The BUP weekly


Dear colleauges,

Our region is going through some difficult times, with temporary isolation and limitations of our freedoms. We hope that you stay healthy and positive in these times and look a head to the times coming after this COVID-19 pandemic.

The executive committee of the BUP board has now decided that the BUP Symposium 2020 will be held online with the program slightly altered.

For next year, we plan to have another BUP symposium in Visby when we can meet in person. This will take place the 23-27 of August 2021 and include our 30 years anniversary!

Stay tuned for more information at www.balticuniv.uu.se and www.bupsymposium2020.se

We are looking forward to see you online and in 2021!


With best wishes,

Madeleine Granvik, PhD, assoc. Prof.

Director for the Baltic University Programme

BUP secretariat news

BUP symposium 2020 - Moved online

The BUP symposium 2020 has been moved online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event will take place at the same days as planned.

For more information, please visit www.bupsymposium2020.se

BUP Teachers SAIL - Postponed

The BUP Teachers SAIL will not be held this year.

The event is postponed to August 2021, when the yearly teachers course in Education for Sustainable Development, will take place.

The application for BUP Teacher's SAIL will re-open again in the spring of 2021.

For more information visit www.bup.fi

BUP member news

Conference invitation

With and After Empire: Enduring Pasts Across the Local and the Global

The Centre for Baltic and East Europeans Studies (CBEES) at Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden would like to inform you about the newly open call for papers for its 7th Annual Conference.

  • 3 - 4 December 2020
  • Stockholm, Sweden

For more details about the conference and also about the call, please visit the conference website: www.sh.se/cbeesannual2020

More info

Deadline for submission is on 15 August 2020.

COVID-19: Invitation to take part in 3 studies

Impacts on sustainability teaching, research and consequences of social isolation

The European School of Sustainability Science and Research  and the Interuniversity Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) are running 3 large studies aimed at ascertaining how the crisis triggered by COVID-19 is reflecting on the  practices of sustainable development teaching and research, and how the shutdown is affecting the academic community round the world. The studies are:

1. Impacts of COVID-19 on sustainability teaching

2. Impacts of COVID-19 on sustainability research

3. Impacts of the social isolation caused by the  COVID-19 crisis on University teaching staff and students

Responses to the data collection instruments only take a few minutes.Together, data from these studies will help in the understanding of current and possibly future impacts of COVID-19 to universities. The results will be widely shared via open access, with the international academic community, Ministries of Education and  Health round the world, and with the World Health Organisation.

We kindly invite colleagues to use this use this window of opportunity to share their opinions, experiences and perspectives in this highly sensitive period, when the COVID-19 pandemic is severly influencing our lives and our lifestyles. Please feel free to passt this note on to your own contacts and networks, so they too can take advantage of this opportunity.

Thank you for your contribution!

Survey 11. Impacts of COVID-19 on sustainability teaching

2. Impacts of COVID-19 on sustainability research

Survey 2

3. Impacts of the social isolation caused by the  COVID-19 crisis on University teaching staff and students

Survey 3

For more information, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Walter Leal

Regional News

Partnership offer

Lithuanian Children and Youth Center (LVJC)

LVJC is the largest non-formal educational institution in Lithuania. One of their main fields is Sustainable development goals dissemination in Lithuania and especially among young people, where they organize various events, initiatives and other activities.

They are now looking for new project partners for a project focusing on Education for Sustainable Development with youth and is looking for insitutes of higher education, in which to cooperate with and apply for funding. 

For more informtation, please contact 

Erika Lučickaja