About the Summit

The UK Nordic Baltic Summit took place on the 19 and 20 January 2011. Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed Prime Ministers from the five Nordic and three Baltic countries to the Summit which was also be attended by policy innovators and business leaders from the UK and the Nordic-Baltic region.

Prime Minister

“This meeting brought together people and ideas from nine countries that face common challenges. We came together in London to listen and to learn and to capture ideas, the kind of ideas that can make our societies better places for our citizens to live in.”
Prime Minister David Cameron

The meeting, the first of its kind, brought together Prime Ministers, policy innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders from the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to discuss how best to boost economic growth, enterprise and job creation while improving people’s wellbeing. Delegates were asked to share examples of policy and business innovation during the Summit.

We have published the presentations shared by delegates on this website. We’d very much welcome your comments and feedback.

4 Responses to About the Summit

  1. Juha Suni says:

    The summit had much to do in boosting an underwater supergrid for electricity. Jaakko Pöyry company made a report about Britain and Ireland wind energy systems in the future and i read the report in 2009. This summit will have very practical topics also in teh next time in Sweden. I guess Ireland Republic would be a usefull participant, too. The Dutch share in Nordic energy is already very important in supergrid, oil, gas, bioenergy,e sp. biodiesel of Neste oil. Why not to ask Ireland and Netherlands to join in ?

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  3. Donagh says:

    I agree with you Juha. It would be advantageous to include Ireland in this conversation in the future given her common shared heritage with the Nordic states and more recently a newly forged relationship with the Baltic populations. Conversations around innovation benifit most from greater diversity among partners. Perhaps this was simply an oversight by the UK Government given the ongoing cross border collaoration ongoing in the field of social innovation on the island of Ireland

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