14 April 2017, the Conference which involved about 30 students from Baltic Universities was held from 9th of April till Wednesday, 13th of April 2017.

The goal of the Conference is to contribute to the implementation of the Agenda 2030 in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) by means of increasing awareness, clarification of the vision of Sustainable Development Goals 2030 for the Region, strengthening networking and partnership, and building competences for peace-keeping and sustainable development in the Region.

After approval of UN Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, many countries started integration of SDGs into national policies and strategies. Clarification of the vision of the importance and ways of achieving of the SDGs at national level as well as at the level of institutions and organizations within countries is prerequisite of successful implementation of Agenda 2030. Participants of the Conference – students from BUP countries – discussed dimensions of the SDGs, created the vison of the Baltic Sea Region in 2030, identified challenges on the way to BSR-2030, proposed approaches and instruments for implementation of the Agenda 2030 and determined personal contribution. 

Presentations, group discussions and group works provided learning opportunities for participants, created platform for exchange of ideas and experiences, and resulted in strengthening BUP network for sustainable development.