EVENTS AND PROJECTS

Östersjöfonden is running and participating in various types of events and projects that you will find more information about here.

Award Ceremony

The Award Ceremony is held every year in May. The festivities begin with a seminar with this year’s Award Winners as the main speakers. We have the opportunity to get to know them and their work. The theme of the seminar is largely governed by the Award Winners’ fields of work and thematic focus.

The evening begins with the actual Award Ceremony, where the founder of Östersjöfonden, Anders Wiklöf, hands over the awards to the winners in the various categories. After the Award Ceremony, the award winners are honored with a consert. The evening ends with a banquet.

The Award Ceremony 2019

The Awards Ceremony was held on Friday 10 May at Alandica Culture and Congress in Mariehamn.

The Award Seminar “The Baltic Sea 1989-2049”

During the first session of the seminar, we met prior Award Winners. Lars Rydén (1993), Andris Urtans (1994), Torsten Stjernberg and Björn Helander (1999), Stig Mattsson, Henrik Bachér, and Kaj Jansson (2000), Husö Biological Station / Tony Cederberg (2001), Keep the Archipelago Tidy / Aija Kaski (2002), Artur Granstedt (2006), Enn Loigu (2009), Jaakko Henttonen (2010) and Seppo Knuuttila (2013) gave an overview of 30 years of work for the Baltic Sea environment, looking at different themesfrom different perspectives.

In the second session we met this year’s Award Winners Erik Bonsdorff, Jochen Lamp, Olga Senova and Mikko Jokinen who presented their work, their driving forces and their views what needs to happen next. We also got a chat with the Åland Award Winners Erik Lindholm, Isabel Kvarnfors and Jan Holmes.

The third session focused on the future and the Lasse Wiklöf Award Winners, with this year’s award winner Pertti Salolainen and prior award winners Christina Gestrin and Carina Aaltonen. The vision for the future “The Baltic Sea 2049” was also launched.

 

Baltic Sea Award Ceremony

In the evening, the Award Ceremony was held in the Great Hall. The Award Winners Erik Bonsdorff, Jochen Lamp, Olga Senova and Mikko Jokinen received their awards, as well as Lasse Wiklöf Award Winner Pertti Salolainen and the Åland Award Winners Erik Lindholm, Isabel Kvarnfors and Jan Holmes. The honorary speech was held by Lasse Wiklöf Award Winner 2011, Special Representative of Baltic Sea Cooperation for the Minister of Foreign Affairs Christina Gestrin. The awards were alternated with music by Sissel Kyrkjebo, Jenny Carlstedt, John Martin Bengtsson, Ellen and Felicia Furu, Partik Komorowski and Whatclub.