Commitment to communicate for a cleaner Baltic Sea
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 at 14:00-17:30Main Hall, Dzintari Concert Hall, Jurmala, Latvia.
Link to meeting outcome
Part I: Setting the scene
Welcoming words and introduction by the organizers
Why are we here? Aims of the meeting
Moderator: Johanna Laurila, HELCOM
HELCOM, BONUS, Baltic Eye
Learning from the best – national scale
Case study from Finland: Baltic Sea communicators' network
Tuula Putkinen, John Nurminen Foundation, Finland
Learning from the best – European scale
Communications panel of the European Science Foundation Marine Board
Media perspective: what needs and expectations to such network could be in operating on science-policy interface?
Part II: Perspectives and brainstorming from Baltic Sea coastal states
Baltic Sea viewed through the political situation of my country
1. How are Baltic Sea issues covered in my country, in terms of environmental research and politics? Judging by the media: give three case examples
2. In your national context, what are/would be the optimal means to "tell it louder" with regards to Baltic Sea issues? How the new network could add value to these efforts?
3. Regional network for communicators: What are the keys to success for such a new network?
Moderator: Maija Sirola, BONUS
Sven Paulus, Editor of research news, Estonia;
Saara Reinimäki, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland;
Barbara Hentzsch, Warnemunde Institute, Germany;
Ieva Firere, Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia;
Olga Senova, NGO Baltic Sea Friends, Russia;
Part III: Regional communicators´ network: what does the future hold?
- considerations and expectations
- brainstorming on incentives, added value, and investment by all participants
DG Regio, European Commission; InterAct Turku; Council of the Baltic sea States; HELCOM
Closing remarks: Did we get what we were aiming for? Next steps?
Johanna Laurila, HELCOM
42 Jomas Street, Jurmala
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What is this?
How can we together increase visibility and impact for top-notch research and best policies in the region?
Come and share experiences and learn from colleagues across the region!
Who should be there?
Baltic Sea communicators affiliated with science, policy and
decision-making, and any others with a passion for powerful
communication for the region.