The Ukr-BSR project deals with increasing Ukrainian participation in European research and education programs.
Ukraine is the largest Eastern Partnership country and the economy and stability in the country may have a big impact on other countries in the Baltic Sea region. Therefore, it is important that Ukraine remains stable. Ukrainian participation in European research projects has declined over the last twenty years. This trend has caused researchers to leave Ukraine. It is particularly troublesome since many young researchers have been leaving the country. This in turn might affect the Ukrainian economy negatively. To reverse the trend, the Ukr-BSR project wants to strengthen the status of Ukrainian education and research in Europe.
Ukraine can already participate in two EU education and research programs, Erasmus+ and Horizon2020. Today, these resources are not fully used by Ukrainian universities. To increase the participation in these programs, three institutions of higher education in the Baltic Sea region will start a network together with Ukrainian universities. The aim of the network is to exchange knowledge about Erasmus+ and Horizon2020.