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PUBLIC EVENT d
Paides, Estonia  
11 - 12 August, 2017

Opinion Festival / Arvamusfestival

Opinion Festival is a meeting place for the entire community, that gives a word to different political views. Its mission is to improve opinion culture and civic education. The festival is open to all active-minded people in Estonia as well as elsewhere, who together would like to discuss issues that are important for all of us. Opinion Festival unites all society groups.

READ MORE & PROGRAMME: HERE

 

PUBLIC EVENT d
Cēsis, Latvia  
30 June - 1 July 2017

LAMPA conversation festival

The LAMPA conversation festival invites people to engage in conversations that lead to understanding. To diversity and its acceptance. To equality – where every opinion has the right to exist and be heard. To a desire to find out more and to take pleasure in doing so. The LAMPA conversation festival celebrates democratic culture and provides an open, engaging and joyful environment for vigorous and enthralling conversations for everyone who cares about Latvia and the world.

READ MORE & PROGRAMME: HERE

 

FORUM d
Berlin, Germany  
13 – 14 June 2017

8th annual EUSBSR forum

The 8th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR will be hosted by the Federal Foreign Office together with the Baltic Sea Commission and in close cooperation with the European Commission on 13 - 14 June 2017 in Berlin. About 800 participants from governments, international organisations, NGOs, universities, local and regional administrations and business will discuss a broad range of issues relevant for the Baltic Sea Region.

READ MORE: HERE

 

FORUM
Helsinki, Finland  
5 – 6 June 2017

World Circular Economy Forum

The ground-breaking event of the year gathers together the most recognised experts and decision makers in the field and presents the world’s best circular economy solutions. Be at the epicentre of the circular economy with 1,200 key people at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland, on the 5th and 6th of June 2017.
READ MORE & PROGRAMME: HERE




STUDYTRIP d
Kalundborg, Denmark and Helsingborg, Sweden  
8 - 9 May 2017

The BSR Stars S3 is hosting a two-day studytrip on bioeconomy and circular economy in the Baltic Sea Region, in collaboration with the Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio and the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth.

The objective of the event is to 1) share insights and lessons learned from Industrial Symbiosis development efforts in Kalundborg, Helsingborg and beyond in the Baltic Sea Region and 2) to explore the opportunities for further accelerating such sustainable development efforts through cooperation between partners from national and regional authorities, knowledge institutions and business in the Baltic Sea Region.

Program: Bioeconomy and circular economy in regions and countries in the Baltic Sea Region
Paper: Innovation in the Circular Economy (Pdf)
List of participants

Contact: Thomas Winther, tw@innogate.net

 

MEETING d
Riga, Latvia [HELD]
8 March 2017

Third meeting of the Baltic Sea Region Bioeconomy Council

The 3rd meeting in the BSR Bioeconomy Council is held in Riga 8. March 2017. The main theme of the meeting is how to develop sustainability criteria for the Baltic bioeconomy. The meeting is in two parts – in the first half we hear the views of people from the Nordic Council of Ministers, FAO, CBSS and more but after lunch the Danish think tank Sustainia facilitates a real workshop and dialog about how we can elaborate on the UN Sustainable Development Goals to contribute to a more sustainable bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region.

Meeting agenda: pdf

 

 

FORUM
Stockholm, Sweden [HELD]
8 - 9 November 2016

Stockholm - The 7th Strategy Forum of the EUSBSR

The 7th Strategy Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) will be hosted by Sweden together with the Nordic Council of Ministers and in close cooperation with the European Commission. The Strategy Forum will be held on 8-9 November 2016 at the Brewery Conference Centre in Stockholm, Sweden.
The overall theme of the 7th Strategy Forum is the future of the Baltic Sea Region and how to achieve a common vision for 2030. The Strategy Forum will be used to discuss how the EUSBSR can or should contribute to a desired development within its three objectives: Save the Sea, Connect the Region and Increase Prosperity. The slogan for the Strategy Forum is: One Region, One Future - Vision for the Baltic Sea Region 2030". The event is hosted by Sweden together with the Nordic Council of Ministers and in close cooperation with the European Commission.

Main session: Fashionable bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region organized by the Nordic Council of Ministers

 

MEETING d
Copenhagen, Denmark [HELD]
21 June 2016

2'nd Baltic Sea Region Bioeconomy Council meeting

The BSR Bioeconomy Council met for the second time on 21 June 2016 in Copenhagen. At the meeting Henning Klarlund from Roskilde University presented the report “Impact Study” to the Council addressing the issue of performance and impact indicators for assessing the progress of the bioeconomy development efforts in the Baltic Sea Region (see report under resources), and Iceland (by Matis) and Finland (by Digipolis) presented their respective initiatives aiming to bring together efforts of public and private stakeholders at the local, regional and national level – and beyond, internationally.
• Agenda
• See more about The Baltic Sea Region Bioeconomy Council

 

MEETING d
Luleå, Sweden & Piteå, Finland [HELD]
18 - 19 May 2016

Meeting of bio-clusters

On 18-19 May 2016 the Nordic Council of Ministers will call upon a number of bioeconomy clusters in the Baltic Sea Region (such as bio-clusters, life-science clusters, food clusters, forestry clusters, symbiosis clusters and clench clusters) for two days of experience sharing on how to actually and practically facilitate and fertilize growth in the bioeconomy at the local and regional level. More specifically business development peers will have an opportunity to discuss lessons learned as regards cluster development mobilisation; implementation of collaborative efforts; and pathways to ensure sustainability of efforts. Also, the regional and local bio-cluster proponents will have opportunity to discuss what could be the opportunities for connecting clusters to facilitate bioeconomy business-to-business cooperation and trade in the Baltic Sea Region. For this purpose the event will provide also a platform for companies to engage with regional authorities on how their bioeconomy business solutions may contribute to accelerate regional growth.

• See more about Bio-based clusters and business cooperation


MEETING d
Copenhagen, Denmark [HELD]
1 March 2016

The Baltic Sea Region Bioeconomy Council

The Baltic Sea Region Bioeconomy Council is a result of the cooperation efforts that since 2013 have aimed at developing a sustainable circular bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region. These efforts take place within the context of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR), within which the NCM coordinates the cooperation on bioeconomy. The Baltic Sea Region Bioeconomy Council is composed of leaders in development and implementation of enabling bioeconomy strategies, policies and initiatives in the Baltic Sea Region. The Council has members from local, regional, national, macro-regional and international governmental organisations, knowledge institutions and non-governmental organisations.

The first meeting of the Council will be organised on 1 March 2016 (10:00-15:00) at the Nordic Council of Ministers Secretariat in Copenhagen.
• See more about The Baltic Sea Region Bioeconomy Council

 

SEMINAR d
Stockholm, Sweden [HELD]
7 - 9 September 2015

Bioeconomy and Circular Economy Business Forum

This workshop was organised with a view to discuss how to engage more the private sector in efforts to realise the bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region
• Paper (pdf)
• Meeting report (pdf)

 

SEMINAR
Warsaw, Poland [HELD]
4 - 5 March 2015

Realizing the Bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region – Workshop III

3. Workshop on "Realizing Bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region"
• The 2015-2018 Strategy and Action Plan for the BSR Bioeconomy (Workshop paper) (pdf)

• Workshop Programme (pdf)
Full programme of the Warsaw workshop including speakers

• Presentations and Power Point slides
All presentations and Power Point slides used and presented by the speakers during the Warsaw Workshop

• List of participants in the Warsaw Workshop (pdf)

• Summary of Warsaw Workshop (pdf)

 

SEMINAR d
Berlin, Germany [HELD]
18 - 19 September 2014

Realizing Bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region II

2. Workshop on "Realizing Bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region"

• Impact, engaging the private sector and financing cooperation (Workshop paper) (pdf)
• Presentations and Power Point slides

All presentations and Power Point slides used and presented by the speakers during the Berlin Workshop
• List of participants in the Berlin Workshop (pdf)
• Summary of Berlin Workshop (pdf)

 

SEMINAR
Tallinn, Estonia [HELD]
26 - 17 March 2014

Realizing the Bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region I

On 26-27 March 2014 the Nordic Council of Ministers together with the Estonia Ministry of Agriculture hosted the first workshop of three planned for 2014 under the initiative “Realizing the Bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region”.

• Mapping of stakeholders, practices and opportunities (Workshop paper) (pdf)

• Workshop Programme (pdf)
Full programme of the Tallinn workshop including speakers

• Presentations and Power Point slides
All presentations and Power Point slides used and presented by the speakers during the Tallinn Workshop

• List of participants in the Tallinn Workshop (pdf)

• Summary of Tallinn Workshop (pdf)

 

WORKSHOP
Stockholm, Sweden [HELD]
11 December 2013

Bioeconomy as Engine of Growth in the Baltic Sea Region

This workshop is the first in a series of activities organized within the framework of the EUBSRS Horizontal Action Sustainable Development and Bioeconomy

• Workshop Programme (pdf)
• 5 Minutes Pitches (pdf)
• List of participants in the Stockholm Workshop (pdf)
• Summary of the Stockholm workshop (pdf)

 

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