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Welcome to the second issue of The Baltic University Programme Research Notes Letter.

The aim with the Research Notes Letter is to spread research findings and to get knowledge on sustainability researchers and research groups in the Baltic Sea region. We encourage you to contribute with your research findings. This is an opportunity to both contribute to the development of BUP research efforts and cooperations, as well as a way for you to spread your research findings and information on you as a researcher/your research group.

You are welcome to submit your contribution using this form.
Have a nice weekend,


Dear BUP Colleagues,

We are happy to announce that the BUP Conference on “Current Challenges of Local and Regional Development” will be held in Poznan (POLAND) on September 11-13, 2018. The conference is organized within the Polish Presidency of the Baltic University Programme 2018.


The Conference provides a forum for scholars and teachers from different countries and with diverse scientific interests and orientations to engage in exploring and exchanging experiences, differences and theories that are crucial for understanding the current trends and challenges in local and regional development.

The conference is interdisciplinary. The aim of the conference is to present current knowledge and exchange views on:

  • current challenges and future directions of research in local and regional development;
  • the main determinants of local & regional development;
  • smart cities and circular economy in cities;
  • the role of universities in the development of cities and regions;
  • developing and sharing good practices in sustainable local & regional development;
  • future trends of local and regional development in the Baltic Sea Region.

The language of the conference is English.


The conference will be organized within the Polish Presidency of the Baltic University Programme 2018 and will take place in Poznan, Poland.

The main organisers of the conference are: Prof. Arnold Bernaciak from WSB University in Poznan (https://www.wsb.pl/english/), Dr Tomasz Branka from Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan (http://international.amu.edu.pl) and the local organizers group from the Baltic University Programme Secretariat at Uppsala University together with Lyudmyla Babak


You are kindly requested to fill out the application form for conference participants (attached to this mail) and sent it to bup@wsb.poznan.pl by June 30, 2018

The number of attendees at the conference is limited to 60 (participants with posters will be given priority).

The Notification of Acceptance will be sent before July 10, 2018.

poznan conference application form


The conference is free of charge for participants from the BUP’s Members’ Universities whose costs of accommodation (September 11-14, 2018), board and local transportation will be covered by the WSB University in Poznan, Baltic University Programme coordinating secretariat and Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan.

Furthermore, participation fee includes:

  • opportunity to present a poster (preferred size: A0 format = 84.1 cm x 118.9 cm), Please note that all posters will be printed by the organizers (posters should be sent to bup@wsb.poznan.pl no later than August 20, 2018);
  • opportunity to publish a paper up to 20 pages long in “Studia Periegetica” (issued by WSB University in Poznan);
  • Certificate for participation;
  • admission to all conference sessions;
  • local trips.

All accepted papers will be published in “Studia Periegetica” and the certificates of publication and presentation will be provided.

Attendees from the Participating Universities need to cover travel costs and accommodation (app. 25 euro per night). All additional costs will be covered by the organisers.

Please find attached the preliminary conference program and the application form.

We kindly request you to forward this email to our BUP colleagues/researchers/teachers in order  to promote the conference.

We will be delighted to have you present at this conference to listen to BUP experts and researchers sharing knowledge about the local&regional development and its impact on our daily lives.

On behalf of the organisers,
Arnold Bernaciak, Ph.D. Associate Professor

WSB University,

Institute of Management

Powstancow Wielkopolskich 5

61-895 Poznan, Poland

E-mail: bup@wsb.poznan.pl

Tel.: (+48) 501076696


Call for applications to host the Baltic University Programme National Center

Dear colleagues at the BUP member universities!

As an outcome of several working meetings and after taking into consideration voices from network, the leadership of the Baltic University Programme has decided to open a call for applications at all our members’ universities to host the BUP National Centers.

To host a BUP national center means many responsibilities but also advantages.  As the host university will coordinate the Baltic University Programme in the country and represent it in the region, its visibility will be increased on both national and regional level. During the  period  when the BUP National Center will have the responsibility to coordinate BUP presidency, there will be opportunities to organize different events at the home university, which definitely will draw attention of the students, teachers and researches.

Baltic University Programme is looking for the location for the National Center for Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Czech and Slovak Republic.  We expect applying university to:

*show strong support from the university administration’s level

*show a genuine interest to contribute to the development of BUP

*have resources in staff (center director) and in time to spend on BUP

*show creativity and new ideas, and express wish to develop BUP network in the respective country

We welcome all member universities interested in hosting the BUP National Center in their respective country to apply until the 25 June 2018 to Madeleine Granvik, director the Baltic University Programme (madeleine.granvik@balticuniv.uu.se).

Application should include:

  • Support letter from the Rector of the University including a declaration and wish to work and develop the BUP National Center
  • CV of the Center Director to-be (with emphasis on international cooperation)
  • The Center Director to-be description of ideas how to run the Center including creative solutions for the BUP promotion, plans how to engage the other BUP network’s members, and the list of teachers and scientists from own university that would build a supporting group – 1-page text max

The current national centers will functioning until the new contracts with National Centers will be signed in the beginning of the next academic year, in September 2018.

We do hope to see the applications from enthusiastic, energetic, and interested colleagues from the network!

BUP Center agreement to be signed by the Rector and the Center Director to-be

BUP National Centre Contract

Call for application to host BUP National Center

All the best

Director Madeleine Granvik

Madeleine Granvik

Director, Ph.D. Associate Professor

The Baltic University Programme

Uppsala University

Villav. 16

SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden

+46-18-471 6853




Dear Colleagues,

The 2018 BUP Summer Course 2018 under the title “Sustainability Innovations in a Circular Economy”, organised by the Baltic University Programme in cooperation with the projects FORCE and LARS, will be held in Hamburg, Germany, on 5th – 8th September 2018.

The full details and the programme are here: BUP Summer Course 2018 programme

Walter Leal


Dear BUP Colleagues,
We are happy to announce the BUP Conference on Current Challenges of Local and Regional Development that will be organised 11-13 September 2018 in Poznan, Poland.

The main aim of the Conference is to identify the current challenges and the future directions of research in local and regional development. Participants will have an opportunity to exchange thoughts, ideas and best practices associated with the role of universities in development of cities and regions.The meeting will seek to better understand the contemporary conditions of local and regional development and its differentiations within the Baltic Sea Region, taking special care of its sustainability. Therefore, the conference also aims to trigger a debate about the future trends of local and regional development in the Baltic Sea Region.The objective of the conference is to present and to promote best practices and solutions in the field of sustainability of local and regional development. Contributions are welcome on any aspect of local and regional development in particular with sustainability approach. The conference will cover a wide range of topics in the economical (e.g. finance, energy, transport), socio-political (e.g. equity, participatory, policy) technological (energy technologies, transport solutions, waste management technologies) and environmental (e.g. protected areas, ecosystem services) aspects of local and regional development.

The registration for the conference is open till 30 of June. The number of places is limited. Participants with posters are preferred. The notification of acceptance will be sent till 10 of July. Interested teachers are kindly asked to fill the application form (attachment).

The organisers are covering all conferences expenses (except travel costs) for the participants from the Member Universities. It includes: accommodation (3 nights: 11-14 September), full board, poster printout, publication of the abstract in the book of abstracts, publication of the article (prepared on the base of the poster) in the Polish scientific journal Studia Periegetica, edited by WSB University in Poznan.
Participants from the Participating Universities need to cover travel costs and additionally – costs of accommodation (about 20 euro per night). Other costs are covered by organisers.

More information You may find in the attached file “first announcement”. There is the application form attached also.
Application form should be sent to: bup@wsb.poznan.pl. The deadline for submission of the application form is 30 June 2018.

poznan conference first announcement

poznan conference application form

On behalf of organisers,
Arnold Bernaciak, Ph.D. Associate Professor

WSB University,

Institute of Management

Powstancow Wielkopolskich 5

61-895 Poznan, Poland

E-mail: arnold.bernaciak@wsb.poznan.pl

Tel.: (+48) 501076696


Dear Colleagues,

Call for Papers: Book on Climate Change Adaptation in Eastern Europe

The Baltic Research and Publications Office  (BUPRaP)
https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/buprap.html .
is  associated with the International Scientific Conference on Climate Change Adaptation in Eastern Europe,
to be held in Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 3rd – 5th July 2018. The details are here:

As part of the process, we are currently producing the book
“Climate Change Adaptation in Eastern Europe: “Managing risks and building resilience to climate change”, to be published
as part of Springer´s book series “Climate Change Management” https://www.springer.com/series/8740
the world´s leading peer-reviewed book series on the topic.

As a complement to the already accepted papers, we are considering further manuscripts for review. Therefore, we invite
colleagues working on matters related to climate change in Eastern Europe, who have data deriving from projects, studies
and experiments, to contact us to discuss a possible submission, and peer-review of their pieces. At this point in time,
we invite expressions of interest, consisting of a title and a 200 words abstract-along with the full contact details of the authors-
of the possible paper. These should be sent to the ICCIP team at: info@iccip.net. The deadline is 10th May 2018. Further details will
be discussed and agreed upon.

The BUPRaP Team


“Integrated Approaches for Sustainable Development Management, Tourism and Local Products in Biosphere Reserves (BRs)”

Are you a recent graduate or a post-graduate student of all disciplines relevant to sustainable development and management 
(Natural and Environmental Sciences, urban, rural and land planning, ESD, social and economic sciences, tourism)?
Are you a junior researcher  on Biosphere Reserves and Protected Areas Management or staff of Management Bodies of such Areas?

Then this course is all you need for the summer:
Summer University on    “Integrated Approaches for Sustainable Development Management, Tourism and Local Products in Biosphere Reserves (BRs)”
WHEN:  on 8 July to 15 July 2018
WHERE:  in the important and beautiful area of  Parnon in  Greece!

This  Summer University aims to provide capacity building around a series of topics including:
Management, Local development, Protection and conservation, and Education for Sustainable Management
within Biospheres Reserves (MAB/UNESCO Programme), following the successful Summer Universities of the recent past years:
Amfissa, 2014; http://mio-ecsde.org/erasmus-IP-2014/index.html
Samothraki, 2016; http://www.medies.net/staticpages.asp?aID=1063&ereg=
Sardinia, 2017 http://www.medies.net/staticpages.asp?aID=1123&overRideCategory=1)

All information  is available here: http://www.medies.net/staticpages.asp?aID=1191&overRideCategory=1

Applications are accepted only online at: https://www.eventora.com/en/Events/summer-school-parnon-2018
until  13 May 2018.

The Organisers will review all applications and will notify (by emails) the selected participants of the next steps.

If you have any questions please contact us at : info@medies.net

* * *
The UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe www.unesco.org/new/en/venice
The Greek National Committee of Man and the Bioshere Program of UNESCO
The UNESCO Chair and Network on Sustainable Development Management and Education in the Mediterranean of the University of Athens http://unescochair.chem.uoa.gr/
The Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (www.mio-ecsde.org) through its Education initiative MEdIES (www.medies.net)
OIKOM Environmental Studies Ltd http://www.oikom.gr/en
The Regional Development Company of Parnonas (PARNONAS S.A.) www.parnonas.gr/en
The Management Body of Parnon, Moustos, Mainalon and Monemvasia www.fdparnonas.gr


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BUP SAIL summer course on board tall ship

„Fryderyk Chopin”, 4 – 18 September 2018




Baltic University Programme BUP sails for teachers

Do not miss this unique chance to improve your competence in sustainable development and

to experience your life¹s adventure!