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 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.
PA Education is supported by Interreg-Baltic
Coordinating future online
The main topic of the Coordination Group meeting on June 25 was the update of the PA Education Action Plan.
A draft was discussed and support was given for the idea of making digitalization the new Action 5. Participants also agreed that defining digitalization as a separate action rather than only making it a part of already existing actions will strengthen the area.
As a result of the pandemic, many companies suddenly find themselves in situations with disrupted production and supply chains. Consumption patterns are changing and people can be expected to consume less and save more. At the same time, the new situation also offers new opportunities. All this will be discussed during the online event Innovation Express 2.0 which takes place on 5 November.
Macro-regional strategies offer opportunities for a quick response in a time that is difficult for many companies. With their collaborative and inclusive method, the strategies can relatively quickly mobilize a large number of actors who can respond to today's challenges.
A previous program, BSR Stars Innovation Express, is an example where Small and medium sized Enterprises received help with internationalization via clusters and business networks. The companies gained new contacts via networks, access to information about new markets and had the possibility to show themselves to new partners.
In response to the pandemic, a rapid response is needed that can help companies, affected by the pandemics. As the first Innovation Express was appreciated by participating organizations, Innovation Express 2.0 is now being launched. The proposal is that stakeholders arrange annual match-making events that alternate between the stakeholders. In addition to making new contacts, participants can be includes in capacity-building events and share good practices.
The initiative for the seminar comes from the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and the EU Strategy for the Danube Region. The goal is to also involve the EU Strategy for Adriatic-Ionian Region and EU Strategy for the Alpine Region.
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).
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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.
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.