"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."
About 60 perticipants from ten different countries gathered from 1st to 2nd December in Latvia's capital Riga for the 9th annual conference of the Innovation Cirlce Network. The hot topic of this year's event was transport - corridors, railways, roads and their importance for rural Europe.
A Nordic transport group was recently formed. 7 cross-border cooperation bodies met at Arlanda airport 17th January and formed a Nordic working group which is searching for a better integrated strategy on transport infrastructure between the Nordic countries. Nordic Council representatives were also present and are welcoming the initiative. The lack of holistic thinking and comprehensive planning is an obstacle for the construction of efficient and capasity strong transport-solutions. The new working group is aiming at changing this situation.