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May 5th, 2015 Nordic – Baltic design promotion & support organizations’ meeting took place in Vilnius Academy of Arts.


Ewa Kumlin, Svensk Form
Robin Edman, SVID
Kristina Noor-Ilander, Design Forum Finland
Maris Takk, Estonian Design Centre
Daina Vitolina, Dizaina Informacijas Centrs
Audrone Drungilaite, Lithuanian Design Forum

During the meeting, first of all, the head of the Design Department in Vilnius Juozas Brundza welcomed the guests to the Vilnius Academy of Art premises. After this, CEO of Lithuanian Design Forum Audrone Drungilaite gave a welcoming speech to the participants of the meeting and shortly presented Lithuanian Design Week programme. Later each representative of the design organizations gave an organization’s update. The second part of the meeting was dedicated to the discussion about participants’ organizations goals, development and possible ways of collaboration between Nordic and Baltic countries.

The main results of the meeting are the following ones:

– We all are facing problems connected with cuts of budgets so one of the goals is to find other sources of funding.
– Nordic countries might help for Baltic countries.
– Sometimes Baltic countries should work as a one unit.
– Continuous communication, keeping in contact etc. should be taken care more seriously by Communications people in every organization.
– Meetings should be organized on a regular basis, the next meeting will be in Riga in October.

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