For members of the public
This section provides information about possibilities for members of the wider public to engage with the common aim of making our region environmentally, socially and economically attractive and a wealthy place to live.
More information becoming available here soon.
In particular, with the
increasingly evident unsustainable lifestyle of modern
societies, a need for a clear shift towards sustainable living is needed.
The role of science is to provide and promote credible scenarios,
justifying the measures required, combating misconceptions and substantiating revised value systems involving externalities
of environmental goods and services.
There are many opportunities for the wider public to engage with the
efforts that aim to ensure a sustainable future for the Baltic Sea region.
Public engagement from the science perspective include activities that
inform, exchange and encourage interaction amongst different people in the
society. Here are some types of activities available in the society. For
details, contact the academy of science, key
universities, different marine and maritime institutions and/or their
noticeboards, email lists, blogs etc. in your local communities:
- Presentations and talks for the public
- Open days or festivals of science held in many cities in the countries around the Baltic Sea
- Broadcast and social media on Baltic Sea relevant topics that can be commented on, forwarded to friends etc.
- Advice and knowledge sharing events for members of the public are being convened in different countries, check for your local opportunities
- Interactive discussion formats, e.g. taking part in a public debate or dialogue
- Lifelong learning
- Opportunities in the local community to get involved and be consulted about research development topics
- The public is at times invited to get involved in shaping research question, design and delivery as co-researchers of collaborative co-inquiry research, e.g. co-produced research
- Dialogue where researchers, policymakers and the public explore the future direction of a particular research topic
- Often public engagement
activities are also run in partnership with others e.g. museums, galleries,
science centres and other cultural venues, festivals, exhibitions, teachers
communities and schools, community organisations etc. which can advise you further.
What else can I do?
If you are a citizen interested in protecting the Baltic Sea, you
can follow the discussion and science based information from the media and through the channels described above.
In particular, you should follow the advice on what kind of life
style creates the minimum negative impact in the Baltic Sea, and change your
every day habits accordingly.
You can be active in NGOs (e.g. nature conservation associations, WWF, Green Peace) addressing the Baltic Sea issues and have your voice heard through them.
Interactive space coming soon, in the meantime, email your question to the BONUS Secretariat at bonus(at)bonuseeig.fi.
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