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International Conference on "Integrative Approaches Towards Sustainability" (Baltic Sea Region sharing knowledge internally, across Europe, and world-wide)

International Conference on "Integrative Approaches Towards Sustainability" (Baltic Sea Region sharing knowledge internally, across Europe, and world-wide)

Objective

The 2nd Conference in the series of "Integrative Approaches Towards Sustainability" is a response to the request of participants of the first conference held in Latvia March 26-29, 2003 (http://home.lanet.lv/~asi/). An impressive forum of excellent key-note speakers was challenged by an ambitious audience of young researchers at the 1st Conference proceedings of which contain 600 pages.

The Baltic Rim, a recognised leader in integrated treatment of environmental, social, and economic problems of sustainable development (SD), is facing the challenge of full acceptance of the Baltic Countries and Poland to this world-class club. The 2nd Conference aims:

- to strengthen the integration of the region's RTD community and promotion of sharing its knowledge and expertise internally, across Europe (including the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions) and worldwide by inviting distinguished researchers to discuss the goals defined by the EU Council in Gothenburg, science-based thresholds of sustainability and limits with focus on the Baltic Rim, the corporate responsibility for SD in regional decision making,
- to share knowledge and expertise with particular focus on agriculture, forestry, education, and university-municipality partnership in basic and advanced fields of SD,
- to train the young researchers of the region and regions of Mediterranean and Black Sea.

The 2nd Conference will contribute to creation of a "critical mass" of human potential for SD in the region and Europe. The Conference tasks will be implemented by an appropriate Agenda and composition of participant list. It is essential for the region to organise a high level conference in a new member state on the East coast of the Baltic Sea in order to address senior researchers, to train the young ones from the Baltic countries and Poland and to encourage them to take the opportunities offered by the ERA and the EC 6th FP. The work under the project consists of 6 Work packages.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA

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Raina Blvd.19
Riga

Latvia

Administrative Contact

Arnolds UBELIS (Dr)

Participants (2)

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UPPSALA UNIVERSITY

Sweden

ZERI BALTICUM

Latvia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 9244

  • Start date

    1 September 2004

  • End date

    28 February 2006

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 72 000

  • EU contribution

    € 72 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA

Latvia