Please join us as we celebrate our 25th anniversary with

LEVEL UP FOR COOPERATION – 25th Anniversary Webinar of The Baltic Institute of Finland

Thursday 22 October 2020 13.00-15.15 CEST (14.00-16.15 Finnish time)


13.00 Opening: Building a Better City through International Cooperation
Anna-Kaisa Ikonen, Member of Finnish Parliament; Chairman of Tampere City Council

13.15 Keynote: Could the Baltic Sea Region Be the Goodest Region on Earth?
Simon Anholt, Founder and Publisher at The Good Country Index and The Global Vote; Independent Policy Advisor


14.15 Break

14.20 Transition to a Circular Economy: A Call for Better International Cooperation
Mari Pantsar, Director, Carbon-neutral circular economy, Sitra

14.40 Preparing for the Next Generation EU
Alexander Stubb, Director of the School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute; Former Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, and Foreign Minister of Finland

15.10 Closing remarks
Esa Kokkonen, Director, The Baltic Institute Finland

15.15 Webinar ends


REGISTER HERE by 21 October 2020


The Baltic Institute of Finland (BIF), part of the Tampere City Group, is one of the leading organisations for Baltic Sea region cooperation. It has strong international networks and references from more than 100 international projects especially on innovation cooperation between cities and regions. In recent years, BIF has promoted Baltic Sea region and European cooperation in topics such as bio and circular economy, smart city solutions, start-ups, and industrial renewal. BIF has actively contributed to the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) since the initiation of the strategy in the European Parliament in 2005. Since Autumn 2018, BIF has acted as a policy area coordinator for the EUSBSR Policy Area Innovation.