Conference “New Baltic Sea Generation”


FOTO: Kristofer Samuelsson

Embassies of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in Stockholm would like to extend the invitation to the conference “New Baltic Sea Generation“ which will be held on September 13 from 11.00 – 14.30 on the board of Tallink ferry „Baltic Queen“.

The brainstorming event is organized in cooperation with Race For The Baltic and Swedish Institute to mark Centennials of Estonian and Latvian independence as well as hundred years of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania.

We are living in one of the most rapidly growing region in the world. While celebrating the past endeavors we need to look also forward to ensure the future of our societies around the Baltic Sea.
Why is the co-operation around the Baltic Sea crucial for sustainable development? What innovations and projects are needed to ensure the Baltic Sea health and to address climate change? How young and committed women and men can contribute to and through governments, NGOs, academic and business communities (including start-up´s and cleantech)? Those are the general questions we would like to address during the half-day conference. The event will consist of two panel discussions – „Innovations for the Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region“ and „Opportunities for Young Generation and Possibilities of the Contribution of Young People“. During the networking lunch there will be an excellent opportunity for exchange of ideas and contacts. Participants from state, academic and business communities as well as high schools and NGOs are welcome to participate in discussions, share their visions and ideas.


11:00 Introduction

11:05 Welcoming address and opening remarks

11.20 First panel „Innovations for the Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region“

Speakers: Prof. Tarmo Soomere, the President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Professor of Coastal Engineering and Leading Research Scientist, Head of Wave Engineering Laboratory, Tallinn University of Technology
Mr Viesturs Celmiņš, Latvian University (on cities in the Baltic Sea Region) (TBC)

Ms Ignė Stalmokaitė, Doctoral Student, Environmental Science, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Södertörn University
Mrs Johanna Ragnartz, CEO, Keep Sweden Tidy

12:30 Networking lunch

13:30 Second panel „Opportunities for Young Generation and Possibilities of the Contribution of Young People“

Speakers: Mr Krists Avots, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
Mrs Helen Sooväli-Sepping, Professor of Environmental Management, Senior Researcher of Cultural Geography, Editor-in-chief of Estonian Human Development Report 2019, urban and community activist
Ms Urtė Petrulytė, Lithuanian Youth Council’s board member responsible for international relations
Ms Olga Zuin, Baltic 2030 Unit at the CBSS Secretariat

14:40 Closing remarks

15:00 End of the conference

RSVP: 7th September 2018

For details contact with Marleen Kalavus (, Embassy of Estonia.

We are looking forward to fruitful debates and welcome you “on board” at our conference.



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