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Thank you for participating in the 16th BDF Summit & 5th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR

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The event, held under the title ”Growing together – for a prosperous, inclusive and connected region”, has come to a successful close. Over 1400 participants from throughout the Baltic Sea Region gathered in Turku June 3-4, making it the biggest Baltic Sea Region event thus far. Throughout 6 plenary sessions, 17 seminars and a lively networking village the conference spurred…

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Baltic Development Forum at the Swedish Almedalsveckan

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Baltic Development Forum was present as Almedalsveckan, the ”Almedalen Week”, took place 26 June – 6 July. Almedalsveckan is the annual forum for Swedish internal politics, and gathers the political parties, the media, organisations and spokespeople on a multitude of issues in Visby, Gotland. The 2014 Almedalsveckan saw 25 000 participants, 50 000 visitors and 700 journalists attend around 3400…

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Fehmarnbelt Days 2014 are Creating Connections, 30 Sep – 2 Oct 2014 Copenhagen

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Three day event in the heart of Copenhagen to focus on German-Danish-Swedish relations The conference will take place September 30th to October 2nd and will feature events, seminars, and conferences focused on tourism, business, science and culture in the region, among others. In and around Copenhagen, industry experts, politicians and citizens of all three countries will convene to explore the…

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Talent retention situation analysis in the Baltic Sea Region

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Talent retention situation analysis: what are the current policies and best practices in the Baltic Sea Region? Talent retention is an issue that will become increasingly important in the future. The population of Europe is aging and more talents from non-European countries will be recruited. A recent study on the talent retention in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR),  published by the…

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Call for nominations for the Baltic Sea Award 2014

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Established in 2007, the Baltic Sea Award will be presented for the 8th time in 2014 to honour a candidate that has made outstanding contribution to the sustainable development of the Baltic Sea Region. Baltic Development Forum welcomes you to suggest the most promising candidates. The award ceremony will take place at the Fehmarnbelt Days 2014 on 30 September 2014…

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Invest in the Baltic Sea Region – Investment Promotion Agencies Forum 2014

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Towards a more globally competitive Baltic Sea Region through cooperation and joined forces Business Plan for Investment Promotion Agencies of the Baltic Sea Region Investment Promotion Agencies Forum 2014 The Baltic Sea Region is still one of the economically most competitive regions in the world. However, foreign companies are still of significant importance for the national and regional economy in terms…

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

in BDF Events, News

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…