On the 26 th of August 2021 partners from Nordic – Baltic countries (Sweden, Denmark, Finland,
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) get together in the beautiful city of Narva, Estonia to launch a great
initiative “Together towards green, sustainable and digital society of Nordic-Baltic region” what will
unite partners and adult learners to promote green growth and sustainability in the Nordic-Baltic
region by reaching the SDGs and regional cooperation in building the green future of the region.
On arrival day project partners started own adventure by visiting Tallinn old town and non-formally
discuss nature of the Sustainable Development Goals in practice. On the way to Narva partners had
an opportunity to meet and better know each other, what became a solid ground for our Nordic-
Baltic collaboration and development programm on SDGs. Adults learners who were represented
within delegations shared own expectations, thought and ideas how they could contribute to
became a active citizens and multiplier in achievement of sustainable goals at local level.
On the 27 th of august we officially launched the project by running kick off meeting and participating
at the high level conference on sustainable development “Global Conversation 2021”. Nordic- Baltic
partner and other international participants were invited to explore major obstacles to the
achievement of the UN SDGs in societies with growing youth unemployment, intensifying climate
change and ever deeper economic, social and racial divisions. Additionally to that in frame of
working groups and speed dates adult learners with experts were discussing the role and importance
of gender equality and accessible education, intercultural dialogue in healing divides and reconciling
An international conference became an opportunity to reaffirm the significance of the importance of
joint collaboration between Nordic and Baltic actors in the field of education who work for a
greener, socially sustainable and digitally integrated region. The conference has connected regional
networks of practitioners, policy-makers, civil society organisations, international donors.
The results of the meeting can be found on the official webpage: https://www.unsdg.ee/kick-off-