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Students from Russia, who have already benefited from opportunities to study abroad or are considering applying for research mobility, were introduced to the Baltic Science Network – a notable initiative implemented in the Baltic Sea Region in order facilitate further collaborative ties in higher education, science and research across the macro-region.

Baltic Science Network is a prominent collaborative initiative dwelling into the intricacies of research cooperation and science excellence in the Baltic Science Region. Therefore, it comes as a no surprise that the annual statement of Ambassador Maira Mora, Director General of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Secretariat “Science in the Baltic Sea Region as a Public Good” issued on the occasion of the World Science Day for Peace and Development 2018 is touching upon the latest developments of Baltic Science Network.

This message was also paving the way for a discussion on the CBSS Science, Research and Innovation Agenda at the CBSS Secretariat. On 12 November 2018, right after the world-wide celebrations of the World Science Day for Peace and Development 2018 a group of students from St. Petersburg was introduced to the latest developments of Baltic Science Network and the CBSS Baltic Sea Science Day 2019.

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To place this collaborative project in a broader perspective, meaning, beyond the confines of the CBSS overseen cooperation presented by Daria Akhutina, Senior Advisor at the CBSS Secretariat, Anders Bergström, Coordinator of the Policy Area Education, Research and Employability (PA Education) of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR), as well as Leader of the EUSBSR Horizontal Action Capacity, offered an introduction to the macro-regional governance and PA Education flagships. Camilla Wristel and Amanda Nilsson Bognár, representatives of the Swedish Institute, gave an overview of the cooperation programmes open for Russian institutions and other eligible entities.