Merry Christmas 2014

Åbo/Turku Cathedral 2014
A men's chorus in Turku Cathedral during the 2014 Christmas season.
Photo: Sinikka Suomalainen

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!


Central Baltic Programme: First Call

Interreg Central Baltic ProgrammeThe Central Baltic Programme's first call for project applications is now open. The call is open for two types of projects: small projects and regular projects. The small projects (max duration 2 years, max budget 200.000 eur). For the regular projects the application procedure is done in two steps, of which this call is the first one. In the first step application the questions are related to the content of the programme, whereas the second step focus is on project implementation. Only those regular project applications passing the first step will continue to the second step.

For further information please see the Interreg Central Baltic web site.

BRE Review 6/2014

BRE Review 6/2104The Pan-European Institute at Turku University publishes a discussion forum, Baltic Rim Economies (BRE), which deals with the development of the Baltic Sea region. In the BRE review, high level public and corporate decision makers, representatives of Academia, as well as several other experts contribute to the discussion.

Download the latest issue of BRE Review 6/2014 (pdf-file).

2nd Baltic Conference on ESD

Working and learning togetherBUP has the pleasure to invite members from the network to the "Second Baltic Conference on Education for Sustainable Development, Working and Learning Together".
12 - 14 December 2014
Jurmala, Latvia

Participants are kindly requested to apply for partcipation directly to their national BUP Centre as soon as possonible. The Centres will propose a list of partcipants no later than 31 October 2014. We will send a registration form to the chosen partcipants. Note: For those who need a visa all data will be collected in the registration form.

The conference is largely workshop-based. It will bring together multiple participants coming from educational institutions, business, the arts, civil society organisations and other sectors and fields.

Partcipation is by invitation only.

There is no conference fee, accommodation for two nights, all meals and coffee breaks are covered.

For more information about the conference please see the web site Second Baltic Conference on ESD in Latvia.

Pathways to the Future

Pathways to the FutureInternational conference on education for sustainable development
Pathways to the Future
22 - 24 April 2015
Tallinn, Estonia.

Pathways to the Future is a conference dedicated to the rapidly evolving field of Education for Sustainable Development. In a friendly and inspiring atmosphere the event will provide an opportunity to share ideas and experiences and to discuss the future of education which could support sustainable development.

There are four sessions, which are framed based on four major keywords of the conference. The sessions are:

  • The perspective from the box – Creativity in and for ESD
  • What’s love got to do with it? – Values in education and ethics of ESD
  • A book, a pen, and a teacher – Sustainable schools
  • Follow the road or leave a trail? – Sustainable communities

The keynote speakers of the conference are: John Fien, Arjen Wals, Natalia Eernstman, Leon Robinson, Kaja Peterson, Rea Raus, Gerben de Vries, André de Hamer, Daniella Tilbury, and David W. Orr.

For more information please visit