Tadas Juknevičius
Photo credit: MOSTA, Valdemaras Novoslavskis

Work Package 6 “Capacity Building & Learning Experiences” of Baltic Science Network (BSN) underwent thorough preparations during the first half of the project which have resulted in the Working Paper “Overview of the Best Practices of Researchers´ Mobility Programmes” prepared by Lithuania´s Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre (MOSTA). Readers well acquainted with the discussions which took place during the first CBSS conference Baltic Sea Science Day and BSN Vilnius workshop last winter will find this overview insightful, since it entails an enlarged landscape of research mobility schemes. European schemes such as Erasmus, Erasmus+ and Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions should be mentioned as illustrative examples.

As the survey results show, nationally administrated mobility programmes are also highly valued by the researcher community as enablers of closer cooperation in research across the Baltic Sea Region. Thus, they could also provide new solutions to boost researchers’ mobility within the macro-region.

“Overview of the Best Practices of Researchers´ Mobility Programmes” paves the way for further discussions on various factors determining the choice of researchers across the Baltic Sea Region to opt for nationally managed or EU provided mobility schemes. Last but not least, the latest Network´s Working Paper will serve as an insightful reading ahead of the BSN Tallinn seminar which will be taking place on 16 November 2017.