Central Baltic Interreg programme is funding project SimE - simulation pedagogy in learning ethics in practice in health care. The project aims to increase ethical competence among nursing students and prepare professionals to retain an equal and ethical capability within the health-care systems in the Central Baltic region. The project partners are Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland), The Swedish Red Cross University College (Sweden) and Riga Medical College of University of Latvia (Latvia).
The past couple of years of my life I have spent in Turku, Finland, as a student of international master’s degree programme in Baltic Sea Region at the University of Turku, therefore, my life has been evolving largely around the issues of the Baltic Sea, Baltic Sea region cooperation and the EU Strategy of the Baltic Sea Region ever since then. And I can say that in the times when the world community finally starts to come to the realization of devastating irreversible effects of climate change and calling for action, I am happy to have ended up in Finland and the Baltic Sea Region, where the actions are taking place already right now.
Cycling tourism is seen as a booming business, driving sustainable economic and social development. According to the study conducted by EuroVelo, the value of the cycling tourism in Europe is worth of 44 billion euros per year. Most of its benefits coming to the small and medium sized businesses and to the areas that has not traditionally attracted high volumes of tourism. Connected closely to the cycling tourism, there are overall growing interest towards nature tourism and slow traveling, to seek silence, peace and nature experiences on travels. The international cooperation project Lakesperience is seeking solutions to increase interest towards cycling tourism and sustainable usage of lakes as nature tourism destinations in participating regions.
IHMEC is a project connecting professionals in planning, designing, building and furnishing indoor hygiene (IH) spaces to form solutions that are breaking the infection chain on touchable surfaces, on indoor air and in drinking water. IHMEC is supported by the EU Interreg Central Baltic programme, and it brings together relevant clusters from Finland, Sweden and Estonia who can offer new and tailor-made IH solutions.
27.11.2018 08:35Business in Southern African markets
An impossible market with many challenges and only little returns if any? Not quite right! The Southern African Development Community (SADC) area offers various business opportunities for growing Central Baltic companies working in the maritime cluster. And these markets do also offer returns to persistent and optimistic SMEs.
20.11.2018 09:05Bootcamp brings people and ideas together
A start-up company is an entrepreneurial venture that aims to meet a marketplace need by developing a viable business model around a product, service, process or a platform. When Europe and Western World in general have pursued economic growth after the financial and debt crisis, the attention has often turned to young and emerging start-up companies. Central Baltic does not directly mention funding start-up companies in its targets, but one of the targets is to create new knowledge intensive companies in the region. Consequently, Central Baltic has also funded projects working with start-up companies.
30.10.2018 09:005 ways to make the most of manure
Manure is an important resource for recycling nutrients in the food production chain. To reduce losses and to make the most of its benefits, nutrient losses from manure management need to be controlled. This is why the project Manure Standards brings together all Baltic Sea coastal countries to develop more precise manure use.
Small companies cannot compete alone in the global markets. Climate change creates possibilities for companies developing new techniques and solutions. Adapting to droughts, floods and heavy rains are global challenges and water management techniques have global markets. According to a report by Finnish Government Finnish water companies have lost market shares even though they have a good reputation and pure Finnish drinking water is an excellent selling point. The problem of Finnish water sector in global competition and entering new markets is the small size of companies and fragmentation of the sector.
Moving goods via inland waterways is not
only an old method of transportation, but sustainable shipping will be a
competitive mode of transport also in future. In Central Europe, congestion on
roads and rails causes serious problems for transportation and freight
transport is still expected to grow. The EU waterway transport policy aims for
a better use of inland shipping to relieve heavily congested transport
“The best thing about the whole study unit was its multiprofessionality. We had a very varied bunch of students: physios, nurses and ICT people. People from different backgrounds created a good atmosphere for conversations to create something new,” describes Birgitta Tetri, who works as a nurse and included the study unit into her Master of Health Care degree.