Photographer: Jürgen Haacks / Uni Kiel

Photo credits: Jürgen Haacks / Uni Kiel

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

On 14 June 2018, 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.

Most of the Baltic Science Network studies and working papers are already made available online. These publications have produced some insightful results which will be taken into consideration once Baltic Science Network members will make their decisions about further steps on the political level. In order to develop reasonable measures for Schleswig-Holstein, the forthcoming regional action plan was discussed during a plenum dedicated to the preliminary recommendations of the Baltic Science Network to strengthen research cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region.

The meeting resulted in many constructive ideas that are valuable for the elaboration and implementation of the action plan and the further engagement of Schleswig-Holstein in Baltic Science Network.