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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…

Fehmarnbelt Days 2018: BDF Behind Two Seminars on Digitalisation

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The Fehmarnbelt Region covers Southern Sweden, Zealand in Denmark and Northern Germany, areas that will be closer connected with the upcoming Fehmarnbelt tunnel. Since 2012 the bi-annual Fehmarnbelt Days has provided a broad platform for stakeholders from this emerging region to exchange ideas, discuss key issues and further cross-border collaboration. BDF has been involved in the event since the beginning…

BDF Supporting the Green Agenda in Northwest Russia

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On 21st and 22nd March 2018 Baltic Development Forum in close cooperation with Climate KIC Nordic and the Russian partner organisations – St. Petersburg City/ Committee for Nature Use, Environmental Protection and Ecological Safety, SC MINERAL and the supporting organisation ICSER “Leontief Center” – contributed to the discussions on environmental  protection and ecology in St. Petersburg under the framework of…

Invitation – Celebrating 100 Years Independence of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania

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Invitation Wednesday 21st March 13:30 -16:00 Eigtveds Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads 2, Sal III BDF is proud to invite our network to celebrate with us the 100 years independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Collaborating with the respective embassies in Denmark we will host a celebratory seminar, focusing on youth engagement in the Baltic Sea Region and strengthened cooperation between Nordic…

Message from the Board – BDF to cease activities by 31 July 2018

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20 years after the establishment of Baltic Development Forum, the Baltic Sea Region has developed into one of the most integrated regions in EU and globally. The exchange across-borders – politically, economically, and commercially – is taking place naturally. Many of the barriers and challenges have been overcome or significantly reduced, not least thanks to the accession of the Baltic…

Tools for Urban Climate Adaptation Copenhagen: Follow up

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“Adaptation is about re-evaluating tradeoff options; this requires more voices, not less” John Matthews, Coordinator, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation   On the 30th November 2017 Urban climate adaptation was the theme of the day as participants gathered to engage with industry experts, experience best practice cases, and learn about decision making tools. Part of a regional series of training days…

New ‘State of the Digital Region 2017’ Online Now

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Download here   The future is not jobless, but learning intensive Top of Digital Europe, ICT think tank for the Baltic Sea Region, has today released State of the Digital Region 2017: Exploring Automation, Education and Learning in the Baltic Sea Region. The report is the region’s most comprehensive overview of how the countries in the BSR, often ranked as…

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…