Supporting Ocean Literacy in the Baltic – EU4Ocean “Let’s make the Baltic Sea Blue”

The EU4Ocean Coalition organised its second Sea Basin Event in the Baltic Sea this time, on the 26th and the 27th of August of 2021, fully online. The EU4Ocean Coalition specific audience – members of the EU4Ocean PlatformYouth4Ocean Forum and the Network of European Blue Schools – played a key role in the organisation and programme of the event. The event gave visibility to all relevant Baltic ocean communities, including schools and pupils, teachers and marine science educators, stakeholders from marine related sectors, NGOs and conservationists, youth, policymakers and government representatives, public institutions, researchers and academia, entrepreneurs, other ocean professionals as well as citizens interested in the Baltic marine environment. The event had an additional specific focus on Baltic Youth as well as Baltic Blue Schools, allowing direct networking with policymakers and ocean professionals. All times in the agenda are in CEST and the language was English. Together, we gathered key Baltic Ocean Literacy stakeholders to share our knowledge of and passion for the Baltic Sea!

Detailed programme HERE 
Speaker profiles HERE

Programme 26 August 2021
10:00 – 13:00 CEST 

  • High-level opening
  • Conversation with key Baltic Ocean Professionals 
  • Pitching Contest: Baltic Young Ocean Advocates 
  • A Youth Perspective on Baltic Ocean Literacy
  • Closing Session: Collection of #MakeEUBlue Pledges

Programme 27 August 2021
10:00 – 17:00 CEST

  • Advancing Ocean Literacy in the Baltic – ways forward
    • Session 1: Bringing the Sea to the School – EU Blue Schools in the Baltic
    • Session 2: From Plans to Action with Baltic Youth
    • Session 3: Engaging with wider public and businesses in the Baltic – #MakeBalticBlue Campaign
  • European Blue Schools in the Baltic: Teachers Training Workshop 

To know more about the event.