silvia Gourova, 236040 Kalinigrad, Russia, Ploschad Pobedy 1,
                phone/fax: +7-0112-21 53 95, e-mail: UMS@cityhall.koenig.su


Koszalin

From a letter from Koszalin dated 30 December 1998:
The city of Koszalin / Poland has actively answered on the desperate call for humanitarian help of our
member cities Kaliningrad and Baltijsk.
End of September the Koszalin authorities have appointed the Humanitarian Aid Committee. This
Committee and the Health Department of the Municipality of Koszalin, together with the Red Cross, the
Association for Poles in East Europe, Caritas, Cities Social Help and the Polish Social Help Committee
organized a humanitarian action in our city. During three months, material and financial gifts were
collected.




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We collected different goods e.g. new and used clothes, wheat flour, tea, coffee, medicine, and for the
rest of the money, approximately USD 5,000.-, we bought indispensable products such as beef meat /
teens (3,500 kg), barley grouts (2,000 kg) and wheat flour (1,000 kg).
All together we collected 8,5 tons of goods of a total value of USD 14,000.- .
The transport with humanitarian help was delivered on 17 December 1998 to the Child House ‘Jantarik’
in Kaliningrad.

Contact:        Jerzy Krauze, Manager Promotion & Foreign Cooperation Division,
                Municipality of Koszalin, e-mail: jerzy.krauze@um.man.pl


Riga

From an e-mail dated 04 November 1998:
‘...The City of Riga organised collection of donations made by persons and enterprises of Riga for
Kaliningrad. On Monday 2nd November, representatives of Riga City Council took the collected articles
to Kaliningrad with the transport which was also given free of charge from a donor company....’
There were sent 11,430 kg of food staff, 780 kg of medical remedies, clothes, blankets, shoes, etc...’
Total weight brutto: 37,4 tons, total value: 42,900 Lat.

Contact:        Viktors Buls, Assistant Chief, Foreign Affairs Division, Riga City Council


Rostock

In the City of Rostock enterprises as well as private persons are donating money in order to support
the reconstruction of the kindergarten # 80 located in poselok Pregolsky and the creation of a Social-
Rehabilitation Centre. The Lord Mayor will overhand this donation personally during his official visit to
Kaliningrad in April 1999.

Contact:        Karin Wohlgemuth, Mayor’s Office, D-18050 Rostock, phone: +49-381-381 1452,
                fax: +49-381-381 1913, e-mail: karin.wohlgemuth@rostock.de


Sundsvall

From an e-mail dated 05 November 1998:
Since long we have very good relations with our twin city in Russia, Volchov, from where we recently
received their wishes for support and help, especially medical help.
On the initiative of the City Mayor of Sundsvall we have decided to do what we can to support our
Russian friends in Volchov with medicine and medical care.
Volchov is not a member of the UBC but we think that this is our way of supporting the people of
Russia in this extremely difficult situation.

Contact:        Walter Rönmark, International Liasion Officer, City of Sundsvall
                e-mail: walter.ronmark@sundsvall.se



compiled by:    UBC Commission on Health and Social Affairs, UBC Office Rostock,
                Karin Wohlgemuth, phone: +49-381-381 1452, fax. +49-381-381 1913
                e-mail: karin.wohlgemuth@rostock.de




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Social Market Place · Two Stories


BALTIC CITIES IN NEW HUMANITARIAN RELATIONS


a report from Kalmar
by Christina Fagerström


„The willingness to give and share with the needing in Kaliningrad, has not ceased all
through the season“, says the organizer of the humanitarian aid from Kalmar. Twice
this autumn already, UBC has called for help from the Baltic Sea cities Kalmar and
Karlskrona to Baltijsk and Kaliningrad. What the Swedish communities are collecting
from generous private donors, Karlskrona delivers as freight with the Swedish
schoolship M/S Wartena. „The response has been tremendous“ says the organizers
in both Karlskrona, Mr Pelle Emanuelsson, and in Kalmar, Mr Lars-Olof Ljungström.
„Since so many wanted to donate, we put together a special project within the
organization „Framtiden“, i.e. the future, where people out of work are organizing
transports from the whole community. Others make assortments and storage of the
donations of cloths and a special group, the Sewing group, has been changing
grown-up cloths to dresses and overalls for children.“

The 15 th of December, M/S Wartena sailed from Karlskrona to Baltijsk where the
Swedish organizers as well as representatives from the Baltijsk regional
administration were waiting. The unloading of some hundred tons goes smoothly but
the customs clearance and bureaucracy is, as usual in Russia, demanding on all
parties. Lars-Olof Ljungström sits for a good many hours to through the customs
clear at least a few Christmas gifts from schoolchildren in Kalmar to schoolchildren at
a children’s hospital in Baltijsk.

Arriving at the hospital, the reception of the M/S Wartena captain and organizer’s is
overwhelming. The staff extends through a traditional greeting, their thanks to the
Swedish donors.

The plans for the future are that the collection of things continues and we also know
that the ship from Karlskrona shall make 4 trips/year so there are more chances to
deliver relief material to Kaliningrad. The ship from Kalmar will perhaps also be
available. Perhaps a new transport could be arranged in March.


Contact:     Bengt Enge, Box 611, S - 39126 Kalmar, phone: +46-480-83250,
             fax: +46-480-56459, e-mail. bengt.enge@kommun.kalmar.se




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HUMANITARIAN AID FOR KALININGRAD

a report from Gdynia, Poland
by Maciej Brzeski, Deputy Mayor

As a result of the economic crisis in Russia, a number of hospitals, nursery schools,
orphanages and citizens as well found themselves in a desperate situation. Being a
sister city of Kaliningrad, Gdynia answered the appeals both from Kaliningrad City
Hall and Euroregion Baltic and Union of the Baltic Cities. Gdynia is member of both
of these international organisations.

We still remember the economic crisis in Poland and the partner cities who helped
us during these grim days. Our sister cities from Western Europe and the USA
(Plymouth, Great Britain; Aalborg, Denmark; Kiel, Germany; Kristiansand, Norway;
Karlskrona, Sweden and Seattle, USA) supported us during many years of our
relationship. They aided us with medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, dressing
materials and clothes and organized aid actions in emergencies such as the fire in
Gdansk Shipyard Sports Hall in 1994 and the flood in Southern Poland 1997. The
cities made it possible for Gdynia medical doctors to go for specialised courses and
training abroad. The above mentioned aid is beeing continued and has been turned
into permanent cooperation with Gdynia’s hospitals and orphanages.

 It is not the first time when humanitarian aid for Kaliningrad is organised. Gdynia
answered Kaliningrad’s call for help first in 1997 when there were noted a 2,5 times
more cases of tubercolosis. Thanks to Kredyt Bank a generous sponsor, we received
money for needed medicine. It was given to Kindergarten No. 124 for kids with
tubercolosis in December 1997.

Taking into account the economic situation of our neighbours, Gdynia City Hall
appealed to the companies who would like to aid them with equipment, food, warm
clothes and pharmaceuticals. Thanks to cooperation with Charity Foundation ATLAS,
the first shipment of food for Hospital at 3 Letnya Street reached Kaliningrad on 16
October 1998. Over nine tons of food products (mainly instant soups and jelly) of
65.000 PLN (18.600 $) worth were sent. This first shipment let us realize that actual
size of needs of such institutions as hospital, orphanages, nursery schools and
kindergartens. That is why we did not stop after the first action and organised
another convoy who left for Kaliningrad on 4 November 1998. This convoy was
organised thanks to our cooperation with ATLAS Foundation, food and equipment
manufacturers and Gdynia companies such as KLIMOR and DALMOR. Zhe other
shipment contained 20 tons of vegetables (potatoes, carrots, cabbage and onions)
total value of 5120 PLN (1500 $) and supplied a Boarding School No. 3 at 9
Zeliabova Street in Kaliningrad. The Boarding School houses 220 orphaned children
at the age of 7-15, out of which over 60% are 7 - 10 years ols. The above mentioned
amount of aid will suffice for only two months.
We do hope that aid is going to be continued and that we will be still able to help our
neighbours thanks to our sponsor’s generosity and involvement of companies and
foundations as well.

Contact: Maciej Brzeski, Deputy Mayor, City Hall of Gdynia, Poland
         T:+48-58-6207271, F:+48-58-6209798, e-mail: umgdynia@miasto.gdynia.pl




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Evaluation of the Questionnaire on Health Policy of UBC
Member Cities
16. Dezember 2011

The questionnaire has been issued in November 1997 and was then published in the ‘UBC
Bulletin on Health and Social Affairs’ no. 1/1998. The data has been collected up to
November 1998. In no. 2/1998 a preliminary evaluation of the questionnaire was published.
In the edition no. 1/1999 this detailed evaluation is now presented to the public for the first
time. Hopefully it will give you some ideas of further cooperation and of possible interested
partners.

All together 30 cities answered the 5 questions and gave the respective contact persons for
each theme in their city, i.e. name, address, fax, phone, e-mail.
In this evaluation the questions are named again. The answers are given in alphabetical
order as received by us. No additional queries were made.
The main contact persons are listed according to the alphabetical order of the countries and
then of the alphabetical order of the cities.
Sometimes the same persons are responsible for several topics named in the questionnaire.
In this case we made references to the chapter where this person is named. Very often it is
the same person who filled the questionnaire in, and then for instance you find the reference:
s.5, which means that you find the contact address under question no.5. In any case of
difficulty you can contact the person named under s.5 responsible for the completition of the
questionnaire.
With the help of this data our Commission has been able to create a Social & Health
network within UBC and has been started to create the Social Market Place which is
regularly published in our Bulletin. The information of the questionnaire is valuable for future
common project ideas and the respective partner search will be much easier.

Thank you to all persons who helped us to collect the data and made it possible to present
you the information.

We would like to share the full information with all UBC member cities.


I.         Topics of Health affairs which are of special interest to your city
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a)         Structure of Health Promotion Systems
           (Organisation and co-ordination of health promotion, health
           councelling and desease prevention)

b)         Methods of public work in health promotion and information about
           deseases like tuberculosis, chronic deseases, AIDS, cancer, drug
           addiction

c)         Structures and financing models of Public Health Systems

d)         Other themes of your interest

Answers:

Aalborg
a      no    no
b      no    no
c      no    no
d      Complexity of individual's health conditions and possibilities of work/job



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                Team 43, Österbro 7,T:45-99-315 219
Copenhagen
a      yes      Egsgaard, Copenhagen Haelthy City,s.5,T:45-35-303567,F:45-35-303939,e-mail:s.5
b      no       s.1
c      yes      s.1
d      Inequality in Health,     s.1
Elblag
a      yes      Barbara Lewandowska, City Hall, s.5
b      yes      s.1
c      yes      s.1
d      rehabilitation centre, exchange of experience s.1
Gdynia
a      yes      Teresa Marzejon,Head of Health Care and Soc.Welfare Sept.,T:48/58/620 4420,
                F:/620 9798
b      yes      Jadwiga Laskowska,ul.Abrahama 56,T:/621 6251
c      yes      Maria Pawluc, Danuta Lutowska, Health Care and Soc.Welfare Dept., s.1,
                T:/6204420,F:/9798
d      Social care of homeless people, Work with mentally disabled persons, Nursing of persons
       chronically ill - Alzheimer, Multiple Sclerosis, Methods of activity for schildren and families
       psychically ill- treated
                Miroslawa Jezior,Vice Director of Municipal Centre of Social Help,ul. Armii
                Krajowej 44,T:/620 9256/ 4.-Urszula Szymanska,Vice Director
Kaliningrad
a      yes
b      yes      Nina Godasiak,Health Dept.,City Hall
c      yes      s.5 and Silvia Gourova, same Dept.
d      children-tuberculoses, street and homeless childre, elderly homes,                    no
Karlskrona
a      no       County Council(Landsting)
b      no       Sören Trolle, Social Service Dept.,T:46-455-304 320,F:/304 339,
                e-mail:soren.trolle@karlskrona.se
c      yes      Ingrid Augustinsson-Swennergren, Soc.Service Dep.,T:46-455-304 410, F:/304 417
d      Unemployment, Care for elderly and disabled persons
                Liliann Bjerstroem, T:46-455-304 832/ 2. Christer Odebjer,T:46-455-304 410,
                F:/304 417
Kaunas
a      yes      Apolinaras Zaborskis T:3707/794752,F:/796498,e-mail:socped@kma.lt
b      yes      Irena Miseviciene,T:3707/731073,F:/796498,e-mail:irenmisev@kma.lt
c      yes      Ramune Kalediene,T:370 7/732535,F:/330157,email:kaleda@kaunas.omrnitel.n
d      reform of primary health care/health in the sphere of orthopedics-traumatology
                Ramunas Navickas,T:370 7/796798,F:/798585,e-mail:invkard@kma.lt
                Romas Kalesinskas,T:3707/703140,F:/798585
Kemi
a      yes      marjaleena.tapio@kemi.fi
b      yes      sakari.malin@kemi.fi
c      yes      s.1b
d      Dental Health             s.5
Klaipeda
a      yes      Loreta Jankouskiene, Taikos pr.76, T/F:360/6/271 668
b      yes      Aleksandras Slatoickis, Taikos pr.46,T/F:370/6/255 871, T:/255 870
c      yes      Janina Asadanskiene, Liepy 11
d      Community Centre, .Day Centre, workshops,
                Diana Stankaitiene,Liepy 15,T:/311 185,F:/217980, s.5
Kotka
a      yes      no
b      yes      no
c      no       Varpu Kaaria,s.5,T:358/5 2345 236/F: 226/e-mail:varpu.karia@kotka.fi
d      no       no
Lahti
a      yes      s.5
b      yes      s.5
c      yes      s.5




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d       Alcohol, Tobacco, Nutrition problems
                s.5 and Sirkka-Liisa Mäkelä, Project manager esp. Alcohol problems and health
        education, T:358/3/810 4055,F:/810 4400,e-mail:sirkka- l.makela@lahti.fi
Lübeck
a       yes       Dr.Michael Hamschmidt, Schmiedestr.7, 23539 Lübeck, T:122 5300,F:122 5390
b       yes       s.1
c       no
d       Selfe-help, Honory posts,                 s.1
Malmö
a       yes       Eva Renhammar, Dept.of Social Welfare and Public Health,T:46 4034 5686,
                  F:/4034 3390,e-mail:eva.renhammar@malmo.se
b       no        s.1a
c       yes       s.1a
d       no        no
Nakskov
a       yes       no
b       yes       Bente Vang Jensen/Mogens Hilden/Sundhedshuset,Engtoften 4/
                  T:45/5392 2666/F:45/5392 2635
c       yes       Mogens Hansen T:45/5495 1266/F:0206/e-mail:mohanakskov.dk
d       no        no
Norrköping
a       yes       Conny Enström,Kommun,T:46 11 152911,F:/159929
b       no        no
c       yes       s.1a
d       allergy-, drug- and injuries-prevention; keep-fit measures; diet exercise          s.1a
Norrtälje
a       no        no
b       no        no
c       no        no
d       public Health service is in Sweden in responsibility of the county council and not the munici-
        palities,          no
Nykoebing F.
a       yes       Henning Toenning, Chairman of the Public Health Council, Rosenvenget 15,
                  T:45/54 846260, e-mail:ht@nyk-f-kom-dk
b       no        no
c       yes       s.1
d       no        no
Nykoeping
a       yes       Ola Holm,T:248660,F:248341,e-mail:ola.holm@nykoping.se
b       no        no
c       no        no
d       no        no
Palanga
a       yes       Jonas Shipalis, Klaipedos 76/T: 51640,F:56210
b       yes       s.5
c       yes       s.5
d       no        no
Panevezys
a       yes       Sigitas Juodzevicius,Head of Health care Dept.T:464 393, F:439 973,
b       yes       Irena Prancane, Chief Doc. Health Training centre,Aukstaiciu 4,
                  T:431921, F:439973
c       no        no
d       no        no
Pori
a       no        Esko Karra, Health Office, s.5
b       yes       s.1
c       yes       s.5
d       no        no
Rostock
a       yes       s.5
b       yes       Dr.Christa Dorow - drug abuse,T:49 381 5346,F:49 381 5399 - s.5
c       yes       s.5




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d        Agenda 21, Self-aid, prevention of violence, attraction of citizens into city developmnet,
               s.5
Siauliai
a        yes       Birute-Marija Paplauskiene,T:370/1/431 422,F:/423 988
b        yes       Jolanta Gecaite, Chief Doctor of the City, Health Education Centre, T:/437760,
                   F:/430770/ Vacys Vaitkevicius,T/F:/426 422/ Gluobyte, Tubercoloses
                   Hospital,T:/430692
c       yes        Pranas Nainys
d       no         no
Tallinn
a       no         no
b       yes        Vahur Keldrima, s.5,e-mail:v.keldrima@tallinnlv.ee
c       yes        s.1
d       no         no
Tampere
a       yes        s.5
b       yes        s.5
c       yes        Katrina Harjumaht-Madetoja,City Hall, POB38,,T:358-40-527 6662,F:358-3-213 7791,
                   e-mail:katrina.harjumahto@tt.tampere.fi
d     no           no
Turku
a     yes     Heini Parkkunen, Kunnallissairaalantie 20, T:269 2723, F: 1239,
      e-mail:heini.parkkunen@turku.fi
b     yes     Pirjo Immonen-Räihä, POBox 11, 20701-Turku,T:269 2705, F:269 29553,
              e-mail:pirjo.immonen-raiha@turku.fi
c     yes     s.5
d     Health & Environment,
              Pentti Janatuinen, Rauhankatu 14bA ,20100 T, T:269 1070, F:269 1066,
              e-mail:pentti.janatuinen@turku.fi
Växjö
a     yes     Health care Manager, med Dr.Ulf Lindberg
b     yes     s.1, Landstinget Kronoberg, 35188 Växjö
c     yes     s.1, T:46-470-588 535, F:46-470-588 630, e-mail:ulf.lindberg@ltkronoberg.se
d     no      no

Viljandi
a        yes    Marge Esko,Turu 8,T:/54 757,F:/54 712, e-mail:s.5
b        yes    s.1.a
c        no
d        Open Health care, Social flats for poor and risks groups,                   s.5.
Vilnius
a        yes    s.5
b        yes    s.5
c        yes    s.5
d        Insurance medicine, Sick Funds-arrangement of their work,                   s.5
Wismar
a        yes    s.5
b        yes    s.5
c        no     no
d        no     no


II.        For Aid Projects and the Social Market Place we wanted to know:
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a)         Has your city already organised a special aid project (e.g. sending goods to some
           place in the Baltic region)?

b)         Has your city already been beneficiary of a special aid initiative receiving goods
           from some place abroad (e.g. out of the Baltic region)?




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Answers:

Aalborg
a       yes, voluntary organisations
b       no
Copenhagen
a       no       s.1
b       no       s.1
Elblag
a       no
b       no
Gdynia
a       yes      s.5
b       yes      Izabela Dudek, Foreign Relations Dept., T:/620 8312,F:/6200917
Kaliningrad
a       yes      s.5
b       yes, from Kiel s.5 and Galina Jankovskaya, Vice Mayor, Soc.Dept.
Karlskrona
a       yes, flooded areas in PL, equipm. to schools in LT and Kaliningrad
        Roger Lindberg,T:46-455-303 025,F:/303 030
b       no
Kaunas
a       yes, to Poland Rimantas Minelga,T:370 7/227416,F:/209539
b       yes      s.5
Kemi
a       no
b       no
Klaipeda
a       yes      Androne Liesyte, Liepy 15,T:370/6/258 206,F:/217 980
b       yes      s.2a
Kotka
a       no
b       no
Lahti
a       yes      s.5
b       no
Lübeck
a       no
b       no
Malmö
a       no
b       no
Nakskov
a       no
b       no
Norrköping
a       no
b       no
Norrtälje
a       yes      Ulf Tedesund, Öesthandels Forum, T:46/176/13815, F:/71904
b       no
Nykoebing F.
a       no
b       no
Nykoeping
a       yes      s.5
b       no
Palanga
a       no       Irena Berziene, Zveju 47, T:52249, F:52284
b       no       s.2a




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 Panevezys
 a     no           s.1a
 b     yes          Eugenijus Preidis, Chief doc. Infectious Desease Hospital, Ramygalos 25
                    T:434570, F:439973
 Pori
 a        no
 b        no
 Rostock
 a        yes       s.5
 b        no
 Siauliai
 a        no        s.1.a.b
 b        yes       Petras Simavicius, Central Hospital,T:/431 562, F:/426 696/ Virginija Ladetiene,
                    Director of Charity Center, Labdaros Centras, Stotus 9c,T:/421 894,F:/433 506
 Tallinn
 a       no         s.1
 b       no         s.1
 Tampere
 a       no
 b       no
 Turku
 a       yes        Pirjo Raitisto, Luolavuorentie 2, 20700 Turku, T:269 2851, F:262 2862,
                    e-mail:pirjo.raitisto@turku.fi
 b     no
 Växjö
 a     no           Hospital Manager Ove Löfquist, Centrallasarettet, Strandvägen 8,
                    T:46-470-587 002, F:46-470-587 575, e-mail:ove.lofquist@ltkronoberg.se
 b         no       Rolf Robert, Landstinget Kronoberg Box 1223,T:46-470-586 283,F:46-470-586 280,
                    e-mail:rolf.robert@ltkronoberg.se
 Viljandi
 a        no
 b        no
 Vilnius
 a        yes       s.5
 b        no        s.5
 Wismar
 a        yes       Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V., Geschäftsführer Mr Gudde, Turnerweg 11,T:/206181,
                    aid transports to Lithuania 95/96
 b         no



III.      In what international health networks the UBC member cities are involved
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 a)          Is your city working in the WHO Healthy Cities Project?
             And if yes on which level is your city cooperating, local, national or international

 b)          Is your city a member of the WHO Subregional Centre Baltic located in Turku,
             Finland?

 c)          Is your city a member of other international networks dealing with health affairs?

 Answers:

 Aalborg
 a      no
 b      no
 c      no
 Copenhagen
 a      local, national, international          s.1




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b      no
c      Megapolis         s.1
Elblag
a      no
b      no
c      no
Gdynia
a      no        s.1.a
b      no
c      no        s.1.a
Kaliningrad
a      local     s.5
b      no
c      UNICEF            s.5/ Tatiana Grunicheva
Karlskrona
a      no
b      no
c      ECAD/EU cities against drugs s.1c
Kaunas
a      local, international
       Juozas Kameneckas, T:3707/204477,222367, F:/200443, str.K.Donelaicio 75a-11
b      yes
c      yes       s.3.a
Kemi
a      no        sakari.malin@kemi.fi
b      no
c      Dental Health, telemedicin        s.5
Klaipeda
a      international
       Janina Asadanskiene, Head of Health Care Dept.,T:370/6/213 3354, F:/214 795
b      no
c      no        s.3a
Kotka
a      no
b      no
c      no
Lahti
a      local, national, international
b      no
c      not yet, WHO-EUROPE:Multicity action plan on alcohol/ EU network for local alcohol
       prevention        s.5 and 1d
Lübeck
a      local, national s.5
b      no
c      no        s.5
Malmö
a      no
b      no
c      ECAD
Nakskov
a      no
b      no
c      no
Norrköping
a      international
       George Milden, Östergötlands Kommunförbund, Box 325,S-58103 Linköping,
       T:46/13 233760, F:/126466, e-mail:office@e.komborb.se
b      no
c      European Cities Against Drugs(ECAD)
       Ake Jansson, Crime Prevention Council,T:46/11 151143, F:/15 11 33,
       e-mail:ake.jansson@norrkoping.se




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Norrtälje
a        no
b        no
c        no
Nykoebing F.
a        no
b        no
c        no
Nykoeping
a        no       s.1a
b        no
c        no       s.1a
Palanga
a        no       Kestutis Aluza, Vitauto 92, T:52763, F:56231
b        no
c        no       s.5
Panevezys
a        local, national, international
         Zita Tverkute, Head of ecology Dept. F:423437, e-mail:ekologija@post.omnitel.net
b        no
c        no       s.1a
Pori
a        no
b        no       s.1
c        no       s.1
Rostock
a        local, national s.5
b        no
c        Local Agenda 21, German Network
         Gisela Jacobs T:+49 381 381-1450, F:+49 381 1904, e-mail:R10OT@rostock.de
Siauliai
a        yes/ -
         Rimantas Krankalis, Head of Municipal Laboratory, Visinskio 15a, T/F:/424 57
b        yes
c        PHARE, PARDU, SKANE               s.1
Tallinn
a        local, national s.1
b        no
c        no       s.1
Tampere
a        local, nationaal, international
         Anneli Malmi, POB98, Director of Nursing Management,T:358-3-215 3182, F:/215 3182
b        no
c        Telecities        s.5
Turku
a        local, national, international
         Mari Hakkala, Veistämöntori 1-3,20100-Turku, T:281 3861, F:251 5226,
         e-mail:mari.hakkala@turku.fi
b        yes-centre
c        Eurocoties
         Susanna Kharroubi, Veistämöntori 1-3,20100 Turku. T:281 3862, F:2515 226,
         e-mail:susanna.kharroubi@turku.fi
Växjö
a        no
b        no
c        no
Viljandi
a        no       s.5
b        no
c        no       s.5
Vilnius
a        international




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      Danguole Vaitkiene, Vytenio 13, T:370/2 652185, F:/652018
b     no
c     yes   s.3a und 5
Wismar
a     no
b     no
c     no


IV.        Every city has co-operation with other cities, by contract or by tradition.
           These relations could be a good base for future project partnership.
           Name your twin cities (country), within UBC and world-wide
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Answers:

Aalborg
UBC:        D-Wismar, Rendsburg/ FIN-Riihimäki/ LT-Vilnius/ LV-Riga/ N-Frederikstad/ PL-Gdynia/
            RU-Pushkin/ S-Karlskoga
Non-UBC: A-Innsbruck/ BU-Varna/ RC-Hefei/ F-Antibes/ GRL-Scoresbysund/ ICL-Husavik/ IL-Haifa/
            IRL- Galway/ NL-Almere/ RO-Tulcea/ SC-Edinburgh/ CH-Rapperswil/ The FaroeIsl-
            Fuglefjord/ GB-Lancester/ USA-Racine,Solvang
Contact:    s.5
Copenhagen no           no     no
Elblag
UBC:        LV-Liepaja/ RU-Baltijsk-Kaliningrad/ S-Ronneby
Non-UBC: BRU-Novosrodek/ CHile-Cosuinbo/ RCH-Baoji/ D-Leer/ LT-Druskininkai/ UKR-Tarnopo
Contact:    s.1
Gdynia
UBC:        D-Kiel/ DK-Aalborg/ FIN-Kotka/ LT-Klaipeda/ N-Kristiansand/ RU-Kaliningrad/ S-
            Karlskrona
Non-UBC: CZ-Baranowicze / GB-Plymouth/ USA-Brooklyn, Seattle
Contact:    s.5
Kaliningrad
UBC:        D-Bremerhaven-Kiel/ DK-as.Aalborg/ PL-Belostok-Gdansk-Gdynia-Olstyn-Szczecin/ S-
            Malmö/ LT-Klaipeda
Non-UBC: IRL-Cork/ USA-Norfolk
Contact:    s.5
Karlskrona
UBC:        D-Rostock(IHK)/ DK-Hillergoed/ FIN-Lovisa/ LT-Klaipeda/ N-Borre/ PL-Gdynia/ RU-
            Baltijsk
Non-UBC: ICL-Olafsfjoedur
Contact:    Lisbeth Sager, T:46-455 303 011, F:/303 030, e-mail:lisbeth.sager@karlskrona.se
Kaunas
UBC:        D-Kreiss Lippe/ DK-Odense/ EE-Tartu/ FIN-Tampere/ N-Vestfold County/ PL-Wroclaw/
            RU-Tiumene/ S-Linkoeping, Vaxjoe
Non-UBC: A-Linz/ CZ-Brno/ F-Grenoble/ UA-Beloje Cerkov/ USA-Los Angeles
Contact:    Gaile Kasmaciauskiene, Raimondas Smitas, Daiva Palionyte, Jurga Sakalnikaite, Giedre
            Matelyte, T:370 7/223263,F:/20443,e-mail:uzsienior@kaunas.sav.lt
Kemi        no no       no
Klaipeda
UBC:        D-Lübeck, Rügen/ DK-Koege/ FIN-Kotka/ LV-Liepaja/ PL-Gdynia/ RU-Kaliningrad
Non-UBC: no
Contact:    Ina Jonaitiene, Deputy Head of Foreign Relations Dept, Liepy 11,T/F:370/6/214795
Kotka
UBC:        D-Lübeck/ DK-Glostrup/ EE-Tallinn/ LT-Klaipeda/ N-Frederikstad/ PL-Gdynia/ RU-
            Kronstadt/ S-Landskrona
Non-UBC: no
Contact:    s.5




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Lahti
UBC:       D-Suhl, Garmisch-Partenkirchen/ DK-Randers/ N-Alesund/ RU-Kaluga/ S-Västeras
Non-UBC: H-Pecs/ ICL-Akureyri/ UA-Zaporozje
Contact:   s.5
Lübeck
UBC:       FIN-Kotka/ LT-Klaipeda/
Non-UBC: F-La Rochelle/ I-Venedig/ USA-Spokane
Contact:   s.5
Malmö
UBC:       D-Stralsund/ EE-Tallinn/ FIN-Wasa/ PL-Szczecin
Non-UBC: AUS-Port Adelaide/ BU- Varna/ RC-Tang Chang/ I-Florence
Contact:   Birthe Müller-Warnolf. City Office, T:46/4034 1024, F:/4012 5013
Nakskov
UBC:       D-Eckernförde/ LV-Smilente/ LT-Silute/ S-Sandviken/ FIN-Varkaus/ PL-Swinoujscie
Non-UBC: no
Contact:   Thorben Jensen, Kommune, T:1266/F:0206/ e-mail:thjonaaskov.dk
Norrköping
UBC:       D-Esslingen/ DK-Odense/ FIN-Tampere/ LT-Riga/ N-Trondheim
Non-UBC: A-Linz/ Faroe I-Klausvil/ ICL-Kopavogur
Contact:   s.5
Norrtälje
UBC:       DK-Skaelskör/ EE-Kärdla, Paldiski/ FIN-Vichtis/ LV-Rujicna/ N-Sel/ RU-Pskov
Non-UBC: no
Contact:   s.5
Nykoebing F.
UBC:       D-Eutin, Putbus/ FIN-Iisalmi/ LT-Liepaja/ N-Notodden/ PL-Lublin/ S-Nyköping
Non-UBC: no
Contact:   s.5
Nykoeping
UBC:       D-Lauf/ DK-Nykobing-Falster/ FIN-Iisalmi/ LV-Salacgriva/ N-Notodden/ RU-Viborg
Non-UBC: no
Contact:   s.5
Palanga
UBC:       DK-Frederiksberg/ EE-Tartu/ S-Simrishamn
Non-UBC: H-Majdusdboslo
Contact:   s.5
Panevezys
UBC:       D-Lünen/ S-Kalmar
Non-UBC: NL-Goes
Contact:   s.5
Pori
UBC:       D-Bremerhaven/ LV-Riga/ S-Sundsvall
Non-UBC Macon
Contact:   Aulis Laakkonen, City Adm., Hallituskatu 12, 28100 Pori, T:358-2-6211016,
           F:358-2-6211246
Rostock
UBC:       D-Bremen/ DK-Aarhus/ FIN-Turku/ LV-Riga/ N-Bergen/ PL-Szeczin/ ass.RU-Kalinungrad/
           S-Göteborg, ass.Karlskrona, Trelleborg
Non-UBC: B-Antwerpen/ BU-Varna/ RC-Dalian/ F-Dünkirchen/ KR-Rijeka
Contact:   Angelika Scheffler, Press Dept.International Affairs, T:/381 1452, F:/459 0981,
           e-mail:rostock@compuserve.com
Siauliai
UBC:       DK-Fredericia/ EE-Pärnu/ LV-Jelgava/ S-Kristianstad
Non-UBC: NL-Etten-Leur/ USA-Omaha
Contact:   s.5 / Chairman of Health Care and environmental Committee, Paplauskiene
Tallinn
UBC:       D-Kiel-Schwerin/ FIN-Kotka/ S-Malmö/
Non-UBC: B-Gent/ UKR-Odessa
Contact:   s.1
Tampere
UBC:       D-Essen/ DK-Odense/ EE-Tartu/ N-Trondheim/ PL-Lodz/ RU-Nizni-Novgorod/ S-
           Norrköping




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Non-UBC:      A-Linz
Contact:      Pertti Paltila, POB487, FIN-33101 Tampere, T:358-3-314 66 210, F:/314 66 196,
              e-mail:pertti.paltila@tt.tampere.fi
Turku
UBC:          D-Rostock,Köln/ DK-Aarhus/ PL-Gdansk/ RU-St.Petersburg/N-Bergen/ S-Göteborg
Non-UBC:      H-Szeged/ I-Firenze/ BG-Varna/ RO-Constanza
Contact:      Stig Blomquist, Kristiinankatu 1, 20100 T.,T:262 7255, F:251 5240,
              e-mail:stig.blomquist@turku.fi
Växjö
UBC:          D-Schwerin/ DK-Aabenraa/ FIN-Lojo/ LT-Kaunas/ N-Ringerike/ PL-Pobiedziska
Non-UBC:      GB-Lancaster/ ICL-Skgaström/ USA-Duluth-Minnesota
Contact:      Anders Franzen, s.5, e-mail:anders.franzen@kommun.vaxjo.se
Viljandi
UBC:          D-Ahrensburg/ FIN-Porvoo/ LV-Valmiena/ S-Eslöv, Härnösand
Non-UBC:      no
Contact:      Ms. Sirje Lossi, Linnu 2,T:/54 712,F:/54 730
Vilnius
UBC:          D-Duisburg, Erfurt/ DK-Aalborg/ FIN-Joensuu/ PL-Cracow/ N-Oslo
Non-UBC:      A-Salzburg/ GR-Pireus/ H-Budapest/ UA-Kiev/ USA-Medison/ ?-Pavija
Contact:      s.5
Wismar
UBC:          D-Lübeck/ DK-Aalborg/ FIN-Kemi/
Non-UBC:      N-Halden/ F-Calais
Contact:      Wolfgang Puls, International Affairs, T:03841/262412-3, F:/262439



V.         The last question was to name the person who felt responsible for answering
           this questionnaire.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Answers:

DENMARK
Aalborg      Mette Jensen, International Office, Borgmesterkontoret, Rantzausgade 6
             DK-9000 Aalborg, T:45-99-311 514, F:45-99-313 132,
             e-mail:mej-borgm@aalbkom.dk
Copenhagen Anders Tybjerg, Health Department, City Administration, Sjallandsgade 40
             DK-2200 Copenhagen, T:45-35-303830, F:45-35-303939, e-mail:je.suf@ipost.kk.dk
Nakskov      Soeren Busch, Nakskov Kommune           Axeltorv 6
             DK-4900 Nakskov, T:45-54-951 266, F:45-54-95 206, e-mail:SBanakskov.dk
Nykoebing F. Peter Rygaard Andersen, Kommunaldirektor, Nykoebing F. Kommun,
             Dronningensgade 30, DK-4800 Nykoebing F., T:45-54-846 011, F:45-54-846 002,
             e-mail:pra@nyk-f-kom.dk

ESTONIA
Tallinn          Kalev Karu, Tallinn, City Government, Hariduse 8
                 EE-0001 Tallinn, T:37-2-646 1662, F:37-2-646 1663, e-mail:k.karu@tallinnlv.ee
Viljandi         Helmen Kütt, Head of Social Dept., Town Government, Laidoneri 5
                 EE-2900 Viljandi, T:372-43-54 757, F:372-43-54 712, e-mail:sirje-l@lv.viljandimaa.ee

FINLAND
Kemi             Sinikka Kortelainen, Ylihammaslääkäri, Sairaalakatu 2c
                 FIN-94100 Kemi, T:358- -259 765, F:358- -259 768,
                 e-mail:sinikka.kortelainen@kemi.fi
Kotka            Pekka Hosia, Kotka City Hall, Laivurinkatu 4
                 FIN-48100 Kotka, T:358-5-2345 233, F:358-5-2345 226, e-mail:pekka.hosia@kotka.fi
Lahti            Ritva Teräväinen, Social and Health Unit, Health Care Planning manager, City Hall,
                 Box 116, FIN-15100 Lahti, T:358-3-810 4002, F:358-3-810 2000,
                 e-mail:ritva.teravainen@lahti.fi
Pori             Jukka Karkkatinen, Porin Kaupunki,
                 FIN-28120 Pori, T:       F:             e-mail:



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Tampere        Timo Pitkäjärvi, M.D., Tampere City Hall, POBox 98
               FIN-33201 Tampere, T:358-3-2153 180, F:358 -3-2197791
               email:mo.pitkajarvi@tt.tampere.fi
Turku          Ilmo Parvinen, Officer for Health Affairs, Central Administration, Luolavuorentie 2
               FIN-20700 Turku, T:358-2-269 2929, F:358-2-2692942, e-mail:ilmo.parvinen@turku.fi

GERMANY
Lübeck Gerhard Burmester, Head of Mayor's Office, Rathaus
              D-23539 Lübeck, T:49-451-1221 026, F:49-451-122 090, e-mail:
Rostock       Dr.Angelika Baumann, Health Promotion Officer in the Div.on Health, City
              Administration, St.Georg Str. 109, D-18050 Rostock, T:49-381-381 5376,
              F:49-381-381 5399       e-mail:
Wismar        Dr.Ute Felsing, Gesundheitsamt-Amtsärztin, Hansestadt Wismar, Vogelsang 3
              D-23970 Wismar, T:49-3841-262 412/3, F:49-3841-262 439, e-mail:

LITHUANIA
Kaunas           Nijole Ragauskiene, Social Commission, City Council, Laisoes al. 96
                 LT-3000 Kaunas, T:370-7-227 770, F:370-7-227 770, e-mail: uzsienior@kaunas.sav.lt
Klaipeda         Janina Tulatiene, Deputy Head of Soc.Care Dept., Klaipeda Municipality, Liepy 11
                 LT-5800 Klaipeda, T:370-6-258 206, F:370-6-214 795, e-mail:
Palanga          Prane Juozauskiene, Doctor of the Municipality, Palangos Miesto, Savivaldybe
         Vytauto 73, LT-235720 Palanga, T:370-36-57068, F:370-36-53 233, e-mail:
Panevezys        Dalia Valanciute, Foreign Relations Officer, City Hall, Laisves a.20
                 LT-5300 Panevezys, T:370-5-596 155, F:370-5-439 973,
                 e-mail:rita@panevezys.sav.lt
Siauliai Lina Simkuti, Officer for Foreign Affairs, City Municipality, 62 Vasario 16 osios
                 LT-5400 Siauliai, T:379-1-423 434/ 440, F:79-1-427 575, e-mail:
Vilnius          Dr.Medardas Cobotas, Chairman of the Health, Environment, Hygiene and Sanitary
                 Committee, Member of Vilnius City Board City Hall, Gedimino Av. 9
                 LT-2600 Vilnius, T:                F:370-2-226 057, e-mail:

POLAND
Elblag         Stanislaw Wojtasiak, Office of Promotion, Urzad Miejski w Elblagu
               PL-82-300 Elblag, T:48-55-239 3277, F:48-55-239 3330, e-mail:
Gdynia         Ewa Depka, Head of Div. for Foreign Relations, Urzad Miejski w Gdynia, Al. Marszal
               J.Pilsudskiego 52/54, PL-81382 Gdynia, T:48-58-620 8312, F:48-58-620 0917,
               e-mail: umgdyfor@miasto.gdynia.pl

RUSSIA
Kaliningrad    Yulia Matyuchina, Head of International Dept., City Council, 1 Pobedy sq.
               RU-236040 Kaliningrad, T:7-0112-215395, F:as T, e-mail:ums@cityhall.koenig.su

SWEDEN
Karlskrona     Pia Magnusson, Karlskrona Kommun
               S-37183 Karlskrona, T:46-455-303 015, F:46-455-303 030,
               e-mail: pia.magnusson@karlskrona.se
Malmö          Kristina Nilsson, EU coordinator, Dept. of Planning, Malmö Kommun, City Office
        August Palms plats 1, S-20580 Malmö, T:46-403-41 037, F:46-403-41 055,
               e-mail:kristina.eu.nilsson@mailbox.malmo.se
Norrköping     Monica Rosander, Norrkoepings Kommun, Fritickskontoret
               S-60181 Norrköping, T:46-11-151 984, F:46-11-137 756,
               e-mail:monica.rosander@norrkoping.se
Norrtälje      Anna Paganus, Oesthandels Forum AB, Hantverkareg 16
               S-76130 Norrtälje, T:46-176-71 921, F:46-176-13 815, e-mail:
Nykoeping      Lasse Hedlund, Nyköpings Kommun
               S-61183 Nykoeping, T:46-155-248255, F:46-155-248341, e-mail:
               lasse.hedlund@nykoping.se
Växjö          Marianne Wengholt, Växjö Kommun, Västra Esplanaden 18, POB 1222
               S-35112 Växjö, T:46-470-41582, F:46-470-41580
               e-mail:marianne.wengholt@kommun.vaxjo.se




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Miscellaneous:
Event Information:

Conferences:

May 3-6 1999 in Stockholm, Sweden, Topic: “Children and Residential Care - Alternative Strategies“,
organised by: ICSW Swedish National Committee, Pilotgatan 15, S-12832 Skarpanäck, Sweden, refer
to: Kristina Weinsjö, T:+46 8 605 0888, F:+460 8 605 0916, e-mail: marjak@stakes.fi

June 3-5 in Oslo, Norway, Topic: „Immigration, Integration and Social Welfare“, organised by: ICSW
Norwegian National Committee, RHHS, N-0033 Oslo, Norway, refer to: Liv Brevik, T:+47 22 93 2500,
F:+47 22 93 2501

Publication announcements:

Europe is creating Jobs
free copy available in all EU languages at: Luigi Negri, EK, GD XVI, rue de la Loi 200,
B-1049 Brussels, fax. +32-2-29-660 03, internet: http://inforegio.cec.eu.int

Eligible Expenditures under the Structural Funds - Factsheets
free copy available in all EU languages at: Luigi Negri, EK, GD XVI, rue de la Loi 200,
B-1049 Brussels, fax. +32-2-29-660 03, internet: http://inforegio.cec.eu.int

Social Portrait of Europe
3rd edition from Eurostat, Kat.: CA-01-96-082-DE-C (+EN,FR,SV),
230 pages, ECU 21.-

Eurostat Statistics in Brief: Population and Social Conditions, Nr. 11/98
Kat.:CA-NK-98-011-DE-C (+EN,FR), 4 pages, ECU 6.-,
internet: http://europa.eu.int/eurostat.html

Annual Report 1997 on Equalitiy of Chances for Women and Men
of the European Commission
(i.a. pointing out the followings three respects: 1 - Treaty of Amsterdam, 2 - New Employment Strategy,
3 - Taking the conception of equality of chances into account in other policy fields.),
Kat.: CE-13-98-823-DE-C (+EN,FR), 140 pages, ECU 15.-,
Summary availble free of charge in all EU languages at: European Commission, DG V, Information
Centre, rue de la Loi 200, B-1049 Brussels, fax: +32-2-29-549 18, e-mail: info@dg5.cec.be, internet:
http://europa.eu.int/comm/dg05/equ_opp/index_en

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