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A shared learning environment for vocational and engineering students is developed, in which project-based learning methodology is implemented targeting both students’ groups in final two years of their academic track. The developed education methodology is expected to yield a new line of industry human capital (engineers and technicians), who are technically and socially competent for professiona ...
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Safeguarding the Saimaa Ringed Seal (LIFE Saimaa Seal)

Start date: Aug 1, 2013, End date: Jul 31, 2018,

Background Once widespread in Finland, the Saimaa ringed seal (Phoca hispida saimensis) is now found only in the Saimaa fragmented freshwater lake complex. With a small population of about 310 seals, it is probably the world’s most endangered seal species and is categorized by the IUCN as Critically Endangered. In Annex II of the Habitats Directive, it ...
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Framework for Innovation Competencies Development and Assessment

Start date: Jan 1, 2015, End date: Dec 31, 2017,

EU’s Innovation Union Initiative underlines the importance of innovations in all sectors of the economy. For creating new innovations we need individuals that are capable to participate in diverse everyday innovation processes. One main problem is that universities don’t have proper tools to measure the development of the students’ innovation competencies during their studies. Therefore, we don’t ...
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... last year, the joint course programme will be tried out in Utrecht (in a blended learning format), an international student Sustainable City competition in the 3 municipalities (Utrecht, Turku and Alcoi). A conference on viable solutions for a sustainable city environment is scheduled. Follow up activities will be worked out. PROJECT MANAGEMENT and QUALITY ASSURANCE The key players in the projec ...
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Joint Operation for Ultra Low Emission Shipping (JOULES)

Start date: Jun 1, 2013, End date: May 31, 2017,

Reducing emissions from shipping has increasingly become a challenge over the last years, both as a counter measure against global climate change and to protect local environments and population from waste, gas emissions and noise.This challenge has been documented both in policy papers, like the Europe 2020 initiative or the Transport White Paper, and in rules and regulations issued by IMO as wel ...
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Planning for energy efficient cities (PLEEC)

Start date: Apr 1, 2013, End date: Mar 31, 2016,

Today climate change causes serious problems to the societies worldwide and Europe starts to feel its consequences. At the same time European community is facing economical problems. One of the main producers of greenhouse gases is the non sustainable energy production and use. Therefore there is an urgent need to reduce energy use in most cost effective way.PLEEC will gather cities with innovativ ...
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EUROFACULTY PSKOV

Start date: Dec 31, 2008, End date: Dec 30, 2015,

The EuroFaculty Pskov is an educational development project launched in 2009 in the Region of Pskov in Western Russia, close to the border of Estonia and Latvia. The aim of the project is to upgrade university education in business economics/business administration at the recently created Pskov State University (PskovSU) which is a result of the merger of five educational institutions in Pskov. Fo ...
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Static Acoustic Monitoring of the Baltic Sea Harbour porpoise (SAMBAH)

Start date: Oct 1, 2010, End date: Sep 30, 2015,

Background The Baltic Sea subpopulation of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) is small and has been drastically reduced in recent decades. The species is listed in Annexes II and IV of the Habitats Directive as well as in the national red lists of several Member States. This, in combination with a complex of threats and problems that are still fairly po ...
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Benchmarking water protection in cities (CITYWATER)

Start date: Oct 1, 2012, End date: Sep 30, 2015,

... ct of project actions and to compile the results from the project with the help of a toolbox. Expected results: Three new investment plans and constructions for storm water handling in Helsinki and Turku in Finland and in Tallinn, Estonia; Tools for more effective environmental communication with a special focus on voluntary water protection measures in Baltic Sea states and within local organi ...
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A study on fatal accidents of professional drivers in Finland (Laapotti & Peräaho 2011) has revealed that the risks in loading and securing of cargo comprised 12 % of all vehicular risk factors. This was more than the proportion of risks connected to tires and brakes together (10 %). Europe is an area where goods and products can move around freely, without any checks at the national borders. Thi ...
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Green Retrofitting of Existing Ships (REFRESH)

Start date: Mar 1, 2012, End date: Feb 28, 2015,

Traditionally, the environmental performance of ships in terms of air emissions has never been among the primary concerns of the maritime industry. However, this situation is bound to change considering that the greening of the transportation sector is imminent and unavoidable. This tendency is manifested with activities ranging from regularly published statistics regarding the air pollution of ge ...
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Parks, both historic and modern, are intensively managed, high quality environments. They add to the attractiveness and success of cities and regions and to the quality of life for citizens and visitors.The partnership includes many of those cities and regions energetically enhancing and using parks in a wider policy context such as economic development, rural diversification, protection of cultur ...
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Ecologically Friendly Port

Start date: Nov 30, 2012, End date: Nov 29, 2014,

Project overall objectives are improving the environmental status of the Eastern part of the Gulf of Finland by establishing close cooperation between citizens, port actors and authorities on the base of green value, green economy and ecological mentality aimed at sustainable regional development. Improving ability of the ports to combine sustainable growth and development of the environmental pro ...
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Strong cooperation in the scientific area is needed in the Baltic Sea region in order to ensure the competitiveness of the region. There is a new cluster of large-scale research infrastructure (Lund, Hamburg, Berlin and Geesthacht as EU countries and Gachina in Russia) and some more are planned or already under construction (the European XFEL in Hamburg, ESS and Max IV in Lund, Solaris in Krakow). ...
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The Baltic Sea Basin is an area of intensive, and intensifying agricultural production. There are about 36 million units of cattle, 67 million units of pigs, and 190 million units of poultry in the region. (Gren, I.-M. et al., 2008: Cost of nutrient reductions to the Baltic Sea - technical report). Intensifying and concentration of animal production has resulted in environmental problems caused by ...
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MIMO has its starting point in the fact of social exclusion as a problem emerging among youth across Europe. There are cross-border issues of youth alienation, low level of school attractiveness, students extremely low feeling of subjective wellbeing, frequency of acts of school violence and the changing demographics regarding youth multiculturalism and diversity. It is addressed in research that ...
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The traditional Baltic island sheep are not widely appreciated, although small-scale sheep keeping is a traditional activity for islanders and perfect for Natura/nature protection areas, where extensive farming is forbidden due to environmental considerations. Sheep is fairly unknown as a simultaneous source of meat, wool, and landscape design. Typically, sheep farming is polarized; targeting eith ...
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Wave Energy for a Sustainable Archipelago (WESA)

Start date: Apr 30, 2011, End date: Dec 30, 2013,

Wave energy has a potential as a truly renewable, sustainable energy source in the Central Baltic region. The technology has been developed by the Uppsala University over the last decade, and it has been successfully tested for several years on the Swedish west coast. During the winter of 2009/20010 the tests were occasionally subject to icy conditions. However, no systematic design or test of the ...
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The overall objective of the project is to develop and enhance the management of the shared Atlantic salmon resource in the Barents region; enabling a future adaptive, sustainable and knowledge-based harvesting regime. This enables the conservation of the rich fishing traditions and coastal culture of the area and preserves the highly important regional and local socio-economy of the coastal fishe ...
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Maritime sector has always been sensitive for economical changes. During the past years maritime clusters in the Central Baltic region have faced tightened competition, new requirements of environmental protection, structural changes and weakened competitiveness. Maritime clusters play an important role in different sectors of economy and thus its profitability has wide influences to other sectors ...
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CHALLENGES: The competition for international job-seekers, especially professionals and students (called “expats” in this application) and the ethnic diversity in the CBSR are increasing fast as a result of globalisation. Facilitating and increasing the interaction among individuals with widely different backgrounds are key priorities for community development in Europe and is critical for maintai ...
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... ed value services, creating an attractive business market for mathematics, physics, computer science, and engineering education. The project is carried out in close cooperation between the cities of Turku (lead partner), Stockholm, Tallinn, and Mariehamn, Åbo Akademi University and University of Turku. The project builds upon a new method for teaching mathematics called structured derivations, wh ...
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Overall objective of the project is to build the public understanding about the economical and technical benefits on the use of biomass for energy production, based on studies of biomass availability, technical-economic aspects and environmental protection. In order to achieve the project aims there are defined following tasks: 1. To make the resource assessment analysis on regionally available b ...
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How to link strong research nodes, clusters and SME networks in the Baltic Sea region in order to jointly reach globally-leading innovation partnerships? How to use the high innovation potential of the region to address common societal challenges?StarDust was designed to give answers to these questions. Besides the concrete testing of collaboration methods, policy implication should be drawn on ho ...
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Building up Availability of SME Internationalisation Services (BASIS)

Start date: Dec 31, 2010, End date: Nov 30, 2013,

The operational environment for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) evolves and becomes increasingly international at a quick pace. For example, the export, import, subcontracting, financing and marketing activities of enterprises are more and more often connected to international processes and actors and to their decision-making. It is a well-known fact that strengthening the competitivenes ...
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The archipelagos in Aland, South-West Finland and in the Swedish coast are unique environments which have immeasurable cultural, social, ecological and economical values. The sources of livelihood as well as quality of life in the archipelagos are largely dependent on the purity of the nature and thus a large oil spill could be destructive for both nature and people. Despite general shallowness ...
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Oil transportation in the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland poses transnational risks to the marine environment. Maritime oil transportation is also vulnerable to security threats, an area of less attention in the Baltic Sea. Traditionally, improvements to maritime safety regulation have realized only after major accidents. Post-accident policies are not very comprehensive and may be biased by the ch ...
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zation of the diabetes treatment would mean remarkable savings in the healthcare budget. People suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes have to use large amounts of their energy, time and money in their lifetime to treat their illness. A mistreated disease can weaken a person’s health and quality of life in a severe way. It would be necessary to a patient to have different forms of treatm ...
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CLEAN BALTIC SEA SHIPPING (CleanShip)

Start date: Jun 9, 2010, End date: Sep 9, 2013,

BALTIC SEA CLEAN SHIPPING (CLEANSHIP), is part of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, and has by the EU Commission become selected as a strategic flagship project in its mission to make the Baltic Sea a model region for clean shipping. It promotes measures to reduce emissions from ships to the atmosphere and elaborates ways to promote infrastructure for bunkering of LNG and increased use of ...
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Maritime transport constitutes a vitally important part of trade and services for the countries around the Baltic Sea and Europe. Baltic shipping is constantly growing and some of the busiest shipping routes in the world go through the Baltic Sea. Consequently, the sensitive environment of the Baltic Sea is threatened by increasing pollution from the shipping industry. Through international agreem ...
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Background Marine habitats have greatly regressed in the Baltic Sea due to extensive eutrophication and the influence of increased amounts of toxic substances. The Finnish exclusive economic zone (EEZ) was established recently, after the designation of the Natura 2000 network, and only a few preliminary surveys of underwater habitat types have been made i ...
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... nvolved parties Determination of quality functions ensuring high promotion of quality attitude and quality assurance in production activities-created and functioning measurement and control centre in Turku and collaboration between measurement centres, scientific institutions and companies in the region Integration of innovation and control centres in the region, development of cross-border collab ...
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The ports of Stockholm, Tallinn, Helsinki, Naantali and Turku play key roles in accessibility of Central Baltic Region both in cargo traffic and passenger traffic. Effective, competitive, eco-friendly and safe port procedures and sea transportation solutions between the five cities have major importance on trades between the port regions, between the three countries and also in wider international ...
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Interreg IIIA interdisciplinary ”Reed Strategy in Estonia and Finland” project brought out the concept of integrated coastal planning and Reed Strategy in 2007. It created a framework for wider utilization and gave an idea for the new project, which focuses on the bioenergy production with reed, and looks for new ways to use reed in the construction industry. COFREEN-project delves deep into utili ...
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Centralbaltic Job Ferry (CB Job Ferry)

Start date: Apr 30, 2011, End date: Mar 31, 2013,

The overall objective of the current proposed project, correlated with the global objectives of the Central Baltic cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013, is to intensify the cross-border cooperation of all labour market participants in the common border region in a socially and economically sustainable way meant to support the development of a cross-border labour market. Specifically the p ...
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Virtual Elderly Care Services on the Baltic Islands (VIRTU)

Start date: Apr 30, 2010, End date: Mar 31, 2013,

The Baltic Islands are facing many challenges on the social, political and economical level. The social and health care sector is strongly influenced by the demographic changes, struggling with the challenge of ensuring equal services for rural and urban areas with limited budgetary conditions. The ageing population, long distances and the possible lack of qualified work force are common challenge ...
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SUSBIO aims at added sustainability in the food value chain referring to agricultural production, food processing, logistics, consumption and disposal of a product including both solid waste management and waste water management. The added sustainability is achieved by improved material efficiency in the whole food value chain and by fractionating value-added components from edible materials and u ...
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n reduction of the eutrophication of the Baltic Sea today (PRESTO)

Start date: Jun 8, 2011, End date: Mar 7, 2013,

Project PRESTO (Project on Reduction of the Eutrophication of the Baltic Sea Today) tackled the eutrophication which is the main environmental problem of the Baltic Sea. Eutrophication is caused by excess load of nutrients - nitrogen and phosphorus - to the sea mainly from land-based sources.Main objectives and related activities of PRESTO project:1. To improve water quality along River Daugava an ...
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Breakthrough in European Ship and Shipbuilding Technologies (BESST)

Start date: Sep 1, 2009, End date: Feb 28, 2013,

"Initiated by EUROYARDS, BESST aims to achieve a breakthrough in competitiveness, environmentally friendliness and safety of EU built ships. Focusing on passenger ships, ferries and mega-yachts, the results will to a large extend be applicable also to other ships. A holistic life cycle performance assessment on ship level will guide the technical developments on system level, clustered in System G ...
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Helsinki-Tallinn Transport and Planning Scenarios (H-TTransPlan)

Start date: Dec 31, 2010, End date: Dec 30, 2012,

In Estonia and in Finland the closer integration of the countries is seen important to support competitiveness of the sparsely populated area. The Helsinki-Tallinn twin-city region (HTTCR) is seen as the driver of integration due to proximity of the capitals. Despite vision documents created in all political levels, the region is not yet truly developed together. The project will discuss the imp ...
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