Do you work in the field of bioeconomy and are you interested in how to integrate youth perspectives into your everyday work? Are you looking for innovative solutions to foster the necessary transition from a fossil-based to a bio-based society and economy? Are you a member of a youth organisation with a strong engagement in the field of bioeconomy and sustainability?
The Baltic Leadership Programme on Youth and Bioeconomy addresses the need to better integrate younger generations into the field of bioeconomy. Youth (up to 30 years of age) are vital for renewing and innovating the sector, which is necessary in the transition from a fossil-based to a bio-based society/economy. Today, however, there is a lack of necessary links and methods for attracting and involving youth.
In response to this, the Swedish Institute
, together with its cooperation partners, is developing a training programme to tackle the challenges of youth participation in the bioeconomy sector.
Main cornerstones of the programme
- Inclusion and cooperation
- Peer learning and mentoring
- Network building
- Stakeholder involvement and multi-actor participation
- Complex thinking (sustainability and stakeholder models – setting up interlinkages)
- Communicating complex ideas
How do I register?
The application period is 29 June–22 August 2018. Follow the link to submit your application.
For more information contact Gabor Schneider, gabor.schneider(at)si.se, Tel: +46-8-453 78 59, Mobile: +46-732-318521
Is my organisation eligible?
The programme is targeting representatives of youth organisations as well as those of organisations working with bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region. We look forward to receiving applications from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Iceland as well as the German states of Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg.
Digital Kick Off: 24 October 2018, (13–14.30 CET)
Module 1: 21–23 November 2018 in Stockholm
Online Session: 10 January 2019 (13.30–16.30 CET)
Module 2: 21–23 January 2019 in Vilnius
More informetion here
The first eHealth Innovation Days at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences (FUAS) on 8th and 9th September 2016.
This conference will offer a platform for networking, for creating new partnerships and exchanging knowledge and experience. Four sessions and an exhibition will show the potential of eHealth for improving the Health Care Systems:
- Science and Research
- Hospitals and Best Practise
- Companies and Success Stories
- User Involvement and Usability.
Excellent Speakers from the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) and the Netherlands will be in place for discussions with the audience. This will create the opportunity to see what we can expect of the eHealth market in the years to come and explore the limits of what is possible.
The registration is open until August 15, 2016.
For further information, please visit the conference web page.
Artists and creative minds, politicians, entrepreneurs and scientists from throughout Europe attended the Forum d'Avignon Ruhr 2016 in August to discuss creativity as an ever-present ray of hope and its potential for more traditional areas of large-scale industry, the new digital economy and ultimately for culture itself.
The forum documentation, presentations and photographs have now been published. Please dowload the presentation on this link.
Come and visit the eHealth Innovation Days!
The second eHealth Innovation Days will take place at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences (FUAS) on 7th and 8th September 2017.
The conference will bring together academics, citizens, patient-groups and also eHealth developers and small companies from around the Baltic Sea Region in their common interest to explore the full potential of eHealth innovations. It will offer a platform for networking, initiating new partnerships and exchanging knowledge and experiences. The interesting sessions and an exhibition will reveal different aspects of eHealth, ranging from education to usability and innovative services.
The sessions will focus on:
- eHealth in the Baltic Sea Region
- Consumer-centered eHealth services (interactive workshop)
- How to teach eHealth (panel discussion)
- Innovative projects and companies
- User involvement and usability
Excellent speakers from the Baltic Sea Region, Great Britain and Belgium will attend the conference and discuss with the audience.
The eHealth Innovation Days are a great opportunity to discover new developments and innovations in eHealth and discuss with experts the future of digital health.
For further information, please visit the conference web page.
Interreg Baltic Sea Region invites you to a project idea consultation during the Consultation Days on 12 and 13 April 2016 in Berlin, Germany. You will have the opportunity to consult your project idea in person with Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat officers. The consultations are offered on 12 April between 13.00 – 17.45 hours and on 13 April between 9.00 - 16.15 hours.
The Consultation Days addresses project developers who plan to apply for the Programme funds in the 2nd call and have already a project idea. The consultation slot is 45 minutes.
The registration will be closed when the maximum number is reached or latest on 7 April 2016.
For further information and registration, please visit: http://www.interreg-baltic.eu/event-detail/event/interreg-baltic-sea-region-consultation-days.html
The German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) have launched a new call for proposals in the fields of Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities on 15 September 2016. The submission deadline is 12 December 2016.
Read more on the website.
Welfare Tech is part of a new Nordic-German collaboration that step-by-step offer companies insight and clarification in the German health & care market over a 13 months period. The project has received almost 2 million. DKK from Nordic Innovation and is supported by the Nordic prime ministers under the Nordic Solution to Global Challenges initiative.
The Nordic countries are advanced in their implementation of digital health solutions and among the first countries in the world where you see an implementation of scale of health and care technology. With a publicly funded health and social care systems and high standards of health and care services, the Nordic countries have early realized the potential of technology in healthcare and hence invested in Public Private Innovation, together with companies, developing and implementing new digital solutions and care technologies increasing the efficiency and modernisation of public health care.
“Germany has one of the fastest growing populations in Europe with an increasing number of elderly citizens, and the country is experiencing an acute shortage of health and care staff. This offer great opportunities for Nordic companies that develop health and care technology. Even though Germany is a mature technology market, the country is only recently beginning to realize how digitization, automation, robots and other technologies can elevate quality and turn workflows more efficient in the health and care sector, “says Karen Lindegaard, Senior Consultant at Welfare Tech.
See more information at http://scanbalt.org/scanbalt-news/new-nordic-german-cooperation-will-support-nordic-health-technology-companies-access-the-german-market/
OPEN CALL: REFINERY 2018-2019
Refinery of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Products in the Northern Dimension Area
The project is looking for participants from the field of tourism and creative industry to develop sustainable cultural tourism products and services
Application deadline 25.5.2018
Open to applicants from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Lithuania and Germany
WHAT IS REFINERY?
The project enhances the collaboration between the tourism and creative industries within the Barents and Baltic Sea regions. The main target is to create sustainable cultural tourism products and services to each participating region. The project brings professionals from the creative field and from the tourism sector together and organizes service design workshops where participants create new ideas for products and services together.
The set of three service design workshops includes the basic knowledge of service design, its concepts and methods. The approach is practical. Participants develop ideas and make “fast and dirty” service prototypes together. Workshops are led by facilitator and service designer Elisa Lahti MA (Master of Art and Design). She has several years of experience from various workshops, including service design, product development and professional identification.
Information letters to the selected participants 8/18-9/18
1. Workshop Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia 10/18
2. Workshop Vilnius, Lithuania 12/18
3. Workshop Rovaniemi, Finland 2/19 or 6/19
Final task for participants 9/19
Participants provide a description of developed/tested services/products 11/19
WHO CAN APPLY
Professionals from the creative field and from the tourism sector, individuals or organisations, with an idea or pilot project and strong interest to develop new products or services to the field of cultural tourism from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Lithuania and Germany.
HOW TO APPLY
Participants can apply with an informal application letter with the brief description of the service/product they are willing to develop during the project. Maximum length 1 A4.
Send the application with a title “Refinery application” by 25th May to Refinery –project assistant ninni.korkalo(at)gmail.com
The project will offer three moderated workshops (Petrozavodsk, Vilnius and Rovaniemi) and provide participants with meals (mainly lunches and coffees) and accommodation during their stay in above mentioned cities. Project budget does not allow for a daily allowances or airport transfers but you can contact our project team about travel costs reimbursement.
Project is supported by Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and operated by Ministry of Education and Culture, Arts Promotion Centre Finland in co-operation with regional cultural authorities.
Call announcement (PDF)
Ninni Korkalo, Cross-Art Collective Piste, +358408312314, ninni.korkalo(at)gmail.com
Katja (Ekaterina) Rakkolainen, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, +358295330853, katja.rakkolainen(at)taike.fi
BARN seed money project
The state of play report resulting from this NDPHS Seed Money Project, funded by the German Ministry of Health, sets the stage for a larger project educating health professionals on infection prevention and control.
Motorway of the Sea Rostock-Gedser
Lead partner: Port of Rostock
The Action is part of a global project, covering infrastructure initiatives on the transport axis Copenhagen-Berlin: extension of railway Rostock-Berlin, upgrading of European road E55 into the port of Rostock, introduction of new ferries.