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20th BDF Summit ‘Time for a BSR 2.0?’ Tallinn

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The spectacular setting of the ‘Black Box’ in Tallinn’s Creative Hub welcomed over 350 participants to the 20th and final BDF Summit – Exploring the question, ‘Is It Time for a BSR 2.0?’ See the photos from the Summit here. To mark the occasion Lene Espersen, BDF Chairwoman opened the mornings programme, reiterating the optimistic key messages from two new…

A Coherent Digital Baltic Sea Region – EUSBSR 9th Annual Forum

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BDF had the pleasure to co-organise the EU Annual Forum 4-5 June in Tallinn together with Estonia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. One of the plenary sessions was dedicated to digitalization in the BSR and how we can address the digital gaps in the region. Speakers and panelists were: Andrus Ansip, Vice President, European Commission; Martin Andersson, Professor, Blekinge Institute of…

Fehmarnbelt Days 2018 – Urban & Rural Digitalization

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BDF and think tank Top of Digital Europe co-organised two seminars on digitalization as part of the Swedish-Danish-German Fehmarnbelt Days, two days of cross-border cooperation debate in Malmö, Sweden, 28-29 May 2018.    How can rural areas utilize the digital revolution? Digital Transformation in Rural Areas The seminar, organized by BDF, Region Zealand and Interreg BSR project “BSR Stars S3”…

Baltic TRAM Capacity Building Workshop in Copenhagen

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On 19-20th April, Baltic Development Forum, in collaboration with the University of Turku, had the pleasure to welcome representatives of the Industrial Research Centers (IRECs) business-support units, serving as an interface between analytical research institutes and companies. The training sessions, timely initiated and co-organised together with Baltic TRAM partners, focused on capacity building and transnational knowledge transfer within the framework…

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 2018 Summit Programme here   We are proud to extend an invitation to join the Baltic Development Forum’s…

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…