Sustainability Innovations in a Circular Economy

BUP Summer Course 2018

Sustainability Innovations in a Circular Economy

Organised by the Baltic University Programme in cooperation with the projects FORCE and LARS
5 – 8 September 2018
Hamburg, Germany
Deadline for applications ended: 20 June 2018

The Summer Course is an initiative of the German offices of the Baltic University Programme in Hamburg and Zittau (Germany), in cooperation with the WSB University in Wroclaw, as part of the Baltic University Programme. It is organized in cooperation with the EU Projects “FORCE – Cities Cooperating for Circular Economy” and “LARS – Learning among Regions about Smart Specialisation”. The summer course is meant to acquaint delegates from various countries about matters related to circular economy for catalysing sustainable development in the Baltic, as well as foster international and multicultural learning. The course will provide a forum for learning and discussion about the role of ecological, technological, economic and social innovations for sustainable development. It will offer a state-of-the-art overview about possibilities of the transformation from a linear to a circular economy, “Zero Waste” principles, development of innovation networks and governance and business model strategies for circular economy. Presentations, group discussions and group works will provide learning opportunities for participants, create a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences, and will result in an even stronger BUP network for sustainable development. Academic sessions supplemented by field visits to companies and initiatives already working with circular economy principles will provide a prospect on the possibilities for environmentally friendly, ethical and socially responsible business practices.

The summer course will also be a timely contribution towards efforts in the internationalisation, networking and cultural interaction among local government officials, practitioners and students from Baltic countries.

Application and Selection of Participants
Students coming from BUP member or/and participating universities are welcome to apply for participation in the conference. Students from the BUP member universities will, however, be given priority, as well as the participation for them is free of charge. Please notice that all students applying should have a recommendation from the local BUP’s teacher, BUP’s contact person at the university, or the BUP’s national center.

For further information, please download the Program and Information leaflet.