School to Work Aims to strengthen transnational cooperation between stakeholders in the Baltic Sea Region in the field of education and work in order to prevent early school leaving and develop support for vulnerable groups of students/youth. www.s2wflagship.eu
Baltic Training Programme Supports the internationalization of vocational education and training as well as entrepreneurship and the internationalization of business. www.baltictrainingprogramme.se
Baltic University Programme Largest university network in BSR focused on sustainable regional development through cooperation in education, research and applied projects www.balticuniv.uu.se
Baltic Sea Labor Forum Aims to promote social dialogue, tripartite structures and cooperation as crucial elements of sustainable growth and social development in the BSR www.bslabour.eu
Baltic Science Network Aims to provide science and research ministries of the Baltic Sea region states with an overall coordination framework to develop and implement science policy in a macro-regional dimension and to ensure a better representation of macro-regional interests on the EU level http://www.baltic-science.org/
Policy Area Education, Research, Employability
Policy Area (PA) Education contributes to strengthening the social dimension of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). It covers three policy areas:education, research, employability. Increased prosperity in the BSR presupposes access to good education and training for all, an effective and inclusive welfare system and a well-functioning labor marketsupporting geographical, professional and socio/economic mobility.
European Forum on Integration of Migrants and Refugees
PA Education, as one of the Policy Areas within the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, together with the Land of Hamburg, arranged the European Forum on Integration of Migrants and Refugees in Hamburg on 24 and 25 October 2019.
The objective was to support institutions and organisations in their efforts to facilitate the integration of refugees and migrants into education, labour market and society.
We offered a market place for exchange of experiences and learning about innovative concepts.
The Forum marked the start for a platform where stakeholders jointly can develop new methods and policies across Europe in the framework of the so-called macroregional strategies. The Forum was held in collaboration with the Working Group on Migration and Integration of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC).
Please CLICK HERE to find more information about the Forum.
There is a new Research Mobility Programme in the Baltic Region. The programme offers summer research internships with appropriate academic training across the Baltic Sea Region to students with interest in Life Sciences, Photon & Neutron Science and Welfare State.
During their internship, students will assist in research and lab work for a proposed project. They will be hosted by PHD students. Successful applicants will receive a scholarship to help cover living expenses and travel costs.
PA Education, as one of the Policy Areas within the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, together with the Land of Hamburg, arranges the European Forum on Integration of Migrants and Refugees in Hamburg on 24 and 25 October 2019.
The objective is to support institutions and organisations in their efforts to facilitate the integration of refugees and migrants into education, labour market and society. We offer a market place where you can exchange experiences and learn about innovative concepts.
This is also the start for a platform where stakeholders jointly can develop new methods and policies across Europe in the framework of the so-called macroregional strategies. The Forum will be held in collaboration with the Working Group on Migration and Integration of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC). This creates an excellent opportunity for dialogue between practitioners and parliamentarians. In total the Forum will gather over 100 participants, cross-sectorial, cross-borders representing ministries, agencies, regions, municipalities, business and civil society organisations. All involved in integration of migrants. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in thematic workshops, discuss the needs and gaps and exchange good practice.
Participation Day 2019 was an excellent opportunity for old and new stakeholders to meet and to learn more about the cooperation within the framework of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Like previous years also this years Participation Day was arranged back to back to Annual Forum, this time in Gdansk.
It's all about people and learning from each other. It is a simple and compressed but fairly accurate summary of what Participation Day is all about. Participants gathered around four overall themes to discuss project and collaboration proposals. Experienced Policy Area Coordinatiors and Horizontal Action Coordinators participated as mentors, who helped with the assessment of the projects, by creating contacts with the right policy area and proposing how the work can be carried on.
Via THIS LINK you can reach some of the project proposals that were discussed.
During the Participation Day, the role of young people in Baltic Sea cooperation was highlighted. During the Baltic Youth Camp that was arranged the weekend before the Annual Forum a declaration was adopted. It encourages all actors to ensure that young people are always included in the work for a better future in the Baltic Sea Region.
The Baltic Sea Strategy aims at reaching more stakeholders.
Regional meetings will attract stakeholders from several sectors and levels of governance to learn more about what the Baltic Sea Strategy can offer in the form of a framework for effective cooperation. Two regional meetings have already taken place, in Umeå and in Hässleholm.
More information about the event in Hässleholm can be found here.