Connecting Through Science

Newsletter #7 (Autumn 2018)

Latest news from the transnational forum for higher education, science and research cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Registration open for “The Baltic Sea Region - A Science Powerhouse”
Recent Events

Upcoming Events

Baltic Science Network in the Baltic Sea Region´s Headlines

Baltic Science Network on Other Baltic Sea Region´s and International Platforms


Registration open for “The Baltic Sea Region - A Science Powerhouse”

The Baltic Sea Region - A Science Powerhouse

A joint conference organised by Baltic Science Network and Baltic TRAM in cooperation with Science|Business

The event will address the question on how to align existing and upcoming innovation policy and R&D activities by operating in transnational structures to respond to the challenges at large. The benefits of joint research policies and strategies as well as cooperation in the frame of research and science will be discussed. The event will explore how innovation can be unlocked by strengthening collaborative actions and securing a workable framework of macro-regional collaboration between science and industry, and what actions are needed to better link research expertise to concrete industrial needs. Finally, the event will investigate how public and private sectors can join forces to enhance regional prosperity and growth.

Programme and thematic overview is available on the Baltic Science Network website.

 

 

Recent Events

 

Valuable Suggestions Delivered by the Baltic Science Network Expert Groups

Having in mind the findings of BSN’s explorative study “Scientific Excellence: Joint Potentials in the Baltic Sea Region”, BSN assembled three groups of external experts to discuss transnational cooperation in the research fields of Photon and Neutron Science, Life Sciences and Welfare State. The recommendations of these groups are essential for formulating joint BSN policies to foster scientific excellence in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR).

 

Photon and Neutron Science Expert Group

The BSN Photon and Neutron Science Expert Group

Hamburg, Krakow, Berlin: The Photon and Neutron Science Expert Group met twice over the summer, with the first meeting taking place at DESY in Hamburg and the second meeting taking place at SOLARIS in Kraków. The group is chaired by Frank Lehner, Head of International Cooperation at DESY. During the meetings, the current state of transnational cooperation in the field of Photon and Neutron Science in the BSR was discussed and the experts agreed on the findings and observations on the matter. During the final meeting an agreement will be made on the recommendations for cooperation in the BSR in the field of Research Infrastructures. The last gathering, which will take place in October 2018 in Berlin, will benefit from an engagement of national and EU level policy makers.


Welfare State Expert Group

Welfare State Expert Group

Tallinn, Riga, Stockholm: Welfare State Expert Group, chaired by Mi Ah Schøyen, Senior Researcher at the Oslo Metropolitan University, met in order to hone its suggestions for transnational cooperation. Overall discussions are captured in the Working Paper of the Welfare State Expert Group “Fostering Sustainable and Inclusive Labour Markets in the Baltic Sea Region: A Life Course Perspective”.
For more information on the 2nd meeting of the BSN Welfare State Expert Group please consult also the website of Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs



Life Sciences Expert Group

Life Sciences Expert Group

Helsinki, Stockholm, Turku: The Life Sciences Expert Group met four times to create a joint strategy for Life Sciences in the Baltic Sea Region. The Expert Group is chaired by Professor Jyrki Heino from the University of Turku. Experts jointly identified and discussed the areas where increased cooperation or new initiatives can bring added value to the life sciences. The concluding meeting started with a seminar, where speakers were invited to talk about certain fields of the jointly prepared strategy. This key deliverable of the group will be finalised by the end of October 2018.

 

Upcoming Events

Brussels, 26 November 2018:The Baltic Sea Region - A Science Powerhouse” A joint conference organised by Baltic Science Network and Baltic TRAM in cooperation with Science|Business. Registration for attendance is open.

Rīga, 21 - 23 February 2019: Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) High Level Event on Science, the Baltic Science Network Closing Conference and the CBSS Baltic Sea Science Day 2019. Registration will open in the upcoming weeks on the Baltic Science Network website.

 

Baltic Science Network in the Baltic Sea Region's Headlines

Baltic Science Network Position Paper Gains the European Attention

BSN Position Paper Gains the European Attention

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Baltic Science Network Position Paper “Tackling widening participation in R&I from the Baltic Sea Region perspective” presents a more concise and elaborate perspective, which is based on the earlier publications prepared in the framework of the Activity 5.2, namely, the Working Paper “Drivers for participation in transnational research cooperation and recommendations for increasing participation of low performing countries/regions in transnational research activities” presented last year during the Baltic Science Network Tallinn transnational seminar “New Tools for Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation in Research and Innovation Programmes”.

The Position Paper was conveyed to the key entities engaged in the national and EU policy making, amongst others Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation. The joint letter presented by Ms Katharina Fegebank, Second Mayor and Senator for Science, Research and Equalities of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, and Ms Mailis Reps, Estonian Minister of Education and Research, received an overall Commissioner´s appraisal of Baltic Science Network´s supported cooperation among EU Member States located in the Baltic Sea Region. On this inspiring note, Baltic Science Network continues to elaborate its suggestions for further joint actions, of which several are based in the overall logic of the widening participation. Thus, Baltic Science Network continues to build on its earlier demonstrated success to find common grounds among a considerable diversity of actors.

Preparations Ahead of the CBSS Baltic Sea Science Day 2019

Preparations Ahead of the CBSS Baltic Sea Science Day 2019

Riga, 30 August 2018: Baltic Science Network members met in Riga with the representatives of the University of Latvia and the Latvian Presidency 2018-2019 of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) in order to discuss the programme of the CBSS High Level Event on Science, the Baltic Science Network Closing Conference and the CBSS Baltic Sea Science Day 2019. The overall back-to-back combination of events will be taking place in February 2019 hosted by the Academic Centre of the University of Latvia.


For more information please consult the Baltic Science Network website.

Research Cooperation Dynamics Presented to the Youth of the Baltic Sea Region
Research Cooperation Dynamics Presented to the Youth of the BSR

Stockholm, 17 July 2018: Participants of the Rotary International Summer Camp were introduced to Baltic Science Network, it being one of the key projects dedicated to the research cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region. Baltic Science Network was highlighted as one of the strands of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, since it bears a flagship status under the Policy Area Education, Research and Employability.

For more information please consult the websites of Baltic Science Network, CBSS and EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

 

Latvian Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States 2018/2019
Latvian Presidency of the CBSS
Baltic Science Network has a prominent role in the Latvian CBSS Presidency. As expressed by the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “Cooperation in education and science has a significant role in the CBSS cooperation. Latvia supports joint development of the fields of excellence in science and increasing mobility in higher education and research in the BSR. An effective instrument for the achievement of those goals is the “Baltic Science Network” project, aimed at balancing out the level of research excellence in the BSR, thereby positioning the BSR status as Europe’s most innovative region.

The Ministry of Education and Science, in association with the University of Latvia and other partners, are planning to organise the CBSS Baltic Sea Science Day 2019, the final event of the "Baltic Science Network" project, and a meeting of high-level officials from the ministries in charge of science in the CBSS member states.”


Full outline of the Latvian CBSS Presidency is available on the websites of the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and CBSS. The Presidency brochure features Baltic Science Network events and is available online on the website of the CBSS.


Baltic Sea Region Cooperation Offers Promising Opportunities for Schleswig-Holstein
BSR Baltic Sea Region Cooperation Offers Promising Opportunities for Schleswig-Holstein

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Kiel, 14 June 2018: Baltic Science Network commences its last project period with fruitful discussions on the forthcoming action plans. Among the first Baltic Sea Region areas covered by the Baltic Science Network, which have launched their in-depth discussions on the future policy measures for enhanced macro-regional cooperation, is Land of Schleswig-Holstein.

The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture (Land of Schleswig-Holstein) and Kiel University held consultations on the results achieved so far in the Baltic Science Network implementation. Hosts of the meeting invited researchers as well as representatives of the international offices from universities and research institutions based in Schleswig-Holstein to discuss cooperation within the Baltic Sea Region and what new opportunities the latest developments of Baltic Science Network offer to Schleswig-Holstein.


For more information please consult the website of Baltic Science Network.


Baltic Science Network Discussed Mobility during the BSRUN Annual Forum in St. Petersburg

BSN Discussed Mobility during the BSRUN Annual Forum in St. PetersburgPhoto credit: Vladimir Mayorov / UNECON

St. Petersburg, 7 June 2018: Baltic Sea Region University Network (BSRUN) arranged its Annual Forum in St. Petersburg. The event was organised in cooperation with Saint Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON). The Annual Forums are dedicated to certain current topic in the field of higher education. This year the topic was “Implementing University Strategy and Mobilities”. The event featured many good practices from universities within the Baltic Sea Region. These examples were presented from different perspectives: university strategies, management of international mobility and mobility programmes.

For more information please consult the websites of Baltic Science Network and BSRUN.


EUSBSR Stakeholders Invited to Attend Baltic Science Network Debates
EUSBSR Stakeholders Invited to Attend Baltic Science Network Debates

Tallinn, 5 June 2018: Baltic Science Network was presented to the attendants of the 9th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) during the Policy Area Education, Research and Employability session at the Networking Village. Macroregional stakeholders were introduced to the two upcoming events – conference “The Baltic Sea Region – A Science Powerhouse”, as well as the upcoming Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) High-Level Meeting in February 2019, to which Baltic Science Network Final Conference will be an integral part.

For more information please consult the website of Baltic Science Network.


Baltic Science Network as a Notable Component of Regional Development
BSN as a Notable Component of Regional Development

Malmö, 29 May 2018: Klaus von Lepel, Project Director, engaged in the Fehmarnbelt Days 2018 panel dedicated to the regional development during the session “Developing Common Life and Materials Science Region in the Fehmarnbelt Geography”. Hamburg´s Baltic Sea Region Strategy for Science and Research served as an initial point of reference for further elaboration on the transnational outreach and rationale behind the establishment of Baltic Science Network.

For more information please consult the website of Baltic Science Network.


Baltic Science Network at the Spring Forum for International Affairs

Jyväskylä, 18 May 2018: The rationales of researcher mobility in neighbouring areas were discussed in a session “From Brain Drain to Brain Circulation” of the Spring Forum for International Affairs 2018. The session was chaired by Riitta Mustonen. Tadas Juknevičius presented 10 major challenges, which hamper a more active mobility of researchers in the Baltic Sea Region. Among the speakers of the session was Susanna Sepponen. She discussed alternative options on how to tackle these challenges. Johanna Hakala engaged in the discussion with a comment from the financer’s point of view.

For more information please consult the website of Baltic Science Network.

 

Baltic Science Network on Other Baltic Sea Region´s and International Platforms

Baltic Science Network and Baltic TRAM conference “The Baltic Science Region – A Science Powerhouse” is promoted on the websites of Science|Business, CBSS, Statements of the governments in the Baltic Sea Region to the 26th BSPC Resolution, Baltic TRAM, European Cluster Collaboration Platform, ScanBalt, EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, Lithuanian RDI Liaison Office, Baltic University Programme´s calendar & Network News, Baltic Gender Newsletter 2018-3 September, CALIPSOplus.

Work of the Baltic Science Network Welfare State Expert Group and its forthcoming publication was briefly introduced by Daria Akhutina to the attendants of the seminar “A labour market for all using resources of longer lives” hosted by the CBSS Secretariat on 31 August 2018.

EL-CSID Working Paper 19 “Council of the Baltic Sea States: The Role of a Sustainable and Prosperous Region in Bringing Science Diplomacy Forward” introduces readers interested in science diplomacy to Baltic Science Network. The Working Paper is accessible also on the website of the Institute of European Studies of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, OpenAIRE and Zenodo.

Baltic Science Network took part in the European Commission´s “EU in My Region” photo contest with two photos taken during the last project partner meeting held in in Sopot and Gdańsk, hosted by the University of Gdańsk.

Baltic Science Network engagement in the 9th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR and its latest publications are featured in the Baltic University Programme Newsletter #55 (pp. 10, 13).

An overview “CBSS Baltic Sea Science Day 2018 Casts Light on Research Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region” by Zane Šime offers a brief outline of the most recent CBSS annual gathering to the readers of Northern Notes #49 (p. 17) available here.



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Connecting Through Science

Newsletter #6 (Spring 2018)

Latest news from the transnational forum for higher education, science and research cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Most Recent Events

Upcoming Events

Baltic Science Network on Other Baltic Sea Region´s and International Platforms


Most Recent Events

Baltic Science Network Hones Its Thematic Focus



Baltic Science Network looks forward to the promising start of the domain specific consultations structured in the form of three expert groups announced at the end of last year. The aim of these groups is the development of joint transnational strategies for scientific excellence in the Baltic Sea Reagion. The BSN Partner Meeting in Gdańsk facilitated the finalisation of the Baltic Science Network position on the future widening measures of the European Research Area.
The first meeting of photon & neutron science expert group was held shortly after the Baltic Science Network partner meeting on 19 April in Hamburg, hosted by DESY. Consequently, the life sciences expert group met on 7 May 2018 in Helsinki. The welfare state expert group will meet for the first time on 6 June 2018 in Tallinn, back-to-back with the 9th EUSBSR Tallinn Forum.


For more information on the Gdańsk meeting please consult the BSN website here.
 


Baltic Science Network Discussed During the EUSBSR Policy Area Education Workshops

Throughout February, March and April 2018, the Policy Area Education, Research and Employability (PA Education) of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) organised workshops across the Baltic Sea Region. Avid readers of the Baltic Science Network Newsletter might recall the headline “Baltic Science Network Presented During A Macroregional Seminar” presented in the previous newsletter, which introduced to the main points presented during the Stockholm workshop. This event was followed by transnational gatherings in Hamburg, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, and Warsaw.

For more information please consult the PA Education website here.
 

Upcoming Events

Tallinn, 4-5 June 2018: 9th EUSBSR Annual Forum. On 5 June 2018, Baltic Science Network will be presented at the Networking Village of the Forum during the EUSBSR PA Education time slot (at 11:00-11:30).
Tallinn, 6 June 2018: First Meeting of the Baltic Science Network Welfare State Expert Group taking place back-to-back with the 9th EUSBSR Annual Forum.
Kraków, 29 June 2018: Second Meeting of the Baltic Science Network Photon & Neutron Science Expert Group.

Rīga, 29 August 2018: Second Meeting of the Baltic Science Network Welfare State Expert Group.
Brussels, November 2018: Joint Conference of Baltic Science Network and Baltic TRAM dedicated to showcase the science potential housed by the Baltic Sea Region. Dates and registration details will be announced during the upcoming months.

 

Baltic Science Network on Other Baltic Sea Region's and International Platforms

Baltic Sea Region Discussed at the University of Latvia

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Riga, 18 May 2018: Research cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region was discussed during a seminar hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Latvia in Riga. Zane Šime, Communication & Research Coordinator, presented Baltic TRAM and Baltic Science Network during an event dedicated to the publishing of the latest edition of the journal “Latvia´s Interests in the European Union” (Latvijas intereses Eiropas Savienībā – in Latvian).

For more information please consult the CBSS website here .


Science Diplomacy Workshop

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Brussels, 14 – 15 May 2018: The second EL-CSID workshop “Diplomacy and Development: Trends and Challenges for Europe and Its Partners” (programme) took place in Brussels organised by Nazarbayev University, in collaboration with the University of Warwick and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Council of the Baltic Sea States and its research and science cooperation was presented via outlining such historical initiatives as EuroFaculty, as well as currently developed multilateral research collaboration in the framework of Baltic TRAM and Baltic Science Network.


For more information please consult the CBSS website here.


Baltic Science Network Contributes to the Future of the European Research Area

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April 2018: Baltic Science Network as an avid reader of the European perspectives on the future of higher education and research, pays attention to one of the trends identified by the European Political Strategy Centre. “Europe may have invented universities, but now it is time to reinvent them” tallies with the overall Baltic Science Network´s aspirations to enhance the research competitiveness and science excellence delivered by the Baltic Sea Region through enhanced mobility of researchers, widened participation and enhanced research excellence. As one of the most vivid examples of such aspirations serve the Baltic Science Network Policy Paper Regarding the Framework Programme 9. This document testifies to the overall commitment of Baltic Science Network members to shape the future of the European Research Area on the basis of a multilateral dialogue, common values and perspectives. Besides its mere publication, the Policy Paper has been issued to a notable scope of recipients, namely, regional and national ministries, European Commission, organisations engaged in the European research collaboration governance.

For more information please consult the BSN website here and LINO website here.
 

CBSS Secretariat participated in “Back to School 2018” campaign in Latvia

Photo by: Eva Dzjubo / Club “House” – Youth for United Europe

Riga, 28 March 2018: the CBSS Secretariat participated in the campaign “Back to School 2018” in Latvia ahead of this year’s Europe Day celebrations in May. During visits to the Riga 46st High School and Riga Rīnūži High School, Zane Šime, Communication & Research Coordinator, presented the CBSS work, the Baltic 2030 Action Plan and the projects ‘Baltic TRAM’ and ‘Baltic Science Network’. Doing so, the high school students got a glimpse into how the EU is engaged in one of the key governance forums of the Baltic Sea Region, as well as recent developments of two multilateral science and research initiatives funded by the EU and endorsed by the CBSS.

For more information please consult the CBSS website here.
 

Seminar on University Cooperation with Belarus in the Baltic Sea Region

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Minsk, 21 March 2018: The Belarus State Economics University in cooperation with Baltic Sea Region University Network (BSRUN) conducted the International seminar on University Cooperation with Belarus in the Baltic Sea Region to be organised back to back with Coordination meeting in the framework of FOSTERC project. Baltic Science Network was outlined in the CBSS welcoming remarks titled “Sustainable and Prosperous Region Based on a Thriving Higher Education”.

For more information please consult the CBSS website here.


Baltic Science Network engagement in the BUP Rectors´ Conference featured in the sections “A Bright Start of 2018: The BUP Rectors´ Conference in Finland” presented by Cecilia Lundberg on pp. 4-5 and Baltic Science Network publications as well as the 5th Newsletter are presented on p. 11 of the Baltic University Programme Newsletter #54 available here.

First meeting of the Baltic Science Network expert group dedicated to the welfare state is promoted also on the May 2018 Issue of Balticness Light, Newsletter of the Council of the Baltic Sea States.

CBSS Baltic Sea Science Day 2018 overview published in one of the latest EUSBSR blog entries titled “CBSS Baltic Sea Science Day 2018: Joint Mapping of the Research Cooperation Patterns”.

Baltic Science Network is presented in the article “Research and Higher Education Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region”, co-authored by Zane Šime and Mārtiņš Legzdiņš, in the latest issue of the journal “Latvia´s Interests in the European Union” (Latvijas intereses Eiropas Savienībā – in Latvian).

 

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Connecting Through Science

Newsletter #5 (Winter 2018)

Latest news from the transnational forum for higher education, science and research cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region

Most Recent Events

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Baltic Science Network Discussed During the CBSS Baltic Sea Science Day 2018

Turku, 25 January 2018: the CBSS Baltic Sea Science Day 2018 took place in the framework of the 5th Rectors´ Conference of the Baltic University Programme hosted by the Åbo Akademi University on the occasion of its centenary celebrations. Baltic Science Network was one of the major topics of discussions.

Baltic Science Network started 2018 by introducing universities across the Baltic Sea Region and beyond it to the recently chosen thematic areas, the latest findings on the Matthew Effect in the European Research Area and the importance of continued implementation of measures tailored for widening participation and spreading excellence.

For more information please consult the BSN website here and the CBSS website here.


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Baltic Science Network Maps its Evolution Periods

Hamburg, 5 – 6 February 2018: Ministry of Science, Research and Equalities of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg hosted the Baltic Science Network brainstorming seminar. Attendants outlined the Network´s short-, mid- and long-term goals, potential supportive means of spreading research excellence and widening participation through complementary measures tailored for the macro-regional researchers´ mobility.

For more information please consult the BSN website here.

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Baltic Science Network Presented During A Macroregional Seminar

Stockholm, 12 February 2018: Baltic Science Network was presented during the stakeholder seminar tailored for macroregional audiences. Since over the last months Baltic Science Network has produced a wealth of studies and proposed various policy measures, the seminar was a great occasion to invite a broader pool of experts to familiarise with the Baltic Science Network´s findings.

For more information please consult the BSN website here.

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EUSBSR PA Education / HA Capacity workshop and PA Education Coordination Group Meeting

Brussels, 31 January – 1 February 2018: Baltic Science Network took part in both the EUSBSR PA Education/ HA Capacity workshop and the PA Education coordination group meeting in Brussels as flagship in the PA Education and presented its work. During the meetings different formats for organising cross border and cross-sectorial development processes were discussed. Likewise, the meeting attendants exchanged perspectives on how to build efficient monitoring and evaluation systems, how to structure strategic communication and finance transnational development processes

For more information please consult the EUSBSR PA Education website here.

Upcoming Events

Rīga, 15 March 2018: Baltic Science Network presentation during the EUSBSR Policy Area Education, Research and Employability stakeholder seminar.
519 Tallinn, 19 March 2018: Baltic Science Network presentation during the EUSBSR Policy Area Education, Research and Employability stakeholder seminar.
Warsaw, 28 March 2018: Baltic Science Network presentation during the EUSBSR Policy Area Education, Research and Employability stakeholder seminar.
521 Gdańsk, 10 – 11 April 2018: Baltic Science Network partner meeting.

Jyväskylä, 18 May 2018: Baltic Science Network session “From Brain Drain to Brain Circulation in neighbouring areas” Spring Forum for International Affairs 2018.


BSN Expert Groups Are Starting Their Work

Hamburg, Spring 2018: As part of the Research and Innovation Excellence Work Package, expert groups consisting of researchers from the fields of Life Sciences, Photon and Neutron Science as well as Welfare State have been nominated by the BSN partner organisations. BSN expert groups will launch their consultations in March and April 2018 in order to discuss joint transnational strategies for scientific excellence in the Baltic Sea Region. The first group to start its work is the expert group on Photon and Neutron Science, which is chaired by Frank Lehner, Head of KIB (International Cooperation and Strategic Partnerships at DESY). The expert groups on Life Sciences and Welfare State will follow suit during spring 2018.

Baltic Science Network on Other Baltic Sea Region´s and International Platforms

Baltic Assembly and Baltic Council Provides Guidance to the Baltic Science Network


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Riigikogu Photo Archive, Author: Erik Peinar.

Tallinn, 9-10 November 2017: Baltic Science Network is delighted about its most recent political endorsement expressed by the Baltic Assembly and Baltic Council. The political encouragement is an important incentive and reference point for the on-going work of the Network.
For more information please consult the BSN website here.


CBSS Baltic Sea Science Day 2018 and Baltic Science Network promoted by the Council of the Baltic Sea States, Balticness Light (February 2018), Group Spaces of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, Northern Dimension, Centrum Balticum.

Baltic Science Network latest survey results presented by Paula Lindroos on p. 6 of the Baltic University Programme Newsletter #53 available here.

“Hamburg´s Baltic Sea Region strategy for science and research turns into practical cooperation through Baltic Science Network” by Katharina Fegebank, Second Mayor and Minister for Science, Research and Equalities, Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg, p. 12, Baltic Rim Economies 4/2017 available here.

“Identifying potentials for scientific excellence in the Baltic Sea Region with reference to regional science and research collaboration” by Kazimierz Musiał, Programme Director at Norden Centrum Scientific Foundation and Associate Professor In Scandinavian Studies at the University of Gdańsk, p. 45, Baltic Rim Economies 4/2017 available here.

“CBSS Science, Research and Innovation Agenda in the Context of the CBSS 25th Anniversary” by Zane Šime includes references to the latest publications and events related to the Baltic Science Network, p. 22, Northern Notes #48 available here.

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Recent Publications Related to the Baltic Science Network

image 3cBaltic Science Network explorative study “Scientific Excellence: Joint Potentials in the Baltic Sea Region – an explorative study”. It is part of the Work Package 3 “Research & Innovation Excellence” and offers a content-rich insight in the Baltic Sea Region scientific performance from many aspects and metrics. The press release “Research and Innovation Pockets of Excellence in the Baltic Sea Region” offering a more contextual insight in the preparatory process of the study is available here.

 

image 4Baltic Science Network Working Paper “Drivers for participation in transnational research cooperation and recommendations for increasing participation of low performing countries/regions in transnational research activities”. It is part of the Work Package 5 “Widening Participation” provides a condensed outlook on the outcomes of the last year´s Baltic Science Network discussions on the subject matter, as well as suggests recommendations for future actions.

image 5Baltic Science Network Working Paper “Researcher mobility tools for the Baltic Sea Region” marks the next step in a successful implementation of the Work Package 4 “Mobility in Research & Higher Education”. For an insight in the last year´s discussions dedicated to the preparation of the Working Paper please consult the press release “Baltic Science Network Rests Committed to Spreading Excellence

image 6Baltic Science Network presents “Baltic Science Network Brings the Baltic Sea Region Towards an Enhanced Functional Proximity & Inclusive Excellence: Key Messages of the Baltic Science Network Working Papers & Studies Published During the First Phase of the Project Implementation

Baltic Science Network is included in the study ‘Macro-regional strategies and their links with cohesion policy: Data and Analytical Report for the EUSBSR’, contracted by European Commission´s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) and conducted by a consortium led by COWI company. The overall report ‘Macro-regional strategies and their links with cohesion policy’ is composed of five documents: one core report summarising the main findings of the study and one annex per strategy compiling data and findings concerning each of them. The whole body of analysis assesses to what extent the strategies contribute to coordination and synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds and other EU policies and instruments.

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Connecting Through Science

Newsletter #4 (Winter 2017)

Latest news from the transnational forum for higher education, science and research cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region

Most Recent Events

Transnational BSN Seminar in Tallinn Was a Success Under the Umbrella of the Estonian EU Council Presidency

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Tallinn, 16 November 2017: Baltic Science Network´s second phase of implementation will be guided by the encouraging words offered both by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) and the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) of the European Commission. Namely, Wolfgang Burtscher, representing DG RTD, brought the audience´s attention to the simple fact that Europe´s talent pool is everywhere. However, unlocking its full potential requires time due to the fact that networking and finding the most appropriate cooperation partners is not a speedy process. Rudolf Niessler, representing DG REGIO, noted the importance of further supporting the engagement of researchers and enterprises in the international communities of innovators, which shape the overall understanding of technological development.

Ambassador Maira Mora, Director General of the Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat, commended the first implementation phase of the Baltic Science Network, and invited the Network members to bear in mind the findings of Baltic TRAM and BONUS, once evaluating potential new measures to enhance the Baltic Sea Region´s research excellence potential.

Klaus von Lepel, BSN Project Director, presented a standpoint of an institution representing the EU15 grouping. He recognised the intertwined character of research advancement by outlining that the EU13 challenges are not just an EU13 issue but also an EU15 issue. Obviously, the EU15 institutions are interested in benefiting from cooperation with EU-based institutions embodying growing research competitiveness and renowned expertise.

For more information please consult the BSN website here and the CBSS website here.

 

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Baltic Science Network Rests Committed to Spreading Excellence

Tallinn, 15 November 2017: Baltic Science Network held a Steering Committee meeting with a concluding discussion on the joint non-paper dedicated to the Framework Programme 9. Likewise, the Network members shared initial thoughts on the future guiding thematic areas of joint transnational strategies themed as welfare state, photon and neutron sciences and life sciences. These suggested broad thematic areas serve as the initial point of departure. Consequently, expert groups will be established that will hone the exact niche of common interest. In order to enrich the Network´s awareness of the potential future support measures for research cooperation across the Baltic Sea Region, a brainstorming workshop facilitated by Gaia Group, was held during the concluding phase of the BSN meeting.

For more information please consult the BSN website here.

 

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Baltic Science Network Discussed During the 26th Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference

Hamburg, 3 – 5 September 2017: Hamburg hosted the 26th Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference, which paid specific attention to more nuanced discussions on science cooperation under the title “Innovative Science”. Baltic Science Network was one of the central discussion topics of the notable gathering of Baltic Sea Region´s parliamentarians.

Excerpts from the Conference Resolution:

17§ “promote the further development of the Baltic Sea Science Network to enhance macro-regional dimensions of science and research policy from which higher education and research institutions should benefit and to thus create a supra-regional network that provides an “administrative network” in addition to the existing “scientific network” to manage the scientific cooperation in a useful and targeted way, especially in the framework of the project “Baltic Science Network””

21§ “recognise the EUSBSRs Policy Area Innovation and Policy Area Education commitment to ensure prosperous, sustainable and competitive region based on front running innovation, research and higher education activities as “a common good” and highlight the importance of developing measures to overcome innovation and performance gaps in the region”

22§ “strengthen citizen awareness of education and science as important innovation resources through suitable measures”

23§ “referring to the success of the Baltic Sea Science Day held for the first time in St. Petersburg on 8 February 2017, to support and promote the continuation of this initiative as a useful tool for the intensification of scientific cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region and for improving the visibility of the Region´s achievements and potential in the field of science, research and innovation”

27§ “improve the short-term mobility possibilities of researchers by providing unbureaucratic support outside of large funded projects to allow for more flexibility in visibility and international research collaboration and a better integration of the Baltic Sea Region research landscape, to intensify the mobility of teaching professionals and students by stipend programmes for mobility within the Baltic Sea Region imparting the benefits of scientific and cultural exchanges and while strengthening and to promoting summer schools as well as exchange programmes in the Baltic Sea Region”

For more information please consult the BSN website here.

 

Upcoming Events

Turku, 25 January 2018: The second CBSS conference Baltic Sea Science Day will be taking place during the 5th Baltic University Programme Rectors´ Conference and overall celebrations of the 100-year anniversary of Åbo Akademi University.

 

Baltic Science Network in the Baltic Sea Region´s Headlines

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Baltic Science Network Contributes to the Lithuanian Discussions on Widening Participation

Vilnius, 21 November 2017: The Baltic Science Network “Study on Research Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region: Existing Networks, Obstacles and Ways Forward” was presented by Dr. Žilvinas Martinaitis, Research Manager at Visionary Analytics, during the conference “Widening Lithuanian Research Potential” hosted by the Research Council of Lithuania in Vilnius. The event was dedicated to the launch of the Lithuanian Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) office in Brussels (LINO).

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Baltic Science Network Presented to the Corporate Governance Experts

Gdańsk, 19 – 20 October 2017: Baltic Science Network was presented by its Polish representative, Angelika Kędzierska-Szczepaniak, Vice-Dean for Students and International Relations of the University of Gdańsk, to the attendants of the conference “Corporate Governance and Finance Conference”.

For more information please consult the BSN website here.

 

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What does the Blue Growth bring to Baltic Science Network?

Tallinn, 17-19 October 2017: The first BONUS Symposium brought about new evidences and knowledge for improved management of marine living resources in the Baltic Sea. The research findings discussed during this event are of potential relevance to the Baltic Science Network and its ongoing exploration of blue growth´s role in researchers’ mobility.

For more information please consult the BSN website here.

 

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Baltic Science Network Discussed During the BSRUN Forum in Riga

Riga, 19 October 2017: The Baltic Science Network was noted by the Network´s stakeholders during the Annual Forum 2017 of the Baltic Sea Region University Network "Universities as the bridge between East and West" held in Riga.

For more information please consult the BSN website here.

 

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Baltic Science Network Presented to the Polish Researchers

Sopot/ Nynäshamn, 7-10 October 2017: The Baltic Science Network was presented by its Polish representative, Angelika Kędzierska-Szczepaniak, Vice-Dean for Students and International Relations of the University of Gdańsk, to the attendants of the conference “Value Management”.

For more information please consult the BSN website here.

 

 

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Baltic Science Network Joins the European Cooperation Day Celebrations

Baltic Science Network acknowledged the value of the motto ‘sharing borders, growing closer’ of the celebration of the European Cooperation Day, since the Network is inherently dependent on solutions mapped on the basis of mutual understanding and joint commitment. There is no better way how to describe Baltic Science Network´s modus operandi then ʹto go far, go togetherʹ, since advancement of research excellence, which is the thematic focus of the Network, is dependent on vibrant interactions between the most promising minds and policy-makers supporting their aspirations.

To explore in more detail Baltic Science Network´s reflections on the European Cooperation Day please consult the BSN website here.

 

Baltic Science Network on Other Baltic Sea Region´s and International Platforms

Baltic Science Network transnational seminar “New Tools for Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation in Research and Innovation Programmes” promoted on the website of the Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia, calendar of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, BSRUN website and the EU Newsroom, EARSC website, ERA Portal Austria, Research in Germany website, Nederlandse Grondwet, Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU website, NCP_WIDE.NET.

The role of Baltic University programme in Baltic Science Network, as well as Baltic Science Network publications are promoted on the Baltic University Programme Newsletter #52 here.

 

Recent Publications Related to the Baltic Science Network

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Baltic Science Network presents an overview of potential solutions to the existing challenges associated with the researcher mobility in the Baltic Sea Region in the Working Paper “Challenges to Researchers' Mobility in the Baltic Sea Region prepared by Lithuania´s Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre (MOSTA) in the framework of the Work Package 4 “Mobility in Research & Higher Education”. For more information please consult the accompanying press release here.

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Work Package 5 “Study on Research Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region: Existing Networks, Obstacles and Ways Forward” defines the barriers for widened participation of the new EU Member States (EU-13) in the EU Framework Programmes. The findings of this widening study provide a Baltic Sea Region-focused perspective on the concept Robert K. Merton described in sociology as a biblical Matthew effect, where, essentially, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. For more information please consult the Executive Summary and accompanying press release here.

image014Baltic Science Network marks another step closer towards the finalisation of its national action plans by presenting to the wider readership the survey “Participation in ERA and Baltic Sea RDI Initiatives and Activities: Analysis and Policy Implications for Widening Participation of Strong and Moderate Innovators” prepared in the framework of the Work Package 5 “Widening Participation”. The main finding is that the lack of functional proximity is the main challenge hampering more active RDI cooperation among relevant peers based in the Baltic Sea Region. For more information please consult the Executive Summary and accompanying press release here. The study is also accessible on the DSpace Repository hosted by the University of Tartu.

Baltic Science Network is one of the central topics of the Baltic University Programme´s Annual Report 2016.

Baltic Science Network, as one of the two cornerstones of the CBSS Science, Research and Innovation Agenda, is discussed in the report“ Multi-Level Governance of Innovation and Smart Specialisation” prepared in the framework of the BSN sister project Baltic TRAM (Transnational Access in Macro-Region). The report is also accessible on the Smart Specialisation Platform.

The CBSS Annual Report for the Icelandic Presidency 2016-2017 offers an insight in the role of the Baltic Science Network in the on-going dialogue among the Four Councils of the North.

 

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Connecting Through Science

Newsletter #3 (Summer 2017)

Latest news from the transnational forum for higher education, science and research cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region

Recent Publications Related to the Baltic Science Network

BSN Work Package 3 dedicated to the exploration of Research & Innovation Excellence proudly presents the report Challenges and Barriers to Research Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region & its Annexfor all readers interested in exploring the existing landscape of transnational researcher mobility tools implemented in the Baltic Sea Region and what potential solutions BSN has identified for enhanced researcher mobility both in terms of broader geographical scope and wider coverage of science domains.

Wissenschaft weltoffen 2017 Focus: Academic Mobility and Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Area presents a guest contribution Baltic Science Network – Connecting Through Science by Klaus von Lepel, Baltic Science Network Project Director (pp. 154 – 156).

 

Upcoming Events Related to the Baltic Science Network

3 – 5 September 2017: Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference “Innovative Science, Sustainable Tourism – Participation and Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region” in Hamburg, Germany

15 November 2017: BSN Steering Committee and Partner Meeting in Tallinn, Estonia

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16 November 2017: BSN Transnational Seminar “New Tools for Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation in Research and Innovation Programmes” at Kumu – Art Museum of Estonia, in Tallinn, Estonia. Registration for the event is open.

 

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Baltic Science Network Recognised by DAAD

On 12 July 2017, the Annual Report 2017 of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) was presented by Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, the Federal Minister of Education and Research, together with Prof. Dr. Monika Jungbauer-Gans, Scientific Director of the German Centre of Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), and Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee, Vice President of DAAD.

In the context of the overall Baltic Sea Region mobility landscape, Dr. Dorothea Rüland, Secretary General of the DAAD and Prof. Dr. Monika Jungbauer-Gans, Scientific Director of DZHW, noted BSN as a valuable forum for advancing Baltic Sea Region-wide researcher mobility in the framework of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

For more information please consult the BSN website here.

 

Baltic Science Network Showcased to the Policy Area Education Audiences

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June 2017 turned out to be a dynamic and busy month for BSN. Discussions in Berlin during the 8th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region were followed by the introduction to the Network during the Policy Area Education Stakeholder Seminar in Stockholm which took place on 20 June 2017.

For more information please consult the BSN website here.

 

Steering Committee Discusses Potential Areas of Joint Science Excellence

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BSN Steering Committee meeting took place back-to-back with the 8th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region in Berlin. The meeting was devoted to furthering the on-going discussion on jointly chosen areas for research excellence and BSN position advocacy in relation to the upcoming Framework Programme 9. The exchange of ideas was enriched by an insight in the latest BSN´s commissioned study on Baltic Sea Region areas of academic excellence.

For more information please consult the BSN website here.

 

Creating the Future of the Baltic Sea Region Through Macro-Regional Advancement of Excellence in Science

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On 12 June 2017, BSN Project Manager Katariina Röbbelen-Voigt took part in the EUSBSR Policy Area Education Coordination Group meeting in order to explain the latest developments of the Network.

On 13 June 2017, the session “Creating the future of the Baltic Sea Region: Better competitiveness through joint research cooperation?” engaged Katharina Fegebank, Minister of Science, Research and Equalities of Hamburg, Prof. Dr. Robert Feidehans´l, Director of the European XFEL, Prof. Dr. Helmut Dosch, Chairman of the DESY Board of Directors, Dr. Kaisa Kononen, Executive Director of BONUS, and Lone Jessen, representing NordForsk, Prof. Dr. Kazimierz Musial, representing the Scientific Foundation Norden Centrum, Dr. Tom Schumacher, Associated Senior Research Fellow at Kiel University, in a discussion on the science excellence in the Baltic Sea Region during the 8th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

For more information please consult the BSN website here and Hamburg website here.

Baltic Science Network Discussed in the Smart Specialisation Context

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On 2 June 2017, Riitta Mustonen, Director of Development at the University of Turku, represented BSN during the workshop Moving towards smart specialization 2.0 – added value of cooperating in project platforms in Helsinki, Finland.

For more information please consult the BSN website here

 

Baltic Science Network Discussed Among European Experts of Economics

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BSN was presented to the attendants of the international conference “Modelling and Forecasting the National Economy” which took place on 29 – 31 May 2017 in Sopot, Poland. Introduction of the conference attendants to BSN helped to build wider awareness among domain specific researcher community about the Network as a renowned macro-regional initiative, as well as present its goals and planned results.

For more information please consult the BSN website here.

 

Baltic Science Network Gathers Before Defining its Priority Areas for National Action Plans

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On 26 – 27 April 2017, BSN had the pleasure of being hosted by the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University in order to discuss the BSN session during the 8th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and prepare for successful BSN´s implementation during the second half of the project.

For more information please consult the BSN website here.

 

Baltic Science Network Noted During the Meeting of the Baltic Assembly

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During the last week of March 2017 BSN was discussed thorough the Baltic States. The BSN Riga Workshop discussions on widened cooperation were followed by the meeting of Education Science and Culture Committee of the Baltic Assembly in Tartu.

For more information please consult the BSN website here.

 

Advancing the Transnational Debate on Widened Participation of EU-13 in EU Funded Research Programmes

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BSN Riga Workshop paved way for further preparations in developing new approach for a fully-fledged and joint Baltic Sea Region-wide engagement in the upcoming 9th Framework Programme. The workshop provided a panoramic view at the previous Framework Programmes and best practices of Latvian engagement in Horizon 2020 calls for project applications. These presentations were aimed at advancing the discussions among workshop participants regarding potential solutions for widened participation of EU-13 countries in the EU funded research programmes.

For more information please consult the BSN website here.

 

Baltic Science Network on Other Baltic Sea Region´s and International Platforms

8th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR in Berlin on Balticness Light July 2017 edition.

BSN Tallinn seminar New Tools for Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation in Research and Innovation Programmes is promoted on the European Cluster Collaboration Platform.

The Role of the CBSS Baltic Sea Science Day in Advancing the Regional and Global Dialogue on Research and Innovation by Zane Šime, CBSS Secretariat, on Northern Notes, Issue 47, Spring/Summer 2017 (p. 45).

BSN Takes a Look-Back at a Successful Year by Zane Šime, CBSS Secretariat, on the Baltic University Programme Newsletter #51 (p. 13) here.

BSN session of the 8th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region is promoted on the European Cluster Collaboration Platform.

Baltic Sea Science Day paves the way for enhanced science and research cooperation on Balticness Light April 2017 edition.

CBSS Conference Under the Icelandic Presidency “Baltic Sea Science Day: Implementing the CBSS Science, Research and Innovation Agenda” (p. 2) and Discussions in Vilnius: Getting One Step Closer to the Drafting of Transnational Researcher Mobility Tools (p. 3) on the BSRUN Bulletin Mar 2017.

BONUS looks back at its engagement in the BSN (pp. 3, 6, 12) on BONUS Annual Review 2016.

Baltic Science Network on the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme´s project library.

BSN communication items are presented (on slides 26 & 28) by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme´s Managing Authority / Joint Secretariat as the good practices in relation to the visibility requirements of the funding entities.

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Connecting Through Science

Newsletter #2 (Spring 2017)

Latest news of the transnational forum for higher education, science and research cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region

Recent Events of the Baltic Science Network

18 January 2017: BSN Macro Regional Workshop in Copenhagen hosted by the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education. The discussions of the workshop are feeding into a BSN Working Paper on challenges to research cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR), which later on will be accessible on the BSN website.

8 February 2017: the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) conference Baltic Sea Science Day dedicated to discuss the CBSS Science, Research and Innovation Agenda with a focus on its two cornerstone projects – Baltic Science Network and Baltic TRAM – as outlined in the CBSS 2016 Polish Chairs Conclusions of the first CBSS Science Ministerial.

10 February 2017: BSN transnational workshop “Researchers‘ mobility in Baltic Sea Region:where do we stand and how to move forward?" opened by Ms. Jurgita Petrauskienė, Minister of Education and Science of Lithuania. The event introduced wider audiences to the results of this survey, as well as served to get a more in-depth understanding about the mobility schemes existing in the Baltic Sea Region. The workshop also offered a more nuanced look at BSN national discussions and country-specific challenges, thus facilitating the mapping of potential solutions and how they could be addressed in a joint, transnationally coordinated manner. For further details please consult the press release on the BSN website here.

Upcoming Events of the Baltic Science Network

27 – 29 March 2017: Baltic University Directors Meeting in Lviv, Ukraine

30 March 2017: BSN Transnational Workshop “Widening Participation in Horizon 2020: A Way Towards Scientific Excellence in Baltic Sea Region” in Riga, Latvia

26 – 27 April 2017: BSN Partner Meeting in Turku,Finland

13 – 14 June 2017: 8th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) in Berlin, Germany

June 2017: BSN Steering Committee meeting back-to-back with the 8th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR in Berlin, Germany

3 – 5 September 2017: Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference in Hamburg, Germany

Baltic Science Network in the Baltic Sea Region´s Headlines

Be proud of the Baltic Sea Region!

This was a key message of ScanBalt General Secretary Peter Frank at the Baltic Science Network’s Transnational Workshop: Researchers‘ Mobility in the Baltic Sea Region on 10th of February 2017 in Vilnius. He referred to the fact that the Baltic Sea Region has a long tradition for collaboration which is a competitive advantage for the region.

“We can do things in the Baltic Sea Region which are difficult to replicate in other parts of Europe. The collaboration in the Baltic Science Network is an excellent example” he stated.

He went on to describe ScanBalt as an accelerator for public-private innovation partnerships, a model which is now being exported to other macro-regions. A basic requisite is a strong BSR market for health care products and services.

For more information please consult the ScanBalt website.

 

Continued National Discussions on the Advancement of Baltic Science Network

In January 2017, partners of the Baltic Science Network in Estonia, Finland and Sweden continued consultations with representatives from universities, research and academic institutions as well as national managing authorities in order to map challenges and barriers to research cooperation and mobility – and possible solutions in terms of enhancing macro regional cooperation.

For more information please consult the BSN website.

 

BSR-Wide National Discussions on the Advancement of Baltic Science Network

Starting in November 2016 throughout December 2016 and January 2017, partners of the Baltic Science Network in Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland hosted national workshops, assembling representatives from universities, research and academic institutions, national managing authorities as well as business sector in order to discuss challenges and barriers to research cooperation and mobility – and possible solutions in terms of enhancing macro regional cooperation.

For more information please consult the BSN website.

 

A BSR-Wide Survey of Academic and Researchers’ Mobility Trends

In the framework of the Baltic Science Network, MOSTA (Lithuanian governmental research and policy advisory organisation) launched a survey on the Baltic Sea Region-wide academic and researchers’ mobility trends, challenges and potential solutions.

For more information please consult the BSN website.

 

Baltic Science Network on Other Baltic Sea Region and International Platforms

BSN and its Steering Committee and Partner meeting discussed in the context of the World Science Day for Peace and Development 2016 in the statement of Ambassador Maira Mora, Director General of the Council of the Baltic Sea States´ Secretariat.

Research Cooperation and Mobility in the BSR: the BSN-project looks closer at these issues by Paula Lindroos, Åbo Akademi University, on the Baltic University Programme Newsletter #50 here.

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