Ongoing discussions at the Nordic Baltic meeting. Photo: Young academy Finland (YAF)
June 9-10: Once again the young academies of the Nordics and Baltics gathered to exchange ideas and tackle the challenges of our time. Inspiring guests and thoughtprovoking discussions gave the academies time to reflect on the possible actions to take in order to mitigate the effects of the ongoing war in Europe and on the role of interdisciplinary science to promote a better future.
The first Nordic-Baltic meeting was held in Stockholm in 2019, this second meeting had been postponed from 2021 due to the pandemic. Young academy Finland (YAF) hosted and had prepared a packed schedule with plenty of opportunities to strengthen the Nordic-Baltic collaborations.
On day one the academies discussed challenges for the scientific community caused by the War in Ukraine with many insightful presentations. Among them Olena Maslyuvkivska, a ukraininan scholar recently relocated to Finland, presented how the war has impacted Ukraininan academia.
Day two focused on challenges for Interdisciplinary science where, among others, Kata-Riina Valosaari presented how Academy Finland approaches interdisciplinarity from a funders perspective and Kelsay LaMere, from Tampere University, led a workshop on how to overcome challenges associated with interdisciplinarity.
Academies (/association) participating in the event.