• To increase students’ awareness of the environmental problems in the Baltic Sea area and heighten their understanding of the scientific, social and cultural aspects of the interdependence between people and nature
• To develop the ability of students to conduct research on changes in the environment
• To encourage students to participate in developing a sustainable future.
Im brief the BSP is conducted at several levels:
within the some 300 participating schools;
at the national level; and
at the sub-regional level.
Schools select a wide range of topics relating to the Baltic Sea for their areas of study. These range from Campaigns to project Days on “Environmental history and Sustainable Tourism” to studies on “Tales and legends of the Baltic countries”. In each country, events are organized at the national level for both BSP students and teachers (expeditions to beaches and islands etc.).
Each country has its BSP National Co-ordinator and the regional co-ordination is assured on a rotation basis. At the sub-regional level, summer camps and conferences for students are held regularly in different countries. There are also 9 thematic BSP programme Co-ordinators for issues ranging from Air Quality to cultural themes, from River Programmes to the Bird Ecology Programme and from Water Quality to Environmental Measures.