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Exploring the cooperation possibilities of the Baltic States in reducing environmental footprint of large-scale culture events

During the meeting of the Education, Science and Culture Committee of the Baltic Assembly on 31 January 2020 in Vilnius, the cooperation possibilities of the Baltic States in reducing environmental footprint of large-scale culture events were explored.

Representatives of the governments and parliaments agreed that cultural events could be a good platform to raise awareness about environmental issues, as well as educate citizens of the Baltic States. Experts highlighted a wide variety of ways how organizers can reduce the environmental footprint of their event, for example, use degradable dishes instead of plastic ones, separate waste, use deposit glasses or reusable bottles as well as many other measures. Parliamentarians and experts discussed how the Baltic States could jointly address the issue of reducing environmental footprint of large-scale culture events.

Another issue discussed during the meeting of the Education, Science and Culture Committee is strategic partnerships of the higher educational institutions. Baltic States have numerous joint study programmes, however during the meeting experts and politicians discussed the possible ways of enhancing development of new joint study programmes.

During the meeting, representatives of CERN introduced activities of organisation as well as the progress the Baltic States have reached within it. All three countries are members of the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider and have participated in the Baltic Grid Project (Computing for the LHC experiments). Leading universities of the Baltic States are members of the CERN Baltic Group collaboration.

After the meeting of the Education, Science and Culture Committee recommendations of the Baltic Assembly will be formulated and adopted at the 39th Session on 5-6 November 2020 in Tallinn, Estonia.

Chair of the Committee Signe Kivi

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Meeting of the Committee

© Photo by the Chancellary of Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania (Author: Dž. G. Barysaitė)