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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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Hans Brask: Governance crisis in the Baltic Sea region cooperation?

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The European Commission will soon present a communication on governance in the Baltic Sea Region cooperation. This is a very timely initiative, since the regional cooperation calls for leadership and guidance at a time where the planned meeting of the CBSS Heads of Government in Turku has been cancelled due to the Ukraine/Crimean-crisis with Russia: Some Prime Ministers just do…

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…

The Baltic Sea Conference 2013 Report is now available

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The “Baltic Sea Conference 2013 – Blue Growth, Sustainability and Water Industries”, held in Copenhagen on 3 October 2013, brought together high-level participants from the European Commission and Danish government, and actors from throughout the Baltic Sea Region – from different sectors and levels of decision making – in order to chart the way forward for an environmentally sound and…

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 Summit and Annual Forum a Success

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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…

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Council conclusions on the review of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

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The agenda of the General Affairs Council (GAC) meeting yesterday (15 November) included the adoption of Council conclusions on the review of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Reference was made to the extensive debates on EUSBSR implementation as well as the review related consultations conducted within the framework of Polish Presidency of the Council. The Commission was…

BDF Summit 2011 will be held in Gdansk, Poland

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BDF Summit 2011 will be held in the heart of the old city of Gdansk. The Summit will take place in Gdansk 24-26 October 2011. It will be organised in association with the Polish Presidency of the EU, Pomoskie region and the city of Gdansk. The 13th Baltic Development Forum (BDF) Summit will be held together with the European Commission’s…

BDF at the First Annual EU Strategy Forum in Tallinn

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The BDF Secretariat closed as all staff members travelled to Tallinn to participate in the first annual forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region 14-15 October. The Forum is organized by the European Commission and includes a presentation and discussion of the first draft implementation report that the Commission will present later, as well as updates on…

Danish seminar on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, Europe 2020 and Green Growth

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Seminar on the Danish priorities and action areas, 23rd of September 2010, 8.30-13.00, Langelinie Allé 17, København Ø. Denmark has assumed considerable responsibility for implementing the EU strategy for the Baltic Sea region, which may become a new framework for European and regional integration, but how far have we reached with implementation of the strategy? How can it be used…