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BDF takes part in building Priority Area Culture in Baltic Sea Region

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Projects like “The Baltic Sea History”, “Baltic Sea Heritage Atlas” and “Network of creative industries” are parts of a series of cultural initiatives that will give the region a positive and attractive image. At the same time it will recognize culture as a resource for creativity and innovation enhancing the potential for economic growth and employment. The aim of the…


BDF ”chief editor” of a macro-regional news website in the Baltic Sea Area

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Get your Baltic Sea Region news on BDF edited The overall objective of the website – called “newsWave” – is to improve information exchange and the cross-border communication between the countries of the region. Under the umbrella of the EU-financed ONE BSR project Baltic Development Forum will use innovative communication as a means to increase understanding and prosperity. The…


21st Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference, 28-29 August, St. Petersburg, Mariinsky Palace

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This week the Russian Federal Assembly hosted the 21st conference of the Baltic Sea region Parliamentarians at the regional assembly of St. Petersburg in the beautiful Mariinsky Palace. The topic of the meeting was energy, ecology, and social welfare: cooperation for a sustainable development of the Baltic Sea region. Baltic Development Forum’s Director Hans Brask was invited as a speaker…

20th anniversary of NEFCO

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BDF congratulates its member NEFCO (Nordic Environment Finance Corporation) on its 20th Anniversary today. NEFCO 20 Years of Green Investment in the Baltic Sea Region and Beyond The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) is an international finance institution established in 1990 by the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. To date, NEFCO has financed a wide range…

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…

2nd BaltMet Promo Policy Roundtable to be held in Tallinn

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The second BaltMet Promo Policy Roundtable will take place on 14 October, back-to-back with the First Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Aim, Themes and Programme of the Roundtable The aim of the Policy Roundtable is to facilitate a policy dialogue on issues related to the promotion and branding of, and identity-building in, the Baltic…

New Members of Baltic Development Forum: Bridging the region

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BDF is proud and pleased that the Øresund A/S and the Femern A/S have joined us as new members. In 2010 the Øresund Bridge celebrates its 10 years anniversary. 51 million vehicles and 194 million travelers have passed across the bridge, illustrating its huge importance and success. The vision is to establish the Øresund Region as a powerhouse that will…

A Think-Tank for the Baltic Sea Region

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BDF and relevant academic institutions around the Baltic Sea are trying hard to implement a virtual Think-Tank for the region. The aim of the Baltic Sea Region Think-Tank is to work with political, societal, cultural and historic questions of wider interest and thereby helping to raising awareness and mutual understanding in the Region. In order to keep the EU strategy…