Baltic Development Forum published a 2013 State of the Region Report.
In the first part Report provides a discussion of the recent trends in competitiveness across the Baltic Sea Region. The first part looks at the current economic climate in the Region, an important influence on the policy environment for long-term competitiveness upgrading.
The second part provides competitiveness diagnostics, covering data on economic outcomes, intermediate indicators and competitiveness fundamentals. It gives an updated overview of collaboration across the Baltic Sea Region. It tracks the activities of the main regional organizations and projects over the last year as well as the way the EU Baltic Sea Region Strategy has been implemented in specific projects but also more broadly in the broader activities of countries and sub-national regions across the Baltic Sea Region.
The third part of the Report looks at the state of emerging value chains in the Baltic Sea Region and the access to capital for small- and medium-sized companies (SMEs) across the Baltic Sea Region. The Report closes with some reflections on the way the Baltic Sea Region has changed since the first State of the Region Report was launched in 2004.
Read the full State of the Region Report 2013 here.