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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 file

First announcement Hydrological Workshop Sustainable Water REsource management

http://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 Löyttyniemi

NSCN chair, Aalto Sustainability Hub, Finland

www.aalto.fi/sustainability

 SAVE THE DATE: Making and taking use of sustainability science

 HELSUS

We 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.fi

Program 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 Stikane

Spatial Planner, Coordinator of Young Planners` Contest

VASAB Secretariat

Alberta str.10, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia

Mobile: +371 26441064

Email: 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 Stikane

Spatial Planner, Coordinator of Young Planners` Contest

VASAB Secretariat

Alberta str.10, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia

Mobile: +371 26441064

Email: 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

____________________________________________________________________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 Phase February-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.

Application form Edu BUP 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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First announcement EduBUP Re-thinking of pedagogy for implementing education for sustainable development in the Baltic University Programme countriesThe project is being carried out by the Baltic University Programme and SWEDESD at Uppsala University with financial support from the Swedish InstituteDear 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 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 20-day course will be awarded.Application process:Application is open to a team of 2 or more persons from the same insitution/ faculty/ etcnot 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 28-30 January, Tallinn, EstoniaGood knowledge of English is a requirement.Deadline: 10 December 2018. The application should be sent to : lyudmyla.babak@balticuniv.uu.seCosts: 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). Participants are supposed to cover their own travel costs to the place of the workshop.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 Phase February-August 2019 Participants working at their respective universities
  • The Second Regional Workshop (Workshop 2), place and date (preliminary September 2019) to be decided

Application form Edu BUP

Edu BUP information

Best regards,

 

Kind regards,

Lyudmyla Babak, MA

EduBUP 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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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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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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Dear BUP collegues,
We  have prolonged the deadline for applications until 15 of October 2018 to participation in Baltic University Programme VI PhD Students Training “Interdisciplinary-Multicultural-International” which will be organized on 25-29 November 2018 in Rogow, PolandObjective
The objective is to give PhD students from the BUP network’s countries the possibility to meet and discuss scientific problems with focus on sustainable development in an interdisciplinary, international, multicultural, and regional context. In this way, students will also get the opportunity to become acquainted with other universities and their scientific traditions. The training program will be based on an interdisciplinary approach.This international training program will enrich the students’ own perspectives on sustainable development with experiences and perspectives from other countries. At the same time it will serve as a platform for the development of a common understanding of the regional problematique and open avenues for future cooperation on these issues. Interdisciplinary training at the PhD-level is essential for creating an understanding between scientists and researchers with different backgrounds (Western and Eastern European cultures), and for their future collaboration for a sustainable future.Methodology of the training
The training will take place 25-29 November 2018, with the participation of 30 PhD–students and an expert team. The participants will have different nationalities and academic backgrounds; 10 from the area of Engineering, 10 from the area of Social Sciences/Humanities, and 10 from the area of Life Sciences/Environmental Sciences.The training will have duration of 3 full days (with two days for travel, arrival on 25th November and departure on 29th November).PhD-students will be offered training in interdisciplinary research cooperation with the guidance of an international group of experts composed of (other) senior scientists working on interdisciplinary research, benefiting from the interaction with them.Program of the conference contains: lectures, workshops, students’ presentations of PhD work, individual consultancies of PhD work with international experts.The training will be arranged in cooperation with the BUP Centre for Poland and BUP associated secretariat at the Lodz University of Technology, with Prof. Ireneusz Zbicinski as the main organizer.Applications and conditions of acceptance
Only students who completed at least the first year of PhD studies will be accepted.Documents necessary:

  • BUP PhD students training application form
  • Preliminary PhD thesis presentation in ppt (15 slides)
  • One page summary of the PhD thesis (title, affiliation, name of supervisor, description of the work included)
  • List of scientific achievements (papers, patents, participation in scientific conferences, courses, trainings, etc.) CV
  • Written supervisor’s recommendation

Applications should be sent to the BUP Polish Centre  baltlodz@info.p.lodz.pl  no later than 15 th of October 2018.

Costs
The conference is free of charge for PhD students from the BUP’s Members’ Universities and for them all costs of accommodation, food, and local transportation connecting Warszawa with the conference place and back will be covered by the Baltic University Programme coordinating secretariat. A course fee of 650 Euro per person applies for all other PhD students. All students must however cover all travel costs to and from Warszawa themselves. Please see the updated list of BUP Member Universities on the BUP web site www.balticuniv.uu.se.

The preliminary program of the training will be sent later.


Halina Marczak
Dorota Michalak
Ireneusz Zbicinski
Krzysztof Ciesielski
Sekretariat Uniwersytetu Baltyckiego
i Centrum Uniwersytetu Baltyckiego w Polsce
przy Wydziale Inzynierii Procesowej i Ochrony Srodowiska
Politechnika Lodzka
ul. Wolczanska 213
90-924 Lodz
tel.: +48-42 631 37 83
tel./fax: +48-42 636 49 23
e-mail: baltlodz@info.p.lodz.pl

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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

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BUP Teachers Course 2018-2019

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Higher Education

Aims
How to better implement the Sustainable Development Goals in the learning methods in Higher Education. The course will support the university teachers to integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals into their own practical teaching, courses and study programmes. The emphasis is especially to strengthen the goals # 4 – “Quality education”, # 12 – “Responsible consumption and production”, and # 13 – “Climate action”. The course includes facts in sustainability issues, with an emphasis on teaching methodology. I.e. e-learning, peer learning and work with a Change project.

Application deadline: 10 Aug 2018, Application Form.

Date
September 2018 – March 2019 (online and two workshops)

  • Online material and exercises and discussions in small groups
  • Two workshops in real life
    • 27-30.10 2018 in Łodz, Poland
    • Winter 2019 (time and place to be decided during the first workshop)
  • Preparation and presentation of a Change project

Content
The course consists of five cycles. The participants will get an introduction to and use different methods and processes applied in the course cycles.

Each participant will develop a so-called Change project during the course. The Change project is based on an already existing course, study programme or a future teaching experience. The idea is to change the content in a way to better integrate the ESD. The planning and implementation of the Change project will be the main outcome of the course. All the participants will have support of a critical friend and peer reviews via Moodle and during the workshops.

  • Cycle 1. E-learning on the Moodle platform. Introduction to sustainability and ESD. Preliminary planning of the Change project (1 month, September – October 2018).
  • Cycle 2. Workshop I on SD issues and ESD methodology. Presentation of the plans and further development of the Change project (October, 27-30.10.2018 in Łodz, Poland).
  • Cycle 3. Development of the Change project at the home university. Preparation for presentation of the change project (i.e. implementation plan, teaching and learning methods). (November 2018 – February 2019).
  • Cycle 4. Workshop II on critical reflection. Presentation, reporting and peer learning with the course participants. Discussion how to take the Change project forward. (3 days in March 2019, date and location open).
  • Cycle 5. Post course work in implementation of the Change project at the home university. There is an opportunity to publish the project reports at the BUP website and/or a scientific journal.

A first introduction to the course by Dr Shepard Urenje is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXRDAm6g_MM&feature=youtu.be.

Credits
A complete fulfillment of the course will generate a diploma/certificate corresponding to 5 ECTS by the Centre for Lifelong Learning at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. The international board of BUP also approves the course.

Target group
Educators, teachers, and researchers in Higher Education within the Baltic University Programme network. Applicants from universities and polytechnics outside the BUP are also welcome. Persons from the BUP member universities will have priority.
Costs
The course is free of charge (incl. accommodation and meals) for teachers from the BUP member universities. A course fee of 800 euro per person (incl. accommodation and meals) applies for other participants. Please see the updated list of BUP Member Universities on the BUP web site. However, all the participants cover their travel costs themselves.

Application form: https://survey.abo.fi/lomakkeet/10203/lomake.html
Application deadline: 10.8.2018

Participation criteria
short motivation for participation in the course (approx. 3000-4000 characters) and a preliminary description of the Change project (approx. 1000-2000 characters). The requests are part of the application form.
We are aiming for a broad international touch with as many countries and universities represented as possible. However, we encourage 2-3 persons from the same university/institution to apply. The total number of participants is limited to 30.

Course teachers
EdD Shepherd Urenje, SWEDESD – Swedish International Centre of Education for Sustainable Development, Uppsala University. Dr Urenje is an experienced specialist in Nonprofit Organisations, Sustainable Development, Analytical Skills, Coaching, and Lecturing.

PhD Cecilia Lundberg, Centre for Lifelong Learning at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. Dr Lundberg is a marine biologist with the Baltic Sea eutrophication as the research specialty. She has an examination in team coaching and is today working at the BUP Associate Secretariat in Finland, among other projects.

MSc Sinikka Suomalainen, Centre for Lifelong Learning at Åbo Akademi University, Finland.
Planning officer in education, mainly environmental and sustainability related e-learning courses. Working in the team at the BUP Associate Secretariat in Finland.

Course organiser
Baltic University Programme,
The BUP Associate Secretariat at Åbo Akademi University, Finland in cooperation with SWEDESD, Swedish International Centre of Education for Sustainable Development.

Contact
If you have questions about the course, do not hesitate to contact bup-finland@abo.fi

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Call for Papers: “Symposium on Sustainability Reporting in Higher Education”, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 14th-15th March 2019

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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,
Christian.