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State of the Baltic Sea Region: Latest Insights

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On 6th February, Baltic Development Forum organized a seminar to share the latest insights on the state of the Baltic Sea Region with regards to competitiveness and economic development. The seminar was hosted by the Danish Ministry of Foreign affairs. The authors of the 2016 State of the Region Report, Dr. Christian Ketels, Harvard Business School and Stockholm School of…

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State of the Region: Seminar in Copenhagen 6 February

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BDF invites to an afternoon event to share the latest findings from the State of the Region Report, looking closer at how the Baltic Sea Region is doing in terms of competitiveness and innovation. The region´s economic performance continues to be solid and prosperity continues to grow across the Baltic Sea Region. Low interest rates however raise concerns about the…

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18th Baltic Development Forum Summit: State of the Region Report Launches

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During the 18th Baltic Development Forum Summit and the 7th Strategy Forum for the EUSBSR, BDF launched three new “State of the Region Reports” providing an economic and political outlook for the region and analyzing the perspectives for regional cooperation. The 18th BDF Summit explored the potential for growth, innovation and competitiveness in the current changing political and economic environment,…

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BDF Summit 2015: Exploring the State of the Region

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The 17th Baltic Development Forum Summit was held in Copenhagen on 23rd November under the heading “Europe-wide challenges, regional solutions”. The Summit gathered decision makers from business, government and academia across the Baltic Sea region for a one-day compact Summit with a focus on competitiveness and business and investment opportunities in the Baltic Sea Region. In her opening speech Lene…

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Welcome to the 17th Baltic Development Forum Summit 23 November

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Join us in Copenhagen on 23 November for a full day of inspiring presentations and discussion at the 17th Baltic Development Forum Summit. The 2015 edition of the State of the Region Report will provide a comprehensive review of the latest economic trends and developments. We will also discuss how the Juncker Plan might boost investment in the Baltic Sea…

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16th BDF Summit Kicks off: Growing Together – Growing Smart

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“We need to do better, and in a smart way” This morning Lene Espersen, Chairman of Baltic Development Forum (BDF) opened the 16th Baltic Development Forum Summit in Turku, Finland. EU Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn, Minister for Economic Affairs Jan Vapaavuori, and Mayor of Turku Aleksi Randell also took part in the opening session attended by more than…

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State of the Region Report 2013 – 10th Ed.

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Christian Ketels , Principal Associate Harvard Business School and Author of the State of the Region Series, in the first part of the Report provides a discussion of the recent trends in competitiveness across the Baltic Sea Region. The first part looks at the current economic climate in the Region, an important influence on the policy environment for long-term competitiveness…

Three very important and interesting reports from Baltic Development Forum

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”The Baltic Sea Region has lost export market shares but solid foreign direct investment suggests that this is a reflection of firms choosing to internationalise differently, not the result of lost competitiveness.” Christian Ketels, Principal Associate Harvard Business School and Author of the State of the Region Series, in part one of the report tells where we stand in term…

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BDF ranks 27th among International Economic Policy Think Tanks

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Baltic Development Forum has been named #27 International Economic Policy Think Tank in the world in the annual Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program survey conducted by the University of Pennsylvania. It’s the only Nordic institution listed in this category. The annual Global Go-To Think Tank Index ranks the world’s leading think tanks with the help of a panel of…

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New BDF Reports

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Four new BDF Reports were presented at the Summit in Gdansk.  Here you can read more about their content and download the reports in pdf-format (at bottom of page). State of the Region Report 2011 “The Baltic Sea Region has come out of the first phase of the global economic and financial crisis better than most of its peers”. This…