On 29 August 2018, the Chairman of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Committee of Senior Officials, Ambassador Juris Bone, addressed the members of “The Baltic Science Network” project’s group of experts. He presented an overview of priorities set by the CBSS Latvian Presidency, underlining that it was of vital importance to strengthen cooperation in the fields of higher education, science and research.
The Ambassador highlighted the work of the CBSS Vision Group on producing a comprehensive report that contains a number of recommendations for enhancing cooperation, including in science, research and innovation. The CBSS is an excellent framework for fostering cooperation and carrying out joint projects.
During the meeting, the Baltic Science Network experts discussed opportunities for working jointly on digitalisation, automation, robotisation, and the aging of society – the areas of current interest in which the European scale trends and global processes influence the Baltic Sea Region’s population. Research activities have a major role to play in raising awareness among policy experts about the particular facets of those processes and their impact on the wider public.
“The Baltic Science Network” is a project funded by the INTERREG Baltic Sea Region transnational cooperation programme and aimed at balancing out the level of research excellence in the Baltic Sea Region, thereby strengthening the status of the Baltic Sea Region as the European powerhouse of science.
See further information on the Baltic Science Network at http://www.baltic-science.org/