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.

Investing For Future Generations

European Green Week 2016The European Commission, UNEP Europe and the Austrian Ministry of the Environment will organize the Conference “Sustainable Development Goals for a Green Future: Investing for Future Generations”.
The aim of the event is to foster a dialogue between high ranking policymakers and European Youth representatives about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The event will take place in the Vienna International Centre (VIC) of the UN Headquarters in Vienna, Austria on 3 June 2016. The Conference will focus on exploring political processes, challenges and mechanisms on how young people can get more actively involved in bringing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to life.

BUP Small Research Grant 2016

Baltic University ProgrammeThe Small Research Grant 2016 within the Baltic University Programme is intended to support and promote sustainability research and innovation among students and young scholars from BUP member universities.
The Small Grants Programme intends to strengthen BUP profile as a platform for promoting innovative ideas in environmental research, with a special focus on creative implementations of sustainable development. The grant winners will be invited to present their projects at a BUP conference, as an opportunity to disseminate their ideas and create intra-network cooperation.
Deadline for applications: 4 July 2016.