Exploring the Northern Dimension

18th BDF Summit in Stockholm in 8th November 2016

The 18th Baltic Development Forum Summit will be held in Stockholm on 8 November 2016, in conjunction with the 7th Strategy Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Taking stock of the current state of the Baltic Sea Region, the 18th BDF Summit will explore how we can find common ground in a changing environment, looking closer at the regional economic affairs, the political climate, and the potential for business.

Organised by the Baltic Development Forum, the annual Summits have provided a high-level meeting place for regional cross-sectoral dialogue since 1999.

More information here.

24th BSSSC Annual Conference in 14-16 Sep, 2016, in Finland

Time: 14 September, 2016 to 16 September, 2016

Place: Verkatehdas Arts & Congress Center, Paasikiventie 2, 13200 Hämeenlinna

The 24th BSSSC Annual Conference will take place from 14th to 16th September 2016 in Hämeenlinna, Finland.

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Value of Regional Co-operation in Challenging Times

This year the conference is dedicated to the European challenges we are facing today, but also overcoming them together, via co-operation within our common Baltic Sea Region.

For more information and registration visit: http://www.hameenliitto.fi/fi/24th-bsssc-annual-conference

2nd International Forum ‘CULTURE AS A FACTOR OF GROWTH’, St. Petersburg, Russia

On 17th December 2015, Saint Petersburg will be hosting the 2nd International Forum in the framework of the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (NDPC) ‘CULTURE AS A FACTOR OF GROWTH’

Forum is organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. The event will be attended by representatives of the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, the North-West Federal regions of Russia, experts in the field of creative industries and cultural tourism of the Northern Dimension.

2016 is the year of the Russian Federation Presidency of the NDPC, which is an important inter-regional platform for international and interregional cooperation in the field of culture among the "Northern Dimension" Member States. The main objective of the NDPC is mutually beneficial cooperation of the participating countries in the economic and social spheres to achieve sustainable development in Northern Europe.

Registration as well as more information on www.ndpcrussia2015.com, web registration available from November 8, 2015.

Preliminary programme of the Forum

Arctic Floating University - 2016

Northern (Arctic) Federal University in cooperation with Northern Branch of Russian Federation Agency for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (ROSHYDROMET) organize the marine research and education expedition «Arctic Floating University – 2016».

The expedition will be held from 10 till 30 July 2016

Call for Abstracts to UArctic Congress 2016 Science Section is open

The University of the Arctic welcomes scientific abstracts for the first ever UArctic Congress. The Call for Abstracts is open until March 31, 2016.
 

Hosted by Saint Petersburg State University, the Science Section of the UArctic Congress will take place in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in September 13-16.

Abstracts for sessions under the following themes are invited:

  • Vulnerability of Arctic Environments
  • Vulnerability of Arctic Societies
  • Local and Traditional Knowledge
  • Building Long-Term Human Capacity
  • New Markets for the Arctic, Including Trade, Tourism and Transportation

The first ever UArctic Congress will feature Science and Meeting Sections, including:

  • Acclaimed keynote speakers and scientific experts presenting their latest research
  • Parallel sessions on an array of Arctic science, policy and education topics
  • Formal meetings for representatives of the Board of UArctic, Council of UArctic, Rectors’ Forum, and UArctic Thematic Networks
  • Side-meetings to foster contacts and enhance networking
  • Opportunities for promoting and marketing your organization and activities
  • UArctic Student Forum with workshops
  • Cultural and Social program like no other

Abstract submission deadline: March 31, 2016

Acceptance of abstracts: End of April, 2016

Contact: research(at)uarctic.org

Congress information, full session descriptions, abstract submission details, and an online submission form are available at www.uarctic.org/congress2016

CBSS Presidency Handover from Poland to Iceland

On 5 July, 2016, Poland handed over the CBSS Presidency to Iceland during the Almedalen Political Week in Visby (Sweden). The event was hosted by the Governor of Gotland, Ms Cecilia Schelin Seidegård.

Participants of the ceremony expressed their appreciation to Poland for its visionary approach and enormous commitment to the Baltic Sea Region cooperation. The role of the line ministers meetings, organised by Poland, including culture (September 2015), science (June 2016) and deputy foreign ministers’ (June 2016) sessions, was emphasised. The upcoming Icelandic Presidency priorities were also introduced, with both Ambassador Gudmundur Árni Stefánsson & Ambassador Estrid Brekkan emphasising the Icelandic commitment to the Baltic Sea Region and continued collaboration on all levels.

Read more here.

Conference "Biotechnologies in chemical and forest industry"

International scientific conference «Biotechnologies in chemical and forest industry», organized by NArFU.

The Conference will be held at the NArFU Institute of Theoretical and Applied Chemistry from 11 to 12 September 2014.

Young Scientist School «Modern trends for formation of high efficient enzymatic complexes for plant bioconversion» will be held as a part of the Conference.

The registration form of the conference participant should be sent by 12 May 2014.

The registration is open and may be done via the following e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More information here.

Conference on petroleum resources, energy-political cooperation and social development in the Arctic region.

Norwegian-Russian cooperation – The path behind us and the path ahead

The Research Council of Norway arranges a Norwegian-Russian conference on petroleum resources, energy-political cooperation and social development in the Arctic region.

The conference will be held on 19.-20. Nov. 2014 in Oslo, Norway.

For more information and registration please see the Research Council of Norway website.

Creative Powers for Europe, November 22th, 2016, Sweden

Sweden Proudly Presents and Welcomes You to Creative Powers for Europe!

Participate in a day of bold discussions and fresh ideas for moving the cultural and creative sectors in Europe forward. In doing so we will take steps towards sustainable development. The national and regional authorities that are the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, the Swedish Arts Council and Region Skåne are pleased to invite you to Creative Powers for Europe!

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