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Discussion Paper: The Future of Europe and Globalization

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Baltic Development Forum together with the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) have launched a discussion paper titled “The Future of Europe and Globalization: Where is the Voice of the Baltic Sea Region?”. The paper has been developed by Dr. Christian Ketels, Harvard Business School, and Dr. David Skilling, Director of Landfall Strategy Group. The paper aims to…

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18th BDF Summit to be held in Stockholm, 8 November

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The 18th Baltic Development Forum Summit will take place on 8 November at The Brewery Conference Centre in Stockholm, Sweden, in conjunction with the 7th Strategy Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Taking stock of the current state of the Baltic Sea Region, the 18h BDF Summit will explore how we can find common ground in…

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BDF at VI Annual Forum of EUSBSR and the EU Digital Assembly, Latvia

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BDF took part in the 6th Annual Forum for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region in Jurmala, Latvia on 15-16 June. The Annual Forum was a great opportunity for networking with many of BDF´s good and close collaboration partners, for inspiration, and for discussion on the future direction for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea region. With…

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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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Political State of the Region Report 2013

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The 2013 Political State of the Region Report “Trends and Directions in the Baltic Sea Region” is a fresh take on answering amongst other things the question of: In what state is the Baltic Sea region (BSR) in 2013? What are the current challenges and opportunities? What are the current priorities of its countries? How has the EU Strategy for…

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ONE Baltic Sea Region (ONE BSR): Baltic Metropoles Accelerating the Branding and Identity Building of the Baltic Sea Region

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We would like to warmly welcome you to join the third ONE BSR meeting and learn about the activities and meet the experts of the European Union Baltic Sea Strategy flagship project. During the meeting current challenges related to talent retention, investment promotion and tourism attraction to the region will be discussed. The meeting will take place in Copenhagen at…

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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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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…

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EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region: have your say!

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The European Commission is inviting comments on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). The EUSBSR was launched in 2009.  It aims to make the Baltic Sea Region cleaner, more connected and more prosperous. The Strategy is a pilot initiative where the Macro-regional concept is tried and tested in a specific geographic area. The EUSBSR was followed by…

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Baltic Business Arena Update

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The Baltic Business Arena that will take place during the Summit and Annual Forum is expected to gather about 100 companies from all countries in the Baltic Sea Region. At this event the companies will discuss future business opportunities, new project ideas and new technology. There is a “green thread” among the chosen sectors for the event: Cleantech, Sustainable Construction,…