Suomeksi
 
 
The 25th Anniversary Seminar
The Pan-European Institute organised its 25th Anniversary Seminar on the 25th of October, 2012. The seminar dealt with the Baltic Sea region’s future challenges and opportunities in the fields of security, economy and environment, and gathered together policy-makers, corporate decision-makers and representatives of the Academia of over 10 different countries.

The seminar got a lot of positive feedback, among others, for instance, a letter from Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. Pan-European Institutes thanks all the participants and especially all the speakers for the interesting presentations and lively discussions.
 
Seminar Programme - October 25, 2012

13.00–13.05 
Opening

Aleksi Randell, Mayor, City of Turku, Finland
 
13.05–13.10
Introduction to the seminar
Kari Liuhto, Professor, Director of the Pan-European Institute, Finland
 
13.10–13.25 
Keynote speech:
Future of the Baltic Sea region
Erkki Tuomioja, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Finland
 
13.25–13.40
Keynote speech
: Energy outlook in the Baltic Sea region
Arvydas Sekmokas, Minister of Energy, Lithuania
 
13.40–13.55 
Keynote speech:
Security issues in the Baltic Sea region
Artis Pabriks, Minister of Defence, Latvia
 
13.55–14.10 
Keynote speech:
Future competitiveness of the education and research systems in  the Baltic Sea region
Jaak Aaviksoo, Minister of Education and Research, Estonia
 
14.10–14.30 
Discussion
 
14.30–15.00 
Coffee
 
15.00–15.30 
Presentation:
The impact of Russia’s WTO membership and the Eurasian Economic Union on the Baltic Sea region
Sergey Sutyrin, Professor, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
 
15:30–16:00 
Presentation:
Energy security in the Baltic Sea region
Tomas Malmlöf, Scientist, Department for Defence Analysis, Unit for Security Policy and Strategic Studies, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Sweden
 
16.00–16.30 
Presentation
: Baltic maritime transport – tense relationship between logistics and environmental regulations
Karl-Heinz Breitzmann, Professor, Managing Director, Baltic Institute of Marketing, Transport and  Tourism at the University of Rostock, Germany
 
16:30–17:00 
Presentation:
Future development of tourism in the Baltic Sea region
Wolf Born, Head of Section, Baltic Sea Affairs, Task Force EU-Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, State Chancellery Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
 
17.00–17.30 
Discussion
 
17.30  
Closing of the seminar

Kari Liuhto, Professor, Director of the Pan-European Institute, Finland
 
18.30
Evening reception organised by the City of Turku                                                          

Turku City Hall (Aurakatu 2)
 
 
The Pan-European Institute is grateful for the financial support of the following institutions:
 
Jenny ja Antti Wihurin rahasto - Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation
Liikesivistysrahasto - The Foundation for Economic Education
Turun kaupunki - The City of Turku
Turun Satama - Port of Turku
Turun Yliopistosäätiö - Turku University Foundation
Varsinais-Suomen liitto - The Regional Council of Southwest Finland

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