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Highlights from the 16th BDF Summit and 5th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR, 3-4 June

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Emily Wise, plenary moderator at the 16th Baltic Development Forum Summit and 5th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR, shares some of the key messages coming out of the six plenary sessions: This year’s State of the Region Report highlighted evidence and implications of a “new normal” The main conclusion from this year’s State of the Region Report is that we…

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Political State of the Region Report 2014: Baltic Sea Neighbourhoods – A Mega-Region in Progress?

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The Political State of the Region Report 2014 focuses on the Baltic Sea Region and its neighbourhoods. It analyses current internal and external dynamics and political developments in the light of the recent crisis around Ukraine. The report concludes that the region is still rightly recognised as a model for cross-border convergence and cooperation in numerous areas and outlines that…

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BDF Report: Making Water Your Business – Company Perspectives from the Baltic Sea Region

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Responsible water management is good business that can mitigate risks, cut down on costs, build trust with consumers and decision-making, and provide companies with a competitive advantage. These are some of the main points outlined in the report “Making Water Your Business – Company Perspectives from the Baltic Sea Region”, launched by the Baltic Development Forum at the 16th BDF…

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16th BDF Summit Kicks off: Growing Together – Growing Smart

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“We need to do better, and in a smart way” This morning Lene Espersen, Chairman of Baltic Development Forum (BDF) opened the 16th Baltic Development Forum Summit in Turku, Finland. EU Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn, Minister for Economic Affairs Jan Vapaavuori, and Mayor of Turku Aleksi Randell also took part in the opening session attended by more than…

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Baltic Sea Region Leaders and Experts Convene in Turku

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Press release 14th May 2014 The wide-ranging programme of the Turku Baltic Sea Days 2014 is complete Baltic Sea region leaders and experts convene in Turku in June to seek means to grow together Finland and Turku are, during the first week of June, the focus of the Baltic Sea region’s strategic, economic, and political discussions, as Turku hosts the…

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Join Open Discussion on Energy Efficiency

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The project RENSOL is approaching its closing phase that we will highlight by organizing a number of activities in the margins of the Turku Baltic Sea Days on 1-5 June 2014 and EU-Russia Innovation Forum: Green Growth Economy on 4-6 June in Lappeenranta, Finland. Closing phase implies assessment process, and hence Baltic Development Forum is planning to elaborate a short…

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Debating Multi-level Transgovernance in Turku

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In the margins of the 16th Baltic Development Forum Summit and the 5th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region the BSR TransGovernance will get attention among the stakeholders who will join Turku Baltic Sea Days’ events in the beginning of June. BSR TransGovernance project, co-funded by the BSR Programme 2007-2013 and led by the Swedish region…

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New Director of Baltic Development Forum

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Flemming Stender, 45, Deputy Head of Department at the Danish Foreign Ministry, is new Director of Baltic Development Forum (BDF) as of 1 August 2014. Flemming Stender joins the secretariat already 1 May as Deputy Director. After 7 years, Hans Brask leaves BDF as of 1 August 2014. Lene Espersen, Chairman of BDF, is pleased that Flemming Stender will lead…