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BUP Teachers Conference on Sustainable Tourism for Development

2017 UN International Year of Tourism for Sustainable DevelopmentThe United Nations declares the year 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

Thus, we are happy to announce the BUP Teachers Conference on “Sustainable Tourism for Development” that will be organised 19-23 March 2017 in the town Zhovkva, Lviv region, Ukraine.

Participants from universities in the BUP network are welcome.

The conference is organised by Ivan Franko National University of Lviv: The Department of Tourism of the Faculty of Geography, the Department of Country Studies and International Tourism of the Faculty of International Relations, and Ukrainian BUP.

The deadline for applications and theses submission is 12th February 2017.
Please see also the: Application Form doc and Information for authors doc.

 

CBSS Questionnaire

CBSS questionnaireTo increase the awareness and build the competence for SDGs implementation, the CBSS Expert Group on Sustainable Development initiated a Seed Money project, financed by the Swedish Institute, called “Towards Baltic 2030 – From Talk to Work”. As a part of the project, the CBSS Baltic 2030 Unit is now developing a concept  for the creation of a collaborative web-based learning platform, designed to support these processes and to help making SDGs implementation more efficient in the Baltic Sea Region, by pooling and sharing the information, best practice and knowledge on sustainable development actions, policies and initatives.

To make more informed choices about the key purposes and functionality of the future platform and to make it as useful as possible, CBSS created a brief survey to find out what you and other practitioners think.

We kindly ask you to spend 5 minutes replying to our questions. We would be thankful if you could provide us with a feedback by the 1st February.

 

Baltic Science Network Questionnaire

Baltic Science Network Questionnarire

The aim of this survey is to twofold. Firstly, the survey is aimed at learning factors facilitate the researchers’ mobility within the Baltic region. Secondly, it tries to figure out the challenges for the researchers’ mobility in Baltic Sea region.

The scope of the research covers decision makers and researchers in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, St. Petersburg, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Demark, Germany and Poland.

The survey is coordinated by MOSTA, Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre, in Lithuania. Tadas Juknevicius from MOSTA invites the whole BUP-research community to take part in the survey.

Please fill out the Questionnaire. The survey would take up to 5 minutes of your valuable time, and the answers will be invaluable for us.

The dead-line for this survey is already January 20. The results are presented on an international BSN-workshop on February 10 in Vilnius.

 

Transitions to Sustainable Systems

Transitions to sustainable systems - a conference in Trondheim, NorwayInternational Conference
Transitions to Sustainable Systems
18 - 20 October 2017
Trondheim, Norway

To reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement, the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, environmental and social – must be considered holistically. NTNU Sustainability hosts the conference as a platform to share evidence-based research for sustainable decision-making. Strategies must be scientifically based and provide the foundation for practical innovation and implementation.

For further information please see the conference web site on NTNU.

 

Shaping Ethics in Academia and Society: Practices in the Baltic Sea Region

Shaping Ethics in AcademiaInternational conference:
Shaping Ethics in Academia and Society: Practices in the Baltic Sea Region
16th–17th October, 2017
Mykolas Romeris University
Vilnius, Lithuania

The conference aims to build up a roundtable for sharing best practices and experience with addressing ethical issues within academia and related society and, in the same vein, to contribute to relevant managerial solutions.

Particular concern on ethical issues in academia and the wider society is getting acceleration on a wide scale. To make out the values maze, organizations are in quest of comprehensive definitions and effective ethics management. Broad discussion, understanding cultural differences (notably in the Baltic Sea Region) and experience exchange in ethics management from different perspectives are needed and worth to support.

For further information please see the conference web site or download the flyer pdf.

 

SDSN Campus Coordinators Wanted

SDSN Campus CoordinatorThe youth initiative of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) is seeking young, talented and passionate individuals for the role of ‘Campus Coordinator’.

As a student based at one SDSN's Member Institutions, you have the chance to become Campus Coordinator for your university/institution. By joining our team, you will become a part of the global SDSN Youth team working with a diverse and exceptional group of individuals with a variety of cultural, religious and political backgrounds, committed to sustainable development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). You will work closely together with the Network Coordinator and the youth team of SDSN Youth in your country/region.

Your local experiences will become central to our network’s efforts and legacy in empowering youth globally to make sustainable solutions.

The deadline for application is Tuesday, 31 January, 2017.

For further information please see: SDSN Campus Coordinator.

 

Interreg Central Baltic Third Call

Interreg Central Baltic 3rd Call for ApplicationsThe Interreg Central Baltic third call for project applications is open. The Central Baltic programme welcomes project applications submitted through the eMonitoringSystem (eMS) until 27 February 2017. 

For the third call, the following messages are underlined:

  • The Steering Committee, when selecting projects for funding, will consider the quality of each project. The selection of individual projects will, however, be influenced by also factors that are related to financial concerns on programme level. The Steering Committee is thus free to select projects for funding taking all aspects of programme implementation into account.
  • The Steering Committee may limit the ERDF funding of a partner or a project.
  • The third call is foreseen to be the last call in which all priorities are open for applications. If realised, later calls are likely to be targeted by content or scope.
  • The programme seeks a balanced participation of all participating regions, wherefore especially Swedish partners are invited to apply.

For further information please see: Third call (open now).

 

Baltic Sea Future Congress

Baltic Sea FutureBaltic Sea Future
6-7 March 2017
Stockholm, Sweden

Baltic Sea Future will address the challenges in the Baltic Sea region, focusing on the key role of municipalities. The Baltic Sea is loved, needed and polluted, and municipalities are the hubs who can coordinate interests, engage local citizens, turn scientific results into action, and handle the challenges to create a sustainable future for the Baltic Sea.

Inauguration and welcome speech by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria, UN appointed Sustainable Development Goals Advocate.

Selections of speakers:

  1. Johan Rockström, Professor, Stockholm University and Director of Stockholm Resilience Centre
  2. Per Espen Stoknes, PhD, BI Center for Climate strategy, Director of Centre for Green Growth at the Norwegian Business School.
  3. Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary, HELCOM

For further information please see the Baltic Sea Future web site

 

The Baltic Sea Environment

Baltic Sea Environment Session 1 - Physical Geography of the BSR FilmThis film was made 25 years ago. It is the first educational video session from the Baltic University Programme that was broadcasted. The title is The Baltic Sea Environment: What it looks like – Physical Geography of the Baltic and it is nearly 2 hours long. The Baltic Sea Environment Session 1 was the first of 14 sessions in the series. The ambition is to make them all available on Youtube.

View the film in the BUP Channel at YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldy8P4YrCYM (1h: 59m).

 

The Baltic Science Network Session at EUSBSR 2016

Klaus von Lepel at the BSN session of EUSBSR 2016The Baltic Science Network (BSN) session at EUSBSR Strategy Forum 8-9 november 2016 in Stockholm was filmed by Magnus Lehman. Title of the session: Do we need a macro regional dimension in higher education, science & research policy in the Baltic Sea Region.

View the film in the BUP Channel at YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CgxvD-Rapo (52 min).

 

Baltic Rim Economies Review 6 - 2016

Baltic Rim Economies Review 6 - 2016In BRE 6/2016 pdf you may read about:

  • Jean-Claude Juncker: Standing by Ukraine
  • Tarja Halonen: The future we want for the Baltic Sea region
  • Aleksi Randell: Thinking and acting internationally is in the DNA of Turku
  • Guðmundur Árni Stefánsson: 25 years of cooperation

and much more.
The journal is published by Turku School of Economics. Editor-in-Chief: Kari Liuhto.

 

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