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New Report on identity is out!

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During the one-day networking conference on “The Baltic Sea Region identity, branding and Communications” on 9 December in Helsinki, Finland, a new report “Facets of Identity?” was unveiled and served as the basis for discussion on the topic of identity by a panel consisting of representatives from the fields of branding, culture and communication as well as authors of the…

Intern at Baltic Development Forum in 2014

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Baltic Development Forum Seeks Committed Interns 2014 will be a dynamic and exciting year as Baltic Development Forum is organizing two major regional events – 16th Annual BDF Summit in June in Turku, Finland, and Fehmarnbelt Days 2014 in October in Copenhagen, Denmark. Moreover, in 2014 BDF will introduce and continue its core activities in the ICT, Corporate Water Management and Smart Cities projects. Therefore, we are seeking…

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Join us in Tartu for the Baltic Urban Forum workshop 19-20 Jan 2014

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Noting that cities are playing the most important role in the development of the Baltic Sea Region development, UBC Board together with the Baltic Development Forum, the City of Turku and Tartu Smart City Lab has taken the initiative to prepare a concept for a “Baltic Sea Region Urban Forum for Smart Cities”.  The initiative has received initial financing for the preparatory…

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The Baltic Sea Conference 2013 Report is now available

in BDF Events, News, Publications

The “Baltic Sea Conference 2013 – Blue Growth, Sustainability and Water Industries”, held in Copenhagen on 3 October 2013, brought together high-level participants from the European Commission and Danish government, and actors from throughout the Baltic Sea Region – from different sectors and levels of decision making – in order to chart the way forward for an environmentally sound and…

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Big Data is for everybody. It’s Data Driven Innovation!

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Big data can make us stay competitive, to retain and create jobs in the Baltic Sea Region. The challenge is to be first movers in new innovations Talent recruitment, education, and e-health are some exemplary areas with a high potential for cross-border cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region Big Data needs story telling! These were some of the key messages…

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New interim Chairwoman of BDF appointed!

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Today, November 27th, the board of Baltic Development Forum met and decided to appoint Helle Bechgaard as the new Chairwoman of the board after the recent passing away of Hans Skov Christensen. Helle Bechgaard will be chairing BDF in an interim period until a permanent solution on the chairmanship has been found. The board expects a new chairman to be…

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Images from Baltic Development Forum’s fifteen year anniversary – 25 November

in BDF Events, News

More than 60 people came together for the birthday reception at BDF premises. Member of the Board Helle Bechgaard welcomed all guests and began the reception with a moment of silence to honour Chairman Hans Skov Christensen. The Latvian Ambassador to Denmark Kaspars Ozoliņš honoured BDF’s work by presenting a Certificate of Recognition from the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers, signed by Prime Minister…

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The Baltic Sea Region Identity, Branding and Communication

in BDF Events, News, Projects

Monday 9 December 2013 – City Hall of Helsinki, Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, Helsinki, Finland The countries and regions around the Baltic Sea Region have come closer during recent years. Is it only due to a community of interests or do we share more than that – values, norms and a “we-feeling”? If so, is it possible to boost joint promotion and regional identity…

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BDF Chairman Hans Skov Christensen has passed away at age 68

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It is with deep regret that we learned this morning that Hans Skov Christensen has quietly passed away at his home after a longer period of illness. We will miss Hans Skov Christensen. He was a very dedicated and highly respected Chairman, genuinely interested in bringing countries, industries and people closer together and to manifest the Baltic Sea Region more…