Creative Waves – Baltic Sisterhood for Change – project co-financed by the Council of the Baltic Sea States Project Support Facility.
Euroregion Baltic, Baltic Sea Culture Institute in Gdansk, Kaliningrad team of activists and Estonian Women’s Studies and Resource Centre ENUT, under the project leadership of Intercult Productions from Sweden, have just kicked-off a BSR project aiming at empowering representatives of most vulnerable groups, especially women, in the ever digitalising times of pandemia and postpandemia. Together, we – women experts and participants – want to build a feeling of identity, belonging, continuity and agency. We are reaching out to women artists, activists and creatives who may feel isolated, depressed and at a loss as the result of COVID-19 restrictions and the world moving more and more towards digital relations. Using tools of culture and traditional cultural activities we plan to bring traditions and demands of current times together. Basing on intangible cultural heritage of the BSR and its localities such as embroidery, weaving, herb gathering, cooking close to nature, singing or producing music, we want to create bonds and exchanges both in physical and virtual reality. As the result of local real life workshops and online exchanges and meeting we will produce a tool kit as guidance for further use which will base on the joint pool of experience and a special survey. In our work we will use circular approach promoting the EU Green Deal, EUSBSR and Sustainable Development Goals. The ultimate goal is to create stronger, healthier and more resilient society with everybody on board.as well as a friendlier physical and digital space.