Baltic Leadership Programme on Sustainable Development

CBSS-Baltic21 Baltic Leardership ProgrammeCBSS-Baltic21 in cooperation with the Swedish Institute are planning a so called Baltic Leadership Programme on Sustainable Development a training course in European project making and Leadership.

The programme is intended for people already involved in, or planning soon to be involved in, trans-national co-operation and project development processes related to low carbon economy with a focus on resource efficiency. The Programme is a great opportunity to get a solid leadership and project management education for a decent price (participants from Germany, Denmark and Finland only have to pay for their travel and accommodation) and at the same time to build or further develop a professional network with public professionals working in the field of sustainable development and low carbon economy in the Baltic sea region.

Although the deadline for online applications has passed we are still welcoming applications from relevant actors in Germany, Finland and Denmark to the programme until the end of this week.

For more information please see: Sustainable Development– a new Baltic Leadership Programme – Call for applications

Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day 2014In less than nine months, we used more natural resources than what it takes the planet 12 months to produce. For the remainder of 2014, we will be living on resources borrowed from future generations.
This year—Earth Overshoot Day—the approximate date human resource demands exceed nature's budget—fell on August 19. One day earlier than last year. In fact, since 2001, Overshoot Day has moved ahead by an average of 3 days per year.
For more inormation please see the Global Footprint Network web site.

Summertime at BUP Finland


In July the Finnish BUP centre will be closed for vacations. We will, however, be back with renewed energy in August.

On the picture BUP Centre Directors are sailing with a traditional Storbåt (long boat) during an excursion at the recent centre directors meeting in Kustavi, Finland.

Have a nice summer!


Director for the Baltic University Programme

The BUP network of UniversitiesWe are looking for a dynamic person with a strong interest in the Baltic Sea Region, international cooperation, and experience in leading trans-disciplinary research and education initiatives. We welcome applications from the whole BUP network and wider.

This position is announced for two years, starting from 2014-09-01 or as otherwise agreed and is based at Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development / Department of Geosciences, Uppsala University.

We welcome applications until August 7, 2014. At the time of the deadline 19 applications were submitted.

The full announcement is found at the BUP website.


2nd BUP PhD-Training

Based on these encouraging evaluations from the participants of the 1st BUP PhD-training we now announce the 2nd BUP PhD-training, to take place in Rogów, Poland on 26-30 November, 2014. We are happy to invite new PhD students from the BUP network universities to apply for participation in the second BUP Training for PhD Students.

Applications should be sent to the BUP Polish Centre, Prof. Ireneusz Zbicinski, no later then 15th of September 2014.

For more information and an application form please see the BUP web site.