The Pan-European Institute publishes a discussion forum, Baltic Rim Economies (BRE), which deals with the development of the Baltic Sea Region. In the BRE review, high-level public and corporate decision makers, representatives of Academia as well as several other experts contribute to the discussion.
Read the latest Special Issue on the Future of the Arctic: BRE 3/2016
On May 2, 2014, the Belmont Forum will open a call for proposal on biodiversity scenarios. The objective is to stimulate the formation of international networks of scientists and the advancement of the inter- and trans-disciplinary methodologies of scenario-building needed to enhance usefulness of biodiversity scenarios in decision-making.
The BONUS BaltCoast project published the first out of three special issues of the Coastal & Marine Magazine.
“Recalling ICZM – Insights from the Baltic” gives an introduction to the BONUS BaltCoast project, as well as to a Systems Approach Framework for the sustainable management of the Baltic Sea, which is implemented by the project. The issue sets a special focus on the re-analysis of ICZM case studies in the Baltic Sea Region. The PDF is available under: http://www.baltcoast.net/dissemination/publications-via-coastal-marine-magazine.html
The Northern Dimension (ND) is a mosaic of diverse histories, traditions, strengths and challenges. ND area has a lot to gain from taking advantage of the diverse capacities within the region. Furthermore, in times of geopolitical tensions, economic problems and social challenges, joining forces for the joint benefit is increasingly pivotal. We have a lot to gain from tackling common problems and pinning down the potential of freely flowing people, goods and ideas.
The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) has launched a call focusing on transfer of innovative solutions to sea basin economies under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. Under this call, the Commission is putting up a total of €2.52 million to encourage public-private partnerships that will support the transfer of new technologies and research results into commercial applications and coordinate strategic investment at sea-basin level (Atlantic, Baltic Sea, Black Sea, Mediterranean or North Sea).
The deadline for submission for this call for proposals is 30 September 2016.
For more information, please see: https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/call-proposals-blue-technology-transfer-innovative-solutions-sea-basin-economies
Raising awareness of climate change and its impacts among young people of Northern Dimension regions - 2018 Call for Proposals
Contributing to the environmental education of young people in the Northern Dimension regions , thus increasing awareness of the population in the environmental issues and ensuring thoughtful handling of the environmental challenges
Deadline: 21/05/2018 at 15:30 (Brussels date and time)
More information can be found here (PDF).
The Nordic countries have committed themselves to ambitious climate goals towards 2050 in terms of developing energy efficient and low-carbon societies. To achieve these goals, extensive green transitions are needed in all areas of the Nordic societies and economies, facilitated by promoting green economic growth, sustainability and competitiveness in both the public and the private sectors.
The main research and innovation funders in the Nordic countries are now launching the joint Nordic Green Growth Research and Innovation Programme (hereafter “the programme”) in cooperation with NordForsk, Nordic Innovation and Nordic Energy Research.
The programme will cover innovation, research and energy, as well as science and technology. The programme will generate Nordic added value and create synergies with relevant initiatives nationally and at the Nordic level.
Application period ends in 16.08.2016 - 10:00 CET
The total budget amounts to NOK 73 million.
Funding decision: mid-November 2016. Project start-up: Q1 2017.
Find more information about the Programme from the NordForsk website.
European Commission, Horizon 2020
Publication date: 14-10-2015
- BB-01-2016:Sustainability schemes for the bio-based economy
Opening date: 27 October 2015 Deadline: 17 February 2016
- BB-02-2017:Towards a method for the collection of statistical data on bio-based industries and bio-based products
Opening date: 4 October 2016 Deadline: 14 February 2017
Call: Blue Growth - Demonstrating an Ocean of Opportunities
Horizon 2020Societal challenges
Call identifier: H2020-BG-2016-2017
Publication date: 14-10-2015
Opening date: 27-10-2015
Further information here.
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.