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A Coherent Digital Baltic Sea Region – EUSBSR 9th Annual Forum

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BDF had the pleasure to co-organise the EU Annual Forum 4-5 June in Tallinn together with Estonia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. One of the plenary sessions was dedicated to digitalization in the BSR and how we can address the digital gaps in the region. Speakers and panelists were: Andrus Ansip, Vice President, European Commission; Martin Andersson, Professor, Blekinge Institute of…

Estonia in a Digital Baltic Sea Region, Tallinn 23 March

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Baltic Development Forum and Top of Digital Europe had the pleasure of co-organising the conference “Estonia in a digital Baltic Sea Region” together with the Estonian ICT Association, ITL, in connection to their 17th anniversary. In his keynote address, Flemming Stender, Director of Baltic Development Forum, presented the highlights from the 2016 State of the Digital Region report, which outlines…

The Swedish Way to a Digital Single Market – Round Table in Stockholm 3 May

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On 3rd May, BDF and “Top of Digital Europe” organised the seminar “The Swedish way to a Digital Single Market in the Baltic Sea Region” in Stockholm. The event was co-organised and hosted by Stockholm Business Region, and gathered national policy makers, ICT industry, academia and experts to discuss the digital strengths and challenges of the Baltic Sea Region with…

Top of Digital Europe Hosted Round Tables in Finland and Estonia

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BDF and “Top of Digital Europe” was the co-organiser of an ICT Business Round Table in Helsinki on 12 Jan 2016, organized and hosted by Microsoft Finland. Participants were specially invited Finnish parliamentarians, policy makers and ICT industry. The topic for discussion was the potential for a digital single market of the Baltic Sea region: Could this region develop a…

BDF Summit 2015: Two New Reports from Top of Digital Europe

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Two new studies of the digital economy in the Baltic Sea Region were published under the wings of the regional ICT Think Tank “Top of Digital Europe” established by BDF and Microsoft: The first edition of the “State of the Digital Region” report, an annual updated overview of the region´s achievements and position as a global ICT hub. The second…

Baltic Sea Region – a Shortcut to the Digital Single Market?

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Europe needs new growth initiatives! Inspired by Estonia’s Prime Minister Mr. Andrus Ansip, BDF and BCCA (Baltic Sea Chamber of Commerce) early 2012 initiated a project to investigate how the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) can contribute to the development of a Digital Single Market in Europe. The aim is to develop a Strategy or Action Plan for BSR initiatives that…

BDF in a Baltic Digital Single Market Initiative

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BDF and BCCA will develop a Digital Agenda Action Plan for the Baltic Sea Region that will be presented and discussed at the next BDF Summit/EU Annual Forum in Copenhagen June 2012. It will give direct inputs to the Danish EU Presidency and the European Commission on the further development of a Digital Single Market in Europe, confirming that the BSR…

Roundtable discussion with H.E. Mr. Andrus Ansip, Prime Minister of Estonia

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Prime Minister Andrus Ansip of Estonia visited the BDF office 8 December, for a business roundtable discussion on economy, the euro and EU’s digital agenda. Baltic Development Forum hosted an informal roundtable meeting with Prime Minister Andrus Ansip of Estonia, at the occasion of his bilateral visit to Denmark 8 December and talks with his Danish counterpart Lars Løkke Rasmussen….