Questionnaire on Teacher's European Competences

Teachers' European CompetenceAll of us, the Europeans, like to live in peace and mutual understanding, have a possibility for free and competent movement in Europe and feel that not only ‘my own country is my home, but also Europe is a place which I know well and it is very close to my heart’. Teachers are very special persons: they have to know not only important things, but at the same time be able to give an adequate message to the pupils and help them develop necessary European competences.
Which European competences necessary for teachers do you recognize as your own?
We kindly ask you to answer the questions which will help you and us to reflect on the competences of European literacy (the questionnaire includes the basic Areas of Competences for Teachers constructed by the ELICIT project partners) and at the same time to learn what competences are needed to be developed or improved.

Baltic Rim Economies Review, BRE 2/2017

BRE Review 2/2017This issue, published 24th of May 2017, includes among others, the articles:
  • Belarus – EU: reliable neighbourhood turning stable partnership by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus, Andrei Kobyakov
  • The future path of Scotland by the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon
  • Swedish defence in a changing security environment by General, Supreme Commander Swedish Armed Forces, Micael Bydén
  • On the importance of cultural exchange by the Managing Director of the Turku Music Festival, Liisa Ketomäki
  • Nothing new under the sun: Trump’s environmental policy by Mikko Saikku, McDonnell Douglas Professor of American Studies, University of Helsinki.

Download BRE Review 2/2017 pdf.

BONUS BaltCoast Summer School 2017

BONUS BaltCoast Summer School 2017The BONUS BaltCoast project are inviting master students, young post-graduates up to young PhD students to participate in BONUS BaltCoast Summer School 2017: System Approach Framework application for Coastal Research and Management: from theory to practice.
The Summer school is organized and managed by BONUS BaltCoast project partners, scientific organizations and universities from Germany, Denmark, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Sweden and Latvia. This is the 2nd Summer School after successful run in 2016 at Klaipeda University (Lithuania). This year it will take place in Latvia, coordinated by University of Latvia.
Registration deadline: 2nd June 2017.

Pentti Malaska Futures Award

Pentti Malaska Futures Award at Turku UniversityUniversity of Turku Pentti Malaska Futures Award of €30,000 is now available for research-based, visionary solutions for global challenges.
The award is granted for the first time in 2017, in the honour of the 25th anniversary of Finland Futures Research Centre at the University of Turku.
The competition is open for Nordic (Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic) futures researchers and research teams with a future-oriented research approach within any academic field, or their combinations.
Application period is open 19 April - 19 May 2017. 

Call for Participants: EURENSSA 2017

Eurenssa 2017Creating the Sustainable City
All passionate students and PhD students studying or doing research in environmental sciences or sustainable development are encouraged to apply. Students from other fields are welcome too, as long as they show strong interest in urban sustainability questions or are actively involved in environmental protection.
EURENSSA is about connecting with enthusiastic students and provide a platform to think together about a better future, so openness for new perspectives and curiosity is essential. All information can be found on Participants are asked to submit the application form before May 15th, 2017. The conference will take place from 22nd to 29th of July in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Food, workshops and accommodation will be included in the solidarity participation fee with a minimum of €90 to €130 depending on your country of origin (see application form for more details).
Dead line for applications: May 15th 2017.
For more information and application form please see: EURENSSA 2017.