Mobility in the Baltic Sea Region

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Download material from the conference on Strategic and Innovative Mobility: How to Promote Mobility for Students and Researchers in the Baltic Sea Region? that was held in Copenhagen on November 23rd.

Conference in Copenhagen on Mobility of Students and Researchers

On 23 November a conference on the topic “How to promote mobility for students and researchers in the Baltic Sea Region? Strategic and Innovative Mobility” was held in the Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen. A number of key stakeholders from universities, business, student and researcher organizations and relevant governments agencies were present at the conference as speakers, panelists and participants. This created vibrant discussions about how to develop, retain and attract the best and the brightest talents in order to secure future prosperity for the entire region. Many facets of the topic were discussed, among them; Mobility between the academic world and business, physical mobility over boarders and ICT as a means of enhancing mobility.

The conference was organised by the Danish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers 2010, the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation, Nordic Council of Ministers and Baltic Development Forum in cooperation with the EU Baltic Sea Region Strategy-partners, Lithuania and Germany.

Download the Final Conference Programme, that also contains a closer presentation of the conference theme.

Download speakers CVs – a two pages document briefly presenting the speakers and panel members at the conference.

Presentations at the Conference

Download the Powerpoint presentations or interventions by the speakers in pdf-format via the links below. The speakers are listed in their order of appearance.

“If we promote mobility for students and researchers, we promote cooperation and knowledge in the region.” “Students must experience study abroad periods as a natural part of their studies.” “Mobility plays a key role in ensuring employability by strenghtening the international competencies of young people.” Read the speech of the Danish Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation Charlotte Sahl-Madsen.

Hans Brask, Director, Baltic Development Forum

Birger Hendriks, Head of Department for Sciences, Ministry of Science, Economic Affairs and Transport of the State of Schleswig-Holstein, Bologna Follow Up Group

Sophia Eriksson Waterschoot, Head of Sector for Higher Education Policy in DG Education and Culture, European Commission

Claus Hviid Christensen, Chief Executive Officer, Lindoe Offshore Renewables Center (LORC)

Maria Mendel, Professor, Pro-Rector for Educational Matters, University of Gdansk, Poland

Gard Titlestad, Head of Department of Knowledge and Welfare, Nordic Council of Ministers
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