Project period September 2018 – October 2019

Swedesd Statera BUP

Re-thinking of pedagogy for implementing education for sustainable development in the Baltic University Programme countries.

Content and learning process is designed and implemented by SWEDESD, the project is coordinated and administrated by the Baltic University Programme at Uppsala University, with financial support from the Swedish Institute.

The SWEDESD Change project Approach will be used for the EduBUP project. The approach consists of several phases: Preparatory Phase in which participants develop a pre-course assignment which highlights what needs to be changed; The First Regional Workshop (Workshop 1) during which the project groups and projects titles are defined; Intermediate Consolidation Phase when participants work on the projects at their respective universities; and The Second Regional Workshop (Workshop 2) when the reports on the project progress are to be presented and peer reviewed.

Participants will need to allocate certain time for taking part in two workshops and working with the projects. We estimate that full participation in the course would be equal to 10 working days including wirkshops 1 and 2. After successful participation in the whole course the certificate confirming participating in 10-day course will be awarded.

Project phases and timeline

  1. Preparatory Phase
    December 2018 - January 2019
    reparation of the pre-course assignment
  2. The First Regional Workshop (Workshop 1)
    28-30 January 2019
    Tallinn, Estonia
  3. Intermediate Consolidation Phase 
    February - August 2019 
    Participants working at their respective universities
  4. The Second Regional Workshop (Workshop 2)
    8 - 11 October, 2019
    Grodno, Belarus

The first workshop within EduBUP project

In the end of January in snowy Tallinn the first workshop within Edu BUP project was organized in Estonia. The group of teachers and mentors from the BUP member universities gathered to start up what is called “Change project”.  The participants of the 17 project groups presented their ambitions project plans and ideas what they would like to change at their respective universities. And this is just the beginning – they will work hard and meet to follow up and present the results in some months. We wish them luck and fruitful work!

The content of the workshop was presented by the joined work of SWEDESD at Uppsala University and STATERA in Estonia. BUP thanks to our partner organizations and their representatives Dr. Shepherd Urenje and Dr. Rea Raus for preparing the workshop.

Besides the project itself the participants appreciated the possibility to meet and establish contacts with the colleagues from the Baltic Sea region countries, to acquire new knowledge and inspiration for future local work.

No workshop will be successful without practical arrangements. The accommodation and venue was chosen by BUP Center Director in Estonia Prof. Tatjana Polajeva, representing Euroacademy. The participants were grateful for her professionalism and hospitality, as well as for the wonderful guided tour around Tallinn Old City, which will stay in mind for a long time.


  1. SWEDESD, Sweden – main partner
  2. Statera - Research and Practice Centre for Sustainability and Regional Development, Estonia
  3. University of Latvia, Latvia
  4. Chernihiv National Technical University, Ukraine
  5. Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics, Russia
  6. Minsk Branch of the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Russia-Belarus
  7. Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Ukraine
  8. Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Belarus
  9. Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine
  10. Lodz University of Technology, Poland

Svenska institutet