CITYWATER survey presented at Baltic Sea Days

Photo: Tina NyforsDuring the Turku Baltic Sea Days, CITYWATER/ Tallinn University presented for the first time internationally the results of the communication survey conducted in the Baltic States.

On 2 June 2014 CITYWATER organized a workshop entitled “Save the Sea – communication as a tool for water protection”.The survey results were presented by Arko Olesk from Tallinn University. Among the questions adressed were what are people’s attitudes towards the Baltic Sea? Who do they think is responsible for saving our common sea – local municipalities, EU, the citizens? And what are the keys of success in water protection work according to civil servants?

Then the results were commented by Hannamaria Yliruusi from the Union of the Baltic Cities Environmental Commission and Martti Komulainen from the Turku University of Applied Sciences and the project. Finally the participants divided into small groups for discussion.

Earlier during the same day, a seminar entitled “Save the Sea – is it worth it” was organized. Kaja Tampere from Tallinn University/ CITYWATER took part in the panel discussion and had a presentation entitled “Speaking to deaf ears? Critical aspects of Baltic Sea Communication”.

Read more about CITYWATER at the Baltic Sea Days here.