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Call for abstracts


All presenters are requested to submit an abstract (max. 500 words, excluding contact details and references), irrespective of whether their contribution is a) a session paper or b) a presentation in a plenary.

The abstracts must be submitted in English. The book of abstracts will be published on the conference website http://www.tlu.ee/en/nordicbaltic2018.

Please send your abstract to nordicbaltic2018....at....tlu.ee by March 31, 2018.  Abstracts will be evaluated by May 1. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by May 16.

Scope of conference sessions

  • The role of Impact Assessment as an Instrument for Sustainable Governance (plenary)
  • Effectiveness in Impact Assessment (plenary)
  • IA as a facilitator for achieving the Sustainability Development Goals (plenary)
  • The implications of power relations in planning and IA
  • IA's role in change towards circular economy
  • Stakeholder engagement – critical reflections
  • Legal frameworks of IA and their effectiveness from the sustainability perspective
  • Socio-economic, cultural, and health impacts in IA
  • Biodiversity, ecosystem services, and Appropriate Assessment of Natura 2000 areas in IA
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation in IA
  • Strategic planning and SEA usage in industry and energetics
  • Planning and IA in transport and logistics
  • Planning and IA of developments in marine areas (the Baltic Sea and the Arctic Ocean)
  • Strategic planning and SEA – is there a need for spatial impact assessment?
  • Data acquisition, handling, and dissemination in IA
  • How to recognise a good IA expert?
  • IA in education

*Please note that the list is preliminary and subject to change during the preparatory phase of the conference.