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18th BDF Summit in Stockholm

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The 18th Baltic Development Forum Summit was held in Stockholm on 8 November 2016, in conjunction with the 7th Strategy Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Taking stock of the current state of the Baltic Sea Region, the 18th BDF Summit explored how we can find common ground in a changing environment, looking closer at the…

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Exploring the Untapped Potential in Energy Efficiency Collaboration

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On 29th September 2016, Baltic Development Forum and the Council of the Baltic Sea States Baltic 2030 organized the seminar Energy Dialogue: Financing Energy Efficiency in Stockholm.  The purpose of the seminar was to provide a platform for a dialogue among business representatives, regional and local governments, cities, financing institutions and experts from the Baltic Sea Region on how to…

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Cross-Border Digital Opportunities for SMEs

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On 22nd September, Baltic Development Forum and Region Zealand organised a digitization seminar in Hamburg as part of the Fehmarnbelt Days 2016, a series of events focusing on the cross border collaboration opportunities in the upcoming Fehmarnbelt Region which extends through North Germany – Denmark – South Sweden. The main part of the seminar, “Cross-border digital opportunities in the Fehmarnbelt…

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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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Transnational Innovation and Digitalisation: Policy Papers and Strategy Guide

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We are pleased to share with you the Strategy Guide 2016 – 2020. This publication provides guidance on how to boost innovation in the context of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Region (EUSBSR). Achieving innovation in the Baltic Sea Region is essentially about intelligently combining the regional strengths, competences and stakeholders. The aim of this strategy guide is to…

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BDF Organises Two Sessions at the Fehmarnbelt Days 2016

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Fehmarnbelt Days 2016 is a series of conferences, seminars and events in Hamburg 20-22 September, focusing on the cross border collaboration opportunities in the upcoming Fehmarnbelt Region which extends through North Germany – Denmark – South Sweden. More information and registration: www.fehmarnbeltdays.com BDF will organise two seminars on 22 September: Northern European Excellence and Innovation Cluster (Baltic TRAM) 9.00-10.30 Investments…

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Round Table Explored Regional Cooperation and Russia Relations

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On June 20th, BDF hosted a roundtable on regional cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region with Andrey Kortunov, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, as guest speaker. The roundtable was organized with support from the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Nordic Council of Ministers. In the discussions, Andrey Kortunov emphasized that the situation between East and West could…

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25 year Anniversary Celebrations: The Restoration of Independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – Copenhagen 29 August

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In August 1991 Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania regained independence and international recognition. A few months before, the Nordic Council of Ministers opened offices in the three Baltic States to develop ties between the Nordic and Baltic countries. Since then, the three Baltic States have witnessed an impressive economic and political development – development that is not least due to strong…

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Digital Talents in the Baltic Sea Region

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Do we recognize our digital talents? How can we design joint ecosystems to foster human capital excellence across the Baltic Sea region?  How can we keep talents in the region and compete effectively with global leaders? How to get from brain circulation to building capacity? These were some of the questions discussed by an expert panel on 16 June in…