New Amber Road


The Amber & the New eAmber Road

The Amber Road was an ancient trade route for the transfer of amber from coastal areas of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea to the Adriatic and Mediterranean Sea. The Amber Route was a Roman-age commercial route in the general 200 BC – 200 AD timeframe. Prehistoric trade routes between Northern and Southern Europe were defined by the amber trade. As an important raw material, sometimes dubbed “the gold of the north”, amber was transported from the North Sea and Baltic Sea coasts overland by way of the Vistula and Dnieper rivers to ItalyGreece, the Black SeaSyria and Egypt thousands of years ago, and long after. (Wikipedia)

The old Amber Road is historical artifact with reborn contemporary significant. eRegion denotes Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-supported initiatives that transcend traditional borders and boundaries. Re-establishment of business and government relations on the nodes of the New Amber Road towards creation of eAmber Road presents both challenges and opportunities.

Education Action Group on the New eSilk & New eAmber Roads

The Education Action Group on the New eSilk & New eAmber Roads has been launched in the SAP University Alliance Regional Meeting with Extended Invitation to Grammar School Principals on September 19, 2016. The meeting was a component of the 6th eRegions Conference: Cross-border eSolutions & eServices Prototypes Development 2016Castle Jable, Slovenia. It was a follow-up event of the 2015 meeting Regional SAP University Alliance Meeting with Extended Invitation to the Rectors & Deans in the Danube Region.

Dr. Stanislav Raščan, Ambassador, Head, Department of Strategic Planning and Analysis, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia & Assistant Professor of International Security Policy, Graduate School of Government and European Studies, Kranj & eRegions Think Tank Chairman was named the group coordinator.

Recent Publications

Amber Year 2017, Novo mesto, Slovenia. Tourist information centre Novo mesto, January 12, 2017

The Helsinki–Tallinn tunnel: a Silk Road in the slush. By Peter Vesterbacka. Presentation of FinEst Bay Area idea. FinEst Link seminar in Helsinki. PASSAGE Project, Interreg Europe, November 21 2016

E-commerce: enhancing initiatives that facilitate the development of the e-commerce sector.
Program of the Polish Presidency in the Visegrad Group July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland

In visit to Poland, Xi links Silk Road with Amber Road
By Wang Fengfeng & Meng Na. Xinhua News Agency, 2016-06-21

1st International Conference of the Cities on Amber Roads. CIVIA – International Research Center for Ancient Roads and the Ways of Communication among Peoples, Republic of San Marino, 15/16 April 2016

Nordic countries lead EU in digital entrepreneurship
By Henriette Jacobsen, Journalist., Apr 5, 2016

Egypt interested in Latvia’s experience in transport infrastructure development
The Baltic Course, Riga, 24.03.2016

Cultural heritage and economic performance of the Amber Road today. Amber Road Conference 2016. Danube University Krems, Austria, March 22, 2016

China, Russia and the EU’s intermarium bloc
By Emanuele Scimia, independent journalist and foreign policy analyst. EUobserver, Brussels, March 14 2016

EU’s economy in 2016: tasks for Baltic States’ businesses
By Eugene Eteris, International Editor. The Baltic Course, Baltic States News, Copenhagen, 28.12.2015

Creative Economy Spearhead Themes in the Triangle City Cooperation In the Baltic Sea Region – A Feasibility Study 2015
By Dr. Mervi Rajahonka, Post-doc Researcher. Aalto University, School of Business, Small Business Center, Helsinki, pp 41

State of the Digital Region 2015 – Leveraging a Digital Baltic Sea Region
By Joakim Lundblad, PhD student in Economic Geography and Innovation Studies & Dr. Martin Andersson, Professor of Innovation Studies, Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy – CIRCLE, Lund University, pp 48, November 2015

Joint Statement of the Heads of Government of the Visegrad Group Countries
Visegrad Group, Bratislava on June 19, 2015

Baltic Adriatic. Work Plan of the European Coordinator
By Kurt Bodewig, European Coordinator. European Commission – Directorate General for Mobility and Transport, Directorate B – European Mobility Network, May 2015, pp 34

eSkills – Coding the Future
The challenge of meeting future e-skill demands in the Nordic-Baltic ICT hub. Top of Digital Europe, Baltic Development Forum, April 17, 2015, pp 12

Mapping digital agenda in the V4. Fragmented digital agenda in the V4 countries: how to go regional?
By Dániel Bartha, Managing Director and Milan Nič, Research Director. Central European Policy Institute (CEPI), regional think-tank, Bratislava, Slovakia, 16. Mar 2015

Rise of Regional Logistics Hubs in Global Trade. Role of Arctic Corridor in Finland
By Christophe Buyle. Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Thesis, 03.03.2015

The Global Competitiveness Report 2015–2016
By Professor Klaus Schwab, World Economic Forum, Editor & Professor Xavier Sala-i-Martín, Columbia University, Chief Advisor of The Global Competitiveness Report. World Economic Forum, Geneva 2015

Strengthening the logistics sector in the Baltic Sea Region. Experiences from the Amber Coast Logistics project
Amber Coast Logistics – ACL, Port of Hamburg Marketing, 2014, pp 26

Political State of the Region Report 2014. Baltic Sea Neighbourhoods – A Mega-Region in Progress?
By Bernd Henningsen, Tobias Etzold & Christian Opitz, Editors. Published by Baltic Development Forum, Copenhagen 2014, pp 70

Baltic-Adriatic Core Network Corridor Study, Draft Final Report
Prepared by: LeighFisher Limited, Jacobs Polska, NDCON, Paradigma, A STRA -PROJEKT d.o.o. – University of Maribor. November 2014, pp 549

Core Network Corridors. Progress Report
European Commission, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport, Directorate B – European Mobility Network, September 2014

Connecting Remote Areas of the Southern and Eastern Baltic Sea Region
Port of Hamburg Marketing, February 2014, pp 22

Universities of the Third Age in Poland. Emerging Model for 21st Century
By Andrzej Klimczuk, Independent Researcher, social gerontology and social policy. Journal of Education, Psychology and Social Sciences, pp. 8-14, October 2013

Regional & Cluster Competitiveness in the Baltic Sea Region
Contact: Karin Nygård Skalman, project leader. StarDust, The Cluster Observatory, c/o The Center for Strategy and Competitiveness, Stockholm School of Economics, 1 October 2013, pp 65

EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
European Commission, 13.9.2011

The Amber Road in Poland. State of research and perspectives
By Artur Błażejewski, University of Wroclaw, Archeologia Department. Archaeologia Lituana, January 2011

The Amber Road Center and Periphery
By Anders Hammarlund, Associate Professor, cultural historian, and music ethnologist & Head. Uppsala University, Department of Soviet and East European Studies. BalticWorlds, a scholarly journal, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) Södertörn University, Stockholm, March 24, 2010

Nordic Region
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