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Welcome to the Baltic Sea Festival 2021

Södertörn University has partnered with the Baltic Sea Festival since 2019. This year’s festival, held 9-18 September, builds upon hope for the future and the much longed for restart awaited by many of us. The festival’s theme is rebirth, which is echoed in the programme of music and discussion.

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Sustainability is in everyone’s interest – and is therefore everyone’s responsibility. This is also the primary focus of the Baltic Sea Festival, where music and discussion go hand in hand, creating new encounters. Södertörn University has chosen to highlight a range of perspectives on sustainability, because the concept has connotations far outside the climate crisis. Our series of films aims to contribute new ideas and perspectives.

Destination: Future. The shipping industry’s route to sustainability

Ignė Stalmokaitė, PhD in environmental science, has studied the shipping industry’s transition to more sustainable transports. This industry is often accused of being resistant to change, but Stalmokaitė’s research shows that businesses are both testing new routes forward and experimenting with alternative fuel sources.

A changing sea: The Baltic’s path to a sustainable future – what can the seabed tell us?

For over 30 years, Thomas Andrén has studied the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Investigating its sediment, the layers of mud, from thousands of years ago can teach us things about the Baltic as it is now. Andrén is certain of one thing – climate change is the greatest danger to the future of the Baltic Sea.

Sustainable development: more than climate and the environment

For society to be sustainable in the future, we need to focus on much more than climate and environmental issues. We must rethink how we build our communities, how we create fair societies. Malin Gawell, associate professor of business studies, talks about the importance of societal sustainability and what it entails for humanity and the climate.

Why so difficult? A conversation about change, shame and the climate emergency

We know that we must transition to more sustainable lifestyles for the sake of the climate, but it’s just so difficult to do. The gap between knowledge and action is the focus of this conversation between the hosts of the Klimatgap podcast: Maria Wolrath Söderberg, associate professor of rhetoric, and Isak Jarnehäll, journalist and formerly a student at Södertörn University.

Södertörn University and the Baltic Sea

Research focusing on the Baltic Sea and Eastern Europe has always had a leading role at Södertörn University. Our task is to promote research about this region, in all disciplines. Researchers from many different subjects gather under this shared flag: political science, biology, ethnology, economics, journalism, comparative literature, etc.

Many of the university’s research projects are funded by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies. This was initiated by the Swedish government in 1994 and is tasked with funding research and doctoral education linked to the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe at Södertörn University. The university is also home to the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, a research centre that develops and encourages research in this field.

Baltic Sea Festival

The Baltic Sea Festival is an international music festival, founded in 2003. Its aim is to use classical music as a platform that encourages discussion across national borders, helping to create a sustainable future for the Baltic region.

Discover this year’s programme of music and experience live concerts.


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