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BUP at the Annual Forum 2021, EUSBSR


The BUP will hold a workshop with the title “Baltic Sea Region Climate Change Curriculum” during the annual forum of “The EU strategy for the Baltic Sea region”. The workshop is an effort to meet the need for educating students and civil society due to the increase in climate change, it’s risks and solutions. We will present how the BUP works with this issue and are looking forward to hear your view.

The intention of the workshop is to present outcomes of the project Baltic Sea Region Climate Change Curriculum (BSRCCC) to academicians, decision makers and the broad public.

The project has been about bringing together several researchers with different backgrounds and expertise, in order to be able to present material that is truly holistic. Joining the forces of the 30 researchers and teachers involved in the BSRCCC-project, the outcome of the project is now step by step being published.  The project partners have developed a scientifically backed and regionally based climate change course module, free for any academic institution, organisation or person to download and use.

To fully comprehend climate change, several perspectives from several fields of science is needed. It is important to have some basic understanding of all the different fields and how they are interconnected. Moreover, it is important to consider the role universities play in this context.

The BUP workshop will be held 29 September 2021, 15.00-17.00 (CET), online.

The Annual Forum 2021 website, with more information and registration

During the workshop at the Annual Forum, the session includes the following presentations and panel:

  • Teaching sustainability and climate change online, an educational format for the pandemic and beyond. Assoc. Prof. Madeleine Granvik, Director of the Baltic University Programme, Uppsala, Sweden.
  • The current state of climate change in the Baltic Sea Region. Prof. Linas Kliučininkas, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania.
  • Indifferent observers or agents of change? Public attitudes to climate crisis in Europe and Baltic Sea Region Prof. Aistė Balžekienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania.
  • Communicating Climate Change Impacts in the Baltic Sea Region. Prof. Audrone Telesiene Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania.
  • Panel discussion with the presenters and comments from the audience.

The BSRCCC-project is Swedish Institute financed.

Call for applications for IFZO-Research Fellowship

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO) has opened the call to award four research fellowships. They are looking for scholars at doctorial and postdoctoral level who are looking to support research abour transformations in the Baltic Sea region and would benefit from a period of residence in Griefswald. 

Logo of the IFZO in Griefswald

The application deadline is the 15 November 2021. The IFZO invites applicants from scholars who are willing to contribute to this programme as well as engage in an interdisciplinary manner with researchers from the wider Baltic Sea region. The IFZO accomodates seven research themes:

  • Cultural Heritage
  • Energy
  • Security and International Relations
  • Regional Development and Rural Areas
  • New Nationalism 
  • Sustainability
  • Regional Land Use Dynamics

Applications are welcomes from those scholars who work on case studies with a strong connection to the Baltic Sea region or which follow a strong conceptual appraoch that can benefit the centre. There are a number of benefits to becoming an IFZO-Fellow which include time to research, access to an extensive network and a close research environment. 

Full details which include details of the fellowship duration and stipend, along with the guidelines and material necessary for application can be found below

Information PDF

Further information:

University of Greifswald, IFZO, Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research, Bahnhofstrasse 51, 17487 Greifswald, Germany, ifzo@uni-greifswald.de 

Logo of the University of Greifswald

Last modified: 2021-10-07