BSN Final Conference & CBSS Science Day

Towards a new ERA for Research and Innovation in the Baltic Sea Region

The Baltic Sea Region is one of the most competitive, innovative science macro-regions in the world, with an excellent structure of leading universities and research institutions. Cooperation in research and innovation in this region is unique and offers inspirational insights for other macro-regions.

The BSN project ends on 31 July 2021. The aim of this final conference is to present the project results to a broad specialist public, discuss them with actors from politics and science at regional, national and EU level and to define the way forward for the Baltic Science Network.

In this context, a new vision will be presented, which should guide the course to enhanced competiveness and excellence of the Baltic Sea science region and contribute to the realisation of the European Research Area.


The event programme includes insightful presentations, interactive panel discussions and thematic sessions on topics such as

  • How can various cross-border research support initiatives and funding programmes better align to fully exploit the potential of the Baltic Sea science region?
  • Involving Russia and Norway – Opportunities for science cooperation between EU and non-EU countries in the Baltic Sea region
  • Supporting a broader use of large research infrastructures – lessons learnt and future applications of the BSN LaunchPad:RI connectors
  • Supporting academic mobility for young researchers – lessons learnt and future perspectives for the BSN Mobility Programme for Research Internships (BARI)

The conference ends with the Baltic Sea Science Day Award ceremony.