High time for expanding the talent pool
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On 28 March 2018, the Policy Area Education, Research and Employability (PA Education) of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) organised a stakeholder seminar in Warsaw. Baltic Science Network was presented by Mr Tomasz Jałukowicz, representing the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, which is an associated organisation of the Baltic Science Network.
 
The seminar attendants were introduced to the main goals and members of the Network. The follow-up discussions, organised during the parallel session titled “Improving quality of education and vocational training through work-based learning and fostering entrepreneurial mindsets”, resulted in suggestions to seek new ways how to attract more students to the Baltic Sea Region. Thus, the workshop testifies that attraction of talent to the Baltic Sea Region is high on the agenda of a number of institutions which are offering an internationally accessible tertiary education. Likewise, closer cooperation between universities and prospective employers of the graduates was emphasised.
 
In addition to Baltic Science Network, several EUSBSR flagship projects, such as the Baltic University Programme, were presented. Bearing in mind that Baltic University Programme is a member of the Baltic Science Network, the Network is delighted to witness such continuous outreach activities of the Programme. It should be noted that Baltic University Programme along the Baltic Science Network was presented also during the earlier PA Education stakeholder seminars in Riga and Tallinn.