BACES meets in Söderhamn, SE

On the 7th -8th June the BACES project partners met in Söderhamn, Sweden for networking and work meetings. The municipality of Söderhamn hosted the meeting. Söderhamn is one of the seven Baltic Archipelago and Island Centres in the BACES project. 

Sven-Erik Lindestam, Mayor of Söderhamn’s municipality welcomed the participants and gave a short introduction to Söderhamn. The participants then moved on the the workmeetings focussing on the three main themes of the project: accessibility, economy and environment. An important part of the roject is to exchange ideas and solutions from the different BACES areas. An important part of the project is also getting to know the different areas and partners and on the agenda were a number of study visits to get to know the Söderhamn archipelago area. The group visited Skärså where the entrepreneur Mats Gunnarsson told about the area and his restaurant business. Then a guided boat trip out in the archipelago with visits to Prästgrundet, Rönnskär and Enskär. On Rönnskär there was a short stop to visit the newly opened hostel located in the ancient pilot cabin. Söderhamn archipelago really showed itself from its best side with beautiful and warm June weather making the visit even more enjoyable! A first prototype of the infocentres/environmental stations developed in the project was showcased. Dinner was served at Stenö, the future centre of Söderhamn`s archipelago tourism.

The second day was deveoted to workmeetings with jopint discussion on the development of infocentres and the possibility to use a joint GIS map to present BACES information.

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