Klaipeda, Lithuania 2-4 June, 2016



Association  of Towns Awarded the Europe Prize

General Assembly and Youth Meeting


Klaipeda, Lithuania

2-4 June, 2016


Topic of the General Assembly: Exchange of best practices and advancement in the area of public transport.


Topic of the Youth Meeting: Modern problems of migration and social adjustment of migrants.


2 June, 2016, Thursday

All day

Arrival of the delegations, registration, checking in at the hotel


Excursion around the Old Town


Welcoming reception

                                    3 June, 2016, Friday

10.00 – 10.30

Opening ceremony

Welcoming speeches

10.30 – 12.00

– Approval of the Agenda

– Presentation of the annual report by the President

– Choosing of a host town for the Presidium Meeting in 2016

– Choosing of a host town of the General Assembly and Youth Meeting2017

– Modernizing the web site of the Association

– Creating a resource to exchange the best practices and implement projects within the framework of the Association web site

– Opening regional offices of the Association and involvement of the towns awarded the European Diploma, Flag of Honor of the Council of Europe and the Plaque of Honor.

– Specifying and updating the Statutes of the Association

– Renewal of the Association logo

12.00 – 12.30

Coffee break

12.30 – 14.00

Session II of the General Assembly

Presentations of the towns-participants on the topic: “Exchange of best practices and advancement in the area of public transport and sustainable mobility”.


·        Saulius Ružinskas, Lithuanian Cyclists Community, council member (Klaipėda, Lithuania) – ,,Cycling in Klaipėda: success stories and challenges“.


·        Alvydas Naujėkas, head of company ,,Vėjo projektai“ (Klaipėda, Lithuania) – ,,Electrification breaktrough in Klaipėda public transport”.


·        Gintaras Neniškis, director of Klaipėda public transport (Klaipėda, Lithuania) – ,,Regional Public Transport System in Klaipeda. Chalanges and Problems”.


·        David Linse (Manheim, Germany) – “Public transportation and sustainable mobility in Manheim city”


·        Beata Szadziul, Elzbieta Sierzega (Gdynia, Poland) – “Modern and practical – Gdynia Public Transport”


·        Marion Schaefer-Blake (Wuerzburg, Germany) – “Public transport and sustainable mobility in Wuerzburg”


·        Caroline Larisch (Schwarzenbek, Germany) – “Transportation and Transit Analysis in Schwarzenbek”


·        Ramazan Kabasakal (Ankara, Turkey) – “Public Transportation in Ankara”


·        Maria Osinska (Kharkiv, Ukraine) – “Experience of the city of Kharkiv in the area of solving problems of municipal transport”

14.00 – 15.30


15.30 – 16.00

Ceremony of the closing

  • speech of a representative of the Youth Meeting delegation
  • summing up comments
  • approving of a Declaration of Klaipeda

16.30 – 18.00

Visit to the municipal company “Klaipeda Public Transport”

19.00 – 21.30

Festive reception

4 June, 2016, Saturday

08.00 – 09.00



Sightseeing tour to Klaipeda sea port. Sea voyage.


Visit to the Maritime museum and Dolphinarium.


Horse cart riding back  to the ferry




Option 1: Green seaside trails of Klaipeda – cycling tour


Option 2: Watching a Golf Tournament for the Cup of Klaipeda Chamber of Commerce (as part of  the international festival “Business. Golf. Jazz“)


Transfer back to the hotel

18.30 – 20.00

Gala dinner


Concert of the International Jazz Festival



5 June, 2016, Sunday

Departure of the delegations