BSN members are getting ready for the next year´s high level event on science, BSN Closing Conference and the Baltic Sea Science Day.

Baltic Science Network members are getting ready for the next year´s High Level Event on Science, BSN Closing Conference and the Baltic Sea Science Day, all of which will be taking place under the aegis of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, hosted by the Academic Centre of the University of Latvia on the occasion of university´s centenary.

On 30 August 2018, Baltic Science Network members met in Riga with the representatives of the University of Latvia and the Latvian Presidency 2018-2019 of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) in order to discuss the programme of the CBSS High Level Event on Science, BSN Closing Conference and the CBSS Baltic Sea Science Day 2019. The overall back-to-back combination of events will be taking place in February 2019 hosted by the Academic Centre of the University of Latvia.

Discussions with a wider set of stakeholders will be tailored according to the BSN focus on mobility in the higher education and research, joint research excellence areas, as well as the Baltic Sea Region specific context of widening participation measures implemented in the European Research Area. The Riga discussions will be a good occasion to revisit findings and solutions proposed in the earlier BSN Working Papers. Likewise, the Baltic Sea Science Day will remain a key occasion for researchers to raise their questions to the BSN representatives, as well as offer their perspectives on certain aspects of researchers´ mobility.

During the final project implementation period Baltic Science Network is putting emphasis on reaching out to the audiences across the Baltic Sea Region, as well as Brussels in order to ensure that its crafted solutions and commissioned findings are made known to various stakeholders of the science, research and higher education domains. While the registration for the CBSS Baltic Sea Science Day 2019 will be opened only within three or four months, all readers keen on engaging in the Brussels´ debates are invited to fill in the registration form for the conference “The Baltic Sea Region - A Science Powerhouse”. It is a joint conference organised by Baltic Science Network and Baltic TRAM in cooperation with Science|Business.

Photo credit: Toms Grīnbergs, Department of Communication and Innovation of the University of LatviaPhoto credit: Toms Grīnbergs, Department of Communication and Innovation of the University of Latvia

Photos of the Riga visit are accessible on the CBSS album “Baltic Science Network Discussions in Riga”.