Meet talents from the Baltic Sea Region

Artikkelikuva: Meet talents from the Baltic Sea Region

Who are the talented students and professionals that the universities, companies and cities around the Baltic Sea Region are trying to attract and keep in the area? The ONE Baltic Sea Region (ONE BSR) –project invited four talents from and outside the region to Gdansk last October to talk about their experiences in studying and working in the area. The latest ONE BSR –film tells about the dreams and motivations of these young professionals.

– I wanted to become a trainer of lions or tigers to work in a circus, says Anna, originally from Russia. Instead of working for the circus, Anna holds a PhD in Biotechnology, and currently works as a post-doctoral researcher in the Division of Pharmacology at Uppsala University in Sweden, with her Swedish Institute scholarship.

– My dream is that in the future I’m working with something that I really love, says Timo from Finland, who has studied European Urban Cultures at several universities in the Baltic Sea region and abroad. Recently his Helsinki blog was selected among the best city blogs in the world by The Guardian.

– For me a talented person is someone who does ordinary things extraordinary well, says Marvin from Uganda. Currently Marvin studies Public Health in Sweden at Lund University with his Swedish Institute Scholarship, and continues into his seventh year advocating for Youth Sexuality, Life Skills, and Reproductive Health education in Uganda.

– I see the Baltic Sea as a big lake, with different countries around it, but in the end they are all neighbours living next to each other with a lot of common history and traditions. Baltic Sea means home to me, says Polish Maciek. He studied law in Poland and in Germany with his German Academic Exchange (DAAD) scholarship, interned with the Embassy of Poland in Sweden and is now a lawyer in Gdansk.

Watch the film on Vimeo or YouTube:

Further information:

Mia Marttiini
Executive producer, Programme Director
Media project area
tel. +358 44 588 1717


The ONE BSR project ( is an umbrella project, within the framework of the Baltic Sea Region Programme and the EU strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, for branding the Baltic Sea Region, with which various stakeholders can get attached. It aims to produce elements for the Baltic Sea Region image and identity. Forum Virium Helsinki is a partner for the ONE BSR project.


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