The Baltic University Programme, together with Hamburg University of applied Sciences and the Universitity of Applied Sciences Zittau/Gorliz are organizing a Student Conference that will take on 28th May to 1st of June 2018 in Zittau, Germany. The conference is hosted under BUP’s German presidency and the topic is “Innovation for Sustainable Development: Resource and Energy Efficiency in Production and Transportation”. The goal of the conference is to contribute in order to make participants learn and discuss about the role of technological and social innovations for sustainable development.
The target group of the course is Bachelor and Master Students from the Baltic Sea Region, especially with a technical background and at least of one year of experience, However, participants from other fields or disciplines are also welcomed. Deadline for the submission of application is the 20th of March 2018. You can find the application form here BUP Students Conference Application form 2018 . For further information please have a look to the attached documents. BUP SC 2018_Announcement_ letter and BUP_Students Conference_2018_Zittau Germany preliminary information.
If you’re a young European aged between 18-30 years old wishing to have an opportunity as a volunteer abroad the IVY – Interreg Voluntary Youth could be a unique solution. The initiative, part of the European Solidarity Corps, aims at involving young volunteers to support, promote and report achievements of Interreg programmes and projects. It will also make them aware of the many benefits of collaboration among EU internal borders as well as enhance their sense of European solidarity, citizenship and civic engagement.
Among several offers currently available on IVY website, there are two involving Baltic countries such as Germany and Estonia.
As of Germany, the volunteer will help with the implementation of the project “Baltic Blue Growth” as an Interreg Project Partner at the German Coastal Union in Rostock . During the project, the volunteer will learn how human activities affect the environment, how stakeholder groups are formed, how a project like Baltic Blue Growth can be used to share knowledge among Baltic Sea neighbouring countries and improve transnational cooperation. Therefore the volunteer will also participate in project-related events and communication activities. During the project which is expected to last 6 months starting from October – deadline ASAP – the volunteer will receive a financial support of 22 euros per day.
As of Estonia, the volunteer will contribute to the visibility of the project “SCULT World Sport Volunteers Movement” in Tallin. As an Interreg Project Partner, the volunteer will help to formulate the communication plan working hand in hand with the events team in the preparation of activities and events. The project will last for 6 months starting from September and the volunteer will receive 21 euros per day.