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Political State of the Region Report 2018 Kick off Roundtable

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Baltic Development Forum arranged a roundtable discussion on the 14th December to kick off preparations for the Political State of the Region Report 2018. Special Guests, Vygaudas Usackas, (former Lithuanian Foreign Minister, EU-ambassador to Moscow and Lithuanian ambassador to Washington and London), and Ginte Damusis (Lithuanian Ambassador to Denmark & Iceland, Former Ambassador to Canada)  was joined by an energetic group of writers, BDF…

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2017 State of the Region Report

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Under the heading “The Top of Europe – A Competitive Baltic Sea Region Ready for the Future?”, this year´s BDF State of the Region Report once again takes the temperature on growth, innovation and competitiveness in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). The three authors Christian Ketels, Helge J. Pedersen and Mikael Olsson analyses the BSR economy and assesses the state…

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Urban Climate Change Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region

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How to stay resilient and mitigate vulnerability of our urban areas to the changing climate? How can we be better prepared to meet the challenges with adequate tools and skills to handle different emergency situations? What is direct and indirect impact of climate change on the urban areas? What are the possibilities and constraints to the adaptation? Baltic Development Forum,…

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The Baltic Sea Region as a global digital test hub?

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New discussion paper on sharing test beds across borders   Test and demonstration facilities, often named Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) play a pivotal role for successful commercialization of new digital products and services, especially for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). There seems to be a strong correlation between competitiveness of technology-based SMEs and their access to test beds. However,…

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Financing the Future of Energy Efficiency Outcome

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Welcomed by Baltic Development Forum in collaboration with the Council of the Baltic Sea States and the Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia, over 70 participants gathered to discuss the Financing the Future of Energy Efficiency in Riga this month. The seminar’s objective was clear – to provide a platform for cross border dialogue between business representatives, local…

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Speed up a Baltic Sea Region digital single market!

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DIGINNO: New project on transnational learning of digitalisation   21 ministries, ICT business associations and knowledge institutions from 9 BSR countries are gathered in a partnership to explore how to enable faster and more efficient uptake of digital solutions both in the public and private sectors. The project will explore how to tackle joint challenges through benchmarking, information sharing, exchange of…

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Financing the Future of Energy Efficiency

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Save-the-date 5th October Venue: Park Inn by Radisson Valdemara, Krogus 1, Riga How can green investments be financed to accelerate the transition to a carbon-free economy in the most cost-effective way? How are energy efficiency solutions applied, which financial schemes are used, and what are the different experiences on financing energy efficiency across the countries in the Baltic Sea Region?…

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A new Momentum for Nordic-Baltic Cooperation in a turbulent Europe?

Brexit, Trump, the refugee crisis and a changing global economy are challenging Europe. Where does that leave the Baltic Sea Region and what is the potential to tackle these challenges via stronger regional cooperation? Can the small, open economies in the Nordic-Baltic region respond with a common voice to influence the future of Europe? BDF and the Nordic Council of…

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Martin Lidegaard: The Rising Importance of the Baltic Sea Region – Article in Baltic Rim Economies issue 4/2010

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The Baltic region is unique in many respects. It shares many commonalities. History, culture, economic development and not least economic potential are but a few examples. The Baltic Sea area is a region with immense potential. And the EU membership of Poland and the Baltic states has given the area more clout. We work together, trade together and share a…

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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…