Cross-border communication creates common understanding

By Uffe Ellemann-Jensen,  Honorary Chairman BDF If we want the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region to be a success, we must involve the citizens and stakeholders in the area. Therefore, communication and information are crucial tools to reach that goal. Much has been done. But there is still a long way to go. [...]

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Welcome by Chairman of Baltic Development Forum, Hans Skov Christensen

New Realities – New Opportunities The economic and financial crisis has made for a turbulent last few years but courageous structural reforms across Baltic countries have cemented the Baltic Sea Region as not only a role model but as the top performing area in Europe. For this reason alone, optimism about the future is on [...]

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Call for Nominations – BSR Innovation Award 2013

BSR Innovation Award 2013 The Baltic Development Forum and BSR Stars are happy to announce the Baltic Sea Region Innovation Award. The aim of the award is to highlight the importance of innovation and is also a recognition of the fact that the Baltic Sea Region countries are among the most innovative economies in the [...]

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Welcome by Žaneta Ozoliņa, Professor of the University of Latvia

Welcome by Žaneta Ozoliņa, Professor of the University of Latvia

For almost a week, Riga will become a centre of regional discussions. Riga hosts not only the Summit of the Baltic Development Forum (BDF) but also the Baltic Council of Ministers. A long lasting commitment to the idea of regional integration has been shared in society of Latvia for a long time. This dedication has contributed, to [...]

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Welcome by Minister of Economics of Latvia, Daniels Pavļuts

Distinguished participants of the 15th Baltic Development Forum Summit, Dear Friends, It is my great pleasure and honour to welcome you to Riga, our capital! Riga is a vibrant economic and cultural center, one of the largest and most exciting cities in the Nordic-Baltic region, deeply rooted in this very dynamic part of Europe and [...]

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Succesful (open) coordination of the Baltic Sea region

Registration has opened for the 15th BDF Summit. We hope to see many international guests because the Baltic Sea Region and its EU countries are attracting more and more international attention in many fields – film, cuisine, culture, design, innovation and economic performance. Northern Europe and the Baltic region have become a zone of economic [...]

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Call for nominations for the Baltic Sea Award 2013

Call for nominations for the Baltic Sea Award 2013

Baltic Development Forum welcomes you to nominate a candidate which you find has made extraordinary contributions to the development of the Baltic Sea region. (The formal criteria are listed below) The Baltic Sea Award was established in 2007. This summer it is distributed for the 7th consecutive year. The event takes place at the BDF [...]

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The Release of State of the Region Report 2013

BDF is pleased to announce that the State of the Region Report™ 2013 – ‘The Top of Europe – Plowing Ahead in the Shadows of a Fractured Global Economy’ will be released at the 15th annual BDF Summit in Riga (29-30.05). This year’s publication of the State of the Region Report™ marks the 10 year [...]

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Welcome to Riga!

The Baltic Development Forum Summit is very pleased to return to Riga, 10 years after the first BDF Summit in the Latvian capital. With the return to Riga, BDF embarks on a new tour de metropolis around the Baltic Sea - a tour which has been completed over the past 15 years. We begin this new journey [...]

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The Copenhagen Conference a success

The overall responses regarding the conference were positive – an overwhelming amount of respondents viewed the conference as a success. The conference covered the current political and economic situation and the main area of interest for respondents was the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. The most popular session this year was Warming up [...]

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Award winners at the 2012 Summit

Lars Börjesson awarded the 2012 Baltic Sea Award for initiating the European Spallation Source – I am deeply honoured. I think it is a very big prize and it is a general prize so it goes to science and research and development, said professor in Condensed Matter Physics Lars Börjesson upon receiving the 2012 Baltic [...]

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