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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…

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Baltic Development Forum at the Swedish Almedalsveckan

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Baltic Development Forum was present as Almedalsveckan, the ”Almedalen Week”, took place 26 June – 6 July. Almedalsveckan is the annual forum for Swedish internal politics, and gathers the political parties, the media, organisations and spokespeople on a multitude of issues in Visby, Gotland. The 2014 Almedalsveckan saw 25 000 participants, 50 000 visitors and 700 journalists attend around 3400…

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How can we use the European Transport Corridors to stimulate economic growth?

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The BSR TransGovernance project, funded by the EU Baltic Sea Region Programme, aims at providing models, tools, and approaches to a better alignment of transport policies in the Baltic Sea Region and thereby promote cross-border integration processes. At a workshop in Malmö 31 March 2014, case studies about transport related cross-border governance were discussed. The Öresund Region is seen as…

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Baltic Development Forum at Business Forum in St. Petersburg

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“The business of business is business – not international affairs”. This is one of the key points transpired from the Northern Dimension Business Council meeting that took place in St. Petersburg 3 April 2014. Business leaders from all over the region see a clear need for re-establishing trust due to Russia’s role in the current crisis in Ukraine. Nevertheless, most…

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Business and Energy Efficiency financing solutions in Kaliningrad – Rensol Project

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Availability and applicability of Business and Energy Efficiency financing solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast and North-West Russia. Baltic Sea Region experience.  The seminar ” Finances – Authorities- Business”, that took place 11-12 March in Kaliningrad, addressed different financial mechanisms available for municipal and private initiatives when working with Projects in Energy Efficiency field . It was a jointly organised event by the Information office of the Nordic…

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Report now available: Guide to Financing Energy Efficiency in Russia – RENSOL Experience

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Russia is the world’s fourth largest energy consuming country with energy intensity several times higher than of the developed world. This provides a huge potential for Energy Efficiency (EE) savings. Tapping into this potential requires a substantial scaling of EE projects financing. According to various estimates around 230 billion EUR are needed to reach 40% reduction of energy intensity in…

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EU project – Rensol presented at the 8th Energy Forum in Sopot

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Decentralised government levels are keeping the energy efficiency agenda high on the agenda On behalf of Rensol ( EU financed project) Hans Brask, Director of the Baltic Development Forum, participated in the 8th Energy Forum 16-18 December 2013 in Sopot just outside Gdansk in Poland – the Polish neighbouring region of Kaliningrad.  Please find more information about the Conference on Energy Forum’s…

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New Report on identity is out!

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During the one-day networking conference on “The Baltic Sea Region identity, branding and Communications” on 9 December in Helsinki, Finland, a new report “Facets of Identity?” was unveiled and served as the basis for discussion on the topic of identity by a panel consisting of representatives from the fields of branding, culture and communication as well as authors of the…