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17th BDF Summit to be held in Copenhagen, 23 November 2015

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We are pleased to announce that the 17th BDF Summit will take place in Copenhagen on 23 November 2015. Since 1999 the annual BDF Summits have provided a meeting place for top representatives for business, politics, academia and civil society, offering a high-level and well-known platform for policy formulation, business matchmaking and cross-sectorial dialogue in the Baltic Sea Region. Exploring…

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Summer reception at Baltic Development Forum

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On June 30, partners and friends of Baltic Development Forum gathered at the BDF office in Copenhagen to welcome ambassador Per Carlsen as new senior advisor in Baltic Development Forum and to bid farewell to Hans Brask, former BDF Director, leaving for Riga to become the new Danish ambassador to Latvia from August. The guests were welcomed by BDF Chairman…

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Conference 6 October: Drivers for Blue Growth in the Baltic Sea Region

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Shipping has contributed to the Baltic Sea Region’s prosperity since the Vikings. Today the region is home to some of the world’s leading shipping companies and maritime equipment manufacturers. Growth potential exists in other parts of the blue sector as well, from coastal tourism to off-shore energy. This conference marks the start of the elaboration of a dedicated EU Master…

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BDF at VI Annual Forum of EUSBSR and the EU Digital Assembly, Latvia

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BDF took part in the 6th Annual Forum for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region in Jurmala, Latvia on 15-16 June. The Annual Forum was a great opportunity for networking with many of BDF´s good and close collaboration partners, for inspiration, and for discussion on the future direction for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea region. With…

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Coding the future: Discussion paper from Top of Digital Europe

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Programming in school should be on top of the agenda! That is one of the recommendations in a discussion paper published by “Top of Digital Europe”. The paper, “Coding the Future – The challenge of meeting future e-skill demands in the Nordic-Baltic ICT hub”, deals with the emerging gap between demand and supply of ICT specialists. In Europe, this gap…

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Energy Dialogue in the Baltic Sea Region – Conference 6 May, Copenhagen

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What are the visions and potential for collaboration on energy in the Baltic Sea Region? How are the EU-goals and initiatives aligned with regional priorities with regards to energy security, interconnectivity across borders, energy efficiency and diversification of supply? Join us for a half day conference in Copenhagen together with high level government representatives from the Nordic and Baltic countries….

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Top of Digital Europe at the Finance IT Day Baltic

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As a key note speaker in the morning session, Flemming Stender, Director of Baltic Development Forum (BDF), highlighted the need for more regional cooperation among the Nordic and Baltic countries in order to develop world-leading cross-border digital solutions in finance and turn them into growth enablers for the region. He underlined the huge economic potential for implementation of the digital…

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”Top of Digital Europe” enters the European debate on e-skills

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Baltic Development Forum was invited to introduce an upcoming discussion paper on e-skills at the high-level conference “e-skills for jobs 2015”, organized in Riga on 13 March by the Latvian EU Presidency, the European Commission, the Latvian ICT Association LIKTA, DIGITALEUROPE and others. The paper is being elaborated by the ICT Think Tank “Top of Digital Europe” as a joint…

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BDF featured among top international economic think-tanks in global rating

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BDF is proud to once again have made the list of the top 50 economic policy think-tanks in the world. The ranking is carried out by the University of Pennsylvania in the US. Their “Global Think-Tanks and Civil Society Programme” publishes the “Global Go To Think Tank Index” annually, ranking the world’s leading think-tanks within several categories. The ranking is…

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International Investment Promotional Agencies of the Baltic Sea Region met in Tallinn to discuss cooperation opportunities

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On 21 January, BDF organized a meeting for Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) from around the Baltic Sea Region in Tallinn. The event was hosted by the Estonian Investment Agency and held at the e-Estonia showroom in Tallinn, a center showcasing Estonia´s ICT achievements and solutions. The meeting event was attended by 11 IPAs with representatingves from almost every country of…