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BDF Summit 2015: What is on the Horizon for Business and Investment in the Baltic Sea Region?

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The session “Business as usual or need for a new thinking” explored the business attraction and business-making models in the Baltic Sea Region. Four messages were stressed by the panelists: Firstly, we need to consider new thinking and more focused approach. Our focus should be on entrepreneurship and start-ups. There is a need for robust start-ups systems and more long-standing…

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BDF Summit 2015: Challenges and Game Changers – Tuning in on the Current Political Dialogue in the Baltic Sea Region

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The discussions in the session “The Baltic Sea Region: Challenges and Game Changers” was based around a paper by Tobias Etzold and Christian Opitz, Stiftung Wissenshaft und Politik. The paper suggests that a meaningful cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region involving Russia is still possible and recommends a step-by-step approach as a possible way forward. This approach would entail stabilizing…

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Welcome to the 17th Baltic Development Forum Summit 23 November

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Join us in Copenhagen on 23 November for a full day of inspiring presentations and discussion at the 17th Baltic Development Forum Summit. The 2015 edition of the State of the Region Report will provide a comprehensive review of the latest economic trends and developments. We will also discuss how the Juncker Plan might boost investment in the Baltic Sea…

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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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Thank you for participating in the 16th BDF Summit & 5th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR

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The event, held under the title ”Growing together – for a prosperous, inclusive and connected region”, has come to a successful close. Over 1400 participants from throughout the Baltic Sea Region gathered in Turku June 3-4, making it the biggest Baltic Sea Region event thus far. Throughout 6 plenary sessions, 17 seminars and a lively networking village the conference spurred…

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Highlights from the 16th BDF Summit and 5th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR, 3-4 June

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Emily Wise, plenary moderator at the 16th Baltic Development Forum Summit and 5th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR, shares some of the key messages coming out of the six plenary sessions: This year’s State of the Region Report highlighted evidence and implications of a “new normal” The main conclusion from this year’s State of the Region Report is that we…

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16th BDF Summit Kicks off: Growing Together – Growing Smart

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“We need to do better, and in a smart way” This morning Lene Espersen, Chairman of Baltic Development Forum (BDF) opened the 16th Baltic Development Forum Summit in Turku, Finland. EU Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn, Minister for Economic Affairs Jan Vapaavuori, and Mayor of Turku Aleksi Randell also took part in the opening session attended by more than…

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Baltic Sea Region Leaders and Experts Convene in Turku

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Press release 14th May 2014 The wide-ranging programme of the Turku Baltic Sea Days 2014 is complete Baltic Sea region leaders and experts convene in Turku in June to seek means to grow together Finland and Turku are, during the first week of June, the focus of the Baltic Sea region’s strategic, economic, and political discussions, as Turku hosts the…

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Debating Multi-level Transgovernance in Turku

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In the margins of the 16th Baltic Development Forum Summit and the 5th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region the BSR TransGovernance will get attention among the stakeholders who will join Turku Baltic Sea Days’ events in the beginning of June. BSR TransGovernance project, co-funded by the BSR Programme 2007-2013 and led by the Swedish region…