BUP Teachers Conference: 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
The topics will be concentrated around the implications on climate change and on a general course content and learning methods in university education for the future we want. Climate change will evidently have consequences on all societal sectors, all over the world and therefore needs to be dealt with from multidimensional perspectives, supporting local and global solutions. The mitigation and adaptation will demand a broad set of actions: ranging from biodiversity and habitat protection to transforming of energy support systems, water and food support systems, production and consumption patterns, urban and rural planning to healthcare and security.
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.
The deadline for applications from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine is the 30th of August 2016, and 30th of September 2016 for all others. PLEASE NOTE: Kindly send a cc-copy of your application to
Please also note that we will celebrate BUP´s 25-year anniversary with a joint dinner on Monday evening.
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BUP Students Report: EUSBSR Annual Forum 2016

BUP Students Report on the 7th Annual Forum of the EUSBSRThe BUP students' report from the EUSBSR Annual Forum in Stockholm, Sweden 8 - 9 November 2016 is available for download. The report has the title:
Summary report on EUSBSR session
Walk the talk – Implementing Sustainable Development Goals in the Baltic Sea Region
Theme of the session:
Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR): cooperation between the countries in the implementation process.

BUP Student Interviews: EUSBSR Annual Forum 2016

Julia Ajanko interviews Eva SvedlingAt the EUSBSR 2016 Annual Forum held in Stockholm 8-9 November 2016 the participating BUP students interviewed the panelists from the session Walk the Talk organised by CBSS.
  • Eva Svedling, State Secretary for the Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, Isabella Lövin. Interviewer: Julia Ajanko, University of Turku.
  • Stefán Haukur Johannesson, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Iceland. Interviewer: Iftikhar Syed, University of Turku.
  • Jerzy Kwieciński, Secretary of State, Ministry of Development, Poland. Interviewer: Patrycja Pater, SGH Warsaw School of Economics.
  • Gilles Gantelet, European Commission, Head of the SDG Strategy Unit, DG Environment, Belgium. Interviewer: Ondrej Kohut, Všb - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic.
  • Professor Dr. Günther Bachmann, General Secretary of the German Council for SD, Germany. Interviewer: Mirjam Weituschat, Zittau University of Applied Sciences.
  • Daiva Matoniene, Vice-Minister of the Environment, Lithuania. Interviewer: Inga Brusokaite, Kaunas University of Technology.
Two of the students Alise Trifane and Iftikhar Syed were interviewed by Magnus Lehman who also produced all the interviews and made them available at the BUP YouTube Channel.

BUP Newsletter no. 49

BUP Newsletter no. 49A new number of the BUP Newsletter is published. In this issue you may read about:
  • Introduction
    by Lars Rydén
  • The BUP 25 Year Celebration
    by Lyudmyla Babak
  • Trauma Management as a Way to Sustainable Development
    by Ekatherina Zhukova
  • Baltic Science Network
    by Zane Šime
  • EUSBSR 2016
    by Cecile Nseya and Linda Strindevall
...and much more. Download you own copy.

Baltic Rim Economies Review 5 - 2016

Baltic Rim Economies Review 5 - 2016In BRE 5/2016, a Special Issue on Corporate Social Responsibility, you may read about:

  • Roel Nieuwenkamp: Responsible business is key for the Baltic Rim Economies
  • Marja Innanen: The Finnish way to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • Helena Kekki: Sustainable Development Goals – a shopping list of a wealthy customer?
  • and much more

The journal is published by Turku School of Economics. Editor-in-Chief: Kari Liuhto.