Centres Meeting in Nitra,
19-22 January 2005
Christine Jakobsson
Vice Director
BUP Coordination Secretariat
Uppsala University
BUP Centres Meeting - Agenda
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - Castle Mojmirovce
16.00 Opening session.
Opening words: Pavol Elias & Christine Jakobsson
Session 1. Formalities Chair Christine Jakobsson
Agenda for the meeting
Approval minutes from the Hrodna meeting.
Minutes for this meeting
16.30 Coffee break
17.00 Session 2. Centre Reports
Chair Tatyana Polajeva
- 18.00 Reports from national centres
19.00 Dinner
Welcoming address by the
Vice-Rectors Dusan Huska and Anna Bandlerova
BUP Centres Meeting – Agenda cont.
Thursday, January 20, 2005- Nitra University
08.00 Departure to Nitra University
09.00 Session 2, cont. Reports from national centres cont.
Report from the BUP secretariat
Lars Rydén
Information on the BUP self-assessment committee
Report from the Board Meeting
Siarhei Darozhka
11.00 Coffee break
11.30 Session 3
Chair Iryna Kriba
Summer and Autumn reports
* Summer camp, a cruise on the Masurian Lakes, 26/7- 6/8 I.Zbicinski
* Field seminar, Restoration Ecology, Hel Marine St.,12-21/8 L. Rydén
* Summer cruise Fryderyk Chopin, 11 – 25/9 Maria Winkler
* Teachers’ Conference on Baltic Sea Region Studies - Peoples of the
Baltic - Regional development, 25-28/11 2004, in Ciazen, L. Rydén
* Teachers’ Conference on Sustainable Water Management, 2-4 December
2004 in Łodz, Poland Ireneusz Zbicinski / Lars Rydén
* Teachers’ Conference on A Sustainable Baltic Region, 8-12/12 2004 in
Kazimierz Dolny, Poland Andris Spricis / Ireneusz Zbicinski
BUP Centres Meeting – Agenda cont.
Thursday, January 20, 2005- Nitra University
12.30 – 13:30 Lunch
13.30 Walking visit of historical Nitra (Upper town) with
professional guide ca 2 hours
15.30 Coffee break
16.00 – 18.00 Brainstorming on the centres function
Some ideas about administration & organisation
Christine Jakobsson / Maria Winkler
– Culture and technology of communication
– Short workshop on conference telephones
– Contracts with Centres
19:00 Dinner in Nitra
BUP Centres Meeting – Agenda cont.
Friday, January 21, 2005 - Castle Mojmirovce
09.00 Session 4
Chair Uffe Jakobsen
Improving the information flow in the network
* Mentors meetings & mentors cooperation with centres P. Lindroos
* Student’s website Karol Bajer
* BUP Homepage
Lars Rydén
* BUP Newsletter
Christine Jakobsson
* BUP Powerpoint presentations
Christine Jakobsson
10.15 Presentation of the DOSAIB (Development of Sustainable
Agriculture & Industry in the Baltic Countries) project C. Jakobsson
11.00 Coffee break
11.15 Courses development & the future C. Jakobsson / L. Rydén
The decade of Education for Sustainable Development & the BUP
BUP Centres Meeting – Agenda cont.
Friday, January 21, 2005 - Castle Mojmirovce
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch at Castle Mojmirovce
13.30 Presentation of the Castle Mojmirovce (the building and the park)
15.00 Session 5
Chairman Andris Spricis
Project development and cooperation
Lars Rydén
Baltic University Urban Forum, BUUF project
Cooperation with the Ministry of Education for the ESD, Education for Sustainable Development
Baltic 21 Senior Officials Group, SOG
Applications for funding
Christine Jakobsson / Lars Rydén
• A Sustainable Baltic Region
• Environmental Science
Coming activities
Maria Winkler
18.00 Excursion to the thermal pool in Polny Kesov ca 3 km from the castle
20:00 Dinner at Castle Mojmirovce
BUP Centres Meeting
Saturday, January 22, 2005- Castle Mojmirovce
Session 6. Conclusions from the meeting
Christine Jakobsson
10.00 Departure - transport by small bus to Vienna Airport.
BUP Centres meetings 2004 - 2010
Åbo, January
Minsk, June
Nitra, January
Kaliningrad, June
Riga, January
Umeå, June
Lviv, January
Lodz, June
Hamburg, January
Kaunas, June
Tallinn, January
Copenhagen, June
St Petersburg, January
Slovak Rep.
Brainstorming on the Centres function
Some ideas about administration and organisation
• Delegate tasks – make use of interested students!
• Problems with delegation – don’t give up!
• Spreading of information:
within the centre e.g. BUP Secretariat weekly planning meetings
within the country e.g. annual national meetings
E-mail lists of all teachers – updating
who is responsible for updating of the directory?
homepage for all centres – Christian will assist
please answer e-mails!
• Please help us save articles etc. on BUP for our archive
Contracts with Centres
• Contract from 1st June 2004 to 31 December
2005 – handed out at Centres Meeting in
• Have received signed contracts from:
Slovak and Czech republics
St. Petersburg
BUP Newsletter
• We started the BUP Newsletter in
September 2004
• We have published 3 numbers so far (1/9;
26/10; 15/12)
• Press stop for next issue 28 January
• Distributed by e-mail and on the
• We need your help to produce short
paragraphs of news of short articles
• Help us keep up-to-date!
The Baltic
Christine Jakobsson
Vice Director
The Baltic University Programme
Coordination Secretariat
Uppsala University
BUP Powerpoint presentations
• We will start to have lectures from teachers
conferences on our homepage
BUP Course development and the future
• The decade of Education for Sustainable
Development and the BUP
• Discussion
Introduction ESD
In December 2002, resolution 57/254 on the United Nations Decade of
Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) was adopted by
the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO was designated
as lead agency for the promotion of the Decade.
Education as the foundation of SD was reaffirmed at the Johannesburg
Summit, (Ch. 36 of Agenda 21 of the Rio Summit, 1992).
The Plan of Implementation: linkages between the Millennium Development
Goals on universal primary education for both boys & girls (especially
girls) & the Dakar Framework for Action on Education for All.
The creation of a gender-sensitive education system at all levels & of all
types – formal, non-formal and informal – to reach the unserved is
emphasized as a crucial component of ESD.
Education: a tool for addressing important questions e.g. rural development,
health care, community involvement, HIV/AIDS, the environment, &
wider ethical/legal issues such as human values & human rights.
• No universal model of ESD.
• Overall agreement on the concept,
• Nuanced differences according to local contexts, priorities &
• Each country has to define its own priorities & actions.
• The goals, emphases & processes must be locally defined to meet the
local environmental, social & economic conditions in culturally
appropriate ways.
• ESD is relevant & critical for both developed & developing countries.
Objectives – 2005-2014
The Decade of ESD pursues a global vision:
The vision of education for sustainable
development is a world where everyone has the
opportunity to benefit from quality education and
learn the values, behaviour and lifestyles
required for a sustainable future and for positive
societal transformation.
DD, the mascot of the UNESCO Education for
Sustainable Development website.
UNESCO interactive website to:
- prepare and build momentum for the United Nations Decade of
Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014).
- focus on Key Action Themes: Quality Education; Environment,
Sustainable Consumption, Water, Sustainable Tourism,
Overcoming Poverty, Human Rights, Rural Development, Gender
Equality, Health Promotion, HIV/AIDS, Media & ICTs, Intercultural
Understanding, Cultural Diversity, Indigenous knowledge.
- give visibility to local, national & international ESD activities,
initiatives & events.
- disseminate tools (publications, materials, educational kits,
questionnaires, etc.) that can be used by ESD educators &
professionals in their activities.
The draft International Implementation Scheme for the UN
Decade of Education for Sustainable Development is now
available online.
UNESCO leads the Decade & developing a draft International
Implementation Scheme (IIS).
• Initial consultation with UN partners in September 2003,
UNESCO shared a framework for the Scheme worldwide (>
2000 contributions).
• The draft Scheme was reviewed by leading academics &
experts in the field, before it was submitted, in July 2004 to the
High Level Panel on the Decade, which advises the DirectorGeneral of UNESCO on this topic.
• It was presented at the 59th session of the UN General
Assembly on 18-19th October 2004 in New York.
BUP offers education on SD issues, both basic & specialised & intends to continue
during the ESD decade.
approaching 10 000 students per year.
encourage universities to cooperate with communities they are part of- important
sustainability strategy.
competence development for professionals in municipalities, businesses etc.
A Sustainable Baltic Region
• developed in 1997;
• 10 booklets on themes important for sustainability (e.g. agriculture, energy,
forests, fishery, transport, industry, regional development) & some films.
• issues of sustainable use & management of natural resources; longterm protection of our environment & sustainable organization of human
societies from the level of households to municipalities, cities &
• new version is being planned.
• SIDA application in November 2004.
• Teacher’s conference, 8-12 December 2004, Kazimierz Dolny, Poland.
Focus: development of new course version. Last day - a consensus
discussion on development of the new course; Emphasis on didactics &
use of a homepage, the internet & distance teaching. History of
sustainability & SD, examples from the implementation.
Environmental Science
• Book finished in 2003;
• The course has 4 parts;
• Background on environmental studies & the effect of human society on the
• How society deals with environmental impact; what we need to do;
• Book - English for Environmental Science (developed 1 year ago);
• Website, is functioning at a minimum level (lack of financing).
• Application to SIDA in November 2004 ( website & the book);
• Website: to help students & teachers with texts, questions, quizzes &
The Baltic Sea Region - Culture, politics societies
• Book finished in 2002.
• The Baltic Sea region & its societies - 8 headings: history, culture,
languages, democracy, multiculturality, social conditions, economics &
• Focuses on the conditions in the region after 1989/91, & regional
development with special emphasis on democracy, human rights &
• Russian, Belarusian & Ukrainian version of the book published in 2005.
• Teachers’ conference, 25-28 November 2004, Ciazen
• Need for more materials and work on Democracy education against the
background of the Ukrainian elections.
Sustainable Water Management in the Baltic Sea Basin
• 3 books & films.
• A partly updated version of the 3 textbooks for the SWM courses are
available online in pdf
• Course is from autumn term 2004 on the internet
• Water as a resource, as well as the quality and quantity of water is an
important part of sustainability.
4 books on EMS to be published spring 2005.
1. Policy Instruments for Environmental Management EM1 (7.5 ECTS)
2. Cleaner Production & Technologies EM2 (7.5 ECTS)
3. Product Design & Life Cycle Techniques EM3 (7.5 ECTS)
4. Environmental Management Systems & Certification EM4 (7.5 ECTS)
Great importance for the industry & business sector. Aimed both for students &
Sustainable Agriculture & environmental health
• Plans for a new course package on SD & agriculture as well as
environmental health.
• Planning conference in September 2005 (if financing is secured).
• Course package will be developed in cooperation with among others, a
group of veterinarians from the University of Illinios, USA & Kaunas
Cooperation between cities/towns & universities in the BSR to promote SD.
1999-2002: 35 case studies in cities, on urban planning, democracy &
environmental management (SUPERBS project). Published a series of
reports & TV cassettes. Sustainable Community Development (univ.
master level course).
Phase 1. To develop strategies for SD for cities and towns.
20 cities and towns, & 15 universities in 9 countries.
Organising partners: BUP, KTH, UBC.
Spring 2005: 10 booklets will be published on:
Traffic and Transport, Rebuilding Brownfields, Sustainable Energy
Management, Education, Sustainable Economic Development, Urban-Rural
Cooperation, Urban Green Structures and Parks, Water Management,
Waste Management, Integration of Sustainability Management.
For municipalities, students & professionals.
Phase 2. Competence development seminars within the participating
municipalities & on larger conferences taking up the aspect of integrating
sustainability within different areas.
Put forward the development of sustainability within the region.
• Sustainable Tourism in the BSR
Planning to start a cooperation with Monash University, Australia on
Sustainable tourism in the BSR.
• Teach English to participants in Belarus to better be able to
participate in our conferences, courses & other activities financing
from (the Swedish Institute)
• Sustainable Baltic Business Community: a course on
sustainability in the business sector of the BSR
• Risk & Safety Education: currently planning a cooperation with the
Swedish Rescue Board (Räddningsverket) on a masters education
on security issues for the Baltic Sea Region. (Interreg IIIB project)
• Sustainable Forestry
• Cooperation with the Mediterranean
• Lake Victoria
• Teachers education on ESD
• Sustainable Energy course
Use of EU structural funds for
new EU members
• The EU has reserved large amounts of
financing for the new EU members;
• Try to find structural funds and other EU
financing for your Centre.
Applications/Grants 2003/04 (as of 2004-05-09)
Sum applied for
1. Ministry of Educ., SE
BUP Secretariat
4,000,000 SEK
2. UU Rector
BUP Secretariat
1,300,000 SEK/year
3. Ministry of Educ., FI
BUP Centre ÅA
90,000 Euro
4. UmU Rector
BUP Centre UmU
100,000 SEK
Lead partner
UU Rector
BUP Uppsala
BUP Turku
BUP Umeå
5. Visbyprogrammet, SI
BUP Secr/Network
552,000 SEK
BUP Uppsala
6. Visbyprogrammet, SI
Borki Student Conf
250,000 SEK
BUP Uppsala
7. Visbyprogrammet, SI
Sailing Pogoria
195,000 SEK
BUP Uppsala
8. Visbyprogrammet, SI
Summer camp
35,000 SEK
BUP Uppsala
9. Visbyprogrammet, SI
Seminar Hel Marine St
40,000 SEK
BUP Uppsala
10. Visbyprogrammet, SI Teachers Conf on BSR
80,000 SEK
BUP Uppsala
BUP projects
11. Visbyprogrammet, SI New material on SD
BUP Uppsala
12. Visbyprogrammet, SI Support Belarus teachers 71.250 SEK BUP Uppsala
13. Sida
Env Science
216.000 SEK
BUP Uppsala
Cooperative projects
14. Sida
BUUF coordination
1,330,000 SEK BUP Uppsala+KTH
15. Sida
BUUF/Russia +Belarus
1,000,000 SEK BUP Uppsala
16. KK stiftelsen
BUUF coordination
1,000,000 SEK BUP Uppsala+KTH
Restoration aquatic ecosyst 60.000 SEK BUP Uppsala
18. KK stiftelsen
BUUF research
3,150,000 SEK BUP Uppsala+KTH
19. 6FP MarieCurieEST STACE res stud/courses 228 fellow months BUP Uppsala
Other lead partner
Post Doc position
ca 500,000 SEK SLU LandscapePlan
21. Visbyprogrammet, SI Baltic Business Communities 1,470,000 SEK BUP Umeå
22. Visbyprogrammet, SI Baltic Sea Region Course ca 1,000,000 SEK Väddö FolkHSchool
2,000,000 ann granted
900.000 granted
100.000 Euro ann 3 yrs
Request has to be
2004-03-01 Under review
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2004-03-01 Under review
2004-03-01 Under review
2003-02-24 Under review
2003-10-16 200,000 granted
2003-10-16 granted
2004-05-12 planned
2004-04-01 Under review
2004-05-12 planned
2004-02-11 Under review
2004-05-16 planned
2004-03-01 Under review
2004-03-01 Under review

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