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New Project Puts a Price on Companies’ Environmental Footprint

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More companies want to understand their consumption of natural resources and their environmental and climate footprint: not just to display responsibility, but also to assure their survival. BDF is partner in a project which develops tools for companies’ natural capital accounting to meet the growing demand.   It takes a huge amount of water to produce clothes. For example, the…

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Timely Need to Intensify Scientific and Industrial Collaboration

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On 22nd September, Baltic Development Forum and Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY) organised a panel discussion “Northern European Excellence and Innovation Cluster” in Hamburg. The debate was initiated and hosted by the project BalticTRAM (Transnational Research Access in the Macroregion) and arranged in conjunction with the Fehmarnbelt Days 2016, a regional platform for the stakeholders from the emerging Fehmarnbelt Region and…

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Project kick-off for Baltic TRAM

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On 7-8 March in Zeuthen/Berlin, the international project Baltic TRAM (Transnational Research in the Macroregion) held it’s kick-off, marking the start of a wide range of activities to be implemented throughout the Baltic Sea Region over the next three years. The meeting gathered 16 project partners, associated organisations and guests from the region and beyond. Through good and constructive discussions,…

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BDF Enters Several New Projects in 2016

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The start of 2016 will mark the beginning of several new projects recently approved by the Interreg BSR Programme. Baltic Development Forum will be a partner to two of them, and an associated partner to another two. BSR Stars S3: Innovation flagship for the Baltic Sea Region BDF is partner in the project BSR Stars S3: “Stimulating smart specialization ecosystem…

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Final discussions in transport – BSR TransGovernance project comes to a close

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On 3 November the Baltic Development Forum participated at the final conference of the BSR TransGovernance project in Brussels, where the final report and it’s highlights were presented and actively discussed by the attending stakeholders from the whole Baltic Sea Region. See full conference programme. The project started in September 2012 and has lasted for two years. It was operated…

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Talent retention in the Baltic Sea Region – we need international talent

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Working together for ONE BSR project After two years of operation ONE BSR has come to a close. The last conference held in Helsinki, September 4, 2014 went through the events that have taken place under the project as well as looked into what the future holds for the region. The closing session shared the most important participant take-a-ways and future…

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Join us for the ONE BSR Final Meeting in Helsinki

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On 4 September, partners and stakeholders, from all around the Baltic Sea, will get together for a final meeting of the ONE BSR project. After two years of intense cooperation throughout the Baltic Sea Region, the final meeting’s participants will look at project’s results and discussions will focus on success stories and shared challenges within the region. Key Messages The ONE BSR final meeting puts three…

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RENSOL: Mission completed?

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After 31 months the project “Energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast” (RENSOL) is ending and Baltic Development Forum, who led the implementation work through almost three years, has stories to tell and deliverables to be proud of. RENSOL builds on earlier initiatives in the energy field; reports as well as open dialogues on energy issues at several…

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Baltic Sea Region – a region of opportunities

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ONE BSR  – ten nations, thousands of stories ONE BSR –  a flagship project within the framework of the Baltic Sea Region Programme and the EU strategy for the Baltic Sea Region is approaching its final phase. Launched in 2012, project’s aim has been to produce elements for the Baltic Sea Region image and identity, contributing to joint promotion of the region….

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Project at the helm for transport policy discussions in Turku

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During the recent Baltic Sea Days in Turku, Finland, the BSR TransGovernance project was involved in the making of two sessions which dealt with the opportunities of multi-level governance for optimising transport policy frameworks in the Baltic Sea Region. As a back to back event to the BDF Summit and the EU Annual Forum, the BSR TransGovernance arranged the first…