Partner Meeting in Sopot/Gdansk April 2018

Baltic Science Network looks forward to the promising start of the domain specific consultations structured in the form of three expert groups announced at the end of last year. The Gdańsk gathering facilitated the finalisation of the Baltic Science Network position on the future widening measures of the European Research Area.

On 10 – 11 April 2018, Baltic Science Network (BSN) met in Sopot and Gdańsk, hosted by the University of Gdańsk. The Network was welcomed by prof. dr hab. Mirosław Szreder – Dean of the Faculty of Management, one of the most active advocates of BSN, and prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Bielawski, Vice-Rector for Development and Cooperation with Business and Industry.

The BSN partner meeting was largely dedicated to discussing the BSN expert groups dedicated to photon & neutron science, life sciences and welfare state.

Likewise, extensive consultations were dedicated to the on-going efforts of BSN to define its position vis-à-vis the future widening measures which will be adopted with the financial support of the Framework Programme 9. The earlier discussions dedicated to the future Framework Programme proved the overall collaborative spirit and commitment to pursue joint efforts. Moreover, BSN is benefiting from a considerable support and continuous extended visibility of its work ensured by such collaboration partners as Lithuanian RDI Liaison Office in Brussels (LINO).

BSN had the pleasure to familiarise not only with the ongoing multilateral cooperation of the University of Gdańsk, but also to explore the central university campus.

BSN looks forward to extending its collaborative ties with its sister project Baltic TRAM (Transnational Research Access in the Macroregion), also endorsed by the Council of the Baltic Sea States and Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference. This initiative is based on the forthcoming collaboration in hosting a joint conference in Brussels in the Fall 2018. BSN stakeholders interested in attending the event are invited to regularly look at the BSN calendar section for updates on the upcoming event.

BSN partner meeting Sopot/Gdansk, april 2018

Last but not least, this meeting was no exception in terms of discussing the potential ways forward in ensuring the sustainability of the Network as a valuable consultative forum and facilitator for future collaborative actions.

BSN partner and steering committee meeting Sopot/Gdansk 2018


Photos of the BSN meeting are available on the CBSS Flickr account here.