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‘We need to invest in a European identity’

in Debate, News

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…

BDF hosts Digital Agenda meeting with Estonian Minister Juhan Parts

in BDF Events, News

On 2 February, Baltic Development Forum (BDF) hosted an informal roundtable discussion with Juhan Parts, Estonia’s Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications, who, together with selected CEOs and Executives from the public and private sector, discussed the subject of digital agenda and energy. Minister Parts was in Copenhagen to participate in the informal meeting of the European Competitive Council where the…

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BDF Wins EU Project on Energy Efficiency in Kaliningrad

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Baltic Development Forum has become Lead Partner of an EU Project within the framework of the Northern Dimension Policy concerning energy and the Russian region Kaliningrad. The title of the Project is Energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions in Kaliningrad Oblast. Six partners are involved: Lappeenranta University of Technology/Northern Dimension Institute, Finland, the Municipality of Oskarshamn, Sweden / Union of…

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BDF Summit and Annual Forum a Success

in BDF Events, News

The 13th Baltic Development Forum Summit and the European Commission’s 2nd Annual Forum on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region was held in Gdansk, Poland, 24-26 October under the title “New Ambitions for the Baltic Sea Region”. This year’s conference gathered ca. 750 participants, during which 126 questionnaires were conducted with our participants – representing approximately 17% of…

First big regional promotion project comes to an end

in BDF Events, News, Projects

On 24 November the final event of BaltMet Promo took place in Warsaw. The event, which was hosted by the City of Warsaw, summed up the results from the two-year EU-funded project, working to promote the Baltic Sea region to foreign markets in order to attract more investments, tourists and talents to the region. BDF is a project partner in…

Region Västra Götaland of Sweden new BDF Member

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Region Västra Götaland has joined BDF as member. With 1.6 million inhabitants, Västra Götaland in the heart of Scandinavia is one of Sweden’s biggest regions. It is a transport hub, thanks to Scandinavia’s major port in Gothenburg. It is an innovative industrial centre, with special strength in the automotive, life science, IT, textile, food and maritime sectors, and with R&D…

BDF Summit 2011 Website

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This year’s BDF Summit is organised in close cooperation with the EU Commission’s Annual Forum on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Therefore we have made a joint website with all information related to the event: Here we update information about programme, speakers, social activities, project and networking village activities, hotels etc. on a daily basis up…

Hans Skov Christensen receives the Star of Lithuanian Diplomacy

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On 28 August, during his visit to Denmark, Audronius Ažubalis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, presented the “Star of Lithuanian Diplomacy” to Hans Skov Christensen, former CEO of Confederation of Danish Industry and now Deputy Chairman of the Board of Baltic Development Forum. The ceremony took place at the Lithuanian Embassy in Copenhagen. In his address Foreign Minister Ažubalis…