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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…


Join us for the ONE BSR Final Meeting in Helsinki

in News, Projects

On 4 September, partners and stakeholders, from all around the Baltic Sea, will get together for a final meeting of the ONE BSR project. After two years of intense cooperation throughout the Baltic Sea Region, the final meeting’s participants will look at project’s results and discussions will focus on success stories and shared challenges within the region. Key Messages The ONE BSR final meeting puts three…


Environmental Partnership remains core issue of Baltic Sea Strategy

in Debate, News

The environment and protection of the the Baltic Sea is still a common challange. At the Conference of the Heads of Government of the Baltic Sea States on Environmental Protection in Saint Petersburg 5 April EU Commisioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn underlined, that the cross-border cooperation on environmental issues of the Baltic Sea is fundamental for the EU Strategy…


Baltic bacteria outbreak blamed on ocean warming

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Manmade climate change is the main driver behind the unexpected emergence of a group of bacteria in Northern Europe – especially in the Baltic Sea – which can cause gastroenteritis, new research by a group of international experts shows. The paper, published in the journal Nature Climate Change,  provides some of the first firm evidence that the warming patterns of…


Baltic Sea Award 2011 – Call for Nominations

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You are welcome to nominate candidates for the Baltic Sea Award 2011. The Baltic Sea Award is an annual award of Baltic Development Forum for extraordinary contributions to the development of the Baltic Sea Region. The award was established in 2007. This time it is distributed for the 5th consecutive year. The winner of the Baltic Sea Award 2011 will…

Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award

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The Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award recognises outstanding efforts to improve the marine environment in the Baltic Sea. It honors innovation, commitment and actions that support this noble mission. Worth SEK 250,000, the regional award is presented annually by Sweden’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs in appreciation of the dedicated work by individuals, companies, organisations and public authorities. Since 2011 it…