Engaging Higher Education in Local and Global Challenges

Baltic University ProgrammeBUP Teachers Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
Engaging higher education in local and global challenges
23-26 October 2016
Rogów, Poland
We are happy to announce this year's BUP Teachers Conference on ESD. Participants from all countries in the BUP network representing different universities and different disciplines are welcome.
The conference will deal with the imperative challenges regarding education for sustainability in higher education: transforming information from knowledge to learning, enhancing competences for actions "in real life”, problem based, active learning environments, and interdisciplinary approaches.
These forms of ESD training conferences have been arranged by the Finnish and Polish BUP-centres since 2004 and will this year be held in cooperation with SWEDESD a Key Partner with UNESCO on the Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development.
For more information please download:

BUP Newsletter no. 47

BUP Newsletter no. 47, June 2016In the BUP Newsletter no. 47, June 2016 you may read about:
  • Introduction
    by Lars Rydén, Director of the Baltic University Programme
  • European Maritime Day 2016
    by Christian Andersson, Baltic University Programme
  • National Ecosystem Service Indicators: Measures of Social–ecological Sustainability
    by Laura Mononen, Finnish Environment Institute & University of Eastern Finland Joensuu, Finland
  • Dzineta Dimante - New Director of the BUP Centre for Latvia
  • and much more...

Capacity Development in Maritime Spatial Planning

Andrea MorfDuring the European Maritime Day (EMD) in Turku BUP Finland organised a workshop. The workshop "Capacity Development in Maritime Spatial Planning" drew some 80 participants. The introductory lecture was held by Prof. Jacek Zaucha, Maritime Institute in Gdansk and followed by lively group discussions with many active participants.
The conclusions of the group discussions were compiled by Paula Lindroos with the help of the group reporters. You may download the conclusions here pdf. Please see also some photos from the event on this link.
Some of the student participants in the meeting sailed from Szczecin with the training and research vessel Nawigator XXI of the Maritime University of Szczecin, a BUP member university. In total the EMD had more than 1,200 participants.
For further information on the outcome of the EMD conference please see the comprehensive summary published by the European Commission - Maritime Affaires: European Maritime Day - taking Blue Growth to the next level.

Swedish International Global Action Programme on ESD Conference

Bridging the GAP1st Swedish International Global Action Programme on ESD Conference
and the
9th Biennial Meeting of the International Network of Teacher Education Institutions associated with the UNESCO Chair on Reorienting Teacher Education to Address Sustainability
21 – 24 August 2016
Campus Gotland, Visby, Sweden
Hosted by SWEDESD, Campus Gotland, in collaboration with Learning Teacher Network (LTN) and Swedish National Commission for UNESCO.
There is a limited number of seats. Deadline for registration is 30th June 2016. Please register here.

European Maritime Day 2016

European Maritime Day Turku 2016European Maritime Day is the annual meeting point for Europe’s maritime community to network, discuss, and forge joint action. Its 9th edition will take place in Turku, Finland with a conference on 18-19 May 2016 and an attractive lineup of activities for the general public on 20-22 May 2016.
The Baltic University Programme and Åbo Akademi University will arrange the workshop: Capacity Development in Maritime Spatial Planning to be held the 18 May from 09:00 to 10:30 in LOGI3.
The aim of the workshop is to produce a set of recommendations for a future oriented MSP-education, with the regional or sea basin aspects, the core contents of MSP education, the cross-border/international nature of it and the organization including cooperation, format and level.
The speakers include Professor Jacek Zaucha, Maritime Institute in Gdansk and Department of Economics, University of Gdansk, Poland.