With a combined population of more than 85 million people, the Baltic Sea Region has the potential to become a beacon for sustainable development and green growth.
The Nordic Council of Ministers comes to Stockholm 8– 9 November 2016 as part of the 7th Strategy Forum for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). Many people consider the region to be a pioneer of sustainable development.
Bioeconomy plays a key role shaping the future
The bioeconomy provides a wide range of opportunities, e.g. in green energy and cutting food waste, an area in which the region is already “best in class”. Pilot projects have shown how a digital economy and innovation can be developed between cities for the benefit of the local populations.
However, the circle does not stop there. In Stockholm, you will learn about new and exciting views on how the bioeconomy plays a key role shaping the future in fashion by transforming wood fibres into fabrics for clothes, and you will learn how modelling a smart inclusive and sustainable Baltic Sea Region is pivotal to the internationalisation models for digital start-ups.
Prime Ministers to attend and share their visions
The prime ministers of Sweden, Mr. Stefan Löfven and Finland, Mr. Juha Sipilä will both join Secretary General Dagfinn Høybråten, and leading world experts from organisations such as H&M, Supercell and the Paper Province, as well as politicians and business leaders in Stockholm for the EUSBSR conference. Their presence is a testimony to the importance they attach to the young Baltic democracies, which celebrate their first quarter of a century this year.
It is also proof that building on trust and collaboration is the way forward and the catalyst for any new ideas, e.g. making the Baltic Sea Region a beacon for innovative new business by encouraging the bioeconomy.
Sessions and workshop during the 7th Strategy forum
Tuesday 8 November 2016
- Myth - busting trafficking in human beings (09:30 - 10:30, Workshop)
- Cultural gaming as an innovative and interactive tool for modelling smart and sustainable regions (10:40-11:50, Workshop)
- Bioeconomy and innovative solutions for a sustainable Baltic fashion industry in 2030 (12:30-13:00, Creative Lounge)
- Connecting for a digital market in the Baltic Sea Region (15:00-16:20, Main Session 1)
- Fostering innovation and growth in the bieoconomy through smart specialization (15:00-16:20, Workshop)
- Fashionable bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region (16:30-17:30, Main Session 2)
- Internationalisation models for digital start-ups in the Baltic Sea Region (16:30-17:30, Workshop)