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The Baltic Sea Region as a global digital test hub?

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New discussion paper on sharing test beds across borders   Test and demonstration facilities, often named Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) play a pivotal role for successful commercialization of new digital products and services, especially for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). There seems to be a strong correlation between competitiveness of technology-based SMEs and their access to test beds. However,…

1 May 10 year EU Enlargement

Join us 1 May for the seminar on the 10th Anniversary of EU Enlargement

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Together with the Danish think-tank EUROPA, Politiken and Europa-huset in Copenhagen, Baltic Development Forum (BDF) is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the big EU enlargement that reunited Europe, helped re-establish close neighbourly relations and expanded old economic ties to the benefit of all. It is important to celebrate the EU enlargement, which changed the political landscape in Europe 10…

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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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First Baltic EU Presidency: Vilnius a European capital together with Brussels. Helsinki the other place to turn to in the region.

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Lithuania has taken over the EU presidency from 1 July and is the first Baltic State country to take over this important task. You can read more about the presidency here.  With the priorities and objectives like “Credible Europe”, “Growing Europe” and “Open Europe” Lithuania is setting a strong agenda for the upcoming autumn. Not only financial growth, but also…

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EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region: Where are we heading?

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The implementing actors of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region were gathered at the 4th Working Meeting for the Strategy, 10-11 April 2013 in Espoo, Finland, organised by INTERACT Point Turku and the European Commission, DG Regio. BDF was invited as Horisontal Action Leader for the Strategy area “HA Promo” (development of regional identity and branding), a role…

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BDF Chairman and Vice Chairman meet City of Hamburg

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At a meeting 26 Sept in Hamburg City Hall, BDF Chairman Hans Skov Christensen and BDF Vice Chairman Stephan Müchler discussed cooperation topics and joint activities with State Secretary Wolfgang Schmidt, responsible for Federal, EU and International Affairs in the City of Hamburg. Among topics of joint interests was the economic performance of the Baltic Sea Region, infrastructure and labour…

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Join us at the Fehmarnbelt Days 26-28 September in Hamburg and Lübeck

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“This event will highlight not only the fixed link but also the business opportunities in this upcoming region. BDF actively supports and participates in Fehmarnbelt Days, utilizing our broad network among politicians and business leaders in the region”. Hans Skov Christensen, Chairman of Baltic Development Forum BDF is co-organizer of the Fehmarnbelt Days, a series of high-level events with focus…

More consistent EU-Russia relationship ‘absolutely essential’

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Published 02 May 2012 at Euractiv It is absolutely essential to have more coherent, structured, well-framed relations between the EU and Russia, said Thierry de Montbrial, founder and Director General of the French Institute for International Relations IFRI, in an exclusive with EurActiv, on the occasion of Putin’s coming inauguration on 7 May for a new mandate as president. De…

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‘We need to invest in a European identity’

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Like the ongoing debate on branding and identity in the Baltic Sea Region, top officials are saying that is a necessity to invest in a broader European identity albeit it is a touchy subject. Read this article from EUobserver: By Honor Mahony, EUobserver. 30.03.12 @ 18:03 BRUSSELS – The European Parliament is trying to cultivate a “European identity,” with top officials saying…