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CBEES Annual Conference 2019Central and Eastern Europe 1989-2019: Orders and Freedoms7-8 November, 2019The purpose is to commemorate and problematize the 30th anniversary of the year 1989, the fall of the Berlin Wall. The conference will be dedicated to this event and its effects in the aftermath, especially in connection with the end of the Cold War and the Europeanization of the former Second world. Due to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Eastern Bloc, 1989 is often remembered as a time of euphoria and enthusiasm. The former communist states were supposedly “returning to Europe” and moving towards freedom and democracy within the framework of the European Union. However, since then, development has been far from euphoric: it would seem that a combination of Euroscepticism, populism, nationalism and authoritarianism is tearing the region apart. What remains of “1989”, and where do we go from here? What is important to remember and what has been left to oblivion? The aim of this conference is to discuss events, policies and ideas in the shaping of the contemporary European order in the social, political and cultural spheres.

This year’s annual conference will be organized by the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Södertörn University in collaboration with two other leading centers for Eastern European, Russian, and Eurasian studies at Lund and Uppsala universities. It is divided to sections inviting papers on the following topics:

  • Continuity and change of Soviet legacies
  • Post-Soviet and new identities
  • National-conservative Challenges to the European Integration – East Central Europe in focus
  • The Legacy of the anti-Communist opposition in contemporary Eastern and Central Europe
  • Europes in Transformation: Everyday experiences and Aesthetic expressions between Enthusiasm and Disillusionment
  • Beyond the European crises: new visions and practices of solidarity in East Central Europe
  • Memory and Memorialization

Keynote speakers

  • Lavinia Stan

Jules Leger Research Chair and Professor, Department of Political Science, St. Francis Xavier University

  • Judith Pallot

Professor (emeritus) Christ Church and University of Oxford, Director of Research, University of Helsinki, President of BASEES (British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies)

Call for papers and deadline

We hope to attract a wide gamut of approaches to studying the region, and we invite proposals for individual papers and panels as well as proposals of roundtables. The deadline for panel and paper proposals is 15 May, 2019. Paper proposals should include the full title, a brief abstract (250 words) and an indication of the section to which you wish to contribute. Please include with your abstract a short biographical note (academic affiliation and full contact information). Participation in the conference will be free of charge.

Please send your proposal to: confcbees@sh.se

For more details about the conference, please visit: sh.se/cbeesannual2019

Organizing Committee

Ann-Mari Sätre

Barbara Törnqvist-Plewa

Irina Sandomirskaja

Tora Lane

Please spread the information in your networks.

With kind regards,

VÍT KYSILKA  ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES)

+46 (0)8 608 5143

 

SÖDERTÖRN UNIVERSITY | STOCKHOLM
Alfred Nobels Allé 7
141 89 Huddinge
Sweden
sh.se/cbees

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Dear all,Enclosed please find the first Research Notes Letter this year, 2019, from The Baltic University Programme. We hope you find it interesting.If You want to submit your research contribution, please use the Research Notes Form. The Research Notes are collected in the Research Notes Letter which is disseminated to BUP Member Universities and other stakeholders in society.Research Notes_2019-1

Kind regards,

Ulrika Jansson Klintberg

Communications officer

The Baltic University Programme

Uppsala University

Villavägen 16, SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden

Phone: +46 18 471 19 42

www.balticuniv.uu.se

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Dear Teachers,
The Baltic University Programme would like to invite you to take part, as a speaker-teacher, in Students SAIL conference 2019.  This year conference is scheduled on board STS Fryderyk Chopin, from 4th to 16th of August. We will SAIL from Aarhus (Denmark) to Szczecin (Poland).We are looking for motivated and experienced academic teachers/specialists who will work with an international group of 30 students, covering aspects of sustainability. Our aim is to create an academic environment and introduce students to complex issues related to sustainability.For detailed information regarding Student SAIL conference please visit: https://www.balticuniv.uu.se/education/sail/sail-for-teachers/call-for-speakers-teachers-to-the-sail-for-students-2019/The deadline for teachers application is 1st of April 2019.

I am waiting for your application 😊

With best wishes!

Dominika Stygar

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Dear Friends,We are very happy to announce The Baltic University Programme SAIL for Teachers 2019, 26 June – 3 July 2019, From Szczecin, Poland to Aalborg, Denmark.Deadline for applications: 29 March 2019.The SAIL (Sustainability Applied in International Teaching and Learning) for Teachers course 2019 will start on the 26th of June in Szczecin, Poland and end on the 3rd of July in Aalborg, Denmark.About the Course
The SAIL for Teachers is an annual Baltic University Programme course organized by the BUP Centre for Finland at Åbo Akademi University.Please, notice that this is a call for SAIL for Teachers course not SAIL for Students Conference.

The course takes place on board the tall ship STS Fryderyk Chopin. The aim of the course is to gather teachers from BUP member universities who are interested in sustainable development. We also invite teachers from other institutions, in case of available places. The course is based on all participating teachers’ competencies and experiences – we count on your active influence on the content of the course programme and discussions on board.

There are 30 places available on board. Teachers from different countries, cultures, universities, and disciplines will meet and exchange knowledge, share experiences, learn and teach, develop their competencies, work together, operate the ship, and experience their life’s adventure. You will sail far from stress, internet, and telephone connections. This environment cannot fail to inspire and empower!

University teachers with a background in the field of sustainable development are prioritized.  Ph.D. students are also welcome.

From the evaluation from previous SAIL for Teachers courses: – An excellent idea of sharing experience, different points of view, interpretations by teachers of different backgrounds, from different countries, different age. The sea changed the perspective totally and made this meeting really unforgettable. It was unique, unusual, fantastic time and an opportunity for personal development. It never happens during traditional courses or meetings.

Active Teacher Participation
Each participating teacher will be required to submit an abstract to one of the sessions listed below, and participate in onboard group work, oral presentations, and discussions. Further, we will invite one teacher per session to give an invited talk. All other presentations in the sessions will be prepared on board in group work based on the teachers’ expertise and submitted abstract. All teachers should bring necessary materials for onboard presentations including key references to facilitate group work. As soon as we have the final list of participants, we will announce speakers and organization of working groups. During the course, the teachers will be able to exchange up-to-date knowledge on sustainability issues in the Baltic Sea region and work in teams with colleagues from other countries in an international setting. It is expected that the teachers will get a better understanding of the problems and possibilities for sustainable development.

Sessions
The sessions on board will be organised in themes, one session/theme. Preliminary the themes are:

  • Climate Change
  • Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
  • Circular Economy
  • Urban-Rural Development
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Food Production & Consumption
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Sustainable Water Resources

The final themes will be published later.

Who Can Apply?
We are looking for active, open-minded, and motivated teachers who are interested in trying something new – combining a wonderful adventure with unconventional teaching and learning experience. The course is primarily aimed for teachers/researchers from the BUP member universities, but applicants from elsewhere are also welcome. English is the spoken language onboard and fluent English is required.

Please note that previous sailing experience is not necessary and will not give you any priority for the course. Participants will be selected based on their competence and background within the field of Sustainable Development.

Important: Life on-board a Tall Ship
On board, the sailing vessel all teachers will act as a working crew. You will be divided into one of three watches that will be assigned 4 hours of rotating duties (navigation, deck, and kitchen) – around-the-clock! Please keep in mind that in spite of the weather conditions, and in spite of your condition, you should participate in your watch duties. You should also be aware that sailing a Tall ship means pulling lines, climbing masts to set and haul sails in the old-day fashion. Teachers are expected to work together in the watches to fulfill their sailing duties, which in our experience is an excellent tool for team building and to create a dynamic learning environment. Moreover, as a crew member, you must also do other duties on board, in addition to your sailing and teaching duties. This includes cleaning, cooking meals, washing dishes, and maintenance work. The course will be a physical and social challenge and will hopefully develop a strong feeling of cooperation, trust, and friendship. In addition, it will be a practical and intensive way of learning intercultural communication, the marine environment, and of course sustainable development. The practice of teaching and communicating in English is an added value.

Costs
The course is free of charge for teachers from the BUP member universities. The costs of accommodation and food will be covered by the BUP Centre for Finland at Åbo Akademi University. A course fee of 800 Euro per person applies to all other teachers. All teachers must, however, cover all travel costs themselves.

Teachers are encouraged to investigate the possibility at their own universities to get Erasmus+ Staff Training Mobility funding to cover their participation and travel costs.

Applications
For your application, you need to prepare the following:

  • A motivation letter (1 page)
  • A short biography from a teacher/specialist perspective (one page)
  • A description of your planned teaching contribution (interactive workshops, lecture etc.) to the SAIL 2019 course. Innovative ideas on course content, teaching methods, interactive workshops or other activities (social included) on board are welcome (max 1 page)
  • A filled out health statement

Please save all the documents with your name and submit them using the online application form

Do not hesitate to contact me in case you have any further questions.

This information with links to the application is available at http://www.balticuniv.uu.se/education/sail/sail-for-teachers/first-call-sail-for-teachers-2019/

with very best wishes!

Dominika Stygar and Sinikka Suomalainen

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Dominika Stygar, Ph.D.

SAIL coordinator

The Baltic University Programme

Uppsala University

Villavägen 16,

752 36 Uppsala,

Sweden

e-mail: dstygar@gmail.com

M: 0048 696 222 884,

M: 0046 72-520 49 47

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National Baltic Sea Region Forum of Finland The Centrum Balticum Foundation organises the National Baltic Sea Region Forum of Finland in Turku for the 12th time on Monday, the 25th of March, 2019.This year the Forum focuses on the future challenges of the region, the labour mobility and the circular economy.Participation is free of charge.You may find the programme and register at the following website:http://www.centrumbalticum.org/en/bsr_forum_2019Welcome to the Forum,Kari Liuhto

Director, Professor

Centrum Balticum Foundation

Kari Liuhto

Professor, Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland
Director, Pan-European Institute, http://www.utu.fi/pei
Director, Centrum Balticum, http://www.centrumbalticum.org/en

Personal research portal, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kari_Liuhto
Tel. +358-400-88 66 26

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Dear Colleagues,Call for Papers: Universities and Climate Change: Understanding and managing the extreme impacts of climate change, Warsaw, Poland 4th – 5th July 2019
Final deadline for abstracts: 15th March 2019Many universities across the world perform state- of-the art research on matters related to climate change, both in respect of mitigation, and adaptation. Yet, as shown by the latest Conferences of the Parties of the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP 21), there is much room for improvements in the role played by universities in the negotiations and in influencing decision-making on a matter of such a global importance.There are unfortunately relatively few events where a multidisciplinary overview of university-based research efforts and projects on climate change can be show cased, and where researchers from across the spectrum of the natural and social sciences have had the opportunity to come together to discuss research methods, the results of empirical research or exchange ideas about on-going and future research initiatives focusing on climate change mitigation and adaptation.It is against this background that the 3rd Symposium “Universities and Climate Change” is being organised  by  University of Warsaw, and HAW Hamburg, Germany, under the auspices of the  International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIRP) https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/iccirp/, and in cooperation with the Baltic University Programme.It will involve researchers in the field of climate change in the widest sense, not only from traditional climate science, but also from the fields of environment, human geography, business and economics, arts, administration and media studies.  As usual, a peer-reviewed book will be produced with the presented papers, to be published as part of the Climate Change Series
https://www.springer.com/series/8740, the world´s leading peer-
reviewed book series on climate change adaptation. Publications at the Series have over the years officially counted for promotion/tenure purposes.The Symposium will focus on the role of climate change research and projects in fostering climate action,
and will contribute to the further development of this fast-growing field. Further details are available
at: https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/events/warsaw2019.htmlA list of events organised by ICCIRP round the world can be seen at:  https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/iccirp/events.html

Events: FTZ-NK: HAW Hamburg

25th -26th February 2019: Symposium “Climate Change and Natural Hazards: coping with and managing hazards in the context of a changing climate”, University of Padova, Italy

www.haw-hamburg.de

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Dear Baltic Colleagues,European School of Sustainability Science and Research- Invitation to “Associate Members”The European School of Sustainability Science and Research (ESSSR) https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/essr.html was launched on 1st October 2018. Consistent with the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the many requirements to be fulfilled so as to allow its implementation, the aims of ESSR are as follows:

  1. to provide a platform for universities to discuss the contribution of Sustainability Science and Research towards the implementation of the SDGs;
  2. to mobilise universities working with sustainable development, to gather, deliberate and implement joint initiatives, especially online courses, research projects and specialist publications, which show how Sustainability Science and Research can help to achieve the SDGs;
  3. to contribute to the education of next generation of sustainability scientists, by means of online courses and joint PhD programmes on sustainability scienceA further aim of ESSSR is to link European sustainability researchers with their counterparts in other parts of the world (north-south and south-south cooperation on sustainable development). ESSSR
    strengthens interdisciplinary research on sustainability issues, and also paves the way for post-doctoral positions and fellowships across its members.The founding members are:
    * HAW Hamburg, Germany (Coordination office)
    * University of Malta
    * University of Uppsala, Sweden (also Secretariat of the Baltic University Programme)
    * University of Coimbra, Portugal
    * University Aberta, Portugal
    * Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
    * Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
    * Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)
    * University of Florence, Italy
    * Lodz University of Technology, Poland
    * University of Latvia (Latvia)We are now seeking expressions of interest from European universities, who may be interested to join ESSSR as “Associate Members”. This means that they may take part in the activities led by ESSSR, and benefit from the works performed by the School.Expressions of interest, initially consisting of a note introducing the organisation and stating their motivation to join ESSSR, should be sent to the coordination team in Hamburg. The contact details are:Franziska Wolf

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Life Sciences
Reseach and Transfer Centre „Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management“
Ulmenliet 20
D-21033 Hamburg
Germany
E-mail: ESSSR@ls.haw-hamburg.de

The sustainability events run by HAW Hamburg round the world can be seen at: https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/iusdrp/current-events.html, the publications can be seen at: https://www.springer.com/series/13384

Rgds,
Walter Leal

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Dear Colleagues,New Paper Published: “The integration of social responsibility and sustainability in practice: Exploring attitudes and practices in Higher Education Institutions”A team part of the European School of Sustainability Science and Research
https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/esssr.html
and Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP)
https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/iusdrp.html
just released the outputs of a multi-country study, which explored how social responsibility
and sustainability are being integrated in Higher Education Institutions.
The paper, titled “The integration of social responsibility and sustainability
in practice: Exploring attitudes and practices in Higher Education Institutions”,
has just been published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. It can be
downloaded for a limited number of days at:
https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1YcIx3QCo9Uq51The authors´ teams at both ESSSR and IUSDRP pursue a busy research agenda,
and undertake many studies on matters related to sustainable development,
leading to dozen of  papers being published in high calibre journals
each year.  They also organise various events, attended by hundreds
of experts, the current ones being listed here:
https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/iusdrp/current-events.htmlColleagues interested to take part in the various research projects
performed by ESSSR and IUSDRP, and who may wish to take
advantage of the many opportunities scientific publishing offers to
fostering the cause of sustainability research -and to
their career development-, should contact the ESSSR Team to explore the
possibilities of cooperation: esssr@ls.haw-hamburg.de.Baltic Universities interested to join ESSSR are also welcome to contact us.Rgds,The ESSSR  Team
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Dear Baltic University Programme members,We at the Baltic University Programme’s coordinating secretariat together with Euroakadeemia, can proudly present that our annual students’ conference is now open for students to apply!This year’s conference will be held in Estonia and as always it is free of charge for students from our member universities. The conference goes under the topic of “Sustainable consumption and Circular Economy” and will be hosted in Aegviidu, Tallinn region between the 25th to 28th of April. We have invited a range of speakers from Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Sweden, representing both academia, civil society and governmental organizations.Now we need your help to spread the word to your students and encourage them to apply before the deadline 3rd of March (deadline for German universities are extended to the 8th of March, due to an ongoing semester break).We look forward to read your students applications!Below are more information a that can be distributed at your universities.BUP student conf 2019 poster finalConference info:Website: https://www.balticuniv.uu.se/education/student-conference/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Baltic-University-Programme-146582272072325/If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me!Best regards,Pontus Ambros

Project Assistant,

Baltic University Programme’s secretariat, Uppsala University

Tel. +46 (0)18 471 1786

https://www.balticuniv.uu.se/

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Dear BUP Colleagues,my name is Elena Gulevich, I am BUP coordinator at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (Belarus).With this letter we’d like to share the activities at our (BUP member) University  which will be held this year.
Please, find enclosed the information on our Summer Schools and Conferences.
Summer schools 2019 1 eng
Conferences – 2019
For more information do not hesitate to contact me.Best regards,
Elena Gulevich,
BUP Coordinator
YKSUG
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Dear Colleagues,Kaliningrad State Technical University would kindly invite you to take part in the applied science conference on the integrated ocean management.The Conference commemorates  the International Baltic Sea Day celebration and will be held on the  22nd of  March 2019.The place of the event is Kaliningrad, Baranova str. 43 (Kaliningrad State Technical University).The event organizers are Kaliningrad State Technical University (as a part of the Baltic University Programme) and Barents-Baltic Nature and People (BBNP) Programme.The conference programme includes scientific discussion on the integrated ocean governance and maritime spatial planning (MSP) as a tool for it and interactive MSP Business Game “If I were a Decision-Maker”.  The game has an educational character and its main goal is to raise public awareness on sustainable ocean management and to form maritime spatial planning skills.Representatives of the regional authorities, municipalities, NGOs, academic institutions, representatives of business are invited to take part in the event.Participation is free of charge. The programme is attached, please use the link https://goo.gl/forms/ZQ4377MrWT9encrZ2for registration.the International Baltic Sea Day celebration
Best regards,
Pavel Kovalishin
International Relations Department
Baltic Fishing Fleet State Academy
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Dear all,We are now welcoming applicants to The Baltic University Programme’s annual student conference and students’ parliament 2019. The topic is “Sustainable consumption and circular economy”. This year, we offer a range of expert speakers, workshops, seminars, cultural events and networking possibilities, all packed in an intensive four-day-conference in the Estonian countryside. We aim to actively support students in taking their knowledge from our conference further, translating it into action.This year presents an unique possibility to take that action further than ever before, by making your voices heard at the 10th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Bring your ideas and organize with us!Should You like any further info on the conference and to send Your application, simply follow the link: https://www.balticuniv.uu.se/education/student-conference/—Kind Regards,Ulrika Jansson KlintbergCommunicating officerThe Baltic University ProgrammeUppsala UniversityVillavägen 16, 752 36 Uppsala, SwedenPhone: +46 18 471 19 42www.balticuniv.uu.seSINCE 1477 – THE FIRST UNIVERSITY IN SWEDEN
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International Conference
Fast Growning Trees and Plants Growing for Energy Purposes
Theory and good practices of growing and energy use of biomass
4 – 5 September 2019
Nitra, SlovakiaThe aim of the international conference is to present a comprehensive view on the importance of biomass for its sustainable energy use. Results obtained from the studying functional processes that are responsible for the production potential of energy trees and plants under specific agro-environmental conditions will be presented. Another objective is to point to “good practice” experiences of growing and environmental impact of energy crops.Innovative EU strategies related to the circular economy in terms of applied bioenergy research focused, in particular, on the latest trends in biochemical and thermochemical conversion of biomass to biofuels with higher energy density will be also discussed.At the end of the conference, the participants will be able to take part in an excursion to the experimental plantation of fast-growing trees and plants in Kolíňany, biogas station and a laboratory for biomass gasification.The Conference is intended for university educators, researchers, practitioners, PhD. students and the scientific public.For further information see the 1st Announcement in the attachment or visit the BUP web site:
http://www.balticuniv.uu.se/bup-network-news/2019/conference-on-fast-growing-trees/conference-fast-growing-trees-nitra-2019
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Dear Colleagues,This is the reminder that the application deadline for obtaining a grant to participate in the Hydrological workshop described below  is the 31 of January- please read attached document.The 2nd  International Tatra Hydrological Workshop on Sustainable water resources management in high mountains in the Baltic Sea Region will be hold at the Tatra National Park on 10-13 June 2019.Participation in the workshop gives an opportunity to get 3 ECTS and diploma signed by three partners: the Director of the Baltic University Programme, the Rector of the Jagiellonian University, and the Director of the Tatra National Park.You can find more information at the workshop website and attached fileFirst announcement Hydrological Workshop Sustainable Water REsource managementhttp://geo.uj.edu.pl/konferencja/tatra2019/In case of further questions, please contact Joanna Pociask-Karteczka (joanna.pociask-karteczka@uj.edu.pl, Jagiellonian University) or Lyudmyla Babak (lyudmyla.babak@balticuniv.uu.se, the Baltic University Programme).We look forward to welcoming you in Kraków – Zakopane.2nd International Tatra Hydrological Workshop organization team 
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Dear colleagues around the Baltic Sea,Kindly share our call for abstracts (deadline 15 Feb) within your networks! Wishing you relaxing holidays,Meri LöyttyniemiNSCN chair, Aalto Sustainability Hub, Finlandwww.aalto.fi/sustainability SAVE THE DATE: Making and taking use of sustainability science HELSUSWe welcome you to participate in two days full of program on key questions on sustainability on 9-10 May 2019 at the Sustainability Science Days. The thematic focus of the event is on sustainable production and consumption, which is the Sustainable Development Goal # 12 (SDG) where Finland’s performance, according to the SDG indicators, needs to be considerably improved. During the two-day event, this challenge will be approached via researcher-meets-practice dialogues and popular discussion events. Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS) and Aalto Sustainability Hub (ASH) organize the conference jointly.Full Program and updates www.sustainabilitysciencedays.fiProgram overview

Thursday, May 9, 2019 Friday, May 10, 2019
Morning Making and taking use of sustainability science

Aalto University, Bachelor center, Otakaari 1, Espoo

Opening of the event

Academic director of Aalto Sustainability Hub professor Minna Halme

Director of Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science, professor Anne Toppinen

 

Parallel session with streams on transitioning towards a carbon-free society, looking at policies, values and behavioral change towards sustainability as well as both food and forest & wood systems. The sessions (5) display a variety of perspective on the topics (see below for more)

8.30 – 12.00

Sustainability in university strategies – Towards a new era

University of Helsinki, City center campus, Language centre, Fabianinkatu 26

The aim of this session is to take a holistic approach to universities´ strategies, explore financial and other steering mechanisms and management systems to support the transition towards more sustainable and impactful operations.

Parallel session:

Doctoral student meet-up

Afternoon Opening: Ossi Naukkarinen, Vice President of Research, Aalto University

 

Keynote speakers

Prof. Derk Loorbach, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Prof. Erika Kramer-Mbula, University of Johannesburg

Parallel sessions (5)

Compensating climate emissions of air travel: Buying a clear conscience or necessary steps towards carbon neutrality? The event is in Finnish

ThinkCorner (Yliopistonkatu 4)

(see more below)

 

Evening Making use of sustainability science in the European Parliament?

Think Corner, Yliopistonkatu 4

A dialogue on sustainability with candidates for the European Parliament´s elections and Aalto and UH students (see more below)

Meeting of Sustainable Development forum of Finnish Universities  (City centre campus, Language centre, Fabianinkatu 26)

Save the date now!

  •  The Call for Abstract opens in early January 2019
  • Registration will be opened in March 2019

 More info on the program:

 Thursday, May 9, 2019 8.30  18.00 Making and taking use of sustainability science

On May 9, day 1 of the Sustainability Science Days takes place at Aalto University, Otaniemi Campus with a day full of presentations from recent research in dialogue with practitioners. In the morning, professor Minna Halme (Aalto Sustainability Hub) and professor Anne Toppinen (Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science) will address the conference theme Making and taking use of sustainability science. Our keynote speakers Prof. Derk Loorbach, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Prof. Erika Kramer-Mbula, University of Johannesburg will give new perspectives later in mid-day on sustainable production and consumption, SDG # 12.

Ten scientific sessions will display recent research in five parallel sets in the morning and afternoon. The sessions display a variety of perspective on the topics:

  • Energy humanities

In what ways do we distinguish how energy and energy-related issues shape values, beliefs and priorities and are considered, estimated, accepted and represented in the contemporary energy-dependent society?

  • Understanding, challenging and changing energy practices
    How to intervene with energy practices and the system within which they occur, to learn from adoption and appropriation of novel technologies, and to understand the interlinked processes of production and consumption?
  • Transitions towards a low-carbon society – future considerations
    We call for contributions that tackle transitions towards a low-carbon society, especially examining ongoing transitions and their futures. We welcome a multiplicity of perspectives, sectors and levels, including but not limited to the systems view, policy perspectives, governance approach, sectoral variety, actor analysis, experimentation etc.
  • Innovations in Sustainable Food Systems

Sustainability innovations in different parts of the supply chain of food – covering primary production, processing, packaging, retail, distribution, catering, consumption and waste management

  • Values, Social Sustainability and Social Responsibility: Core at Sustainable Food Systems of the Future?

How can we re-think relationships in food systems and thus agri-food value chains, by engaging in a transdisciplinary debate about human values connecting society with organizations and their choices?

  • Sustainability transformations in the large-scale tree plantation sector

An interactive session, with presentations and miniworkshops, engages scientists, industry, NGOs, and other stakeholders to discuss and co-create innovative practices that facilitates sustainability transformations in the large-scale tree plantation sector.

  • Sustainability Science as a Science of Design

Theoretical and conceptual discussions and/or case studies that compare, contrast, contribute to and complement sustainability science and design.

  • Degrowth and postgrowth

Explicit questioning of the predominant growth hegemony, and outlining ways to reach degrowth and postgrowth societies and examine what kind of ideas, practices, and structures could support this societal transformation of great magnitude.

  • Evidence based policy or Policy based evidence

Whose science – and sustainability – matters, and who determines which questions (and problems) are on the sustainability agenda?  Exploring the role of scientists and research evidence in societal/political decision-making.

  • Big data methods: what is the contribution to Sustainability Science?

What is the validity, meaning, policy relevance and governance consequences of big data methods in sustainability science and what are the boundaries of application of these methods, and their limitations?

The sessions are convened by pairs of scientific leaders, with one from Aalto University, and one from the University of Helsinki with a commentator from practice, inviting us to a dialogue on making and taking use of sustainability science.

Full descriptions of sessions and the Call for Abstract to present at the sessions will be announced early January 2019.

 Thursday, May 9, 18:45 – 20.45, Making use of sustainability science in the European Parliament?

Think Corner stage, Yliopistonkatu 4

In this session, candidates for the European Parliament´s elections will be challenged by Aalto and UH students with burning urgency to see change happening. How is scientific knowledge taken into use within political spheres? How can we facilitate the dialogue between different sectors of the society? Considering the poor performance of European countries in regard to SDG # 12, how will the next EP speed up the transition towards more sustainable patterns of consumption?

Friday May 10, 2019 starts at 8.30 at University of Helsinki, City center campus, Fabianinkatu 26

9.00 – 12.00 Sustainability in university strategies – Towards a new era

Focus of the session is on strengthening universities’ role as drivers of sustainability. In addition to addresses by the Rector’s of the respective Finnish Universities, in the session, UN´s Sustainable Development Goals will be further explored by Times Higher Education (THE) explaining their recently launched THE Impact, a ranking measuring universities delivering SDGs. In addition, examples from forerunner universities in Sweden/UK will further spark the discussion on universities’ responsibility to take action.

Doctoral students meet-up Friday, May 10, morning

Helsinki University, city campus (TBC)

In this session we focus on building bridges between doctoral students from Aalto University and University of Helsinki as well as provide opportunity for extra-academic dialogue on the research topics.

After lunch (own cost), the Sustainability Science Days continues with a discussion event on compensation of flight travels in Finnish.

Friday, May 10, 13:00 – 16.00 Compensating climate emissions of air travel: Buying a clear conscience or necessary steps towards carbon neutrality? The event is in Finnish

ThinkCorner (Yliopistonkatu 4)

In the event air travel, its negative environmental impacts and especially schemes for compensation of air travel related climate emissions are explored. Besides the panel discussion with experts and stakeholders of air traffic, the audience will have an opportunity to participate in the debate about the ethics, economics and ecological impacts of climate emission compensations.

Friday, May 10, 16.00 – 17.30 Meeting of Sustainable Development forum of Finnish Universities  (City centre campus, Language centre, Fabianinkatu 26)

Finnish SD-forum in higher education (“Yliopistojen Keke-foorumi”) connects Finnish universities´ sustainability managers and persons responsible for advancing sustainable development in higher education. The meeting is open to stakeholder representatives and staff and faculty members of Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences interested in SD.
bup.fi/index.php/keke-foorum/about-keke-forum

All events are open and free of charge.

More information: sustainabilitysciencedays.fi

You are warmly welcome to attend our conference in Aalto and University of Helsinki in Finland!

Wishing you a happy and more sustainable year 2019!

Contact:

Making and Taking sustainability – conference and

Doctoral meet up

Annukka Jyrämä, Docent, PhD, Senior advisor

Aalto Sustainability Hub

+ 358 50 3732238, annukka.jyrama@aalto.fi

aalto.fi/sustainability

Paula SchönachAdjunct Professor, PhD, research coordinator

Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science, HELSUS

+358 2941 57827, paula.schonach@helsinki.fi

helsinki.fi/helsus

 

 

 

Other sessions

 

Meri Löyttyniemi, Senior advisor for sustainability

Aalto Sustainability Hub

+358 50 313 7549, meri.loyttyniemi@aalto.fi

aalto.fi/sustainability

 

 

 
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Dear all,What do you want Baltic Sea Region to be in 2050? How will we live, work and move around in the future? If you are eager to search answers to these questions, you should apply to Baltic Sea Region Young Planners` Contest Liveable Places and Spaces of Tomorrow!VASAB (Vision and Strategies around the Baltic Sea) has initiated the Young Planners’ Contest Liveable Places and Spaces of Tomorrow to bring together young professionals and give them a chance to create a network of next generation planners and provide them with a chance to express their expectations and perspective of the future of the Baltic Sea Area. Therefore, young professionals and students are invited to apply for the contest and join the 4-day International Summer Camp in Poznan, Poland, the 26th to the 29th of August 2019.More details on the Contest and how to apply can be found under https://vasab.org/ypc/ . Applications will be accepted till 17th January 2019.Feel free to share this information with relevant organizations and potential participants!If you have any further questions or would like to receive more information about the Contest, don`t hesitate to contact me! More promotion materials are available if you are interested.Best regards,Liene StikaneSpatial Planner, Coordinator of Young Planners` ContestVASAB SecretariatAlberta str.10, Riga, LV-1010, LatviaMobile: +371 26441064Email: liene.stikane@vasab.org
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Dear all,What do you want Baltic Sea Region to be in 2050? How will we live, work and move around in the future? If you are eager to search answers to these questions, you should apply to Baltic Sea Region Young Planners` Contest Liveable Places and Spaces of Tomorrow!VASAB (Vision and Strategies around the Baltic Sea) has initiated the Young Planners’ Contest Liveable Places and Spaces of Tomorrow to bring together young professionals and give them a chance to create a network of next generation planners and provide them with a chance to express their expectations and perspective of the future of the Baltic Sea Area. Therefore, young professionals and students are invited to apply for the contest and join the 4-day International Summer Camp in Poznan, Poland, the 26th to the 29th of August 2019.More details on the Contest and how to apply can be found under https://vasab.org/ypc/ . Applications will be accepted till 17th January 2019.Feel free to share this information with relevant organizations and potential participants!If you have any further questions or would like to receive more information about the Contest, don`t hesitate to contact me! More promotion materials are available if you are interested.Best regards,Liene StikaneSpatial Planner, Coordinator of Young Planners` ContestVASAB SecretariatAlberta str.10, Riga, LV-1010, LatviaMobile: +371 26441064Email: liene.stikane@vasab.org
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Dear all,Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) at Södertörn University, BUP National Centre, is currently offering following vacant academical positions:

Two new research associates (“forskningsledare”) will have as a task to work towards further strengthening the University’s research on the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. Click on the heading to get more information about this position and application.

Postdoctoral scholar

The postdoctoral positions (three) include research and the development of research activities within the framework of CBEES’ profile areas. This may entail organising conferences and seminars, creating and maintaining networks, applying for research funding, and presenting one’s own research in various forms and at a variety of venues, both national and international. Click on the heading to get more information about this position and application.

Application deadline for both: 7 January 2019

Welcome with your application!

With kind regards,

VÍT KYSILKA | ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES)

+46 (0)8 608 5143

 

SÖDERTÖRN UNIVERSITY | STOCKHOLM
Alfred Nobels Allé 7
141 89 Huddinge
Sweden
sh.se/cbees

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Dear Coleagues,Reference: Call for Research Projects on Microplastics in the Marine Environment
There is an open call to study the sources, distribution and impact of microplastics in the marine environment.
The Governments of the following countries have agreed to work together and fund projects in this area: Estonia | Ministry of the Environment of the Estonian Republic, MoEEstonia &
Estonian Research Council, ETAgz Germany | Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF
Norway | Research Council of Norway, RCN Sweden | Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning, FORMASUnfortunately, other countries are not eligible. Scientists from the above countries who have a proven expertise and experience on studies on the impacts of microplastics in the marine environment, should contact the Team in Hamburg at: iusdrp@ls.haw-hamburg.de. Further details will then be discussed and agreed. Proposals need to be submitted by 28th February 2019.
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Dear colleagues,We are proudly announcing the two upcoming editions of International Conference on Social Sciences:

  1. ICSS XVII – Murcia, 8-9 March 2019 (Registration and details at: https://euser.org/icss17)
  2. ICSS XVIII – Lisbon, 17-18 May 2019 (Registration and details at: https://euser.org/icss18)

You are now welcome to participate with your abstract, full paper and poster presentation as in-person or virtual forms.

The conferences will have 5 sessions in the fields of Social, Educational, Language, Economics and Multidisciplinary Sciences.

The accepted papers will be published in the proceedings book with ISBN and in one of the 12 scientific, indexed journals.

You can register with your abstract from now. We will publish the abstract and full paper proceedings books with ISBN as well as the scientific journals before the conference dates.

However, sending a full paper is not obligatory as you can make a presentation based on your abstract or poster.

The fee starts from €190 and it varies depending on your preferences such as participation type, journal publishing etc.

You will receive an acceptance letter with an invoice within 5 days after submission based on your abstract.

You will receive the receipt and an invitation letter upon the payment.

The committee makes sure to accept your optional full paper within the given time period.

An earlier payment will be helpful for you to make an efficient travel planning.

Looking forward to meeting you at the ICSS International platform.

 

Best Regards

Mihaela Ioana,

on behalf of

EUSER – ICSS

Organizing Committee

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Dear BUP colleagues,There are 2 weeks left before the application deadline for EduBUP project – 10 of December!EduBUP”Re-thinking of pedagogy for implementing education for sustainable development in the Baltic University Programme countries.Content and learning process is designed and implemented by SWEDESD, the project is coordinated and administrated by the Baltic University Programme at Uppsala University, with financial support from the Swedish Institute.”Dear BUP colleagues,We would like to invite you to participate in the EduBUP project which is aimed to address university teachers in the Baltic University Programme countries and focused on the personal devlopment of each specific teacher, as well as transformations at university level (on implementing Education for Sustainable Developmetn (ESD) by changing the curriculum and teaching and learning methods). The project will illustrate pedagogical principles and processes that need to be integrated in teaching and learning to achieve ESD learning principles.The SWEDESD Change project Approach will be used for the EduBUP project. The approach consists of several phases: Preparatory Phase in which participants develop a pre-course assignment which highlights what needs to be changed; The First Regional Workshop (Workshop 1) during which the project groups and projects titles are defined; Intermediate Consolidation Phase when participants work on the projects at their respective universities; and The Second Regional Workshop (Workshop 2) when the reports on the project progress are to be presented and peer reviewed.Participants will need to allocate certain time for taking part in two workshops and working with the projects. We estimate that full participation in the course would be equal to 10 working days including workshops 1 and 2. After successful participation in the whole course the certificate confirming participating in 10-day course will be awarded.Project phases and timeline are the following:

  • Preparatory Phase December 2018- January 2019 – preparation of the pre-course assignment
  • The First Regional Workshop (Workshop 1),28-30 January, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Intermediate Consolidation PhaseFebruary-August 2019 Participants working at their respective universities
  • The Second Regional Workshop (Workshop 2), place and date (preliminary September 2019) to be decided

Application process:

Application is open to a team of 2 or more persons from the same insitution/ faculty/ etc, not for the individuals because it is important to work in collaboration in order to implement changes. Gaining skills of team building, groups dynamics, improvement skills for cooperation and communication will be added values of participation. The First Regional Workshop (Workshop 1) will be held on  28-30 January in Tallinn, Estonia

Good knowledge of English is a requirement.

Deadline: 10 December 2018. The application should be sent to : lyudmyla.babak@balticuniv.uu.se (application form is attached).

Costs: The  participation in the course is free of charge for participants from BUP member universites. BUP covers the costs at place  during 2 workshops (full borad and lodging).

Applicants from non-member universities can ask for condition for participation while applying.

All participants are supposed to cover their own travel costs to the place of the workshops, the first one is Tallinn, Estonia.

Edu BUP information

Application form Edu BUP

Kind regards,

Lyudmyla Babak, MA

Project Coordinator

Baltic University Programme

Uppsala University

Villavägen 16, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden

Phone: + 46 (0) 18 471 1840

Mobile: +46 (0) 720050907

e-mail: lyudmyla.babak@balticuniv.uu.se

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Dear Colleagues,Call for Papers: Universities and Climate Change: Understanding and managing the extreme impacts of climate change, Warsaw, Poland 4th – 5th July 2019.
Deadline for abstracts: 20th December 2018.Many universities across the world perform state- of-the art research on matters related to climate change, both in respect of mitigation, and adaptation. Yet, as shown by the latest Conferences of the Parties of the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP 21), there is much room for improvements in the role played by universities in the negotiations and in influencing decision-making on a matter of such a global importance.There are unfortunately relatively few events where a multidisciplinary overview of university-based research efforts and projects on climate change can be show cased, and where researchers from across the spectrum of the natural and social sciences have had the opportunity to come together to discuss research methods, the results of empirical research or exchange ideas about on-going and future research initiatives focusing on climate change mitigation and adaptation.It is against this background that the 3rd Symposium “Universities and Climate Change” is being organised  by  University of Warsaw, and HAW Hamburg, Germany, under the auspices of the  International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIRP) https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/iccirp/, and in cooperation with the Baltic University Programme.It will involve researchers in the field of climate change in the widest sense, not only from traditional climate science, but also from the fields of environment, human geography, business and economics, arts, administration and media studies.  As usual, a peer-reviewed book will be produced with the presented papers, to be published as part of the Climate Change Series
https://www.springer.com/series/8740, the world´s leading peer-
reviewed book series on climate change adaptation. Publications at the Series have over the years officially counted for promotion/tenure purposes.The Symposium will focus on the role of climate change research and projects in fostering climate action,
and will contribute to the further development of this fast-growing field. Further details are available
at: https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/events/warsaw2019.htmlRegards,The BUPraP Teamhttps://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/buprap.html
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Dear Colleagues,Reference: Invitation to take part on a survey on energy efficiency and renewable energy use at Higher Education Institutions.An international expert team, part of the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP):https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-als/programmes/iusdrp.htmland the Baltic Research and Publications Office (BUPrAP) https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/buprap.html is carrying out an international study on energy efficiency and renewable energy use at Higher Education Institutions.We invite interested colleagues to take part in this study by following this survey link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2NteMME8rjifcQ0_vXBSlvzOsKUVko_Kwczh2htZj8SwN7g/viewform?usp=sf_linkThe study and its results will be published in a major journal. Those colleagues taking part in the survey and who wish to receive the journal paper with the results, should let Ms Amanda Lange Salvia(Amanda.LangeSalvia@haw-hamburg.de) know. We will send you the paper on completion of the study. Thank you very much.Regards,The BURaP Team
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Dear Baltic Coleagues,The Baltic Research and Publications Office (BUPRaP) and the European School of
Sustainability Science and Research https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/essr.html want to announce an  opportunity for German and Russian universities, to apply for a grant specifically for Russian-German cooperation on matters related tosustainable development and environmental protection. The deadline is 30th November 2018.
The  German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) want to fund
project proposals for the funding period 2020–2022 for teams of both countries.The BUPRaP team wishes to invite Russian universities, who already have a clear project concept  on issues related to sustainability and environmental protection in mind, to contact us to discuss
a possible collaboration. Because the time is so short, only Russian research teams with excellent English language skills and a clear concept (not abstracts ideas) should engage.
Please contact the ESSSR  team if you feel this could be of interest:
esssr@ls.haw-hamburg.de.
Rgds,
W Leal
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Dear Colleagues,
Invitations of Expressions of Interest to host the “Symposium on Climate Change and Polar Regions”, December 2019.
The International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIRP)
https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/iccirp/
created in 2008, is a world leader on information, education and training on matters related to climate change. ICCIP organises Symposia and training sessions on climate change round the world, and the planne events can be seen here: https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/iccip/events.html.
Thousands of scientists working on matters related to climate change, from across the spectrum of natural and social sciences, attend ICCIRP events each year.
ICCIRP is currently planning the “Symposium on Climate Change and Polar Regions”
to be held in December 2019. As the title implies, the event will look at the challenges
which climate change poses to polar regions-  which are extremely vulnerable to projected
climate change and its impacts-,  it will introduce current research initiatives and projects, as well as document and disseminate best practice in respect of the role of mitigation and adaptation measures. As usual to ICCIRP events, the knowledge and know-how gathered and exchanged during the Symposium will be  published in a peer-reviewed publication, namely the book “Climate Change and Polar Regions: integrating mitigation and adaptation strategies”, to be published as part of the award-winning Climate Change Management Series https://www.springer.com/series/8740We are now looking for a suitably qualified  organisation,  to host the event.  Interested organisations should contact the ICCIRP Team at: ICCIRP-ClimateChangeManagement@haw-hamburg.de
to obtain further particulars, and to discuss the details.The ICCIRP Team and the Baltic Research and Publications Office (BUPRaP)
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Dear Baltic Colleagues,Reference: Possible  Research Opportunity: EIT Climate-KIC – open call for proposals,European Institute of Innovation and Technology, EU,Closing Date: 30 Apr 19Please see below an interesting opportunity from EIT Climate-KIC. The closing date is 30th April 2019, so there is time produce a concept on one of the issues listed below if we want. HAW Hamburg is due to many other projects unable to take the lead here, but if any partner is able to initiated and lead a Consortium I can provide inputs and advice.The total budget of the Call is €20 million. Grants are worth between€30,000 and €1m over between 12 months and three years, so this is an attractive proposition. Please note that, according to the regulations, only these Baltic countries are eligible to apply:* Germany,  Denmark,   Estonia,   Finland,   Latvia,  Norway, Poland, SwedenRgds,Walter LealBaltic Research and Publications Office (BUPRaP) https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/buprap.html—————–The European Institute of Innovation and Technology, through Climate-KIC, invites proposals for its open call. This supports initiatives with a clear pathway to positive climate impact, consistent with the Paris Agreement targets and EIT Climate-KIC’s following climate innovation impact goals:

  • promote retrofit and decentralised energy;
  • create green and resilient cities;
  • accelerate clean urban mobility;
  • make agriculture climate-smart;
  • transform food systems;
  • nurture forests in integrated landscapes;
  • recast materials production;
  • reduce industry emissions;
  • reboot regional economies;
  • mainstream climate in financial markets;
  • democratise climate risk information;
  • foster bankable green assets in cities.

Grants support early stage innovations through pathfinder projects, which support partner consortia in exploring and confirming an innovation that has potential to generate significant impact, and partner accelerator projects, which aim to validate the scaling model behind an innovation proposition. Later stage innovations are supported through demonstrator projects, which aim to demonstrate or prove that viable innovations have been created; through scaler-projects, which support tried and tested innovation in growing to achieve greater overall climate mitigation and adaptation impact. The cross-European innovation ecosystems programme helps build connections between cities, regions and networks on a cross-European basis, and focuses on building the capacity for genuinely transformative innovation at a systems level.

The Regional Innovation Scheme aims to meet the impact goals through projects within energy transition, adaptation, circular economy and access to finance. The online education programme aims to co-create innovative education modules together with partner organisations and to curate knowledge to develop human capital for climate innovation.

Professional education programmes intend to provide professionals with inspiring and empowering training that support them to tackle challenges arising through climate change.

KIC partner organisations who have acceded to the framework partnership agreement with EIT may apply. Organisations that have not applied for or received partnership status yet, are encouraged to apply.

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Dear Colleagues,
Reference: New Publications on Climate Change CommunicationOne of the major needs seen in respect of addressing the various challenges climate change poses to countries, people and ecosystems, is the need for better information, communication and in some cases training, on matters related to climate change. Consistent with the urgency to address this problem, the International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIRP)
https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/iccirp/  has coordinated the inputs by a team of over 100 specialists, who have joined efforts to produce two ground-breaking publications, namely:
1. The Handbook of Climate Change Communication, the most comprehensive work produced to date on the topic, structured around 3 volumes:Volume 1- Theory of Climate Change Communication
https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319698373
Volume 2- Practice of Climate Change Communication
https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319700656
Volume 3- Case Studies in Climate Change Communication
https://www.springerprofessional.de/en/handbook-of-climate-change-communication-vol-3/153515962. Addressing the Challenges in Communicating Climate Change Across Various Audiences, which
describes research on and applications of climate change communication in a comprehensive
way, with highly international coverage:
https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319982939It is hoped that these publications, published as part of the Climate Change Management Series
https://www.springer.com/series/8740
may help to better communicate what climate change is, and the means via which the different stakeholders may be  involved in the process (e.g. climate scientists, researchers, policy-makers, aid development agencies, NGOs, education specialists, students). It is also hoped that they may inspire further works in this central area.The Calls for Papers for the events run by ICCIRP can be seen at: https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/iccirp/events.htmlThe ICCIP Team
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It is against this background that the 3rd Symposium “Universities and Climate Change” is being organised  by  University of Warsaw, and HAW Hamburg, Germany, under the auspices of the  International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIRP), and in cooperation with the Baltic University Programme.It will involve researchers in the field of climate change in the widest sense, not only from traditional climate science, but also from the fields of environment, human geography, business and economics, arts, administration and media studies.The Symposium will focus on the role of climate change research and projects in fostering climate action, and will contribute to the further development of this fast-growing field. Further details are availableat: https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/events/warsaw2019.htmlRegards,The BUPRaP Team
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Dear Colleagues,
Reference: Invitation to take part on a survey on energy efficiency and renewable energy use at Higher Education Institutions An international expert team, part of the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP):https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-als/programmes/iusdrp.htmland the Baltic Research and Publications Office (BUPrAP)https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/buprap.htmlis carrying out an international study on energy efficiency and renewable energy use at Higher Education Institutions.We invite interested colleagues to take part in this study by following this survey link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2NteMME8rjifcQ0_vXBSlvzOsKUVko_Kwczh2htZj8SwN7g/viewform?usp=sf_linkThe study and its results will be published in a major journal. Those colleagues taking part in the survey and who wish to receive the journal paper with the results, should let Ms Amanda Lange Salvia(Amanda.LangeSalvia@haw-hamburg.de) know. We will send you the paper on completion of the study. Thank you very much.Regards,The IUSDRP Team
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Call for Papers: “Symposium on Sustainability Reporting in Higher Education”, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 14th-15th March 2019
The implementation of the theory and practice of sustainable development at higher education institutions (HEIs) has been quite intense over the past two decades. Whereas in the early 1990s only a handful of HEIs had systematic initiatives in respect of sustainability, the current figures are quite high: more and more universities are realising the many benefits sustainability brings about, and are becoming increasingly engaged.
The “Symposium on Sustainability Reporting in Higher Education”, to be held at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 14th-15th March 2019, under the theme “The role of sustainability reporting in documenting, measuring and fostering sustainability practices in higher education institutions”, will provide a platform for HEIs to present and discuss their initiatives in the rapidly growing field of sustainability reporting. In particular the event will offer participants
with an opportunity to assess their own situations, for inter-institutional interactions and informal  benchmarking, also allow the participant HEIs to document and communicate their initiatives. In particular, the event will provide a unique opportunity to participants to experience different approaches in the preparation of sustainability reports used in HEIs from various countries, and how these are being marketed and disseminated.
Last but not least, a further aim of the event will be to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences on sustainability reporting today. To this purpose, accepted papers will be published in the peer-reviewed “Handbook of Sustainability Reporting in Higher Education”, part of the World Sustainability Series, publishedwith Springer: https://www.springer.com/series/13384.  This will be the largest editorial project  on this topic to date. The Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/iusdrp.html, the University of Edinburgh, Manchester Metropolitan University and the World Sustainable development Research and Transfer Centre https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/wsd-rtc.html warmly welcome delegates from across the higher education sector from round the world, interested at and/or working on sustainability reporting. Do not miss this unique event.
Further details are available at: https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/events/edinburgh2019.html
Other events organised by  IUDRUP are:
https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/wssd-u-2018.html
https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/events/florence2018.html
https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/events/edinburgh2019.html
https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/events/sustainabilityscience2019.html
https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/events/education-climate-change-2019.htmlRgds,
The IUSDRP Team