CBSS Science, Research and Innovation Agenda in Brief
CBSS Science, Research and Innovation Agenda was launched after the CBSS Science Ministerial in 2016 to ensure an enduring transnational platform for the advancement of high level guidance enshrined in strategic documents endorsed by the CBSS Member States:
- CBSS 2007 Latvian Chair´s Conclusions of the CBSS High-Level Meeting of Education and Science “Higher Education and Science for Sustainable Development and Competitiveness of the Baltic Sea Region”;
- Declaration on the Reform of the Council of the Baltic Sea States adopted by the CBSS Ministers´ Deputies in 2008 in Riga;
- Vilnius Declaration “A Vision for the Baltic Sea Region by 2020” adopted during the 2010 CBSS 8th Baltic Sea States Summit in Vilnius;
- Statement of the High Level Conference on the Protection of the Environment of the Baltic Sea Region adopted on 5 April 2013 in St Petersburg;
- Declaration of the Council of the Baltic Sea States on the Implementation of the Vilnius Declaration on a Vision for the Baltic Sea Region by 2020 adopted through silent procedure on 20 June 2014;
- Warsaw Declaration “Regional Responses to Global Challenges” adopted during the meeting of the CBSS Deputy Foreign Ministers in 2016;
- the 2016 CBSS Polish Chair´s Conclusions “Baltic Science: Renewing the Commitment to Science / Research Joint Actions in the Baltic Sea Region”;
- Declaration on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Council of the Baltic Sea States adopted on 20 June 2017 during the CBSS Reykjavík Ministerial.
Therefore, CBSS Science, Research and Innovation Agenda is built on decade-long transnational reflections regarding the most optimal solutions for enhanced Baltic Sea Region-wide cooperation in the higher education and research domains with an aim to further strengthen the vision enshrined in the CBSS long-term priority Sustainable & Prosperous Region. Its current core implementation pillars are Baltic Science Network, Baltic TRAM and Science Princess Global Campaign for Women & Girls in Science.
Likewise, the CBSS Science, Research and Innovation Agenda´s activities support a vision of the Baltic Sea Region as a renown European hub of innovation, test-bed for cutting edge solutions and emerging global point of gravity defining frontier research.
CBSS Science, Research and Innovation Agenda is aligned with the latest strategic guidance enshrined in the Declaration on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Council of the Baltic Sea States adopted on 20 June 2017 during the CBSS Reykjavík Ministerial. This document reconfirms the value of Baltic Sea Region-wide cooperation in the science, research and innovation domains, as well as outlines Baltic 2030 Action Plan as the key transnational implementation framework of Sustainable Development Goals. Therefore, the CBSS Science, Research and Innovation Agenda further supports Baltic 2030 Action Plan not only through engaging in the implementation of Baltic Science Network and Baltic TRAM, but also through Baltic Sea Region-wide promotion of Science Princess Global Campaign for Women & Girls in Science. The CBSS Secretariat joined this initiative in Spring 2017 in order to further advance its engagement in the promotion of values enshrined in the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.