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Debate: Political State of the Region 2017 at Vilnius University, Lithuania

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The Political State of Region Report was the focus of debate at Vilnius University, Institute of International Relations and Public Science on Thursday 16th November. Amongst participants were 25 students, teachers and diplomats to whom the 2017 Political State of the Region: External Earthquakes, Internal Adaptation? Brexit, Trump and the Baltic Sea Report was presented by co-author Agnieszka Lada of Warsaw University….

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How can cities work with digital start-ups and digitalization?

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On 25 October BDF organized a workshop together with Union of Baltic Cities (UBC) at the UBC Annual Conference in Växjö, Sweden. The aim was to inspire cities in their work with start-up communities and digitalisation and to inspire new city-to-city collaborations across borders. The State of the Digital Region 2016 report from Top of Digital Europe set the stage with…

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Financing the Future of Energy Efficiency Outcome

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Welcomed by Baltic Development Forum in collaboration with the Council of the Baltic Sea States and the Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia, over 70 participants gathered to discuss the Financing the Future of Energy Efficiency in Riga this month. The seminar’s objective was clear – to provide a platform for cross border dialogue between business representatives, local…

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BDF at The Riga Conference 2017

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From 29-30 September Baltic Development Forum participated in the annual Riga-Conference – a leading international conference on foreign and security issues. BDF’s Honorary Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen featured in a session on Nordic-Baltic cooperation with Speaker of Swedish Parliament Urban Ahlin amongst others. The discussion looked back to the enthusiasm of the early days in the Nordic-Baltic cooperation, reflecting on positive results…

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Connecting digital start-ups

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“Cities connecting the digital economy in the BSR” is the main theme of the “State of the Digital Region“ report 2016 by ICT think tank Top of Digital Europe. BDF has followed up on the theme by organising discussions with cities, entrepreneurs and policymakers on how cities can help digital start-up communities and ecosystems to connect across borders to boost…

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Financing the Future of Energy Efficiency

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Save-the-date 5th October Venue: Park Inn by Radisson Valdemara, Krogus 1, Riga How can green investments be financed to accelerate the transition to a carbon-free economy in the most cost-effective way? How are energy efficiency solutions applied, which financial schemes are used, and what are the different experiences on financing energy efficiency across the countries in the Baltic Sea Region?…

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A new Momentum for Nordic-Baltic Cooperation in a turbulent Europe?

Brexit, Trump, the refugee crisis and a changing global economy are challenging Europe. Where does that leave the Baltic Sea Region and what is the potential to tackle these challenges via stronger regional cooperation? Can the small, open economies in the Nordic-Baltic region respond with a common voice to influence the future of Europe? BDF and the Nordic Council of…

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Discussion Paper: The Future of Europe and Globalization

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Baltic Development Forum together with the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) have launched a discussion paper titled “The Future of Europe and Globalization: Where is the Voice of the Baltic Sea Region?”. The paper has been developed by Dr. Christian Ketels, Harvard Business School, and Dr. David Skilling, Director of Landfall Strategy Group. The paper aims to…

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2017 State of the Political Region Report

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This year`s Political State of the Region Report shares the perspectives of six young researchers from different countries in the region. The authors seek to analyse the impact that the Brexit and the new administration in Washington has or will have on cooperation-patterns. A conclusion from the report is that the observations and predictions differ substantially throughout the region. Jana…

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BDF’s State of the Digital Region Report at Nordic-Baltic Ministerial Conference

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On 25th April, the State of the Digital Region Report “Cities connecting the digital economy in the Baltic Sea Region” was presented by co-author Prof. Martin Andersson in the opening session of the  Digital North conference. This first Nordic-Baltic ministerial conference on digitalization was organized in Oslo by Nordic Cooperation and the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government & Modernisation. Martin…