Transnational workshop “Researchers‘ mobility in Baltic Sea Region: where do we stand and how to move forward?“

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Date: 10th February, 2017
Venue: ARTIS Conference Center, Totoriu str. 23, Vilnius, Lithuania

“Researchers‘ mobility in Baltic Sea Region: where do we stand and how to move forward?“ is the final event for the workshop series in Baltic Sea Region. Starting in November 2016 throughout December 2016 and January 2017, partners of the Baltic Science Network hosted national workshops across the Baltic Sea Region, assembling representatives from universities, research and academic institutions, national managing authorities as well as business sector in order to discuss challenges and barriers to researchers‘ mobility.

The participants the transnational workshop will learn more about existing mobility schemes and existing tools that foster mobility in Baltic Sea Region countries. Special attention will be paid to the analysis of researchers’ mobility in Baltic Sea Region. Analysis of researchers’ mobility and challenges to it will be presented by the authors. Furthermore, researchers’ mobility trends and challenges will be discussed, paying special attention on the actions that could potentially contribute to enhance the researchers’ mobility among Baltic Sea Region countries.

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8:30 – 9:00


9:00 – 9:10

Welcome by Jurgita Petrauskienė, Minister of Education and Science, Lithuania

9:10 – 9:40

Opportunities for researchers

EU researcher mobility options for the Baltic Sea Region

Paul Harris, European Commission

9:40 – 10:10

DAAD researchers’ mobility schemes

Holger Finken, German Academic Exchange Service

10:10 – 10:40

Facts, figures and challenges

International mobility of researchers in the Baltic Sea Region: facts and figures

Dr. Tom Schumacher, Kiel University

10:40 – 10-50

Coffee Break

10:50 – 12:10

National perspective on the challenges for the researchers’ mobility

Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Germany, Lithuania, Sweden, St. Petersburg and Poland representatives

12:10 – 12:40

Overview of the challenges for the researchers’ mobility in BSR

Tadas Juknevičius, MOSTA

12:40 – 13:40


13:40 – 14:00

The role of BSR facilities in supporting researchers´ mobility

ScanBalt BioRegion – A Global Hotspot for Biotechnology based Innovation

Peter Frank, ScanBalt

14:00 – 14:20

Mobility in relation to the European Spallation Source

Fredrik Melander, Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education

14:20 – 14:40

The PostDoc programme at the Swedish Research Council

Tomas Andersson, Swedish Research Council

14:40 – 14:50



The way forward

Mari Leino, University of Turku

14:50 – 15:30


Žilvinas Martinaitis, Visonary Analytics


Tomas Andersson (Swedish Research Council), Holger Finken (German Academic Exchange Service), Paul Harris (European Commission), Paula Lindros (Åbo Akademi University), Klaus von Lepel (Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Ministry of Science, Research and Equalities), Ramojus Reimeris (MOSTA) 

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