Exploring the Northern Dimension

1st CBSS Summer University: Governance and Administration in the Baltic Sea Region

4th–14th August 2014, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University, Sweden

The CBSS Summer University invites 20 advanced master as well as doctoral students from political science, environmental studies, law, international relations, administration science, but also from other disciplines with a more practical link to Baltic Sea cooperation, e.g. economics, communication, to its first summer university in Sweden.

The course not only introduces the basics of governance and administration in the Baltic Sea Region by drawing on different disciplines, but also offers insight into the practice of cooperation. Students preparing for a future as professionals of Baltic Sea cooperation or pursuing academic research on topics related to the region are invited to the CBSS Summer University to discuss issues of high relevance and to make valuable personal contacts. The learning outcomes thus include competence building as well as networking and intercultural experience with a view to making one’s own contribution to societal, environmental and economic partnerships in the region.

Read more on CBSS' website.

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

A new bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region – doing a lot with little

The Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) is promoting bioeconomy networks in the Baltic Sea Region as part of its role as a Horizontal Action Leader in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).

There is a series of forums designed to promote the move towards a sustainable biobased economy in the Baltic Sea Region. Read more about the latest seminar at NCM's website.

To learn more about the Bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region, please see www.norden.org.

A new global research funding programme on Transformations to Sustainability (ISSC)

A new global research funding programme on Transformations to Sustainability (ISSC)

Deadline for submissions is 31 May 2014.

Transformations to Sustainability will promote research on the most urgent problems of global change and sustainability — including climate change, biodiversity loss, water and food security, energy consumption, and poverty and growing inequalities.

A Sustainable Blue Growth Agenda for the Baltic Sea Region

A new Commission staff working document on Baltic Sea Region is out now. In the document the Commission proposes e.g. that innovation streams should cut across the areas, such as maritime technologies, biotechnologies, renewable energy, port reception facilities, maritime and coastal tourism including cruise industry, and aquaculture.

For more information, please visit EUSBSR's website.

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award in Cultural Value

Artist-led contributions to the cultural value agenda: developing theory, methods and policy insight

The Centre for Cultural Policy Studies at the University of Warwick and a-n The Artists Information Company are pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD studentship to commence October 2014 working on a project entitled ‘Artist-led contributions to the cultural value agenda: developing theory, methods and policy insight’.

The PhD will be supervised by Dr Eleonora Belfiore of Warwick University with Susan Jones, Director of a-n, as the designated non-HE supervisor.

This studentship will cover full-time University tuition fees and include an annual tax free stipend at standard AHRC rates (currently £13,726 a year). In addition, a-n will provide up to £1,000 pa to cover travel and research expenses to a total of £3000 over the studentship and up to £5000 towards fees to cover self-employed artists’ loss of earnings to contribute to research focus groups or interviews.

Deadline for applications: 25 June 2014.

Interviews will be held at Warwick University on 8 July 2014.

For more information, plese see: Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, The University of Warwick

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Eleonora Belfiore (e.belfiore(a)warwick.ac.uk).

Aleksanteri Insight: The Arctic Paradox and Russia's Energy Policy

Through its use of the Arctic, Russia tries to fortify the idea that it is a global energy superpower, writes Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen in the March issue of Aleksanteri Insight, a series of expert opinions published by the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki.

Read the article in full here.

Apply Now: EIT ICT Labs' European entrepreneurship competition is on

Nordic and Baltic innovators, come forward and represent. The EIT ICT Labs have launched a pan-European entrepreneurship event called Idea Challenge and they are busy promoting it right now to draw in as many applicants as possible before the first stage closing deadline on the 20th April.

Apply Now: Finnish Arctic research programme

The aim of the Arctic Research Programme is to further strengthen high-quality, transdisciplinary and problem-based Arctic research in Finland in the long term.

This website generates, gathers and disseminates knowledge and information on the Northern Dimension. The website is maintained by the Northern Dimension Institute (NDI), which is an open network community of universities and research institutes.

If you wish to contribute to the website, please contact our team!

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Follow us

Website development and maintenance is co-funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and the European Commission.

  • EU
  • Ministry For Foreign Affairs