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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).

For more information please consult the BSN website here.

 

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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.

 

Baltic Science Network in the Baltic Sea Region´s Headlines

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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Connecting

Through

Science

Newsletter #1 (Winter 2016)

 

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

 

Political Endorsements of the Baltic Science Network

Joint Statement of the 22nd Baltic Council announced on 28 October 2016 by the Baltic Assembly and the Baltic Council of Ministers

Conference Resolution adopted by the 25th Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference on 30 August 2016 underlining the importance of science cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region.

Council of the Baltic Sea States 1st Science Ministers’ Conference held on 15 – 16 June 2016 following which the Polish Chair’s Conclusions called “ Baltic Science: Renewing the Commitment to Science/Research Joint Actions in the Baltic Sea Region” were adopted.

 

Upcoming Events of the Baltic Science Network

9 January 2017: BSN National Workshop for Universities & SMEs – Tallinn, Estonia

18 January 2017: BSN Transnational Workshop. Its purpose is to gather relevant stakeholders from across the Baltic Sea Region to discuss challenges, barriers and possible solutions to research cooperation in the region. Stakeholders include BSN-partners, representatives from universities, research institutions, operators of research infrastructures, funding agencies, policy makers, BSR-experts etc. It will serve as a follow-up to the Baltic Sea Region-wide discussion on researcher mobility taking place thorough November, December and January during the BSN national workshops – Scandic Hotel Sydhavnen, Sydhavns Plads 15, Copenhagen, Denmark (09:30 – 16:30)

8 February 2017: CBSS Conference Under the Icelandic Presidency “Baltic Sea Science Day: Implementing the CBSS Science, Research and Innovation Agenda” – St Petersburg, Russia

10 February 2017: BSN International Workshop “Researchers‘ Mobility in the Baltic Sea Region: Where Do We Stand and How to Move Forward?“ It will be the final event for the Baltic Science Network´s workshop series in the Baltic Sea Region countries where participants from the relevant stakeholders (universities, research institutions, funding agencies, mobility agencies and ministries) and other relevant actors will be discussing main issues and challenges as well as opportunities and way forward for the various actors involved in researchers’ mobility. During the conference special attention will be paid to dissemination and sharing of the best practice related to fostering of researchers’ mobility in different countries. Not only outward but inward researchers’ mobility trends will be discussed, paying special attention to the action plan that could potentially contribute to enhance the researchers’ mobility among Baltic Sea Region countries. – ARTIS Conference Centre, Totoriu str. 23, Vilnius, Lithuania (09:00 – 17:00)

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

 

Baltic Science Network in the Baltic Sea Region´s Headlines

Baltic Science Network | Establishment of the network

Interview with the Baltic Science Network Project Director Klaus von Lepel

Major achievements

- The establishment of the Baltic Science Network as such is the main achievement in 2016.  All Science Ministries in the Baltic Sea Region and other stakeholders are involved as project partners and associate organisations. This ensures that strategies, tools and programmes developed in the frame of BSN, will also very likely be implemented.

- Baltic Sea Region-wide political foras (the CBSS and the BSPC) dedicated their discussions to the BSN matters, thus proving the commitment of states assembled by the Network that academic and research mobility as well as research and innovation excellence are crucial to the welfare of the region. Great societal challenges have to be solved together.

- BSN was also recognised as a crucial initiative by the policy makers, since it was endorsed as an EUSBSR flagship, as well as discussed during the Meeting of the Four Region Councils of the North.

- The joint political and policy level commitment was further proved by the willingness of other major stakeholders of the region to join the Network. Namely, during the second half of the year the Network was expanded, since it welcomed new members – NordForsk and Ministry of Education and Research of Norway.

For more information please consult the PA Edu Group Spaces.

 

National Workshops to Researcher Mobility and Transnational Cooperation in Science and Research in the BSR

During the last three months of 2016, national workshops covering such the topics as “researcher mobility in the Baltic Sea Region” and “transnational cooperation in science and research across the Baltic Sea Region” were carried out in the partner countries. In addition to gathering data from existing studies and statistics, the intention of the workshops was to collect insights and experience from a broad spectrum of stakeholders, such as scientists, researchers, representatives from the EU and international offices of universities and non-university research institutions, representatives from funding agencies. The key questions discussed revolved around motives, added value, importance, hurdles and challenges in mobility of scientists and research cooperation. The results will be discussed in transnational workshops on 18 January 2017 in Copenhagen and on 10 February 2017 in Vilnius.

 

Baltic Science Network Discussed at the Latvian Parliament

On 7 December 2016 the Baltic Science Network was presented to the Latvian parliamentarians during the meeting of the Baltic Affairs Subcommittee of the Foreign Affairs Committee by the Latvian Ministry of Education and Science. This meeting served to discuss the project in a more nuanced manner following the Joint Statement adopted by the Baltic Assembly and the Baltic Council of Ministers on 28 October 2016.

Dr. Agrita Kiopa, Deputy State Secretary and Director of the Higher Education, Science and Innovation Department at the Latvian Ministry of Education and Science and Inga Jēkabsone, Deputy Director of the Higher Education, Science and Innovation Department at Latvian Ministry of Education and Science introduced the members of Saeima to the main goals of the Interreg project, its planned results, as well as the activities undertaken by the Ministry as one of the partners of the project.

For more information please consult the BSN website.

 

Jyrki Katainen Outlines the Baltic Science Network Among the Baltic Sea Region´s Best Practices

On 24 November 2016, during the Hamburg Summit China Meets Europe the Vice President of the European Commission Jyrki Katainen outlined the Baltic Science Network as a contemporary best practice in the region which taps on the historical legacy and collaborative approach developed during the era of Hanseatic League.

For more information please consult the Hamburg Summit´s website.

 

Baltic Science Network Discussed During the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Committee´s Standing Committee Meeting

The highest Executive Committee of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC), led by the new President of the BSPC, the President of the Hamburg Parliament, Carola Veit, held its first meeting under the new Presidency on the premises of the Hamburg Parliament, the so-called Bürgerschaft, on 15 November. With regard to the one of the priorities of the Hamburg BSPC Presidency ‘Science and Research’ the 2nd Mayor and Minister (Senator) of Science, Research and Equalities of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg Ms Katharina Fegebank addressed the Standing Committee members. Ms Fegebank provided information about the latest developments in the Baltic Science Network.

For more information please consult the BSPC website.

 

Baltic Science Network Steering Committee and Partner Meeting

On 10 November 2016 the Baltic Science Network (BSN) convened in Stockholm in order to discuss the role of the Network in advancing the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region in the context of the Vision 2030 presented during the 7th Strategy Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).

The lively discussion revolved around the strategic role and orientation of BSN. On the one hand BSN can contribute to the realisation of the goals of EUSBSR in science and research domains. On the other hand it could serve as test bed for novel approaches to the implementation of the European Research Area and transnational focus on European research policy. BSN should give impulses for the future embodiment of the European Research Area and at the same time point out the special significance of science and research in solving the central challenges in the Baltic Sea Region. The goal should be a better anchoring of science and research in the EUSBSR.

For more information please consult the BSN website.

 

Baltic Science Network is Bringing the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region One Step Closer to Attaining the Objective of Increasing Prosperity

The 7th Strategy Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) in Stockholm, Sweden served to showcase how the Baltic Science Network (BSN) is advancing one of the three macroregional goals “Increase prosperity” through promoting the research and academic excellence. Namely, on 9 November 2016, the Do we need a macro-regional dimension in higher education, science & research policy in the Baltic Sea Region? introduced wider audiences to the main goals, current scope of the BSN membership, as well as provided reflections on how systemic challenges on the macroregional level are related to the individual considerations of the staff at research and academic institutions.

The session was moderated by an experienced expert of macro-regional governance, the Project Manager of the Interact Point Turku Baiba Liepa. The introduction to BSN was presented by the BSN Project Director Klaus von Lepel, representing the Hamburg Ministry of Science, Research and Equalities. This bird´s-eye view on academic and researcher mobility patterns was further complemented by the BSN Project Manager Katariina Röbbelen-Voigt, representing the Hamburg Ministry of Science, Research and Equalities, who introduced the attendants of the session to the main findings of research paper written by Dr. Tom Schumacher (Kiel University) “International Mobility of Researchers in the Baltic Sea Region”. In addition, the representative of the BSN from the University of Turku Riitta Mustonen outlined the need for preparing mobility monitoring tools.  This assessment of the general Baltic Sea Region-wide landscape was complemented by Jelena Angelis, Deputy Director of Technopolis Group Baltics, who presented reflections from evaluations of mobility related programmes performed by the consultancy on behalf of various research and higher education policy-makers. The Coordinator Anders Bergström of the Policy Area Education, Research and Employability of the EUSBSR highlighted the incremental process of advancing the macroregional goals, where flagships are built on project chains.

For more information please consult the PA Edu Group Spaces.

For more information the BSN website.

 

Baltic Science Network Discussed During the Fehmarnbelt Days

On 22 September 2016 the Baltic Science Network organised the panel discussion “Researcher mobility in the Baltic Sea Region” during the Fehmarnbelt Days at the HafenCity University in Hamburg, Germany. Stakeholders from the Baltic Sea Region discussed motivation and benefits, as well as challenges and obstacles related to the mobility of researchers and scientists.

The session started with Dr. Tom Schumacher´s (University of Kiel) introduction to the facts and figures stated in the Baltic Science Network´s (BSN) preliminary study on research mobility. Among other panellists were Katharina Fegebank, Minister for Science Research and Equalities, City of Hamburg, Jan Kercher representing German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Lone Jessen from NordForsk (the research organisation of the Nordic Council of Ministers) and Prof. Dr. Robert Blick, Director of the Center for Hybrid Nanostructures (CHYN) at the University of Hamburg. The discussion was moderated by science and education journalist Jan-Martin Wiarda.

For more information the BSN website.

 

First Baltic Science Network Meeting With a Focus on Widened Participation

On 9 September 2016 the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, the Latvian Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Science and Equal Opportunities, Land of Schleswig-Holstein held a seminar in Tallinn. The meeting was organised to discuss the current status and future plans to increase the participation of weaker regions and countries in the Baltic Sea Region research and innovation initiatives. At the end of the meeting, the participants agreed on quality criteria for the work package dealing with expansion of scientific and research cooperation. Participants acknowledged the importance of upcoming studies which are aimed at detecting barriers for participation and developing tools to overcome these challenges. These studies are especially relevant in the light of the upcoming interim evaluation of the Framework Programme ‘Horizon 2020’. Baltic Science Network members also acknowledged the relevance of cooperation with the Joint Research Centre in furthering and widening participation initiatives.

For more information the BSN website.

 

Estonian National Introductory Seminar

On 22–23 August 2016 the Estonian national introductory seminar of the Baltic Science Network took place in Saka, Estonia. Meeting was organized by the Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia in order to discuss future common activities with the Estonian Research Council, and how Estonian academic community could contribute to the advancement of the BSN goals and planned deliverables.

For more information the BSN website.

 

Baltic Science Network Political Kick-Off Event

On 16 – 17 June 2016 the Baltic Science Network (BSN) Political Kick-Off Event took place back-to-back with the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Science Ministerial in Kraków, Poland.

The aims and areas of thematic focus of the BSN were presented by Dr. Eva Gümbel, Deputy Minister of the Hamburg Ministry of Science, Research and Equality (Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg), representing the lead partner of the project. Ms Teresa Czerwińska, Deputy Minister of Science at the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, representing the Polish CBSS Presidency, provided broader context in terms of how the BSN fits in a wider Baltic Sea Region (BSR) governance framework. Mr Bernd Hemingway, Acting Director General of the CBSS Secretariat, welcomed the project as one of practical steps which will complement the BSR-wide science cooperation in areas, which so far have not received sufficient support. Further notes on the role of BSN in advancing science cooperation agenda in the BSR were provided by Mr Rolandas Zuoza, Vice-Minister of the Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science, and Mr Hans Müller Pedersen, Director General of the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation.

For more information the BSN website.

 

The First Council of the Baltic Sea States' Science Ministerial Endorses Baltic Science Network

On 16 June 2016 the first Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Science Ministerial took place in Kraków, Poland. It was a gathering of CBSS Member States, which for the first time focused specifically on science, innovation and research across the Baltic Sea Region. CBSS Member States appreciated that thematic priorities and recognition of relevant policies governing science and research nationally and on a macro-regional level were complemented by specific actions, one of them being the Interreg-funded project Baltic Science Network.

For more information the CBSS website.

 

First Steps in Introducing the Baltic Science Network to Wider Audiences of the Baltic Sea Region

On 4 June 2016, the Baltic Science Network was presented during the 9th International Conference on Progressive Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region, which took place in Berlin, Germany. Members of parliaments, politicians and scholars from Estonia, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Åland Islands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Russia gathered in order to discuss solutions to topical challenges related to the labour markets and education in the Baltic Sea Region.

For more information please consult the BSN website or the PA Edu Group Spaces

 

Baltic Science Network Research Papers

International Mobility of Researchers in the Baltic Sea Region by Dr Tom Schumacher, Kiel University

 

Baltic Science Network in Other News Outlets

Baltic Science Network Brings Researcher Mobility on the Macroregional Agenda (p. 6) BUP Newsletter no. 49 pdf

CBSS Science, Research & Innovation Agenda: Beyond the Baltic Sea Region-Wide Cooperation (p. 44) Northern Notes #46 – Autumn/Winter 2016

CBSS science, innovation and research agenda: a promising start for accelerated cooperation (p. 26) Baltic Rim Economies, 4#, October 2016

Baltic Science Network – Setting the Scene (p. 4) BUP Newsletter no. 48 pdf

 

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