Norway greets Klaipeda 2016

Klaipeda city and the region are significant for the development of Lithuanian and Norwegian businesses, education, culture and society. This is proved by the fact that in summer 2016 here in Klaipeda Norway opened an Honorary Consulate. Marking a close existing cooperation of business, culture, academia, society and public authorities as well as future prospects for it, on 13-14thOctober the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Lithuania, together with its partners, organised a series of events "Norway greets Klaipeda”.

“The aim of this initiative “Norway greets Klaipeda” is to thank all Norwegian friends and partners for their cooperation and to encourage new compatible co-operation”, said H.E. Dag Malmer Halvorsen Ambassador of Norway to Lithuania. According to the Ambassador, the Norwegian interest in Klaipeda region will only increase, so it is important to review what has already been achieved and to set the direction for strengthening the links.

Norway’s business community welcomes the prospects for expanding business cooperation in Klaipeda region, especially given the fact that it is precisely this part of Lithuania is closely related to Lithuanian energy development vision.

On 13th October a conference "Mapping Future Options for LNG: policy, technology and cooperation” was held in partnership with Norwegian-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce and Innovation Norway. At the conference we heard speeches from companies such as Statoil, Klaipedos nafta, Lietuvos energija, the the largest LNG consumer Achema, representatives of LNG clusters both in Norway and Lithuania, as well as other experts.

For more than ten years Klaipeda city and regional authorities, non-governmental organizations, academic and cultural institutions have been actively participating in the projects funded from EEA and Norway Grant. Today we can enjoy the results in youth health, social services, cultural heritage and other areas. On October 14th a conference “Towards solutions through partnerships: EEA and Norway Grants initiatives in the Klaipeda region” was held to consider the achievements, share experience and to discuss about the remaining challenges.

The highlight of those series of events was a cultural evening held in the evening of 13th October with an international contemporary dance performance “Godos” which united two countries and two dance theatres – Aura (Lithuania) and Panta Rei (Norway).

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