Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Ministry of Science Research and Equalities (Germany)
2 994 500 euros
Åbo Akademi University’s part of the budget
195 000 euros (7%)
The aim of the Baltic Science Network (BSN) is 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.
The BSN project also aims to develop and implement transnational strategies, incentives and programmes to support higher education, research and innovation and to develop R&I excellence.
BSN partnership is closely interlinked with the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and is a flagship of Policy Area Education, Research and Employability.
Science and education ministries are the main project partners. Åbo Akademi University represents universities via the Baltic University Programme (BUP).
The main outputs of the project include:
– Foundation of the Baltic Science Network
– Joint presentation of macro regional interests on EU level and policy recommendations
– Joint transnational strategies for specific areas of scientific excellence
– Incentives/ funding schemes for fostering transnational research and innovation uptake in BSR
– Measures for better transnational utilisation of existing/ planned R&I infrastructure
– Structured mobility tools and mobility funding instruments
– Concepts and recommendations for widening participation
– Do’s and Don’ts for successful implementation of transnational science policy cooperation