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

in BDF Events, News

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

in Debate, News

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…

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Workshop on Transnational Digital Collaboration

in BDF Events, News

BDF together with Estonia’s Ministry of Economic Affairs organised a workshop on transnational digital collaboration as part of a conference on Smart Specialisation Strategies in Sandviken, Sweden, 27th May 2016. The conference was organised by CPMR Baltic Sea Commission, PA Innovation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and Region Gävleborg. Smart Specialisation Strategies are tools for regional…

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The Swedish Way to a Digital Single Market – Round Table in Stockholm 3 May

in BDF Events, News

On 3rd May, BDF and “Top of Digital Europe” organised the seminar “The Swedish way to a Digital Single Market in the Baltic Sea Region” in Stockholm. The event was co-organised and hosted by Stockholm Business Region, and gathered national policy makers, ICT industry, academia and experts to discuss the digital strengths and challenges of the Baltic Sea Region with…

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18th BDF Summit to be held in Stockholm, 8 November

in BDF Events, News

The 18th Baltic Development Forum Summit will take place on 8 November at The Brewery Conference Centre in Stockholm, Sweden, 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 18h BDF Summit will explore how we can find common ground in…

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Apply for internship with Baltic Development Forum, autumn 2016

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2016 will be a dynamic and exciting year as Baltic Development Forum enters into several new EU-funded projects, and organises its 18th BDF Summit in connection with the Strategy Forum for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, in Stockholm in November. Moreover, in 2016 BDF will continue its core activities related to political and regional cooperation, the digital…

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Vacancy at BDF: Communications and Project Officer

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Communications and Project Officer Baltic Development Forum is looking for a new staff member to join us in our Copenhagen office to work on EU-funded projects related to Baltic Sea Region cooperation, with a focus on communication. In the spring of 2016 Baltic Development Forum enters into two Interreg funded projects: Baltic TRAM and BSR Stars S3, carried out together…

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Project kick-off for Baltic TRAM

in News, Projects

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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Discussions on the Political Situation in the Baltic Sea Region

in BDF Events, News

The Security Advisor to the Latvian President, Janis Kazocins, visited BDF on 25 February to hold a presentation at a roundtable in the BDF offices. Kazocins shared his view on the political situation in the Baltic region and Russia relations in the light of the developments in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. Kazocins advocated for long-term cooperation with Russia and the…

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Top of Digital Europe Hosted Round Tables in Finland and Estonia

in BDF Events, News

BDF and “Top of Digital Europe” was the co-organiser of an ICT Business Round Table in Helsinki on 12 Jan 2016, organized and hosted by Microsoft Finland. Participants were specially invited Finnish parliamentarians, policy makers and ICT industry. The topic for discussion was the potential for a digital single market of the Baltic Sea region: Could this region develop a…