EHSA Conference 20-21 September 2010

This conference brings together a small group of leading scientists and educators from North America and Europe in a 3-day conference on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus to present and discuss new knowledge and international developments in key areas of ecosystem health and sustainable agriculture, particularly as pertaining to the Baltic Sea region in Europe and the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and St. Lawrence River regions of North America.

Read more in the EHSA Conference Programme 20-21 September 2010.

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Fortbildningstillfällen vecka 49

Främjandet av hållbar utveckling i utbildningen samt forsknings- och utvecklingsverksamheten

Fortbildningstillfällen ordnas vecka 49 enligt följande:

  • Nykarleby, Jakobstadsvägen 24: onsdagen den 8.12.2010 kl. 9- 12
  • Vasa, Wolffskavägen 33: onsdagen den 8.12.2010 kl. 14.15- 17
  • Raseborg, Raseborsgvägen 9: torsdagen den 9.12.2010 kl. 9.00- 12
  • Åbo, Nunnegatan 4: fredagen den 10.12.2010 kl. 9.00- 12

Anmälningar senast torsdagen den 2.12 och frågor riktas till miljösamordnare Tove Holm, 02-432 3115, 044- 762 3115.

Alla fortbildningstillfällen är även öppna för våra kolleger från andra högskolor och universitet.

Välkomna med!

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SAIL Teachers Wanted

STS KaliakraImagine 17 days sailing with 38 students and teachers coming from the whole Baltic region - nothing can be better!

The BUP secretariat is now looking for active, open minded, and motivated university teachers who are interested in trying something new - combining a wonderful adventure with an unconventional teaching experience.

This year we will sail on the Bulgarian ship Kaliakra. The cruise will start on the 29th of August in Bremerhaven, Germany and end in Barcelona, Spain, on 16th of September. We will call at two more harbours on the way: St Malo, France and Lisboa, Portugal.

For more information please see the BUP Teachers web site.

Call for Applications

Nordic Council of Ministers’A report on the Nordic strategy for sustainable development entitled: Sustainable Development: New Bearings for the Nordic Countries, Revised editions with goals and priorities 2009 – 2012 (pdf-file), forms the principal cross-sector framework for the Nordic Council of Ministers’ work on sustainable development. The Nordic Council of Ministers funds projects that support the implementation of the Nordic strategy on sustainable development. The focus in 2011 will be on education for sustainable development and local co-operation on sustainable development.

The deadline for applications is 1 December 2010. See the default  NCM Application Form (in English) or default  NCM Ansökningsblankett (in Swedish).


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Job vacancy at UBC in Finland, Turku/Åbo

The UBC Commission on Environment Secretariat, located in City of Turku Finland is looking for an expert in international project management. The main task for the person is to coordinate an INTERREG IVB funded project focusing on improved wastewater treatment in cities in the Baltic Sea region. We expect you to have solid knowledge in English, understanding of municipal wastewater treatment and knowledge of the Baltic Sea environment.
Russian language skill is an asset as the project is partly implemented in Belarus. We would need you to be able to start working in our international team during December 2010; the project runs until end of 2012.

Head of the Secretariat, Mr. Björn Grönholm, is available for further inquires. Please see contact information below.

We look forward to a short application including CV no later than November 10, 2010 to

Union of the Baltic Cities
Environment and Sustainable Development Secretariat
Tel. +358 2 262 3172

Mob. +358 449075987
skype: ubc.bjorn.gronholm

Baltic Sea House
Vanha Suurtori 7
FIN-20500 Turku, Finland
Fax. +358 2 262 3425>