Baltic Assembly and Baltic Council Provides Guidance to the BSN

Riigikogu Photo Archive, Author: Erik Peinar

Baltic Science Network is delighted about its most recent political endorsement expressed by the Baltic Assembly. The political encouragement is an important incentive and reference point for the on-going work of the Network.

On 9-10 November 2017 in Tallinn, parliamentarians and governmental representatives from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania convened for the 36th Session of the Baltic Assembly and the 23rd Baltic Council to discuss cooperation in security and defence, transport and energy infrastructure, education, culture and health care as well as evaluate the implementation of the joint priorities of 2017 and define objectives of cooperation for 2018.

Under the thematic strand of cooperation in higher education and professional education the Resolution of the 36th Session of the Baltic Assembly encourages “with an active and targeted approach, to continue joint action in the Baltic Science Network”.

Under the thematic section dedicated to education, research, health care and culture, the Joint Statement of the 23rd Baltic Council highlights that “Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will continue their close cooperation towards building a common higher education and science area to boost research excellence, innovation, investment and overall competitiveness of the region. The main undertakings to be highlighted are the Baltic Bonus programme for the Horizon 2020, and the Interreg project “Baltic Science Network”.”

The press release is based on the documents and publications of the Baltic Assembly accessible  here.

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