2009 - Last year the Award was honored Ms. Arminta Saladžienė , Chairman of the Management Board of NASDAQ OMX Lithuania and of the Executive Committee of the Baltic Institute of Corpo-rate Governance, for her work regarding good corporate gov-ernance in the Baltic States.

2008  - The 2008 Award was honored Ms. Tarja Halonen , President of Finland, for her long-standing record of focusing on the common good for the Baltic Sea Region.

2007 - The first Baltic Sea Award in 2007 was honored the founder of Baltic Sea 2020 Mr Björn Carlsson , for his personal engagement to improve the environmental quality of the Baltic Sea

All the information can be found at http://www.bdforum.org/  

Award Criteria

The Baltic Sea Award aims to promote individuals or organizations that fulfil one or several of the following criteria:

  • Made an extraordinary contribution to Baltic Sea Region development.
  • Played a leading role or been a role model in the region’s economic development.
  • Strengthened economic cooperation between the countries in the region.
  • Developed new business concepts and research programmes.
  • Capitalized on competitive advantages in the region in a new and innovative way.
  • Made a contribution to the improvement of the regional challenges within climate, energy and environment.
  • Linked innovators and local universities in the trade and industry.
  • Concretely supported existing and growing regional clusters.
  • Attracted and stimulated regional driving forces.

Individuals or organizations from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden are eligible.

Video from the Award ceremony 2009: