Seminar: A new momentum for Nordic-Baltic co-operation in a turbulent Europe?, Copenhagen

Brexit, Trump, refugee crisis and a changing global economy are challenging Europe. Where does that leave the Baltic Sea Region and what is the potential to tackle these challenges via stronger regional cooperation? Can the small, open economies in the Nordic-Baltic region respond with a common voice to influence the future of Europe?

Baltic Development Forum and the Nordic Council of Ministers have the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar on 23rd August 2017. Dr. Christian Ketels will present a recent paper on the future of Europe and globalization. Five Danish Ambassadors from the region will comment and debate.

Date: Aug 23, 2017
Time: 10.00-12.00
Location: Nordic House (Ved Stranden 18), Copenhagen, Denmark

10-10.30 Coffee, tea and registration
10.30-10.40 Welcome by Dagfinn Høybråten, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers
10.40-11.00 Keynote by Dr. Christian Ketels, Principal Associate from Harvard Business School and co-author of “The Future of Europe and Globalization: Where is the Voice of the Baltic Sea Region?”
11.00-12.00 5 Danish ambassadors address the issue from their respective points of view:
Mette Kjuel Nielsen, Iceland
Hans Brask, Latvia
Dan E. Frederiksen, Lithuania
Torben Brylle, Norway
Ove Ullerup, Sweden

Moderator Per Carlsen, Senior Advisor, Baltic Development Forum, Ambassador (ret.).

Sign up for the seminar here.

For more information, contact: Louise Hagemann Phone: +45 21 71 71 41 Email: loha(at)