Invitation to the 57th Baltic Nations Kommers 2020 from 12th to 14th June in Heidelberg

Dear Members,

We are writing to extend our warmest invitation to the Meeting of the Baltic Nations, the 57th International Commercium, from 12th to 14th 2020 in Heidelberg, a city in which this all-Baltic event has already taken place several times.

Heidelberg is so beautiful - take a look for yourself!

This gathering has always been held in the spirit of pan-European commonalities and, with the opening of the borders 30 years ago, a strong belief in the European Union and in the ability of nations and peoples to reach mutual understanding has since expanded across the continent. Cooperation between the Baltic states, Poland, and Germany has always been a driving motor in this development – politically, economically, and societally.

We would therefore like to take this opportunity to ask for support from all those who wish to see our great European event flourish: contact us here to offer your help.

Let us take a brief look back at our history: in the early 1950s, Baltic-German, Estonian, and Latvian members of student fraternities re-founded the centuries-long tradition of Baltic Commerciums as meetings of the nations; yet with the borders sealed, participation was limited to those in West Germany and elsewhere in the free world. Now, these borders have fallen, with the result that the representatives of Polish fraternities have been able to join in the Commerciums, too.

In 1994, the first International Commercium of the Baltic Nations to be held in those states once again took place in Tartu, Estonia; since then, the event has moved annually between Estonia, Latvia, Poland, and Germany.

We are now looking forward to the 2020 celebration, with the Europa Ball, the Commercium itself, and a ladies' evening, as well as a church service and a procession before the official ceremony; a river cruise on the Neckar will round off the programme, for which we expect several hundred participants.

As hosts, our aim is to make the event nothing less than unforgettable as we nurture and pass on the European spirit.

We are looking forward to seeing you all – we hope, in the very best of health and spirits – in Heidelberg this coming June!

With our warmest regards and best wishes.
The Committee of the Baltischer Philisterverbandes
Board of the Baltic Philistines' Association
Klaus Bockslaff cur.goett.     Ulrich Zaune frat. dorp.     Peter Scheuer conc.rig.
President (First)     President (Second)     President (Third)



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