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Baltic TRAM Capacity Building Workshop in Copenhagen

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On 19-20th April, Baltic Development Forum, in collaboration with the University of Turku, had the pleasure to welcome representatives of the Industrial Research Centers (IRECs) business-support units, serving as an interface between analytical research institutes and companies. The training sessions, timely initiated and co-organised together with Baltic TRAM partners, focused on capacity building and transnational knowledge transfer within the framework…

BDF Summit 2018 – Time for a BSR 2.0? – 4th June, Tallinn Estonia

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How to register? Registration for the BDF Summit opens on 16th April together with registration for the 9th EUSBSR Annual Forum. Please use the google doc to register your place. A confirmation will be sent to you thereafter. Register here View the full 2018 Summit programme here   We are proud to extend an invitation to join the Baltic Development…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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?…