Roadmap for Siret Center for Ukraine – Romania and Europe: Rebuilding Green Transition Climate Security

Bridging Nations for a Greener Future

In an era where climate security is becoming increasingly critical, the Siret Technological Park has emerged as a pivotal hub for cooperation in the field of climate for Romania and Ukraine. On April 4, 2024, a landmark workshop titled “Roadmap for Siret Center for Ukraine – Romania and Europe: Rebuilding Green Transition Climate Security” was convened, marking a significant step forward in collaborative efforts for sustainable development and climate resilience.

The SIRET HUB, nestled within the vibrant community of Suceava, stands as a testament to the power of industrial and technological advancement in fostering sustainable growth and innovation. As the venue for this groundbreaking event, the hub serves not just as a meeting place but as a symbol of the potential that lies in leveraging technology and industrial capabilities for the greater good.

Collaborative Efforts and Participating Organizations

The workshop brought together a diverse group of participants, each bringing unique insights and expertise to the table. From local government officials and educators to industry leaders and international delegates, the collaborative atmosphere underscored the collective resolve to tackle the challenges of climate change and regional development head-on.

The workshop, hosted in the Industrial & RDI Hub Siret Suceava, was facilitated through a hybrid system, allowing for an inclusive and diverse participation from key stakeholders. Chaired by Carmen Nastase of Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava (USV) and coordinated by Miika Kajanus from Savonia University Finland, the event saw a significant contribution from both Romanian and Ukrainian perspectives.

Opening Remarks and Contextual Understanding

The workshop commenced with opening remarks by Miika Kajanus and an insightful overview of the Siret Hub’s context from Dr. Alina Butnaru of the Siret Municipality. From the Ukrainian side, representatives of the Chernivtsi Regional Council and Tkachenko Anton from the National Scientific Center “Institute of Agriculture of NAAS” Kyiv, Ukraine, provided valuable insights, underscoring the importance of cross-border cooperation for climate security.

Innovative Methodologies and Collaborative Processes

A highlight of the workshop was the presentation of the PRIA method by Miika Kajanus, which set the stage for an engaging co-creation process among participants. Through three focused groups, stakeholders collaboratively explored opportunities, threats, strengths, weaknesses, values, and actions, facilitating a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and potential solutions for climate action.

Data Analysis, Results and Evaluation

The “Learning Coffee” sessions provided an innovative platform for participants to discuss and update on other groups’ findings, fostering an environment of mutual learning and information exchange. This phase transitioned into the individual assessments using the Into-tool, where participants evaluated factors from different perspectives on a scale of 1 to 5, contributing to a

nuanced understanding of priorities and viewpoints. The workshop culminated in a presentation of initial results and a discussion that illuminated the path forward for the Siret Technological Park as a nexus for climate action and cooperation. The evaluation process highlighted the importance of integrating perspectives from both the hub’s and participants’ viewpoints, ensuring that future strategies are aligned with the needs and priorities of all stakeholders.

Building Value Proposition for Siret Hub to enhance its capacity in climate innovation and green transition (Second workshop)

After the Roadmap for Siret Center workshops, looking ahead, the sense of optimism and determination was palpable. The discussions and insights garnered throughout the event not only highlighted the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for rebuilding efforts but also illuminated the path forward through collaborative action and innovation. As we look to the future, the SIRET HUB and all participants stand ready to lead the charge in forging a greener, more sustainable world for generations to come.

Furthermore, leveraging the results obtained from the first workshop, participants, guided by facilitators, construct the value proposition for Siret Hub to enhance its capacity in climate innovation and green transition. They generated actions and proposals/plans to attract more innovators from Romania and Ukraine to the Siret Industrial Park.

In a world facing unprecedented challenges, the Roadmap for Siret Center workshop serves as a beacon of hope, symbolizing what can be achieved when nations come together in the spirit of cooperation and shared vision.

The Role of Siret Technological Park

The Siret Technological Park stands out not only as a facilitator of dialogue and collaboration but also as a critical player in driving forward the green transition in the region. Through its role as a hub, the park is set to play a pivotal role in fostering sustainable development, climate resilience, and cross-border cooperation between Romania and Ukraine.

The “Roadmap for Siret Center for Ukraine – Romania and Europe: Rebuilding Green Transition Climate Security” workshop marks a significant milestone in the journey towards sustainable development and climate security. Through collaborative efforts, innovative methodologies, and the strategic role of the Siret Technological Park, the workshop has laid a solid foundation for future cooperation and action in the face of climate challenges.

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