Baltic Rim Economies Review 6 - 2016

Baltic Rin Economies Review 6 - 2016In BRE 6/2016 pdf you may read about:
  • Jean-Claude Juncker (President of the European Commission): Standing by Ukraine
  • Tarja Halonen (President of Finland 2000–2012): The future we want for the Baltic Sea region
  • Aleksi Randell (Major, City of Turku): Thinking and acting internationally is in the DNA of Turku
  • Guðmundur Árni Stefánsson (Ambassador and Chair of the CBSS Committee of Senior Officials Ministry for Foreign Affairs Iceland): 25 years of cooperation
and much more
The journal is published by Turku School of Economics. Editor-in-Chief: Kari Liuhto.

Environmental Science Semester at Campus Gotland

Visby ringmurUppsala University – Campus Gotland is offering two international and interdisciplinary courses in Environmental science with focus on practical skills for critical sustainability challenges and opportunities. You can choose to take one of these courses or both of them in a block. We recommend that you take them both and spend the whole autumn semester at Campus Gotland.
The courses are:
  • Management and Governance of Ecosystem Services, 15 ECTS
  • Integrated Coastal Zone Planning, 15 ECTS
Last day for application: 15 April 2017.
For further information please see the course information leaflet pdf.

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.
For more information please download:

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.