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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…

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The Baltic Sea Conference 2013 Report is now available

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The “Baltic Sea Conference 2013 – Blue Growth, Sustainability and Water Industries”, held in Copenhagen on 3 October 2013, brought together high-level participants from the European Commission and Danish government, and actors from throughout the Baltic Sea Region – from different sectors and levels of decision making – in order to chart the way forward for an environmentally sound and…

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Images from Baltic Development Forum’s fifteen year anniversary – 25 November

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More than 60 people came together for the birthday reception at BDF premises. Member of the Board Helle Bechgaard welcomed all guests and began the reception with a moment of silence to honour Chairman Hans Skov Christensen. The Latvian Ambassador to Denmark Kaspars Ozoliņš honoured BDF’s work by presenting a Certificate of Recognition from the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers, signed by Prime Minister…

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The Baltic Sea Region Identity, Branding and Communication

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Monday 9 December 2013 – City Hall of Helsinki, Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, Helsinki, Finland The countries and regions around the Baltic Sea Region have come closer during recent years. Is it only due to a community of interests or do we share more than that – values, norms and a “we-feeling”? If so, is it possible to boost joint promotion and regional identity…

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Baltic Development Forum at 15: the story so far

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Baltic Development Forum is coming of age and we are happy to invite you to celebrate our crystal Anniversary on 25 November at 15:30 at our Secretariat at Nytorv 3 in Copenhagen. At fifteen you look for your role in the future and you know that new times need new ways to act. We are never too old to learn…