On the 9th of December, partners of the Baltic Science Network_Powerhouse project met online to discuss the progress made in project activities after adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The BARI mobility tool has proven to be very adaptable to the changing conditions, but different restrictions in the Baltic Sea Region countries have been a challenge for internships. Reflections from students and hosts who shared their experiences at the meeting provides sound evidence of what works in the programme, even in restrictive environments.
Success of the Meet & Match online Symposium and hackathon, connecting big and small research institutions shows that online conferences can serve as an alternative to achieve our project objectives. 5 cooperation project proposals have been selected for further evaluation by an independent international expert team.
The renewed BSN newsletter, shinning a light on the achievements of the project sees its list of subscribers continuously grow. If you haven’t yet subscribed, do so now!
The CBSS Baltic Science Day is planned to go ahead in 2021 and will be an occasion to highlight the results of the project.
Future perspectives of the Baltic Science Network were an important point of the agenda. Lobbying from national level administration is needed to ensure that science & research agenda is high on the EU agenda to secure funding for further activities.