Baltic Sea Science Day

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CBSS Conference Under the Icelandic Presidency
“Baltic Sea Science Day:
Implementing the CBSS Science, Research and Innovation Agenda”
8th of February 2017
St. Petersburg, Russia

Conference In Brief
The Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) in partnership with the Board of the Rectors of St. Petersburg’s Universities invite you to celebrate the Russian Science Day by discussing higher education, science, research and innovation cooperation across the Baltic Sea Region.
Traditionally, the Science Day in Russia is celebrated on 8th of February. The date is linked to the establishment of Academy of Science in St. Petersburg in 1724, being one of the first academies of science in the Baltic Sea Region.
The conference will be dedicated to the CBSS Science, Research and Innovation Agenda, launched during the first CBSS Science Ministerial. The conference will explore how the CBSS Science, Research and Innovation Agenda could be advanced in line with goals and commitments enshrined in other strategic initiatives, such as the EU Global Strategy, EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, Action Plan on the Strategy implementation of socio-economic development of the Russian North-West Federal District for the period until 2020, European Research Area, OECD Innovation Strategy 2015 and UN Sustainable Development Goal No 9 „Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure”.
Since CBSS is not the only intergovernmental regional organisation which recently held a Science Ministerial, the outcomes of the White House Arctic Ministerial will feed into the discussion of four regional councils of the North. Likewise, experience in science, research and innovation cooperation of the Barents-Euro Arctic Council and Nordic Council of Ministers will serve as further enablers for a contextual discussion on advancement of the CBSS Science, Research and Innovation Agenda.

CBSS press release Baltic Sea Science Day Paves the Way for Enhanced Science and Research Cooperation

Conference overview

Conference venueAmbassador Hotel5-7, Prospekt Rimskogo-Korsakova, St. Petersburg

Conference programme

Conference photo album

Survey regarding the CBSS conference Baltic Sea Science Day

Baltic Sea Science Day featured in the Horizontal Action Neighbours (March 2017) Newsletter


Presentations of the conference speakers:

Research Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region by Tadas Juknevičius, MOSTA

Role of projects in support of transnational policy by Maija Sirola, BONUS

Baltic TRAM as a policy initiative by Uwe Sassenberg, Baltic TRAM Project Manager

European XFEL as a showcase of close cooperation between CBSS Member States by Frédéric Le Pimpec, European XFEL

Multidimensional Cooperation in Education and Science by Vladimir Kutuzov, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI”

BSRUN for Strategy and Practice for the Friends of the Baltic Sea Region by Kari Hyppönen, BSRUN

Baltic Sea Region-wide Cooperation in Higher Education – From Perspective of the University of Latvia by Māris Kļaviņš, University of Latvia

Barents Cooperation in Science and Higher Education by Alexey Ivanov, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

How Poland shall utilize the CBSS Science, Research and Innovation Agenda or the art of follow-up… by Alexander Dańda, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland

EUSBSR Policy Area Innovation: Insights and Strategy Activities Towards 2030 by Tomasz Jałukowicz, EUSBSR Policy Area Innovation Coordinator

A Science Lab as Innovation Center by Dr. Arik Willner, DESY

Cooperation with Russia and the Baltic Sea Region by Cecilia Andrae, Swedish Institute

PA Education: education – research – employability – integration by Anders Bergström, Norden Association

The Role of Science and Research Cooperation in Strenghtening EU-Russia Relations by Gediminas Ramanauskas, European Commission (All views expressed herein are entirely of the author, do not reflect the position of the European Institutions or bodies and do not, in any way, engage any of them.)


In the context of the upcoming celebrations of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2017, the CBSS Secretariat is honoured to issue the statement of Ambassador Maira Mora, Director General of the Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat.  The statement holds relevance also in the context of the first CBSS conference Baltic Sea Science Day, which will be taking place a few days before the official celebration date of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February. The statement is accessible here.

The statement has been noted on the Genera project website: Council of the Baltic Sea States recognises GENERA

For more background information on the conference consult the news item “Survey to map academic and researchers’ mobility trends in Baltic Sea region” on the website of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

For more information on the Baltic Science Network proceed here.

For more information on the Baltic TRAM proceed here.


The CBSS conference Baltic Sea Science Day will take place back-to-back with the Baltic Science Network´s transnational workshop, which is organised on 10th of February 2017 in Vilnius. For further information on the workshop as well as the registration form, please consult the following section of MOSTA´s website.


For more information on the conference contact:

Ms Zane Šime

Communication & Research Coordinator

CBSS Secretariat

+46 8 440 19 25

+46 7 030 15 126

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