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1 EUSBSR in brief 18 November 2014 | Ministry of Foreign Affairs| Warsaw

2 EUSBSR: Background EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region First macro-regional strategy out of today three strategies; Based on long history of cooperation; Explicitly asks for cooperation and coordination among the Baltic Sea States (MSs and non-EU MSs); A new way of working with EU funding, pro-active instead of re- active; Using so called Flagships as development processes.

3 EUSBSR: Objectives, Priority Areas and Horizontal Actions

4 Priority Area Coordinator – roles and responsibilities Facilitate involvement of and cooperation with relevant stakeholders from the entire macro-region and in close cooperation with those: Implement and follow-up the Priority Area towards targets and indicators defined. Whenever relevant, review of the indicators and targets set. Review regularly the relevance of the Priority Area as described in the Action Plan. Propose necessary updates including the addition, modification or deletion of actions and flagship projects to the European Commission. Facilitate policy discussions in the Baltic Sea Region regarding the Priority Area concerned. Facilitate development and implementation of flagships defined under the Priority Area. Convey relevant results and recommendations of ongoing and completed flagships to the policy level. Ensure communication and visibility of the Priority Area. Maintain a dialogue with bodies in charge of implementation of programmes/financial instruments on alignment of funding for implementation of the Priority Area and flagships. Liaise and cooperate with other Priority Area Coordinators and Horizontal Action Leaders in order to ensure coherence and avoid duplication of actions in the EUSBSR implementation. Monitor progress within the Priority Area and report on it.

5 Flagships – development processes 1.Vision / Strategy (ex. BTP / School to Work) 2.Get support in strategies (EU, Macro-regional, National, Regional, Local) 3.Identify actors needed - What kind of development should be achieved? - new methods, changes in behavior etc. - The actors are needed? Where should the development take place? Who will be affected / involved? 4. Identify and recruit flagship leaders (ex. national agencies) 5. Supporting the flagship leaders in finance (recommend programs + possible seed funding), partner search and project development 6. Follow up and place the flagship of the relevant political context - operate at the interface between the operational level and politics. Flagships – and how to build them?

6 EUSBSR: Intervention Logic EUSBSRFUNDING Actions & Flagship projects Europe 2020 Strategy COMMON STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK for : European Structural and Investment Funds (ERDF, ESF, CF, EMFF, EAFRD) SEED MONEY FACILITIES: Swedish Institute, IB.SH, CBSS, Nordic Council of Ministers OTHER EUROPEAN UNION FUNDS: Connecting Europe Facility, Horizon 2020, LIFE + programme, COSME, Erasmus +, new environment action programme, etc. OTHER INSTRUMENTS: e.g. International Banks, national, regional and local funds, private funds and investments, funding resources provided by international institutions, etc.

7 PA Education 18 November 2014 | Ministry of Foreign Affairs| Warsaw

8 EUSBSR PA Education – in brief Three policy areas Education Youth Labour mobility Two Priority Area Coordinators Targets and indicators Christiane Schadow (Hamburg) Anders Bergström (Norden Association in Sweden) Improved global competitiveness of the Baltic Sea Region and a smart, inclusive and sustainable growth through; increased pupil/student mobility – increased knowledge about the BSR and its cultures – forming a common belongingness. closer cooperation between educational institutions in BSR - building a common area for education. a strengthen international position in education – attract students from outside BSR to our higher education institutions.

9 PA Education – flagships, possible flagships and new initiatives Flagships Possible flagships New initiatives Baltic Sea Youth Forum Ready to Research Introducing dual education within VET BSLF Mobility Flagship Initiative BSR Lifelong Learning Baltic Science Network SYPERB – mapping of youngsters living conditions EntrepreneurshipLab Baltic Training Programme Baltic University Programme Baltic Sea Labour Forum Emerging flagships School to work (S2W)

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11 Baltic Training Programme – supporting strategies EU 2020 Smart Growth - Training (encouraging people to learn, study and update their skills) Sustainable growth - Exploiting EU network to give our company an additional competitive advantage Inclusive growth - That more people in the EU entering the labor -More and better jobs ET 2020 – strategic objectives Making lifelong learning and mobility Improving education quality and efficiency Promoting equity, social cohesion and active citizenship Enhancing creativity and innovation, including entrepreneurship, at all levels of education

12 Baltic Training Programme – supporting strategies Bruges Communiqué Attractive and inclusive VET, Basic training of high quality, Easily accessible, career-oriented and vocational training, Flexible system for training based on a strategy for the recognition of academic achievement, A European education area, Significantly increased opportunities for transnational mobility, Easily accessible and high-quality lifelong information, guidance and counseling, Systematic use of the EQF, ECVET and Europass. Develop a strategy for the internationalization of vocational education and training (both initial training and continuing vocational training), and to promote international mobility, Fostering innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship and the use of ICT (both in initial vocational education and vocational training). Strategic objectives

13 Baltic Training Programme – a cluster of 5 projects Developing and testing the method focusing on students and companies Implementing focusing on teachers Implementing + ECVET focusing on VET providers Baltic Training Programme Central Baltic SE, EE, LV Nordpraktik Nord SE, NO. FI South Baltic Training Programme South Baltic SE, DK, GE, PL, LT HansaVET LdV TOI SE, EE, LV, LT HansaECVET LdV TOI SE, EE, LV, LT, PL, GE, DK, FI

14 Baltic Training Programme – project partners Baltic Training Programme SE – Norden Association (NGO) SE - Frans Schartau Business Institute (local) EE - Narva Vocational Training Centre (state) LV - Vidzeme Planning Region (region) Nordpraktik SE – Norden Association Norrbotten (NGO) SE – Nordic Aviation Centre (local) FI - Lapland University of Applied Sciences (state) NO - Troms Regional Council (region) South Baltic Training Programme SE - Netport Karlshamn (triple helix) SE - Litorina Folk High school (foundation) GE - ITC Innovation and Trend centre (company) GE - HIE-RO at the University of Rostock (academy) LT - Rietavas Business Information Centre (company) LT - Zemaitija College (local VET school) PL - Szczecin University (academy) DK - EUC Zealand (local VET school) HansaVET LV -National Centre for Education (state) SE – Norden Association(NGO) LV – Baltic Bright (company) GE – Hanse-Parliament (company) EE – Tartu Vocational Education Centre (state) LT - Vytautas Magnus University (academy) HansaECVET SE – Norden Association (NGO) GE – Hamburg Institute for Vocational education (state) FI – Lapland University of Applied Sciences (state) INTERREG IV ALLP Leonardo da Vinci TOI

15 BTP – in-company training Application Project idea Application + Project idea via Internet Coaching if needed support with formulations control of the command in English Match–making finding a host-company if needed coaching of the two parties Introduction - 6 days education - individual coaching Internship three weeks if needed coaching of both parties Final seminar two days re-cap of the first week project presentations

16 Vocational effect + Developmental effect + Market development effect HansaVET-model of journeyman travel – an integrated learning experience

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18 Outcome

19 PA Education – flagships Baltic Training Programme Flagship leader: Swedish Council for Higher Education Baltic Training Programme supports internationalisation and entrepreneurship in vocational training, both in the secondary as tertiary. In line with the Bruges Communiqué, a method has been developed and tested, which means that students formulate business projects that subsequently matched with companies in neighbouring countries. Students are prepared for their mobility with training modules such as cultural understanding, business internationalisation and project management. Both students and host companies offer coaching to optimize both learning and business benefit. The method has been given the name "HansaVET-model of Journeyman Travel". Baltic Training Programme started in 2009 and since then the method has been developed and tested in three INTERREG A programs. Teacher training has been offered in an LLP Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation (TOI LdV) and currently another LdV TOI is implemented with the aim of creating a network of educational providers and companies in the region with the use of ECVET. Some facts 200 pupils / students have participated 200 training providers 200 teachers

20 PA Education – flagships Baltic University Programme Flagship Leader: University of Uppsala Baltic University Programme is a thematic, interdisciplinary network of more than 200 universities and institutions of higher education in the region. The programme started in The programme focuses on issues of sustainable development, environmental protection and democracy in the region. The aim is to support the key role that universities play in a democratic, peaceful and sustainable development. This is achieved through the development of university courses, and through participation in projects in cooperation with government agencies, municipalities and other stakeholders. Some facts 14 regional centers in 14 countries Many active universities in the biggest network in the region teachers and researchers are connected to the network Annually involved 9000 students in one of the program's activities

21 PA Education – flagship Baltic Sea Labour Forum Flagship leader: Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) (Stockholm / Hamburg) The only organisation where trade unions, employers' organisations and representatives of political bodies are working together to create a sustainable macro-regional labour markets in the Baltic Sea Region. Until now the network gathers 28 member organisations from eight countries. Also included in the network is the "Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference" and the CBSS. Baltic Sea Labour Forum focuses presently on two areas of work; youth employment and labour mobility. Both of these thematic areas are of particular importance for the development of a well functioning labour market and sustainable economic growth in the Baltic Sea Region.

22 PA Education – emerging flagship School to Work (S2W) Flagship leader: Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) A new cluster of projects aimed at reducing the number of early school leavers (drop outs) and the number of NEETs (Not in Employment, Education or Training). The flagship is divided into the following thematic areas; Statistics and monitoring of measures Coordinated by the Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society Guidance and counseling Coordinated by Stavostwe powiatowe Wolominskie Voivodeship / Ad Futurum (Poland) Preventive measures Coordinated by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions Re-integrative measures Coordinated by the Norden Association in Sweden One-stop-shop - co-operation and co-location of actors Coordinated by the Land of Hamburg - Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Family and Integration (Germany)

23 School to Work Statistics and measures Guidance and counselling Preventive measures Re- integrative measures One stop shop Strengthened the ties to school Mentoring programme (Hamburg) Parental programme (Lithuania) Flexible organization Plug In Jyväskylä Educational Consortium (Finland) A holistic focus Special pedagogy forum (Lithuania) Crisis intervention in the educational establishment (Latvia) Preventive measures

24 PA Education – emerging flagship School to Work (S2W) Preliminary timetable Autumn 2014 Meetings in respective thematic area Meeting with the coordinating partners (Stockholm, December, 17) Spring 2015 Feasibility studies, forming partnerships, preparing applications Autumn 2015 Finalizing applications, submitting them Start conference 2016 – 2020 Project implementation

25 PA Education – possible flagships Baltic Sea Youth Forum Lead partner: Regional Youth Council of Schleswig-Holstein (Kiel) The Nordic Youth Council brings together youth organizations prior to the yearly Assembly of the Nordic Council to discuss the current political challenges for the region. With this as a model the Youth Councils in the Baltic Sea Region have started to design a similar structure feeding in ideas from young people in to the EUs Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). A meeting place for youth organizations, where new generations of politicians have the opportunity to discuss the Baltic Sea policy and participate in the annual forum organized within the framework of the EUSBSR.

26 PA Education – possible flagships Introducing dual education within VET Lead partner: Hanseatic Parliament (Hamburg) This possible flagship has two purposes; to improve vocational training in the region by introducing the dual education system requiring employers to take greater responsibility for the content as well as financing of the educations. Experiences from Germany, the Netherlands and Austria show that this system leads to lower youth unemployment through a better matching of labour market needs with training. to improve the supply of skills to small and medium enterprises (SME), enhance their innovation capacity through direct training tailored to the needs of the companies.

27 PA Education – possible flagships BSLF Mobility Flagship Initiative Lead partner: Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) (Stockholm / Hamburg) The overall aim is to facilitate and encourage labour mobility. This is done in three focus areas: identify and remove obstacles to the free movement; counter pay dumping and provide apprentices and students of vocational high schools internships in neighbouring countries. The first action is intended to build on the experience of “Hello Norden”, a service function financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM). The third action is a further development of the flagship Baltic Training Programme.

28 PA Education – new initiatives BSR Lifelong Learning Lead partner: Estonian Non-formal Adult Education Association (Tallinn) The overall aim is to meet the challenges of an aging population and thus need to enable older people (55+) to stay longer in the labour market or become entrepreneurs. This initiative is based on the results of two previous projects; QuickIGA and BestAgers Lighthouses. These projects were both funded by the INTERREG IVB Baltic Sea Region Programme The flagship will have four focus areas; Statistics / analysis / monitoring "Age Management" (aimed at employees and their employers) - Career advice - Attitudes in the workplace for older workers Education (aimed at educational institutions) - Teacher training / development of new methods for learning - The development of courses for polytechnics and universities Entrepreneurship - Training / coaching / financing - Mix of young and older entrepreneurs (mentoring) An application for funding for the project initiation is planned to be directed to the Swedish Institute. The bulk of the flagship will be referred to ESF funding.

29 PA Education – new initiatives SYPERB – monitoring effects of youth policies Lead partner: Region Kalmar (Sweden) LUPP is a survey used in municipalities, districts or regions providing knowledge on young people's lives, their experiences, expectations and views on the future. Knowledge on young people’s living conditions making it easier to do policy making LUPP, local monitoring of youth policy, will help us to easily find out how the situation for young people look like so that we can develop interventions to improve the circumstances of young people locally. The questions in the survey provide answers to how young people in communities, districts or regions perceives influence, democracy, work, health, leisure, the situation in the school and what future plans they have. About half of the municipalities in Sweden have done LUPP sometime. LUPP is conducted usually electronically in schools. Target groups The questionnaire is suitable for three different groups: young pupils age young people age young adults age A feasibility study is carried out presently funded by the Swedish Institute aiming at implementing a pilot within the South Baltic Programme starting in late 2015.

30 PA Education – new initiatives EntrepreneurshipLab Lead partner: University of Uppsala (Sweden) EntrepreneurshipLab offers students the opportunity to work with viable, entrepreneurial projects with companies and public bodies. Simultaneous given innovators who are struggling with their ideas and inventions and lack the time needed to commercialize their ideas, the ability to get the help of master students in entrepreneurship by allowing them to develop a business plan for its existing idea or help kick-start the entrepreneurial process. The overall idea is to integrate the practice into the otherwise theoretical training. They work closely with the Department of Business Studies at Uppsala University to support the development of entrepreneurship education. EntrepreneurshipLab is part of the Masters program with a specialization in Business and Administration. An application for project initiation is planned to be directed to the Swedish Institute. This potential flagship plan a first step to develop a project in the Central Baltic Programme.

31 Information Christiane Schadow, Anders Bergström, Anastasiia Klonova, Website


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